Red Hot Red Dot 2008

Another September at Women & Their Work, another Red Hot Red Dot: our largest fundraiser of the year, featuring a killer silent auction and art sale. Red Dot, named for the red dots we affix to the sold artwork, funds all of W&TW’s education programs. This year, our silent auction contained some incredible prize packages (a Marfa getaway tour, art books from Space 1026) and the art sale was packed with almost 200 pieces priced to move from the likes of William Hundley, Michael Sieben, Linda Ridgeway, Alyson Fox, Donna Huanca, and Sean Smith, just to name a few.
But the evening truly belonged to our emcee: Miss Rebecca Havemeyer. Rebecca Havemeyer is an entertainer, a loyal patron of the arts, and one of Austin’s most elegant public figures. She quipped, cajoled, mixed and mingled with the crowd, exhorted everyone to bid for a good cause, and generally acted as a beacon of sophistication and excitement. Continue reading for the rest of the pics!

All images by Neesha Thakkar.

Also a source of excitement and sophistication: the mouthwatering food from Word of Mouth catering.
These are beet, gorgonzola and pine nut tarts.

Salmon and dill polenta bites.

Cucumber cups with feta, watermelon, kalamata olives and mint.

The thrill of the hunt at the silent auction tables.

Carlos Rosales-Silva

Carlos’s Red Dot piece, vatos locos 4evr

Leslee Fraser’s piece Cockfight #1 (click to enlarge!)

There were rollergirls scooting around the party, too.

Big thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, or bought a ticket. Your support helped make this our best Red Dot yet and we couldn’t keep our education programs going without you.

All images by Neesha Thakkar.


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
This entry was posted in 30th anniversary, art, Red Dot. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Red Hot Red Dot 2008

  1. Rebecca Havemeyer says:

    That was one of them oh so excellent nights!…I gotta say! What a wonderful group ‘a girls ya’ll are at the woman of the workin station! And them catering men in the back room! Woof! Thanks for havin’ ol’ Rebecca over and call me up anytime, ya hear! Keep kickin that art out to the people! xoxo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s