Artful Philanthropy

Dallas biblical art buffs ensure success at annual 8x8 auction party

Dallas biblical art buffs ensure success at annual 8x8 auction party

Todd McCoy, Sarah McCoy, Teresa Payne, Tracy Kibler, Dale Payne, 8x8
Todd McCoy, Sarah McCoy, Teresa Payne, Tracy Kibler, Dale Payne Photo by Shana Anderson
Meagan & Michael Davis 8x8
Meagan Davis, Michael Davis Photo by Shana Anderson
Doris King, Jo Hopper, Kathy Holman, 8x8
Doris King, Jo Hopper, Kathy Holman Photo by Shana Anderson
Helen Townsend-MBA Guild President, Kirk Kibler, 8x8
Helen Townsend, Kirk Kibler Photo by Shana Anderson
Anne Bradley, Katherine Bradley, 8x8
Anne Bradley, Katherine Bradley Photo by Shana Anderson
Barry Brelsford, Gail Wood, April L. Rose, Sabina Wanjiru, Tranquility Johnson, 8x8
Barry Brelsford, Gail Wood, April L. Rose, Sabina Wanjiru, Tranquility Johnson Photo by Shana Anderson
Susan Carson, Debbie Chiecchi Jackson & David Jackson, 8x8
Susan Carson, Debbie Chiecchi Jackson, David Jackson Photo by Shana Anderson
Aradona-Artist, Julia Stjernstrom-Artist, 8x8
Aradona, Julia Stjernstrom Photo by Shana Anderson
Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine-EVENT FOUNDER, Scott Peck, 8x8
Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine, Scott Peck Photo by Shana Anderson
) Rebecca Herrington, Trajan Acquista, Kristi Kirkpatrick-EVENT CHAIR, Cliff Risman, 8x8
Rebecca Herrington, Trajan Acquista, Kristi Kirkpatrick, Cliff Risman Photo by Shana Anderson
Sam & Suzan Tyuluman, 8x8
Sam Tyuluman, Suzan Tyuluman Photo by Shana Anderson
Todd McCoy, Sarah McCoy, Teresa Payne, Tracy Kibler, Dale Payne, 8x8
Meagan & Michael Davis 8x8
Doris King, Jo Hopper, Kathy Holman, 8x8
Helen Townsend-MBA Guild President, Kirk Kibler, 8x8
Anne Bradley, Katherine Bradley, 8x8
Barry Brelsford, Gail Wood, April L. Rose, Sabina Wanjiru, Tranquility Johnson, 8x8
Susan Carson, Debbie Chiecchi Jackson & David Jackson, 8x8
Aradona-Artist, Julia Stjernstrom-Artist, 8x8
Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine-EVENT FOUNDER, Scott Peck, 8x8
) Rebecca Herrington, Trajan Acquista, Kristi Kirkpatrick-EVENT CHAIR, Cliff Risman, 8x8
Sam & Suzan Tyuluman, 8x8

More than 250 art enthusiasts, dressed in their best country chic attire, flocked to the fourth annual 8x8 Art Exhibition and Auction at the Museum of Biblical Art. This event draws its name from the small works of art available for purchase, each measuring only 8 inches by 8 inches, which this year included a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, glass, photography and works on paper.

Event chair Kristi Kirkpatrick, owner of Wall Gallery, welcomed guests — including Patti Sparkman, Laura Sparkman, Kent Perkins, and Julie and George Tobolowsky — who enjoyed music by Shoot Low Sheriff, food from Cattleack Barbeque, and a wine pull and tasting salon presented by O’Neill Vintners.

But the best part was the opportunity to bid on an impressive collection of mini artwork just in time for holiday gifting. This was a rare chance to start the bidding at only $100 for works valued at $400-$5,000 retail.

“The event was a complete sellout of more than 110 works of art, with 36 artists from across the country present to meet the guests and bidders,” said museum curator and director Scott Peck. More than 100 artists participated this year, including Jane Seymour, J.D. Miller, Ruth Buzzi, Marton Varo and Mario Sheets.

8x8 raises funds for the Museum of Biblical Art’s educational programs, including Heroes of History field trips, summer art camp for kids, and special workshops for kids and adults.