Galveston Cultural Gem Throws Million-Dollar Coastal-Cowboy Gala

Galveston Cultural Gem Throws Million-Dollar Coastal-Cowboy Gala

Roger and Fatima Camp, and Cassie and Wesley Sinor

AT GALVESTON'S HISTORIC Bryan Museum, founded by wildcatter J.P. Bryan and his wife Mary Jon, hundreds of guests gathered to pay tribute to the history of coastal ranching in Texas at a "Coastal Cowboy"-themed event.

The evening kicked off with a VIP pre-party inside the museum's Galveston Orphan's home, which survived the Great Storm of 1900. Cowboy-hat-clad guests then made their way to the property's Conservatory for the main event, welcomed with a platter of Brush Fire signature cocktails. They sipped and surveyed the silent-auction items, including a suite at a Texans game and original art.

The gala, chaired by Kelley Sullivan Georgiades and George Georgiades, honored fifth-generation Galveston rancher Gerald Sullivan with the Buck'n'Bull Award. Sea-glass-inspired decor filled with blooms from Island Flowers and a meal featuring RC Ranch beef, catered by Culinaire, were among the sensory-rich highlights. Guests participated in a lively auction, led by Rodeo Houston auctioneer Randolph Holford, that included an exciting Montana ranch trip donated by Houston native and Yellowstone star Cole Hauser. And afterward, partygoers took to the dance floor and two-stepped the night away to a set by Roger Creager.

In all, the night raised more than $900,000 for the Bryan Museum, which opens its Coastal Cowboys exhibit in November.

Alicia Bryan

Todd and Sarah Sullivan

Chairs George and Kelley Sullivan Georgiades

Russell and Jolyn Sheirman

Champagne Cowgirl at the 2024 Bryan Museum Gala

Romy and Jason Dell’Ario

Cole Lowry and Eloise Haynes

Roger Creager

D'Lisa and John Johnston

Gerald Sullivan, Mac Sullivan

Greg McEldowney and Joanie McLeod

Robert Clay, Colleen and Phillip Smith

Michelle Lilie and Rodney Rudell

Honoree Gerald Sullivan and Family

Michael Fossum and Rusty Hardin

J.P. Bryan, Gerald Sullivan

Melissa Williams Murphy, J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan

Leigh Stubbs, Natalie Crowder, Bill Stubbs

Jackson Alston Berger, Kelley Sullivan Georgiades

Johnny and Sydney Sullivan

John and Andrea Bryan

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