Josh and Lisa Bernstein Host Georgetowners in the Spirit of Betsy Cooley

Photo by Judith Beermann
Josh and Lisa Bernstein in front of Jesus Rafael-Soto's "Haut Vibracion, Verde Y Roja, 1990
Josh and Lisa Bernstein in front of Jesus Rafael-Soto's "Haut Vibracion, Verde Y Roja, 1990

"This evening is in honor of Betsy Cooley. She would have loved to be here tonight," said Jennifer Romm. Executive Director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) for 13 years and an accomplished artist, Betsy died earlier this year. 

Jennifer Romm and Leslie Maysak (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Romm and Leslie Maysak

The very special evening in the spirit of Betsy, was graciously hosted by Josh and Lisa Bernstein in their spectacular Georgetown home.

Guests mingle in the the column-framed living room (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Guests mingle in the the column-framed living room

The four-story 'Renovation on Cox's Row' by architect Robert Gurney of their Federal-style brick home was originally built in the early 1800's by Colonel John Cox, who later served as Georgetown's mayor. 

Andy of Pelonkey events (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Andy of Pelonkey events

"The house was actually in good shape," Josh explained. Pointing to the Ionic columns gracing the entrance to the living room, "They were here. We would have opened the space even more but they belonged here." The house was updated to showcase the owners' extensive, world-class collection of modern art.

Josef Albers' (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Josef Albers' "Study for Homage to the Square" and Lee Ufan's "Dialogue" on the walls of the living room

Intimate and oh so elegant, in lieu of the annual CAG Gala, this year's fund-raiser was quintessential Georgetown. 

Evan and Tina Nadler (left) (Photo by: Jusith Beermann) Evan and Tina Nadler (left)

One hundred guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres as they perused the Bernstein's private gallery. Piano accompaniment delightfully provided by Andy of Pelonkey events.

Constance Chatfield-Taylor in the courtyard (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Constance Chatfield-Taylor in the courtyard
Betsy Emes,Chair- CAG/Trees for Georgetown, Greg Love and Ruth Jacobsen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Betsy Emes,Chair- CAG/Trees for Georgetown, Greg Love and Ruth Jacobsen
(Photo by: Judith Beermann)
Jennifer Romm, Leslie Maysak, Simon Jacobsen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Romm, Leslie Maysak, Simon Jacobsen
(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Guests mingle in the the column-framed living room (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Guests mingle in the the column-framed living room

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Tricia

Looked wonderful. Sorry to miss. Betsy was loved.

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