14 Apr 2015 Gould Award Dinner & Auction
Thanks to everyone who attended our sold out benefit dinner April 22. It was a great night and we appreciate all your generous auction bids! Congratulations to Gould Award winners Paul Harbaugh and Kevin Gramer. Above: The vivacious Natascha Seideneck auctions off a vintage Hal Gould print, donated by the Open Shutter Gallery, Durango.
Event Location: Vita, 1575 Boulder St, Denver. Valet Parking Provided
Date: Wednesday, April 22
6 pm – Silent Auction, Complimentary Wine, Cash Bar
7 pm – Welcome Dinner, Award Presentations, Live and Silent Auction.
Hosts Donna Altieri, Carol Keller, and Valerie Santerli invite you to the 2015 Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award Dinner and Auction. Honoring Paul Harbaugh and Kevin Gramer for their curatorial program at the Byers Evans House Gallery.
Month of Photography founder Mark Sink and CPAC Executive Director Rupert Jenkins will present our honorees, collector/curator Paul Harbaugh and Kevin Gramer, former director of the Byers Evans House Gallery, with their awards. The award recognizes their notable exhibitions partnership established in 2008, which ended just recently with Mr. Gramer’s retirement. Their association resulted in photography shows by Myron Wood, Laura Gilpin, Lisa Law, The Denver Salon, and Kristen Hatgi Sink, among many others.
During the evening you’ll also get a chance to bid on dozens of exciting items in our live and silent auctions, hosted by artist Natascha Seideneck.
Individual Tickets: $125
Sponsor Table 4 Tickets: $750
Sponsor Table 6 Tickets: $1,000
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The Hal Gould Award is given annually to people and organizations that have made significant contributions to raising awareness, value, and appreciation of photography in the Mountain West region. Your support will directly benefit CPAC’s planned relocation to a larger, more central Denver facility.
Other auction items will be added soon.
Trained as a scientist, Paul Harbaugh received much of his post-graduate education on the road, documenting and collecting material culture, photographs, and other artwork from around the globe. Like many others he was mentored by Hal Gould, owner of the Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver. Together with his wife Teresa, he built a significant photography collection that generated exhibitions at Camera Obscura by Walker Evans, Todd Webb, Philippe Halsman, Laura Gilpin, and Dmitri Baltermants.
His volunteer curatorship with the Byers-Evans House Gallery dates back to 2006. There, working with Kevin Gramer, he has presented exhibitions ranging from the graphic art of Herbert Bayer to the psychedelic art of Denver’s Family Dog music posters. Gramer writes that Paul has spent hundreds of hours each year working to facilitate the exhibitions. His Byers-Evans House photography shows include exhibitions by Myron Wood, Hal Gould, Laura Gilpin, The Denver Salon, Mark Sink, Kristen Hatgi Sink, Lisa Law, James Milmoe, and David Tippit. Paul credits his friendships within the Colorado art community as one of his most treasured assets.
Until recently, Kevin Gramer was the Denver Community Museums Director for History Colorado. In that capacity he managed two house museums: the Grant-Humphreys Mansion and the Byers-Evans House Museum. During his twenty-six years at the Byers-Evans House, Kevin developed the museum to be a community-gathering place offering theater, music, educational programs, special events, and art.
Kevin’s working relationship with Paul Harbaugh dates back to 2008, when Paul began curating art exhibitions for the Byers-Evans House Gallery. He writes that “Paul has spent hundreds of hours each year working to facilitate the exhibitions support of the gallery program…He has had a profound impact on the visibility of the museum within the greater Denver region.”