answers for sponsors, artists, and patrons
Where can I purchase tickets? Head to this link to buy tickets and reserve your seats.
What is the Cabinet Oak Project? The Cabinet Oak Project is a juried art exhibition to honor LBJ’s legacy using wood from the historic, 300-year-old Cabinet Oak on the LBJ Ranch as the artists’ inspiration.
How does the auction work? Art will be available via an online auction starting in early April, 2023 . The Best of Show pieces, as selected by our exhibition juror, will be available in a live auction at the celebration event on May 6.
Where and when is the celebration event? The celebration event will be held at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Where do the proceeds of the event go? The event is a kickoff to the Friends’ fundraising efforts to restore the Texas White House and to provide funds for the establishment of an artist in residence program at the Park.
What is the ticket price? Tickets to the celebration event are $150 per person.
What is the dress code? The dress code is Hill Country Chic, so anything from blue jeans to diamonds are appropriate! When we’re not in the Barrel Barn, well be outside, so boots are better than heels.
What is the refund policy? As this is a charitable fundraiser, we regret that we cannot provide refunds.
What if there’s inclement weather? Weather can be uncertain in the Texas Hill Country, as well as the severity when bad weather does occur. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Cabinet Oak website and Instagram account for more details. We will have limited indoor and tented areas and will do our best to accommodate our guests. We regret that we cannot provide refunds even if the weather does not cooperate.
What does my ticket include? Your ticket includes dinner, libations, music, art exhibit on premise, a live auction, and the scenic views from Garrison Brothers Uno Barrel Barn.
Who are the Friends of the LBJ National Historical Park? The mission of the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is to join as partners with the National Park Service to enhance and historically preserve the park by attracting and welcoming visitors in order to create a dynamic facility that is a national and community asset shared by all. Currently, there are ten members on the all-volunteer Board of Trustees, who represent much of Central Texas.
Where do I park? Garrison Brothers has ample parking and will provide shuttles to the event site.
Do I need to print my ticket? No, but please bring an ID.
What are the Covid safety precautions? Currently, the COVID-19 community levels in Blanco and Gillespie counties are LOW and face masks are optional. We’ll update this if that changes. Thanks for helping keep yourself and others safe and healthy.
Do I need to attend the live event to bid on online or live auction items? The online auction will continue through May 6 and will conclude during the event on May 6. Online bidding for the selected Best of Show pieces will be suspended on May 5. The auction of these special pieces will be concluded live at the event. The highest online bidder will have the opportunity to continue bidding through a proxy at the event. More information will be provided to these bidders at a later date.
Are same day tickets available? The ticket site will remain open as long as tickets are available. We expect to sell out before the day of the event so don’t wait too long.
Can I reserve a table? We are selling individual tickets, not tables, but each Sponsor level includes tickets for you and your guests, with the exact number of tickets depending upon the sponsorship level.
How can I sponsor the event? Learn more at COP Sponsors.
Who can I contact if my question isn’t addressed here? You can contact Sam Childers, Operations Director, for more information.
Is Uber/Lyft available in the area? There is limited Uber/Lyft service in the area.
Is lodging available nearby? For a list of places to stay in the Fredericksburg/Gillespie County area, go to the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. For a list of places to stay in the Johnson City/Blanco County area, go to the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.
- What are the sponsor opportunities? Find sponsor levels and benefits here.
- Why should I sponsor the Cabinet Oak Project? Your sponsorship will provide critical funds needed to develop an immersive visitor experience of the Texas White House. Our goal to is to achieve excellence in the restoration of the Texas White House and to educate and inspire future generations.
What will the funds raised be used for? The Park’s most urgent priority is the restoration of President Johnson’s beloved Texas White House. Closed since 2018 due to structural and mechanical issues, the Park is embarking on a complete restoration of the home.
Although the Park Service has been allocated federal funding, it falls short of the amount needed to provide much needed enhancements to the visitor experience. Proceeds from the Cabinet Oak Project will directly benefit the restoration and preservation of this national treasure for generations to come.
In addition to supporting restoration of the Texas White House, a portion of the proceeds will go toward funding the development of a future Artist-in-Residence Program at the Park. Park officials have received a study by art consultant Mark Smith that analyzed similar programs at other National Parks. Your support will help to make both projects a reality.
- Who is hosting the Cabinet Oak Project? The Cabinet Oak Project and celebration is hosted by the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, which supports the National Park Service by providing ongoing financial support for programs, restoration efforts and recreational events at the Park.
- Who is the juror for the Cabinet Oak Project? Katie Robinson Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director and Curator of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum in Austin, will serve as the juror and will select invited artists to participate. You can learn more about her here.
- As a selected artist how much time do I have to create my work? We need to receive photos of your completed art by March 15, 2023.
What kind of works may be created from the wood? All kinds of contemporary art are acceptable, including the full range of styles and techniques found in the current art scene.
Can the wood be used for techniques other than carving and construction of sculpture? Yes, all forms of contemporary art are encouraged, including photography, video, printmaking, conceptual art, minimalist art, installation art, cast bronze, etc.
Are there restrictions to how the wood may be used? No. It can be modified and/or added to in any way.
May I involve collaborators and/or added materials in creating the work? Yes, as needed. Multiple artists operating as a recognized art producer will be considered.
How is the wood, then the art, transported? If you've not yet received or picked up you wood contact us. Time is running out! You will need to deliver or ship (at your expense) the finished work to a designated location in the Hill Country that will be announced soon.
Do I get any portion of the auction sale of my work? Artists are asked to select a contribution level of 55%, 65%, 75% or 100%. All funds raised go directly to the Texas White House Restoration and the Artist-in-Residence Program.
What if my work does not sell at the auction? The Friends of LBJ National Historic Park will continue to market the work on their website. If any works are not sold after a period of time to be determined, it will be returned to you at the Friend’s expense, or picked up by you, in person.
- When is the Live Auction and Celebration? The Live Auction and Celebration will be on May 6, 2023 in Hye Texas near the LBJ Ranch.