addition to those that had the vision and good taste to provide
the important funding used to accomplish it, this project most likely
would have never been realized without the crucial support of Gracie
Hamilton Cavnar, whose generous and enthusiastic involvement early
on resulted in its organization, giving it the credibility to
I would also like to recognize Dr. Marion Oettinger, whose early
interest and enthusiasm ratified that credibility.
I am extremely grateful to Jody Blazek and Jon Lunstroth, creators
and organizers of The Houston Artists Fund, which became fiscal
the project on January 1,1996; and appreciate the efforts put forth
by the influential accounting firm of Blazek and Vetterling, which
Also, Dr. Marina Ballantyne Walne, who became Project Director
at the same time, has kept the project on track ever since!
Also, Amanda York, for her important input into the project including
the organization of the information in the project's online compendium.