Dallas art enthusiasts flocked to the Museum of Biblical Art for the fourth annual 8x8 Art Exhibition and Auction. The party helped raise funds for the museum’s educational programs.
The fundraiser draws its name from the works of art measuring 8 inches by 8 inches. This year’s event included a variety of paintings, sculptures, glass, photography and works on paper from more than 100 artists from Texas and around the country.
Scott Peck welcomed guests and introduced the creator of the 8x8 concept, Modmedia.net publisher Jeff Levine, and Philip Martin, who served as this year’s event chair.
“It began as a small idea four years ago from a conversation I had with Rabbi Zvi Drizin of the Intown Chabad,” Levine said. “The number eight is a symbol for the Hebrew word for life, which is chai, so 8x8 is a double portion of life or a doubly blessed life.”
Guests — including Patty Jo and John Turner, Susan Rogers, Julie and George Tobolowsky, Shirley and George Shafer, Jeanette Korab-Gorsky, Ruth Buzzi, Kent Perkins, and Holly Johnson — enjoyed hors d’oeuvre and placed their bids while tapping their toes to the Western swing of local band Shoot Low Sheriff.
A sign of the event’s success? One hundred percent of the artwork sold. Many of the artists were onsite to speak to potential bidders about their works.
The Museum of Biblical Art has a simple mission: to display art with a biblical theme, whether it’s bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints or oil paintings. This benefit auction helps ensure the museum continues its educational mission.