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The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
at Halcyon House

Washington, DC
November 15, 2008


Dana Ellyn's painting, "Paddle Boy", SOLD in the auction:

Paddle Boy
Oil on canvas

"Paddle Boy" is a portrait of artist Matt Sesow. Ellyn and Sesow have been together since 2001 and in that time Ellyn has painted several portraits of him. The ball and paddle are symbolic of the strong bond between the two artists - firmly connected together with flexiblity that allows them both the distance to be their own people and the attraction that brings them together.

Photos from the show: November 15, 2008

Transformer proudly presents The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party taking place Saturday, November 15, 2007, 7-10pm in John Dreyfuss' Sculpture Studio at Halcyon House, 34th and Prospect Streets NW. This very special, one-night only event features an exciting array of over 125 artworks in a variety of mediums, dimensions and prices by more than 100 of DC's leading emerging and established artists.

Innovative, experimental, diverse, and hip - Transformer is at the nexus of DC's cultural scene. As Transformer's primary fundraising event, the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party provides essential support for this dynamic visual art organization's year-round programming - and it's a great party! Transformer's premiere social event, the Annual Auction is an ideal way to connect with a sophisticated and smart audience in the DC area.

This year's Auction Co-Chairs are: Kate Damon, kaze design; Philippa P.B. Hughes, The Pink Line Project; Izette Folger; and Janice Kim. Select members of this year's Host Committee include: Sylvia Ripley & Christopher Addison, Addison/Ripley Fine Art; Brian Baker, Bad Religion; Annie Lou Bayly Berman; David Brock, Media Matters for America; Kerry Brougher, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden; Shigeko Bork, mu project; Christina DePaul, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts; Annie Gawlak, G Fine Art; Lori Graham, Lori Graham Design; Nora Halpern, Americans for the Arts; Martin Irvine, Irvine Contemporary; Heather & Tony Podesta; and Septime Webre, The Washington Ballet, among several other DC area illuminati.

Proceeds from The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party will match recent grant awards, directly supporting artists through artist honoraria, exhibition material coasts, and related programming support. In addition to supporting exhibitions, proceeds will support artists through the funding of Transformer programs such as The Exercises - a peer-mentorship program for emerging artists, as well as The Framework Panel Series, and our ongoing professional development work to help artists help themselves.

Participating Artists:

* Seth Adelsberger
* Geoffrey Aldridge
* Ken Ashton
* Clarke Bedford
* April Behnke
* Elizzabeth Beil
* Lisa Bertnick-Noble
* Nancy Blum
* Reuben Breslar
* Mickael Broth
* Miles Bumbray
* Renee Butler
* Zo‘ Charlton
* Natalie W. Cheung
* Graham Childs
* Bradley Chriss
* Billy Colbert
* Cynthia Connolly
* Kathryn Cornelius
* Steven Cushner
* Anna U. Davis
* Frank Hallam Day
* Decoy
* Lily deSaussure
* Melissa Dickenson
* Mary Early
* Dana Ellyn
* Cheraya Esters
* Jason Falchook
* Edward Max Fendley
* Gregory Ferrand
* Thom Flynn
* Steve Frost
* Christine Gray
* Kate Hardy
* Linda Hesh
* Carlotta Hester
* Ryan Hill
* Max Hirshfeld
* Jason Horowitz
* James Huckenpahler
* Jason Hughes
* Lawrence Hyman
* Erick Jackson
* Susan Jamison
* Judy Jashinsky
* Paul Jeffreys
* Ian Jehle
* Sue Johnson
* Benjamin Jurgensen
* Kevin Kepple
* Dean Kessmann
* Jae Ko
* Michele Kong
* Andrew Kozlowski
* Bridget Sue Lambert
* Nilay Lawson
* Pepa Leon
* Brian Liu
* Rich MacDonald
* Kate MacDonnell
* Akemi Maegawa
* Dana Maier
* Nathan Manuel
* Anne Marchand
* Lisa McCarty
* Patrick McDonough
* Linn Meyers
* Maggie Michael
* A. B. Miner
* Amy Misurelli Sorensen
* Jiha Moon
* Phil Nesmith
* William A. Newman
* Cory Orbendorfer
* Nikki Painter
* Lucian Perkins
* W. C. Richardson
* Marc Roman
* Robin Rose
* Hannah Rose
* James Sanborn
* Matt Sesow
* Jeff Spaulding
* Dan Steinhilber
* Zach Storm
* Renee Stout
* Jason Talley
* Noelle Tan
* Tang
* Lisa Marie Thalhammer
* Kelly Towles
* Paul Vinet
* Rachel Waldron
* Bill Warrell
* Ian Whitmore
* Andy Moon Wilson
* Andrew Wodzianski
* Yuriko Yamaguchi
* Chad Yencer
* Trevor Young
* Jason Zimmerman