Red Dot Art Spree

Thu Sep 16, 2010 - Sat Sep 25, 2010


Don’t miss your chance to collect some of the best contemporary art being created today at the 15th annual Red Dot Art Spree.  Choose from a selection of 220 works by famous and soon-to-be-famous artists from Texas and beyond, all priced at $500 or less.  This event attracts bold face types who are bold about art.

On Sunday September 19th the gallery will be open from noon – 5pm for Austin Museum Day!  All Austin museums are free!

Sept. 16th is Tax Free Day.  Pay no sales tax on purchases the night of Red Dot.  The Red Dot Art Spree is free and open to the public after the opening events.  The show is on view from Sept. 17th to 25th.  Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm and Sat. noon – 5pm.

One Week at an Italian Hideaway in Stunning Casperia, Italy
Savor the best of bella Italia at Il Sogno in the unspoiled, hilltop village of Casperia, less than an hour from Rome. Il Sogno is a meticulously restored and beautifully furnished two-bedroom apartment with rooftop views of Casperia to the Sabina mountains. Enjoy modern amenities in the middle of medieval serenity. Ideal for 2 couples, accommodations for up to 6. Il Sogno embodies the perfect Italian hide-away: luxury and practicality, ambiance and comfort, history and convenience. Value: $1250

Drinks with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Larry Wright. Bring a friend and enjoy drinks and fascinating conversation with the hugely talented, Larry Wright. A staff writer for the New Yorker, Wright is the author of The Looming Tower, his Pulitzer Prize winning book about Osama Bin Laden. A film of his one-man play, My Trip To Al –Quaeda premiered recently on HBO. Value: Priceless

High Tea with the Boudoir Queen: Tea for Two
Enjoy a spot with hot shot Austin fashion designer, Dawn Younger, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Younger has designed for the Veronicas, the Donnas, Imogen Heap and Patty Griffin. Her collection was the highlight of Austin Fashion Week. She is also known for modeling for Steven Arnold, who in the summer of 1976 helped Salvador Dalí with the creation and opening of Teatro Museo. Value: Priceless

Class Act: Cooking with Ann Clark
Line up your foodie friends for a private cooking class/dinner in the home of the esteemed kitchen designer, cookbook author and former cooking school proprietor. Ann was at the vanguard of Austin’s food scene long before “foodie” was coined. This is a rare chance to cook with the master… and then eat what you cook. Signed copy of Quick Cuisine for each guest. Class for up to 6. Value: Priceless

Sunday Supper with Sarah Bird
Indulge in a Sunday supper of tasty chow and snappy conversation with Austin’s star of witty lit. Sarah Bird talks as bracingly as she writes. Now finishing a Dobie Paesano fellowship, she is due to debut her latest novel, The Gap Year, in June 2011. You’ll leave the evening with stories of your own. Supper for up to 6, hosted at the AIA-award-winning home of Sherry Smith & Bill Allison. Value: Priceless

Here Comes Your Band: The Pixies
4 VIP tickets to see the Pixies from Direct Events on September 22nd. Frequently posited as the immediate forbearers of the alternative rock boom of the 1990s, The Pixies will be performing their hallmark album Doolittle in its entirety at the Austin Music Hall. Hey, you can say you not only saw them ‘when,’ but in VIP-style. Value: $1000

Silent Auction Donors:
34th St Café – Gift Certificate
Ace Custom Tailors – Gift Certificate
Acupuncture Austin – 2 Hour Feng Shui Consultation
Acupuncture Austin – 1 Acupuncture Treatment
Adaptive Reuse – Upcycled Tin Collage Charm Bracelet
Adelante Boutique – Gift Certificate
Agave Printing – Gift Certificate
Amy Weiks Jewelry – Vintage Remix Necklace
Ann Clark – Cooking Class for 6 with Clark Plus Signed Copy of Quick Cuisine for Each Guest
Apartment in Italy – A Week’s Stay in Casperia, Italy (a Walled Medieval Village) in a Restored 12th Century Apartment 45 Minutes Outside of Rome. Accommodates 4-6 People.
Art on 5th – Framing Gift Certificate
Arthouse at the Jones Center – Membership, Exhibition Catalogs & 2 Tickets to 2011 5×7
Ashley Akers Jewelry – Pebble Pendant with Boulder Opal Inset
Asti – Gift Certificate
Austin Adventure Boot Camp – 2 Four Week Boot Camp Sessions
Austin Aztex – 6 Tickets to Last Home Game
Austin Lyric Opera – 2 Season Tickets
Austin Museum of Art – Director’s tour, Passes, Gee’s Bend & Texas Chair Project Catalogues
Austin Steam Train Association – 2 Adult Railway Tickets
Austin Symphony Orchestra – 2 Tickets to a Performance of Your Choice
Baby Coco – Gift certificate and Sock Monkey Painting
Balcones Acupuncture Clinic – 3 Treatments & Consultation
Ballet Austin – 2 Tickets to a Performance of Your Choice
Ballet Austin – 4 Classes
Barking Hound Village – Pampered Pooch Package
Barton Springs Nursery – Hat, Sea Grass Bag, Candle
Beauti Control – At Home Pampering Party
Bel Canto Farms – 3 Horse Riding Lessons
Bella Mi – Baby Girl’s Onesie
Bella Salon & Home – Hair Color/Cut/Style
Betty Lash – Mascara Look Package & Brow Design
Bettysport – Sports Bra
Big Red Sun – Succulent Arrangement
Sarah Bird – Supper for Up to Six with This Award Winning Writer Hosted at the Home of Sherry Smith & Bill Allison
Birds Barber Shop – 5 Haircuts
Blanton Museum of Art – Individual Plus Membership
Blazer Tag – Turbo Birthday Package for 5
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – 4 Tickets to Exhibition
Body Business Health Club and Spa – 30 Day Membership + Plan
Frances Borzello – Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self Portraits Book
Boudoir Queen – High Tea at the Four Seasons with Hot Fashion Designer, Dawn Younger
Breed & Company – Nambe Bowl
Briar Cliff Marina – 2 Hour Boat Rental
C. Jane – Gift Certificate
Catering by Rosemary – Gift Certificate
Central Market – Gift Certificates
Chez Nous – Lunch for 2
Chinati Foundation – 2 Tour Passes
Cipollina – Gift Certificate
Dean’s Beans – Coffee Bean Tote
DeLisa Designs Jewelry – Sterling Silver Wire Dangle Necklace
Designer Clearance House – Gift Certificate
Direct Events – VIP Tickets to Performance of the Pixies
Dirty Dog – 10 Dog Washes, Toy & Treats
Driskill Hotel -1 Night Stay
Dry Comal – Private Wine Tasting & Tour for 10
El Cosmico, Marfa – 2 Nights’ Stay in a Vintage Air Stream Trailer
Elizabeth Baird Jewelry – Gun Metal and Felt Cluster Necklace
Elizabeth Pecore – EP Style 4 Hour Shopping Outing for 4
Elizabeth Pecore – Organize Your Closet for Fall
Food Food – Gift Certificate
Gage Furniture – Gift Certificate
Harper Collins Publishers – Green Porno Book & Film by Isabella Rossellini
Harry Ransom Center – A Private “Behind the Scenes” Tour of the Ransom Center
Hudson’s On The Bend – Gift Certificate
Innu Salon – Gift Certificate for Services and Bumble & Bumble Hair Products
Iron Cactus – Gift Certificate
Karavel Shoes – Gift Certificate
Kimberly Morris – Circle on Circle Pendant
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 1 Year Family Membership
Lalique – Lalique Xian Crystal Vase from France (Dragon Pattern)
Larry Wright – Drinks and Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Larry Wright
Libby Ann Johnson – Custom Photography Session for Up to 5 People
Light Family Acupuncture – Gift Certificate
Liz Murray – Hand Crocheted Purse
Lombardi Family Concepts – Gift Certificate
Madewell at the Domain – Gift Certificate
Mansion at Judge’s Hill – Dinner and Wine for 2
Marfa Book Co. – Gift Certificate
Margot Elena’s Micro Beauty – Assortment of Products: Lolita, Tokyo Milk and Love &Toast Meador Massage – Gift Certificate
Milk + Honey Day Spa – Gift Certificate
Mind Spa Austin Bio Feed Back Center – One Hour Intake Session with Lynda Kirk & 5 One Hour Neurofeedback Sessions with Henley Sims.
Mingle Design – Pavement Coin Gold Fill Necklace
Myo Massage – One Hour Massage
National Museum of Women in the Arts – One Year Membership
Negrel Antiques – Antique French Picnic Basket
Neiman Marcus – Large Selection of Orlane Skin Care Products
Nowali – 2 Pairs of Children’s Moccasins
Omni Hotel Executive Office – 1 Night Stay and Breakfast
Ooh La La – Girl’s Floral Headband, Hand Painted Cowboy Boots & Embellished Sweater
Paper Place – Gift Certificate
Paramount/ Austin Theatre Alliance – 6 Film Passes
Prairie Underground – Double Layer Hoodie
Prairie Underground – Knit Jacket
Public School/Will Bryant – Tote, Art Pack
Room Service Vintage – Gift Certificate
Rude Mechs – 4 Tickets to Holiday Show: Nutcracker as Best We Can
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Gift Certificate
Sail and Ski Center – Rental Gift Certificate
Sail and Ski Center – Gift Certificate
Santa Fe Optical – Designer Sunglasses
Satay Restaurant – Gift Certificate
Shady Grove – Dinner for 4 Gift Certificate
South Congress Café – Gift Certificate
Kate Spade – Four Kate Spade Martini Glasses
Stubb’s BBQ – Gift Certificate
Sun Dragon Martial Arts -1 Month Free Classes and Uniform
Taverna – Gift Certificate
Tsunami Cycles – Gift Certificate for Bicycle Tune Up
Uchi/Uchiko – Gift Certificate
Underwear – Private Shopping Party for 4. Includes Champagne,Treats and Gift Certificates.
Nancy Whitworth Photography – Photo Shoot and Portrait of Your Pet
Whole Foods – Gift Certificate
Wolf Bat Prints Studio – Artist Designed Adidas Original Nizza Hi Sneaker Men’s Size 8 1/2
Wolf Bat Prints Studio – Artist Designed Adidas Bucktown Sneaker Men’s Size 6 1/2
Wolf Bat Prints Studio – Artist Designed Adidas T-Shirts
Yoga Yoga – 4 classes
Zachary Scott Theatre – 2 Tickets to Performance of Your Choice