Preview: Third Annual Art Auction

Preview: Third Annual Art Auction

October 1 – 11, 2014

Thank you so much to all who lend their time, talents and resources to make this event possible each year. Below, you can preview our auction items and learn more about the generosity and talents of the artists, individuals and businesses behind The Carrack’s Third Annual Fundraiser.

2014-gala-postcard-frontModern Original Jazz By Eric Hirsch Trio

Photo by D.L. Anderson

Eric Hirsh is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader who focuses on cross-genre and interdisciplinary collaboration as a catalyst for bringing out the best in artists so that they in turn might more deeply inspire their audiences.

Hirsh performs regularly in the Triangle as a member of jazz/hip hop quartet The Beast and as the director of thirteen-piece salsa band Orquesta GarDel. He is the pianist and arranger for singer/cellist Shana Tucker, and is also a member of New Music Raleigh, a contemporary classical collective that showcases works by living composers.

Hirsh is a 2012 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Composer Fellowship, a 2014 Fellow at Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, a 2009 participant of the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, and a four-time winner of the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers Awards.


Art By 2014 Carrack Artists

Saba BarnardThe Light: a series of portraits by Saba Barnard, January 2014Reed BenjaminLilac Shadows’ No Dark/No Light: A Collaborative Multimedia Exhibit, February 2014 | Jean-Christian Rostagni and Rodrigo DorfmanMonsieur Contraste and The Church of Photography, Feb-March 2014 | Tedd AndersonEventually Empty: Drawings by Tedd Anderson, March 2014 | J Gray SwartzelBLOOD HARMONY: Photographs by J Gray Swartzel, April 2014 | James Fatata, sarah goetzTony Waldroninterface || interference: Smartphone Art Show, April-May 2014 (group show curated by Smartphone Art Show) | Elsa HoffmanBuried in Light and Shadow, May 2014 | Jillian DicksonOur Epidural Currency, May-June 2014 | Ann TilleyLOVE SIGNS: Art and Textiles by Ann Tilley and Megan Burchett, June 2014 | William Paul ThomasAntoine WilliamsNah Mean?!: Antoine Williams and William Paul Thomas, July 2014 | Chance Murray7, August 2014 | Dan SmithBare: Conversations on Human Art, Photographs and Oral Histories on the Nude by Dan Smith, August 2014 | Anna WallaceSuperfluous Fowl, September 2014 | Heather GordonSOUTHERNERS: Queer identified artists finding home and family in the South, September 2014 (group show curated by Kate Swearingen) and interface || interference: Smartphone Art Show, April 2014 | Jim LeeLoaded Objects, October 2014 (group show curated by Chris Vitiello) | Peter Alf AndersonRoyalings, October-November 2014 | Maready Evergreen, The Long Road, October-November 2014 | L Jámal WaltonWelcome to My Madness: Volume 1, The Comic and Pop Art of L Jámal Walton, November 2014 | Jim AdamsLines, November – December 2014 (with Nora Weatherby, Amanda Dahill-Moore and Killian Manning)

Preview original artworks and experiences by artists who have shown or will show at The Carrack in 2014. All works will be on display at The Carrack October 1-11 and available for purchase during a silent auction on October 11 during our Gala. Final sales will be split with the artist unless otherwise determined by the artist.

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Swag From “All Ships,” Area Arts Organizations

Alizarin Gallery, 119 West Main Street, Durham | Bull City Arts Collaborative: Horse and Buggy Press and Groove productions, 401-B1 Foster Street, Durham | Bull City Craft, 2501 University Drive, Durham | Cassilhaus, Orange County | Craven Allen Gallery House of Frames, 1106 Broad Street, Durham | Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris Street, Durham | Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham | Durham Cinematheque, 305 E Chapel Hill Street, Durham | Durham Independent Dance Artists – DIDAHappymess Art Studios, Classes and Supplies, 718 Iredell Street, Durham | Mercury Studio, 401 West Geer Street, Durham | Open Art Society | Pleaides Gallery, 109 East Main Street, Durham | Southern Documentary Fund, 110 Morris St, Durgam | Spectre Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Avenue, Durham | Supergraphic, 601 Ramseur Street, Durham | The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro | The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham

Our auction also includes a selection of items, memberships and experiences provided by arts organizations that make us proud to call the Bull City Home. “All Ships” is an open affiliation of Durham-area arts venues and organizers who hope to make Durham a creative and vibrant place to live, while financially sustaining our venues and projects in the process. The name refers to the aphorism “A rising tide lifts all boats.” All income from the sale of All Ships Swag in our auction support The Carrack in 2015.

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Gala Sponsors

Our local business sponsors:

The Carrack also thanks our Artist Sponsors Tim Walter, Andrew Fine, and Austin Lawrence Partners East, and Event Sponsors Shannon and Will Leskin.


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