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0328 artist with Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Artist with Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0287 Natasha Gorgue, from left, Emily Essaye and Ashley Perkins at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Natasha Gorgue, from left, Emily Essaye and Ashley Perkins at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0235 Auctioneer Hamid Parvizian at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Hamid Parvizian at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0184 Ben and Sarah Cotting, from left, Dena Miller, Sara Bloom and Natalie Mohtashamiat the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Ben and Sarah Cotting, from left, Dena Miller, Sara Bloom and Natalie Mohtashamiat the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0151 Tara Treleaven, from left, Diane Caplan and Lucinda Loya at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Tara Treleaven, from left, Diane Caplan and Lucinda Loya at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0150 Jason and Rachael Volz at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Jason and Rachael Volz at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
120 Matt and Pamela Merhan, from left, and David and Myrna Engler at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Matt and Pamela Merhan, from left, and David and Myrna Engler at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
109 Dan Long, from left, Jenna Goetz, Tim Sunderland and Rich Bruskoff at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Dan Long, from left, Jenna Goetz, Tim Sunderland and Rich Bruskoff at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
88 artists of Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Artists of Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
64 Megan Vondra, from left, Rachael Volz, Ting Bresnahan and Alyson Hass at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Megan Vondra, from left, Rachael Volz, Ting Bresnahan and Alyson Hass at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
43 Alyson Hass, left, and Ting Bresnahan at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
Alyson Hass, left, and Ting Bresnahan at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
0328 artist with Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
0287 Natasha Gorgue, from left, Emily Essaye and Ashley Perkins at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
0235 Auctioneer Hamid Parvizian at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
0184 Ben and Sarah Cotting, from left, Dena Miller, Sara Bloom and Natalie Mohtashamiat the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
0151 Tara Treleaven, from left, Diane Caplan and Lucinda Loya at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
0150 Jason and Rachael Volz at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
120 Matt and Pamela Merhan, from left, and David and Myrna Engler at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
109 Dan Long, from left, Jenna Goetz, Tim Sunderland and Rich Bruskoff at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
88 artists of Break Free Houston at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
64 Megan Vondra, from left, Rachael Volz, Ting Bresnahan and Alyson Hass at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013
43 Alyson Hass, left, and Ting Bresnahan at the Children's Assessment Center Art Party November 2013

What: Advocates for the Children's Assessment Center inaugural "Advocate Through Art" party.

Where: Winter Street Studios.

The 411: More than 350 eager supporters arrived to bid on 28 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photography and drawings contributed by artists and galleries. Natasha Gorgue, Emily Essaye and Ashley Perkins chaired the fundraiser that brought in $160,000. Break Free Houston break dancers entertained. DJ Sun provided the music. Chef Monica Pope provided sustenance.

Who: The party crowd included Natalie Mohtashami, Marcela Vij, Diane Caplan, David Key, Sarah and Ben Cotting, Lucinda Loya, John Sinders, Tara and Shane Treleaven and Rachael and Jason Volz.

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