Special Events

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


A Mid-Winter's Draw - Live Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

Asbury Hall in Babeville

drawing by Bobby Griffithsdrawing by Bobby Griffiths
Your opportunity to watch it made, bid, and buy. All live!

36 artists drawing live in two 45 minute sessions, the completed works silent-auctioned, with the opening bids a priced-to-sell $39.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Drawing begins promptly at 7:15
Cash Bar
Specialty Cocktails

Begun in February 2012, Hallwalls' unique and award-winning event features 36 local and regional artists, invited to draw live in two 45 minute sessions. At the conclusion of each drawing session, a half hour of silent bidding begins, with opening bids for all drawings beginning at $39. Artists are invited to participate and are welcome to draw whatever they choose—no theme—in any drawing media with the exception of oil. By the end of the evening, Hallwalls would like winning bidders to walk out with a dry, complete drawing under their arms.

The drawing rally is an opportunity not only for local collectors and enthusiasts to purchase art affordably, it is an event that aspires to bring more artists to the public's attention. Each drawing rally has included repeat artists, however each one has also typically introduced 1/3 new artists to the ever-expanding drawing rally roster. Not all artists in a town know each other, so the event has also enabled artists from different approaches, styles, and generations to become introduced to each other.

Vincent Alejandro • Marie-Claire BozantMary BegleyKyle ButlerTricia ButskiJay CarrierCaitlin CassEmily ChurcoMatt CraneJack Edson • Eric Evinczak • Fotini Galanes • Sussan Giallombardo • Pam GlickAmy GreenanBobby GriffithsTom Holt • Don Keller • Pat KewleyElizabeth LeaderAlicia MalikMichael Mararian • Jeremy Maxwell • Chris McGeeAlicia PaolucciNancy J. Parisi • Pat Pendleton • Anthony Pismarov • Lory Pollina • J. Tim Raymond • Jaime Schmidt • Salvatore ScrivoJason SeeleyCarol Case Siracuse • Johnathan Stafford • Patrick Willett

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from Jan. 10, 2020
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Sarah Sutton
Knots and Pulses

This exhibition by Ithaca-area artist Sarah Sutton features a series of monochromatic oil paintings that combine representational imagery with distortions and abstractions that create scenarios in flux. They are essentially landscape paintings, but Sutton's treatment of the landscape toys with its sense of space and the notion of the built vs. the natural environment.

Katie Bell
Abstract Cabinet

Katie Bell’s exhibition is a site-specific installation conceived of as a one-act drama starring anonymous artifacts. Functioning like a theatrical set, the gallery holds static characters that reference the interior architecture of corporate and commercial spaces. Sculptural objects are often fractured or untethered to a contextual structure. Functioning as a whole, the individual artefacts are a nod to players on a stage, held captive in space and time.