Affirmation Arts at 523 West 37th Street in Manhattan will be the elegant venue for the 2019 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction, taking place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. But even if you can’t make it down to the City that evening, you can still participate in the Silent Auction portion by bidding online at www.paddle8.com or via the downloadable Paddle8 app. To view all the collectible fine art photography up for auction this year, visit https://bit.ly/2kTwOiD. You’ll find works by such legendary names as Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Vivian Maier and Weegee, plus dozens of other top practitioners of the art, early, modern and contemporary.
If you can be there in person, of course, you’ll get to savor “scrumptious appetizers” along with the excitement of the live auction, where winning bids are expected to range from about $300 to as high as $10,000. And you’ll witness the ceremony in which the Center for Photography at Woodstock honors Dawoud Bey with its 2019 Vision Award and the recently deceased Alan Siegel with its Affinity Award. Funds raised through the annual auction help support CPW’s artist programs, including workspace, residencies and exhibitions.
Tickets for the CPW Awards & Benefit Auction event cost $125+ in advance and $150 at the door, pending availability. To order, visit www.cpw.org.