Upcoming Events


The 11th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party
June 15th, 7-10PM

Another World (is possible).

Let’s take a night off from Earth and celebrate our fantastical selves.


Regular Party Tickets at Door $35

VIP Tickets at Door for access to 6-7 PM VIP Happy Hour $150*

This June, Gallery Aferro celebrates all that is unique and exciting about the arts and community with our 11th annual benefit art auction and party unlike any other gala. MCs Justin Williams and Johann Chacko, DJ AJoya Angola Thompson, and surprise guests will take you away, to another world:

  • Two Floors of Extraordinary Artworks up for Bid Just for One Night.
  • Delectable Refreshments, Strong Icy Cocktails and Roving Ice Cream Bar.
  • Music and Gratuitous Art Weirdness.
  • Cash Raffle and Epic Prizes Galore.

All proceeds support our nonprofit programs, including, but not even remotely limited to year-round exhibitions and public events, such as workshops, artist talks, and screenings; artist residencies including two new fellowships for parent-artists and women artists of color; publications; public art; educational offerings; collaborations; legacy work and curatorial stewardship for elder artists; and innovative, community-responsive projects.

We want to gratefully acknowledge event sponsors Rutgers-Newark University, NJPAC, The LL Group at Merrill Lynch, NJ Asset Management, and Redd’s Biergarten, and to supporters All Points West Distillery for cocktail, and to Remco Press for being Gallery Aferro’s printer of choice.

Artists with artwork in auction include Joe Ahearn, Ibrahim Ahmed III, Gregory Amenoff, Eddie Arning, Les Ayre, Matt Bailer, Hugo Xavier Bastidas, M. Beerman, Barbara Beirre, Anonda Bell, Patricia A.Bender, Kim Berman, Per Billgren, Mashell Black, Terry Bodie, Amy Brian, Daniel Brophy, James Brown, Matthew Burcaw, Charles Burwell, Karlos Cárcamo, Deric Carner, Nanett Carter, Ash Casti, Elizabeth Catlett, William Chester, Vincent Ciniglio, John Coburn, Santiago Cohen, Willie Cole, Christopher Cozier, Pradeep Dalal, Ian Davis, Jane R.Dell, Dan Dezarn, Donna Stackhouse, Mary Lou Dooley Waller, Chris Drudy, Keith Duncan, Mia Duran, Torkwase Dyson, Dahlia Elsayed, Eugenio Espinosa, Alfred Fayami, Stephen Flemister, Carla Gannis, Illiana Emilia Garcia, Reginald K.Gee, Ron Giangiordano, Elizabeth Gilfilen, Sam Gilliam, Marsha Goldberg, Geri Hahn, Heather Hart, Cynthia Hawkins, Christine Heller, Toru Hayashi, Hugh Hayden, Carl Hazelwood, Don Hazlitt, Lucia Hierro, Peter Homitsky, Francis Kahuri, Micheal W. Kaminsky, Jayson Keeling, Paul Keene, Barbara Klein, Elka Krajewska, Janice Krasnow, Julian Kreimer, Irving Kriesberg, Marcia Kure, Hal Laessig, Jo Lamb, Lancelott, Juanita Lanzo, Alyssa Lawler, Pat Lay, Greg Leshe, Wendy Letven, Donald Locke, Al Loving, Jodie Lynkeechow, John Matturri, Bill May, Anne Q. McKeown, Bud McNichol, Jay Milder, James O. Mitchell, E.J.Montgomery, John Bunion Murray, Michael Tyson Murray, Augustus Nazzaro, Floyd Newsum Jr., Aydan Ozalp, Amy Park, Jungeon Park, Tara Parsons, Rachel Perry, Gary Peterson, Heidi Pollard, Ron E.A.Powell, Lina Puerta, Ann Rosen, Mark Roussel, Michiko Rupnow, David Salle, Jenny Salomon, Kern Samuel, Rácmolnár Sándor, Miriam Schapiro, Gil Scullion, Sam Sebren, Jamel Shabazz, Fran Shalom, Luvon Sheppard, Xaviera Simmons, Penny Siopis, Yoland Skeete, Kiki Smith, May Stevens, Linda Streicher, Ceaphas Stubbs, Natalie Talocci, CraigTaylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Denyse Thomasos, Joanne Thorton, David Torres II, Christopher Ulivo, Mary A. Valverde, VanOs, Christian Anthony Vigoya, Alex Villar, Joe Waks, Alison Weld, Nico Wheadon, Wolf Williams, Gail Winbury, Layqa Nuna Yawar, Emma Zghal, Kevin Zucker, and others.

Find the Facebook event here.

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Image by Kevin Durkin