Monday, May 23, 2016

DMA Art Ball 2016 Was a Beautiful Canvas of Color

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) hosted Art Ball 2016: Art + Architecture with more than 400 guests on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Ann and David Sutherland served as this year’s Art Ball Co-chairs.
Steve Summers, Angie Carlson, Mark Esposito and Emily Summers
Guests arrived to a red architectural display of the Dallas skyline and an oversized blueprint of the DMA that served as a step and repeat, which touted Entertainment Sponsors Nancy and Richard Rogers; Silent Auction Sponsors Jennifer and John Eagle; Red Carpet Sponsor Neiman Marcus; Patron Party Sponsors Forty Five Ten and The Joule Hotel; After Party Sponsor Stanley Korshak; Security Sponsor Sidley Austin LLP; Auction Sponsor Christie’s; Dinner Sponsors Peggy and Carl Sewell; Invitation Sponsor Dallas Art Fair; Travel Sponsor Durham Family Foundation; Financial Services Sponsor J.P. Morgan; and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as the Catalogue and Program Sponsor.
During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on mixology cocktails from Luxury Cocktail Sponsor Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy Cognac while they bid on an eclectic mix of experiences, art and gorgeous decorative items curated by Silent Auction Chair, Gonzalo Bueno. Top bidding was on Nicolas Alquin’s Diapason sculpture, featuring old oak with burned patina and lime, and a Presidential Live Oak, grown at the prestigious ranch of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in Crawford, Texas.
Michael Flores, Nancy Rogers, Donna Brittingham and Douglas Carney
At 7:45 p.m., a 30-foot tall curtain dramatically opened revealing another Todd Events masterpiece of contemporary reds, greens, and yellows. Sprays of yellow florals, moss drenched chandeliers, and oversized head tables in the shape of a plus sign tied the room into a sensory wonderland.
Ana Laspetkovski and David Weinreb
The Dallas String Quartet provided lively and electric dinner entertainment while patrons feasted on a multi-course dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering, which included lobster, duck and fish courses. The live auction, assembled by interior architectural designer Trisha Wilson and sponsored by Christie’s, proved spectacular with items including a Dallas sports package, Napa Valley Wine country getaway and an African Safari at the Izingwe Lodge, a private South African lodge home on the 82,000-acre Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, located in the Waterburg mountain region.
Cathy Hodges and Kurt Anderson
Following dinner, After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn welcomed guests to the Hamon Atrium and Eagle Family Plaza for Folly at the Art Ball, sponsored by Stanley Korshak and presented by the DMA Junior Associates. DJ Lucy Wrubel and Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra provided music while guests danced and mingled, and tickets were available for entrance into a raffle for the not-yet-released in the United States, Jaguar F-Pace Prestige SUV, courtesy of Automotive Raffle Sponsor Park Place Jaguar.
Candice and Tony Romo
Guests included: Co-chairs Ann and David Sutherland, Dallas Museum of Art Interim Director Walter Elcock, Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Museum of Art President Catherine Marcus Rose, Will Rose, Brian Bolke, Nancy Rogers, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Elaine and Neils Agather, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna, Deedie Rose, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Margaret McDermott, Jennifer and John Eagle, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Lance Bass, Candice and Tony Romo, and After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn.

Proceeds from Art Ball directly affect the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its collection and to a wide range of exhibitions and educational and public programs.
Dallas String Quartet
 

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