Please join us for a very special Visionary Awards Gala on Monday, April 11, 2016, celebrating Art in General’s 35th Anniversary and honoring visionaries Teresita Fernández, Marianne Boesky and Ruby Lerner. Enjoy an incredible evening among art world luminaries, with an auction by Artsy, installation by SITU Studio, performance by Donna Huanca, dinner, dancing and after-party!
7pm-8pm — Cocktails
8pm-10pm — Dinner and Silent Auction
10pm-Midnight — After-Party
Artist Performance by Donna Huanca.
Gala Installation by SITU Studio.
Artsy powered Silent Auction, online bidding begins on Friday, April 1, 2016.
A fun-filled After-Party hosted by Pari Dust & Paul Leong + Young Patrons Committee
To become a sponsor or to pay by cash or check please contact Nicholas Cohn at: [email protected] or by calling: (212) 219-0473 ext.104.
To purchase tickets and tables online, please click on the highlighted text below.
SPONSOR / $25,000 – Table of 10, Contribution portion: $23,500.
PATRON / $10,000 – Table of 10, Contribution portion: $8,500.
SUPPORTER / $5,000 – Table of 8, Contribution portion: $3,800.
GALA COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP / $1000 – 2 ‘Friend’ Tickets, Contribution portion: $700.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTER / $1,000 – 1 Ticket, Contribution portion: $850/ticket.
INDIVIDUAL FRIEND / $500 – 1 Ticket, Contribution portion: $350/ticket.
AFTER-PARTY / $50 – 1 Ticket, Contribution portion: $43.00/ticket.
DONATION / Spring Gala 2016 Contribution portion: 100% tax deductible
Contributions are tax-deductible and directly support our exhibitions and programs.
Teresita Fernández’s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Fernández’s experiential, large-scale works are often inspired by a rethinking of the meaning of landscape and place, and by diverse historical and cultural references. Her sculptures present spectacular illusions that evoke natural phenomena and engage audiences in immersive art experiences and conceptual way-finding. A 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Fernández became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts when appointed by President Obama in 2011.
Marianne Boesky marks the 20th anniversary of her eponymous gallery this spring. She has extensive experience as an international contemporary art gallerist, collector, and advocate for artists. Ms. Boesky established her first space in SoHo in 1996, with a commitment to promoting an experimental and ambitious program of emerging contemporary artists. In her first decade as a gallerist, Ms. Boesky launched and nurtured the careers of artists such as Sarah Sze, Lisa Yuskavage and Takashi Murakami, and has since built a diverse and dynamic roster of artists from four continents, including such giants as Pier Paolo Calzolari and Frank Stella.
Ruby Lerner is Founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, an organization that supports innovative artists across the country. Previously, Lerner was Executive Director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers and Publisher of Independent Film and Video Monthly, among other leadership positions. Lerner is a frequent speaker on innovation in the arts and serves on the Headlands Center for the Arts Advisory Council and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Innovation Circle, among others.
Roya Khadjavi Heidari*
Leslie F. Ruff*
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Vanessa Ana Barboni
Roya and Massoud Heidari
Mary Lapides* and Jason Shela
Leslie F. Ruff
Oettinger Davidoff AG
Ronald Feldman Gallery
Mary Garis & Sophie Hahn
Taymour Grahne Gallery
Leila Heller Gallery
The Richard J. Massey Foundation
for Arts and Sciences
*Art in General Board member
Lists in formation
James Keith Brown
and Eric Diefenbach
Dr. Michael Cohn
and Judith Marinoff Cohn
Dr. Layla Diba
and Hamid Biglari
Lehmann Maupin, New York
and Hong Kong
Bernard I. Lumpkin
Cliff Perlman and Nina Collins
Nazgol and Kambiz Shahbazi
Two Trees Management Co.
YOUNG PATRONS COMMITTEE
Paul Leong, Chair
Ben and Gabriella McLaughlin
|AUCTION DONOR COMMITTEE
Sandra Gering Inc.
Lesley Heller Workspace
Julie Saul Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Frederieke Taylor Gallery
Leslie Tonkonow Inc
Reynier Leyva Novo
Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.