November 19 – December 22, 2021

Honorary Curator Catherine Edelman

Welcome to Compose/d: The Print Center’s 2021 Benefit!

We are delighted to welcome renowned gallerist Catherine Edelman as Honorary Guest Curator! Catherine and The Print Center are joined by an extraordinarily generous group of artists, collectors and gallerists to bring you an amazing array of artworks. Just a few of the exceptional artists’ works to be sold to benefit The Print Center are those by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Alex Dodge, Jon Feinstein, Alida Fish, Robert Indiana, Cary Leibowitz, Philip Pearlstein, Steve Powers (ESPO), Keris Salmon, Soledad Salamé, Zoe Strauss, Shawn Theodore, Hiroshi Watanabe, Didier William and Carmen Winant. The Benefit is our most important annual fundraiser – proceeds directly support our critically-acclaimed exhibitions, publications and educational programs. 

See the Benefit Invitation


Emerging Collectors Preview*

Wednesday, December 1, 5 – 6pm
Enjoy an evening in our galleries previewing the artwork up for bid and hearing from donating artists and other collectors.
Free to attend, RSVP required – space is limited. Register at by November 29.

VIP Preview*

Thursday, December 2, 5 – 6pm
Support The Print Center with a $250 Benefit subscription or Sponsorship, and enjoy an exclusive, intimately-scaled tour of the artwork up for bid with Liz Spungen, Ksenia Nouril and some of the generous donating artists.
Ticket required.

Public Previews*

November 30 – December 4, 11am – 5pm (ET)
Walk through The Print Center's galleries to see all the artwork up for bid on Artsy. Free and open to the public.

Hear From the Artists on IG Live

Instagram Live with Ksenia Nouril, 6pm (ET)
Monday, November 29
With Tom Hück, Priya Kambli and Wendi Schneider

Friday, December 3
With Jeffrey Dell and Keris Salmon

We spoke with Lisa Blas, Kevin Claiborne, Matt Neff and Marc Ohrem-Leclef
Watch it here

We highlighted Carmen Winant's work and spoke with Jon Feinstein, Krista Svalbonas and Wendel White
Watch it here

Kickoff Party

Hear from our Honorary Guest Curator, Catherine Edelman, and learn more about works by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Henry Horenstein, Stephen Irwin, Evan Laudenslager, Anne Leighton Massoni, Soledad Salamé, Krista Svalbonas, Chen Wei, Wendel White, Didier William and Carmen Winant!
Watch it here

*Vaccination and facemasks are required for all visitors


Closed December 6
Unsold lots will be available in the Benefit Sale beginning December 10

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The Print Center is pleased to offer payment options for auction purchases. For more details, or to ask any other questions, call us at 215.735.6090 x2. We will be happy to help!

Learn more about the works up for bid

See all the works up for bid and hear our curator Ksenia Nouril talk about them in this Guided Tour! Watch it here

Hear from our Honorary Guest Curator, Catherine Edelman, and learn more about works by Keliy Anderson-StaleyHenry HorensteinStephen IrwinEvan LaudenslagerAnne Leighton MassoniSoledad SalaméKrista SvalbonasChen WeiWendel WhiteDidier William and Carmen Winant! Watch it here


Make a 100% tax deductible gift in support of The Print Center's highly acclaimed Artists-in-Schools Program (AISP). AISP provides valuable in-depth arts education, completely free of charge, to students in Philadelphia public high schools. Check out the video below to learn more about this vital program.



Through December 22

A carefully selected group of fabulous gift items, book packages, a Party Package and special edition prints from Ken Lum and Qiaoyi Shi will be available for purchase.



Photo: Paul Elledge


Catherine Edelman founded the Catherine Edelman Gallery (CEG) in Chicago in 1987, after receiving a BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and an MFA in Photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. CEG has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery participates in art fairs throughout the country and is widely respected as a leader, educator and specialist in the field of contemporary photography. Edelman is an active member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and is the co-founder of CASE Art Fund.


Bidding on Artsy closes at 3:00pm (ET) sharp on Monday, December 6, 2021. 

Benefit Sale closes on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. 



You can bid at Artsy, or on your iPhone using the free Artsy App available in the iOS App Store, in two ways: 

  1. Enter the current bid amount on Artsy. It is easy to follow your bids – you will receive email notifications and text messages if you are outbid.
  2. Enter the highest bid that are willing to make – Artsy will bid automatically for you. The amount bid will never be higher than the amount needed to win. 

Be sure to place your maximum bid early – bidding closes at 5pm sharp – you don’t want to lose your treasure to a last second bidder!

Bid Increments:

Below $1,000: $50
$1,000 - $1,999: $100
$2,000 - $4,999: $250
$5,000 - $9,999: $500
$10,000 - $19,999: $1,000

Winning bidders will be notified by email or text as soon as the Auction closes. 

Winning bidders will be contacted by The Print Center on Tuesday, December 7 to accept payment and make shipping or pick-up arrangements. 

After the Auction closes – unsold lots will available at the minimum bid price, and remain available until December 22, 2021. These will be posted on December 10 on our Benefit Sale site.

All sales are final – no exchanges or refunds. All items are sold as is.

By completing a purchase, a buyer waives any claims for liability against either The Print Center or the donor of the property or service. Neither The Print Center nor the donor is responsible for any personal injury or damage to property that may result from the utilization of property or services sold.

All items involving services, tickets, events, etc., are subject to conditions stipulated by the donor. 

The Print Center membership discounts do not apply to Auction purchases.

Contributions to The Print Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Items that are left unclaimed for more than 90 days become the property of The Print Center.


Catherine Edelman, Honorary Benefit Chair
Julie Jensen Bryan & Robert Bryan
Joan Wadleigh Curran
Molly Dougherty
Joslyn Ewart
Lynne Farrington
Ofelia Garcia
Marguerite & Peter Gelfman
Frances & Elliot Gerson
Carol Larson & Pete Compo
Cary Leibowitz
Tom Moore & Rick Bost
Guna & Robert Mundheim
Jeannie Pearce & Eric Gibson
Julie Randolph & Edward La Barr
Norma & Lawrence Reichlin
Ellen & Ralph Rosen
Suzanne Ilene Schiller
Qiaoyi Shi
Eileen Tognini
Peggy Wachs




Jaime Alvarez
Tiffany Barber
Susan Coote
Alida Fish
Kati Geggenheimer
David Graham
James Johnson
Peter F. Johnson
Preston Link
Sara McCorriston
Amanda Mott
Ellen Owens
Greer Pagano

Matthew F. Singer
Eva Wylie




Genny Boccardo-Dubey & Frank Dubey