An Affair of the Arts

Big-deal enthusiasts desire awesome works at Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala

Big-deal enthusiasts desire awesome works at Dallas Art Fair Preview

Jamie Jo Hayes, Bobby Boulogne, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Jamie Jo Hayes, Bobby Boulogne Photo by William Neal
Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss Photo by William Neal
Caroline Hubach, Debra Nelson, Susan Elzner, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Caroline Hubach, Debra Nelson, Susan Elzner Photo by William Neal
	Steve & Anne Stodgehill, D'Andra Simmons, Jeremy Lock, dallas art fair preview gala
Steve Stodgehill, Anne Stodgehill, D'Andra Simmons, Jeremy Lock Photo by William Neal
Lisa Wilson, Tearlach Hutcheson, Rachel Kelton, dallas art fair preview gala
Lisa Wilson, Tearlach Hutcheson, Rachel Kelton Photo by William Neal
Erin Matthews, Russell Davis, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Erin Mathews, Russell Davis Photo by William Neal
Ralph Pucci, Ignaz Gorischek, dallas art fair preview gala
Ralph Pucci, Ignaz Gorischek Photo by William Neal
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan, dallas art fair preview gala
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan Photo by William Neal
Lucilo Pena, Terri Provencal, Faisal Halum, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Lucilo Pena, Terri Provencal, Faisal Halum Photo by William Neal
Ricky Grunden, Nadia Dabbakeh, the dallas art fair preview gala
Ricky Grunden, Nadia Dabbakeh Photo by William Neal
Samantha McCurdy, Susan Ernst, Wanda Dye, dallas art fair prebiew gala
Samantha McCurdy, Susan Ernst, Wanda Dye Photo by William Neal
Pauline Willis, Terrence Hall, dallas art fair preview gala
Pauline Willis, Terrence Hall Photo by William Neal
Steve Levine, John Reoch, dallas art fair preview gala
Steve Levine, John Reoch Photo by William Neal
Jamie Jo Hayes, Bobby Boulogne, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Caroline Hubach, Debra Nelson, Susan Elzner, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
	Steve & Anne Stodgehill, D'Andra Simmons, Jeremy Lock, dallas art fair preview gala
Lisa Wilson, Tearlach Hutcheson, Rachel Kelton, dallas art fair preview gala
Erin Matthews, Russell Davis, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Ralph Pucci, Ignaz Gorischek, dallas art fair preview gala
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan, dallas art fair preview gala
Lucilo Pena, Terri Provencal, Faisal Halum, Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Ricky Grunden, Nadia Dabbakeh, the dallas art fair preview gala
Samantha McCurdy, Susan Ernst, Wanda Dye, dallas art fair prebiew gala
Pauline Willis, Terrence Hall, dallas art fair preview gala
Steve Levine, John Reoch, dallas art fair preview gala

It was a sensational spring evening in Dallas as sophisticated scenesters flocked to Fashion Industry Gallery for the sixth annual Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala. Attendees got a sneak peek at the 90-plus national and international exhibitors showcasing contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography and other works.

Guests with a hankering for fine art — including Lynn and Allan McBee, Erin Matthews, Russell Davis, Erin Foster, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, Jacqueline and Maxwell L. Anderson, John Reoch, Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Anne and Steve Stodgehill, and Erin Wasson — conquered the gallery with champagne in hand, perusing the eclectic assortment for sale.

Of particular interest to these Texans was a piece by Susan Grayson, in which she dissected Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's perfect curveball. With only three of these works floating around in the world, Eric Firestone Gallery from East Hampton was hot to sell it to someone from the Lone Star State.

Guests celebrated their purchases by mingling with fellow buyers in the Ruinart champagne lounge that this year shared its name with Nespresso, who served guests espresso drinks all evening long. Nothing like a champagne-caffeine one-two punch to amp up your spending.

Dallas Art Fair, founded by Chris Byrne and John Sughrue, benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. It runs through Sunday, April 13.