Artful Fundraising

Dallas’ most elegant art patrons turn out for their favorite spring ball

Elegant Dallas art patrons turn out for their favorite spring ball

Jamie O’Banion (Marchesa), Melbourne O’Banion
Jamie O'Banion, Melbourne O'Banion Photo by WJNPHOTO
Candice Romo, Tony Romo
CandIce Romo, Tony Romo Photo by WJNPHOTO
Nancy Rogers, Michael Flores
Nancy Rogers, Michael Flores Photo by WJNPHOTO
Alan Peppard, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Will Rose
Alan Peppard, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Will Rose Photo by WJNPHOTO
Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney
Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lonnie Jordan, Dallas Snadon, Donna B., Jeff Grover
Lonnie Jordan, Dallas Snadon, Donna B., Jeff Grover Photo by WJNPHOTO
Capera Ryan, Brooke Hazelton
Capera Ryan, Brooke Hazelton Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chris Trowbridge, Steve Durham, Bill Durham
Chris Trowbridge, Steve Durham, Bill Durham Photo by WJNPHOTO
Robin McMonigle, Christine Handy
Robin McMonigle, Christine Handy Photo by WJNPHOTO
Christen Wilson
Christen Wilson Photo by WJNPHOTO
Christoper Leacock (of Major Lazer), Bianca Anderson
Christopher Leacock, Bianca Anderson Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sara See, Charles Smith II, Jennifer Karol
Sara See, Charles Smith II, Jennifer Karol Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rob Brinkley, Stevie Moore, Robert Cody Maxwell
Rob Brinkley, Stevie Moore, Robert Cody Maxwell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Hillary Robinson, Sumner Billingsley
Hillary Robinson, Sumner Billingsley Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ryan Galaska, Lendon Lewis, John Sebastian
Ryan Galaska, Lendon Lewis, John Sebastian Photo by WJNPHOTO
Art Ball 2016
A seated dinner was part of the program. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Art Ball 2016 entertainer
Art Ball entertainer. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Allison Mitchell, Julia Sands
Allison Mitchell, Julia Sands Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bailey Harrison, Mackenzie Brittingham
Bailey Harrison, Mackenzie Brittingham Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling Photo by WJNPHOTO
Amy Weissman, Jenny Wheat, Katie Keith
Amy Weissman, Jenny Wheat, Katie Keith Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lucy Wrubel, Capera Ryan, Susan Roth
Lucy Wrubel, Capera Ryan, Susan Roth Photo by WJNPHOTO
Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra
Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jamie O’Banion (Marchesa), Melbourne O’Banion
Candice Romo, Tony Romo
Nancy Rogers, Michael Flores
Alan Peppard, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Will Rose
Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney
Lonnie Jordan, Dallas Snadon, Donna B., Jeff Grover
Capera Ryan, Brooke Hazelton
Chris Trowbridge, Steve Durham, Bill Durham
Robin McMonigle, Christine Handy
Christen Wilson
Christoper Leacock (of Major Lazer), Bianca Anderson
Sara See, Charles Smith II, Jennifer Karol
Rob Brinkley, Stevie Moore, Robert Cody Maxwell
Hillary Robinson, Sumner Billingsley
Ryan Galaska, Lendon Lewis, John Sebastian
Art Ball 2016
Art Ball 2016 entertainer
Allison Mitchell, Julia Sands
Bailey Harrison, Mackenzie Brittingham
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling
Amy Weissman, Jenny Wheat, Katie Keith
Lucy Wrubel, Capera Ryan, Susan Roth
Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra

Once a year, Dallas’ most elegant philanthropists descend on the Dallas Museum of Art for one of the highlights of the spring social season: Art Ball. This year’s fete, themed “Art + Architecture,” managed to further raise the bar, thanks to co-chairs Ann and David Sutherland.

During the reception, impeccably dressed attendees — including Nancy Rogers, Candice and Tony Romo, Capera Ryan, Lance Bass, Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings, Jamie and Melbourne O’Banion, Robin McMonigle, Christen Wilson, Elaine and Neils Agather, Brian Bolke, and Faisal Halum — admired each other’s attire while sipping craft cocktails by Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy Cognac. They then strolled the venue to bid on furniture, art, travel, and other exceptional experiences in the silent auction.

When the dinner bell sounded, guests took their seats among elegant green and yellow floral designs by the oh-so-talented Todd Events team. Cassandra Fine Catering provided a dinner pleasing to eye and palate: Maine lobster salad, duck breast, loup de mer, and coconut popsicles. Throughout the meal, guests enjoyed live music and an even livelier auction led by Christie’s Auction House. Among the items available for bidding were trips to Africa and Italy and a comprehensive Dallas sports experience.

Following a performance by Chris Gillespie, guests emerged from the dinner tent to join the DMA Junior Associates in the Hamon Atrium and Eagle Family Plaza for Folly at the Art Ball. Spotted at this after-hours soirée were some of Dallas’ most dynamic young professionals, including Rachel and Michael Osburn, Vodi Cook, Meghan Looney, Amy and Wade Havins, Allison Mitchell, Julia Sands, Bailey Harrison, Mackenzie Brittingham, and Mimi and Rich Sterling.

Before everyone departed, Park Place Jaguar gave away an SUV in true Dallas raffle style. All funds raised at Art Ball provide operating revenue for the Dallas Museum of Art.