Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


Mid-Summer Drawing Rally & Silent Auction

Asbury Hall in Babeville

drawing by Patrick Foran
Hallwalls' 10th drawing rally since 2012!
The premise is simple: curator John Massier invites 36 artists to draw LIVE in Asbury Hall in one of two successive 45 minute drawing sessions. Following each round of drawing, works are available for a 30 minute silent auction with opening bids a lowly $39.

Do not be deceived by the brevity of the occasion—all participating artists come to represent and typically make astounding works. A great occasion to see work made, bid on it, and buy something for your burgeoning collection.

Participating artists run the gamut in style and experience from emerging to mid career to well established. There is never a theme. We invite artists to draw whatever they like. Each rally includes both returning champs AND new participants.

Drawing times are FIRM. They are not approximate "Buffalo time."

First round: 7:15 to 8pm
Second round: 8:15 to 9pm

Two separate counters projected on stage tell artists and audience the times remaining in both drawing and bidding.

Accept no substitutes. This is where you want to be on the last Wednesday in July.

Cash Bar. Specialty Cocktails. Music from ABCDJ.


Bruce AdamsLily BoothJoel BrendenKyle ButlerTricia ButskiMillie ChenEmily ChurcoMatt CraneEl Yames • Eric Evinczak • Sarah Fonzi • Patrick ForanFotini Galanes • Timothy Genco • Sussan Giallombardo • Pam GlickBobby GriffithsMichael HannaMickey HarmonJoyce HillPat KewleyRob LynchAlicia Malik • Pedro Manuel • Michael MararianCandace Keegan Masters • Esther NeisenAlicia Paolucci • J Tim Raymond • Jaime Schmidt • Katherine SehrCarol Case SiracuseMark Snyder • Jonathan Stafford • Adam Weekley • Mary Wyrick

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Jan. 10, 2020
through Feb. 28, 2020

Sarah Sutton
Knots and Pulses

This exhibition by Ithaca-area artist Sarah Sutton will feature 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.