The Factory, a Warhol-themed annual artist showcase by Studio Two Three, proved once again this year that it’s not Richmond’s average fundraiser. Known for turning the classic charity auction on its head, Studio Two Three hosted this year’s live and silent auction on September 21, bringing together 50+ local and nationally-known artists to raise over $90,000. The funds from The Factory fundraiser will support Studio Two Three’s programming and capital expansion.
Based in Scott’s Addition, Studio Two Three provides artists with the space, tools and classes they need to find the thing they love and to make it. The local nonprofit organization features studio facilities, co-making workspace, classes and workshops, community events, lectures, and artist membership. In addition, Studio Two Three provides community members with 24/7 access to presses, darkroom, digital lab, communal workspace, and individual studios and offices. The organization is currently home to over 100 members working across many disciplines.
Participating artists in The Factory event supporting Studio Two Three this year included: Will Anderson, Lisa Bagby, Andy Bality, Seth Bauserman, Sukenya Best, Sally Bowring, Emmy Bright, KB, Laurie Carnohan, Marc Cheatham, Mike Collier, Braxton Congrove, Erika Diamond, Erika Diamond, Mary Fleming, Pam Fox, David Freed, John Freyer, Sarah Hand, Richard Harris, Ashley Hawkins, Mattie Hinkley, Mary Holland, Brooke Inman, Sarah Irvin, Aimee Joyaux, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, Aijung Kim, Blythe King, Pam Lawton, Lightbox Print Co, Christina Lindholm, Abigail Lucien, Kat Lyons, Chris Milk, Harrison Moenich, Jaydan Moore, Cindy Neuschwander, Chris Palmer, Alyssa Salomon, Joe Seipel, Frankie Slaughter, Tanja Softic, Pam Sutherland, Wesley Taylor, Barbara Tisserat, Sophie Treppendahl, Kendra Wadsworth, Dennis Winston, Willie Anne Wright, and Hillary Zell.
For more information about Studio Two Three, visit www.studiotwothree.org or visit 3300 W. Clay Street in Scott’s Addition. If you were unable to attend The Factory but would still like to donate, click here to support Studio Two Three.