2010 Auctioneer, Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President, Director, Photographs Department, Sotheby's New York



Every two years FotoFest organizes one of the finest charitable auctions of its kind I have seen.

- Denise Bethel , Sotheby's Inc., New York







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The FotoFest Benefit Auction is the absolutely one of the best! It is unique opportunity for the experienced veteran or the first-time collector to acquire the works of a broad range of contemporary photographers. You get first look at – and chance to buy- well-known artists as well as the arts stars of tomorrow.
William Hunt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery, New York City 


Eikoh Hosoe (Tokyo, Japan),
Man and Woman #33
, 1960

Alfredo De Stéfano (Coahuila, Mexico),
Red Mummy in the White Desert, Sahara Desert, Egypt, 2008

The exclusive framer for the FotoFest 2010 Auction and Biennial

FotoFest Headquarters Hotel for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown.

Eighty-one leading contemporary international and U.S. artists were presented in FotoFest's ninth international Biennial Fine Print Auction. The Auction is one of the main events of the FotoFest 2010 Biennial and provided a rare opportunity to encounter high quality contemporary fine art photography from Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Denise Bethel, Director, Photographs Department, Sotheby's New York; a renowned expert in the field, again donated her services as auctioneer for the Biennial Fine Print Auction.

Preview Receptions of the Auction were held at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Inc and the Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown.

Thanks to the donation of ROMA, all Auction prints were framed with high-quality, Italian wood molding. Works were framed by Justin Matthias, Artists' Framing Resource, Houston, Texas.

The Fine Print Auction Fundraiser and Live Auction event were chaired by Austin James and Blakely Bering, Bering & James Inc., with a committee from the FotoFest Board of Directors and private collectors. Table Sponsorships were $10,000 to $3,000 and Reserved Seats were $300.

Revenues from print sales at the Fine Print Auction benefit FotoFest's artist programs and the Meeting Place artist portfolio reviews, giving hundreds of photographic artists from around the world the opportunity to meet and show art  to important museum curators, publishers, gallery owners, and representatives of photo agencies from  21 countries and 25 states in the U.S.

Proceeds from Auction ticket and table sponsorships benefit FotoFest's art programs and FotoFest's year-round classroom-based education program, Literacy Through Photography (LTP), in Houston-area public schools. LTP provides more than a thousand students annually with cameras and a curriculum using photography to improve writing and cognitive skills.

For information please contact:
Rocio Carlon
International Fine Print Auction
713 223.5522  ext 14 

Auction Previews - March 3-23, 2010

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.
     March 4-18, 2010
     Opening Reception and Cocktails: March 3, 2010  7-9pm
     2501 Sunset, Houston, Texas 77005

Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown, 2nd Floor
     March 22-23, 2010  11am-5pm
     400 Dallas, Houston, Texas 77002

Live Auction - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown, 2nd Floor
400 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002      Valet Parking

6:00- 7:30 PM Cocktails, Dinner, Preview of Live Auction and Directors Choice
7:30-10:00 PM Live Auction
7:30- 9:30 PM Directors Choice

Table Sponsorships $10,000 - $3,000
Reserved Seating & Dinner $300      General Admission $75