R&C Stay-At-Home Auction

Opening Thursday, August 27th 7–8pm

We’re all used to partying at home at this point, right? So we’re staying in this year and hosting our benefit online!

Online Auction August 13th, 9 AM – August 27th, 5 PM

Live Auction and toast on Zoom August 27th, 7 PM. 

Honoring William J. O’Brien!

10% of proceeds will help support AMFM!

We are also humbled to announce William J. O’Brien “Get Loud, Get Weird” Voter Registration Poster Project

Make a donation to Roots & Culture of $100 to receive a poster or $250 for a yard sign, both 18″ x 24″ (Freaks, Witches, Goons & Loons, Voting Time is Soon)


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We missed you in April! But, alas, this being 2020, our Spring Gala was cancelled. This is kind of a big deal for us, since our gala accounts for over 50% of our annual revenue. We know that there is a lot of important charitable work to be done in these fraught times, but we need your help more than ever to support equity for emerging artists and curators in Chicago with exhibition opportunities and cash stipends.

To expand upon the work of our CONNECT Residency for Womxn of Color Curators, we are sharing 10% of proceeds with a Black-led curatorial initiative– we are thrilled to help support AMFM!

We are ecstatic to honor William J. O’Brien this year. Bill has been our neighbor and one of our top supporters since we opened our doors in 2006. Bill hardly needs an introduction around here, he is one of the most accomplished, prolific artists of his generation in Chicago. We are eternally grateful for Bill’s generosity towards us over the years. We love you, Bill!

The auction will run online for two weeks, August 13th- 27th. On August 27th at 7 PM, we will host a Zoom reception and live auction of 10 works with our pal Jesse Malmed. Be on the lookout for a link to the party and detailed instructions on bidding. We will share DIY party favors in the upcoming weeks so you can get into our usual rapturous party vibes at home.

The auction will feature these amazingly generous artists:

Marzena Abrahamik

Katy Albert

Candida Alvarez

Selva Aparicio

Robert Burnier

Edward Cabral

Mel Cook

Vincent Dermody

Jory Drew

Emily Eddy

Peter Fagundo

Danny Floyd

Jacob Goudreault

Robert Chase Heishman

Andrew Holmquist

Cathy Hsiao

Zachary Hutchinson

Chad Kouri

Jessica Labatte

Melissa Leandro

George Liebert


Jesse Malmed

Jesse Meredith

William J. O’Brien

Carmen Price

Emma Robbins

Oli Rodriguez

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

Anders Ruhwald

Noah Singer

Geoffrey Todd Smith

Deb Sokolow

Alex Stark

Nick VanZanten

Christina Warzecha

Oli Watt

Adrian Wong

Kaylee Rae Wyant

Caleb Yono

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