Presenting Sponsor: Argo Group
After Party Presented by: Neiman Marcus


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Coates Chapel


Thursday, November 2
Cocktails and Art Sale at 6:30pm
Dinner at 8pm
Raffle Winners with Dessert


9:30pm to Midnight
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 2, from 6:30pm to midnight. Works of art will be for sale on Gala night and (for gala patrons and raffle ticket buyers) during the Art Sale Preview on Wednesday, November 1.

Blazing Samurai, table for 10: $10,000 / $1,000 individual

Hot Sake, table for 10: $7,500 /$750 individual

Geisha Glow, table for 10: $5,000 / $500 individual

Neon Lotus, table for 10: $3,500 / $350 individual

 Art Sale Opening

The Gala Art Sale takes place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 1 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
Over $38,000 in total prize values!

Instant Art Collection + Neiman Marcus Mariposa-Catered Dinner for Eight
You don't need to add water to this package to enjoy the extraordinary mix of great art by three of San Antonio's most creative people, plus an exceptional culinary experience! Architect Ken Bentley's original metal sculpture ($2,000 value) will grace any space. A 24 x 24-inch abstract painting by Tracy Williams will also add flair to your home or office ($695 value). An original Marks Moore, 26 x 48-inch landscape photograph will add distinction as well to any place it is displayed ($2000 value). The lucky winner can celebrate their new art collection with a Neiman MarcusMariposachef-catered dinner for eight in their home! $6,000 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

All About Me!
Discover your body awareness and proper form with a 12 month unlimited Barre Junkie pass from Smart Barre! Get pampered at Koi Salon with a consultation and haircut by Casey Wiatrek and a make-up session with Erin McReynolds. Salon services also include a Dr. Dennis Gross collagen boost facial, a spray tan, Brazilian blowout, lash extensions, and basket of products. Lavish yourself with a custom fitted gown by Angelina Mata, then schedule a photo session provided by Lilianna Story and receive an 11x14-inch fine art photography print on Picasso paper! $5,300 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

San Miguel de Allende: City of Art
Relish a six-night stay at Laura Romano’s Casa Romano, a Mexican villa, in San Miguel de Allende. This home has over 5,000 sq. ft and four floors with a wonderful view on each level! There are four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a large pool, separate hot tub, and is located close to the Instituto Allende. You will also have access to the cook and housekeeper (Current calendar of available dates on VRBO site #31340). The lucky winner will also receive a leather and vintage kimono tote bag, a gauze kaftan, and a rope necklace from Cynthia Cazort Collins! $4,250 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

An Elegant, Chauffeured Dinner for Ten at Club Giraud
Throw a very 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 2018 Cavender Audi A8L for the evening. Cloche Designs will provide custom event design services to include invitations, centerpieces, menu cards, and place cards! $4,100 value.Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Home on the Range
Tired of city life? Want to go where seldom is heard a discouraging word? Head south 'bout an hour to The Stieren Ranchin Gillett, Texas for an unforgettable experience. You and seven compadreswillenjoy trail rides, a campfire, tall tales — the complete cowboy experience! And if horseback riding doesn't suit yer fancy, drop a line in one of the stocked tanks and see if you can land a lunker. No Chuck wagon supper though. Your gourmet meals will be provided by Tim the Girl Catering and Event Planning. Bunk for the night with yer fellow cowpokes in the original Stieren headquarters complete with four private bedrooms, one private bath, two semi private baths, and serious country plumbing. (Just sayin’....). Your hosts Amy and Chase Smiley and their legendary foreman, Gabe, look forward to showin’ you the ropes. Giddy up (mutually agreed upon date)! $4,000 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Your Ultimate Shopping Escapade
Enjoy a fun shopping adventure with some of San Antonio’s destination boutiques! The winner of this package will take pleasure in a $1,000 gift card from Julian Gold, as well as $500 gift cards from Sloan/Hall, Meadow Boutique, Penny Lane, Baker Tatum, and Aquarius Boutique! $3,500 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Santa Fe Enchantment
Opera, luxury accommodations plus spa treatments, visits to outstanding museums, shops and art, plus fine dining—what more could one want from a stay in Santa Fe? This outstanding package features a two-night stay for two at the luxurious Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, in the heart of town (breakfast included); reserved seats for two to a performance in the 2018 Santa Fe Opera season , including a terrace dinner for two on the night of the performance; a $550 gift card for two at Ten Thousand Waves Spa, inspired by the great Japanese mountain spas; tickets for two to the mind-blowing Meow Wolf Immersive Art Installation; a signature Sabina Savage scarf from Santa Fe Dry Goods; an original print by Santa Fe artist Joel Nakamura; a $300 gift certificate for the outstanding Geronimo Restaurant; and a $100 gift certificate for The Shed Restaurant (some restrictions may apply and gratuity not included). $3,015 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Kelly Wade Jewelers
You have a good chance to own a pair of stunning earrings featuring 8.41 carats of moonstones and 5.82 carats of blue sapphires and .13 carats of diamond accents, all from Kelly Wade Jewelers! The winner has the option of using a $3,000 gift certificate in place of the earrings. $3,000 value.  Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

The Best of San Antonio's Pearl District
The historic Pearl District is a culinary and cultural destination in San Antonio. Enjoy a two-night stay at The Hotel Emma and receive a gourmet gift basket from Larder Wine & Gourmet Snacks. Take a stroll to the Hiatus Spa & Retreat for your 60 minute massage, neck wrap, and a gift of Aveda bath salts and a candle. Once relaxed, enjoy lunch and some sweet treats with a $50 gift card to Bakery Lorraine and finish the evening with a $100 gift card to Jazz, TX! The winner will also receive a $500 gift card to Lee Lee; a $350 gift card to Dos Carolinas for Guayaberas; $100 gift cards to Tiny Finch and The Good Kind; and six seats and passes for a backstage tour to the opening night of The Nutcracker courtesy of Ballet San Antonio (some restrictions may apply). $2,860 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Unplug in ATX!
Sarah and Marks’s favorite place to unplug and reboot is at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas. A divine boutique hotel steps away from the all-in-one South Congress Street — you can eat, shop, and listen to live music. Stay in a poolside bungalow for a night and savor the foods of Austin with a $200 gift card to Elizabeth Street Café; $300 gift card to Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar; and a $250 gift card to the fabulous Japanese restaurant Uchi! The lucky winner will also receive a one-year dual membership to the Blanton Museum of Art (some restrictions may apply). $1,570 value. Offer valid for one year from Gala date. 

Date Night for a Year!
Spend the year with your significant other wining and dining around town at some of San Antonio’s finest restaurants! You will receive $100 gift cards to Barbaro, Battalion, Biga on the Banks, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, Cappy’s, Casa Rio, Feast, Hot Joy, Piranha Killer Sushi, Paesanos, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, Rebelle, and Schilo’s! $1,300 value. 


Honorary Steering Committee

Every year, Southwest School of Art recognizes and thanks those Gala Patrons who respond early to our appeals for support by listing them in the printed Gala Invitation and online on this page as members of the Honorary Steering Committee.

Blazing Samuri Tables

1209 Capital
Janet Carrington
Ernst & Young
Deborah & David Rogers
Amy & Chase Smiley
Valero Energy Corporation
Wendy & Tom Wirth

Hot Sake 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/Joan & Richey Wyatt/Theresa & Chris Wyatt
Paula & James Callaway
Lake|Flato Architects, Inc.
Kim Lewis
Silver Eagle Distributors

Geisha  Glow Tables

Beatriz & Raul Cardenas
Club Giraud
Flora Crichton
H-E-B 1
H-E-B 2
Sarah & Marks Moore
The NRP Group/Muñoz & Company
Dr. Rose Rodriguez
Lisa & Jason Westmoreland
Jessica & Clint Worth
Zachry Corporation 

Neon Lotus Tables

Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust
Armstrong Art Consulting
Hannah & Topher Beard
Cavender Auto Family
Hon. Luz Elena & Miguel Chapa
Cheever Books
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Hagee Hospitality Group
Hixon Properties Incorporated
Dr. Johnny Clay Johnson
Martin & Drought/Frank B. Burney
Mission Pharmacal Company
Monterrey Iron & Metal
Martha & Austin Moore
John Newman Family Charitable Fund
RBC Wealth Management
Roosevelt Library
South Texas Money Management, Ltd.
Walton Signage Corporation

Blazing Samurai Patrons

Kelly & James Daniell
Christopher C. Hill

Hot Sake Patrons

Dr. & Mrs. Brandon Bregman

Geisha Glow Patrons

Norma Bodevin
Rocio Bodevin
Dr. Raul Yordan

Geisha Glow Patrons

Norma Bodevin
Rocio Bodevin
Dr. Raul Yordan

Neon Lotus Patrons

Janet & Ben Adams
Chris Carson
Teresa Clark
Dr. Angelika Jansen-Brown
Solange Iriarte & Jeremy Kell
Kim & Chris Kleberg
Andi Rodriguez & James Lifshutz
Amy Martin
Paul Martin
Muffin Moorman
Roxana Richardson

Gala Contributions

Eva Cox
Derrick Dodge Interior Design
Helen K. Groves
Margaret & Sean Gunn
Marguerite & Philip Hudson
Ellen & Dr. Philip Hudson, Jr.
Christi & Tommy Moorman
Laura & Lew Moorman
Christian Orr
Red McCombs Automotive
Teri and George Stieren
Mary Waller & rev. Clifford Waller
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Weston

In-kind Contributions

Accurate Litho Printing Co.
Patricia Jane Fugitt
Trinity Flowers & Events

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  Gala Chairs

Sarah & Marks Moore

This year's Gala Co-Chairs, artists Sarah and Marks Moore, invite you to join them for KABUKI POP, Southwest School of Art's 2017 Gala in the Garden and Art Sale, celebrating the contemporary art of Japan and supporting the SSA's BFA Degree Program! This fun, elegant event, generously supported by Honorary Chairs Mark and AnaPaula Watson with Argo Group as Presenting Sponsor, takes place on the evening of Thursday, November 2 and features both the Art Sale and the After Party, where you can dance the night away! Gala Patrons and Raffle Ticket buyers get first dibs at the Art Sale Opening on Wednesday, November 1. 

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