Doors will open with a cocktail reception to preview the artwork sponsored by New Orleans Rum and Abita Beer before the much-anticipated live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Artists, musicians, actors, art collectors and arts supporters will gather for this always-memorable evening to raise money for artist healthcare. All auction items can be previewed on the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery website at www.jonathangallery.com starting November 2nd.
ARTDOCS Artists Receiving Treatment Doctors Offering Crucial Services is a 501(c)3 organization that provides access to healthcare services to New Orleans visual artists, writers, musicians and performing artists who are uninsured and of limited financial means.
Almost all of the funding for this program is generated from the Benefit Art Auctions held every other year at different creative locations around New Orleans. In order to continue providing our current level of healthcare services, this year’s Benefit Auction aims to raise over $60,000. This year’s event is being hosted at The Art Klub, a former funeral home owned by the renowned artist Michalopoulos. It has been transformed into a multifunctional art space for performing arts, visual arts, fashion shows, and special events. Art Klub, developed by Artist Inc., is a retreat where artists and art lovers unite under one roof.
The 8th ARTDOCS Benefit Art Auction will feature 29 of New Orleans’ top contemporary artists in a live auction by noted auctioneer Adam B. Marcus.
Featured artists include:
Raine Bedsole, Brian Borrello, Douglas Bourgeois, Blake Boyd, Teresa Cole, Anita Cooke, Bob Compton, Stephen Paul Day, Skylar Fein, Jonathan Ferrara, Frenchy, Justin Forbes, Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S), Dave Greber, Sally Heller, Krista Jurisich, Steve Martin, James Michalopoulos, Adam Mysock, Jennifer Odem, Michael Pajon, Sibylle Peretti, Elizabeth Shannon, Dan Tague, Robert Tannen, Tanner, Charlie Varley, Sidonie Villere and Monica Zeringue