17th Annual Art on the Avenue: Guests to this year’s event will have the opportunity to bid on original artwork from more than 250 artists including painting, sculpture and jewelry pieces, and the chance to bid on packages including travel, dinners, entertainment, spa experiences and more.
Avenue CDC’s mission is to improve our community by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving our area’s cultural, economic, and historic diversity. “To meet the tremendous need for quality affordable housing, Avenue CDC develops homes for purchase and rental. We provide homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. We promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs and after-school programs that enrich the lives of individuals and families we serve.”
Kimberly Davenport, Director of the Rice University Museum, agreed to jury a portion of this years Art on the Avenue show. She selected approximately 40 pieces (from over 400 work submitted) to be hung in the main gallery during the event. Nicola Parente’s piece was amongst those pieces selected from Davenport.
This year’s raffle includes a framed print from acclaimed British print master Damien Hirst. Art on the Avenue is supported by dynamic Houston community leaders including Honorary Chairman Steve Stephens, President of Amegy Bank, and Mayor Annise Parker, who serves as an Honorary Committee member.
To purchase tickets please visit http://avenuecdc.org/art-on-the-avenue/
Nicola Parente donates art work to raise money for Bering Omega Community Services, Art for Hope 2013. To learn more about Bering Omega or to make a donation please Bering Omega dot org
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Producer/Director/DP: Chris Multop
Assistant Camera: Davis Atkins
Audio: John Lance
Editor: Nick Geist
Forty Texan and French top talents will be represented at the art auction, each competing for the TFAA award. The 2011 TFAA award is a 10 day residency in France or Texas. Selected Artists include:
Hillevi Baar, William Betts, Véronique Chalandar, Joseph Cohen, Tara Conley, Melanie Crader, Bruno de Monès, Rebecca Driffield, Daniel Farioli, Orna Feinstein, Francesca Fuchs, Régine Gaud, Susan George, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Joe Havel, J. Hill, Geoff Hippenstiel, Allison Hunter, Selven O’Keef Jarmon, Mick Johnson, d.r. Jones, Darryl Lauster, Jonathan Leach, Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet, Arielle Masson, Libbie Masterson, David Mc Gee, Marcelyn McNeil, Olivier Moriette, Nicola Parente, Susan Plum, Lisa Qualls, Martin Reyna , Susie Rosmarin, Gail Siptak, Adam Steiner , Jean-Damien Thiollier, Wendy Wagner, Bruce Williamson, and Dick Wray
Honorary Chair: Lynn Wyatt – Honorary Selection Chair: Judy Nyquist – Event Chair: Martha Finger – Co-Chairs: Laure Parise and Joëlle Petit
TFAA Award Selection Committee: Judy Nyquist Honorary Selection Chair – Catherine D. Anspon Social and Fine Arts Editor, PaperCity – Bill Arning Director, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston – Alison Greene Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the MFAH – Toby Kamps Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection- Claudia Schmuckli-Drutt Director, the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston – Wendy Watriss Artistic Director, Fotofest – Dominique Chastres TFAA Paris, France – Marc Pottier Curator and art advisor in Paris, France
Benefitting: Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine Program. The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (also known as TFAA) is a 501c(3) non-profit cultural organization. It was founded in 2005 by former Consul General of France, Denis Simmoneau and a group of enthusiastic Francophile foundations, corporations, individuals. TFAA’s mission is to promote and facilitate artistic and educational exchanges between Texan and French cultural institutions and artists, by engaging visual, performing and the litterary arts.
AUCTION PREVIEW, open to the public, bidding encouraged
Wade Wilson Art (4411 Montrose Blvd #200B)
March 22 and 23, 2011, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
BIENNIAL ART AWARD AND AUCTION:
Benefitting Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine Program
March 30th, 2011, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Decorative Center Houston
5120 Woodway at Sage (enter on Sage)
Attire: Casual Chic, Champagne reception
Price: $80 per person, $150 per couple, $100 per person at the door.
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Benefit Reception and Auction
Friday, October 2, 2009 at 7 PM
Hotel Inter Continental, Houston