On January 18, please join a group of artists and arts professionals to raise money and awareness for No More Deaths, a non-profit organization in Southern Arizona working to protect the lives of migrants through advocacy and by providing food, water and medical assistance. Join us for an auction evening to view and bid on donated art from artists to support this cause. Participating artists include Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Andra Ursata, Michael Bauer, Sam McKinniss, Amy Sillman, Betty Tompkins, AL Steiner, Eli Hansen and many others. Enjoy complimentary food from Roberta's, wine from Bloomer Creek Vineyards and beer from Alphabet City Brewing Company. Learn more about the mission and challenges faced by No More Deaths from long-term volunteer Catherine Gaffney. Buy advance tickets for $25 or $30 at the door.
All proceeds from art and ticket sales go to the humanitarian organization No More Death/No Mas Muertes, which works to end death and suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Volunteers engage in direct humanitarian intervention, providing food, water and medical aid to people in need as they cross the border. Donate directly to No More Deaths here.
“Artists bring profound and pressing social issues to the fore in ways that go beyond sound bites,” said David Fierman, auction chair and director of FIERMAN gallery. “By engaging NYC’s creative community, No More Deaths Benefit is leveraging the power of art to concrete good at a grassroots level.”
“Every year thousands of people are killed, injured, or exploited as they attempt to make the dangerous crossing on our southern border. With a hardline presidential administration set to take office in 2017, this decades-long humanitarian crisis will only intensify—and the work of No More Deaths is more important than ever,” said Catherine Gaffney of No More Deaths. “This auction will provide crucial support as we step up our efforts to respond to the growing threat to migrant lives.”
The January 18 premiere event begins at 7 p.m. at Salon 94 Freemans (1 Freeman Alley).
The online auction, hosted by Paddle8 will run from January 18 through January 31, 2017.
John Ahearn • Michael Bauer • Anna Boghiguian • Andrea Bowers • Kathe Burkhart • Matt Connors • Nick Farhi • Joe Fyfe • Ektor Garcia • Elizabeth Glaessner • Nora Griffin • Eli Hansen • Karen Heagle • Rachel Higgins • David Horvitz • Jess Johnson • Corinne Jones • Matthew Kirk • Shawn Kuruneru • Emily Noelle Lambert • Molly Larkey • Zoe Leonard • Eric LoPresti • Lee Maida • Gordon Matta-Clark • Sam McKinniss • Monique Mouton • Dominic Nurre • William J. O'Brien • Alix Pearlstein • Jack Pierson • Hayal Pozanti • Michelle Rosenberg • Matthew Savitsky • David Scher • Amy Sillman • Laurel Sparks • AL Steiner • Betty Tompkins • Mierle Laderman Ukeles • Andra Ursuta • Jimmy Wright + more.
Natalie Bell, New Museum; Samuel Biederman, NYC Department of Parks; Deric Carner, artist; David Fierman, FIERMAN Gallery; Jessie Gold, choreographer; Elizabeth Gwinn, The Studio Museum in Harlem; Mika Harding, Salon 94; Rachel Higgins, artist; Victoria Keddie, Scott Kiernan, ESP TV; Kristen Lorello, Kristen Lorello Gallery; Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays; Todd Von Ammon, Team Gallery.