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2019 art league houston gala 
SPECTRUM

6:30 PM - Midnight on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Hotel ZaZa

honoring

Margarita Cabrera
2019 Texas Artist of the Year

Anita & Gerald B. Smith
2019 Texas Patrons of the Year

Betty Moody
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Co Chairs

Arvia & Jason Few
Robert Daniel & Julia O’Bryan Reynolds

Art League Houston (ALH) is thrilled to announce the organization’s 2019 Annual Gala: SPECTRUM will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Hotel ZaZa. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm and will feature a cocktail hour, seated dinner, award ceremony, DJ sets by DJ Gracie Chavez and Tee Vee, dancing, and silent auction featuring artwork by local, national and internationally recognized artists.

This year’s gala marks ALH’s 71st anniversary of enriching the Greater Houston community with access and opportunities to engage in contemporary art. ALH is particularly thrilled to be honoring Anita & Gerald B. Smith as 2019 Texas Patrons of the Year, Margarita Cabrera as the 2019 Texas Artist of the Year, and Betty Moody as the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please join us to celebrate this milestone occasion and recognize these remarkable individuals for their
extraordinary creative and philanthropic contributions.

SILENT ART AUCTION

Claire Ankenman David Aylsworth • Rabéa Ballin • Debra Barrera James Beard Daniel Bertalot Michael Bise Susan Budge John Calaway Angel Castelán Lucinda Cobley Pat Colville Ruben Coy DUAL Luisa Duarte Sharon Engelstein Orna Feinstein Sarah Fisher Francesca Fuchs Erika Garrett Caroline Graham Tommy Gregory Virgil Grotfeldt Gao Hang Dan Havel Joseph Havel Rachel Hecker Daniel Heimbinder Hillerbrand + Magsamen Robert Hodge Maria Christina Jadick Terrell James Selven Jarmon Bethany Johnson Nyssa Juneau Tsz Kam Michael Kennaugh Bradley Kerl Molly Koehn Jessica Kreutter Dan Lam Nicolle LaMere Melinda Laszczynski Polly Lui Matt Manalo MANUAL (Suzanne Bloom & Ed Hill) Gabriel Martinez Gabo Martini Delilah M Montoya Shayne Murphy Karen Navarro Jessica Ninci Lovie Olivia Angel Oloshove McKay Otto Steve Parker Emily Peacock Moe Penders • Phillip Pyle II • Preetika Rajgariah Cary Reeder Patrick Renner Gerardo Rosales Dean Ruck Al Souza Richard Stout Kari Steele Terry Suprean Arthur Turner Randy Twaddle Kelli Vance Myke Venable Julie De Vries Liz Ward Jean Carruthers Wetta Sarah Williams Stephen Wilson Dick Wray Jasmine Zelaya + more

HOST COMMITTEE

Eddie & Chinhui Allen Catherine D. Anspon Bobby Bass & Adrian Robles Sarah Balinskas & Jeff DeBevec • Debra Barrera & Jonathan Hopson • Mary & Marcel Barone • Katharine Bowdoin Barthelme Jonathan Beitler Jennifer Blanco & John Earles Minnette & Peter Boesel Sarah Bray Leslie Moody Castro Jereann Chaney Dean Daderko Rania & Jamal Daniel Ryan Dennis Talley Dunn Nima Farzaneh Heidi & David Gerger Curry Glassell Lynn Goode & Harrison Williams • Harrison Guy Cecily Horton Patricia Covo Johnson Julie Kinzelman & Christopher Tribble Rainey Knudson & Michael Galbreth Cara Lambright Ashley Langley Dillon Kyle & Sam Lasseter Melanie Lawson & John Guess Nancy Littlejohn Deborah Lugo Marlene Marker Lester & Dr. Penelope Marks Sean & Rebecca Marshall Gabriel Martinez Craig & Tatiana Massey Poppi Georges Massey Debbie McNulty & Dean Ruck Susana Monteverde Delilah Montoya Duyen & Marc Nguyen Judy & Scott Nyquist Crystal & Don Owens Kristen & Drew Perrin Janet Phelps Jessica Phifer Susan & Richard Quarles Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez Nicole & Joey Romano Dr. Greg Shannon Linda Shearer Leigh & Reggie Smith • Darryl Ratcliff • Claudia Solis & Matthew Wettergreen Scott R. Sparvero Lee Steffy Giovanni Valderas Bridget & Patrick Wade Dr. Alvia Wardlaw Lea Weingarten Jill Whitten & Rob Proctor
Clint Willour & Reid Mitchell • Lauri & Robert Wray

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TICKET + TABLE INFORMATION

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

blue SINGLE TICKET
$350.00

Gala Admission & Dinner

green TABLE (SOLD OUT)
$3,000.00

Table for ten
Recognition on all event marketing materials
Limited edition Texas Artist of the Year catalog for table host

yellow TABLE
$5,000.00

Table for ten
Recognition on all event marketing materials
Limited edition Texas Artist of the Year catalog signed by the artist for table host

ORANGE TABLE
$10,000.00

Premium Table for 10

Table for ten
Room for two at Hotel ZaZa
Recognition on all event marketing materials
Stage recognition as event underwriter on the evening of the gala
Limited Edition print by DUAL (limited availability)
Limited edition Texas Artist of the Year catalog signed by the artist for table host

RED TABLE
$15,000.00

Premium Table for 10

Room for two at Hotel ZAZA with complimentary in room breakfast
Recognition on all event marketing materials
Stage recognition as event underwriter on the evening of the gala
Limited Edition print by DUAL (limited availability)
Texas Artist of the Year catalog signed by the artist for all table guests

sPECTRUM TABLE
$25,000.00

Premium Table for 10

Premium Suite for two at Hotel ZAZA with complimentary in room breakfast
Recognition on all event marketing materials
Stage recognition as event underwriter on the evening of the gala
Limited Edition print by DUAL (limited availability)
Texas Artist of the Year catalog signed by the artist for all table guests


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ABOUT ALH AWARDS

In 1983, ALH established the Texas Artist of the Year award as a dynamic project documenting Contemporary Texas art history. The award recognizes artists who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and goutstanding achievement, and whose work has had a significant and positive impact on contemporary visual art in Texas. Those who have been recognized have already produced a significant body of work and stand apart as leading figures and visionary talents within the field of contemporary art in Texas. Artists are nominated by a panel of distinguished jurors from across Texas. Jurors determine the award winner and remain anonymous until the winner is announced. Since its inception, thirty-four outstanding artists have received the distinction of Texas Artist of the Year. Past recipients include Francesca Fuchs, 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, Dick Wray, Luis Jiménez, Bert L. Long, Jr., Jesús Moroles, James Surls, and Dr. John Biggers, among others.

In 1989, ALH 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 Jereann Chaney, Lynn Goode, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston (2010-16), Stephanie Smither, Leigh & Reggie Smith, Judy & Scott Nyquist, Victoria & Marshal Lightman, Leslie & Brad Bucher, Anne & James Harithas, Gus Kopriva, and Clint Willour, among others. 

In 2013, ALH 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 honorees include George Smith, Jesse Lott, Forrest Prince and Kermit Oliver. In 2019, ALH expanded the Lifetime Achievement Award to biennially honor visionary and artistic leaders in the community whose creative work has had a positive and long-lasting impact on contemporary visual art in Texas.


PAST HONOREES

TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Margarita Cabrera, 2019

Francesca Fuchs, 2018

Trenton Doyle Hancock, 2017

Terrell James, 2016

Amy Blakemore, 2015

Havel Ruck Project, 2014

Rachel Hecker, 2013

Aaron Parazette, 2012

Mary McCleary, 2011

Joseph Havel, 2010

Keith Carter, 2009

Melissa Miller, 2008

Dixie Friend Gay, 2007

Al Souza, 2006

The Art Guys, 2005

Richard Stout, 2004

Virgil Grotfeldt, 2003

Sharon Kopriva, 2001

Dick Wray, 2000

Linda Ridgway, 1999

Luis Jimenez, 1998

Gael Stack, 1997

Lucas Johnson, 1996

Robert Wilson, 1995

Karin Broker, 1994

George Krause, 1993

James Surls, 1991

Bert L. Long, Jr., 1990

Jesús Moroles, 1989

Dr. John Biggers, 1988

Charles Pebworth, 1987

Charles Schorre, 1986

Charles Umlauf, 1985

Dorothy Hood, 1984

E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, 1983

TEXAS PATRON OF THE YEAR

Anita & Gerald B. Smith, 2019

Jereann Chaney, 2018

Lynn Goode, 2017

Poppi Georges Massey, 2016

Mayor Annise Parker (2010-16), 2015

Stephanie Smither, 2014

Leigh & Reggie Smith, 2013

Judy & Scott Nyquist, 2012

Victoria & Marshall Lightman, 2011

Leslie & Brad Bucher, Patrons 2010

Karol Kreymer & Robert Card, M.D., 2009

Ann & James Harithas, 2008

Gus Kopriva, 2007  

Clint Willour, 2006

Lester Marks, 2002

Sue Rowan Pittman, Patron 1989

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE VISUAL ARTS AWARD

George Smith, 2018

Jesse Lott, 2016

Forrest Prince, 2015

Kermit Oliver, 2013

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Betty Moody, 2019