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2018 Auction

 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.

 View the Live Auction Digital Catalog Here

Phone and Email Bids

Those unable to attend on July 28 are encouraged to take part in the auctions by proxy.

During business hours, you may register for a bidder number by contacting the Bray North Gallery, 406/443-3502 ext. 18.

Once you have registered as a bidder and have a bidder number, you may bid by email (bid@archiebray.org), or by phone (406/443-3502 ext. 18).

All bids received by email and through voicemail will be confirmed by the end of the next business day. If you do not receive a confirmation email or call, we may not have received your bid. Please call the Bray North Gallery if in doubt.

Phone and email bids will be accepted until 5 pm MDT on Friday, July 27.

During the auction the Bray will provide a designated proxy bidder to bid on your behalf. Proxy bidders will only use as much of your maximum bid as is necessary to maintain your position as high bidder and the final price may be less than your maximum. All proxy bids will be held in strict confidence.