Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Media Release - Rand and Patti Berney Honorary Chairs For PTAC Gala -

Media Release - Rand and Patti Berney Honorary Chairs For PTAC Gala -

Rand and Patti Berney Honorary Chairs For PTAC Gala

BARTLESVILLE, OK – Price Tower Arts Center is pleased to announce that Rand and Patti Berney are the honorary chairs for the 2010 gala fundraiser to be held on January 30, 2010. The theme for this year’s event is Star Struck … Lights! Camera! Gala! which ties in with the exhibition, Lights! Camera! Fashion!: The Film Costumes of Edith Head, opening on January 22nd.

“I am thrilled that Rand and Patti Berney have agreed to serve as honorary chairs of this year’s PTAC Gala. Since returning to Bartlesville, Rand and Patti have tirelessly volunteered their time to improve various organizations in our community,” said Kimberly Doenges, 2010 gala committee chair.

Rand C. Berney is the senior vice president for Corporate Shared Services at ConocoPhillips. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1981. He was named to his current position in 2009. Mr. Berney holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Kansas State University. He also earned his MBA from Oklahoma State University.

2010 GalaPatti Berney has been an active member of the Bartlesville community for many years. Her involvement has extended from the Red Cross, Greenspoint Mission, Target Hunger and the Special Olympics. Currently, Mrs. Berney serves on the boards of Mary Martha Outreach, Family Crisis and Counseling, Friends of Frank Phillips Home and Price Tower Arts Center.

“As this year’s Gala chairman, I know the event will be spectacular and Rand and Patti's involvement makes it even more special,” added Doenges.

The fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. with a VIP Reception in Copper Bar inside Price Tower Arts Center. The reception will include Susan Claassen’s portrayal of Edith Head and special guests Anne Coco and Adriana Petrova.

The gala event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center. Dinner is being prepared by Chef Tim Inman of Tulsa’s Stonehorse CafĂ©. There will be live musical entertainment from the Full Flava Kings. And, those attending will also get to participate in silent and live auctions. Some of the auction items include a week’s stay in a London flat, a Henry Dunay ring, original art work and an Odegard area rug. Tickets are available by calling 918.336.4949 or online at

Kimberly Doenges is the chair of the 2010 PTAC Gala Committee. Other members include Patti Berney, Tracy Boles, Jessica Butler, Dawnette Brady, Elizabeth Gallery, Tracy Harlow, Sheryl Kaufman, Jane Kirkpatrick, Beth Maddux, Theo Silas, Lynda Tippeconnic and Barbara Williams.

The Price Tower Arts Center 2010 Gala Fundraiser is made possible, in part, by C.J. ‘Pete’ and Theo Silas, Joel and Patricia Romines, Boles Jewelry, ConocoPhillips, Doenges Toyota, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, More Branding, 66 Federal Credit Union and Western Printing.

About Price Tower

The landmark destination for art, architecture and design, Price Tower Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides local, regional and global audiences with the experience of great art, architecture and design in an arts complex whose centerpiece is Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, the Price Tower.

This National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1956, contains a museum with permanent and changing exhibition galleries; original and restored historic Wright interiors (available by tour); and The Wright Place museum store.

Visitors may also experience Wright's masterpiece as guests of Inn at Price Tower, a high-design hotel that the Arts Center has created within Wright's skyscraper, along with the Inn's eclectic Copper Bar.

Historic tours are available with advanced reservations. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+), $5 students and children 16 and under and includes admission to the museum exhibitions (tax not included as may be applicable). For more information, the public may call 918.336.4949 or visit the web site at