On September 10, 2016, the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio will award its Lifetime Achievement Award to top collector Daniel MacFadden. This is the third annual presentation of the honor that goes to a significant collector of artist John Ross Palmer. The John Palmer Art Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates an individual, couple or business that has demonstrated the highest level of support to Palmer’s professional career as an artist since its inception in 1998. The award presentation night is known as “Collector’s Night” to Palmer’s top cadre of patrons and it has a long history of phenomenal entertainment, art auction and exclusive access to the Founder of Escapism. MacFadden will be the guest of honor.
Palmer toasts MacFadden for his years of support
MacFadden is blown away by the distinction, “From my first original ‘Palmer’ purchase in 1999 through the years of watching the evolution of Escapism, John’s artwork has always enriched my life. I love the art itself, the stories, the people and the experiences.” MacFadden continues, “I’m honored to be a part of John and Ryan’s trip in this life.” MacFadden is a well-deserving recipient of this high accolade that is based on three criteria: longevity supporting Palmer, consistency supporting Palmer and an overall passion for the career of artist John Ross Palmer. MacFadden, in addition to owning scores of Palmer originals, is a current member of his First Class Club and took part in the artist’s art mecca to Greece with a small number of top collectors in 2007.
One of MacFadden’s favorites, a 40″ x 70″ Palmer Balcony Series Original from 2012
The inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award was presented in 2014. The recipient was Mr. Julio Montano. The award presentation took place at the legendary Tony’s in Houston, Texas on August 19, 2014. The 2015 recipients of the award were inaugural First Class Club members Richard & Joan Jennings.
If you have any questions about Artist John Ross Palmer or his Lifetime Achievement Award, please contact gallery co-owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-861-6726 or Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com.
On July 29, 2016, Artist John Ross Palmer unveiled his international art series Havana 2016 to much fanfare at his Historic Houston Heights Art Gallery. Guests sipped mojitos, devoured Cuban sandwich bites and crunched on plantain chips while admiring Palmer’s vibrant 11-piece original art series. Prior to the unveiling through private previews by his First Class Club (“FCC”), Palmer had successfully placed 9 of the paintings from the series into private collection.
Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm with John Ross Palmer
From June 23-26, Palmer was a guest of the Texas Lyceum (TexasLyceum.org) on a learning adventure to the enigmatic island of Cuba. The Texas Lyceum is the state’s pre-eminent non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization whose mission is to develop the next generation of leaders for our state. Since 1980, the Lyceum has engaged in civil discourse to educate diverse Texans on pressing policy issues facing the state. In addition to touring, dancing and dining, the group of Texas leaders learned from panelists including former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on both historic context and a potential future relationship with Cuba as a business partner.
Necole Irvin, Russ Frank, Jerri Paul and Sanjay Ramabhadran
“It was fascinating to incorporate learning from such exceptional leaders into my annual international art adventure,” explains Palmer. “Havana 2016 combines powerful imagery of the Cuban people, the Hemingway estate, a cigar factory, the Tropicana and many more iconic symbols to give my collectors a true taste of Havana, Cuba. I am so thrilled and humbled that it has been so well received by my collectors.” The original art series Havana 2016 is complemented by a documentary produced by acclaimed filmmaker Neiman Catley and a first-class catalogue. On July 29th, Palmer honored his First Class Club members by presenting them with gifts of original art, Cuban cigars and champagne flutes with “Havana 2016” he personally etched in the glass. Palmer will determine the destination for his 2017 adventure in January of 2017 after an essay contest by his FCC.
John Ross Palmer with members of his First Class Club
If you have any questions about Artist John Ross Palmer or his art series Havana 2016, please contact gallery co-owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-861-6726 or Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com.