22nd annual Bray Benefit Auction and "Alice in Wonderland" Brickyard Bash
Join us as we celebrate the Bray during our 22nd annual Bray Benefit Auction and “Alice in Wonderland” Brickyard Bash on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 6 pm.
The Bray Benefit Auction—including Cup, Silent and Live Auctions—showcases work from more than 80 ceramic artists. Beginning on June 14, all auction items will go on display in conjunction with the opening reception for the 2018 Resident Artists Exhibition; bidding on the cup and silent auction items will begin the same day.
The Brickyard Bash began in 1984 to celebrate the purchase of the Bray family brickyard and to thank the community for its’ support. Under the direction of Kurt Weiser, the acquisition of 25 acres allowed for new studios, improvement to the clay business facilities, and according to Weiser, opportunities for the residents to “stretch out and do things they never did before”.
The annual Bray Benefit Auction is the Bray’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support the residency program. The Bray’s residency program supports artists by offering rent-free studios, subsidized material and firing costs, as well as direct funding through fellowships and stipends.