Shelby's Social Diary
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts sharpen their bidding skills for popart auction
With "Pop!" as its theme and with a photographer working the crowd to create Andy Warhol-inspired portraits as party favors, the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts annual gala enjoyed a colorful scene at Spring Street Studios.
More than 200 art-enthused guests perused the studio warehouse and bid fervently on works by Mary Ann Lucas, Michael Crowder, Toby Topek, Arthur Turner, Bert L. Long Jr.,Heidi Gerstacker and two dozen more artists who contributed their works to the field. Proceeds from the auction and ticket sales help continue TALA's programs of providing free legal and accounting services to artists across the state.
Maidie Ryan chaired the event which ended up leaps and bounds ahead of the 2010 fundraiser, bringing in six times the proceeds.
Making a splash on this evening were TALA Artist of the Year Aaron Parazette, the Karen Susman Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Daniel Krohn and the TALA Arts Organization of the Year Mercury Baroque.
The artsy crowd included Liz and David Peterson, Jeff Abrams, Stacy Humphries, Beth Bryant and James Jones, Jane Haas, Sammy Ford, Tommy Leslie and Misty Tabberer.