Ivy Brown and the Bailey House Auction

by | Mar 22, 2021

AWAD members often use their position in the art world to pursue their desire to help others in our society. Ivy Brown, founder and director of the Ivy Brown gallery, has been committed to the Bailey House Auction for the past five years.

Bailey House has been providing housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illness for more than three decades. They help people of all ages and backgrounds, including LGBTQ folks, veterans, and families, find homes and the support they need to get and stay healthy, and live a full life. Their portfolio of congregate and scatter site housing and wrap-around support services reaches thousands of New Yorkers in need each year.

Ivy is part of the Auction’s Arts Committee and procures artwork for the auction. In a typical year she would have hung the art on the day of the event. In this pandemic year, when large in person gatherings was impossible, Ivy with her understanding of online exhibits, art fairs and auctions was well positioned to organize a solution. She introduced Bailey House to Artsy (an online selling platform) where she already had a relationship. The result is that the annual event is now online powered by Artsy.

When asked what her motivation for supporting Bailey House, Ivy replied:
“The reason it’s important to me is as a New Yorker who see’s homelessness up close and understands what that looks like and how it has increased over the years, Bailey House creates a safe place for people who are homeless to live. They merged with Housing Works last year and have been housing homeless HIV/AIDS patients for over 30 years, their first building on Christopher St is very close to where I live.”

To see the artwork that Ivy has secured for the Bailey House Auction and to bid on a piece or two please follow this link – Bidding concludes on March 26th. If you would like to attend the Auction and Gala on March 25th please follow this link.

Bailey House has been providing housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illness for more than three decades. They help people of all ages and backgrounds, including LGBTQ folks, veterans, and families, find homes and the support they need to get and stay healthy, and live a full life. Their portfolio of congregate and scatter site housing and wrap-around support services reaches thousands of New Yorkers in need each year.


For information on the Ivy Brown Gallery please visit www.ivybrowngallery.org