Cathy England
Rick Grossman
Vittorio Mezzano
Karin Rosenthal
Glenn Ruga
Erin Wederbrook


Eric & Nanny Almquist
Cathy England
Faith & Glenn Parker
Beth & Tony Terrana
Andrew & Betsy Kessler
John & Olivia Parker
Joseph & Cailleen Bernardi
Alan Geismer
Diane Remin
Jerome & Joan Weinstein
Karl & Teryn Weintz
Susan M. Lewinnek
Juan Prieto
Andrée Désirée Wilson



PRC 2011 Benefit Auction

Saturday, October 15, 2011
808 Gallery at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Lydia Panas
Sally Mann, Jessie at Six, 1988, 8 x 10 inches, gelatin silver print. Anonymous donor.

Get ready for the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction! This year will be the most enjoyable and successful event ever that will meet your needs as artists and collectors and our needs to gain support for all of our programs — exhibitions, Master Lecture Series, workshops, Loupe—and all the other programs that you have come to associate with New England's most dynamic center for creative photography.

We have many exciting changes to this year's auction. This year the auction will have two separate components in one evening. The Live Auction will come first. This will be limited to not more than 35 of the most sought after work by the most sought after artists. Tickets to the Live Auction are $100. Immediately following the Live Auction will be the Silent Auction with tickets starting at $25 for members. Both auctions will give artists, collectors, and everyone else an opportunity to see and purchase some of the finest photography anywhere.

Live Auction
Doors open at 5:30pm
Ticket Price: $100
Includes gourmet hors d'oeurves, open bar, and admission to silent auction.

Silent Auction
Doors open at 8:15pm
Ticket Price:
$25 members
$35 non- members
Includes wine, beer, appetizers, dessert, and coffee. (And a very lively party!)

PRC 2011 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition
October 7-14, 2011
808 Gallery at Boston University

808 Gallery Hours:  
Friday, October 7 11am - 6pm
Saturday, October 8 1pm - 5pm
Sunday, October 9 1pm - 5pm
Monday, October 10 Closed
Tuesday, October 11 11am - 6pm
Wednesday, October 12 11am - 8pm
Thursday, October 13 11am - 4pm
Friday, October 14 11am - 6pm

More information >>

Artist List
Click here for a list of all artists represented in the auction.

Buy-it-Now Option and Absentee Bids
All work in the Silent Auction may be purchased outright at 125% of the list price. The Buy-it-Now option will still be available the night of the auction, but this option is only available if the last bid does not exceed the Buy-It-Now price.

Absentee Bids
Collectors are invited to bid on artwork in the auction without being present the night of the auction. To place an absentee bid, please contact Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis, Program and Events Manager, at or at 617-975-0600. Absentee bids will be accepted until noon on Friday, October 14. Absentee bids will be executed at the lowest possible price, subject to the reserve price and other bids. If two or more parties have entered matching bids, the earliest shall take preference.

Vintage and Modern: Workshop on Collecting Photography
with Alice Zimet

With tour of highlights of the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction by Karen Haas, the Lane Collection Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Workshop Only:
$100 General Public | $80 Members
Combined Tickets for Workshop and PRC Live Auction:
$180 General Public | $160 Members ($200 value)
Workshop fee includes wine and hors d’oeuvres
Online registration is now closed. TIckets will be available at the door.

This fun, social workshop will focus on the beginner basics of collecting, with a particular spotlight on the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction pieces. More information >>

Auction Special Features

While the PRC’s mission focuses on photography, we want our members and supporters to know that we embrace and celebrate all the arts. The work of two recent graduates of the Massachusetts College of Art + Design will be featured during the live and silent auctions.

Gillian WrightGillian Wright
Gillian Wright's collection, Las Mujeres, is a mixture of large Cuban style prints, bright, saturated color, leather, and hardware.  A unique mixture of military influences and soft feminine silhouettes captures the idea of influential, strong women within Cuban history. The juxtaposition of military activism and societal expectations of women in the 1960s plays into a line that fully embraces womanliness while examining the Cuban revolution and politics.

Nataliya YermolenkoNataliya Yermolenko
Uprising is a striking ready-to-wear collection inspired by the stage presence and lifestyle of the United Kingdom musical group Muse. The work evokes the grand demeanor and mood of the Rock Alternative trio through the use of leathers, furs, textured wools, and metallic ornamentation. Although Muse is an all-male trio, the musicians inspired a women’s-wear collection comprised of carefully tailored jackets and coats, which conveniently intermixes with intricate form-fitting undergarments. These ensembles are bold, stark, and alluring and leave the woman feeling nothing short of a rock-star.

TriiibeIn addition to stellar photography, the auction will also feature work from TRIIIBE’s exhibition In Search of Eden, A Work in Progress. TRIIIBE’s 10 x 14 foot triptychs play with religious and advertising imagery, revisiting the biblical creation story, the notion of temptation, and the eternal quest for Eden.

Displayed courtesy of the artists and Gallery Kayafas

In 2006, performance artists Alicia, Kelly, and Sara Casilio (identical triplets) and photographer Cary Wolinsky formed the collective TRIIIBE to create political and social commentary art.

Stuart Whitehurst
Vice President and Director of Rare Books & Manuscripts of Skinner Inc.

Event Parking
Lot F adjacent to the 808 Gallery will be open for parking. There is no fee if you arrive prior to 5:30 and say you are attending the PRC auction. Guests arriving after 5:30 will be required to pay a $10 parking fee.

Click here to view a map and parking directions >>




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