Conjuring visions animal, vegetable, mineral and digital, Art Conspiracy's Mounted will transform Life in Deep Ellum into a lodge-like, electronic animalistic dream sequence. Original, taxidermy-inspired artwork from over 40 artists will be auctioned live, with opening bids starting at $50. Anything goes as these artists blend their personal art aesthetic with this year’s theme by creating artwork on taxidermy mounting boards. Proceeds from the art auction and event are the “seed money” that enables Art Conspiracy to put on its major fundraiser in the fall of 2013. This year’s Art Con 9 beneficiary will be announced at the event.