an artists christmas

Sponsorship packages now available!

Friday, November 19, 2021
Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom
1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:30 p.m. Private VIP Reception with Emmitt Smith
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction
7:15 p.m. Seated Dinner and Program

Relaxed Formal Attire

Keynote • Emmitt Smith
Honor Chairs • Evalis and Jay Chapa
Event Chairs • Linda and Jake Jacobson
Emcee • Deborah Ferguson, NBC 5
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
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Artist Application Now open
Emmitt Smith Head Shot

Emmitt Smith, keynote

Art lovers and Camp Fire supporters gather together for the 37th anniversary of An Artists’ Christmas this year starring three-time Super Bowl champion, Pro Football Hall of Famer, author and philanthropist Emmitt Smith. Patrons will socialize, expand their collection of original art, enjoy a seated gourmet dinner and bid on exotic live auction experiences at the elegant Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom in support of the children of our community.

Camp Fire will continue to honor the tradition of offering original art in the silent auction by our extraordinary North Texas artists’ community, whose contributions have helped raise nearly $5 million for North Texas children and youth.

This year’s event features never-before-offered sponsor experiences! A private VIP Reception with Emmitt Smith complete with photo opportunities, dinner with Emmitt and guests for the Keynote Sponsor, local celebrity table host for the Gala Sponsor, complimentary valet, and a sponsor auction with exclusive packages from Emmitt Smith are just a few of the exciting experiences for sponsors.

At Camp Fire First Texas, we envision a community where every child has equitable access to the quality learning opportunities they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world. We invite you to share the evening with us by sponsoring Camp Fire An Artists’ Christmas: An Evening with Emmitt Smith.

Questions? Contact us at or 817.831.2111, ext. 161

Art Silent Auction

Luxury Package Live Auction

Details coming soon

Raffle Tickets

Details coming soon

Committee Members

Evalis and Jay Chapa

Honor Chairs • Evalis and Jay Chapa

Linda and Jake Jacobson

Event Chairs • Linda and Jake Jacobson


Terri Hollander
Donna James-Harvey
Dr. Kellye Kirkpatrick
Erma Lee
Letha Maldonado
Lisa Mares
Lauren McDonald
Aileen Milton
Randi Mitchell
Carley Moore
Victoria Noble
Amanda Plotnicki
Trudy Sanders
Bridget Shelton
Stephanie Sullivent
Lynda Tiedtke
Drenda Witt
John Witt

2021 Sponsors

2021 Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities
Gala Sponsors

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass
Linda and Drew Springer

Experience Sponsor

Drenda and John Witt

VIP Reception Sponsor
bank of texas logo
Bidding Sponsor
Artists Sponsor
vincent genovese memorial foundation logo
Platinum Table Sponsor

The Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust

Gold Table Sponsor

Ben E. Keith Company | BKD CPAs and Advisors | Evalis and Jay Chapa | Linda and Jake Jacobson | JP Morgan Private Bank | Tarrant Regional Water District | Don and Irene Wills 

Table of 8
Star Guests
Media Sponsors
95.9 the ranch logo
92.1 hank fm logo
Fort Worth Magazine logo
An Artists Christmas Art

Art Judges

To be announced