The Washington-based Transformer's annual silent auction and benefit, now in its ninth year, helps emerging artists sell their work to local collectors while raising funds for the nonprofit's work. This year's event will be held Friday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

The Washington-based Transformer's annual silent auction and benefit, now in its ninth year, helps emerging artists sell their work to local collectors while raising funds for the nonprofit's work. This year's event will be held Friday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.