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WIN WIN 9: NIAD Art Center's
Ninth Annual Benefit Fundraiser

March 06, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Please join us online, Saturday March 6, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm PST for NIAD's annual fundraiser, Win Win 9. You can participate from anywhere in the world! Join us for a celebration of NIAD artists, a silent auction and live auction with works by artists from NIAD and the global art community. There will be music. There may be dancing. There will probably be Bingo.

It's called Win Win because everyone has a chance to take home fantastic art! 

NIAD Art Center artists have made an amazing batch of works (paintings, photographs, sculptures, fibers and drawings) in a standard 6 x 6" format. The pieces are ready to hang on your wall or to be displayed prominently on a shelf. When you purchase a ticket, you will receive one 6x6" work of art randomly selected for you (shipped). Money raised by this benefit goes to the NIAD Art Center general operating fund (which means we get to keep the lights on onsite and in our virtual studio, and paint in everyone's pots for another day).

A selection of 6x6 artworks created by NIAD artists during shelter in place.

Image: a selection of 6x6" artworks created by NIAD artists especially for Win Win 9.  

Also included in the event is a silent auction featuring works from more than 20 NIAD artists, and a live auction featuring works from other contemporary artists from the Bay Area and beyond who support NIAD. (Yes, you can attend the Zoom event and bid without buying a ticket; you just won't get a 6x6 canvas.) 

Watercolor by Ann Meade

You can bid on this artwork by NIAD artist Ann Meade. Watercolor on paper, 2017. 22 x 30".

Sponsorship opportunities are open now. Let's talk about all the ways you can support NIAD's programs. Click on the ticket link below to see all the benefits at each purchase level. We thank you for your support!

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All Are Welcome

No Purchase Required

Once you Register above, you will receive updates via e-mail and text messages about auction items and the virtual program.

How to Participate

1. Bid in the Silent Auction

Our Auction is OPEN NOW through Saturday March 6, 2:15 PM PST! Browse and set your Auto-Bids.


How to Bid      Auction FAQs


2. Get ready for Win Win with NIAD art digital backgrounds, a party hat, snack mix recipe, and more!


Digital Party Pack


3. Preview Live Auction artworks and select Watch Item to save your favorites!

Diptych by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Another World is Possible

It is Possible, With Dedicated Work by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo. Black gesso, flashe, colored pencil on panel, 2021. Diptych, 11x14" each panel.


3. Join us Saturday March 6, 1pm PST for Win Win 9!

Look for a text or email with the Zoom link, also available here.


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4. Become a Sponsor!

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Whatever you are able to give, you will make a difference.

Raven Harper, NIAD Artist, creating a ceramic face vase.

"Art is about remembering for me. It comes to my mind that we should remember our ancestors. It's about the things you have that you can be thankful for. I remember Dr. King and Rosa Parks and the old ways and the way they showed us.

There is power in learning history. Celebrating Black hair is important to me and exploring it in my clay sculptures of Black people. Black cultural icons are important to my practice also, especially Aretha Franklin. Aretha inspired a lot of people and showed herself in a good way." - Raven Harper, NIAD Artist

Silent Auction:

Bidding has started! The Silent Auction includes NIAD artists Alan Perez, Alice Sampson, Ann Meade, Carlota Rodriguez, Christian Vassell, Danny Thach, Dorian Reid, Elena Rossi, Esmeralda Silva, Felicia Griffin, Heather Hamann, Jason Powell-Smith, Jean McElvane, Jonathan Valdivias, Joseph Rux, Julie MacDonald, Karen May, Luis Estrada, Maria Radilla, Matthew Wilson, Peter Harris, Shana Harper, Shantae Robinson, Susan Wise, Sylvia Fragoso, Tre'von Silva. Bidding ends Saturday March 6 at 2:15pm PST.

Live Auction:

Preview Live Auction artworks by artists from the Bay Area and beyond who support NIAD's mission: Alicia McCarthy, Arstanda Billy White, Cliff Hengst, Erin McCluskey Wheeler, Kari Simonsen, Kelly Ording, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Marlon Mullen, Sahar Khoury, Scott Hewicker, Shannon Finnegan & Bojana Coklyat, Simon Tran, Ruby Neri, Rumi Koshino, Veronica DeJesus, Woody De Othello. Bidding will be live on Zoom, Saturday March 6.

Auctioneer: Alyson Schacherer

Win Win 9 is possible because of the generous support of community members who commit to making this party a win for everyone involved. We thank you!

Art World Sponsors

Adams and Ollman, Alyson Fried, Alyson Schacherer, Companion-Platform, Do the Next Right Thing, Paulson Fontaine Press, Forager Wines,
GoldLine Brands Wines, Antonia Dapena-Tretter, Anton Stuebner, JTT, John Ziesenhenne, Kala Art Institute, Karen DiDomenicis, Kapp Kapp, Kim Huhta, Laurel Shear, Lizeht Zepeda, Lexa Walsh, Nicole Ferdinando, Pam Martin, pt. 2 Gallery, Patrick Coogan, Pixar, Ratto's, Sarah Rothstein, SHRINEYoung Space

Become a sponsor now and get your name listed too. Use the ticket link to make your contribution, or email to learn more.

 A brightly colored abstract painting that's 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall, with large green, red, and yellow shapes stacked atop one another, against a sky blue background.

Background image: Marlon Mullen, Untitled (P3309), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24x36" (this artwork is not in the auction)

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