2016 Hambidge Art Auction & Field Experiment Gala

Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 7:00 pm

2016 Hambidge Art Auction & Field Experiment Gala
The Goat Farm Arts Center
The Goat Farm Arts Center 1200 Foster Street Atlanta, GA 30318

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Event Description

2016 Hambidge Art Auction & Field Experiment Gala

Co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center, the spectacular Hambidge Art Auction & Field Experiment Gala will take place on Saturday, April 23. Stimulating the senses, triggering new thoughts and offering moments of contemplation, this year’s event will yield a tangled rhythm of inspiring experiences.

Honorary Chair Kevin Rathbun will lead a culinary spectacle of sights, smells and tastes.

New this year, 12 distinguished curators -
Lucinda Bunnen, Bethany Collins, Mark DiNatale, Craig Drennen, Julia Fenton, Alex Gingrow, Ben Goldman, Carr McCuiston, Joey Orr, Adrienne Outlaw, Fahamu Pecou, and Dayna Thacker - have selected artworks from a new breed of emerging and established artists from across the country

Five FIELD EXPERIMENT finalists will present their captivating concepts. The Goat Farm and Hambidge jointly created this initiative to develop transformative ideas through a widely observable public action.  Selected from 77 submissions from scientists, artists, performers and visionaries across the world, one of these finalists will be awarded the $20,000 commission to realize their grand scale vision in the streets of Atlanta this fall.

Private Preview Party, 5-7pm   
Sponsors, Patrons, Hosts and VIP ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase “$100 Works on Paper,” the first glimpse of the Field Experiment finalists’ projects, and will enjoy a special selection of tasty food and craft cocktails, including an outdoor cooking extravaganza by Kevin Rathbun.

21st Annual Silent Art Auction, 7-10pm
Find your favorite auction pieces, start your on-line bidding, then wander throughout the arts center – a former factory and historic site – to discover the projects of the five FIELD EXPERIMENT finalists, as well as other captivating installations and performances.

Bidding Online
All bidding will be done on mobile devices through Paddle8, the online auction house. To register, preview & bid on artwork, visit www.HambidgeAuction.org. Bidding begins April 8 and ends April 23, 10pm.

Seriously delicious food and drink provided by Anis Cafe & Bistro, Avalon Catering, Dennis Dean, Jerry Dilts & Associates, Rathbun’s, Seven Lamps, Sun in My Belly, Tavernpointe, and Zest Atlanta.

Cash bar: Craft cocktails, Orpheus beers, and libations

Stylish attire with sturdy shoes + your mobile device
Rideshare or take UBER - parking is extremely limited

Auction Co-Chairs
Auction Co-Chairs:  Laura Heard and Dot Stoller

Sponsor/Host Co-Chairs
Holli Cortelyou, Alison Womack Jowers, Lilly Reid and Helen Ballard

The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster Street NW, Atlanta, GA

More Information & Details

All proceeds go toward Hambidge residencies for today’s brightest talents at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and to the Field Experiment project.

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences – For over 80 years, the non-profit organization has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at its 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Hambidge Center is funded in part by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Goat Farm Arts Center is a Creative Industrial Complex in West Midtown Atlanta. The Goat Farm’s model, designed to attract a dense collection of forward-thinking ventures, has re-positioned an unproductive 19th century factory into one of Atlanta’s largest Centers for vanguard fields, contemporary thought, art & performance.