BARTLESVILLE, OK – Price Tower Arts Center invites the community to the upcoming gala, Over The Top.  This year’s black tie-optional event is set for Saturday, January 29th.  The gala is PTAC’s largest fundraising event of the year.  The evening promises a spectacular dinner and entertainment from the Full Flava Kings from Tulsa.  The gala theme is taken from PTAC’s exhibition, Bruce Goff:  A Creative Mind, which opens on January 21st.

The evening will begin with a VIP reception at Price Tower Arts Center at 6 p.m. The reception will give guests an opportunity to see the Goff exhibition and to mingle over cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres.  The gala will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center.

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Tim Inman of Tulsa’s Stonehorse Café in Utica Square.  The menu includes lobster bisque, roasted beef tenderloin with a red wine sauce and a chocolate parfait for dessert.  The Full Flava Kings will provide live musical entertainment for dancing.  There will also be live and silent auctions for guests to take part in.

Honorary Chairpersons for the event are Howard and Billie Barnett.  Kimberly Doenges serves as the chair of the gala committee.  Other members include Patti Berney, Tracy Boles, Debbie Boruff, Jessica Butler, Jeannette Crain, Vanessa Drummond, Sarah Eads, Elizabeth Gallery, Tracy Harlow, Ginny Hart, Sheryl Kaufman, Beth Maddux, Theo Silas, Lynda Tippeconnic and Tamra Winter.

Gala tickets are still available.  They may be purchased in person at Price Tower Arts Center, via phone by calling 918.336.4949 or online at  All proceeds from the gala benefit Price Tower Arts Center. 

The 2011 Gala is made possible through the support of   C.J. ‘Pete’ and Theo Silas, the Barnett Family Foundation, Boles Jewelry, ConocoPhillips, Doenges Toyota Ford Lincoln Mercury, Kenneth G. and Diana Moon Adams, 66 Federal Credit Union, Arvest, Capital Advisors, Cherokee Casino, the OSU Design, Housing Merchandise Department, Bartlesville Development, CVB and Chamber, More Branding, 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

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