Forty Texan and French top talents will be represented at the art auction, each competing for the TFAA award. The 2011 TFAA award is a 10 day residency in France or Texas. Selected Artists include:

Hillevi Baar, William Betts, Véronique Chalandar, Joseph Cohen, Tara Conley, Melanie Crader, Bruno de Monès, Rebecca Driffield, Daniel Farioli, Orna Feinstein, Francesca Fuchs, Régine Gaud, Susan George, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Joe Havel, J. Hill, Geoff Hippenstiel, Allison Hunter, Selven O’Keef Jarmon, Mick Johnson, d.r. Jones, Darryl Lauster, Jonathan Leach, Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet, Arielle Masson, Libbie Masterson, David Mc Gee, Marcelyn McNeil, Olivier Moriette, Nicola Parente, Susan Plum, Lisa Qualls, Martin Reyna , Susie Rosmarin, Gail Siptak, Adam Steiner , Jean-Damien Thiollier, Wendy Wagner, Bruce Williamson, and Dick Wray

Honorary Chair: Lynn Wyatt – Honorary Selection Chair: Judy Nyquist – Event Chair: Martha Finger – Co-Chairs: Laure Parise and Joëlle Petit

TFAA Award Selection Committee: Judy Nyquist Honorary Selection Chair – Catherine D. Anspon Social and Fine Arts Editor, PaperCity – Bill Arning Director, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston – Alison Greene Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the MFAH – Toby Kamps Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection- Claudia Schmuckli-Drutt Director, the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston – Wendy Watriss Artistic Director, Fotofest – Dominique Chastres TFAA Paris, France – Marc Pottier Curator and art advisor in Paris, France

Benefitting: Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine Program. The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (also known as TFAA) is a 501c(3) non-profit cultural organization. It was founded in 2005 by former Consul General of France, Denis Simmoneau and a group of enthusiastic Francophile foundations, corporations, individuals. TFAA’s mission is to promote and facilitate artistic and educational exchanges between Texan and French cultural institutions and artists, by engaging visual, performing and the litterary arts.

AUCTION PREVIEW, open to the public, bidding encouraged
Wade Wilson Art (4411 Montrose Blvd #200B)
March 22 and 23, 2011, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

BIENNIAL ART AWARD AND AUCTION:
Benefitting Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine Program
March 30th, 2011, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Decorative Center Houston
5120 Woodway at Sage (enter on Sage)
Houston 77056
Valet parking
Attire: Casual Chic, Champagne reception
Price: $80 per person, $150 per couple, $100 per person at the door.