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2010 KIPTONART RISING FINALISTS PARTY HOSTED BY SAKS, LONGCHAMP AND “THE NEW YORK OBSERVER” - Monday, 11/9/2009 2:12 AM

On Monday, November 2, 2009, KiptonART held the second annual KiptonART Rising Finalists Party at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (611 5th Ave NYC 10022 212.644.1704). The evening, hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Gillian Hearst Simonds and Catherine Forbes, who donned Asprey jewels, showcased fabulous works from the top 19 artists in the KiptonART Rising program.
 


Tatiana Boncompagni, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Crown Princess Katherine & Prince Alexander of Serbia, Kipton Cronkite

 
Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine of Serbia arrived early for a special tour of the exhibition with guide, KiptonART Founder Kipton Cronkite,. Guests sipped Bombay SapphireGin cocktails throughout the awards ceremony, where this year’s winners were announced. Marti Carroll, President, CEO at Longchamp USA, presented Kiritin Beyer, Julie Combal, Bon Duke, Emily Korman, Avery McCarthy and Matthew Satz, with crystal statues.
 

Kipton Cronkite, Olivier Cassegrain, Princess Katherine, Serbian Crown Prince Alexander
 
Noteworthy guests included Becca Cason Thrash, Cece Cord, Baroness Monica von Zadora-Gerlof, Andrew Lauren, Ally Hilfiger, iThomFilicia, Olivier Cassegrain, Dabney Mercer, Peter Davis, Tatiana Boncompagni, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Genevieve Bahrenburg, Jackie Astierand Marcia Levine.
 

Genevieve Bahrenburg, Chessy Wilson
   
The KiptonART Rising Award is given annually to six select artists whose work is “passionate, memorable and innovative while still remaining relevant to the aesthetics of our community today.” The KiptonART Foundation supports emerging artists through artist-in-residency programs and stipends.
 

Catherine Forbes, Kipton Cronkite, Marcia Levine
 
For more information about KiptonART or to make donations, visit www.kiptonartfoundation.org.