Marcelo Saenz & Adrián Dueñas, Sofia Gambara, Mauricio Sampogna at the VIP Kickoff to the 2018 Texas Contemporary Art Fair at BeDesign
Elise Arnoult Miller, Ken Christie
Kelly Freeman, Enrique Guerrero
David Shaw, Beth Cassidy
Karen Lix, Sofia Hernandez
Nick Puccio, Enrique Guerrero, Matt Johns
Elise Arnoult Miller, Brinn Miracle, Michael Pearson
Irina Saunina, Brett Harmeling, Denise Partridge
Liam & Meredith Bonner, Marcelo Saenz
Sofia Hernandez, Sofia Gambana
Marcelo Saenz, Anne Breux, Mauricio Sampogna
Alex Landa, Mariana Saldana, Marcela Astralaga
Raul Martinez & Nicole De Bacco
Tanner Doggett, Elyse Krueger, Jason Spencer
Ivan Voloyiannis, Jacqueline Elliott, Ted Voloyiannis
Marcelo Saenz, Liam & Meredith Bonner, Adrián Dueñas
Denzil Hollingsworth & Elise Glattier-Hollingsworth, Ken Christie
Sunam Momin, Wendee Lee Curtis, Daphne H. Wentworth
Mary Hoang, Adrián Dueñas, Catherine D. Anspon, Marcelo Saenz
Robert Davis, Jacqueline Elliott, John Marr
Fendi marks the spot.
What: VIP Kickoff for the 2018 Texas Contemporary Art Fair
PC Moment: The glamorous interiors enclave BeDesign was the site of an intimate but chic cocktail kickoff for the seventh installment of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, which is proudly returning after Hurricane Harvey postponed the Fair a year ago.
Co-owners Adrián Dueñas and Marcelo Saenz invited the art-savvy crowd for a toast to the Fair and to pick up their VIP pass cards.
BeDesign, in collaboration with Contour Interior Design, has created a smartly designed VIP Lounge for the Fair, which kicked off Thursday, October 4, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Fair runs through Sunday, October 7.
Dueñas told PaperCity the VIP Lounge will offer retrospectives of some of the signature designers BeDesign represents, including Zanotta, B&B Italia and Molteni & C.
Find information about obtaining a VIP pass, which provides access to this curated lounge here.
Who: Fair director Kelly Freeman; Contour Interior Design’s Tanner Doggett and Elyse Krueger; Texas Contemporary’s event planner Matt Johns; Houston Symphony’s Liam Bonner with wife Meredith Bonner; exhibiting dealers including Galeria Moro’s Rodrigo Rosquete-Leonardi, in from Venezuela, Enrique Guerrero of Mexico City and Houston, and exhibiting consultant Elise Arnoult Miller; Elise Glattier-Hollingsworth and Denzil Hollingsworth (he with The Houston Design Center); collector Ken Christie; interior designer Anne Breux; Karen Lix; marketing guru Sofia Gambara; Marcela Astralaga; Ivan and Dr. Ted Voloyiannis; Denise Partridge; Nicole De Bacco and Raul Martinez, set to wed next month in Venezuela; Art of the World’s Mauricio Sampogna; and PaperCity‘s Mary Hoang-Do.