Affair of the Art

A-listers covet eclectic works at Dallas Art Fair preview gala

A-listers covet eclectic works at Dallas Art Fair preview gala

Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas, John Runyon
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas, John Runyon Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
John Reoch, Dan Rizzie
John Reoch, Dan Rizzie Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Adriane Crosland, Lauren Laughry
Adriane Crosland, Lauren Laughry Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kary Brittingham, Eduardo Brittingham
Kary Brittingham, Eduardo Brittingham Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Waverly Smith, Olivia Lowery, Dogan Perese, Laura Noble
Waverly Smith, Olivia Lowery, Dogan Perese, Laura Noble Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Justin Ginsberg, Megan Meigs
Justin Ginsberg, Megan Meigs Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Philip Durst, Shannon Durst
Philip Durst, Shannon Durst Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Ginger Price, Lee Zollinger, DeAnn Stewart, Sara Jutton
Ginger Price, Lee Zollinger, DeAnn Stewart, Sara Jutton Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
David Smith, Waverly Smith, Claire Davis, Clint Bounds
David Smith, Waverly Smith, Claire Davis, Clint Bounds Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jenny Mullen, Deborah Scott, Capera Ryan, Rachel Trowbridge, Cindy Schwartz
Jenny Mullen, Deborah Scott, Capera Ryan, Rachel Trowbridge, Cindy Schwartz  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennifer Karol, Nini Nguyen
Jennifer Karol, Nini Nguyen Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shelly Ostrofsky, Marc Ostrofsky
Shelly Ostrofsky, Marc Ostrofsky Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Emily Summers, Lisa Wilson
Emily Summers, Lisa Wilson Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Peter Brodsky, Lael Brodsky
Peter Brodsky, Lael Brodsky Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Hundreds of art enthusiasts gathered at FIG for the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair preview gala.  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Nico Colon, Jessica Silverman
Nico Conlon, Jessica Silverman Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Murray Woodall, John Eagle, Jason Willford, Jennifer Eagle
Murray Woodall, John Eagle, Jason Willford, Jennifer Eagle  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Hannah Fagadau, Catherine MacMahon
Hannah Fagadau, Catherine MacMahon Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Penny Pilkington, Max Fishko, Catharine Clark
Penny Pilkington, Max Fishko, Catharine Clark Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Peter Gottlieb, Debra De Muth, Doug Tatum, Liza Tatum
Peter Gottlieb, Debra De Muth, Doug Tatum, Liza Tatum Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Manisha Desai, Marlene Sughrue
Manisha Desai, Marlene Sughrue Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Tonya Turner Carroll, Mandy Taylor Moore
Tonya Turner Carroll, Mandy Taylor Moore Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Wendy Rollins, Omar Mcnary
Wendy Rollins, Omar McNary Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Michael Herd, Laura Dray
Michael Herd, Laura Dray Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cindy Hennessy, Wanda Gierhart
Cindy Hennessy, Wanda Gierhat Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Anne Underwood, Sue Fair, Brooke Hortenstine
Anne Underwood, Sue Fair, Brooke Hortenstine Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas, John Runyon
John Reoch, Dan Rizzie
Adriane Crosland, Lauren Laughry
Kary Brittingham, Eduardo Brittingham
Waverly Smith, Olivia Lowery, Dogan Perese, Laura Noble
Justin Ginsberg, Megan Meigs
Philip Durst, Shannon Durst
Ginger Price, Lee Zollinger, DeAnn Stewart, Sara Jutton
David Smith, Waverly Smith, Claire Davis, Clint Bounds
Jenny Mullen, Deborah Scott, Capera Ryan, Rachel Trowbridge, Cindy Schwartz
Jennifer Karol, Nini Nguyen
Shelly Ostrofsky, Marc Ostrofsky
Emily Summers, Lisa Wilson
Peter Brodsky, Lael Brodsky
Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Nico Colon, Jessica Silverman
Murray Woodall, John Eagle, Jason Willford, Jennifer Eagle
Hannah Fagadau, Catherine MacMahon
Penny Pilkington, Max Fishko, Catharine Clark
Peter Gottlieb, Debra De Muth, Doug Tatum, Liza Tatum
Manisha Desai, Marlene Sughrue
Tonya Turner Carroll, Mandy Taylor Moore
Wendy Rollins, Omar Mcnary
Michael Herd, Laura Dray
Cindy Hennessy, Wanda Gierhart
Anne Underwood, Sue Fair, Brooke Hortenstine

Hundreds of A-list art enthusiasts descended on the two-story Fashion Industry Gallery for a special preview gala for the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair that attracts more than 80 local, national and international exhibitors.

Style setters succumbed to the evening's art theme, including Brian Bolke, who rocked pink pants; Marlene Sughrue, dressed in a chic red dress; Sheryl Maas, flaunting a cropped leather top; and Art Ball co-chair Jennifer Karol, who wore an elegant cropped white top with matching structured pencil skirt.

A few others followed suit with bold attire choices. But we're guessing everyone else didn't want to steal the spotlight from the vast collection of art.

In between champagne refills, supporters Lael Brodsky, Jennifer and John Eagle, Murray Woodall, Jason Willford, Laura Noble, Dogan PereseCapera Ryan, Ginger Price, Lee Zollinger, and John Runyon rendezvoused in the walkways and marveled at the extraordinary works.

Think acrylic, oil, photography, mixed media, silicone, clay, bronze and more. We're still thinking about the resin Hermés pill tabs by Design Obtain Cherish and the mixed-media paintings by Korean artist Shin Heung-Woo.

After purchasing vibrant pieces — and imagining where to place them — guests celebrated their pricey purchases by mingling with fellow buyers in the Ruinart champagne lounges.  

Thanks to Dallas Art Fair co-founders Chris Byrne and John Sughrue, and a large host committee of more than 100, the preview gala raised funds for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary and Nasher Sculpture Center.

As a token of gratitude, we'll be sending them our credit card bill — sealed with a kiss.