FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2014
Erica Felicella, Art Conspiracy
Dallas, TX: Art Conspiracy presents SKEWED, a live art auction of work from 40+ curated artists selected to create, and auction, their art based on this year’s inspiration of skewing concepts and ideas. Three local bands will perform throughout the night— Def Rain, Pinkish Black, and DJ George Quartz.
The event will be held at Life in Deep Ellum (2803 Taylor St.) on June 6. Tickets are $10 and go on sale Wednesday, May 13 at artconspiracy.org.
“A lot of people think of this annual event as a mini ArtCon,” said Art Conspiracy Executive Director Erica Felicella. “Instead of the 150 artists we feature in the flagship event held in the fall, we gathered just over 40 artists to contribute and create for SKEWED. The proceeds from this auction are used as seed money to fund the larger ArtCon event in November.”
Aside from being a year round non-profit Art Conspiracy also has a philanthropic side. Each year the organization chooses one charity to designate as beneficiary of proceeds raised through ArtCon signature philanthropy events. The 2015 beneficiary will be announced at SKEWED.
Art Conspiracy’s signature events events are designed to be affordable and offer attendees the chance to purchase original artwork with opening bids starting at $50. Featured artists include Sheryl Anaya, Chris Bingham, Sergio Garcia, Leighton Autrey, Cathey Miller and Richard Ross. Please see below for a full list.
“Music is just as important to our events as the art and artists themselves,” said Felicella. “We carefully select bands for each event that we feel align with our mission—and of course inspire us to listen, dance, and rock. Combining mediums in one space and place is part of the experience”
The bands will perform sandwiched between two live SKEWED auctions. Be sure to catch Def Rain, Pinkish Black, and DJ George Quartz.
In addition to the art and music, local food trucks will serve an eclectic mix of cuisines. They will be on site at 6 pm.
Art Conspiracy has been organizing artist-led events since 2005 and has given back around $270,000. A part of Art Conspiracy’s mission is to inspire Dallas’ creative community to join forces for the benefit of local non-profit arts organizations. Non-profits with an annual budget of less than $400,000 and that offer creative programming that gives back to youth, families, and citizens within the DFW area are considered to be chosen as Art Conspiracy’s annual beneficiaries.
Art Conspiracy recently made the announcement of its year-round platform including their own programming and projects. It is the goal of Art Conspiracy to continue to do more and be more for the creative community. Art Conspiracy’s signature philanthropic giving model will continue to support other non-profit creative programs through community engaged giving.
Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised over $270,000 for groups including beneficiaries such as:
● Girls Rock Dallas
● W. T. White Academy of Visual and Performing Arts – Ceramics Program
● Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
● My Possibilities
● Preservation Link
Matthew Brinston, Keeli Miller, Vanessa Valaquez, Richard Patterson, TEX, Olivia Themudo, Paxton Maroney, Jessica Martinez, Kenneth Crain, Abby Bagby, Cathey Miller, Cabe Booth, Chris Bingham, Diane Durant, Sheryl Anaya, Aralyn McGregor, Devyn Gaudet, Steve Reeves, Erin Reeves, Nina Harp, Gary Buckner, Kelly Clemons, Rick Fontenot, Can Turkylimaz, Kurt Griesbach, Hobbes Vincent, Mike Arreaga, Erik Glissmann, Randy Lisbona, Richard Ross, Richard Rukus, Haylee Ryan, Christopher Gonzalez, Paul Semrad, Lisa Lindholm, Jayme Okerblom, Matthew Clark, Sara Stanley, Kasten Searles, Leighton Auttrey, Justin Clumpner, Steve Rainwater, Ross High, Dylan & Pamela Dowdy, Sergio Garcia
SKEWED will be held at Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226, on Saturday, June 6. Doors open at 7 pm. Show from 7-11 pm. Tickets on sale for $10 per ticket at artconspiracy.org.
Buy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/855831?utm_medium=bks
Art Conspiracy organizers and musicians are available for interviews. Additional press imagery and graphics are available upon request. For more information, please contact Erica Felicella at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 563-8095.
Art Conspiracy is community engaged philanthropy, year round programming and collaborations. Members of the creative community and a army of over 35 year round volunteer staff pool their talents to create the programming and signature bi-annual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to have a unique creative experience and to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS non-profit status. Go to www.artconspiracy.org for more information.