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Silent Auction Tonight 6PM NHCC

May 6, 2011

Tonight is the ABQ Nouveau Retablo silent auction:

Friday | May 06 | 6:00 PM
Domenici Education Center Bld
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW Albuquerque NM 87102

The auction will feature the Guadalupe retablo in tin that Jason and I collaborated on in episode 13 as well as the work of 90 other artists!  I’ll be there!  Auctions are great places to find some real bargains on unique are created by respected professional artists.  And, of course the funds raised will go to a good cause.  These proceeds will be divided between a scholarship fund under the Hispanic Women’s Council and education programs for the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

We just had some artists come by Tintero and the auction came up.   It turned out the woman had entered a piece as well!  She is a contemporary artist  who shows at a gallery just down the street and had painted a Saint Anthony.  She uses house paints and talked about how she is used to working in a very large scale.  It was inspiring to see how the auction had brought many types of people together to respect the traditional form of retablo painting as an art form.

I’m burning a copy of the episode 13 now and will include a nicely packaged copy with the winning bid so the new owner of “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Tin” will be able to watch us make the piece!

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