Rainey Knudson, Marita Fairbanks
Hosts Marcus Sloan & Shannon Hall
Jennifer Battaglia, Brandon Zech
Claire Cusack, host Shannon Hall
Crowds of collectors and arts patrons gather at Sloan/Hall
Marita Fairbanks, Eleanor Gilbane
Christina Rees admires the art lots.
Bevin Dubrowski, Eleanor Gilbane
Jeffrey Dell's "Someone Else is on Our Moon," 2017
Jimmy James Canales' "Botas de Cuchillas," 2012
Leslie Ballard Hull, Jereann Chaney, Holland Chaney
Clint Willour, Marita Fairbanks, Rainey Knudson
Checking out Ana Fernandez's "Piñatas," 2018
Ken Little's "Beau Buck (Rudio)," 2018
Sarah, Leigh, Reggie, and Sam Smith
Michael Velliquette's "Untitled 5 (Viññana)," 2017
Tim Moloney, Caroline Starry
Montaque, Rainey Knudson, Clint Willour
Anthony Rundblade's "Unconscious Products," 2017
Christina Rees, Henry Sanchez
Cindee Klement, Yvette and Scott Hill
Joey Fauerso's "Sam with Flowers," 2012
Ken Little's "Beau Buck (Rudio)," 2018, drew appreciative glances.
Host Marcus Sloan with canine
Guest, Marianne Bruvel, Don Mafrige Jr., Claire Cusack
Kelly O'Connor "Bottom of the Pool (Miami, Fl)," 2018
What: The Glasstire Gala and Art Auction Preview Party
PC Moment: Glasstire’s second annual art auction and gala — this year themed San Antonio Comes to Houston! — kicked off with a high-style preview fiesta hosted at River Oaks’ haute spot, on-trend retailer Sloan/Hall. Guests got a first look at 36 pieces to be auctioned at the upcoming bash.
Hosts and style arbiters Marcus Sloan and Shannon Hall, long-time devotees of the arts, welcomed collectors and arts patrons with festive Tex-Mex fare provided by Sloan/Hall’s next door neighbor, Armandos.
Signature cocktails by Treaty Oak Gin flowed as the posh patrons enjoyed a sneak preview of Glasstire’s exclusive lots that highlight San Antonio talents, among them Kelly O’Connor, Jimmy James Canales and Ricky Armendariz, whose works attracted particular interest.
O’Connor’s Bottom of the Ocean (Miami, FL) collage pops with vibrant color contrasted by muted tones of vintage record covers. Canales’ Botas de Cuchillas sculpture features black cowboy boots adorned with 110 knife blades and filled with dirt from the four corners of San Antonio. Armendariz’s woodblock print carved and burned with images of eagles is titled Modern Prometheus Unbound (Remix).
Save the date: Glasstire’s vibrant gala for the collecting set goes down this Friday, January 18. Chaired by Marita and J.B. Fairbanks, Eleanor and Dan Gilbane, and Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, the bash takes place at East downtown’s newest industrial venue, The Space HTX. It would not be a Glasstire event without fun-loving frivolity, and this soirée includes a performance by drag queen Ada Vox, a San Antonio native and 2018 Top 10 finalist on American Idol.
See Vox in a performance here:
Catering is by Tim the Girl with librations courtesy of Treaty Oak Distilling, Tito’s Vodka, and Palmaz Vineyard, with beats by DJ Men-Yo to keep the party on its feet.
For more information and tickets, click here.
PC Seen: Gala chairs Marita Fairbanks, Eleanor Gilbane, and Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan; Glasstire founder Rainey Knudson; Glasstire editor-in-chief Christina Rees and editors Jennifer Battaglia and Brandon Zech; Claire Cusack; collector types Leslie Ballard Hull, Jereann Chaney and daughter Holland Chaney, Leigh and Reggie Smith with progeny Sarah and Sam, and Yvette and Scott Hill;; Tim Moloney, Caroline Starry; curator Clint Willour; Rebecca Matalon; Bevin Dubrowski;Henry Sanchez; Cindee Klement; Marianne Bruvel; and Don Mafrige Jr.