Base Paint The Auction– A contemporary Art Auction and Curated Exhibition By Betty Alvarez

BASE PAINT | THE AUCTION is a contemporary art auction event and curated exhibitoin to help raise funds to support the secondary school at L’Athletique D’ Haiti where Base Paint tent will be installed.

On May 25, Ideobox Artspace, SaludArte Foundation, Fundación Manos del Sur, Step by Step Foundation, and Curators Antuan & Tanya Brillembourg joined forces as they prepared for Base Paint | The Auction event to benefit the Base Paint Project. The tents have arrived in Haiti and will be installed this summer as part of a secondary school on the property of L’Athletique d’Haiti. The funds raised helped to finance the new school’s operational costs and ensure the continuation of the work that was begun with the Base Paint Tents.

Base Paint | The Auction featured over 45 artists that have generously donated works of art to help raise these funds. For a list of artists and auction pieces, visit On hand to set the vibe was famed band Miami City Mix and later in the evening DJ Umber Bandi-Ville was mixing beats. Artist Leni Ibarguengoytia unveiled her event installation on crate boxes which will act as lounge areas. Bacardi cocktails were served to quench the thirst of those who savored Diego’s Andalucia Tapas & Deli’s paella and Zucchero Ristorante Bistro’s hors d’oeuvres. Robert Duval, founder of L’Athletique d’Haiti, was at the auction to announce a special thank you to everyone who participated in the project including the artists, sponsors and volunteers. For more information on the foundation, visit

The artwork will be on view at Ideobox Artspace until June 30, 2011 on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays by appointment. For appointments, please contact Alexandra Gauthier at 305.576.9878 or

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011