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Dallas power philanthropists raise the bar at amazing Art for Advocacy auction

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Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers, Art For Advocacy
 Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers Photo by Kristina Bowman
Chuck Jacaman, Lindsay Jacaman, Annie McLeod,  Stewart McLeod, Art For Advocacy
Chuck Jacaman, Lindsay Jacaman, Annie McLeod, Stewart McLeod Photo by Kristina Bowman
Chris Settle, Caroline Settle, art for advocacy
Caroline Settle, Chris Settle  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lisa Hees, Michael Bravata, Art For Advocacy
Lisa Hees, Michael Bravata Photo by Kristina Bowman
Brian Bolke & Faisal Halum, art for advocacy
Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum Photo by Kristina Bowman
Brad & Jana Parker, art for advocacy
Brad Parker, Jana Parker Photo by Kristina Bowman
 Danielle Georgiou, Sarah Dye, Nanci Mendoza, Gabriel King, art for advocacy
Danielle Georgiou, Sarah Dye, Nanci Mendoza, Gabriel King Photo by Kristina Bowman
Mallory Bassham & Matt Hock, art for advocacy
Mallory Bassham, Matt Hock Photo by Kristina Bowman
Corrie & Todd Strosnider, art for advocacy
Corrie Strosnider, Todd Strosnider Photo by Kristina Bowman
Tom & Kathi Lind, Leslie & Nathan Johnson, Art For Advocacy
Tom Lind, Kathi Lind, Leslie Johnson, Nathan Johnson Photo by Kristina Bowman
Stephanie & John Roberts, art for advocacy
Stephanie Roberts, John Roberts Photo by Kristina Bowman
Kim & Evan Wyly, art for advocacy
Kim Wyly Evan Wyly Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jamie Singer & Paige Westhoff, art for advocacy
Jamie Singer, Paige Westhoff Photo by Kristina Bowman
John & Karen Reoch, Art for advocacy
John Reoch, Karen Reoch Photo by Kristina Bowman
Julie Giacobbe, Steven Caufield, Rob Giacobbe, Lauren Soulis, Robert W. Ivey III, Art For Advocacy
Julie Giacobbe, Steven Caufield, Rob Giacobbe, Lauren Soulis, Robert W. Ivey III Photo by Kristina Bowman
Erin McCarthy, Monica Berry, Art For Advocacy
Erin McCarthy, Monica Berry Photo by Kristina Bowman
Caroline Settle, Kersten Rettig, Alexis O’Connell, Jana Parker, Art For Advocacy
Caroline Settle, Kersten Rettig, Alexis O’Connell, Jana Parker Photo by Kristina Bowman
Katie Harris, Yosi Samra, Art For Advocacy
Katie Harris, Yosi Samra Photo by Kristina Bowman
Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers, Art For Advocacy
Chuck Jacaman, Lindsay Jacaman, Annie McLeod,  Stewart McLeod, Art For Advocacy
Chris Settle, Caroline Settle, art for advocacy
Lisa Hees, Michael Bravata, Art For Advocacy
Brian Bolke & Faisal Halum, art for advocacy
Brad & Jana Parker, art for advocacy
 Danielle Georgiou, Sarah Dye, Nanci Mendoza, Gabriel King, art for advocacy
Mallory Bassham & Matt Hock, art for advocacy
Corrie & Todd Strosnider, art for advocacy
Tom & Kathi Lind, Leslie & Nathan Johnson, Art For Advocacy
Stephanie & John Roberts, art for advocacy
Kim & Evan Wyly, art for advocacy
Jamie Singer & Paige Westhoff, art for advocacy
John & Karen Reoch, Art for advocacy
Julie Giacobbe, Steven Caufield, Rob Giacobbe, Lauren Soulis, Robert W. Ivey III, Art For Advocacy
Erin McCarthy, Monica Berry, Art For Advocacy
Caroline Settle, Kersten Rettig, Alexis O’Connell, Jana Parker, Art For Advocacy
Katie Harris, Yosi Samra, Art For Advocacy

The annual Art for Advocacy fundraiser has a reputation for being one of the best parties in town. The auction highlights the unique role art therapy plays in healing the child abuse victims served at Dallas Children's Advocacy Center.

At this year's soiree at Fashion Industry Gallery, DJ Lucy Wrubel kept the crowd of 600-plus on their feet, and a surprise performance by Danielle Georgiou Dance Group set the tone for a night of hope and healing. Guests — including Jamie Singer, Selwyn Rayzor, Rich Moses, Paige Westhoff, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum, Kim and Evan Wyly, Stephanie and John Roberts, and Corrie and Todd Strosnider — enjoyed eats by Food Glorious Food Catering, a variety of signature cocktails and, of course, some pretty kick-ass art.

This year's silent art auction featured works by more than 100 emerging and established artists — Paul Abbott, Sofia Arnold, Chad Attie, Cordelia Bailey, Sibylle Bauer, Rob Belanger, Johannes Boekhoudt, Paul Booker, Cabe Booth, Jim Bowman, Chris Bramel, Todd Camplin, Lisa Cardenas, Emil Cerullo and Brian Cobble, to name but a few — and raised a record in sales.

In total, the event netted more than $350,000 in support of the art therapy program and other crucial services. Since 2007, Art For Advocacy has contributed more than $2 million to the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

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