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You're Invited

ALH's 70th Anniversary Gala

Going Platinum

6:30 PM - Midnight, October 12, 2018 Hotel ZaZa

Honorary Chair: Council Member David W. Robinson

Co-Chairs: Duyen Huynh & Marc Nguyen, & Kristen Perrin


2018 Texas Artist of the Year - Francesca Fuchs

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts - George Smith

2018 Texas Patron of the Year - Jereann Chaney

 GALA HOST COMMITTEE                                               SILENT AUCTION ARTISTS

Courtney & John Anderson
Catherine D. Anspon
Bill Arning & Mark McCray
Sarah Balinskas & Jeff DeBevec
Michelle Barnes

Jonathan Beitler
Minnette & Peter Boesel
Leslie & Brad Bucher
Mark Cervenka

Dean Daderko
Rania & Jamal Daniel
Ryan N. Dennis
Sara Paschall Dodd
Krista & Mike Dumas
Alison De Lima Greene

John Guess & Melanie Lawson
Joseph Havel
Mary & George Hawkins
Cecily E. Horton

Kerry Inman & Denby Auble
Patricia Covo Johnson
Toby & Ina Kamps
Julie Kinzelman & Christopher Tribble
Cara Lambright
Ashley Smither Langley
Nicole Longnecker
Lester & Penelope Gonzalez Marks

Betty Moody
Debbie McNulty & Dean Ruck
Judy & Scott Nyquist
Crystal & Don Owens

Marc & Pamela Perilloux
Jessica Phifer

Sally Reynolds
Lutfi Rukab

Patricia Restrepo
Claudia Solís & Matthew Wettergreen
Leigh & Reggie Smith

Phoebe & Bobby Tudor
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw
Lea Weingarten
Clint Willour
Lauri & Robert Wray

  Debra Barrera
Jill Bedgood
Daniel Bertalot
Michael Bise
John Calaway
JooYoung Choi
Thedra Cullar-Ledford
Matthew Kelly Debbaudt
Sarah Fisher
Wayne Gilbert
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Joseph Havel
Dan Havel
Rachel Hecker
Daniel Heimbinder
Hillerbrand + Magsamen
Clara Hoag
Ann 'Sole Sister' Johnson
Bradley Kerl
Jessica Kruetter
Dan Lam
Melinda Laszczynski
Matt Manalo
Max Manning
Jake Margolin & Nick Vaughan
Gabo Martini
McKay Otto
Michael Menchaca
Shayne Murphy
Jessica Ninci
Angel Oloshove
Emily Peacock
Forrest Prince
Patrick Renner
Dean Ruck
Rajab Ali Sayed
Rhett Scott
Bret Shirley
Richard Stout
Erik Sultzer & Emily Halbardie
Prince Thomas
Kelli Vance
Myke Venable
                                                                                                                                             Julie De Vries

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In 1983, Art League Houston created the Texas Artist of the Year award as a dynamic annual project documenting Texas art history. Art League Houston was the first organization in the state to develop such an award. To date, thirty-one artists have been honored. Past recipients include Trenton Doyle Hancock, Terrell James, Amy Blakemore, Havel Ruck Project, Rachel Hecker, Aaron Parazette, Mary McCleary, Joseph Havel, Melissa Miller, Al Souza, The Art Guys, Luis Jiménez, Bert L. Long, Jr., Jesús Moroles, James Surls, and Dr. John Biggers, among others.

In 1989, Art League Houston expanded the award to include patrons with its Texas Patron of the Year award for extraordinary individuals whose efforts have helped advance the work of Texas artists. Past patron honorees include Lynn Goode, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston (2010-16), Stephanie Smither, Leigh and Reggie Smith, Judy and Scott Nyquist, Victoria and Marshal Lightman, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Anne and James Harithas, Gus Kopriva, Clint Willour, and Lester Marks, among others.  

In 2013, Art League Houston celebrated its 65th Anniversary as an arts organization and the 30th Anniversary of its Texas Artist of the Year award. In recognition of this occasion, Art League Houston established the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts for artists whose career has spanned more than forty years, and who have made an outstanding contribution to the world of visual art in Texas and beyond. Past patron honorees include Jesse Lott, Forrest Prince and Kermit Oliver.