Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s (MFAH) Glassell School of Art Benefit & Auction

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art Benefit & Auction

More than 300 guests attended the annual benefit dinner and auction for the Glassell School. Supporters of the school arrived at the event and posed for pictures by a wrecking ball installed by the school, celebrating the last year that the benefit will be held in the current building. Inside, works by Joseph Havel, Mary Hawkins and Lester Marks were bid on by hopefuls who looked to outbid those who had already browsed items on the auction site, Paddle8.com. Also up for grabs were 78 works of art by students of the school. For the evening’s dinner spread, A Fare Extraordinaire dished out plates of boneless braised beef and zesty brick chicken on Bergner & Johnson’s decorated tables as Dallas’ DJ Lucy spun out dance hits through the night. The 2014 event raised a $425,000 for the school’s operating budget. Leslie and Brad Bucher, and William J. Hill were the Major Underwriters.

Fronnie and Ricardo Valencia; Photo by Jacob Power

Sara Dodd, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Amtill

Sara Dodd, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Amtill

Susanna and Palmer Moldawer; Photo by Jenny Antill

Susanna and Palmer Moldawer; Photo by Jenny Antill

Russell and Lisa Sherrill; Photo by Jenny Antill

Russell and Lisa Sherrill; Photo by Jenny Antill

Paige Kempner, Jay Baker; Photo by Jenny Antill

Paige Kempner, Jay Baker; Photo by Jenny Antill

Patsy Fourticq; Photo by Jenny Antill

Patsy Fourticq; Photo by Jenny Antill

Nancy and Erik Littlejohn; Photo by Jenny Antil

Nancy and Erik Littlejohn; Photo by Jenny Antil

Leigh Smith; John Alexander; Robert McClain Photo by Jenny Antill

Leigh Smith; John Alexander; Robert McClain Photo by Jenny Antill

Leigh and Reggie Smith; Michael and Barbara Gamson Photo by Jenny Antill

Leigh and Reggie Smith; Michael and Barbara Gamson Photo by Jenny Antill

Karen and Mike Mayell; Photo by Jenny Antill

Karen and Mike Mayell; Photo by Jenny Antill

Karol Barnhart; Photo by Jenny Antill

Karol Barnhart; Photo by Jenny Antill

John and Becca Cason Thrash; Photo by Jenny Antill

John and Becca Cason Thrash; Photo by Jenny Antill

Jack Pendergrast, Laura Bellows, Heidi Gerger; Photo by Jenny Antill

Jack Pendergrast, Laura Bellows, Heidi Gerger; Photo by Jenny Antill

Jay Jones, Terry Wayne Jones, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Antill

Jay Jones, Terry Wayne Jones, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Antill

Heidi Gerger; Photo by Jenny Antill

Heidi Gerger; Photo by Jenny Antill

Glassell; Photo by Jenny Antill

Glassell; Photo by Jenny Antill

DJ Lucy; Photo by Jenny Antill

DJ Lucy; Photo by Jenny Antill

Christopher Gardner, Sara Dodd, Gary Tinterow, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Antill

Christopher Gardner, Sara Dodd, Gary Tinterow, Gregory Fourticq, Jr.; Photo by Jenny Antill

Susie and Sanford Criner, Jereann Chaney; Photo by Jenny Antill

Susie and Sanford Criner, Jereann Chaney; Photo by Jenny Antill

Claire and Doug Ankenman; Photo by Jenny Antill

Claire and Doug Ankenman; Photo by Jenny Antill

Christopher Gardner, Brad and Leslie Bucher, Gary Tinterow; Photo by Jenny Antill

Christopher Gardner, Brad and Leslie Bucher, Gary Tinterow; Photo by Jenny Antill

Betty and Stephen Newton; Photo by Jenny Antill

Betty and Stephen Newton; Photo by Jenny Antill

Becca Cason Thrash, Phoebe Tudor; Photo by Jenny Antill

Becca Cason Thrash, Phoebe Tudor; Photo by Jenny Antill

Andrew Echols; Tami Dias; Photo by Jenny Antill

Andrew Echols; Tami Dias; Photo by Jenny Antill

Andrew Echols; Catherine and Dean Giuffre; Photo by Jenny Antill

Andrew Echols; Catherine and Dean Giuffre; Photo by Jenny Antill