Photo Gallery: LA Confidential Cocktail Party in Honor of Creative Capital

Connie Yang, Kathryn Andrews, and Ruby Lerner

Connie Yang, Kathryn Andrews and Ruby Lerner

On February 5, LA Confidential Magazine hosted a party in honor of Creative Capital at Dirty Laundry. We were thrilled to have so many awardees, friends and supporters there to celebrate our Southern California community. Many thanks to LA Confidential for hosting, to Pernod-Ricard for supplying incredible drinks, to Ammo Cafe for delicious bites, and to Houston Hospitality / Dirty Laundry for the amazing space! All images, Reza Allah-Bakhshi for LA Confidential.

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Photo Gallery: Highlights from Our 2013 Benefit & Auction

5. Benefit Party4

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Benefit & Auction on May 14th—what a fantastic night! Special thanks to Daniel Roumain for an incredibly moving musical performance, and to artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz, who painted portraits of many of our guests. And of course, we are eternally grateful to our amazingly generous board member, Paige West, who hosted the event at her beautiful home in Tribeca. We’re already looking forward to next year’s festivities!

Panoramic view of Paige West's living room
The setting: A panoramic view of Paige West’s living room with our auction artworks installed. Continue reading

Creative Capital at PULSE NY: Auction Preview + Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s “Spring Flings & Pretty Things”

Creative Capital at PULSE NY 2013

This weekend, we’re at PULSE NY (May 9-12) presenting our 2013 Auction Presale, featuring work by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ken Gonzales-Day, Simone Leigh, Lisa Sigal, Kerry Skarbakka, Trimpin and other amazing Creative Capital grantees. The tree you see on the right side of the photos is Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit. Through a process of sculpting by way of grafting and pruning, Van Aken has created a group of trees that, when mature, will have the capacity to grow over 40 varieties of fruit. You can learn more his project and all the auction artworks at

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Creative Capital On the Road: Los Angeles, February 2012

Creative Capital welcomed our new 2012 class of grantees with a celebration at LA><ART in Los Angeles on February 24. Left to right: Jill Hartz, Lyda Kuth (CC board), Sean Elwood (CC Director of Programs & Initiatives), Mike Plante (2012 grant panelist) and Richard Herskowitz.

Ruby Lerner (CC President & Executive Director) greeted the group and introduced our 2012 grantees in Film/Video and Visual Arts. Continue reading