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9th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party


Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

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You are cordially invited to attend

The 9th Annual  t r a n s f o r m e r 

Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Friday, November 30, 2012, 8-11pm

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street, NW


Featuring over 160 artworks by locally, nationally, and internationally based emerging & established artists.

Savories, sweets, and drinks provided by several of Washington DC’s finest restaurants.

Music by DJs Yellow Fever + special guests

Attendance is $150 if purchased on or before November 16; 

$175 after November 16. 

Advance Ticket Purchase is Required.

Silent Auction bidding will take place from 8 – 9:30pm. 

Auction sales will be announced starting at 9:45pm.

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX payment will be accepted for all artwork purchases.

All artwork will need to be picked up at Transformer or delivered by HMB post-Auction.

Auction proceeds benefit  t r a n s f o r m e r  programs.

Valet Parking will be available.

Many thanks to our Diplomatic Chair, The Ambassador of Spain, His Excellency                            Ramón Gil-Casares.

Shigeko Bork, Kate Damon, Andrea Evers, Rebecca Fishman, Izette Folger, Ilyse Hogue, Allison Marvin, Pilar O’Leary, Hayley Gordon Pivato


Platinum (Founders of Transformer’s Visionary Leaders’ Circle)
James Alefantis, Brian Baker - Bad Religion, Chris Dorobek -, Andrea Evers, Izette & Neil Folger, John Olson & Tom Kim, Beth Wehrle & Matthew Miller, Heather & Tony Podesta, David Hatfield & Sidney Stolz, Matt Voorhees - Anybill

Susan Alefantis - Alefantis & Associates, Marion Blakey, Shigeko & Timothy Bork, Kimberly Casey - Washington Fine Properties, Matthew Thompson & Gerry Coates, Kate Damon - kaze design, Debbie Alex & David Harris, Dale A. Mott & Ken P. Hyle, Daryl Judy - Washington Fine Properties, Andrea Kirstein - Kirstein Family FoundationKaren Sommer Shalett - DC Magazine

Jana Abel, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Cafritz, The Dan Cameron Family Foundation, Bitsey Folger, Elizabeth Glover - Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill, KristiK. Guiter, KKG Communications, Sandylee & Michael Maccoby, Pilar & Bill O’Leary, Janice Kim & Anthony Otten, Robert Harris & Scott Sabiston, Cameron Shosh - Century 21 Redwood Realty, Paul So - Hamiltonian Artists, Brian Wolff

Sylvia Ripley & Christopher Addison - Addison/Ripley Fine ArtAshley AllenJosé Solís Betancourt - Solís Betancourt & SherrillChristopher BoutlierCatharina Wrede BradenToni & Ned BrodyAlison & Tom CasselsJean & Gary CohenGreg Albright & Wes CombsJamie Smith & Leigh Conner - CONNERSMITH.Kay Kendall & Jack DaviesDebbie & Brad DockserChristopher Sperl & Christopher ErckertKathleen Eder & Greg ErdmanPraveen FernandesRebecca FishmanAnnie GawlakTara & Steve GoldenbergToni & Robert GordonBill Wallace & Thom HallerLarry J. HawkMia Guizzetti Hayes & Peter HayesLindsay Smith & Jason HerrickMaria HutchesonJulia Eisman & Brian KomarMirella & Dani LevinasCarole Feld & David C. LevyBenjamin LoewyLydia & Scott LoganKathlene Collins & David LowensteinAnn LuskeyAlexandra MigoyaKipp Rhoads & Robert MoossyIlyse Hogue & John NeffingerKim & Patrick NettlesJennifer NolandCheryl NumarkTim Christensen & Walter OchinkoPeter Pappas, Molly Peacock - Burt & Peacock PLC, Hayley Gordon PivatoSophie PrévostJoe Rodota, Forward Observer, IncDana & Tim Rooney - All Around TechnologyLaura SesanaRobert ShapiroPaul Sherrill - Solís Betancourt & SherrillKimball StroudYui Suzuki & Akio TagawaLucian Perkins & Sarah TanguyDaren ThomasMariella & Michael TragerMarc Albert & Stephen TschidaSeptime Webre - The Washington BalletAndrea Hailey & David WilliamsonSissy & Angus Yates


Optimus Prime
Buck’s Fishing & Camping
Comet Ping Pong
DC Magazine
kaze design

Elita One
Darryl Carter, Inc.
HMB Art Transfer
Occasions Caterers

Ultra Magnus
Altria Group
The Bonner Group

JD Ireland
Lori Graham Design
Rippeteau Architects PC
RJ Whyte Event Production
Think Make Build

Alpha Trion
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Evers & Co. Real Estate Inc.
FitzGibbon Media
Jacobsen Architecture
PN Hoffman / Northern Exchange
Washington Fine Properties

Restaurant Sponsors
transformer is honored to have the support of the James Beard Foundation’s 2011 “Outstanding Chef” José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup, and José’s flagship DC restaurant Jaleo, as the primary chef/restaurant supporter of our 9th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party.

Ace Beverage
A.M. Wine Shoppe
American Ice Co.
The Atlas Room
Bistrot Lepic
Bistrot Le Zinc
Cashion's Eat Place
Catering by Chef
Chez Billy
Daily Grill
Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato
L’Enfant Café & Bar
Macaron Bee
Masa 14
Paisley Fig
Patty Boom Boom
Room 11
Sea Catch
Toki Underground
Ulah Bistro
Whole Foods
YO! Sushi

Please visit for a list of participating artists and sponsors.

Auction Invite


Images of selected works in the 2012 Auction (l. to r.): Andrew Kozlowski, Bag, 2010; Veronika Marquez, Camila (self portrait), 2010; Ryan Hill, Untitled (Detail), 2012; Akemi Maegawa, Spring Daruma, 2012; Maggie Michael, Library of Congress Series: Sacred and Undeniable Self-Evident (Thomas Jefferson’s edits to The Declaration of Independence) Green Crescent, 2012

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When & Where

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)

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TRANSFORMER is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 non-profit, artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally. Partnering with artists, curators, and cultural institutions, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts. Programs and services are designed to help artists grow their audience and patronage while educating them about opportunities for sustainability. Transformer works to strengthen community by supporting emerging artists in their development.

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