Artists and attendees,
Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate the time and energy you put in, the talent you brought to bear, and the generosity of your donations. We had hoped that this auction might be the beginning of a new direction for us. Teaming with local artists to raise funds and awareness for HAPS seemed like a natural fit. Clearly, it was. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and that would never have happened if not for the quality of your work, and the strength of your support.
We opened our doors in 1979 with the mission to provide superior training for future therapists and quality affordable psychotherapy for those in need. Today, with your help, our doors are still open, our fees are still low, and our mission is still strong.
Donna Zoll and Lisa Frankfort
Trapped Beauty – 11″ x 11″ – Photography
Terrarium – 11″ x 11″ – Photography
Heather McAlister is a pediatric RN and mother of two who comes from a long line of artists. She is trying to live up to her legacy through photography and now mobile artistry. Photography has seemed second nature to her since she spent her youth mulling over the black and white portraits her doctor grandfather developed in the bathtub and left behind after his early passing from this life. She has developed her art through classes and by assisting other photographers. Although she feels just as comfortable with a heavy DSLR or film camera in hand, she has turned to the immediacy of mobile photography as her focus in the last few years. Using a myriad of apps on the Iphone, photos are shot and then manipulated to express her artistic vision. Heather’s photographs focus on escapism, alternate realities and the magic that nature reveals when we pay attention. More about Heather McAlister here –
Ghosts of a Blackout – 70″ x 24″ – Digital photo collage
Ray Bussolari spent his formative years playing music in Boston, Massachusetts during the early days of the punk rock movement. When he wasn’t attacking drum sets, he was shooting the local scene and obtaining a film degree. For the past 12 years, Ray has lived and worked in San Francisco and New York, pursuing a career in portrait, fine art, and commercial photography. More about Ray Bussolari here –
Girl in Light – 8″ x 10″ – Photography
Transient Winter – 11″ x 14″ – Photography
Kelly Hanna is a student of city college, an intern and an artist. She spends most of her time working, but within the small moments, she knits and does photography. What inspires her the most are friends, landscapes, and the desire to experiment. She’s been a photographer for 3 years and hopes to be a concept artist for video games.
Xray, Baby 2001/2013 – 16″ x 20″ – C-print
Heidi Zumbrun is an artist currently living in Los Angeles and represented locally by the Stephen Wirtz gallery. Xray, Baby is from Zumbrun’s acclaimed Post Op and Anatomy series of large-scale images of parts of disfigured stuffed animals and toys that function as surrogate vehicles for the comprehension of psychological complexities of medical uncertainty”. More about Heidi Zumbrun here –
Youngblood – 15″ x 20″ – Illustration board gouache, watercolor, micron pen
Larry, from Deepest Fathom – 15″ x 20″ – Illustration board gouache, watercolor, micron pen
Benjamin Minter lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He has a hard time drawing anything but monsters. He likes monsters.
Zayne – 30″x 20″ – Charcoal on Rives BFK
Julian – 30″x 20″ – Charcoal on Rives BFK
Robin Page is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in printmaking and a minor in art history. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Robin took part in her first group exhibition held at the Howard County Board of Education in 2006 for Art IV High School Seniors. Robin received multiple scholarships and grants to attend MICA, such as the Presidential Scholarship and MICA Talent Grant, and has participated in various group exhibitions at MICA, including 2006 Drawing II and both 2007 and 2008 Printmaking Department shows in the Fox 2 Gallery. In 2009, Robin received funds from the Winnie Gordon Foundation for a summer study abroad in Venice, Italy. While in Venice, Robin attended the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, completed vinyl relief prints at Gian Gorini’s Venice Printmaking Studio on Murano, and participated in an Exhibition di Arte group show. Upon her return from Venice, Robin went to New York City in July 2009 to intern with master printer, Kathy Caraccio at her studio, the K. Caraccio Printing Studio, and eventually with MICA’s own Dolphin Press. In 2010 post graduation, Robin exhibited work at Shapiro’s Gallery in Baltimore and then at the Maryland Federation of Art’s Art on Paper exhibition in Annapolis in early 2011. After recently relocating to the Bay Area from Baltimore, Robin currently lives and works in Oakland specializing in portraiture. More about Robin Page –