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By Jessica Ladd, PRC Fall 2012 Intern

What do we think of when we hear the word “auction”? Is it the booming voice of the auctioneer over the microphone? Or maybe it’s the bidders battling over who has the highest bid? What about all the interesting items being bid upon? Since the day I began my internship at the PRC in September, all I heard people talking about was the auction. In the months before, there was so much to do.  Artists would come to the PRC, dropping off large, square packages that I knew were filled with brilliant works of art. When I unwrapped each package, I felt like I was holding a fortune in my hands. They were all so different, so unique. When the night of the auction finally came, I was excited, but also a little nervous because I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I was going to be an art handler, which meant I was going to hold pieces up for the bidders to see during the live auction.

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My photographs materialize mainly out of happenstance, decisively wandering while looking to capture and connect the mind’s dots.  These narrative works portray repetitious themes of time, home, and growth.  Recently, I have extended my interests to roles of the self, producing scenes both altered and naturally occurring, challenging the viewer’s notions of self placement.

The concept of realizing a moment instantaneously as I had experienced it, was foremost the notion which pushed me away from painting and into photography.  Painting as a medium was never fast enough for me and I quickly became frustrated, creating under or over-worked pieces, all poor attempts at illustrating what I thought was important to see and remember.  Through film photography, I partake in this tangible, immediate medium, which extends its tools of film type and process to produce imagery consistent with my concepts.

After working for nearly a decade within post-production for small to large businesses, Stephanie hopes to broaden her experiences and knowledge for a career change into arts administration.  With her internship at the PRC, she hopes to learn hands on operational practices from this successful non-profit arts center.  She will focus on the Connections Network and preparations for the PRC’s annual art auction this fall.

In addition to preparing for a new career in arts administration, Stephanie is also the Managing Director for local artist collective Rifrákt.  A nomadic group of 8 local artists, spanning works from illustration to photography to lithography, Rifrákt aims to foster artistic growth and engage surrounding communities amongst the arts.

www.stephaniegoode.com / /  www.rifrakt.com

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The time is here… Get your tickets and bids in now and come out and support the PRC in its largest and most important fundraiser of the year.

This is an elegant and fun event – the food by East meets West is excellent and plentiful, it includes all refreshments, dessert, coffee, and even parking (just rsvp before). And of course you also get fantastic company, a beautiful art deco space, and the opportunity to walk home with an amazing photograph (and did we mention all of them come framed?). Ticket info is below.

Preview the catalogue by clicking above or here and see pics from last year’s gala event here. For those not in town, absentee bids can be taken on any item, live or silent. The PRC staff will have their pencils ready! See you Saturday.

TICKETS: $50 per individual ticket, $40 per non-member.

This includes one copy of the auction catalogue, one paddle, buffet from East Meets West, beverages, and parking with advance reservations. Contact Caleb Cole at 617.975.0600 for tickets, reservations, and bids. Mastercard, Visa, checks, cash accepted.

AUCTION: Saturday, October 24, 2009
808 Gallery at 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Reception and silent auction begins at 5:30pm; Live auction begins at 7:00pm. The silent will close in increments after the close of the live auction.

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

Michael Kenna, Blackpool Pier, Lancashire, England 1983, 1983, Gelatin Silver Print, 8 15/16 x 6 3/16 inches, Signed recto, Courtesy of Anonymous Donor

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

William Wegman, Lean To, 2002, C-Print, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, Edition 1/12, Signed verso, Courtesy of Artist.

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

Stephen Petegorsky, Untitled #1, 1991/2009, Archival Inkjet Print, 14 1/2 x 18 inches, Edition 3/25, Signed recto, Courtesy of Artist.

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

Gordon Parks, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joe Waite, Hostler’s Helper, and Alez Nipper, Boss Wiper, in the Canadian Pacific Round House, 1945 Gelatin Silver Print, 9 3/16 x 9 3/8 inches, Not editioned, Not signed, Courtesy of Lee Gallery

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

Andre M. Brown, Ball on Ice, 2007, Archival Inkjet Print, 12 x 12 inches, Edition 2/25, Signed verso, Courtesy of Artist.

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction-on Mondays and Thursdays-each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

Minor White, LaRue Backlit, circa 1961, Gelatin Silver Print, 6 3/8 x 8 inches, Not editioned, Not signed, Courtesy of Lee Gallery.

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This fall, close to 150 vintage and contemporary photographs go up for auction to benefit the PRC and its programming. Above is one of the amazing images on which you can bid.

In this new feature on the PRC blog, we will be featuring two generous donations from the 2009 PRC Benefit Auction—on Mondays and Thursdays—each week through the summer and fall. Tickets will be available in August and a catalogue will be posted online in September.

Click here or on the above image for more information and keep checking back!

TRIIIBE, Fine, 2009, Archival Inkjet Print, 31 1/2 x 30 inches, AP, Signed recto, Courtesy of Artist and Gallery Kayafas.

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