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An Affair of the Art kicks off new fundraising season with glam gallery get together

An Affair of the Art kicks off new season with glam get together

Veronica Roper, Junior Associates co-chairman, Stephanie Gayse, affair of the art kickoff
Veronic Roper, Stephanie Gayse Photo by James Bruno
Michelle Bealer, Blair Roeber, Mark Sanchez, Amanda Byers, affair of the art
Michelle Bealer, Blair Roeber, Mark Sanchez, Amanda Byers Photo by James Bruno
Artist Reinhard Ziegler, Danette Dufilho, Nancy Whitenack , Conduit Gallery owner, affair of the art kickoff
Reinhard Ziegler, Danette Dufilho, Nancy Whitenack Photo by James Bruno
Michael and Rachel Osburn, affair of the art kickoff
Michael Osburn, Rachel Osburn Photo by James Bruno
- Andrea and Heath Cheek, An Affair of the Art 2014 co-chairmen, affair of the art kickoff
Heather Cheek, Andrea Cheek Photo by James Bruno
Nina and Decker Sachse, An Affair of the Art 2014 co-chairmen
Nina Sachse, Decker Sachse Photo by James Bruno
Nathan Nash, Rachel Nash, Jared Hutchins, Tierney Kaufman, affair of the art kickoff
Nathan Nash, Rachel Nash, Jared Hutchins, Tierney Kaufman Photo by James Bruno
Bren and Ty Underwood, affair of the art kickoff
Bren Underwood, Ty Underwood Photo by James Bruno
Jonathan Ben-Horin, Robert Ivey, Junior Associates co-chairman, Chad Bieber, affair of the art kickoff
Jonathan Ben-Horin, Robert Ivey, Chad Bieber Photo by James Bruno
Veronica Roper, Junior Associates co-chairman, Stephanie Gayse, affair of the art kickoff
Michelle Bealer, Blair Roeber, Mark Sanchez, Amanda Byers, affair of the art
Artist Reinhard Ziegler, Danette Dufilho, Nancy Whitenack , Conduit Gallery owner, affair of the art kickoff
Michael and Rachel Osburn, affair of the art kickoff
- Andrea and Heath Cheek, An Affair of the Art 2014 co-chairmen, affair of the art kickoff
Nina and Decker Sachse, An Affair of the Art 2014 co-chairmen
Nathan Nash, Rachel Nash, Jared Hutchins, Tierney Kaufman, affair of the art kickoff
Bren and Ty Underwood, affair of the art kickoff
Jonathan Ben-Horin, Robert Ivey, Junior Associates co-chairman, Chad Bieber, affair of the art kickoff

More than 100 guests joined co-chairs Nina and Decker Sachse and Andrea and Heath Cheek at Conduit Gallery for a cocktail reception to kick off An Affair of the Art: Artrageous. This marks the 21st year for the Dallas Museum of Art Junior Associates’ signature fundraiser.

Guests — including Rachel and Michael Osburn, Vernoica Roper, Robert Ivey, Megan Ruth Bowdon, Elizabeth Duffy, Chris Melella, and Jason Ko — sipped signature cocktails and nibbled bites from Doug Boster Catering. Partygoers also perused the exhibition galleries, which featured works by artists Billy Hassell and Reinhard Ziegler.

This year’s An Affair of the Art is set for September 20, in the sculpture garden at the DMA. With the theme Artrageous, attendees can expect an art-filled event that includes an auction of items created by teens in the Advanced Placement Fine Arts program in Dallas-area public schools.

Since its inception in 2003, An Affair of the Art has raised more than $2 million to benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, with proceeds supporting nationally touring exhibitions and acquisitions of works of art for the DMA’s collection. The proceeds from the September 20 evening will benefit the expansion of the DMA’s teen educational programs.