Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019 (Map)

This spring, HCCC will honor two visionaries in contemporary craft: the renowned gallerists, collectors, and scholars, Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio. For many years, our honorees owned Garth Clark Gallery, one of the most influential ceramics galleries in the world, helping to shape the field and expand the notions of the medium’s possibilities. Together, they assembled an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary ceramics, as well as an accompanying library and artist archive, which were acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2007. The two have not only served as an inspiration to artists, curators, and collectors everywhere but added immeasurably to our city’s profile as a premiere destination for arts and crafts.

The Spring Luncheon promises to be great fun, with a lively and witty conversation between our honorees and a look at what’s on the horizon for HCCC. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase stunning centerpieces and bid on jewelry and contemporary craft items—including a selection of high-profile ceramic artworks curated by Garth and Mark—in this year’s highly anticipated silent auction.

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.

Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio

Michael Dale, Sharon & John Hoffman

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

Tables of 10 range from $2,000 – $25,000. To become an underwriter by purchasing a table, download the Underwriter Form, or contact Jessica Jacobi at or 713.529.4848 x 106.

Those who contribute $500 or more will be recognized as underwriters in promotional materials for the Spring Luncheon.


As of 3/1/24

Gail Adler
Isabelle Asakura
Laura Babka
Lynn Baird
Dawn F. Bennett
Porshae’ Brown
Leslie & Brad Bucher
Claire Burum
Jereann Chaney
Bunni & Paul Copaken
Dale M. Cover
Flo Crady
Dianne & Mitchell Dale
Helen Williams Drutt
Leatrice & Melvin Eagle
Tom Edens
Glen & Haley Eichelberger
Piero Fenci
Carol Fleming
J. Scott Francis & Susan Gordon, Francis Family Foundation
Sandy Godfrey
Edward Lane McCartney & David Gooding
Rob Greenstein
Dorene & Frank Herzog
Stephen & Pamela Hootkin
Ellen & Jim Hubbell
Mady Kades
Gloria & Sonny Kamm
Anne Lamkin Kinder
David Kirschenbaum
Elizabeth & Mark Levine
Betty Moody
Catherine Asher Morgan
Sara & Bill Morgan
Joan Morgenstern
Franci Neely
Scott & Judy Nyquist
Richard & Bette Schein Pesikoff
Alfredo Sabal & Mariela Poleo
Kathryn & Richard Rabinow
Susan W. Rafte
Gisele & Tim Robertson
Ted Rowland
Gillian Blitch, Santa Fe Art Auction
Judy Sauer
Linda Schlenger
Bob & Sue Schwartz
Suzanne Sippel
Cindi Strauss
Linda Tiedemann
Catherine D. Anspon & John Walker
Tracye Wear
Trudy & Steven Wiesenberger
Cyvia G. Wolff
Robert Wolff
Joanna Wortham
Sandie Zilker