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Flux Factory Annual Art Auction

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5

$65 – $500
Embroidered flyer made by Maria Lulu Varona

Flux Factory Annual Art Auction
Thursday, November 21st, 6-9PM

EFA Project Space
323 W 39th St, Manhattan

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Flux Factory’s annual gala and silent auction returns for its 13th year. Come party at our biggest event of the year with an open bar, delicious catered food by Muse Dodd, game by Walker Tufts, and much more!

Over 50 artworks donated by Flux artists and community members will be available for silent auction. Proceeds from the auction support Flux Factory’s prolific exhibitions -thanks to you, we can keep all our public events free and compensate artists for their work.

To get a jump on your bid, or to support Flux Factory from afar, you can go to our Paddle8 Auction. Online bidding will close at 5pm on November 20th.


Thank you to our Auction Chair, and Flux Factory’s newest Board Member, Rodrigo Sanchez.

2019 Annual Art Auction Honorees

Sheila Lewandowski, founding Executive Director of Chocolate Factory Theater, has not only nurtured this beloved performance space since 2004, but also has emerged as a key civic leader in Long Island City. Sheila engages deeply with controversial local subjects, with sensitivity to those in need and a wonkish genius to see into the heart of an issue and catalyze solutions that address Queens’ broad and diverse needs. Sheila serves on LIC’s Community Board 2, organizes the Taste of LIC, formerly served as Managing Director of the Queens Council on the Arts, and was recently honored as a visionary leader by Bennington College. Beyond the bonafides, Sheila advocates in unseen ways for many in need and has been an irreplaceable influence on Flux Factory’s sustainability efforts.

Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist, educator and writer whose output is as prolific as it is varied. Her solo exhibition, Wayfinding, commissioned by the Studio Museum of Harlem, is now on view at St. Nicholas Park. Chloë is chair of the Queens College MFA program, where she is a professor of art and social practice and where she co-directs Social Practice Queens, a current Rubin Foundation awardee. As a key social practice artist and thinker of the last decade, Chloë has long been an influence and co-conspirator in Flux Factory’s participatory leanings. The first collaboration was “Traffic Disruption Village”, in which Chloë staged a traffic jam so long that travelers stuck there created their own bivouacs and design strategies in an imagined itinerant society. Honoring Chloe at this moment in Flux’s evolution acts as a reminder of our foundational mission and priorities, to lift up challenging, socially engaged work in defiance of market forces.


Thank you to our Wine Sponsor



Produced with hand-harvested grapes from select high-altitude vineyards located in the Andes provinces of Argentina, we are thrilled to be serving Terrazas de los Andes wines at this year’s auction.

Thank you to our Beer Sponsor


Thank you to our generous Beer Sponsor, Lagunitas. Their beers are available in 20-ish countries and growing. They regularly support local communities by turning beer into money for the cause (like for Flux Factory), and are in the business of brewing IPA and other fine ales. As they like to say: wherever you go: beer speaks, people mumble. Flux Factory is proud to serve their delicious brew at the 2019 Annual Art Auction.



November 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
$65 – $500


The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th St
Manhattan, 10018 United States
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(212) 563 5855
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