Join 500 Capp Street for our inaugural
Benefit Auction Party
October 13, 6:30pm
Silent Auction Open
September 26 – October 14
We are excited to honor Mildred Howard during 500 Capp Street’s Inaugural Benefit Auction.
A key figure in the Bay Area art scene, Berkeley-based artist Mildred Howard is known for her stunning large-scale sculptural installations, public artworks, assemblage sculptures, and mixed media works.
Howard was a part of the Bay Area Conceptual art scene as an up-and-coming artist in the 70s and 80s. Howard and David Ireland share a common interest in the everyday and use light and time as tenants of their practice.
The two artists became long-lasting friends with an introduction through Ireland’s role as Howard’s graduate advisor. When visiting her graduate studio, Mildred states he would be put at ease as he had a deep respect for her practice, stating, “I can finally relax.” He remained encouraging of her work with advice such as “get rid of the clutter” or “paint it out.” The wisdom she learned from Ireland she still passes on to artists she mentors today. Howard credits Ireland as an inspiration for a selection of her works, including Skillet to the Flying Pan: Sitting Black (2007). Read more about Howard here.
BUY YOUR TICKETS
Don’t miss your chance to participate in a lively evening with proceeds funding our exhibitions, programs, and educational workshops in the coming year. We can only continue to encourage artistic experimentation, support new modes of living, and build community with your support.
VIP Hour featuring
To David Ireland, dining was everything. Join Amabebe (they/he) – a Nigerian American Chef, multimedia artist, and founder and director of Black Feast – for a special VIP Hour culinary event at the intersection of food and art.
Special performances by
Culinary delights by
Benefit Auction Party
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – VIP Hour
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Festivities & Live Auction
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – After Party
With special guest chefs, artists, and DJs
$150 – Individual Ticket
$500 – VIP Ticket
$2,500 – Artist Steward
$5,000 – Education Partner
$7,500 – Community Builder
$10,000 – Creator
Purchase your ticket at 500cappbenefit.givesmart.com
Sponsorship packages include unique opportunities of support tailored to your interest. Contact Julianna Heller at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Open September 26 – October 14
Place your bids today by clicking the bid button at the top of this page.
Featuring Artwork and Experiences by
Daniel Melo Morales
J. John Priola
Azzurra Alliata di Montereale
Sarah Wendell Sherrill
Claudia Altman Siegel
Thank You to Our Sponsors!