Thank you for joining us for our sixth annual Artumnal Gathering! Our guests enjoyed a spectacular array of art and performances as well as live and silent auctions full of unique and delightful items and experiences.
Photos of the event!
- Photos by Eric Schwabel
- Photos by George Post
- Photos by Meddling Melanie Photography
- Photos by Tyler Nguyen
The 6th Annual Artumnal Gathering
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Guests enjoyed an extraordinary annual celebration in honor of our remarkable artists and in support of BRAF’s future initiatives.
We hope you were able to join us for this spectacular gathering and fundraising event! BRAF supporters enjoyed epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous pleasures, captivating performances, original artwork by our favorite artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and items, and abundant expressions of creativity!
Featured exhibition of an original work of art by esteemed Burning Man artist Gregg Fleishman!
Gregg Fleishman and crew
(Otic Oasis, 2011, 2012)
Gregg Fleishman is the designer and architect of the Otic Oasis. At Burning Man in 2011, and again in 2012, the Otic Oasis provided a welcomed refuge from the bustle of Black Rock City. Gregg is bringing a large scale work in the same vein of the Otic Oasis, constructed completely of interlocking wood, with no nails, glue or metal. Love Gregg’s work as much as we do? You can also win one of his remarkable chairs in our auction!
More art installations by:
Other contributing artists:
- Photography by Schwabel Studio
- Video Artistry by Houses of Worship
- Dinner guests gifts by Ruby Bettencourt
- Bar Decor by Shawn Feeney
- Wearable art by Dark Garden Corsetry & Couture
- Hair sculpture by Atelier Emmanuel
- Celestine Star
- Keegan O’Brien
- VJ Rainbow Puddles
- VJ Loope (Juli Laczko)
- VJ Luna – Visual Meditation
- Ron Halbert
This is just a sampling of the fabulous artists and entertainers who entertained, enchanted and amused us! This was our finest gathering yet!
- Albino! – Heavy Heavy Afrobeat
- Bad Unkl Sista
- Coda of Interstellar Transmissions
- DJ Cyril Noir & Ella Mental
- Dr. Toast
- Goyo Aranaga
- Hamilton String Quartet
- Dulce Vita (Opulent Temple/Music IS Art)
- Loyd Family Players
- DJ Mad Dog
- DJ MACE (Brass Tax)
- Megaflame Big Band
- MoPo (Sunset SF/Silent Frisco)
- Passport Chamber Symphony
- SÉVA of Heart Deco
- DJ Solus
- ShOOey (Space Cowboys)
- and MANY MORE to be announced!
Site specific choreographed work by visionary groups and dancers such as:
- Angela Mae
- Alayna Stroud
- Bad Unkl Sista
- Eka Boo Button – silks
- Metamorphosis Ballet
- and Tracy Windisch and Monique Trinity Rose of Seraphim Dance Theater
Enjoy our Autumn Burlesque Review!
Featuring the Bay Areas most astounding and spectacular burlesque and variety performers in an intimate setting.
Including performances by:
- Mz K
- Emily Athena
- Eva D’Luscious
- The Klown (Trapeze, Bass Cabaret)
- and many more!
Here are just a few of the items that were up for bid on in our auction:
Temple Alter by David Best (The Temples at Burning Man, 2000-2004 and 2012; the Hayes Valley Temple in San Francisco, CA, in 2005; and the Temple of the American Dream in Detroit, MI, 2008)
- Detail of the Hayes Valley Temple, photo by BRAF. 2012’s Temple of Juno, photo by John Curley. David Best and work-in-progress, photo by Freddy Hahne.
The Bay Lights – Interactive Experience!
By March 2013, the Bay Bridge will be covered in over 25,000 white LED lights. Under the guideance of artist Leo Villareal, auction winners will spend an unforgettable evening on San Francisco’s waterfront, creatively altering the light patterns on the bridge in real time.
Playa Tour on Fiery Art Car with Will Roger Peterson
Up to three people go for a joyride at Burning Man 2013 with BRAF and Burning Man board member and original DPW member Will Roger Peterson. Roam the deep playa on his flame effect art car, the Carp Car. To take place on an evening early in the Burning Man event week.
Art and Wine Lover’s Paradise Tour
You and seven friends will enjoy a chauffeured ride in a decked out rock-star bus to the Paradise Ridge winery, where you’ll receive a tour of the Spirit of the Man exhibit, a winery tour, a gourmet lunch, a private barrel and a reserve tasting with the owners and winemakers!
… and much more! Stay tuned!
Thank you to our sponsors!