MOD Artist Chair Auction

Ten amazing Sarasota Florida artists – Carl Abbott, FAIA, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Olivia Craig and Eric Cross, Grace Howl, Tim Jaeger, Laine Nixon, John Pirman and Nathan Skiles – will paint an iconic Eames chair to be auctioned off at SarasotaMOD 2017.

MOD Artist Chair Auction

Top Row: Carl Abbott, FAIA, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Olivia Craig and Eric Cross, Bottom Row: Grace Howl, Tim Jaeger, Laine Nixon, John Pirman and Nathan Skiles

The auction will help raise funds to benefit the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF)’s ongoing programs that educate and create awareness about the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement.

Friday, October 27th online bidding will begin when the chairs are unveiled at the MOD Kick-Off Party at the BOTA Center, hosted by MOD Sponsor and developer Howard Davis. Online bidding continues through MOD Weekend, and the artists chairs will be on display at Home Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Chair winners will be announced 11:30 am on Sunday, November 12th at the at SarasotaMOD Rosemary District Walking Tour at Home Resource. Tickets On Sale

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Michael Bush
, SAF Board Member and owner of Home Resource and Herman Miller.

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Important Preservation Buzz Words

Preserving Our Built Environment is Beneficial to the CommunitySarasota High School Paul Rudolph Addition

  • Culturally a community is richer for having the tangible presence of past eras and architectural styles.
  • Economically a community benefits from increased property values and tax revenues when significant buildings are protected and made the focal point of revitalization and when the community is attractive to visitors seeking “heritage” tourism opportunities.
  • Socially a community benefits when citizens take pride in its architectural history and mutual concern for the protection of the architectural  building fabric.
  • Developmentally a community benefits from having a concerted and well-defined planning approach for the protection of significant architectural buildings while accommodating healthy growth.
  • Environmentally a community benefits when buildings are restored or rehabilitated rather than demolished and disposed of in the community landfill.
  • Educationally a community benefits through teaching local heritage and the understanding of the past and the resultant cultural respect by its citizens.

Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota High School will soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing standards for all programs under Departmental authority and for advising Federal agencies on the preservation of historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Click to read more about the standards for rehabilitation.