All photos by and © Enrique May. Not to be reproduced without permission. Click on thumbnails to connect to a larger version of each photo.
Our longtime de facto party photographer ENRIQUE MAY has come through once again with an album of pictures of our wildly successful party last Friday at the Autry Museum.
Over a hundred guests were waiting patiently in the courtyard when the museum opened its doors a few minutes before 7 pm. ABOVE: Norly and Karen Paat, Janette Hulett, Debbie Mark, Bonnie and Tim Callahan.
We estimate we had over twelve hundred guests total through the evening, making this most likely the biggest party we've ever had (not to mention the biggest private party in the Autry's history). But because the group was broken up among the various galleries and public areas over two levels, there was no sense of overcrowding or claustrophobia.
Thanks to the hard work of Cheers Catering, the food was universally praised as the best we've ever served.
Where's Stephan? Executive Board member emeritus Stephan Zupkas is towards the front in the gray sweater.
Executive Board member Bronnie Barry with Bruce Woodside.
ABOVE LEFT: Larry Eikleberry. ABOVE RIGHT: Martin Forte and Roman Arambula.
Dan Mills and Dora Yakutis.
As they left the museum, guests who had attended previous TAG parties were, at first, a little confused that they didn't have to wait for shuttles and that they could actually find their cars in a large but well-lit parking lot ;) Seriously, the feedback on this party has been more positive than any we've held in a long time.
The entire album of Enrique's 2011 party photos is online as a Photobucket album. We've made a stab at identifying some of the faces; if you recognize others and are so inclined, post the photo # and identification in comments and I'll update them in the album. And thanks for helping make our party a smash success!