GF • HAMBIDGE Art Auction 2015 + Field Experiment / Hambidge + GF Present

 30 May
 The Goat Farm Arts Center
 1200 Foster St NW - 30318 - Atlanta - United States
 The Goat Farm Arts Center
The 20th Annual Hambidge Art Auction + Performance Gala + Field Experiment Co-presented and hosted by the Goat Farm Arts Center on Saturday, May 30th, the acclaimed 20th Annual Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Gala is set to raise the bar on Atlanta’s most dynamic art event of the year. Superlative works of art will challenge, delight and tempt, while the city’s top restaurants and caterers will provide an unrivaled taste experience. The fourth incarnation of the annual Hambidge Gala is enhanced by a bold new enterprise & competition. This year’s new performances and installations will showcase five finalists from an exciting new public art initiative jointly launched by the Goat Farm Arts Center and Hambidge in February 2015... <----- FIELD EXPERIMENT received over 130 submissions from artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries from across the world. They responded to the call for large scale broad-minded concepts that celebrate left-of-center thought. Each of the finalists were commissioned $2,000 for beta-projects of their final concepts to present at the event with the opportunity for attendees to vote for their top choice. The audience’s favorite project will receive a Hambidge residency while the FIELD EXPERIMENT curatorial team will select the winning project on June 5 to be awarded a $20,000 commission to realize their vision on a grand scale on the streets of Atlanta this fall. Curators (Field Experiment): • Teresa Bramlette Reeves • Anthony Harper • Jamie Badoud • Mark Dinatale • Ben Goldman FIELD EXPERIMENT FINALISTS: • 'Jam-D-Jam!' - Participatory gridlock intervention radio station (Mel Chin & Severn Eaton) • 'Inversion (with Land)' - drone narratives projected on epic scales (Micah & Whitney Stansell) • 'Envelope' -Architectural skins of material design geometries (Jeffrey Collins) • 'The Dream Collection Agency' - Dream commerce & VR startup storefront (John Titor w/ Kris Pilcher, Kevin Byrd & Dale Adams) • 'Flow Field(s)' - Massive Cartesian grid mapped onto Freedom Park (Mark Wentzel) *Applicants & full project descriptions can be found here: The SILENT AUCTIoN will feature artwork of over 150 established and emerging artists who were selected by Ben Goldman, manager of Kibbee Gallery, and Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum. Bidding on artworks will all be done digitally through mobile devices on site and remotely through . All Artworks can be viewed and bid on from May 26—May 30 at 10:00 p.m. Event Co-chairs: Martha Eskew and Michael Bishop Sponsor/Host Co-chairs: Kathy Williams and Woodie Wisebram WHERE: The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015 PRIVATE PREVIEW PARTY: 5:00 p.m. Sponsors, Hosts and VIP patrons will be among the first to enjoy a special selection of tasty food and craft cocktails, exclusive preview tour with Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, and first chance to buy $100 works on paper. GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT: 7:00—10:00 p.m. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $50 in advance or $55 at the door VIP TICKETS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY): $225 To purchase tickets or for more info: or call 706-746-7324. All proceeds go to the Hambidge Center, which for 80 years has provided residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eight individuals are in residence at any given time – each has access to a private studio and accommodations, as well as communal dinners. Hambidge offers the time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. The public is invited to the historic campus in Rabun Gap, Georgia, on Saturdays for a series of rotating programs that include artist talks, nature hikes, gristmill visits, gallery openings and other special events. Hambidge is funded in part by the LUBO Fund, the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture, and the National Endowment of the Arts. ________________________________________ The Goat Farm Arts Center We seek the interesting. We seek the risk takers. We are your purveyor of intriguing cultural programs. Check out upcoming Goat Farm selections: The Goat Farm AIP (Arts Investment Package) Believing the arts to be an economic driver for Atlanta, the Goat Farm Arts Center provides its performance and exhibition halls through a curatorial process. Once selected the Goat Farm invests in and works with the artists and/or performance groups to actualize the concept. All Goat Farm Recipients receive its AIP (Arts Investment Package) which includes financial assistance, direct funding, production assistance, marketing assistance and rehearsal / performance / exhibition / classroom space. Mark DiNatale: Director of Operations/Programming Mercer West: Director of Special Projects Danny Davis: Technical Director Tian Justman: Director of Aesthetics Jessica Collins: Warhorse Café Director Justin Newton: Videographer Jessica Gonzalez: Design & Digital Bang! Arts: Public Relations Sean Haley: Special Projects Chief Dave Sturgis: Special Projects Chief Dan Carey Bailey: Special Projects Team Chris Childs: Special Projects Team Julian Hinshaw: Special Proects Team Luca Barolli: Special Projects Team John Cable: Special Projects Team Addison Adams: Special Projects Team Jacob Anderson: Special Projects Team Vanessa Shellenberger: Special Projects Team ________________________________________

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