Wells Fargo Bank donates paintings by former local artist to hospital foundation


Pictured, with one of the three paintings donated by Wells Fargo Bank to the hospital foundation, are, from left to right: Steven Francis (WFB Service Manager), John Lamprecht (WFB Business Associate and Hospital Foundation Board), Chef Austin Brown, Connie Kacir (Hospital Foundation Representative) and Colleen Brumme (WFB Store Manager).

Wells Fargo Bank is donating three (3) oil painting by former local artist, Juanita Altman to the hospital foundation. The paintings will be featured at an art auction scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the Alcalde. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the new wellness center pool for aquatic therapy.
Altman, who passed away in 2008, was a well known local artist. Her paintings most often celebrated the Texas landscape she loved. She taught private art lessons for many years and her work graces many homes and businesses throughout the United States today.
The art collection includes the iconic Gonzales County Courthouse, a panoramic view of Gonzales which depicts a landscape of beautiful oak trees with a gorgeous blue Texas sky and  the Santa Anna Ford. The third picture tells the story of Santa Anna and his troops who came through Gonzales following the fall of the Alamo. Historians believe Santa Anna spent the night on Santa Anna Mound then crossed the Guadalupe River at the Santa Anna Ford on his way to Jacinto.
The Hospital Foundation is honored to receive the proceeds from this prestigious art collection owned by Wells Fargo Bank. The history these paintings tell is treasured in the hearts of all who love Texas history and Gonzales.
We are proud to have Barbara Crozier preside over the art auction serving as auctioneer for this exclusive collection. Barbara is the owner of Laurel Ridge Antiques and sells some of the most beautiful 19th century antiques made in America.
The art auction is being co-hosted by Chef Austin Brown of the Alcalde Restaurant. Chef Brown is donating the venue for the event and serving a prime rib dinner including dessert for pre-auction dining enjoyment. The dinner is open to the public and is sure to provide all guests with an elegant meal and evening. The dinner will be served to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please call today to make reservations for this event. We invite you to join us and experience an amazing evening in downtown historic Gonzales supporting quality healthcare.
Art Auction only tickets available at $20 each and it includes the auction and two cocktails. Call Connie Kacir for tickets and additional information 830-857-3932
Dinner and Art Auction tickets available at $45 each. Call the Alcalde Restaurant at 830-519-5050.
Seating availability for Dinner and Auction are 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations required.

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