Cheap Art Auction fundraiser, Feb. 20th at Mimi’s

February 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

First fundraiser for Automata!
Upstairs at Mimi’s, corner of Franklin and Royal.
Preview: 6pm
Auction begins: 7pm
Paddles: $5
(buy-in and sign-in required to bid)
Auctioneer: Bob Snead
Showcase Glamour: Miss Hannah Brown
The Piano Player: Tom

Automata is an exhibition of kinetic and mechanical sculpture of all kinds. It will take place at the Ironworks warehouse at 612 Piety St., April 2-9, 2011.

We need to raise at least $10,000 for this year’s show to pay for:
– transport of heavy artwork from all over the U.S.
– individual grants to New Orleans and Louisiana artists for materials or something towards rent while they complete their work
– rent for the show location

The Cheap Art Auction is a LIVE AUCTION! Prices start at $5 or $10 unless otherwise specified by the artist. Money raised at this auction will go towards exhibition costs and to artists in New Orleans.

Preview some of the work on flickr.
Participating artists (more coming, list updated):

James Goedert
Bob Snead
Myrtle von Damitz lll
Thomas Little
Brad Benischek
Caesar Meadows
Christopher Deris
Harriet Burbeck
Kate McNee
R. Scott Moseley
Miss Pussycat
Skylar Fein
Mara Bentley
Michael Deas (commemorative Edgar Allen Poe stamp booklet, signed)
Kourtney Keller
Mystic Blue Signs, Vincent Mitchell
Marcus Brown- live sound drawings!
Lou Lou Maloney- Muses shoe!
Elyse Manning- Fancy Edibles!
Mo Lappin- Howl Pop Fashions
Calamity Fashions
Lefty Parker
Nina C. Nichols
Keene Kopper
Leslie Selting
Kenny Harrison
Kathleen Loe
Ryan Ballard
Alyssa Dennis
Eli Silverman
Toby Franklin
Maggie Calmes
Hannah Chalew
Ben Fox McCord

If you are an artist who can donate work to the auction, or wish to support the show as a sponsor, please email Myrtle at

Our fiscal sponsor is the Black Forest Fancies, a 501c3 arts non-profit. We will be able to provide you with an invoice so that your donation can be tax deductible where it applies.

See you at the auction!

Myrtle von Damitz lll
James Goedert
Bob Snead


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