25th anniversary fine art auction to benefit local nonprofits

By Martha Tiller

David Dike Fine Art hosts the 25th anniversary of the Texas Art Auction on Saturday, Oct. 30. This live auction sale includes more than 450 lots of Texas Art ranging from early to traditional and contemporary works. 

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, the auction will begin with a champagne toast at 10 a.m. The first 25 people who register for bidding in-person the day of the auction will receive a special commemorative gift.  

Artist Bob Stuth-Wade’s self portrait.
Photo courtesy of Valley House Gallery

This year, 50 works from the collection of Linda and William Reaves, long-time Texas art collectors and advocates, will be offered. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will support the Reaves Endowment for Texas Art and Education at Texas A&M University, providing long-term financial support for the Texas Art Project.  

Highlighted in the 25th Anniversary sale is a unique partnership with Dallas 24 Hour Club and a select group of local galleries who are donating a self-portrait from one of their artists to be sold to benefit the 24 Hour Club. 

All the proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to Dallas’ 24 Hour Club. The Auction features a significant painting by important Taos painter Leon Gaspard titled The Bridge — Russia. His vibrant use of color and painting style were influenced by Impressionism and modern representation. Also showcased will be a group of works by Dallas Nine artist Everett Spruce. 

Other highlights include works by important early Texas impressionists: Julian Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Frank Reaugh and Porfirio Salinas.  There is a strong selection of works by mid-century modern artists Ben Culwell, Robert Preusser, Seymour Fogel and Dorothy Hood; as well as unique works by Harry Carnohan, Tom Brown, Coreen Spellman, Dickson Reeder and many others. 

A selection of works also is being sold to benefit CASETA — The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. Additionally, a collection of Isaac Smith sculptures from the Estate of Sam and Helga Feldman will be offered. 

Proceeds will benefit the Feldman Foundation, which supports various charities. 

The sale will be conducted live by Louis Murad of Murad Auctioneers (TXS 13362). There will be in-person bidding, live online bidding through Live Auctioneers and NextLot, phone and absentee bidding. 

For forms and bidding platform links visit, daviddike.com/auctions. Auction preview is anytime between Oct. 11-29, Monday-Friday, at Wildman Art Framing located in the Design District at 1715 Market Center Blvd. in Dallas. Hours of preview are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. David Dike Fine Art is located at 2613 Fairmount St. in Dallas. For more information, call 214-720-4044 or visit daviddike.com.