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Calling All Artists! Now Taking Submisisons for OUTAuction 2009

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GLAAD’s Curatorial Committee for OUTAuction is looking for artists, both emerging and established to submit their work to be auctioned off at our signature art event – OUTAuction NYC. Submissions are due by October 7th.

All are encouraged to apply and work of any nature will be considered by the Curatorial Committee. All selected artist will receive two tickets to attend OUTAuction on 11/15.

Photo from OutAuction 2008

Photo from OUTAuction 2008

Awards for Best Emerging Artists will be given in three categories: painting/ drawing, photography and mixed media.

Please visit our website to submit artwork online, download the application, or obtain more information: www.glaad.org/outauction2009

With your involvement, we can raise much needed awareness and funds to continue our efforts. While the event is always entertaining and well received, this memorable evening also raises critical funds necessary for GLAAD to remain vigilant in the fight to tell the stories and lives of lgbt people fairly and accurately.

OUTAuction Event Information

Since 2002, GLAAD has produced an annual fundraising art event, OUTAuction NYC. Part glamorous cocktail party, part art auction, OUTAuction NYC celebrates established and emerging artists and recognizes GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists.

Photo From OUTAuction 2008

Photo From OUTAuction 2008

This year marks the eighth year of OUTAuction, this event has grown to be GLAAD’s fourth biggest fundraiser right behind our Media Awards series. Not only has the event grown in corporate support, but also guest attendance, while continuing to gain awareness from the art world.

OUTAuction continues to provide a tremendous opportunity to build connections and educate people about GLAAD’s work and provide emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents.

On Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, GLAAD will feature a live and silent auction with 100 original pieces of art. Over 700 guests from the art, entertainment, fashion and philanthropic communities are scheduled to attend.

Our Arts Advisory Committee has included the support of: Ross Bleckner, Clodagh, Brian English and Mark McKenna/ The Herb Ritts Foundation, Wayne Snellen/ The Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Ryan McGinness, Patrick McMullan, Asher Remy Toledo / Remy Toledo Gallery, Wessel+ O'Connor Fine Art, Matthew Higgs/ White Columns and Jeanette Ingberman/ Exit Art.

Participating artists have included: Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Ross Bleckner, Steven Klein, Ryan McGinness, Karim Rashid, Clodagh, Annie Leibovitz, Karim Rashid, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Max, Rosie O’Donnell, and Patrick McMullan, among many others.

Celebrities who have participated/ attended in the past include: Tom Ford, Susie Essman, Patricia Fields, Eva LaRue, Donna Summer, Jensen Atwood and Junior Vasquez.

Past Corporate Partners of the event include: Absolut® Vodka, American Airlines, Bud Light, Cargo, Chelsea Frames, Clos Du Bois, Dancing Bull, Deutsche Bank, Earthlink, Fiji Water, Here!, Imperia Vodka, Jaguar/ Land Rover, Marlo Copy & Printing Center, Perrier, Svedka, TimeOut New York, Vange/ Dom, W Hotel/ Aloft.