2017 Gala Art Auction

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to bid via phone, please contact Nancy Baker at nbaker@inmed.org by September 20, 2017 to arrange for a proxy.

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Batallones Rojos

Artist: Carlos Aguirre (Mexican)

Aguirre is a Mexican visual artist. He has had several gallery and museum exhibitions including the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil and at the Galería Nina Menocal. Several works sold at auction including “2 works: Entre Aguas” sold at Bonhams Los Angeles Sunset Estate Auction – Fine Art in 2006.

Artist: Thomas Pierre Daniel (Haitian)  
Tucano Toco

Artist: Humberto Dinamarca (Danish)

Menina Dolce

Artist: Fernando M. Diaz (Mexican)

Fine artist working, living, exhibiting in Spain, Italy, Israel, Russia, US, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina. More than 40 solo shows, many in museums. His work has been touched upon in a dozen books, e.g., “Reencuentros” by Mexican poet Dionicio Morales. He directed an important community project in Mexico City, “The Best Poetry of the World.” Steel plates engraved with poems by living poets from different countries were installed in The Zona Rosa. 

Pensive in Pozos

Artist: Tim Teran

After a life of studying how and why people do what they do to help businesses better align their offerings to consumer wants, needs and desires, Tim turned his eye to capturing “people in the moment” through the lens of his camera. He focuses his photography on the feelings people have through their outward expressions. This image is an example of his work, capturing a moment in Pozos, Mexico (2016).


Artist: Ruby Rumie, b. 1958 (Columbian)

Rumie’s work includes painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. She develops projects based on injustice and psychology, and the impact of modern life in the daily lives of common people. Her research is focused on Getsemani, a historical neighborhood of Cartagena de Indias, where she lives. She lives between Cartagena and Santiago, Chile. She studied painting, drawing and sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Cartagena de Indias, the David Manzur Academy in Bogotá and has participated in several workshops with artists such as Maria Teresa Hincapie, Eugenio Dittborn, Fabian Rendon and Jean Pierre Accoult. She has held exhibitions in Bogotá, Barranquilla, and Cartagena; Santiago, Valparaiso and Temuco, Chile; Miami, New York, and Washington DC, USA; and Rouen and Paris, France.

Parroquian Dreams (Sample)

Artist: Joan Hall, American

Born in NYC, began training in dance with Martha Graham and then designed set for the ballet Yequena for the Nederlands Dans Theater Den Haag. Turned to collage and assemblage with parallel career in illustration. Exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Querétaro and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. In NYC, Pavel Zoubok among one of many who have hosted one-person exhibitions. Recently honored to receive a CECADESU Mexican/American Specialists Grant.


Artist: Sandra Cannock Grana & Alejandra Iturrizaga Andrich (Colombian)

Embassy of Guatemala

Artist unknown

Street scene in Antigua


Artist: Gene Pearson (Jamaica)

Gene Pearson, born in 1946 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, is a 1965 graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He taught at several high schools in Jamaica as well as the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He has exhibited widely both locally and internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

His work is represented in films, publications and leading corporate and private collections internationally, including the private collections of celebrities such as singer/musician Stevie Wonder, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alice Walker, to name a few. He also has completed commissions for several local hotels, including Swept Away Hotel and Grand Lido Hotel.

Pearson’s work has been presented by successive Prime Ministers as gifts to several foreign dignitaries, including President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Soviet Union Prime Minister Leonid Brezhnev, Viet Nam Prime Minister Phan Van Dong, Mexico President Lopez Portillo, Iraq Vice President Taba Marouf, US President Bill Clinton, Chase Manhattan President David Rockefeller, and renowned writer/poet Maya Angelou, among others.

 Sea Eggs

Artist: Victoria Silvera (Jamaica)

Ceramics artist Victoria Silvera grew up in a small art deco hotel filled with mosaics, African carvings, 1950s kitsch ceramic lamps and post-modern murals. She garnered a strong aesthetic sense, learning about great Jamaican artists like Capo and The Two Todds through her grandmother’s large art collection. At Swarthmore College, she found her happy medium in clay and completed a BA in Studio Arts, followed by a master’s in Media Studies at The New School. Today, she creates ceramics commercially as well as for exhibition, featuring her predilection for beautiful matte black skin, quirky teapots and the universal charm of heart-shaped treasures.


Artist: Fitz Mitchell (Jamaica)

Fitz Mitchell was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, where he studied engineering and worked as an auto mechanic. Influenced and tutored by a friend in woodcarving, he found his true calling in sculpting wood and is now a full-time artist.

Mitchell has had several solo exhibitions and group shows. He was awarded a certificate in the Jamaican-Nigerian Wood Carving Programme and received an Award of Merit in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition. His carvings are exhibited in several galleries.

Musical Therapy

Artist: Dwane Bailey (Jamaica)

Dwane Bailey is a self-taught surrealist artist. Born in a little district named Diamond in River, Clarendon, he was attracted to art from a young age. His award-winning work has been shown at the JCDC Visual Art Competition, National Gallery of Jamaica, the Jamaica Conference Center and is currently exhibited at the Grosvenor Galleries, Saba Gallery, and Amaicraft in Jamaica.