Mayor Sylvester Turner, Sarah Trotty, Michelle Barnes
Celebrating The Collective's 30th Anniversary with our friends and supporters
The Community Artists' Collective celebrated its 30
anniversary April 15 with "An Evening of Champagne and Art" at the Deborah Colton Gallery.
Tony Chase and
Dr. Dina Alsowayel were honorary chairs of the event, which treated leaders and friends of the art community to an exceptional and lively garden party, entertainment, silent and live auctions and recognition of three outstanding contributors to the arts.
Sheila Jackson Lee and
Mayor Sylvester Turner presented proclamations declaring it Community Artists' Collective Day to Executive Director
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw as Artist/Historian of the Year; Honorable
Peter H. Brown as the
Lester Marks Patron of the Year; and
Delita Pinchback Martin as the Arts in Action Honoree.
Dr. Sarah Trotty, Deborah Colton and
Beverly Harmon deserve special thanks and recognition for the planning and execution of the event. Special thanks also go to Auction Chair
Gaynell Floyd Drexler, who curated a diverse mix of beautifully displayed art from outstanding artists for the auction, to
Lloyd Gite for his special auctioneering skills, to our dedicated board of directors and advisory board, to our generous sponsors, to the many artists who donated works for the auctions and for the many volunteers who filled out the event's canvas.
Tony Chase, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Dr. Dina Alsowayel
Deborah Colton, Lester Marks
Winell Herron, Gaynell Floyd Drexler
Alvin Wardlaw, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Beverly Harmon,
Photos by Lisette Belen
You can still participate in the online auction.