Goat Farm and Hambidge raise the bar for annual art auction


  • Courtesy of the Hambidge Center

The Goat Farm Arts Center and the Hambidge Center are raising the bar for this year’s 20th Annual Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala. In addition to a silent auction with work from over 175 established and emerging artists (selected by manager of Kibbee Gallery, Ben Goldman, and director of curatorial affairs at the Zucherman Museum, Teresa Bramlette Reeves), there will also be new performances and installations from the [http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2015/03/06/goat-farm-and-hambidge-announce-field-experiment-finalists]. Field Experiment, a public action initiative aimed to help realize the project of an individual or collaborative creative talent, seeks interactive, cross-disciplinary, and community driven ideas that would be accessible to the public. Each of the risk-taking, big-dreaming creatives was commissioned $2,000 for beta-projects of their final concepts to present at the event.

Attendees get to vote for their top choice. At the end of the event, the fan-favorite team will receive a Hambidge residency. Later, on June 5, the curatorial team for Field Experiment will select their winner, who will be awarded a $20,000 commission to realize their vision to its full potential on the streets of Atlanta in fall of 2015. The finalists, who were chosen from over 130 submissions of artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries around the world, include Jeffrey Collins; Micah and Whitney Stansell; Mark Wentzel; Kris Pilcher, Kevin Byrd, and Dale Adams; and Mel Chin and Severn Eaton.

The bidding for silent auction items will be completed digitally through mobile devices on site during the event and remotely through the Hambidge auction website. Online viewing and bidding will begin on Mon., May 25 and end on the day of the auction, Sat., May 30. A private preview party will be held at 5 p.m. on the day of the event, while general admission begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50-$225, and all proceeds will go to the Hambidge Center. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

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