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Whitehouse Saturday Night – Art Auction to Benefit Jóvenes Adelante

By Robin Loving

“You can be anyone you want to be on Saturday night,” said Deborah Whitehouse, a beloved Sanmiguelense who passed away last year leaving husband Jock, Moonrise Health Store, and an international photographic legacy that thrives to this day.

Benefit Art Auction
“Whitehouse Saturday Night – Art Auction to Benefit Jóvenes Adelante
Thu, Dec 8, 5pm
Hotel Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15

An auction of 36 original photographic prints from her well-known ‘Saturday Night’ series will be held to benefit Jóvenes Adelante on Thursday, December 8, at 5pm at Hotel Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio #15.  Entrance is free.

The “Saturday Night” series comprises photojournalistic prints created between 1988 and 2001, featuring the vibrant night lives of such illustrious cities as New York, New Orleans, and Paris. Each print was made by the artist from its original negative and has been printed on quality photographic paper. Each print is also limited to editions of 20 copies, which have been authenticated with Whitehouse’s stamp or by her husband, Jock Whitehouse.

Jock has stated that “In her attempt to escape the stigma of an alcoholic family, Deborah’s art grew from a defiance of establishment values and judgment. Wherever she found society’s fringes in all its forms—night-time, neon, alcohol, LGBT—she found the artistic vocabulary of her own transcendence.”

Deborah, herself, said, “Time after time I felt drawn to the sensuous colors that emerge after dark when light creates its own unique palette, a magical spectrum of excitement and mystery. The street becomes a theatre stage where the characters of the night appear. For them, Saturday night is a time of fantasy.”

Julie Emmons, an Atlanta city council member, noted that, “… what makes Deborah Whitehouse’s photography so exceptional is her ability to capture not only the appearance, but the essence of the communities she photographs.”

Deborah Whitehouse’s work has appeared in the High Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Biblioteque Nationale de France and other acclaimed locations.

Deborah’s work, including selections from the “Saturday Night” series can be found in international museum and numerous private collections, including that of Sir Elton John. Whitehouse’s work has been featured in Art in America, Art Papers, and on National PBS. She taught color printing at the International Center of Photography in New York and worked for both NBC television and National Geographic. Her work has been honored with awards from the Urban Design Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

On Thursday, December 8, a preview of the photographic prints will commence at 5pm, followed by the auction at 6pm. The auction is endorsed by the Art Print Photo Gallery.

Bidding for each print starts at USD$250 or Mexican/Canadian equivalent. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. All sales to attendees from the US, Canada, and Mexico will be tax deductible. Each photographic print purchase is eligible for a 20 percent framing discount at Lavinia’s.

The event auctioneer is the beloved local entertainer Johnny Favorite with additional entertainment provided by concert pianist and Jóvenes Adelante graduate Emmanuel Beltran. Jóvenes Adelante grants scholarships to local students who otherwise could not afford to attend university.

More information is available on, by contacting, calling Robin Loving at 415 112 3413 in SMA or 925 476 8117 (US/Canada), or via email at  Further information can be obtained at


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