At CoBiz Richmond: Win Win 8, NIAD’s Annual Benefit Event on March 7//

This year’s edition of our annual benefit event will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 3:00-6:00 pm at CoBiz Richmond. Tickets are available here.

Everyone’s a winner at Win Win 8, NIAD Art Center’s annual benefit event. And on Saturday, March 7 from 3-6 pm at CoBiz Richmond, 1503 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, everyone with an admission ticket takes home a randomly chosen, original artwork by a NIAD artist and enjoys delicious food and drink, delightful music and a free movie screening. Advance tickets (available only through February 22) are $50 each. General admission tickets (after February 22) are $65. Tickets are available!

What it is…

NIAD Art Center artists have made an amazing batch of works (paintings, photographs, sculptures, fibers and drawings) in a standard 6 x 6” format. The pieces are ready to hang on your wall or to be displayed prominently on a shelf. The purchase of an admission ticket guarantees one person one randomly-chosen work of art (from the event). All the money raised by the benefit goes to the NIAD Art Center general operating fund (which means we get to keep our doors open, the lights on and paint in everyone’s pots for another day).

Also included in the event is a live auction featuring works from other local contemporary artists who support the Art Center as well as a silent auction featuring works from more than 20 NIAD artists.

How it works

Doors open at 3:00 pm. You and your friends arrive anytime after that.

When you enter, you will be given a randomly chosen work of art. Look around, and say hello to other winners.

Then there is the party part: At Win Win, you can enjoy lively and esoteric tunes spun by deejay Bill Zindel. You can enjoy light refreshments including local beer (from Ghost Town Brewing) and wines (from Gold Line Brands). You can also catch a day in the life of our Art Center with a brief documentary movie and meet some of the amazing artists featured in the film!

There is also a silent auction that runs for most of the event featuring amazing works from Saul Alegria, Mireya Betances, Lisa Blevins, Jeremy Burleson, Deatra Colbert, Julio Del Rio, Luis Estrada, Sylvia Fragoso, Felicia Griffin, Shana Harper, Raven Harper, Nathan Lam, Julie MacDonald, Sara Malpass, Erica Martinez, Karen May, Ann Meade, Halisi Noel-Johnson, Maria Radilla, Dorrie Reid, Shantae Robinson, Jesus Salas, Esmeralda Silva, Tre’von Silva, Jonathan Velazquez, and Matthew Wilson.

And let’s not forget the live auction. The Art Center has asked other contemporary artists (who also support NIAD’s mission) to donate work for a live sale, including John Casey, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Cara Levine, Alicia McCarthy, Misako Miki, Marlon Mullen, Jovi Schnell, and Christine Wong Yap. Yes, you can bid on it and take it home. This year, through our online event page, you can also bid on silent auction items beginning February 22, with both onsite and offsite winners announced at Win Win 8.

What it costs…

For one admission to the party (which includes a 6 x 6” randomly-chosen piece of NIAD Art Center art), tickets are $65 each (or $50 if purchased before February 22). This also entitles you to bid in the live and silent auctions at the event as well as food and drink.

We are also offering tables of tickets for the first time – six tickets at the early bird rate, plus a pair of tickets for a NIAD artist and their plus-one ($400 total). Your name and artworks will be featured on the tabletop displays, and we’ll make sure your table is full of refreshments all evening long.

When purchasing through the event site, simply select the ‘Table of Tickets’ options and fill in the information on your guests – or feel free to purchase and leave information blank; we can register your guests up to and including the evening of the event.

How it supports NIAD…

NIAD Art Center Art has crafted a supportive and successful studio program for artists with disabilities, enabling them to use the conversations of the contemporary art world to create works that reveal the narratives of their lives. We’ve been able to do it for more than three decades. And we’ve been able to do it because of the support we garner from the community at events like this.

Our Artworld Sponsors…

Support from the contemporary art community means a lot to us and we want to thank Alissa Anderson, Marla Aufmuth, Berkeley Art Center, Tim Buckwalter, Sam Carr-Prindle, John Casey, Antonia Dapena-Tretter, Amanda Eicher, Catherine Haley Epstein, Amy Hargreaves, Caryl Horn, Amy Hosa, Cody Hudson, Kathleen King, Kathy Lam and Eve Arbogast, Scott MacLeod, Carol Newborg, Maria Porges, Sarah Rothstein, Jocelyn Saidenberg, SHRINE, Lisa Solomon, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Party, and Jay Youngdahl.

Our Event Sponsors

Ghost Town Brewing has been brewing officially since 2012; the company grew out of a tight group of a few friends who played music together in a garage. After outgrowing its garage operation, the group opened its first official brewery on Union Street in West Oakland. More information at

Foggy Notion supports Win Win year after year, and provides in-kind support to NIAD’s exhibitions and studio program as a part of their business activities. An anchor retail small business in the Inner Richmond, Foggy Notion is located at 124 Clement Street in San Francisco.

GoldLine Brands is a full-service winery group located in the Sierra Foothills that develops multiple brands including Coast, produced using grapes from multiple California wine regions, Myka Cellars, which showcases grapes from the El Dorado and other premier California appellations and 1850 Wine Cellars and Mediterranean Vineyards that feature grapes from the Fair Play, Amador and El Dorado wine regions.  

Paulson Fontaine Press specializes in limited edition intaglio prints. The press emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich tradition of fine art printmaking. Paulson Fontaine Press’s philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where artists can do their best work. The press’ entire archive is now a part of the collection of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Left Field is a contemporary art gallery located in Los Osos, a small town on the central coast of California. The gallery presents exhibitions with the primary goal of bringing to California’s central coast region contemporary art not otherwise seen in the area. Left Field, directed by artist Nick Wilkinson, exhibits and supports several NIAD Art Center artists (including Julio Del Rio and Sylvia Fragoso.)