IMAGE: The Contemporary Austin's Third Annual Art Dinner. By Annie Parish Photography.

Art Dinner

Please SAVE THE DATE for Art Dinner 2017: April 1, 2017!

Richard Marcus, president of the Board of Trustees, and Lora Reynolds, chair of the third annual Art Dinner, cordially invite you to an evening benefiting The Contemporary Austin’s exhibitions program.

This year’s Art Dinner will celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of Clara Driscoll’s 1916 Mediterranean-style villa with a garden party encompassing the Driscoll Villa and the fourteen acres of surrounding sculpture park.

Please join us.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6P Cocktail Reception

7P Dinner and Art Auction:
Cocktail and dinner service courtesy of restaurateur Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality. Art Auction led by Sotheby’s.

9P Performance by Ronen Sharabani:
Celebrating the hundredth year of the Driscoll Villa.

9:30P Dancing on the Lawn

Elegant garden party attire requested, hats optional.

For Art Dinner questions, please contact Loren Mullins:
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Auction Artists

Terry Allen
Anya Gallaccio
Jim Hodges
Mark Mothersbaugh
Monika Sosnowska
Sofía Táboas
Garth Weiser

Special Thanks to Our Art Dinner Chair and Committee

Lora Reynolds, Chair
Suzanne Deal Booth
Deborah Green
Jeanne Klein
Fredericka Middleton
Elizabeth Stanley

Art Auction

The Contemporary Austin is pleased to announce the artworks to be featured in this year's Art Dinner auction.

Auction items will be available for preview in the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria, Wednesday through Friday, May 11-13, during gallery hours from 10A–4P or by appointment with Danielle Nieciag at or 805 452 6144.

Attendees may also view the items on the evening of the event, Saturday, May 14, from 6–6:30P during the cocktail reception.

If you will not be attending the Art Dinner but are interested in participating in the auction remotely, please contact Danielle Nieciag at or 805 452 6144 for information on how to bid.

2016 Art Dinner Auction

Led by Sotheby's auctioneer Kevin Doyle
Auction will begin at 8P, Saturday, May 14

Auction Artists

Terry Allen
Anya Gallaccio
Jim Hodges
Mark Mothersbaugh
Monika Sosnowska
Sofía Táboas
Garth Weiser

View a PDF of the auction items in the order in which they will be auctioned:


For questions about the Art Dinner auction, please contact Danielle Nieciag at or 805 452 6144.

Thanks to the following artists and galleries for their kind support:

Terry Allen, L.A. Louver Gallery
Anya Gallaccio, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
Jim Hodges, Gladstone Gallery, Stephen Friedman Gallery, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Mark Mothersbaugh
Monika Sosnowska, Hauser & Wirth
Sofía Táboas, kurimanzutto
Garth Weiser, Casey Kaplan, New York


Art Dinner sponsors support the exhibitions and programming at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. For information on sponsorship levels, including benefits and recognitions, please view the Art Dinner Sponsorship Packet.

To contact us directly for additional information, or to move forward with your payment, please use the following links.

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Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Loren Mullins,, 512 453 5312 x 145, or Danielle Nieciag,, 512 453 5312.

2015 Event

For details about the 2015 Art Dinner, please click here.

2014 Event

For details about the inaugural 2014 Art Dinner, please click here.

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