Every week, one of our photographer colleagues goes to a party for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, photojournalist Kate Warren headed to the Corcoran Gallery of Art at the silent auction benefit for Transformer, the D.C.-based group that promotes local artists. Want to invite a photographer to your party? Email them at thescene@washpost.com.

Bidders scramble to win their favorite pieces as the section closes for the evening at the wildly popular Transformer auction benefit.


Art consultant Schwanda Rountree (left) and Jati Lindsay enjoy wine as they select art to bid on.


Artist Linda Hesh (left) enjoys a glass of wine with Katie Murray, Adrian Parsons, and Rob Parrish.


Artist Carolina Mayorga, Philippa Hughes of Pink Link Project and musician Craig Garrett (from left) celebrate at the Transformer auction benefit. Mayorga and Garrett have collaborated on video, installation, and performance art projects since 2005, and Mayorga’s piece “Maid in the USA” was included in the auction.


Tim Bork (right) entertains Washington Ballet dancers Zach Hackenstock, Dan Roberge, and Corey Landolt.


Sculptor Natalie Clark goes incognito in a burgendy fedora and leather top paired with a statement necklace.


Pixie Windsor of vintage furniture store Miss Pixie’s makes a spectacle with fellow spec-sporter Darren Thomas.


Artist Camden Place (right) meets collector Darrel Rippeteau as he bids on his work.


Kristin Guiter, Jackie Hiersteiner and Transformer cofounder Victoria Reis (from left) pose.

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