Studio 212

This past Thursday evening, March 7th, Studio 212 Art Auction hosted a beautifully curated art VIP preview, located at the lovely Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty office in downtown Dallas.

For those who aren’t aware, [Studio 212 is a new event highlighting local artists. Over 40 pieces of renowned, mostly local, artwork will be displayed and available through silent auction. All proceeds benefit West Dallas Community School student scholarships.] - source:

The evening included wine, snacks and even champagne. And of course, the art was to die for.

“JY LVLL” Artist Manuel Herrera. Acrylic on canvas.  @_allo _ creative_

“JY LVLL” Artist Manuel Herrera. Acrylic on canvas. @_allo_creative_

Visual artist, Manuel Herrera had this to say about the evening. “Warm. It was so warm meeting all of the artists will to create art for this cause.” Of course the cause is to raise vital funds for West Dallas Community School.

Susan Overman, the Development Coordinator for WDCS states, “This event is art in its purest form. Pieces from so many talented local artists and importantly, the art of impacting children and changing the trajectory of their lives.

Every dollar raised goes towards scholarships for our students and the Dallas art community has certainly answered the call.”

The collection was a splendid variety of painting, photography and sculpture. Above, you’ll see Heart by plastic artist, Cheryl Tekstar Hodge, as well as The Onlookers by Gray Malin.

Below be stunned by Love Sweet Love, a diptych, by artist, Christi Meril. I was lucky to have Christi’s work installed right beside my hanging fiber sculpture, Instincts.

“Love Sweet Love” Artist Christi Meril. Acrylics on canvas.  @christimerilart

“Love Sweet Love” Artist Christi Meril. Acrylics on canvas. @christimerilart

“Instincts” Artist: Ginger Cochran. Fiber soft sculpture.  @gingercochranart

“Instincts” Artist: Ginger Cochran. Fiber soft sculpture. @gingercochranart

This VIP preview is a precursor to the main event! Studio 212 will auction the collection piece by piece on Wednesday, March 27th, from 6 - 10 PM, at Gilley’s Dallas - South Side Music Hall. And includes musical performance by Pat Green. To purchase tickets, visit HERE.

“I loved the lively, community spirit of the artists and attendees at the VIP event! The art was beautifully displayed and the hum of conversation buzzed.” - artist Andrea Holmes

“I loved the warm and friendly environment of art lovers and fellow artists. The art donations were of the most amazing variety of highly skilled work!” - artist Roma Osowo

Again, this year’s Studio 212 Art Auction will be March 27th, from 6-10 PM, at Gilley’s Dallas - South Side Music Hall, featuring a performance by Pat Green! - source: @Studio212Dallas

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to the event HERE! I hope to see you there!

If you are an artist or author and are interested in applying for a chance to be featured in Envision Arts Magazine, please email, or visit HERE for application details.