Retail as Art

This year we joined real estate services firm, UCR in planning their DFW high school student photography scholarship competition, Retail as Art. More than 90 students submitted their photos to our judging panel of 7 fabulous photography and retail gurus including Wade Griffith, Samantha Sano, Lisa Petty, Bernard Underwood, Jeyson Paez, Teresa Gubbins and Evans Caglage.

With the help of 5 of some of our favorite bloggers including Oh So Cynthia, Where Wear in the City, Real Posh Mom, Dallas Socials and Mommy’s Wish List, we made this year the most successful yet!

Our journey ended with a wonderful evening spent celebrating Dallas’ future arts community in the Design District. The exhibition was filled with positive energy as students, teachers and families alike mingled with real estate executives and socialites, while viewing their photos displayed in a gallery setting.

Guests enjoyed scrumptious bites from Bolsa Mercado and Paciugo Gelato, wine by Custom Wine Source, beer by Heineken, photography by Travis Lilley and Shutterbooth, valet by Sewell Automotive Companies, flowers by Whole Foods and Central Market and music by DJ Blake Ward.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of $11,000 in scholarships for 12 deserving participants. Scholarships included 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, 2 UCR awards and 7 Judges awards.

Be sure to take a look at the Retail as Art Facebook page to view all of the winning pieces and party pics from the exhibition!