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April 2015 - Houston

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A PHOTO FINISH SNAPSHOTS AT HCP PRINT AUCTION AND HSPVA EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON MATTHEW RAMIREZ SNAPS A PIC. PHOTOGRAPHY GALINA KURLAT, FULTON DAVENPORT PWL STUDIO. T he High School for the Performing and Visual Arts' ninth annual Encore for Excellence Luncheon honored a distinguished alum: author/photographer Mark Seliger, famed for his iconic portraits ranging from Kurt Cobain and David Bowie to Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Roberts. The rock 'n' roll afternoon at River Oaks Country Club, chaired by Gina Fish and George Lancaster, welcomed nearly 400 and raised $200,000 toward HSPVA Friends, which supports young artists and the school. Picture perfect: Cheryl and Bob Boblitt, June Christensen, Dean Gladden, Jim Nelson, Barry Mandel, Minnette and Peter Boesel, Jonathon Glus, Jack Massing, and Carolyn Farb. For more party coverage, visit T he highly anticipated Houston Center for Photography Print Auction is an annual meeting place for artists, gallerists and collectors. At The Junior League of Houston, co-chairs Joe Aker and Geoffrey Koslov welcomed HCP's new executive director Sarah Sudhoff to her first public event in her new role. Rick Wester of Rick Wester Fine Art in New York served as auctioneer for his 10th year. Nearly 200 photo-philes raised $202,000 for HCP's exhibitions, educational programming and in-house Spot Magazine, via top lots such as Adam Magyar's 1634 from the Series Urban Flow, for $6,000; Richard Tuschman's Green Bedroom (Morning), which went for $5,500; and Hiroshi Sugimoto's suite Aegean Sea, Pillion, Mediterranean Sea, Cassis, and South Pacific Ocean, which went for $4,500. Photo finishers: Betty Pecore and Howard Hilliard, Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning, Celia and Jay Munisteri, and Sue and Bob Schwartz. Co-chair George Lancaster at HSPVA Shelby Nunn Fernell Hogan at HSPVA Co-chair Geoffrey Koslov at HCP Chuy Benitez at HCP Libbie Masterson at HCP Anne Wilkes Tucker Paul Hester at HCP Randy Rakes Sarah Sudhoff Andy Blitzer Jeff Myhra at HCP Frazier King Bevin Dubrowksi Steven Evans Co-chair Joe Aker Jim Furr at HSPVA Samantha Williams at HSPVA Jo Furr C.C. Conner Carolyn Farb Honoree Mark Seliger Co-chair Gina Fish Much Ado About the ALLEY Celebrating the art of theatre 2015 Alley Theatre Ball May 9, 2015 NRG Stadium Headline Entertainer Jay Leno Chairmen Honoring Mady and Ken Kades Margaret Alkek Williams Up Your Alley late night Party Chairmen David Peck and Michelle Phillips David and Luis Bamford-Perez Entertainment Chairman Beth Madison Host Committee Chairmen Jo Furr Beth Wolfe

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