Winterfest 2013 Art Auction Preview

We know that you consider your bike a piece of art, and we do too! But your favorite steed doesn’t have to be the only piece of bike art in your house. Check out some of this year’s incredible Winterfest art auction items! From photography to silkscreens to laser cut wood pieces, this year’s Winterfest art auction has something for everyone!

The 2013 Winterfest art auction is curated by  Victoria Heilweil. Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, curator and educator. In addition to her exhibition and curatorial history, Victoria has taught photography and design classes for the past 15 years and has recruited several of her former students to participate in the Winterfest Art Show. Victoria has a Masters in Photography from California College of the Arts.

Here are some of the highlights of the 2013 Winterfest Art Auction

Rob Prideaux photographic “Bike Trophy.” Prideaux is a still-life and product photographer who specializes in witty anti-examples.
Artist: Rob Prideaux; Title: Bike Trophies; Size: 11×14 Medium: Digital Dye Print; Value $200, starting bid $100, buy it now $225
Alexis Arnold, “Crystal Rim.” Arnold has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and originally created this work as a commission for the Art in Storefronts Project through the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Artist: Alexis Arnold Title: Crystal Rim Size: 17″ diameter Medium: bicycle rim, Borax crystals value $500, starting bid $175, buy it now $550
Pantea Karimi “Iranian Woman on a Bicycle Posing for a Photo.” Karimi has an MFA from San Jose State University and tackles sociopolitical issues with her art.  She is originally from Iran, and has been exhibited in Iran, Germany, Mexico, England and the US.
Artist: Pantea Karimi; Title: An Iranian Woman on Bicycle Posing for a Photo, 19th C.;  Size: 14×11 inches Medium; Watercolor & Silkscreen on Paper; Value $500, starting bid $175, buy it now $550
Sirron Norris, “Untitled” acrylic and spray-paint landscape. Norris is known best for his extensive public artworks including “Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission” located in San Francisco’s historic “Balmy Alley” and the Calumet Mural, located at 18th and Bryant.
Artist: Sirron Norris; Title: Untitled; Size: 12″ x 12″ ; Medium: acrylic and spray paint on wood; Value $2000, starting bid $350, buy it now $750
Phil Spitler’s laser cut wooden bike wheel. Spitler  is a Creative Technologist at Bonfire Labs in San Francisco.  In 2012 Phil collaborated on a public art piece for the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose with Victoria Heilweil.
Artist: Phil Spitler; Value $250, starting bid $125, buy it now $275

In addition to these one-of-a-kind artworks, there will be a series of art prints available for sale at the bargain price of $25 each.  Each print is bike themed and created by a local designer for Winterfest.

Print by Will Castillo, $25
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