Presenting Sponsor: Club Giraud
Co-Chairs: Cece Frost Griffin & James Griffin


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Coates Chapel


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Cocktails and Art Sale at 6:30pm
Dinner at 8:00pm
Raffle Winners with Dessert


9:30pm to 11:30pm
DJ Tone
Frost Garden

 Seating Options

You are invited to join the Honorary Steering Committee, in the exquisite gardens of the School’s historic campus on Thursday, November 1, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. Works of art will be for sale on Gala night and (for gala patrons and raffle ticket buyers) during the Art Sale Preview on Tuesday, October 30th.

Tree of Life, table for 10: $10,000 / $1,000 individual

Forbidden Fruit, table for 10: $7,500 /$750 individual

Seduced by the Serpent, table for 10: $5,000 / $500 individual

Garden of Good and Evil, table for 10: $3,500 / $350 individual

 Art Sale Opening

The Gala Art Sale takes place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 30 in the Coates Chapel and provides Gala Patrons and Raffle Ticket Buyers a great opportunity to build their personal or business art collection. Thanks to the generosity of many noted local, regional and nationally recognized artists, this year's Art Sale will once again feature a variety of interesting works by highly accomplished artists. SSA warmly thanks the participating artists and galleries for donating a portion of sales proceeds to Southwest School of Art.

To attend this event, please purchase a gala or raffle ticket online or call Stephanie Peché Canales at 210.200.8206.

 Gala Raffle

SSA’s Limited Edition Raffle
The winning ticket could be yours!
Only 450 tickets available * $100 each

Buy Now

Berlin: City of Art
With summer roof terraces and beach bars, winter Christmas markets and shopping, sightseeing and museums any time of the year, Berlin is always extraordinary – and that’s a promise! Thanks to Dr. Angelika Jansen-Brown, you can enjoy a six-night, seven-day stay in a fabulous 1650 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment accommodating up to four, located in the heart of the city. Angelika will coordinate an appropriate week with winners of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (some blackout dates may apply). The lucky winner will also receive a studio tour with the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Resident artist! Catch up with the resident artist (currently, Ryan Takaba, Chair of Ceramics at Southwest School of Art) and tour the Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency program, which annually hosts 25 international artists from across the globe! $4,000 value Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

Toasting Sonoma
Tasting rooms and wineries in the world-class Sonoma wine region range from simple and rustic to elaborate wine castles. Enjoy a two-night stay at Hotel Healdsburg along with a five-course tasting dinner for two at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.  Join proprietor, Alice Sutro of Sutro Wine Co. for a tour and wine tasting for two at Warnecke Ranch, home to Sutro Wine Co., and historic property, family owned and operated since 1911. The winner will receive a private curator-led sculpture tour of Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture Gardens in Santa Rosa, California donated by Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation. (Some restrictions may apply) $3,500 value Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

Cruz Ortiz + Cultiva Collaborative = Party!
You and nine of your friends can get creative at a mini letterpress or screen printing workshop in the studios of Cruz Ortiz and Snake Hawk Press.  You will have the opportunity to work with Cruz to design and take home a one-of-a-kind collaborative piece! Make your party complete with San Antonio street fare-inspired botanas for ten provided by Cultiva Collaborative. Also included with this package are two cases of beer and six bottles of wine! (Some restrictions may apply). $3,250 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

Heart of Texas Wine Country
Relax with a two-night stay at the 1889 Historic Victorian Albertina Bed and Breakfast, which has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony located on Main Street, and a wine and cheese basket courtesy of La Bergerie French Market. Enjoy a $100 gift card to eat lunch at Hondo’s on Main, a charming spot for great food and live music and a $100 gift card to Otto’s German Bistro for dinner!  Absolute Charm Wine Tours will take you and up to seven of your friends to visit Ron Yates Wines in Hye, Texas for a tour and wine tasting, plus two other wineries, Lost Draw Cellars and Hilmy Cellars. $3,200 value. Offer valid one year from Gala date.

Dinner Party for Ten at Club Giraud with Chauffeur
Throw a special dinner party for ten and invite some of your closest friends to Club Giraud with pre-dinner cocktails and house wines (gratuity not included). The lucky winners will be chauffeured to Club Giraud in a Cavender Audi A8L for the evening. $2,500 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

Kelly Wade Jewelers Gift Card
Kelly Wade is creating treasured memories with every piece of fine jewelry! You will be the lucky winner of a $2,000 gift card to Kelly Wade Jewelers, a full-service jewelry store offering curated jewelry selections and concierge services in a fun, friendly atmosphere. $2,000 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

Marc Chagall: Adam et Éve Chassés du Paradis Terrestre, 1956
Honored for his distinctive style, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration. His stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall is known for his unique imagery and allegorical content. Framed Color Lithograph, 19.25” x 15.5”. $1,800 value.

Austin’s Chicest Digs and Culinary Treats!
Reboot at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas. A premier boutique hotel located on the all-in-one South Congress Street! Stay in a suite for one-night and savor the foods of Austin with a $100 gift card to Central Standard; a $150 gift card to Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar; a $150 gift card to Jeffrey’s of Austin; and a $150 gift card to Elizabeth Street Café plus a signed cookbook courtesy of McGuire Moorman Hospitality! The lucky winner will also receive two tickets to a live taping of Austin City Limits (tickets must be used by December 31, 2018). $1,500 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date.

New Orleans: Experience 300 Years of History and Culture
New Orleans is the best place to go for fun, culture and food!  Stay two-nights in a superior room at the InterContinental New Orleans steps away from the French Quarter. Feast on contemporary Southern cuisine by Chef Nathaniel Zimet, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped”, with a $100 gift card to Boucherie. The lucky winner will also receive a tour of NOLA Brewing and two tickets to The National World War II Museum.   (Some restrictions may apply) $1,200 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date.  


Gala Committee

Carla & John Brozovich
Caleb Campaigne
Suzanne & Rick Cavender
Bonnie & Dwight Chumbley
Gloria & Miguel Dilley
Lou Celia & Don Frost
Houston Frost
Elizabeth & Casey Fry
Kelly & Steven Fry
Sarah & Kerr Hager
Sara & Jeremy Jessop
Adrianne Frost & Tom Kelly
Christina & Evan Ketabchi
Rick Liberto


Francie Mannix
Amelita & David Mauze
Sarah & Marks Moore
Colleen Zapata & Frank Pakuszewski
Emilie & Chris Petty
Corinna & JB Richter
Courtney & Tobin Smith
Kristin & Dick Tips
Lorien & Marc Whyte
Sonya Medina Williams & Gene Williams


Honorary Steering Committee

Garden of Eden
Presented by

Club Giraud

After Party
Presented by

Neiman Marcus

Tree of Life Tables

Caroline & Jeremy Barnes/Amelita & David Mauzé/Emilie & Chris Petty/Jillian & Shane Simpson/Alice & Clark Welder
The Beveridge Family
Lindsay & Greg Bolner/Carla & John Brozovich/Beatriz & Raul Cardenas/Lindsay & Jack Guenther/Sonya Medina Williams & Gene Williams
Ernst & Young
Frost/Lou Celia & Don Frost
Rick Liberto/Pat & Bud Smothers
Sarah & Marks Moore/Amy Stieren Smiley
Valero Energy Corporation

Forbidden Fruit Tables

Ruth & John Agather/Elise & Craig Boyan/Karen Kelley & Merritt Clements/Leslie & Luis Garcia/Sylvia & Steve Garza
Janis & Phil Laws/Julie & Robert Miggins/Sherrill & Joe Rubin/ Theresa & Chris Wyatt
Paula & James Callaway
Tex Elliott Family
Lake|Flato Architects, Inc.
Shannon & Jon Turner
Silver Eagle Distributors

Seduced by the Serpent Tables

Colleen & Bruce Barshop
Brown & Ortiz, P.C.
Libba Barnes/Linda & Jack Gunter


Seduced by the Serpent Tables

H-E-B 1
H-E-B 2
Hixon Properties Incorporated
Ana Leah & Sergio Montemayor
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Pioneer Energy Services
Kim Lewis/Jessica & Clint Worth
Zachry Corporation

Garden of Good and Evil Tables

Ann Griffith Ash
Jessica & Ryan Berg/Hon. Luz Elena & Miguel Chapa/Vanessa & Cliff Hurd/Julia & Greg Mann/Jennifer & Jerry Soltis
Cavender Auto Family
Cheever Books
T. Ruth Chang, CPA
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Stacey Hill
Elizabeth & Chris Dewar/Brooks & Chris Hagee/Ellen & Philip Hudson, Jr.
Dr. Johnny Clay Johnson
Martin & Drought / Frank B. Burney
Jessica & Michael Mewborne
Mission Pharmacal Company
NuStar Energy
Ashley & Andrew Friedman/Sarah & William Hager/Christina & Evan Ketabchi/Mallory & Johnny Moorman/Corinna & JB Richter
Dr. Rose Rodriguez
Roosevelt Library Social Club
Muriel F. Siebert Foundation
SOJO Urban Development
Walton Signage Corporation
Andrea & Will Brooks/Krishna Reddy/Ty Sheehan/Lorien & Marc Whyte
Wendy & Tom Wirth
Adrianne Frost & Tom Kelly/Melissa & Kelton Morgan/Anna & Todd Wulfe




Garden of Good and Evil Individuals

Rocio Bodevin
Fred Camargo
Sandra East
Caroline Harte
Sarah Harte & John Gutzler
Robert K. Brown & Dennis Karbach
Andi Rodriguez & James Lifshutz
Farooq H. Malik
Taddy McAllister
Nadine Michelena
Linde & Dean Murphy
Doren & Benjamin Ruttenberg
Norma Bodevin & Dr. Raul Yordan

Gala Contributions

Evelyn Baillie-Whitley
Libba Barnes
Dr. Lori A. Dees
Genny L. Duncan
Kelley & Pat Frost
CeCe Frost Griffin & James Griffin
Helen K. Groves
Ellie Lamb
Judy Morton
John Newman Family Charitable Fund
Mary West & Richard Traylor
John S. Troy
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Weston

In-kind Contributions

Patricia Jane Fugitt

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  Gala Chairs

CeCe Frost Griffin & James Griffin

This year's Gala Co-Chairs, CeCe Frost Griffin and James Griffin, invite you to join them for GARDEN OF EDEN, Southwest School of Art's 2018 Gala in the Garden and Art Sale. This year's event celebrates the lush gardens of the school and supports SSA's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program. This fun, elegant event, celebrating 35 years and generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Club Giraud, takes place on the evening of Thursday, November 1 and features both an Art Sale and an After Party, where you can dance the night away! Gala Patrons and Raffle Ticket buyers get first dibs at the Art Sale Opening on Tuesday, October 30.

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Thursday, November 1
6:30pm - 11:30pm

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