Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball: 2016

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You read it. I am proud to say that I was invited this year by Dallas, Texas’ prestigious annual charity event, “The Cattle Baron’s Ball”, to donate a work of art in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event is said to host Dallas’ elite audience and will feature live music from Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam. The Cattle Baron’s Ball is known for its live auction with extravagant and extraordinary prizes and trips up for bidding as well as its silent auction with a wide array of local and international prizes. I was lucky enough to donate an original featuring one of my staple portfolio images, “Life, Death, and Beauty”.

“Life,Death, and Beauty” is an original photograph I created in 2016 for my debut solo show at the Art on 5th Gallery in Austin, Tx. It features what is essentially a mini sculpture I composed of a butterfly resting on a cotton ball in the shade of a fully bloomed rose enclosed in a mason jar. It is as beautiful to type out and read in words as it is in its visual form. The print is a rare large format silk screen print on canvas that is finished with a captivating layer of diamond dust that glistens as the light refracts off the dust. The work of art is then finished in a hand made custom wooden frame I, the artist, cut myself. I used a black stain on the wood to really finish the piece off. The frames are beautifully crafted and now a signature finish for my work that is as widely respected and desired as the image inside the frame.

As an artist who has participated in shows all over the states, including the art mega event that is Art Basel: Miami, nothing is more rewarding than giving back to the community, raising awareness, and doing it all through the power of art. I have contributed and donated to The Texas Civil Rights Foundation, HOPE, and now the American Cancer Society. I look forward to achieving grater success through my artwork to be able to contribute to more and more foundations across the globe.

The artwork is available for online silent bidding here! This is your chance to purchase my artwork and donate to the American Cancer Society at the same time! All proceeds from your bidding price go to the Foundation! I thank you for your support.

-Brandon Snow