2018 Benefit + Silent Auction

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6–9pm

EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

For their outstanding support and contribution, we honor, in the Artist, Individual, and Community Partner categories:
Kenya (Robinson)
Ann & Lee Fensterstock
Juan Morel Campos Secondary School
Thomas Cole Baron, Laura Burton, Ian Cofre, Rachel Klinghoffer, Ellie Rines, and Niama Safia Sandy

Our annual benefit raises the vital funds to realize our mission. We work to ensure equitable access to professional and learning opportunities in contemporary art by building a vibrant, engaged, and inclusive community of artists, curators, and youth. We create spaces for artistic and local communities to invest in social sustainability through reciprocity, civic engagement, and other forms of giving back through the intersection of art, curatorial practice, and education. During the event, the artwork in our silent auction is on display. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served, and the music playlist is curated by Molly Surno and Jay Davis. If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a student or making a donation below.

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Golnar Adili
Nobutaka Aozaki
Javier Arce
Amna Asghar
Ana Benaroya
Michael Bilsborough
Dike Blair
Joe Bochynski
Elizabeth Bonaventura
Melissa Brown
Trey Burns
Jenny Carpenter
Noa Charuvi
Lauren Clay
Lauren Comito
william cordova
Corydon Cowansage
Paul D’Agostino
Iara Celeste Diaz
Mark Dion
Nick Doyle
Angela Dufresne
Sharona Eliassaf
Daniel Gerwin
Anthony Giannini
Eleanor Giron
Ethan Greenbaum
Leah Guadagnoli
Adam Handler
Cody Healey-Conelly
Amber Heaton
Brett Henrikson
David Huffman
Roxanne Jackson
Tamara Johnson
Field Kallop
Ajamu Kojo
Karen Lederer
Amy Lincoln
Karen Marston
Leopold Masterson
Anette Millington
Marilyn Minter
Beatrice Modisett
Aliza Morell
Rebecca Morgan
Kimo Nelson
Christie Neptune
Pierre Obando
Anna Oritz
Arthur Peña
Allison Reimus
Daniel Rich
Kenya (Robinson)
Esther Ruiz
Kristen Sanders
Peter Schenck
Dread Scott
Claire Sherman
Diana Shpungin
Cynthia Talmadge
Amanda Thackray
Joanne Ungar
Elizabeth Velazquez
Cibele Vieira
Rachel Mica Weiss
Roger White
Kehinde Wiley
Sun You
Kevin Zucker


Consider sponsoring a student or one of our programs by making a donation.




$100: Sponsor a student to attend the event with their family.

$250: Provide exhibition supplies to our Project Curate program for high school students.

$500: Cover the year’s cost for our Youth Advisory Board or keep our performance series free by paying a performance artist.

$1,000: Fund a classroom with art supplies for a year or an artist’s solo exhibition (all of which goes to the artist).

$2,500: Pay a teaching artist’s salary for a semester in one of our partnering public schools or fund two artists in our summer residency for new collaborations.

$5,000: Support the wage for a curator to teach the curatorial process to youth over an academic year or fund the venue costs for Single Channel, a video art festival featuring 20 artists free and open to the public.

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