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slides: Party Report: PICA’s TADADA Gala & After-Party

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 

Tadada

Gula Delgatto at PICA's TADADA Gala at the Redd. Photo by Byron Beck.

The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street Saturday evening.

And it was quite the wild night. 
 
“2015 is PICA's 20th Anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate it with a truly special event that commemorates our past while looking towards our future,” said PICA’s Executive Director Victoria Frey. 

See slideshow below for party pics from PICA's TADADA! 

To that end, TADADA! wasn’t your typical gala, and patrons were not obliged to wear typical gala attire.

For the party PICA dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other and inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and truly creative our community can be. It also saw the return of the nearly naked "Lady Gadada" who strode in atop PICA's 30-year-old graffiti-covered white van to kick-off the night with a special toast. 

 The “Gala” portion of TADADA!—which this scribe was lucky enough to co-chair and emcee alongside auctioneer Johnna Wells—included a "Bizarre Bazaar," bacchanal dinner feast, an "Enchanted Piñata Forest" (in lieu of a silent auction, artist-made piñatas were filled with prizes ranging in value from $100 - $5,000), a “golden piñata" (featuring a five-course meal for six people at Departure, prepared by Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet, plus a beautiful set of porcelain plates by Dana Lynn Louis) paddle raise, a live auction, recognition of those who have supported PICA over the decades,  and surprise special guests including PICA’s original Executive Director Kirsty Edmunds and a song by Lyndee Mah.

The incredibly tasty bacchanalian feast was conspired by chefs from Biwa, Feast Works, Podnah’s Pit, Smallwares, St. Jack, and Xico. Beer was compliments of HopWork and wine courtesy of Mitchell Wines.

Following the TADADA!, gala PICA commenced with the “Dada Ball” hosted by Pepper Pepper with White Hinterland, DJ Beyondadoubt  and DJ Cooky Parker.

It really was a wild night. 

 

Related Slideshow: Party Report: PICA’s TADADA Gala & After-Party

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

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PICA's original & current Executive Directors: Kristy Edmunds and Victoria Frey at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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PICA's Angela Mattox and Kristy Edmunds at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Gula Delgatto at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Allie Furlotti at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Flowery Fellow at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Kate Merrill at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Beautiful People at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Jill Spitznass and Juan Martinez on TADADA! dance floor

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Jason Bell at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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PICA Patron at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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China Forbes at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Terri, China and Hilary at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Boeing's Deanna Haley and Auctioneer Johnna Wells at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Lady Gadada at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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PICA Patron Leslie Durst at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Wyatt Waishkey and Pepper Pepper at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Ecotrust's Sam Beebe at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Juan Martinez at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Ryan Noon at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Lisa Elorriaga Czysz and Annie Ries at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Lyndee Mah sings at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Costumed PICA Patron at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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 Stephanie Snyder at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Scott Showalter at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Gutting a pinata at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Party Person at PICA's TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Jake Kindrachuk and Celeste Trapp at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Creature of the night at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Lisa Elorriaga Czysz and Victoria Frey at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

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Day of the Dada Dead at TADADA!

PICA threw the party of the year, TADADA!, at The Redd on Southeast Salmon Street on Saturday night.

For TADADA! PICA also dusted off and reignited its infamous “Dada Ball” that had not seen the light of night since its 10th Anniversary in 2005. A costume ball unlike any other inspired by the legendary Dada art movement, the evening-long event showcases just how crazy and creative our community can be.

Photo by Byron Beck

 
 

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