Heritage Auctions was set up like a contemporary painting gallery this afternoon for the release of Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State by Michael Duty & Susan Hallsten McGarry
The walls of the front gallery at Slocum Street were lined with works by the 36 artists featured in the book. When we arrived minutes after the noon start opening time, many already had sold stickers.
We enjoyed meeting several Texas artists including Deborah Paris, who participated in a 1:00 panel discussion, Xiang Zhang, who somehow found his way to the Oklahoma-Texas border from China and one of a handful of artists still in the state of their birth, Nancy Bush. You can see some of the paintings available here.
A portion of the proceeds of the art sale will benefit Dallas Historical Village.The paintings will be on display and available for purchase for the next two weeks.