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EAT YOUR ART OUT: Fine Dining with Fine Artists
Bohemia bonds with Blue Bloods
P 2 - PALETTE TO PALATE
NEW: See all the Table Top artist designs in this PDF link and read about the educational project
A FUNdraiser celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SD Visual Arts Network & Synergy Arts Foundation. Proceeds will benefit SAF's arts education program at Kimbrough Elementary School, in collaboration with Feeding America San Diego and Young Audiences, as well as ongoing programs of SDVAN and SAF.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 6:30 p.m.
What: P Squared: Palette to Palate – An Eat Your Art Out VIP patron 5-course sit down dinner/wine party and Blanks to Beauty Bash andSilent Small Format Art Auction. Delicious desserts, art boutique selling food-related, functional art items, upbeat live music from Ruby and the Redhots , dancing, . and lots of other magical surprises.
VIP Tables: SOLD OUT We are starting a waiting list so please do contact us for tickets that may be returned and reservations cancelled. Cost: VIP Dinner $125 per person / $225 per couple. To reserve for VIP dinner contact email@example.com 760.943.0148
Light sculptures by William Leslie and Alessandra Colfi
Our Food themed Palette 2 Palate Boutique curated by Vicky deLong is showing many of the artist above with extra items Becky Guttin, Portia La Touche, Keikichi Honna , Naimeh Tahna , Marilyn Mitchell,, Valentine Viannay, Lilly Pourat , Kathleen Mitchell , April Hernandez plus Susan Jasin, Shelly Dyer, Susan Osborn, Cooky Schock, Johanna Hansen, and Vicky DeLong .
Blanks 2 Beauty Bash Entry: Pre-book $15 or $20 cash at door / No Host Cash Bar
Program: 6:30 pm ‘VIP Check-In’, art preview, boutique and cocktails / 7:00 pm Eat Your Art Out VIP dinner party / 8:15-9 pm Table Top Art Centerpiece Silent Auction & Table top Sales / 9 pm Blanks 2 Beauty Bash guest entry and art table preview / 6:30-10 pm ‘Blanks to Beauty’ Silent Auction / Music and dancing ‘til 12:30 am
Artists included who have promised at least one 2 10inch canvases:Aitchison, Allen, Anichowski, Ashley, Aviles, Barber, Beniston , Bennett, Betz, Birky, Bliesner, Brannan, Branson, Brunner, Brunner, Camp, Campbell, Car, Ceravolo, Chanis, Conroe, Cusey, Delgado, DeMatteis, Des Rosiers, DeVol-Cohen, Dewart, Dieter, DiVita, Dominguez, Dumlao, Ellis, Emerson, Fadeyi, Ferrera, Flournoy , Foss M., Frischer. Funk, Gibb. Graviss, Greve, Guttin, Haley, Harhausen, Harvey, Hill, Hoopes, Howlettm Hubbel, l Inouye, Irwin, Jackson, Jesinoski, Kane, Karavodin, KimBal, Kmen, Konya, Kurtis Cole, Lea, Lingnen, Lockowitz, Lovejoy, Maddalena, Maleki, Marinello, Matthes, Matthe, Mayo, McCoy, McGraw, Moldow, Moreno, Najera, Niehans, Nussbaum, Osias, Pezzoli, Ploeger, Presnell, Puffer, Radford, Ramirez-Schwarz, Raso, r Real-Athens, Robinson, Rodrigo, Rodriguez, Rogalski, Rogers, Roman, Rosen, Rountre, e Rubens, Sack, Schmiedeberg, Seyburn, Sherry, Skupin, Solan, Somerville, Speert, Springfield, Stacey, Stivers, Studenberg, Stump, Swanson, Sweeney, Tal, l Tanha, Team Touch, Trevino, Ugie, Urquhart, Van Herik, Vollet, Ward, Wiley, Williams, Wilson, Witnik, X Zhou, Zeiden.
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FABULOUS EVENING: CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FOR YOURSELF:
Our SDVAN Facebook page
Fusion Glass Palette 2 Palete Facebook page
Michael Campbell's Synergy Fundraiser Album
Kira Cabrillo Corser's Facebook page for Synergy Bash
Irene de Watteville's view of P2P
Synergy Arts Foundation and San Diego Visual Arts Network are joining together to celebrate their 10th anniversary as non-profit organizations serving the San Diego arts community. This performance event begins with a VIP patron Eat Your Art Out sit down dinner with cocktails and wine, offering a delectable five-course meal. Each table, seating 10, will be designed and uniquely themed by a team of four artists who will be seated with patrons. Centerpieces and other artworks created for the event will be for sale or auctioned.
At 9 pm doors will then open for the Blanks 2 Beauty Bash guests. Delicious desserts will be served and the silent auction of 10 inch square artworks created by over 150 local artists will close at 10 p.m. A food-related “made in San Diego” art boutique, dancing to an fabulous live music by Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, late night d.j. and many other magical surprises will make this an unforgettable.
This fundraiser will be held at the open warehouse of Feeding America SD which will be transformed for the evening into an amazing themed party place. Feeding America uses hundreds of palettes, feeding 73,000 children, families and seniors it feeds a week. The artist palate is our way to give back to the volunteers of that wonderful facility by making décor to inspire and motivate them in their continuing quest to ease the hunger in our community.
Synergy Arts Foundation, collaborating with Young Audience, is providing an after-school art education project to 150 students at Kimbrough Elementary School who are just a few of the numerous recipients of Feeding America SD. Proceeds from the evening will benefit SAF's arts education program as well as ongoing programs of SDVAN and SAF.
Our thanks to the Palette 2 Palate Advisors: Patti Cooprider, Sandra Chanis, Larry Poteet, Tom Sergott
For info/RSVP 760.943.0148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Synergy Arts Foundation supports and nurtures artists in crisis, provides viable opportunities for local artists, and pioneers programs in arts education, arts for healing, community arts, and specific international and national art projects.
San Diego Visual Arts Network is a database of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life while facilitating countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration.
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is San Diego’s largest distributor of hunger-relief food, more than 21.5 million pounds within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with over 160 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocating for a sustainable future, and educating the community, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. Our thanks to FASD staff: Jennifer Gilmore, Diane Woerner, Lindsey King
RSVP and info: Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148
Lackadaisical Lady Fish by Irene de Watteville, Photo by Raymond Elstad
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"When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money." Oscar Wilde
But what happens when you put bankers and artists together? The San Diego Visual Arts Network will help you find out during its continuing series of intimate soirees in an ongoing awareness campaign to inform the public about the value of the visual arts to our community. We have invited a selected number of artists to host and participate. Each party has an interactive visual arts element, for this evening, food sculpture de-constructions. Each event is unique and very special with limited seating for only 6 additional guests each. A donation to SDVAN of $50 assures a place at the table. We are hoping to:
Remember: Practice safe eating - always use condimentsWe are always looking for any other artists who would like to join this fundraising project for SDVAN. For past events Eat Your Art Out 2010 and Eat Your Art Out 2008
If you are interested in participating as a guest or artist , please contact us. We hope this ongoing project will allow for networking and many collaborations in the arts, but come ready to have fun, meet interesting people and feed the body and soul.
Eat Your Art Out 2012
Join us for an afternoon of hauntingly beautiful fun - unexpected and out of the ordinary – all in the spirit of high tea and Halloween.
Part one of this treat-filled jaunt starts with lunch and delicious libations. Talented artists will guide you in the creation phase of your journey, where you will engage in discussion about criteria for judging an anti-art school contest. If you desire, you will have an opportunity to make an award with your very own hands and imagination (supplies provided, of course).
Part two of your frightfully delightful adventure takes place at a Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School San Diego session where you will experience what it's like to be immortalized in sketch form, joining the gorgeous model who will instruct you on the finer points of posing. You will confer, deliberate and judge the contest and award the winner. And, for the sweet and sinful finish to your Haunted High Tea, a generous helping of sketching (you can try your hand if you like) and masterpieces of another kind: luscious petit fours with a twist and other tiny tea treats.
Lunch starts with nibbles, including prosciutto and melon skewers and quirky quiches, followed by gourmet sandwiches and a caprese salad. Tea time treats feature teapot-shaped cake pops by Cutie Pops plus luscious cream puffs and brownie bites.
Eat Your Art Out 2010
This is part of the Healing Arts project produced by Gerrit Greve and co-founded in 1993 with philanthropists Ralyn and Nate Wolfstein. Greve works with intern teachers, whose works will also be on display, to help students to learn that helping someone else they are empowered to help themselves .Artist Interns/ Teaching Assistants include Allyn Pilacio, Gamble Fechter, Tamara McDonald, Karen Moore, Heather Locke, Mireille DesRossiers, AnnMarie Mancini, Heather Denis.The Imperialistic Stomach: Absurdist Dinner
Friday, August 27 th, 6pm SOLD OUT
749 N. Granados Avenue, Solana Beach 92075
Host/Artist: Irene de Watteville and Daughters
Artist: Valentine Viannay
Artist Advocate Extraordinaire: Naomi Nussbaum
Artist Assistants: Rosemary KimBal, Joseph Bennett, Lilli Noden
Photographer: Lynne Merchant
Chef: Claire Williams Menu
RSVP for reservations and more information Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 email@example.com
See event photo slide show by Valentine Viannay
Absurd hats have a very strange effect on people who don them. The ring of Chinese men surrounding a pin cushion attached to a head band, exotic Tibetan head dresses, soft stuffed lobster felt creations, a rubber flying pig on a straw fedora allow inhibitions to vanish, smiles to form and gaiety to prevail. And no one was concerned with questioning why for an entire evening of delights and surprises. Indeed, the stomach was the main focus of the night as course after course of whimsical and delicious sustenance was elegantly presented by an array of bedecked servers who cavorted to a range of music from Edith Piaf to accordion polka. Our napkins were printed with instructions demanding that since we had accepted this invitation, it was our duty to be amusing and we happily complied. Each soup dish arrived with a floating rubber duck. The shrimp were present skewered on the body of a half fish/half women sculptured platter, the quail heads were replaced by ceramic versions but so coquettish that one almost blushed to see the bird revealed on a bed or cous cous and a tangine of vegetables and meats. Pallet cleaners were frequent including a toothbrush full of minted cream projected from a ceramics pair of luscious lips and tiny blueberry filled glass slippers adorned with even smaller ball dress clad ladies. The guests Larry and Debra Poteet, Ann (who went home with the first edition of an Art Meets Fashion silk scarf made by Valentine Viannay and Rosemary KimBal) and Tom Sergott, Gene Summ and Ursula, Constance White, Anita Edman and Beth Smith were whirled away to a land inside Irene de Watteville’s head. This is a vacation destination of truly unique dimension.
Never did Take Out food look as good as when displayed in ceramic devil and angel dishes by Cheryl Tall that captivated your heart. Never was paella consumed more passionately then in Deanne Sabeck’s platters. Never did fish have such a great resting place as in the fish kabob mother ship designed by Jeffery Laudenslager. And never was the search so delightful for sweetmeats hidden in the repurposed sculptures of Joseph Bennett. The guest, James Robbins, Catherine Sass, Ralyn and Nate Wolfstein and Lauren Carrera kept the evening lively which was not difficult as the party was hosted by the charming Eli Hans. Both this venue and the LOST dinner at Lauren's were held at homes of great style and grace. back to top
Menu: Shrimp Ceviche on Corn Tortillas Chips, Shrimp with Chile Negro Sauce, Guacamole, Refried Beans. Spanish Rice, Flan Napolitano illustrated by Julia San Roman Suggested $50 minimum donation per person for the evening dinner and activity. Only 6 places available for this intimate party in support of San Diego Visual Arts Network Please RSVP to 760 943 0148 or patricia@SDVisualArts.net and then send your check payable to San Diego Visual Arts Network to 2487 Montgomery Avenue , Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
The LOST dinner by the side of Lauren’s pool in La Jolla, was tropical from the leis at the door to the fruit on the final table where guest were invited to design their fantasy desserts. The food was lovingly prepared by Tania Alcala using recipes of her mother for this absolutely authentic Mexican fare. Art works by Rosemary KimBal, Becky Guttin and the hostess and the chef were displayed. Tania even serenaded Alice and Doug Diamond, Karen Fox and Harvey Ruben, Cherie Halladay and Dave, Larry and Debra Poteet, Naimeh Tahna and Rod Lingren who shared an evening of stimulating art talk. back to top
The Exquisite Corpse refers to the Dada word game played at the end of the meal at Dave Ghilarducci’s (his show opens at Colosseum Fine Arts on Nov 7) which was filled with surprises and irreverence. Kevin Freitas greeted us as a demented soldier with a bird nest on his helmet. Kyle Forbes was the designated host a la Joel Grey in Cabaret but Dave Ghilarducci was the chef and ringleader. A live chicken, a lady in red who disappeared, chocolate nuts and bolts and one course of feathers were presented along with delicious edible fare. The evening was graced by the lovely Diane Hook, Christine Freitas and Michele Guieu (the artist recently nominated for the SD Art Prize as an emerging artist) all wearing chapeaus of exquisite design by Christine. I guess you had to be there to appreciate the absurdity of watching Alex Ghilarducci (our mute muse for the night) sprinkling water from a can over Michele as she read a Breton poem in French. The ultimate gesture came half way through the evening when Dave reappeared with only half his beard and mustache. Guest Irene de Watteville, Patty and Dave Smith and Judy Spuris left with cast aluminum baby arm serving spoons and forks and “Fuck Dada, Let’s Dance” T-Shirts.
If you are interested in participating in this ongoing series as an artist, host or guest, please contact us. patricia@SDVisualArts.net 760.943.0148