Summer Fiesta–Come Party!

© George Malave, 4th of July Fireworks, Metropolis, New York series, 2010

It’s that time of year again for a fiesta! Our Summer Fiesta Benefit is coming up WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 from 6-8pm at The HP Gallery at Calumet Photographic in NYC. Just like our previous years we are hosting this benefit to raise money to support our programs for artists and communities.

This year the Lily Auchincloss Foundation has generously offered to match every dollar we raise up to $10,000 by June 30th! Help us reach our goal by making a DONATION or purchasing a ticket–this is the only fiesta in town where $38 will get you drinks, delicious food, door prizes and a chance to participate in our silent auction by purchasing amazing prints by En Foco artists.

Since we are a non-for-profit, your contribution goes directly toward the costs of exhibitions, publishing Nueva Luz, providing our artists with financial compensation for their work, and free workshops that help serve our community. The artists we exhibit in our Touring Gallery program are given a valuable opportunity to display their work in community spaces. This allows us to connect artistically underserved communities and emerging artists from diverse cultures.

Your contribution to our Summer Fiesta Benefit is a great start to help us continue to promote cultural diversity in the photographic field and reach our $10,000 goal. So come join us and help us help others… let’s Fiesta!

Some of our generous friends and fellow En Foco artists have donated their prints to be featured in our Silent Auction: Chuy Benitez, Adál, Lola Flash, Muema, Frank Gimpaya, Groana Melendez, Anjali Bhargava, George Malave, Heather McClintock, David Taylor, Miriam Romais, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Helena de Vengoechea and many others.

Other Silent Auction Items include: a 7-day resort stay in Playa del Carmen ($900 value); consultation with M.V. Swanson with Publish Your Photography book ($350 value); dental services from PerioNYC ($600+ value), and more!

We have prizes as well! Door prize tickets (2 for $10/5 for $20) can win you great gifts: Photo District News magazine subscriptions, La Palapa’s famous brunch for four, $50 gift certificates for En Foco’s Print Collectors Program, Gold Passes to PhotoPlus Expo; photo books, and more!

Get your tickets today!

Or, if you’re unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal.

Silent Auction Prints:

© Adál, Sightings: UFOs Over Utuado, 2011
© Tomiko Jones, Empire Quarry, 2012
© Steve Cagan, Steel Mill, Cleveland’s Flats, Industrial Hostages series, 1979
Steve Cagan, Displaced–El Barrio El Futuro, El Chocó Colombia: Struggle for Cultural and Environmental Survival series, 2005
David Gonzalez, Dancers Mott Haven, 1979
David Gonzalez, Dancers, Mott Haven, August 1979, from the Faces in the Rubble series. Archival pigment print, 15×11″
© Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Glamour Break Diva, Harlem, NYC, Harlem USA series, 2009
© Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Make Up by Estee Lauder, Harlem, NYC, Harlem USA series, 2012
© Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Cynthia, Lady in Red, Harlem, NYC, Harlem USA series, 2012
© Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Lady Money Sings the Blues, Harlem, NYC, Harlem USA series, 2011
© Lola Flash, thato, [sur]passing series, 2003, Cover of Nueva Luz Issue 11#1
© Chuy Benitez, Family Chrome Shop, Auto Chrome Plating Co., Harrisburg District, Houston, TX, Houston Cultura series, 2007, Cover of Nueva Luz Issue 13#1
© Groana G. Melendez, Doña Marta, Ni Aqui Ni Alla series, 2008
© David Taylor, Border Monument No. 146 – N 31˚ 35.344′ W 111˚ 52.763′, Working the Line series, 2009
© Heather McClintock, Ayot Rachel, Unyama IDP Camp, Uganda, The Innocent, Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda series, 2009
© Miriam Romais, Resistance, Painted Voices: Photographs of Mission Murals series, 2011
© Anjali Bhargava, Untitled, Ground Levelseries, 2007
© Helena deVengoechea, Life is Priceless, Discreet Messages, Chile, 2006
© Ernesto Pujol, The Silence of Songbirds, 2001
© Frank Gimpaya, Nocturne #2, 1996
© Frank Gimpaya, Mask #9, Woman in a Mask series, 2008
© Muema, Club Deep, 2009
Muema, Miller Time, 2009
© Enid Alvarez, Untitled, 2007
© Enid Alvarez, Untitled, 2004

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