Who’d a thunk?

February 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Cheap Art Auction surpassed all expectations and we raised over $4,000, auctioning off about 150 items! Automata now has a budget to work with!

The funds from this auction will go towards expenses here in New Orleans- costs of running the show, including rent for use of the Ironworks, as well as for individual grants to local & regional artists working on Automata projects. We do already have a list of artists we intend to give money to, but if you are a New Orleans or Louisiana artist in need of a little push on your project, please contact us at automata.nola@gmail.com.

There are many people to thank:
All the artists who donated work,
Everyone who showed up, stayed, and bid- we hope you enjoyed the evening.
Kourtney Keller, extraordinary bartender,
Mimi’s in the Marigny,
Everyone who got sucked into helping during the course of the auction- Tristan, Christine, Tallulah, Angela, and–
The glamorous Hannah Brown in heels,
The tireless piano player Tom,
Organizers James Goedert, Leslie Selting and Bob Snead,
John for the pizza! Many others!
Special thanks to Antenna Gallery and Press St. for the support!

Nobody took photos, that I’m aware of, so we’ll leave you with the image of a soap/wax tractor, which Thomas Little conceived as an item for the upcoming raffle/party fundraiser in March, sometime after Mardi Gras. Now that we have the locals covered, we’re working on bringing in Mark Koven and others from North Carolina, and Colin McIntyre and gang from Austin.

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