As I write this, it is less than a week after the Art for Art’s Sake Auction therefore we don’t have all the final tallies and amounts yet, but we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful donors and volunteers who made this event possible.
Many thanks to our donating artists and businesses:
Alex Warble, Allen Portner, PhD, Andrew Ware and Paul Cooper, Andy McNally, Arcade Restaurant, Archicast, Art N Things, Arts Memphis, Austin Howard, Ballet Memphis, Bally’s Resorts, Barbara Brown Rowland, Bayou Bar and Grill, Bebo Folk Art,Bed Bath and Beyond, Beverly and Paul Cooper, Black Lodge, Blue Monkey, Blue Sky Tie Dye, Booksellers of Laurelwood, Boutique Essentials, Brandon Marshall, Brenda’s Fused Glass, Buster’s Liquors & Wines, Buzz and Judi Shellabarger, Cabin Dreamworks, Camy’s, Carne Schule, Carol Robison, Central BBQ, Chandler and Olly, Charles Culp, Chiwawa, Chris Collins, Chuck Parr, Cindy Uphoff, Cooper-Young Business Association, Cottage Restaurant, Crooked Creek Designs, Cynthia McKee, Dabbles Hair Company, Debbie Crawford, Donna Blackard, Eclectic Eye, Ed Wade, Fork It Over, Foster Luminosity, Funky Ladies Studio, Gino Pambianchi, Global Goods,
Gould’s Salons, GPAC, Gurleygirl, Hollywood Casino, Hollywood Feed, Huey’s, Imagine Brazil, Inside Out Gym, Jana Travis, Jeanne Seagle, Jessica Lyons Designs, John and Tyrina Browning, Judy Daniels, Judy Vandergrift, Juve, Karen “Bottle” Capps, Karen Golightly, Karen Kendrick, Katie McWeeney, Kevin Sullivan, KeyshaWarr, Khakiman, Kimberly Fox Malone, Kindred Spirit Style, KMT Creations, Kristen Archer, Kyl El, La Baguette, Laser Quest, LeAltaBrummett’s Fluer de Lee, Lee Ann Thompson, Lee Phenix, Lindsey Penn, Lisa Lumb, Lizi Beard-Ward, Local Gastropub,Lurlynn Franklin, Malco Theatres, Inc., Mark Morrison, Marty Spence, Melissa Chipman, Memphicity Designs, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Hop, Memphis Made Brewing, Memphis Redbirds, Memphis Zoo, Mewtopia, Midtown Massage & Bodywork, Mollie Riggs, Moments of Whim, MPM Designs, MR Designs, Mr. Scruff’s Pet Care, Music City Minis, Nail and Skin Bar, Neil McElory, Nicole Phillippe, Ole Don’s Craft Shoppe, Olive This Art, On the Rag Designs, Otherlands, Paint a Piece, Painted by Holly, Patricia Loureiro Collection, Paul Clarke, Paulette Regan, Pet Care Professionals, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Pink Palace Museum, Playhouse On the Square, Pop Art, Poplar Ridge Pottery, Psychedelic Shack, Reas Artwork, Renee Ulike, Sandra Dennis, Savory by Jim Smith, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Silver Gallery.Biz, SJS Images, Smashing Threads, Smoothie King, Soul Fish Café, Southern Silverworks, Stax Museum, Stone Soup Café, Sun Studio, Sweet Grass, T&P Designs, Tatia Johnson/Solstice Studios, TD Designs, The Arcade Harvest/Randi Marx, The Art Center, The Cotton Museum, The Growler, The Orpheum Theatre, The Peabody Hotel, The Polish Bottle, Theatre Memphis, Theurich-Weber, Tim Andrews, Toad Hall Antiques, Trace Elements, Tracy Parish, Trudy Bratten, Tylur French, Ugg Lee Dolls, Underground Art, Victory Bicycle Studio, Young Avenue Deli, Wish, WEVL.
Our amazing volunteers: Ami Okasinski, Andy Ashby, Cheryl Bledsoe, Chris McHaney, Dan Spector, Debbie Sowell, Demetrius Boyland, Edward Greene, Jessica Sievers, Kate & Ted Schurch, Kathy Fisher, Kelly Phillips, Kevin Ritz, Leslie Boone, Leslie Thompson, Mark Morrison, Michael Michaud, Noopy Dykes, Patrick Miller, Renee Massey, Sarah Wilson, Shannon McKenna, Susan Hesson Andersen, Emma Hesson, Sydney Ashby, Tripp Mazurak, Triston Causey, Ty and John Browning, Vickie Flake, Wes Williamson.
Many thanks to featured artist Paul “the Delta Wanderer” Clarke for his time and dedication to this event. Also, a very special thanks to Karen Capps, who goes above and beyond in hanging the art, talking to fellow artists and constructing the backdrop used for the live auction.
Special thanks also goes to Karen Lebowitz and her staff at Otherlands for hosting our Artist Reception and Michelle Campbell and Fork It Over Catering for providing the wonderful food. Phillip Stroud and Tiger Bryant always go above and beyond when it comes to hosting the Art for Art’s Sake Auction. A big thank you to Young Avenue Deli for also providing the wonderful buffet, Kevin Sullivan for his hummus, and Camy’s for the scrumptious cheesecake and gift certificates. Of course, no Cooper-Young event would be complete without beer and for that we thank Memphis Made Brewing and Young Avenue Deli.
Last but not least, a BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you who came out in support of the Auction, bought a ticket and bid. We greatly appreciate it!
By Kristan Huntley,/ CYCA executive director