The fifth annual Texas Biennial, this year lassoed with TX * 13 as its moniker, got off to a socially-infused start when Judy and Scott Nyquist opened their River Oaks home Friday night for a gathering celebrating the Texas Biennial Invitational, which launched earlier that evening at Lawndale Art Center.
Several dozen Texas Biennial supporters gathered in the Nyquists' art-filled home (that includes a Warhol) after viewing the Lawndale exhibition, to chew over the various aspects of the upcoming fall art season. The Texas Biennial main event opens Sept. 5 at San Antonio’s Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.
Key among guests was 2013 Texas Biennial curator-at-large Virginia Rutledge, an attorney and art advisor who divides her time between homes in Texas and New York. She co-curated the Lawndale exhibit and welcomed three of the participating artists to the dinner soiree — painter/sculptor Christie Blizard, painter Marcelyn McNeil and sculptor Tom Orr.
Participating in the artful evening were Lawndale executive director Christine West, Anya and Mark Tish, Clint Willour, Barbara Davis, Victoria Lightman, Brad and Leslie Bucher, Kerry Inman, Heidi Gerger and son Adam Gerger and David Shelton.