November 3rd 2011 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Steppin' Out Art Gala and Silent Auction.
Sixteen out of two hundred and fifty artists showed and auctioned their work, proceeds went back to the museum. Two pieces were chosen to represent Houston at Art Basil in Miami. Al Saulso was the photographer selected and the artist selected was Rachel Stephens. The party was sponsored by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Bombay Sapphire Vodka who entertained us with masterful drinks all night. There were lovely horderves too, though I never made it close enough to pick up anything other than a grape off the table, instead I just stole all the snacks Kiki had on her plate. Also, thank you Fred or Tiffany for taking the first picture (above,) I really adore it.
I showed two pieces (below) and chose not to sell them, mostly because I like them and I want to keep them. I think I also gave the worst interview in the history of ever, stuttering something about "liking the exposure because I liked it" or some such awfulness, oh wait... I should know I give bad interview and subsequently only offer them in writing (see "Certain Searches for Certain Subjects") Later after a few drinks seeing all the art, I got quite obsessed with people's shoes. I took about a dozen pictures of shoes, (maybe fancy shoe post coming.) I wish I'd taken more photos that made sense, but you add vodka into the night and suddenly I'm all magpied up and wandering around blathering about shoes.
|The dress I wore with the iron maiden on my leg|
|"Kiss" & "Prime Rib" by me|
|Sam, Kiki, Christine, & Erin|
|Tiffany & Fred|
|More beautiful people|
|My eyes are open!|
|Clapping for the winners|
|There's my name on the glass!|
|The band who's name I don't know|
|more pretty people|
|"Supertheory of Supereverything" - by Rachel Stephens|
|"The FBI is Hiring Con Men and Sell Outs" & "Ilham" - by Michael Carter|