Art Con Season Kicks Off With This Weekend’s Seed Auction

Art Conspiracy, the annual art auction/music party/hell of a good time, takes place each year in October. To throw the event, organizers hold a summer auction each year to raise the money for the main affair. It is hard to decide which one is more fun. The full-blown Art Conspiracy features hundreds of local artists/non-artists/wannabe artists creating work in a all-out warehouse extravaganza. Seed, a more intimate music and art affair, features creative concoction by a number of local artists, usually based around a theme or a material. This year the theme is Better Gnomes and Gardens, and the Art Con Artists have created send offs to iconic garden kitsch. After the jump, full details.

Astroturf’s up!
That’s right, Art Conspiracy’s summertime SEED event, Better Gnomes and Gardens, is upon us and we are ready to get this garden party started.
This Friday night Art Conspiracy will salute iconic garden kitsch by auctioning fanciful flamingoes and garden gnomes that are definitely not your grandma’s garden gnoes.
Art Conspiracy is encouraging everyone to wear their garden party best (or worst) and join us for cool summery cocktails, wild bidding and live music from The Red 100s, John Lefler (backed by a band) and The Blurries
We’ll also be announcing our new 2011 Art Conspiracy beneficiary!
What: SEED: Better Gnomes and Gardens
When: Friday, July 15th – 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: The Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226-1720 (click the link for a map)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3414+Elm+Street,+Dallas,+TX+75226-1720&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=65.557733,107.138672&z=17
How Much: $10 (it’s worth it)
Who’s Playing: The Red 100s, John Lefler (backed by a band) and The Blurries
Why: SEED will raise the “seed money” to enable Art Conspiracy to put on its major fundraiser in the fall of 2011
Visit www.artconspiracy.org for more info about Art Conspiracy.
Artists Include:
Alison Jardine
Angela Faz
Bianca Elise
Brad Ford Smith
Breonny Lee
Cathey Miller
Chad Houser
Corey Godfrey
Courtney Miles
David Carapetyan
David Harrel
Erica Felicella
George Fowler
Haitzel Flores
Heather Ezell
Hobbes Vincent
Jenice Johnson
Joey Seeman
Julia Schloss
Julie McCullough Kim
Kasten Searles
Kevin Obregon
Laura Doughtie
LIsa Lindholm
Michael Ledoux
Michael Matson
Mikki Mallow
Monique Roberts
Oliver Bradley
Paul Semrad
Rachel Spire
Ray Albarez
Ricardo Paniagua
Richard Ross
Sara Lovas
Sean Springer
Shane Pennington
Travis Bush
Image: Poster by Paul Semrad

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