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Art flies off the walls at this first-time gala: Montrose gallery draws a happy crowd

Art flies off the walls at this first-time gala: A Montrose success

44 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Rosie Meyers, Tony Gonzales
Rosie Meyers and Tony Gonzales at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
42 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Wade Wilson, Michael Crowder, Ken General
Wade Wilson, from left, Michael Crowder and Ken General at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
52 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Eric Vaughn, Joe Savoia-Dalora
Eric Vaughn, left, and Joe Savoia-Dalora at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
22 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Dr. Christine Le, Dr. Aisha Haynie
Dr. Christine Le, left, and Dr. Aisha Haynie at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
13 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Scott Boyd, Leo Jaimes
Scott Boyd, left, and Leo Jaimes at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
26 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Lesley Mcculloch, Jenifer Allison
Lesley Mcculloch, left, and Jenifer Allison at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
51 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Michael Vlachakis and Amy Vlachakis
Michael and Amy Vlachakis at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
50 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Tony Carroll, Bruce Smith, Jeff Hoffman, Jeremy Guerrero
Tony Carroll, from left, Bruce Smith, Jeff Hoffman and Jeremy Guerrero at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
39 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Elina Htun, Rudy Hernandez
Elina Htun and Rudy Hernandez at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
25 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Scott Allen, Too Nelson, Ben Carey
Scott Allen, from left, Joe Nelson and Ben Carey at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
15 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Tammy Do, Tina Lau
Tammy Do, left, and Tina Lau at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
12 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Dwayne Jenkins, Fernando Arambaro and Sarah Arambaro
Dwayne Jenkins, left, with Fernando and Sarah at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event.Arambaro Photo by Adrienne Meyers
5 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Keley Devine (artist), Elizabeth Wilson
Keley Devine, left, and Elizabeth Wilson at the Bering Omega Art for Hope event. Photo by Adrienne Meyers
44 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Rosie Meyers, Tony Gonzales
42 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Wade Wilson, Michael Crowder, Ken General
52 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Eric Vaughn, Joe Savoia-Dalora
22 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Dr. Christine Le, Dr. Aisha Haynie
13 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Scott Boyd, Leo Jaimes
26 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Lesley Mcculloch, Jenifer Allison
51 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Michael Vlachakis and Amy Vlachakis
50 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Tony Carroll, Bruce Smith, Jeff Hoffman, Jeremy Guerrero
39 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Elina Htun, Rudy Hernandez
25 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Scott Allen, Too Nelson, Ben Carey
15 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Tammy Do, Tina Lau
12 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Dwayne Jenkins, Fernando Arambaro and Sarah Arambaro
5 Bering Omega Art For Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Houston May 2013 Keley Devine (artist), Elizabeth Wilson

For a first-time event, Bering Omega's Art for Hope Art Auction at Wade Wilson Art came off as a resounding success thanks to the 30 artists who donated work to the cause.

The new fundraiser was a creative riff on the non-profit's successful Sing for Hope, held each fall and scheduled this year for Sept. 21.

On this art-filled evening, more than 200 art aficionados poured in at the Montrose gallery to shop the walls for take-home paintings, drawings and photographs. Gallerist Wade Wilson and Ken General chaired the lively evening.

Thinking art smarts were Bering Omega Community Services board chair Michael Rudelson, Joe Nelson III, Mary and Daniel Snare, Jeff Gremillion, Jared Lang, Sarah Walters and Fernando Aramburo, Tammy Dowe, Paul Pettie, Nick Espinosa and Carlos Meltzer and contributing artists Taft McWhorter, Allison Hunter and Michel Muyell.