Fundraiser: A special evening with live auction and conversation

Join us Friday, September 10

Self photographed by Katie McCurdy

A few tickets are still available for this special ARTFUL evening! 

Conversation with Tschabalala Self, a Yale MFA graduate, currently enjoying a solo exhibition of her work at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Live Auction of four signature works

Purchase includes cocktails, dinner, and a special edition print as a gift!

Remarks by Africanus Okokon, the artist who created the special print, and donated as a gift to all ticket purchasers. Africanus was the 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Artspace New Haven and a fellow of the 2021-2022 NXTHVN.

All proceeds of the evening benefit Artspace New Haven & The Romare Bearden Foundation.

Hosted by Alva Greenberg at her home in New Haven Connecticut.

**To ensure the health and safety of our event, all guests are asked to provide proof of Covid -19 vaccination or a negative test performed 72 hours before the event.



You may miss the event, but don’t miss an opportunity to bid!

Even if you are unable to join Friday evening you can still place an absentee bid for any of the four special works in the Live Auction.

Submit your maximum absentee bid via email or we can call you and link you into the live bidding!  ABSENTEE BIDDING HERE

*Bidding will start at approximately half of the estimate for each work (increments $100); except “Sapphire” which will start at $15,000 (increments $1,000)


LIVE AUCTION  –  Tschabalala Self, Vanessa German, Alfred Stieglitz, and one of the prized Gilman books!

Sapphire by Tschabalala Self 2020 Quilted fabric 54 3/8 x 39 3/8 in Edition of 30 plus 5 artist’s proofs Estimated value: $25,000

Black Botanicals: Yellow Breasted Chat by Vanessa German 2020 Acrylic on vintage lithograph 16 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Estimated value: $3,200

The Steerage by Alfred Stieglitz 20th century Photogravure 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. One of Stieglitz’s well-known works (printed posthumously). Estimated value: $1,200 -$1,800












Limited edition book by Gilman

Howard Gilman was the President of the Gilman Paper Company that put together an incredible collection of historical photographs that the Met now owns. He and his curators commissioned Richard “Chip” Benson to fully document the Gilman collection by producing individual gravures of each of its images that were then tipped into 1200 beautiful hand-bound volumes. It took Benson 4 1/2 years to complete this work for which he was soon honored with one of the earliest MacArthur Fellowships awarded in the Arts. Estimated value: $5,000 – $6,000


All proceeds from this event benefit:

Artspace New Haven – Founded in 1987 by artists, Artspace centers community-building and education while providing a platform to present the work of visual artists in the city of New Haven. Artspace’s exhibition and commissioning programs encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community. Learn more:

The Romare Bearden Foundation- Established in 1990 by Nanette Rohan Bearden to preserve and perpetuate the artistic and intellectual legacies of her husband, Romare. The non-profit produces free public programs and educational curriculum while making Bearden’s art & archives accessible to the public. Learn more:

We wish to thank Ms. Alva Greenberg for her generous support and for hosting this special evening!!

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