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Davidson Galleries 44th Anniversary Auction and Beth Cullom Benefit

  • Davidson Galleries 313 Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

PREVIEW IN GALLERY September 15th - 17th

Davidson Galleries will host an in-house auction that will take place in two parts. The evening will begin with a silent auction of over 150 lots of prints and works on paper and culminate in a live auction of 60 lots. A print catalog will be issued and all lots will be available to browse online as of September 1st. Click on the link above for more information and to register. Davidson Galleries will be accepting absentee bids for both the silent and the live auctions. 

A portion of the proceeds raised by this auction will go to benefit our distinguished colleague, Beth Cullom. Beth founded the Cullom Gallery and was member of the Seattle Prints Arts board for many years. 

In 2007 gallery founder and curator Beth Cullom opened Cullom Gallery in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, sharing a front door with the well-established, Davidson Galleries, and occupying a small corner of the larger gallery's mezzanine. For the previous eleven years, Cullom had worked for Carolyn Staley, the region's respected expert in ukiyo-e and modern Japanese woodblock prints. Initially showcasing the work of historic and contemporary Japanese woodblock print artists, by the summer of 2010 Cullom Gallery had stretched its focus to include contemporary works, necessitating a move to a larger ground floor space in the Panama Hotel Building, a National Historic Landmark in Seattle's Japantown and International District. In the summer of 2013, in response to market conditions, and her goals of fostering stronger connections among new and existing art collectors and institutions, Cullom shifted the gallery to a mobile and online model. Since the fall of 2013, Cullom Gallery has reached its audience via monthly evening and afternoon pop-up events staged in area hotel lobbies, arts institutions and apartment high-rises; and via month-long exhibition partnerships with fellow gallerists who occupy brick and mortar locations.

Since April of 2015, after receiving a cancer diagnosis, Beth has elected to begin the process of closing Cullom Gallery in order to spend time with her family and devote time to getting well. An October partnership with studio e and exhibit of works by Juliet Shen will be the gallery's final event.

Later Event: September 18