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EXCLUSIVE INVITATION: Attend the Most Glamorous Art Event In New York and Support A Great Cause

By November 9, 2009October 26th, 2011No Comments7 min read

Hey Ladies and Gents,

As many of your know, the Women’s Mafia stands up for equality and important causes whenever we can. We are media partners for the GLAAD OUTAuction and Women’s Mafia founder “La Madrina” Marcy Clark has leant her event planning skills to the planning committee for the esteemed art auction as an event Co-Chair. We hope you will consider joining us on Sunday November 15th for a night of cocktails and great art – all for a good cause!
Three good reasons to attend OUTAuction on 11/15:
1) Tickets are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. GLAAD is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

2) If you purchase the VIP ticket or VIP Package (two VIP tickets, saving of $50) you will receive entrance to the After Party and a Gift Bag valued at over $1,000. Items include: one week memberships to David Barton gym and Steel Gym, MAC product, chocolates from Lily O’Briens Chocolate Café, ultra-premium pasta sauce, among other fabulous items.

3) Vanessa Williams, the cast of One Life to Live, MAD MEN stars and many others featured below are on this year’s Honorary Committee and Ross Bleckner will be presented accept our OUT In Art award that will be given on the night of OUTAuction.

Thanks to all the generous support OUTAuction has been receiving, it has become GLAAD’s fourth biggest fundraiser aside from the three GLAAD Media Awards. OUTAuction celebrates established and emerging artists – part glamorous cocktail party, part art auction, OUTAuction NYC recognizes GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists. The live and silent auctions features 100 original pieces of art and more than 700 guests will be present including top names from the art, entertainment, media, fashion and philanthropic communities.

Thank you for considering to support this event and I hope to see you at OUTAuction NYC on 11/15!

DATE: Sunday, November 15, 2008
TIME: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue)
Dress: Cocktail Chic
Hosted: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Tickets start at $125

Juicy Details from the website:

OUTAuction NYC 2009 presented by Bud Light

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the GLAAD Board of Directors, our Honorary Committee and Arts Advisory Committee and this year’s Planning Committee invite you to join us for OUTAuction NYC – our eighth annual art event to celebrate established and emerging artists, while recognizing GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists.

Since 2002, GLAAD has produced this annual fundraising event to support our programmatic work. Part art auction and part glamorous cocktail reception, OUTAuction NYC is the must attend event of the fall season.

Come join us and bid on 100 unique pieces of art. Last year’s live auction featured work from Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Steven Klein, and Marc Chagall. Past artists include: Ross Bleckner, Ryan McGinness, Patrick McMullan, Annie Leibovitz, Karim Rashid, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Max, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others. Celebrities who have participated in the past include: Tom Ford, Susie Essman, Patricia Fields, Eva LaRue and Junior Vasquez among others.

OUT in Art Award
Ross Bleckner
Honorary Host Committee
Edward Albee Crystal McCrary Anthony Todd Alsup
Bryan Batt Brad Boles Talia Coles
Lady Fay Joel Grey Ari Gold
Jack Mackenroth John Cameron Mitchell John Waters
Veronica Webb Vanessa Williams

Photos from OUTAuction NYC 2008

View more pictures from last year’s event.

Sneak Peek
Download a PDF catalog of the artwork that will be available for silent auction bidding on November 15.

Download the OUTAuction NYC 2009 art catalog with the silent auction pieces available on the night of the event.
Madonna I, II, III, Miami 1992

© Herb Ritts Foundation
Three limited edition 14×11 gelatin silver prints framed
into a unique triptych.
Composition I

© Joan Miro
Robert John Russo Gallery
Original lithograph, 1970
15” x 22” Custom Framed
Accompagnement en Noir

© Wassily Kandinsky
Robert John Russo Gallery
Original lithograph, 1960
34 1/2” x 28” Custom framed
Reckoning II, 2008

© Jane Martin
archival pigment print, AP #1
42 in. x 63 in.
Untitled, 2006

© Steven Klein
pigment inkjet print, ed. of 10, plus 3 APs
signed and numbered AP #2 (on back)
12 in. x 8 in.

Are you interested in purchasing an art piece but can’t attend the event? Consider using our proxy bid option. Please see the form below or contact Johnny Gonzales at (646) 871-8010 or Download the art Proxy Bid Form!

Art Advisory Committee

Joel Wachs
Harold Koda/Curator in Charge, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jaclyn Acker and Andy Fligel/Chelsea Frames • Patrick Amsellem • Clodagh
Brian English/Herb Ritts Foundation • Amy Levin
Wayne Snellen/The Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation • Daneyal Mahmood
Edward Mapplethorpe • Patrick McMullan
Gayil Nalls • Oliver Newton
Irene Shum Allen, Collections Manager & Curator/Philip Johnson
Glass House, National Trust for Historic Preservation • Robert Risko
Billy O’Connor/Wessel+O’Connor Fine Art
Matthew Higgs/ White Columns • John Robert Wiltgen

Participating Artists

Joshua Abelow
Liam Alexander
Ron Amato
Jennifer Andrews
Dee Ann and Tom McCarthy
Drora Bashan
Mark Beard
Jazzmine Beaulieu
Mikeal Beland
Bruce Bellas
Matthew Benedict
Bob Brisley
Jessica Burke
F. Lennox Campello
Luis Carle
Marc Van Cauwenbergh
Michael Cavayero
K-soul Cherix
Chad Chisholm
Meagan Cignoli
Juliette Conroy
Cesar Cornejo
Francisco Correa-Cordero
Aaron Czerny
Gabriel Dawe
Guerra De La Paz
Peter Doig
Peter Doig
Favi Dubo
Troy Dunham & Jeff Eason
Dan Elhedery
Jeff Elliott
Hugo Fernandes
Eric Freeman
Ted Gahl
Gina Garan
Keith Haring
Hugh Hysell
Chasen Ingleheart
Leslie Jenchel
Wassily Kandinsky
Justin Kim
Michael Kirwan
Steven Klein
Lars Klingstedt
Aaron Krach
Enrique Limon
Marc Lodovico
Aimee LoSecco
Frank Louis
Richard Lund
Jane Martin
Caroline McAuliffe
James McKissic
Patrick McMullan
Trevor Messersmith
Emmy Mikelson
Matthew Miller
Adia Millett
Joan Miro
Daniel Monteavaro
Dave Muller
Kenneth Nadel
Gayil Nalls
Math-You Namie
Patrick Neal
Stephen Olivier
Kenneth Pietrobono
Pedro Pena
Adam Pendleton
Haq Qureshi
Benjie Randall
Gina Raphaela
Akili Richards
Pau Richmond
Herb Ritts
David Rohn
Kay Rosen
Lisa Ross
Heidi Russell
Andrew Salgado
Jamison Sarteschi
Chris Schiffelbein
Laurie Schorr
Larry Schulte
Jay Shinn
Deborah Sosower
Deborah Standard
Greg Stephens
Christopher Stout
Rivka Tabak
Nikki Terry
Jeffrey Teuton
James Totulis
Glenn Tramantano
Matteo Trisolini
Ryan Turley
Joel Voisard
Corey Willis
Becky Yazdan
Event Co-Chairs
Michael Chagnon
Marcy Clark
Jim Gillespie
Executive Counsel
Andy Baker
Enrique Limón
TJ Volonis

Planning Committee

Carlos Alvarado • Jesse Archer • Tom Bagley • Lloyd Bailey
Li-Ess Baptiste • James Edward Becton • Shameek Bose
Dana Carbonell • Luann Conrow • Michael Dipietro
Jennifer Gamper • Marta Gonzalez • Sha-lik I. Harford
Krystle Harrington • Nigel Holder
*Ido Kadman • Khalid El Khatib
* Michael Korn • Chris Layer • Kendall Maxwell
Michael McBride • Jackie Napoleon • * Fez Noorani
Rodolfo Palacios • Alex Pinho • Michael Plunkett
* Archley Prudent • Phillip Salmieri • Karen Shanton
Juanita Secor • * Anu Singh • Earl Stoner
Theo Thompson • Saira Toppin • Eddie Torres
Denise Yankou • Shamika Yearwood • Marc Zimmer

* Also a Sub-Chair Planning Committee Member

Host Committee

Larry Abramsky • Jonathan B. Adams • Carlos Alvarado
Rodino Anderson • Jamie Barlow • Matthew Beaugrand
Jazzmine Beaulieu • Mikeal Beland • Cory Brown
Scott Erik Buccheit & Naeem Delbridge • Ruben Nolan Cajigas
John Callanan • Debash Chatter • Will Clark •Sandra Colon
Leslie Correa • Cindi Creager & Rainie Cole
Angelo D’Agostino • Samuel DelPropost & Robert Starkoff
Olive Demetrius and Hanifah Walidah of U People
Henry F. Detering • Darren Favacho • Brian Ferrari
James Fincher • Laurence Fleischer •Mike Floyd
Regina Ginyard • Ruben Gonzales & Joaquin Tamayo
Ann Marie Gothard & Diana Rodriguez
John Hadity • Harry Hayes • Javier Hernandez • Carol Holder
Andy Holtzman • Byron Hoover • Jorge P. Horan
Ken Hunt • Elliot Imse • Brandon Kling • Kimberly Knox
Leslie J.K. Koren • Stacy Kopper • Wayne Laakko
Dennis Lamont & Richard Machado • Michael Lawren
Chuck Lee • Charniece Lews • Sarah Longwell
Ms. Andy Marra • Tiago Mazzotti • Drew Mcgikin
Colin Megaro • Lisa Miracchi • Jackie Napoleon • Mike Ortiz
Rebecca D. Osborn MSW, MPH • Lorna Parris
Shawn Pennington • Joy Phaphouaninh
Stephan Jean Philippe & Matthew Kraus • Rhonda Potter
Jonathan Preece • Mr. Cathal Queally/Lily O’Briens • Kenneth U. Richards III
GianPaolo Rizzato • Allen Roskoff • Chris Ryan
Ted Rybka & BAM • Gabriel Saffioti • Kavitha Sagi
Cyrus Sanati • Callie Sarkesh • Bram Schumer • Shawn Smith
Raquel Solomon • Dustin Suri • Urban Outings
Shep Wahnon • David Walczak
Savoy Walker & Mark A. Forrest of SAVvy MARKeting
B.J Watkins • Nathan Hale Williams
Reginald Bruno Woody II • Matthew Yee

Listing as of 10.05.09


Partnership opportunities provide branding and exposure to GLAAD’s top-tier, art and design savvy constituents. Past Corporate Partners of the event include: Absolut® Vodka, American Airlines, Bud Light, Cargo, Chelsea Frames, Clos Du Bois, Dancing Bull, Deutsche Bank, Earthlink, Fiji Water, Here!, Imperia Vodka, Jaguar/ Land Rover, Marlo Copy & Printing Center, Perrier, Svedka, TimeOut New York, Vange/ Dom, W Hotel/ Aloft.

Partnership packages are available. Please contact GLAAD’s Special Events Manager Johnny Gonzales at (646) 871-8010 or for more information. Download the Corporate Partner Form!


For press inquiries, contact GLAAD Director of Public Relations, Richard Ferraro, at (646) 871-8011 or by email at


If you are planning to use complimentary tickets for this event, contact GLAAD Media Circle Associate Mathew Princetta at (323) 634-2016 or by Friday, November 6, 2009.