Friday, November 10, 2017


Press Release – for Immediate Release

P.S. 130 PTA to Hold 5th Annual Art Auction

By Ashley Kreamer Colao, Kate Fermoile, Gretchen Nealon, and Lisa Jackson Zelznick

November 9, 2017

Brooklyn, NY – The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its 5th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, November 18, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Lark located at 1007 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

Bidding is open to the public and will be entirely online at: beginning November 11, 2017 at 9:00am. Bidding will end promptly at 9:00pm on November 18. All proceeds will benefit the P.S. 130 PTA, a Title I school in Brooklyn serving over 800 students.

The auction will feature more than 80 works of art donated by a range of local and nationally recognized artists, including: 

  • William Mortensen, the last of the great pictorialist photographers, recently with retrospectives in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle;
  •  Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh, who contributed original vocal and narrative composition to the video essay Grosse Fatigue, created in collaboration with artist Camille Henrot, which was a recipient of the 55th Venice Biennale’s Silver Lion award and has since exhibited at The New Museum, The Guggenheim and The Museum of Modern Art;
  • Julie Peppito, recipient of the 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship for sculpture;
  • Scott Teplin, whose work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (NYC and San Francisco), The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, and The New York Public Library; and
  • Harvey Wang, who has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York.

There is a suggested $10 donation at the door, drinks and snacks will be served thanks to event sponsors: Wine & Spirits, Le Paddock, Brooklyn Commune, and the Windsor Terrace Food Coop. Childcare is available for a small fee just down the block at Alden Moves. 
 "This event is a wonderful way for artists and art lovers to support P.S. 130, and for P.S. 130 to support the arts community," said P.S. 130 PTA Co-President Lisa Jackson Zelznick.

"The Art Auction is an opportunity to celebrate and continue our tradition of arts enrichment at P.S. 130; we are excited to provide a network of collectors for artists, while also raising funds to support important PTA initiatives, including our Art Box program, which provides Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms with an Art Box and Art Caddy stocked with art-making materials that are available for self-directed play time."


Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick, Co-Presidents
Kate Fermoile and Gretchen Nealon, Event Co-Chairs
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