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Every two years FotoFest asks artists who have participated in our Biennials,
exhibitions, and other FotoFest programs and events to make a donation of their
artwork. This enables collectors to acquire some of the most outstanding work
that FotoFest has exhibited. The work is largely contemporary but also includes
some important vintage classical work. All of the work is selected and accepted
by invitation from the FotoFest director and co-founders. The prints are museum
quality and important examples of each artist’s work.
This collaboration between the artist donors and FotoFest provides a unique
collection of art drawn from all over the world. The twelfth FotoFest Biennial Fine
Print Auction features a superior selection of artwork donated by contemporary
artists from twenty-seven countries across the world. Many of these artists are
also included in the CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the
Planet central exhibition. They were asked by FotoFest to contribute works to
the Auction and very generously did so.
FotoFest is grateful for the generosity of the more than sixty donating artists
and collectors. Works by the artists contributing to the FotoFest Auction came
from Western and Central Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Canada, Latin
America and the United States.
This year the Auction honors the memory of one of Houston’s most treasured citizens, long-time FotoFest supporter, Roy H. Cullen. Without his early support,
FotoFest might never have become the vibrant and beloved organization we know today. Roy was a friend, sustaining FotoFest from its beginning.
Steven Evans, Executive Director, FotoFest