Benefit Art Auction 2016, June 7, Fort Mason Center


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

VIP Preview

General Admission


Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
Center for Arts & Culture

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Get directions here

Headlands’ biggest event
and fundraiser of the year!

Live & silent auctions featuring work from leading contemporary artists, immersive art installations and projects by Jose Figueroa, Sarah Klein, Nicole Lavelle, Tucker Nichols, and Jenny Sharaf, and sensational food & drinks.

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VIP Preview

General Admission


Week of Event

Individual Sponsorship

Proceeds directly support Headlands Center for the Arts’ mission, artists, and public programs.
Headlands is proud to offer up to 50% commission to participating artists.

Live Auction

We are pleased to include the following artists in our LIVE AUCTION. Click any artwork below for more information, and visit Artsy to begin advance bidding!

Ruth Asawa Binh Danh Tara Donovan Jim Hodges Pieter Hugo Terence Koh Michael Light Hung Liu Dave Muller Ben Peterson Gwenaël Rattke Lesley Vance Margo Wolowiec


Visit Artsy to bid now!

Headlands Alumni in italics

Johnny Abrahams Nick Aguayo Miguel Arzabe Ruth Asawa Teresa Baker Leo Bersamina McArthur Binion Vanessa Blaikie Debra Bloomfield Marco Breuer Val Britton Rachelle Bussières Jedediah Caesar Jim Campbell John Chiara Kate Costello Marsha Cottrell Binh Danh Erin Diebboll Tara Donovan Christopher Duncan Amy Ellingson Bella Foster Andy Freeberg Terri Friedman Jason Fulford Ted Gahl Brett Goodroad Katy Grannan Doug Hall Joseph Hart Joseph Havel Jim Hodges Julian Hoeber Lonnie Holley Pieter Hugo Cynthia Ona Innis Kaveh Irani Colter Jacobsen Anthony James Isaac Julien Brad Kahlhamer Amy Kaufman Elisabeth Kley Terence Koh David Korty Karine Léger Michael Light Hung Liu Lauren Luloff Erica Mahinay Aspen Mays Alicia McCarthy Sean McFarland Klea McKenna Allison Miller Dave Muller Jennie Ottinger Ben Peterson Sopheap Pich Joey Piziali Jami Porter-Lara Michele Pred Gwenaël Rattke Meghann Riepenhoff Clare Rojas Blaise Rosenthal Christina Seely Davina Semo Jane Springwater Cole Sternberg Lisa Swerling Josephine Taylor Wayne Thiebaud Penelope Umbrico Lesley Vance Catherine Wagner Richard T. Walker Ryan Wallace Lindsey White May Wilson Margo Wolowiec Aaron Wrinkle


Headlands is excited to offer unique art, food, and travel experiences. Bid now on Artsy!

Antwerp Fashion Week Sneak-Peek Happy Hour with Leah Rosenberg Kenwood Getaway Vacation Los Angeles Art Tour Tour & Private Dinner at Minnesota Street Project SCRIBE Winery Hacienda Tasting

Pop-up Shop

Swing by the Headlands Benefit Auction Pop Up Shop to take home our latest editions. Learn more or shop now at

Sundial Studies
Ben Medansky
Bento Wrap
Jenny Sharaf
Anzfer Farms
Anzfer Farms
Large Wooden Spoons
Damon Little
Small Wooden Spoons
Damon Little
Multi-Stem Vase
Heath Ceramics
Single Stem Vase
Heath Ceramics
Sugar Bowl
Heath Ceramics
Trophy Candles
Lauren DiCioccio
Lookout & Wonderland
Luke Fischbeck
Luke Fischbeck
Matt Dick, Small Trade Company
Napkin Set
Chop Block and Scabbard
Scott Tal
Resin Planter
Tina Frey
Resin Planter
Tina Frey
Resin Planter
Tina Frey
Resin Planter
Tina Frey
Tea Towel
Tucker Nichols
Tea Towel
Tucker Nichols
Tea Towel
Tucker Nichols
New Factory

Thank You

Board of Directors

Drusie Davis, chair
Jim Abrams
Melissa Barber
William Bondy
Rimma Boshernitsan
Marnie Burke de Guzman
Chris Deam
Lohren Green
Erin Hastings
David Maisel
Larry Mathews
Tucker Nichols
Ben Ospital
Joey Piziali
Deborah Rappaport
Evie Simon
Claire Spaht
Robin Strawbridge
Christy Swildens
Sharon Tanenbaum
Aaron Waxman

Advisory Council

Daniel Alarcón
Yves Béhar
Aaron Betsky
Jessica Boncutter
David Byrne
Anna Deavere Smith
Jennifer Dowley
Dave Eggers
Sakurako Fisher
Ann Hamilton
Kim Hastreiter
Chinaka Hodge
Lewis Hyde
Mark Jensen
Ruby Lerner
Christy MacLear
Julie Mehretu
Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
Sina Najafi
Jock Reynolds
Mary Robinson
Dylan Simonds
Kelly Sultan
Alice Waters

Advancement Committee

Sharon Tanenbaum, chair
Nicole Avril
Rimma Boshernitsan
Lucie Charkin
Amy Charles
Sabrina Eliasoph
Woody Hambrecht
Amanda Hughen
Larry Mathews
Gabrey Means
Evie Simon
Mara Sohn

Auction Co-Chairs

Melissa Barber
Rimma Boshernitsan
Jessica Silverman
Evie Simon

Auction Committee

Charlie Adamski
David Bjorngaard
Lauri Firstenberg
Rhea Fontaine
Amber Goldstein
Courtney Kass
Amy Kisch
Emily Lambert
Martin Maguss
David Maisel
Micki Meng
Sarah Owen
Joey Piziali
Lauren Ryan
Claire Spaht
Laura Sweeney
Christy Swildens
Sharon Tanenbaum
Stephanie Tuttle

Individual Sponsors


Drusie & Jim Davis
Susan McLaughlin
Deborah & Andy Rappaport
Evie & Ryan Simon
Christy & Hans Swildens


Claire & Holden Spaht


Tinsley & Thomas Hutson-Wiley


Jim Abrams & Mario Russo
Nancy & Joachim Bechtle
Rimma Boshernitsan & Mark Vinokur
John Dains
Christine & Curtis Gardner
Lizelle & Martin Green
Larry Mathews & Brian Saliman
Anthony & Celeste Meier
Anne-Marie & Wylie Peterson
Becky Roberts-Ascher
Lauren & Thomas Ryan
Sharon Tanenbaum & Matrisha Person
Sonya Yu & Zachary Lara
Annie Robinson Woods & Montgomery Woods


Charlie Adamski
Louise & Max Armour
Jennifer Betka
Deborah Bishop & Michael Lieberman
David Bjorngaard & Sean Tryder
William Bondy
Meriko Borogove
Stephanie & Mark Breitbard
Amy & Peter Charles
Courtney & Seth Dallaire
Julie Dowling & Steven Platzman
Sabrina Eliasoph & Mark Walsh
Tad Freese
G2 Insurance
Nancy & Ross Goldstein
Linda & Jon Gruber
Kristin & Jesse Herzog
Hosfelt Gallery
Courtney Kass
Rebecca & Eric Lendl
Cynthia Loukides & Paul Harrison
Caroline Scott Low
Doug Mandell
Leigh & Bill Matthes
Lital Mehr
Oliver Guide
Leslie & Scott Olrich
Mary Robinson
Susan Rosenberg
Lori & Jeff Runnfeldt
Hilah & Jake Schutt
Bettina & Payton Stiewe
Robin & Geoff Strawbridge
Laura Smith Sweeney
Stephanie Tuttle & Ramsey Walker
Jennifer Kelly Wick & William Wick

Corporate Sponsors

B | O | S
Pacific Union – Christie’s International Real Estate
Seiler LLP


Corporate Media Systems
Dynamic Events of Denver
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
Jeff Schlarb Design Studio
Mike & Kaitlyn Krieger
Minnesota Street Project
Sterling Art Services


Aaron Bastian of Bonhams

Art Framing and Handling

Lawrence Fine Arts
The Painters Place

Event Design, Food, & Drink

Alysian Wines
Betty Zlatchin Catering
Bite Hard Cider
Das Bus
David Upchurch Chocolatier
Distillery No. 209
Fort Point Beer Company
Got Light
Hedge Coffee
Marin County Mart
Melody Raye Flowers
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Experience Package Sponsors

Nicole Avril & Dan Gelfand
Chris & Ben Ospital of MAC—Modern Appealing Clothing
Deborah & Andy Rappaport
Leah Rosenberg
Chara Schreyer
Sutro Wine Company

Graphic Design

Livia Foldes

Web Developer

Matthew Larner

Site Animation

Jared Smith

Supporting Galleries

11R Gallery, Altman Siegel Gallery, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Benrubi Gallery, BLUM & POE, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, CANADA, CAPITAL, Casemore Kirkeby, Catharine Clark Gallery, Corvi-Mora, Crown Point Press, David Kordansky Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Donovan Studios, Eli Ridgway Contemporary Art, EUQINOMprojects, Fraenkel Gallery, Gallery Luisotti, Gallery Wendi Norris, Gregory Lind Gallery, Guerrero Gallery, Haines Gallery, Halsey McKay Gallery, Higher Pictures, Hosfelt Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery NYC, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Johansson Projects, Kopeikin Gallery, Marlborough Contemporary, Moran Bondaroff, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, PACE Palo Alto, Paulson Fontaine Press, Ratio 3, Robert Koch Gallery, Romer Young Gallery, Salon 94, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Susan Inglett Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, T293, The Estate of Ruth Asawa, The Pit, there-there, Traywick Contemporary, Trillium Graphics, Von Lintel Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery


Online bidding begins May 16! Headlands is pleased to partner with Artsy online auction platform to offer advance bidding on all artworks and experiences in our live and silent auctions.

Absentee Bidding

Collectors who are unable to attend the event may bid remotely on any artwork in our live and silent auctions. If you’d like to place an absentee bid, please contact us at by 3PM PST on auction night, Wednesday, June 7.

Bidding at the Event

Upon check-in, all prospective bidders must pre-register with a credit card to obtain a catalog with a pre-printed bid number that will serve as your bidding paddle. If applicable, any bids you placed online will be synced with your bids at the event. Your bid in any form will constitute a legal contract. No artwork will be sold for less than the minimum bid amount outlined in the catalog or reserve price established by the donor. The buyer submitting the highest bid will be the winning bid. Each item is auctioned as-is, without warranty. All sales are final.

Check Out

Upon close of the event, payment must be processed and received on all artworks. If you are in attendance, we ask that any purchased artwork be taken home on auction night. In the event that you are not in attendance or are otherwise unable to take your artwork home on auction night, we will automatically charge the credit card on file and call you within 48 hours to confirm purchase and arrange pickup. A nominal delivery service fee will be applied for purchased artworks requiring delivery after the event. Any artwork storage and/or delivery arrangements are the sole risk and responsibility of the buyer. Headlands accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, or check. Sales tax will be applied to all in-state purchases.

A Note to Collectors

Headlands Center for the Arts’ Benefit Art Auction is a mission-driven event with proceeds directly supporting Headlands’ mission, programs, and artists. Headlands respectfully requests that collectors do not resell purchased auction artwork. If a collector wishes to resell auction artwork, Headlands asks that collectors offer first right of refusal to the artist and her/his gallery. This understanding and cooperation will contribute to the sustainability of Headlands Center for the Arts and the Bay Area arts ecosystem.

Buy Tickets

Buy VIP Preview, General Admission, and Members Tickets here.
Support at a higher level by becoming an Individual Sponsor! More information below, and by contacting

Luminary: $10,000

($8,900 tax-deductible)

8 VIP-level tickets including:

  • Access to VIP Preview
  • Reserved seating for 8
  • Director-led tour of artwork
  • Recognition on auction website and print catalog
  • Advance mailing of auction catalog
  • Car service for event night

Superstar: $7,500

($6,700 tax-deductible)

8 VIP-level tickets including:

  • Access to VIP Preview
  • Reserved seating for 8
  • Access to a private art docent
  • Recognition on auction website and print catalog
  • Advance mailing of auction catalog

Champion: $5,000

($4,400 tax-deductible)

6 VIP-level tickets including:

  • Access to VIP Preview
  • Reserved seating for 6
  • Access to a private art docent
  • Recognition on auction website and print catalog
  • Advance mailing of auction catalog

Enthusiast: $2,500

($2,100 tax-deductible)

4 VIP-level tickets including:

  • Access to VIP Preview
  • Reserved seating for 4
  • Access to a private art docent
  • Recognition on auction website and print catalog
  • Advance mailing of auction catalog

Supporter: $1,000

($800 tax-deductible)

2 VIP-level tickets including:

  • Access to VIP Preview
  • Access to a private art docent
  • Recognition on auction website and print catalog
  • Advance mailing of auction catalog



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