Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019 (Map)

This spring, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will honor art activist extraordinaire, Judy Nyquist, at the 2023 Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon. As a lifelong arts aficionado and champion of artists, Judy has played a pivotal role in the Houston art scene and worked tirelessly in support of HCCC in particular. For more than a decade, she has served as a loyal patron, an enthusiastic supporter of the Center’s artist residency and exhibitions programs, a chair of multiple fundraising events, and she is currently leading the Center’s board of directors for a second term. HCCC is thrilled to honor Judy for her exceptional efforts—not only in lifting up the work of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft but of the entire Houston arts community.

The luncheon program will focus on a lively conversation between the honoree and Cindi Strauss, the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design and Assistant Director, Programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on contemporary art objects and jewelry in the silent auction and purchase stunning centerpieces—all of which will be created by celebrated craft artists.

Proceeds from the Spring Luncheon will benefit HCCC and its mission to advance education on the process, product, and history of craft. Nationally known for its artist residencies, exhibitions, and educational programming, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is one of the few art venues in the country dedicated exclusively to the interpretation and presentation of craft. HCCC supports emerging and mid-career craft artists with opportunities to further their practices and careers, and engages the wider community through family programs, workshops, and outreach to bring craft into the hearts and homes of our city. Admission to HCCC is always free.

Single tickets range from $200 – $1,000.
Purchase tickets or make a donation here.

Tables range from $2,000 – $25,000. Download the Underwriter Form to purchase a table or make a donation by mail. Please contact Jessica Jacobi at or 713.529.4848 x 101 with any questions.

Judy Nyquist

Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, Emily Keeton & Lea Weingarten

As of 3/21/23

John P. McGovern Foundation
Catherine Asher Morgan
Sara & Bill Morgan

Phyllis Childress, Anne Lamkin Kinder & Kathryn Rabinow

Leslie & Brad Bucher
Emily Keeton
Scott & Judy Nyquist, Jerome Schultz & Linda Walls

Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Barbara Paull
Minnette Boesel & Phoebe Tudor
Lea Weingarten

Jereann Chaney
Carolyn Covault
James and Molly Crownover Family Foundation
Glen & Haley Eichelberger, Reed & Betty Ann Smith
Mimi Lloyd & Gay Tigner
Laura Babka, Dori Boone, Robert Tai & Joanna Wortham

Franci Neely
Leslie & Shannon Sasser
Wendy Adair, Edward Lane McCartney, Tracye Wear & Sandie Zilker

**Generous Friends**
Gail Adler
Eddie & Chinhui Allen
Paula Arnold
Nana Booker
Kathleen H. Clarke
Lauren & Edward Coles
Michael W. Dale
Cece & Mark Fowler
Joyce Goss
Rob Greenstein
Deborah Brochstein & Steven Hecht
Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs
Marie Louise & David Kinder
Philae Knight
Mary Hale Lovett McLean
Betty Moody
Bette Schein Pesikoff
Rothko Chapel
Seth Stolbun
Cyvia Wolff


Wendy Adair
Gail Adler
Monica P. Amariz
Millie Anhalt
Laura Babka
Lynn Baird
Adrian Dueñas I BeDesign
Ashlyn David Burns
Barbara Catechis
Gracie Cavnar
Jereann Chaney
Susie Criner
Michael W. Dale
Isabel David
Alison de Lima Greene
Glen & Haley Eichelberger
Jon Evans
Piero Fenci
Cece Fowler
Rebecca M. Gentry
Heidi Gerger
Edward Lane McCartney & David Gooding
Joyce Goss
Rob Greenstein
Kate Hawk
Deborah Brochstein & Steven Hecht
Anna Thomsen Holliday
Pamela G. Howard
Mady Kades
Philae Knight
George C. Lancaster
Dr. Peta-gay Ledbetter
Sara K. Ledbetter
Victoria H. Lightman
Tara Martin
Betty Moody
Sara & Bill Morgan
Franci Neely
Barbara Paull
Richard & Bette Schein Pesikoff
Jessica Phifer
Kathryn Rabinow
Cindy Reich
Winifred & Carleton Riser
Kelly Silvers
Suzanne Sippel
Josephine Smith
Lisa Sternschuss
Seth Stolbun
Cindi Strauss
Anne Tucker
Stephanie von Stein Schusterman
Ellen Wagnon
Anna Walker
Catherine D. Anspon & John Walker
Tracye Wear
Elizabeth Weingarten
Cyvia Wolff
Joanna Wortham
Sandie Zilker