Holly Haber– Dallas Morning News
An auction of artworks by 100 local and regional artists and a performance by Sarah Jaffe will headline Art for Advocacy on Nov. 5 at General Datatech.
The fundraiser supports Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, a national leader in the campaign to prevent, investigate and prosecute child abuse and help its victims.
The auction will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a seated dinner catered by Bolsa. About 700 guests are expected.
Movers and shakers include honorary chair Nancy Carlson, chairs Amy Lewis Hofland and Tara Lewis, underwriting chairs Jenica and Alston Williamson, spotlight chair Nancy Cohen Israel and art selection leader Joyce Goss.
Donor artists are Paul Abbott, Helen Altman, Sibylle Bauer, Mary Stengel Bentley, Daniel Birdsong, Cabe Booth, Joey Brock, Megan Brooks, Emil Cerullo, Tara Conley, Isabelle du Toit, Brad Ellis, Gian Garofalo, Kim Garrett, David H. Gibson, Marshall Harris, Maxine Helfman, Thom Jackson, Alison Jardine, Debbie Klein, Bonny Leibowitz, Gray Malin, Carly Allen Martin, Christopher Martin, Winston Lee Mascarenhas, Carmen Menza, Gregory Miller, JD Miller, Lea Fischer Miller, Frank Morbillo, Jennifer Morgan, Kenda North, Sherry Owens, Ricardo Paniagua, Shane Pennington, Bob Poe, Alex Remington, Zach Saucedo, Shawn Saumell, Allison V. Smith, James Surls, Benjamin Terry, Frances Ellen Tuchman, Mary Vernon, Lucrecia Waggoner, Leslie Wilkes, Sarah Williams, Steve Wrubel, Kim Wyly, Richard Young and James Zamora.
$50,000: City Electric Supply.
$20,000: Highland Capital Management and the Williamson and Cutler families.
$10,000: Crow Collection of Asian Art and Tara Lewis, Maris and Frank Howard, Lowe-Skilling Foundation, Luminous Health Laboratories and Evolution Spine, Diana and Geoff Newton, and TurningPoint Foundation.
$5,000: Judee and Chad Barrett, Catherine and Aaron Enrico, Lara and Steve Harrison, Al G. Hill Jr., Perry/Shlegel-Kloewer/Barrett Real Estate Group, Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses, Jenny and Adam Saphier, Thompson & Knight LLP and Westerville North Self Storage.
$2,500: Dina and Jason Arnott, Bank of Texas, Becky Frey Real Estate, Meredith and Andrew Clavenna, Nancy and Joe Foran, Dawn and William Hennessey, Austin and Michelle Hopper, Joe, Kim and Jennifer Kesterson, Diana and Tom Klein, Kathi and Tom Lind, Carly and Blake Martin, Margot and Ross Perot, Rachel and Hampton Richards, Elisa and Stephen Summers, Ellis and Stephan Thomas, and Westwood Trust.
In-kind sponsors are Ben E. Keith Co., Belanger Art Methods, Republic National Distributing Co., O&H, Forty Five Ten, Debra Stevens Custom Framing, GDT, PaperCity Magazine, Steward Printing and Advertising Inc. and Southwest Airlines.