Gilcrease Surpasses Goals with Rendezvous
WESTERN ART: Bill Lobeck, left, artist Gerald Balciar and Joe Cappy enjoy the art and entertainment at this year’s Gilcrease Rendezvous.
JOHN MCCORMACK for Gilcrease Museum
Rendezvous 2008 brought out community leaders, patrons and art buyers to support Gilcrease Museum and its outstanding collection, exhibitions and programs. The event on April 18 surpassed all fundraising goals for the museum.
The night began with the traditional Evening with the Artists and Art Sale, followed by the Gala Dinner, catered by Rave Review Catering and organized by event planner Phil Long.
Guests mingled with participating artists, including featured artist Tim Shinabarger, while viewing the exhibition gallery prior to the dinner. The guests were able to purchase art the night of the event, and did so with enthusiasm. Any art that was not purchased the night of the gala is still available for sale. All art remains in the gallery through the exhibition, closing on July 13.
The exhibition includes 144 pieces of art in a range of mediums from 35 participating artists.
The Rendezvous 2008 committee included Co-chairs Lea and Hans Helmerich, Honorary Chairs Andrea and Wayne Rumley, Teresa and Alex Adwan, Kathryn and Jim Arens, Joanie and Tom Atkinson, Trisha Parks-Beakey and Sam Beakey, Debbie Branch, Brenda and Paul Brothers, Pat and Charles Ford, Jean and Randy Foutch, Sandra and Kent Harrell, Kristen and Timothy Kenneally, Mia and Herb Oven, Elizabeth Peterson, and Piper and Deacon Turner.
Rendezvous 2008 could not have happened without the generous support of Gilcrease Museum’s membership, donors, patrons and sponsors. Title Sponsors were The Ralph & Frances McGill Foundation as well as The Trust Company of Oklahoma. Artist Circle sponsors were The Helmerich Family and Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Presenting Sponsors were Cimarex Energy Company and Kathy Taylor & Bill Lobeck. Trailblazer Sponsors included The William S. and Ann Atherton Foundation, Patty and Joe Cappy, Jean and Randy Foutch and Sandy and Kent Harrell, Peggy and Charles Stephenson, Piper and Deacon Turner & Catherine and Gentner Drummond, The University of Tulsa, Randi S. and Fred N. Wightman, Williams and Williams Foundation, and the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation and The Zarrow Families Foundation.
Adventurer Sponsors included Carol and David Adelson, Pat and Keith Bailey, Bank of America, Mary K.Chapman Foundation, Dallas Auction Gallery, Cortlandt S. Dietler, Empire Kitchen and Bath, Clydella and Dave Hentschel, Susie and Robert Jackson, Julie and Tom Kivisto F.F. & Mia and Herb Oven, The Oxley Foundation, Saint Francis Health System and the Tulsa World.
Mountaineer Sponsors included Doris and William Allen, Joanie and Tom Atkinson/ Kristen and Tim Kenneally/ Elizabeth Peterson, Bank of Oklahoma, N.A., Cherry and Jim Bost, Bret Chandler and Rib Crib, The F&M Bank and Trust Company, Hillcrest Medical Center, Margaret and Jack Neely, Milann Siegfried and Family, and Paul J. Woodul.
Pioneer Sponsors included Teresa and Alex Adwan, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Anderson, The Barnett Family Foundation, The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation/Jeanne and Don Marlar, Donnie and John Brock, Nancy and James Dominy, Jean Ann and Tom Fausser, Joe Klein/CCI Corp., Deb and Robert Krumme, Ruth Nelson and Tom Murphy, and Melissa and Robert Sartin.
Special Appreciation goes to Brothers & Co., Exquisite Valet, Parkhill Liquors & Wine, Phil Long Productions, and Rave Review Catering.