Glassell event raises $213,000

The Glassell School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, hosted the annual Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction on Friday, May 7. Chairmen Vallette and Russell Windham masterminded the festive occasion, themed ‘Local Color,’ with a dress code of ‘Loud and Proud.’ The event raised approximately $213,000.

Over 170 underwriters arrived for cocktails and dinner catered by Swift + Company under tents in the Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and the crowd later swelled to about 300, as additional guests arrived for the after-party portion of the evening, consisting of dessert and the silent auction.

The evening was capped by Dr. Peter C. Marzio announcing Lily Cox-Richard as the winner of the $10,000 Long Prize, inaugurated in 2008 to be given each year to an outstanding second-year Core fellow.

Guests included major underwriters Leslie and Brad Bucher, Glassell School director Joe Havel, MFAH chairman of the board Cornelia Long, MFAH antiquities curator Alfred C. Glassell III, Marli Andrade, Clare Glassell, Kelli and Eddy Blanton, Leslie and Jack Blanton, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Joanna and Rusty Wortham, Courtney and Christopher Sarofim, Martha Long, Aliyya and Herman Stude, Judy and Scott Nyquist, Leigh and Reggie Smith, and Betty and Steve Newton.

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