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Collectors find a friendly groove and lots to choose from at Art4Life art auction at the Station Museum

Collectors find a friendly groove and lots to choose from at Art4Life art auction at the Station Museum

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Christine Bailie , David Bailie Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
0, Art4Life, September 2012, Troy Campa, Rene Ibarra, Julie Koch, Richard Humphreys.jpg
Troy Campa , Rene Ibarra , Julie Koch , Richard Humphreys Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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J.J. , Candy Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Isaac Bergendahl , Cynthia Gaylord Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
15, Art4Life, September 2012, David Hardaker, Carrie Hardaker, Michel Muylle.jpg
David Hardaker , Carrie Hardaker , Michel Muylle Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Diane James , Robert Woods Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Cathleen Marton , Norman Ewart Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
21, Art4Life, September 2012, Richard Humphreys, Julie Koch, Maggi Battalino.jpg
Richard Humphreys , Julie Koch , Maggi Battalino Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Brad Forsythe , Laura Forsythe Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
8, Art4Life, September 2012, Mikki Donnelly, Joe Baraban.jpg
Mikki Donnelly , Joe Baraban Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4, Art4Life, September 2012, Tanja Peterson, Rabea Ballin.jpg
Tanja Peterson , Rabea Ballin Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Tamara Klosz Bonar , James Bonar Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Ken Newberry , Sebastian Elias , Michael Horner , Albert Centeno Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Rudy Hernandez , Richard Fluhr Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
1, Art4Life, September 2012, Joel Bickley, Mark Schusterman, Elizabeth Whitehead, Dr. Ronald Maldonado, Emma Whitehead (girl).jpg
Joel Bickley , Mark Schusterman , Emma Whitehead , Elizabeth Whitehead , Dr. Ronald Maldonado Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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Nancy Goldesberry , Oliver Goldesberry Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6, Art4Life, September 2012, Christine Bailie, David Bailie.jpg
0, Art4Life, September 2012, Troy Campa, Rene Ibarra, Julie Koch, Richard Humphreys.jpg
22, Art4Life, September 2012, JJ - 979 The Box, Candy - Project Zero Grey Goose.jpg
17, Art4Life, September 2012, Isaac Bergendahl, Cynthia Gaylord.jpg
15, Art4Life, September 2012, David Hardaker, Carrie Hardaker, Michel Muylle.jpg
5, Art4Life, September 2012, Diane James, Robert Woods.jpg
9, Art4Life, September 2012, Cathleen Marton, Norman Ewart.jpg
21, Art4Life, September 2012, Richard Humphreys, Julie Koch, Maggi Battalino.jpg
14, Art4Life, September 2012, Brad Forsythe,  Laura Forsythe.jpg
8, Art4Life, September 2012, Mikki Donnelly, Joe Baraban.jpg
4, Art4Life, September 2012, Tanja Peterson, Rabea Ballin.jpg
2, Art4Life, September 2012, Tamara Klosz Bonar, James Bonar.jpg
13, Art4Life, September 2012, Ken Newberry, Sebastian Elias, Michael Horner, Albert Centeno.jpg
19, Art4Life, September 2012, Rudy Hernandez, Richard Fluhr.jpg
1, Art4Life, September 2012, Joel Bickley, Mark Schusterman, Elizabeth Whitehead, Dr. Ronald Maldonado, Emma Whitehead (girl).jpg
7, Art4Life, September 2012, Nancy Goldesberry, Oliver Goldesberry.jpg

Eager art fans poured into the Station Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday night for a chance to bid on works by Nicola Parente, McKay OttoJoseph Havel and dozens of other artists who donated their talents to the Art4Life auction benefiting AIDS Foundation Houston.

Less than 15 minutes after the doors had opened on the juried show, the place was packed as would-be buyers perused the exhibition, beautifully organized by Station Museum curator Tim Gonzalez. Among the early arrivals were Dr. Roland Maldonado and Joel Bickley, regulars at this annual fundraiser and regulars in making an art purchase.

At this early hour, several of the works were already sold with purchasers going for the "buy it now" price of 110 percent of retail value. The 68 works, ranging from a powerful Geoff Winningham photo ($5,000) to a crocheted kimono necklace ($290) by Joann Williams, were offered at a starting bid of 50 percent of value. From there, the sky was the limit. At night's end, $90,000 had been raised.

Key figures on the scene included Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune, chairs of the Dec. 3 World AIDS Day Luncheon, and attorneys Mitchell Katine and John Nechman, representing their firm Katine & Nechman which will be honored at the luncheon. AFH executive director Kelly Young and development director Melody Patelis insured that things ran smoothly as did the evening chairs Troy Campa, Rene Ibarra, Julie Koch and Richard Humphreys.

Rounding out the guest list of more than 300 were Lucinda Cobley, Kathryn Rabinow, Daniel-Kayne, Marlys Tokerud, Rodney Honerkamp, Olivier Goldesberry, Gwen Richard, Dr.  Russell Radoff, Norman Ewart, Richard Ray, Ken Newberry and Edward Lane McCartney.