Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Casino Chip Bikini Auctioned for Benefit

On October 23, 2008 the Las Vegas First Friday Arts Festival celebrated its Sixth Year! As a big supporter of this monthly Vegas arts happening, I donated my "Casino Chip Bikini" to the First Friday benefit art auction. Lovely Vegas model Stacy Lee also donated her time to model the bikini for bidders. The event took place at the Newport Loft building downtown. Here Stacy is pictured on the beautiful rooftop deck there.

And here she is again, posing with local art star Jerry Misko, who also donated one of his fab Neon Paintings to the benefit.

The artist and model!

...And lovely art patron Kellee Antalek won the bikini in the live auction!

And here is Kellee a few months later, modeling her new art acquisition!

Photos by John Rettie glamourphotos.com

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

States of Dress - NEVADA

"Casino Chip Dress"
was photographed on the Eldorado dry lake bed in Boulder, NV.
It is the Nevada dress for the ongoing "States of Dress" series

"Casino Chip Dress" is made of over 2000 casino chips,
each with 6 drill holes joined by clear zip ties.

At the photo shoot on the Eldorado dry lake bed...

Special Thanks
to Kent Thomson for providing studio space to create this dress,
Todd VonBaastians of Atomic Todd Gallery for his generosity and support,
The Gambler's General Store for partial donation of materials,
Benoit Beaufils for his tireless enthusiasm & assistance,
Ross Gibson, Jim Slonina, Tarra Scarff, my Mom & all the other volunteers
for their help & friendship.

This photo was taken by the great Dave Proctor (www.daplv.com)
with hair and makeup by Keely Zelanka.