June 5, 2017

Nearly two dozen artists responded to a call to donate works of art for the Home is Where the Art is Silent Auction benefitting HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).  In addition, select Artists in Residence at Hardy & Nance Studios donated a percentage of studio sales to support HomeAid's mission, "To build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach".

The silent auction offered attendees an opportunity to bid on original works of art, photography, and in-kind donations, which resulted in raising nearly $4000.

 "Where the Art is" was in conjunction with the Hardy and Nance Third Saturday Open Studios event that is free to the general public.  Heather Jones Taylor, Artist in Residence at Hardy & Nance and a HomeAid supporter led the fundraiser.  "The local artists and donors who participated in our auction are helping HomeAid build new lives for the homeless," said Taylor.  "Giving back to the community can be contagious.  My hope is to continue building upon this success for HomeAid within the art community." 

Artists contributing their work to the HomeAid event included: Isabelle Dupuy, Claire Richards,  L Leon Sands, Heather Jones Taylor, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Diana Simonetta, Maryann Lucas,  Rona Lesser, Jesse Green, Ronnie Queenan, Evan Dennis, Alex Barber, Courtney Dennis, Leslie Roades, Kiki Neumann, Mike Peyton, Alicia Boles,Bruce Anthony Hunt, Ken Hudson, Brandi Untz, William Gilstrap and Mitch Cohen.

The in-kind donations from local companies included: Campbell Medical Clinic, Cosmic Creature Chocolate Company, Elizabeth Purpich Collection, Bravado Spice, Bacco, Rocco Rivera of Satori Salon, and The Perfect Latte.

"This list of accomplished artists and generous in-kind donors is a testament to the giving nature of Houston's art and business communities," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid.  "It is this type of response to serving those less fortunate, that will truly change lives forever.  Thank you to Hardy and Nance Studios and all the companies and volunteers who made this a fun, profitable event."


About Hardy and Nance

Hardy and Nance is located at 902 Hardy St. in Houston's historic,  Downtown Art Warehouse District.  The venue provides good, affordable working space for area artists.  Award winning painters, sculptors, jewelers, designers, videographers and photographers are in residence.