Images: Courtesy of Erin Parish
A benefit dubbed the Liquidity Project will be held for Chelsea galleries and artists affected by Hurricane Sandy in conjunction with the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach.
Hurricane Sandy hit the Chelsea neighborhood hard when it crashed into the Hudson River. With a significant number of galleries located in the hard-hit area, many of them endured serious damage, while some were completely destroyed.
Artist Erin Parish was one of the many either directly or indirectly affected by the storm. Her biennial solo exhibition was shuttered due to the storm and she decided she “wanted to do something to help and formed the Liquidity Project. The Liquidity Project is an online art auction benefit whose proceeds will go to help those most harmed by Sandy in Chelsea’s art community,” according to the press release. Proceeds will be allocated to galleries in need of relief by the Art Dealer Association of America (artdealers.org).
Donated artwork will be auctioned online and can be previewed from January 15 through 29 on the Paddle8 virtual auction house website under the name Liquidity Project, according to a press release. At 10 a.m. on January 29, the auction will go live and bidding will be open until midnight on February 12.
The project will culminate in an event at the penthouse of Soho Beach House in Miami Beach where a selection of works will be hung just prior to the final bidding on February 12. Since artists will be shipping the auctioned artwork straight from their studios if they choose, not all artwork will be physically at the event, however, guests will enjoy a selection of pieces along with music, a full bar and Mexican dishes.
A former long-time resident of New York City, Parish currently lives and works in Miami Beach. Hurricane Sandy did not harm any of her works or severely damage her gallery, Winston Wachter Fine Art, but she knew she had to do something to help those less fortunate.
The confirmed list of artists donating artwork for the project include:
Bo Bartlett http://www.bobartlett.com
Martin Casuso http:/Martincasuso.com
Allissa Christine http://www.ilovemiami365.com
Sydney Cooper http://sydneycooper.com
Paul Clemence http://paulclemence.com
Gregory Coates http://www.gregorycoates.blogspot.com
Edward Crowell II http://edcrowelliitheartist.wix.com/ed-ii
Craig Cully http://www.craigcully.com
Betsy Eby http://www.betsyeby.com
Nicolas Guillen IV http://www.nicolasguillen4th.com
Linda Lippa http:/lippa.biz
Christin Paige Minnotte http://www.christinpaigeminnotte.com
Philip Ross Munro http://www.philiprossmunro.com
Ethan Murrow http://www.bigpaperairplane.com
Mark Osterman http://mark-osterman.blogspot.com
Erin Parish http:/erinparish.com
Tom Parish http:/tomparish.net
Kenneth Perenyi http://www.kenperenyi.com
Gilda Snowden http://gildasnowden.com
Juan Carlos Zaldivar. http://www.zaldivar.info/main.html