Photo Gallery: Creative Capital’s 15th Anniversary Benefit & Auction

Christopher Cooper, Paige West, Meg Miles and Ruby Lerner

Christopher Cooper and Benefit host Paige West, with Meg Miles and Ruby Lerner

Last week, we continued our 15th Anniversary celebration with our Benefit and Auction. Nearly 200 guests came out to the gorgeous Studio 450 in Chelsea, which boasts stunning rooftop views. We were so lucky to have four incredible Creative Capital Awardees perform for our guests: Kristina Wong was our hilarious emcee; Daniel Bernard Roumain played an emotional tribute to Ruby Lerner and the impact of performing arts on his life; Sanford Biggers and his band Moon Medicin rocked the house with their performance and accompanying projection of Biggers’ video work; and Jace Clayton (DJ /rupture) provided the soundtrack for the rest of the night. It was a magical evening, and we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our Benefit Chair, Paige West, and all the members of the Host and Benefit Committees. Continue reading

Sanford Biggers’ Band Moon Medicin To Perform at Creative Capital Benefit

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We’re so excited that Sanford Bigger’s band, Moon Medicin, will be playing at our 15th Anniversary Benefit next Tuesday, October 21! Sanford is a 2008 Visual Arts awardee, but his work is truly interdisciplinary—encompassing sculpture, installation, performance, and the music he makes with Moon Medicin. To preview their music and videos, check out their amazing website.

To purchase tickets for the Benefit event, click here.

15th Anniversary Auction: Bid Online Now!

Quintan Ana Wikswo, "LIGHT:LICHT (from SONDERBAUTEN: THE SPECIAL BLOCK)," 2014 120mm Film Photograph / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 24 1/4″ x 30 1/2″ (framed). Edition of 25

Quintan Ana Wikswo, “LIGHT:LICHT (from SONDERBAUTEN: THE SPECIAL BLOCK),” 2014 120mm Film Photograph / Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 24 1/4″ x 30 1/2″ (framed). Edition of 25

Creative Capital’s 15th Anniversary Auction is now live! Bid online on artworks contributed by Creative Capital Artists, including Patty Chang, Chris Doyle, Brent Green, Jennie C. Jones, Paul Shambroom and many others. We also have a stunning photo edition by LA-based artist Connie Samaras, which is available with the purchase of all Premium Tickets to the Benefit ($500). Plus, for $50 you can enter our Miami Art Fairs raffle for a chance to win a free stay in a deluxe, ocean-front room at the Delano South Beach during the December art fairs.

Online bidding closes on Tuesday, October 21 at 5pm EST, and the auction will continue with silent bidding at our 15th Anniversary Benefit that night (tickets are still available!). Browse all auction items at, and scroll down to preview some highlights.

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Video: Daniel Roumain Performs at Creative Capital’s Benefit

The incomparable Daniel Roumain (2002 Performing Arts) presented an improvised violin and spoken word performance at Creative Capital’s 2013 Benefit & Auction at the home of Paige West. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your stories, your talent and your inspiration with us! Learn more about Daniel’s work at

Photo Gallery: Highlights from Our 2013 Benefit & Auction

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Benefit & Auction on May 14th—what a fantastic night! Special thanks to Daniel Roumain for an incredibly moving musical performance, and to artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz, who painted portraits of many of our guests. And of course, we are eternally grateful to our amazingly generous board member, Paige West, who hosted the event at her beautiful home in Tribeca. We’re already looking forward to next year’s festivities!

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The setting: A panoramic view of Paige West’s living room with our auction artworks installed. Continue reading

Creative Capital at PULSE NY: Auction Preview + Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s “Spring Flings & Pretty Things”

Creative Capital at PULSE NY 2013

This weekend, we’re at PULSE NY (May 9-12) presenting our 2013 Auction Presale, featuring work by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ken Gonzales-Day, Simone Leigh, Lisa Sigal, Kerry Skarbakka, Trimpin and other amazing Creative Capital grantees. The tree you see on the right side of the photos is Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit. Through a process of sculpting by way of grafting and pruning, Van Aken has created a group of trees that, when mature, will have the capacity to grow over 40 varieties of fruit. You can learn more his project and all the auction artworks at

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A Magical Evening: Photos from our 2012 Benefit & Auction

On May 10, Board Member Paige West hosted Creative Capital’s third annual Benefit & Auction at her Tribeca Home.

The event featured amazing artwork contributed by Creative Capital grantees, including these three pieces by Edgar Arceneaux, Sam Van Aken and Paul Shambroom, which were sold in a live auction at the event. Continue reading

Support Creative Capital Through Our Benefit & Auction

Paul Shambroom, 75mm M51 Skysweeper anti-aircraft gun, American Legion Post 127, Buford, Georgia

For Creative Capital’s annual Benefit & Auction, we’re auctioning off 15 artworks by our amazing grantees, beginning with online bidding through 5:00pm on May 10 and continuing with live and silent auctions that evening at our Benefit party at the Tribeca home of Paige West. All proceeds benefit Creative Capital’s mission of supporting artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines. Here’s a preview of a few of the outstanding works you can purchase:

Paul Shambroom (2001 Visual Arts) donated 75mm M51 Skysweeper anti-aircraft gun, American Legion Post 127, Buford, Georgia, from his most recent series of photographs, SHRINES: Public Weapons in America. In the Shrines series Shambroom—who describes himself as a photographer who examines American power and culture—explores what happens to weapons of war when they survive both combat and the scrapheap to be given second lives as public monuments. Continue reading