The Happening

Artpace Invites You To Join Us For Our Annual Gala, Supporting Artpace Exhibitions & Programs

New Location

The Happening will take place at The Red Berry Estate

856 Gembler Road, San Antonio, TX 78219

The Event

Artpace depends on the success of our annual gala, The Happening, to sustain our free and dynamic programming. All proceeds benefit Artpace’s residencies and public and educational programming. Artpace firmly believes in the transformative power of creative expression. With your support, Artpace Makes Art Happen.

We hope you’ll join us for the greatest party of the year.


Rick Liberto & 

Teresita Fernández 


Caroline Harte Staudt 

Sarah E Harte 

Saturday, September 24 

7:00pm – Midnight 

7:00 pm Cocktail Reception 

8:00 pm Dinner and Remarks 

10:00 pm After Party 

RSVP required / Attire: Dress Up! 

Rick Liberto

Rick Liberto passionately believes in Artpace’s mission and was a dear friend of Linda Pace, whom he credits for his fervent collecting, especially of San Antonio artists. He is in his sixteenth year of service on the Artpace Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Artpace’s artist Resident Endowment Campaign. From co-chairing the Board of Directors to co-chairing multiple Happenings to his leadership on Artpace’s Building and Grounds Committee—Rick devotes his time, talent, and resources to ensuring Artpace continues to thrive. 

We are delighted to celebrate Rick’s extraordinary generosity and the profound impact he has had and continues to have on our organization and the San Antonio arts community.

Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández’s work is characterized by an interest in self-reflection and conceptual wayfinding. Her immersive, monumental works are inspired by a rethinking of landscape and place. Fernández’s practice unravels the intimacies between matter, places, and human beings–poetically evoking the landscape while also exposing the loaded historical ties to colonization and the inherent violence embedded in how we imagine and define locations.

 A 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, she was appointed by President Obama as the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Fernández is the recipient of numerous, prestigious awards, and her works have been exhibited internationally. 

Teresita was a Winter 1998 Artpace Artist-in-Residence. She served on the Artpace Board of Directors (2008-2014) and co-chaired Artpace’s Fifteenth Anniversary Happening with Rick Liberto in 2010. We are thrilled to welcome Teresita back to San Antonio to celebrate her history with Artpace, her remarkable career, and her continuing impact on contemporary art and cultural dialogues.

Event Sponsors

Sarah Harte & John Gutzler 

Ricos Products Company 

Host Committee

1900 Wealth 

Allen Barber 

Leah Bennett 

Caleb Campaigne 

Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton 

Sonny Collins & Penelope Speier 

Lori & Joel Dunlap 

Kari & Brooks Englehardt 

Janet & Bruce Flohr 

Alice & Eric Foultz 

Ceci & Michael Goldstone 

Triana & Brandon Grossman 


Lake Flato Architects 

Luther King Capital Management 

Lachlan Miles & Chris Hill 

Guillermo Nicolas & Jim Foster 

Barbie & Toby O’Connor 

Carolyn & Allan Paterson 

Denise & Bill Pfeiffer 

Patricia & Juan Ruiz-Healy 

Tim Seeliger & Brad Parman 

Betty Lou Sheerin 

Caroline & Johnny Staudt 

Amy Stieren 

Very special thanks for additional support from Janet & Bruce Flohr, Carolyn & Allan Paterson, Barbie & Toby O’Connor, Amy Stieren, Neiman Marcus San Antonio, Sonny Collins & Penelope Speier, Alice & Eric Foultz, and Betty Lou Sheerin.

Artpace Board of Directors​

Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Chair 

Cameron Redding, Vice Chair 

John Walter, Treasurer 

Ceci Goldstone, Secretary 

Leah Bennett 

Nate Cassie 

Alexandra Cavazos 

Kari Englehardt 

Rick Liberto 

Jo Chris Lopez 

Shokare Nakpodia 

Cruz Ortiz 

Katie Pace Halleran 

Linda Pace † 

Eric Rodriguez

Margo Sawyer 

Ray Smith 

Caroline Harte Staudt 

Cristina Peña Walls 

Lara Wells 

Jeanne Klein, Founding Chair Emeritus 

Janet Flohr, Emeritus 

Isaac Julien, Emeritus 

Cynthia Toles, Emeritus 

J Travis Capps, Jr, Advisory 

Christopher C Hill, Advisory 

Mark E Watson III, Advisory 

Riley Robinson, Director