Celebrate with Artblog! Announcing our 2021 Silent Auction and 18th Happy Birthday Party

As we close out our 18th year and launch into our 19th, we would love to celebrate with you at our auction and birthday party. Support artists and support Artblog by buying art, online, from Oct. 23-28 on Better World!!!

[ED. Note: Come to our auction closing and 18th Birthday Party, October 28, 2021, 7-8PM! Register for tickets today, on Eventbrite!]

Colorful ceramic teapot with exaggerated spout and handle, with a portrait of Mae Jemison drawn in the center of the body of the pot.
Roberto Lugo, “Gun Teapot: Mae Jemison and Dorothy Pitman Hughes”. Glazed stoneware, slip, steel, epoxy, enamel. 8.5″ x 6″ x 7″. Featured in Artblog’s 2021 Auction

Artblog’s 2021 Auction and Birthday Party!

Auction Online at BetterWorld*
Saturday, October 23, 8:00AM TO Thursday, October 28, 8:00PM
Birthday Celebration Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8 PM – Online on Zoom

Hey, Friends! It’s our second pandemic-year auction! We’re holding Artblog’s auction and birthday celebration online for safety reasons and also to make the auction and party as accessible as possible. This year, the auction site is at Better World, and you don’t need to sign up to participate. Our auction is public and available to browse now– but come back Oct. 23, 8 AM, when the auction goes LIVE with even more artwork! Check out the stunning art from excellent contemporary Philadelphia artists like Roberto Lugo, Annette Monnier, Mikel Elam, Rebecca Rutstein, and Bryan Warner! You can find the list as of today (and it’s still growing!) below, along with information about our birthday celebration.


You don’t need a sales pitch from us! You know Philadelphia art is excellent, and you want to support artists. Artblog wants to support artists, too, and we are offering 25% of the sale price back to the artist as a token of respect for their importance to you, to us, and to Philadelphia. We hope to see you soon, at Artblog’s 2021 auction!

2021 Featured Artists

Acori Honzo, Adam Lovitz, Annette Monnier, Betty Leacraft, Bryan Warner, Candace Karch, Cindy Stockton Moore, Evvy Edinberg, Henry Bermudez, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Kay Healy, Kees Holterman, Keyonna Butler, Kristen Neville Taylor, Lauren Whearty, Laurence Salzmann, Maria Dumlao, Marilyn Holsing, Marta Sanchez, Mat Tomezsko, Meghan O’Neill, Michelle Marcuse, Mikel Elam, Miriam Singer, Oli Knowles, Patricia Renee’ Thomas, Rebecca Rutstein, Roberta and Libby, Roberto Lugo, Rosa Leff, Sarah Gamble, Terri Saulin, Tim McFarlane, and more (list incomplete)

Blue paper cut artwork of a city corner, featuring a large restaurant sign that says "chop suey hung farlow," on an orange and yellow watercolor background.
Rosa Leff, “Low.” Paper. 16×20″ (framed to 18×22″). Featured in Artblog’s 2021 Auction

2021 Featured Local Merchandise and Experiences

Also this year, we have tours and jewelry on offer!


Vintage Art Finds at Affordable Prices

For the first time this year we have a special auction section with vintage art (most of it framed and all of it in great shape!) from the collection of art lover and Philadelphia attorney, Marjorie Stern Jacobs. This great collection includes works by international favorites like Jovan Obican and Jean-Pierre Weill, as well as work by local artists Ron Dembosky, Pamela Sinkler, and two gorgeous embroidered folk art pieces (artists unknown).

Blue fabric artwork embroidered with many animals surrounding a stream, some drinking and others resting on a nearby hill or mountain.
“Folk art Wall hanging” by Folk artist (unkown, possibly Hmong). Hand embroidered on dark blue cloth. Dowel sleeve on back for hanging. Not framed. Good condition. 31″ (w) x 33 1/4″ (h). Featured in Artblog’s 2021 Auction

Auction Closing Party Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 – 8 PM, Zoom

Be sure to meet us for our auction closing party on Zoom, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8 PM! In addition to celebrating Artblog’s 18th Birthday, we will be featuring “flash studio tours” by select auction artists, and a never before seen, stripped-down set by philly indie band Queen of Jeans. Wear your best loungewear, and bring popcorn, beverages and good cheer to share our 18th year celebration with us! Help cheer Artblog on as we head into our 19th year in 2022!
Smiles required. No masks.

2021 Auction Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors, who provide needed funds that will help us run the auction and party! Help us thank them by checking out their websites and patronizing their services!


Artblog’s 2021 Auction is Sponsored by Griffith Insurance Agency, Jeff “City” Block, The City Block Team, Jeremy Frank & Associates, Philadelphia Independents, and Steve Kimbrough

Artblog Auction Sponsors for WORDPRESS 3

Final note for you!

Friends, in case you missed it, we have a Pop- Up Shop! We suggest you whet your appetite for the auction by checking out our eminently affordable and locally printed blank books, t-shirts, stickers and more!

*BetterWorld automatically attaches 2 additional charges to each transaction, both of which you can opt out of. To opt out of the credit card fee, which is fine, and Artblog will pay it, deselect the button next to “I want to cover the $— credit card transaction fee.” The second fee is the Better World fee — which is not required of you, and the money does NOT come to Artblog but goes to Better World to support them. You will find this fee labeled: “fundraising costs for this organization” Under that fee, “click on the “?”  A paragraph of text explains the fee covers the costs of Better World. You can certainly support them in what they do! But if you choose not to, then read the last sentence in the paragraph, and click the hyperlink at the end of the text that says ” …please click here” and a window opens where you can opt out of the fee.

Painting of a cluster of diamond shapes in the center of a swirling night sky, above the silhouette of a forrest tree line.
Sarah Gamble, “Untitled”. Print on paper, unframed. 18”x15”. Featured in Artblog’s 2021 Auction