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.
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.