Artist John Ross Palmer hosted his fifth annual Palmer’s Prestigious Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, February 17th at his Historic Houston Heights Art Gallery & Studio. The VIP luncheon always honors a diverse group of his top collectors. For 2016, it was attended by six of Houston’s most dynamic women: Januari Leo (Director of Public Affairs at Legacy Community Health), Stephanie Gonzalez (2015 Escapist Artist of the Year), Lauren Waddell (Attorney and Partner with Fullenweider Wilhite), Tammi Wallace (Founder and Principal Consultant with EnFocus Strategies) and Carolyn Watts (First Class Club (“FCC”) Member). The guest of honor was Palmer’s mother-in-law, Judy Lindsay of Huntersville, NC. Lindsay is an inaugural FCC Member and two-time winner of Palmer’s international art series essay contest.
Palmer’s husband Ryan Lindsay designed and created the Southern-inspired three-course repast: Deviled eggs, Tomato Basil soup topped with feta crumbles, Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast, and French Vanilla ice cream with crushed Oreos. The lively luncheon centered on a beautifully-styled table in Palmer’s main art gallery or “Great Room” next to the elegant Founding Collectors Wall – the custom-etched black granite tribute features the names of Palmer’s top patrons.
Palmer honored each remarkable woman with a unique gift. Each prestigious lady received a cutting board and coaster set – personalized with sublimated images of their choosing. Palmer said of the event, “Each year I’m blown away by the women at my Ladies Luncheon. Their passion and pursuits inspire me immensely. My career grows as I take pleasure in honoring those that support me.”
Similar gifts, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind Palmer jewelry can be purchased at the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio, 1218 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77008 (by appointment or during public events). If you have any questions about the Ladies Luncheon or Artist John Ross Palmer, please contact us at 713-861-6726 or [email protected].