The 18th Gallery Gala: homecoming
Your Biennial Opportunity to Purchase Works Directly from the Museum’s Walls
66 works — all by favorite regional artists— in the current First Floor West Wing exhibition are for sale by silent auction.


Gallery Gala brings together artists, collectors and the community for a spectacular evening reception and Silent Auction. Extraordinary foods, custom drinks and an opportunity to choose (and own) unique artworks combine for an evening of fun. And yes, we encourage those bare-knuckled bidding wars!

Designed to raise funds and make friends in support of the Museum, the Gala attracts the collectors of the region who recognize that the show and sale presents the best works by the area’s outstanding artists. Beginning collectors are also encouraged to attend, and works are sold at prices for all pocketbooks. All proceeds benefit Museum exhibitions, educational programs and special events.


We are accepting bids now through this fall; the gavel will come down on all sales at 8 pm on 17 November. Visit the galleries to place your bid, then join us in November for the live Gala event and be sure you’re the top bidder at the auction’s close. If you are unable to attend the Gallery Gala on 17 November, we will be happy to take a proxy bid for you, call 607.734.3697 ext.120 prior to the event, and we’ll keep you informed of your bid’s progress.


The live event is $20 for Not-Yet-Members, and Free for Members. Reservations are welcome, but not necessary. Reserve your tickets by emailing

JAN KATHER Elmira Heights, NY
Peony II
digital photograph on metal, 20 x 20 inches
current bid  $300
Gallery Gala: online.
The Online Auction Closed 10 November

A special capsule collection of artworks will be sold in this season's Gallery Gala fundraiser by online auction only! See the works in the Second Level West Wing Galleries, and then plan your bid strategy using Bidding For Good, the e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers, and socially responsible businesses.

The online portion of the Gallery Gala auction closed on 10 November at 10pm.

Home Fires
oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches 
minimum bid  $750    BUY IT NOW!  $1500
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