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.


The Eames Legacy Lives

Eames Lecture October 8, 2013

Don’t miss the October 8, 2013 lecture by Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, at Ringling College of Art + Design.
Advance registration
Questions:, 941-487-8728

Click to download the original essay PDF by Keith Yamashita

SAF Lecture: The Philosophy of Charles + Ray Eames


“Design vs Style and other Eames Philosophies”
Presentation by Eames Demetrios
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Ringling College of Art + Design

Academic Center Auditorium
2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Join SAF and distinguished guest Eames Demetrios for a very personal, behind-SAF Lecture October 8, 2013the-scenes look at the remarkable careers of his grandparents, Mid-Century designers Charles and Ray Eames. Mr. Demetrios will share insights into the processes and philosophies of Charles and Ray, including the same creative struggles that challenge today’s designers. To honor the centennial of Ray’s birth, Eames will highlight her formidable design role — an aspect of the partnership that has often been downplayed. Charles Eames had an expression he learned in the movie industry, “The blood will never show”, referring to the hard work required to make things look easy and natural to the viewer. Eames Demetrios will shed light on this bit of wisdom and tie it back to one of the most important design collaborations of the past century.

Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and Chairman of the Board of the Eames Demetrios Lecture October 8, 2013Eames House Foundation, is one of Charles and Ray Eames’s five grandchildren who are stewarding the Eames legacy. Based in Los Angeles, Demetrios is an acclaimed filmmaker, writer, lecturer and creator of the global artwork Kcymaerxthaere.

5 pm Check-in
5:30 – 7 pm Lecture
7 – 8 pm Reception, Book Signing

Advance registration recommended.
SAF Members: $15
Public: $20
Ringling College of Art + Design Staff and Students: Free with ID
Click to pay online
Questions:, 941-364-2199

Sponsored by
SAF Board Member Michael Bush, Home Resource and
Ringling College of Art + Design