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SAVE THE DATE for The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction! On Saturday, July 30, 2016 The Watermill Center brought together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction. Watermill’s International Summer Program participants came from over 28 countries to create installations and performances throughout our eight-and-a-half acre grounds for the event. The funds raised support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs, that provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

The Watermill Center collaborated with The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), as part of this year’s summer benefit & auction. Entitled As We Lay Dying, The Bruce High Quality Foundation presented a variety of works and performances interspersed throughout The Center’s grounds accompanied by sound installations adapted from recent recordings by Oscar nominee singer/songwriter, ANOHNI (aka Anthony Hegarty).

6:00pm cocktails, performances, silent auction, art installations part i
8:00pm dinner, live auction
10:00pm dancing, dessert, art installations part ii
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Cocktail Ticket: $650 [$600 tax-deductible]
buyer can enjoy cocktail hours between 6:00-8:00pm

Contributor Ticket: $1,250 [$1,100 tax-deductible]
seating for one at dinner; buyer will be credited as contributor in the evening program

Donor Ticket: $1,500 [$1,350 tax-deductible]
seating for one at dinner; buyer will be credited as donor in the evening program

Vice Chair Ticket: $2,500 [$2,350 tax-deductible]
seating for one at dinner; buyer is credited as benefactor in the evening program

Patron Table for 10: $15,000 [$13,500 tax-deductible]
buyer is credited as patron in the evening program

Benefactor Table for 10: $25,000 [$23,500 tax-deductible]
buyer is credited as benefactor in the evening program

Distinguished Benefactor Table for 10: $50,000 [$48,500 tax-deductible]
buyer is credited as distinguished benefactor in the evening program and will receive one page of advertising in the auction catalog

To contribute by mail or email, please download the order form here. All sales are final.

All press inquires related to The Watermill Center’s annual summer benefit, please contact press@watermillcenter.org

The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit is curated by Noah Khoshbin.
Image credit: The Daily Splice by Adam Hale

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The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction Press Coverage

PHOTOS | Watermill Documentation Team | BFA
Patrick McMullan part one | part two | part three | part four

“At the Watermill Center’s annual gala, held on Saturday, July 25, the woods of eastern Long Island were once again alive with magical happenings…”
-Architectural Digest, Watermill Center Hosts Its 22nd Annual Gala
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“The Watermill Center’s annual gala is one of the most spectacular evenings on the New York social calendar…”
-artnet news, 10 Lavish Summer Art Events in Exotic Places Around the World
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“Those lucky enough to slot this shindig into their social calendar will be treated to dramatic art installations and performances, not to mention a beautiful outdoor dinner party dinner on the center’s bucolic eight-acre grounds…”
-artnet news, 8 of the Hippest Summer Art Parties to Crash with Friends
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“The Burning Man of the gala scene” is how one young patron described the Watermill Center’s annual benefit and auction, which took place this weekend on the performance art center’s sprawling campus in Water Mill, New York…”
-artnet news, Inside the Watermill Center’s Annual Benefit, aka the “Burning Man of the Gala Scene
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“FADA: House of Madness, was the spectacle that everyone comes out east to see.”
ArtNews, ROBERT WILSON’S WATERMILL CENTER THROWS A GALA OUT EAST WITHOUT WEST
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“Long Island’s Watermill Center—an incubator for emerging artists and interdisciplinary approaches to artmaking—will soon host the 22nd edition of its annual summer benefit and auction, featuring work by artists and designers from some 25 countries. As bidding opens on Artsy, I highlight works by seven emerging artists that smart collectors will be vying for.”
-Artsy, 7 Must-Own Works from Watermill’s Auction
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“The high-wattage glamour of the art world was on full display at the 23rd annual Watermill Center Benefit & Auction.”
Hamptons Magazine, Invited

“This is arguably the art world’s party of the summer: a performance art extravaganza set on the wooded Hamptons property that surrounds Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.”
Observer, Party: “FADA: House of Madness,” the 23rd Annual Watermill Center Benefit and Auction at the Watermill Center
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“The Watermill Center Benefit is a highlight of the Hamptons art and social scenes, and it has only grown in popularity. Attendance and donations for Saturday night’s 23rd annual event sold more tickets than any previous year. Between the coveted year- round artist residency spots, an international summer program, and a new residency space in the works, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the center.”
-VOGUE, “There’s No Sleep in the Hamptons”: Ja Rule, Max Osterweis, Caroline Vreeland, and More at The Watermill Center Benefit
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“The Watermill Center’s annual summer gala is a gathering of partygoers and patrons that ranks among the biggest and most outlandish of the art world’s summer season.”
-The Wall Street Journal, Robert Wilson Keeps It Weird at the Watermill Center
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The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please contact us at +1 212 253 7484 or email us at info@watermillcenter.org

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