It’s the 30th anniversary of Blue Star Contemporary’s RED DOT Art Sale and we are excited to celebrate with you in September 2020!
BSC is a home for artists and their work, encouraging their boldness to take risks by providing a platform for the public to engage with challenging ideas. As a nonprofit organization founded by artists for artists, BSC has deeply invested in our community through dynamic exhibitions, creative youth education programs, public art projects, professional development, international exchange, and, as the only WAGE Certified organization in San Antonio, the equitable payment of artists for their creative contributions. RED DOT serves as both a major fundraiser to support BSC’s mission to inspire, nurture, and innovate and as a space for artists, patrons, and collectors to connect and build long-lasting relationships.
In this milestone 30th year of RED DOT, we have some surprises in store. First, collecting artwork has never been more exciting or easier, with a preview catalog and collectors’ events this spring. Second, new underwriting opportunities support event expenses and help keep costs down, and tax deductibility of sponsorships up. And third (drumroll please!), RED DOT will transform from a one-night event into an extended online sale wtih augmented reality experiences, Zooms with artists and collectors, and an extended in-person show available by appointments.
As long-time Blue Star Contemporary supporters and Red Dot sponsors, collectors, and underwriters, we ask you to join us this year in support of BSC and RED DOT honorees César A. Martínez and Francesca Billups Mannix. You’ll join us with an investment in an organization that does so much to support students and artists in our community. It’s a win-win, all around.
Long live BSC!
Lori Dunlap Charlie Biedenharn