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NEW YORK: Three from New York's agency community indulged their passions for the finer things at the third annual National Black Fine Art Show at Manhattan's historic Puck Building. Stedman Graham (l.), president, Stedman Graham & Partners; Anne Tally, executive assistant, True North Communications; and Al Schreiber, VP, Graham, attended the opening reception for the show.

ATLANTA: The Radio Advertising Bureau brought in a series of panels featuring advertisers as part of its recent Management & Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. RAB officials and members of the best-attended panel, "Everything You Must Know About Financial Institutions," included (l. to r.): Howell Cohen, senior VP-marketing, RAB; Milton H. Jones, exec VP-technology solutions, Bank of America; Judy Carlough, senior VP-national marketing, RAB; and Grant O'Neal, senior VP-brand communications, BofA.

LOS ANGELES: Fortune recently toasted advertisers at a dinner at Skybar that brought together, among others (l. to r.): Jeffrey Smith, senior manager-public affairs, American Honda Motor Co.; Barbara Smith; Doug Matthews, account supervisor, Batey Ads USA; and Tony Haskel, Los Angeles manager, Fortune.

NEW YORK: To applaud its National Geographic Traveler on 15 years of publishing, National Geographic Society invited agency and advertiser folk to a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Temple of Dendur. Guests included (l. to r.): Patricia Sims; William Sullivan, senior VP-director of advertising, Rolex Watch Co.; Suzie Watson, advertising and public relations director, Timex Corp.; Robert Sims, senior VP-National Geographic Society; and Dawn Drew, publisher, National Geographic Traveler.

NEW YORK: Magazine Publishers of America bestowed its Henry Johnson Fisher Award for life achievement in magazine publishing on Susan L. Taylor and Robert J. Teufel at a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria late last month. Ms. Taylor (3rd l.) is editor in chief at Essence; Mr. Teufel (5th l.), president-chief operating officer of Rodale Press. Congratulating and framing the honorees is a group including (l. to r.): Donald Kummerfeld, president of MPA; Bill Cosby, host for the evening; Ed Lewis, chairman-CEO, Essence Communications, and MPA chairman; Clarence O. Smith, president, Essence Communications; and John Griffin, president, Rodale's magazine division. The Fisher award is named after the

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