Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop. Philadelphia. Inliquid Art Auction.
Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop. Philadelphia. Inliquid Art Auction. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, paints Architecture. www.ArtistAmerican.com
Erin McGee Ferrell. ArtistAmerican.com
Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop. Philadelphia. Inliquid Art Auction.
Erin McGee Ferrell “Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop” 2010, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″
Erin McGee Ferrell. American Artist. Created, “Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop,” en plein air on location. Urban Architectural Artist in both Philadelphia and Maine, Ferrell paints large oil depictions of familiar neighborhood icons.
www.ArtistAmerican.com / Erin@Philadelphia-Artist.com
Save the Date for InLiquid’s 16th annual silent Auction Benefit
This much-anticipated event is not only a fabulous social happening but also a showcase for exceptional contemporary art featuring work from the emerging to the established. Most importantly of course, this benefit event is the major annual fundraiser for InLiquid, which supports and promotes visual artists while serving as a comprehensive hub and catalyst for our region’s arts community.
The Benefit returns to the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, where the first floor space will be transformed into a three-day only showcase of 250+ works by emerging and established artists.
The theme for the weekend is Press Bid to Play, celebrating InLiquid’s third year of revolutionizing the local art auction sphere through a virtual transformation, in which guests will reboot their collections and experience a crash-course in visual mediums. Painting, photography, fashion, furniture, and more will be available via mobile bidding platform 501 Auctions, where works at every price point are just a smartphone click away. Throughout the evening, tablet-wielding concierges will be on-hand to assist the audience with their purchasing questions.
The Main Night: Saturday, February 6
4:30 – 6 pm
Saturday night, February 6 kicks the experience into high gear with a VIP preview from 4:30 – 6 pm, offering a more intimate and formal occasion to preview the art and items on display. The immersive, interactive art collecting experience overtakes three rooms, including The Love Lounge designed by Bryan Hoffman Design and accented with Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse, which opens the nightsky up to an urban oasis. The VIP ticket price is $85 in advance, $100 at the door and includes a special performance by Laurent Bass.
6 – 10 pm
The Main Event opens the bidding rooms up to the general public 6 – 10 pm. Participants will be ushered into the Grey Area, where catered selections by Birchtree Catering circulate in three stages over the course of the event and an array of gift certificates from local boutiques and restaurants will beckon attendees onward into the thrill of the hunt. Bidding wars will heat up in the Icebox Project Space, approximately 4,500 square feet of labyrinthine two-and-three dimensional art displays, with furniture provided by Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse.
Vie for work by artists at all levels – from local to international – including Shepard Fairey, Jacque Liu, Jon Manteau, and Diane Burko, just to name a few. Lori Zimmer – Art Nerd New York blogger and author of The Art of Cardboard – guest-curates a selection of work from NYC, recoding the other east coast city for Philadelphia audiences. Recharge with Tito’s Handmade cocktails or Philadelphia Brewing Company’s cider and beer at the open bar, along with tasty hors d’oeuvres from Birchtree Catering. The Main Event ticket price is $50 in advance, $65 at the door and includes a live ice carving demonstration by Roger Wing.
Young Professionals Night: Friday, February 5
5 – 10 pm
Friday, February 5, 5 – 10 pm engages new and early collectors with Young Professionals Night. Guests will be among the first to view and place advance bids on the artwork and other items, as well as to learn about the importance of participating in the arts economy through a talk on collecting at the start of the event.
More importantly for the attendees, Young Professionals Night offers a rare chance for members of various young professional groups to meet, mingle, and network. Participating organizations so far include AIDS Fund, AIDS Law Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Career Wardrobe, Groundswell, Here’s My Chance, MANNA, PAFA, Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals, Philadelphia Film Society, Rago Arts, Temple Project Haiti, Vivace, Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Young Involved Philadelphia, Young Xers, Young Supporters of the Clay Studio, Young Professionals Network. YP night tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
One single event ticket includes: Light bites from The Cherrytree Group, including Mikimoto’s Asian Grill & Sushi Bar, Washington Street Ale House, Presto, & Stingray Sushi Bar & Asian Latino Grill, Entertainment & Music by Zenith Channel, as well as (3) spirits tasting tickets to sample these amazing local distilleries at the event: Tequila by Siembra Spirits, Gin by Rowhouse Distillers, & Rum by Copper River Distillers, and commemorate it all with your group at Poseybooth’s unique photobooth!
Cash Bar serving Wine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Beers & Ciders from Philadelphia Brewing.
The Pickup Party: Sunday, February 7
The weekend wraps up with a pickup party on Sunday, February 7, 12 – 4 pm. Auction winners can stop by Crane Arts to pick up their items, browse any of the remaining pieces available for purchase at the starting bid, and snack on light refreshments.
Want to help make this event a success? InLiquid believes in building strong partnerships, to create a bond of mutual support within the community. It is our goal that through your support at our event we can help promote you, whether it is through new people discovering your art / shop / restaurant, or reconnecting you with your admirers.
Interested in Sponsoring and/or Donating to this amazing event?
For Sponsorships: Rob Nonmacker at firstname.lastname@example.org
For In-Kind Sponsorships: Kelly-Ayn McKay at email@example.com
For Donations: Sara Zimmerman at Saraz@inliquid.org
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. Her work is located throughout the nation in hospitals, corporations and with private collectors. Figurative yet abstract, yet adhering to visual accuracy and measurement. Recently McGee Ferrell has explored mixed media with subjects focused on universal themes. New Series include: Petri Dish, Shifting Thresholds, Night Sails, and Good Dark: The Maine Potato. Erin McGee Ferrell is an influential American Artist and important Contemporary Painter.
Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.