Exhibition Details

Location: Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
Dates: October 21, 2017
to November 15, 2017

Join fellow art lovers and collectors for this exciting annual fundraiser and exhibition, now in its ninth year. The 2017 PhotoBid features a unique selection of contemporary photographs, photography books, and photography-related opportunities on which to bid. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, PhotoBid is a fun, welcoming event featuring a silent auction and limited-edition photographic works by acclaimed photographers from Arizona and the United States. Mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art, all while supporting Phoenix Art Museum!

Curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Museum's Norton Family Curator of Photography and Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, PhotoBid will offer both silent and live auction components, featuring more than 50 signed, limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States. In the three weeks preceding PhotoBid, the auction pieces will be shown as an exhibition in the Norton Photography Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum for bidders and the public to view. All proceeds benefit educational photography programs and exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum.

Exhibition Dates: October 21 - November 15, 2017.

Live and Silent AuctionThursday, November 16, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Live auction tickets are available for purchase here

Online bidding is available hereBidding continues online until November 16, at 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Advance Tickets 10/22 - 11/15: $69
Day-Of Tickets on 11/16: $75

See a gallery of this year's auction items here.

Pre-auction Programs

PhotoBid Artist Talk: Lisa M. Robinson
October 25 | 6:30 – 9 pm

PhotoBid Artist Talk: Richard Laugharn
November 1 | 6:30 – 9 pm

First Friday Scavenger Hunt
November 3 | 6 – 10 pm
During free-access hours on First Friday, November 3rd, pick up a PhotoBid Scavenger Hunt at the front desk and head upstairs to the Norton Gallery for a fun activity in photography appreciation!

Exhibition Sponsors

The 2017 INFOCUS PhotoBid Exhibition and Gala Art Auction is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of INFOCUS and the participating artists and galleries.


Admission is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members, Military Members, youth aged 5 and under, and included with general admission. Not a member yet? Click here! 
Tickets to the Live Auction on Thursday, November 16, 2017 will be available at tickets.phxart.org 

Group Sales

Interested in coming as a group? For group sales information, click here.

Press Information

Media images and creditlines: Download here
Press Release: Download here
Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org 

Image Credit

Exhibition Page: Event photos by Jesse Tallman.

Left: Stephen S. Ashley, Storm Cell Over the House Range, Utah, May 2, 2016. Courtesy of the artist. © Stephen S. Ashley.

Right: Mark Klett, Saguaro Dawn with Moon and One Arm, 2016. © Mark Klett.