TFAA Art Recognition Award and Auction

Co-sponsored by Paper City

October 15, 2008

Over 25 artists participated and over 30 art pieces were auctioned at the 1st TFAA Art Recognition Award and Auction. The goal is to raise funds to support the TFAA, so that TFAA can continue to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between Texas and France. Part of the net proceeds was donated to a local charity that supports artists, Project Row Houses. Live auction was conducted by a professional auctioneer from Sotheby’s New York.

Award presentation: 

1st price winner, a 10 day artistic residency trip to Paris, was handed to daniel-kayne by city council member, Peter Brown and Honorary Chair, Lynn Waytt

2nd Place winner: Terrell James

3rd Place winner: Jamal Cyrus

Exhibiting artists were selected by a distinguished Selection Committee:

  • Social and Fine Arts Editor of Paper City, Catherine Anspon
  • Curator of Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Valerie Cassel Oliver
  • Cultural Attaché of France, Mr. Dominique Chastres
  • Vice President of TFAA, Mrs. Rania Daniel
  • Former Director of CAMH, James Harithas
  • Curator and art advisor in Paris, France, Marc Pottier
  • Curator of the Blaffer Gallery, Claudia Schmuckli
  • Curator of The Menil Collection, Franklin Sirmans
  • Artistic Director, Fotofest, Wendy Watress

Participating Artists:

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