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It’s the 30th anniversary of Blue Star Contemporary’s RED DOT Art Sale and we are excited to celebrate with you on May 14, 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 show from May 16 through June 21, 2020, which welcomes the public to see the survey of over 100 artworks by San Antonio’s artists.
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. In addition to tickets to the Sponsors and Collectors Preview on May 13 and tickets to RED DOT (the best party of the year), you’ll receive access to VIP Collector events, opportunities to meet the artists, access to private and corporate art collections, and — most importantly — 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