Ready, Set, Auction!


Lauren Scheinin
October 02, 2012

Chairmen Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman are ensuring that Art+Advocacy equals two seriously art-filled evenings. A team of art powerhouses has united behind this benefit for The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: honorary chairs Marlene and John Sughrue (he, a co-founder of The Dallas Art Fair, and she, director of communications at Brook Partners), art chairs Laura Green and Jordan Roth, honorary art chair Patricia B. Meadows, art guide Gail Sachson and underwriting chairs Ginny and Mark Fein. The auction evening is Thursday, November 1, 7 pm to midnight, with cocktails and bites, tunes by DJ Lucy Wrubel, and live and silent auctions of works by 100 emerging and established artists, including the photographic reconstruction Pegasus by Dallasite Rusty Scruby and an exhibit created by students of the art therapy program at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Want to be ready to bid? On Tuesday, October 30, get a sneak peek at the Art Preview, and learn the stats on the artists and participating galleries from art guide Gail Sachson, complete with beer, bubbly and dessert. We’re getting our paddles ready for Helen Altman’s torch drawing on paper, Waving Polar4, and David Bates’ Bowl of Cherries (both are represented by Talley Dunn Gallery); Gabriel Dawe’s Pain Series no. 26, made from a shirt collar, sequins and pins, represented by Conduit; and Lance Jones’ haunting digital metallic C-print mounted on Plexi from his series “and­_there_was.” Preview tickets $50 ($25 Alliance members); combined Preview and Auction tickets $175 ($100 Alliance members). For information and tickets, contact Alexis O’Connell,;