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Annual Gala and Art Auction

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) invites you to kick off your heels and dress shoes, for a sneaker ball, and join us for our Annual Gala and Art Auction! Join our All-Star Honorary Co-Chairs David Anderson, III, Julian Duncan, Desrye Morgan, Kelly and Nicholas Silvers, and Katherine and Justin Smith for an unforgettable evening. CAMH BALL will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 on CAMH COURT in the Museum’s Brown Foundation Gallery.

This year’s CAMH BALL will feature an array of contemporary artworks that pay homage to the intersection of sneaker culture, basketball, music, and art. From sculptures to paintings and installations, the event will provide an art meets game-day experience for art and sneaker enthusiasts alike.

Attire: Sneaker Glam

For questions or more information, please contact or 713.284.8260.

Art Auction

The Annual Gala and Art Auction is our largest and most significant fundraising event of the year, enabling us to open the museum to everyone, free of charge. Registration for the live auction closes Saturday, April 29 at 8PM CST. The silent auction will close Sunday, April 30 at 12PM CST.

Underwriting Opportunities and Tickets

The evening will include cocktails, a seated dinner, entertainment, and the legendary silent and live auction filled with the best works by some of today’s most visionary and talented artists. The After Party follows immediately on the Museum’s plaza with DJs, cocktails, and light bites!

It is our hope that you will take part in this signature event as a Gala and Art Auction Underwriter.


Hall of Fame
adidas Basketball
Beverly and Howard Robinson

Most Valuable Player
Bob and Nora Ackerley
Dillon Kyle and Sam Lasseter / Kerry Inman and Denby Auble
Johanne Beaulieu Gatto and Joe Gatto
Margaret Vaughan Cox and Jonathan Cox / Cabrina and Steven Owsley

Mara and Erick Calderon
Paula Daly
Megan Olivia Ebel
Sissy and Denny Kempner
Ruth Dreessen and Tom Van Laan / Mary Ann and Mark Miller
Anita and Gerald Smith / Jackson Smith / Desrye Morgan
Elisa and Cris Pye
Katherine and Justin Smith
Reggie and Leigh Smith
Mary and Marcel Barone / Ted and Caroline Walker

Barbara and Michael Gamson
Alecia Harris
Bryn Larsen
Mr. Lester Marks and Dr. Penelope Marks
Poppi Massey
Catherine and George Masterson

Radu Barbuceanu

Catering Underwriter
Kelly and Nicholas Silvers

Valet Underwriter
Jereann Chaney

Susie and Sanford Criner
Louise Jamail
Akbar and Rishma Mohamed