1. 100 Pieces founders Amy and Pete Favat, Mellissa Ross and Chris Buzzell
2. Guests admire a photo of passionate Mona Lisa viewers clicking their cameras in a frenzy
3. “Romeo + Juliet” by Chuck Blackwell
4. “Bars” by Brandon Kusher
5. A bidder ponders where he’ll hang an artwork if he wins
Deutsch welcomed a powerhouse roster of local creative talent into its new Steelhead studio space on Nov. 30 for the ad agency’s third annual 100 Pieces charity art show.
The event’s founders — Deutsch Chief Creative Officer Pete Favat and his wife Amy, talent manager Melissa Ross and designer Chris Buzzell — each invited local artists, ad agencies and production shops to donate pieces of art for a silent auction benefiting Venice-based homeless services nonprofit Safe Place for Youth. Some of the more famous contributors included Shepard Fairey, Lauren Greenfield, Mark Seliger and Ed Moses.
Amy Favat said the auction’s name came from its first year, when the goal was to collect 100 pieces of donated art. This year 204 works of art hung on displays made from reclaimed wood donated by EcoSet. The silent auction raised $70,000 for Safe Place for Youth.
— Shanee Edwards