Friday, April 10, 2009

the second annual
fundraising art auction benefiting Resolana
Saturday, May 23 | 4 p.m. until at least 7 p.m. 
1216 Manufacturing, Dallas, Texas 75207
$5 admission. Free for kiddos! |

It’s a collective art happening and fundraiser where everyone is invited and encouraged to make and donate a diorama to be auctioned. Event proceeds will benefit Resolana, a Dallas-area nonprofit that assists incarcerated women through psycho-educational and creative programs that provide the skills, tools, and inner resources for self-improvement. With this support, these women are able to more successfully transition to their new lives—a benefit to themselves, their families, and communities. All dioramas created by female prisoners of the Dallas County Jail in art workshops will be included in the auction.

It’s a three-dimensional re-creation of a scene that displays multiple objects and portrays a specific theme or moment in time. Dioramas usually bring to mind small-scale formations—as seen in museums—but dioramas can be life-size, too. Any type of interesting container adds to the unique meaning behind a diorama. The possibilities for design are limited only by the imagination, as there are no restrictions or real rules at all.

Ten trophies will be awarded in categories that could include, but are not limited to, most rad, low rent, fluorescent, kinetic, teepee, peaceful, anarchic, illuminated, unicorn-esque, and clever. Or, whatever. It’s irrelevant. It’s about having fun, creating good karma, and raising lots of money for Resolana.

- $5 admission fee. Free for kiddos.
- The first 50 attendees to pay the $5 admission will receive a cool tote screened with an illustration by Dallas artist Tania Kaufmann—and it’s loaded with goodies from neighborhood businesses.
- Open to the public. A homemade diorama contribution is not mandatory. All are encouraged to attend and bid on dioramas created by artists and non-artists alike.
- Auction winners must pay for and collect their diorama at the end of the auction. CASH OR CHECKS ONLY!!!
- Free beer while it lasts. Tacos and palletas will be for sale.
- Have your picture taken in our life-size diorama photobooth for $5.

Diorama Pre-Registration
If you’re making a diorama, pweeze do us a favor and let us know ahead of time!
Email us at Give us your name, email/website, and cell phone number. Pre-registration ends Thursday, May 21.

Diorama Drop Off Details
Friday, May 22 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
F. is for Frank Studio
1216 Manufacturing, Dallas, Texas 75207
Please have your entry ready to display and complete with all necessary supplies (battery packs, extension cords, etc).

To arrange an alternate drop-off time, contact Shannah Frank at or 214.749.0709

Diorama-O-Rama Event
Saturday, May 23 | 4 p.m. until at least 7 p.m.
4 p.m. Silent auction begins
5:30 p.m. Silent auction ends
6 p.m. Live auction begins
7 p.m. Awards ceremony and dance party

Rawlins Gilliland | Writer, KERA commentator
Jeff Whittington | KERA

Catherine Cuellar | La Reunion TX
Zac Crain | D Magazine
Tracy Hayes | F!D Luxe
Anne Lawrence | CADD Art Lab
Chandra North | Kim Dawson
Tina Parker | Kitchen Dog Theater
Stuart Sikes | Elmwood Recording Studios
Barry Whistler | Barry Whistler Gallery
Cris Worley | PanAmerican Art Projects
Angus Wynne | Wynne Entertainment

David Page
George Baum

Allison V. Smith

Tania Kaufmann

Diorama-O-Rama Contacts
Holly Jefferson |
Jennifer Dunn |
Malina Pearson |
Shannon Driscoll |
Shannah Frank |
Tish Brewer |

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