Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


DuJour on Ballroom’s 10 Year Benefit Festivities

Fairfax Dorn. Photograph by BFANYC.COM

“New York gallerygoers, on-the-cusp artists and fashion notables flooded Chelsea’s Center 548 on Monday for a night of performances—both musical and non—and art auctions to benefit Ballroom Marfa, the highly-esteemed nonprofit space for contemporary art, film and music based in Marfa, Texas. Over 40 artists, including Liz Cohen, Solange Azagury-Partridge and Maryam Amiryani, participated in the silent and live auctions held during cocktails and dinner, respectively—some creating new pieces for the event.

The gallery celebrates 10 years of supporting exceptional artists, filmmakers and musicians, but the benefit (which raised $765,000 this year) extends beyond Texas’ art scene: Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom Marfa’s co-founder and executive director, told DuJour before dinner, “We’re going to continue doing what we’ve been doing, but also expand our Marfa dialog,” the forefront of which is a focus on climate change and environmental issues through programs involving grants and partnerships in New York this fall.”

Read more and peruse the photo gallery at DuJour.

Happy Birthday Ballroom

8 Apr 2013


From the Desert to the City: Ballroom Marfa Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, 8 April 2013
Center 548 · West 22nd St. · New York City

Ballroom Marfa’s Co-Founders, Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn, along with the Board of Trustees, kindly request that you mark your calendar and make plans to join us in New York City to commemorate ten years of presenting art, film, performance and music in West Texas and beyond. The event will feature both a live and silent auction by world-renowned artists from Ballroom’s past and future as well as musical performances throughout the evening.

Co-Founders: Fairfax Dorn and Virginia Lebermann, Sue Hostetler, Matthew Day Jackson, Jenny Laird, Charles Ruger, Allison Sarofim, Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer, Gordon VeneKlasen and Leo Villareal


6:30 pm Cocktail reception and silent auction
Harmonica by Norris Bennet and Boxing by Skender Halili
Performance by Tuna Nut

8:00pm Dinner with performance by Mick Barr

Live auction hosted by auctioneer Jamie Niven, Chairman Sotheby’s of The Americas

Starting March 27th, pre-bid online and preview works at

10:00pm After-party with special performance by YACHT, followed by DJ set from Saheer Umar

Download Ballroom Marfa 10 Year Benefit Invite

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