My absolute favorite time of year is when the Visual Studies Workshop has it's annual Benefit Auction. I have been attending for years and very rarely do I come away without an amazing new piece for my home. Back in the day, you used to have to attend the event to bid on and purchase a piece. Well, that is a thing of the past. Now, you can bid for your favorites online (bidding began yesterday) so these gorgeous pieces are now available to everyone, not just the folks up here in Rochester. Keep an eye on the site over the next month. Pieces will be added by various artists from all over the country who donate their work to this amazing event.
(Teapot by Fumiko Koizumi is pictured and currently available for bidding)