BMoCA’s bring-your-own-art Friday night bash draws 650

My how the word got out, and the young people whooshed in

| Jan 23, 2010

More than 650 packed Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Friday night, Jan. 22, for “Open Wall 2010,” the return of that annual BMoCA party wherein artist bring, hang and sell their own art. The youngish crowd was chock-a-block, kissy-face friendly and oh so happy to be there.

boulder-confidential-logo-220Sales of the pretty-damn-good art benefited, first of all, the artists — who kept half of whatever was bid on their piece. The other half of the loot was split between [see comments below] went to BMoCA. The other sponsor, organizer and promoter that jungle telegraph website of the young and yogic, Elephant Journal. Dress was the usual Boulder eclecticism, from grunge to ooo-la-la.

But enough it this prattle, let’s have a look. That’s what you’re here for, right?

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Right off the bat, Courtney Bulen and Valerie Amend were welcoming at the door.

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Nicole Traham (left) and Amy Zarzicki are in front of Amy’s “tusche wash” (the artistic method used) lithograph.

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Left to right are tribal celebrants Jada Foster, Benjamin Frohlichstein and (in background) Duncan Burke.

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Lindsey Wolf, Ron Sandstrom and Erik Sandstrom haunted the upper story at BMoCA.

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All smiles and laughs were J. Coleman and Gretchen Florescue.

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Elephant Journal’s own Waylon Lewis talks up the art bidding while the evening’s dulcet songstress Harper Phillips appears supportive.

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Graham Markel, Lindsey Wolf and Waylon Lewis.

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Hollie Rogin and Emily Burrows in the company of a fanciful paper animal.

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