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35th Anniversary Gala

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VISIONARY AWARDS 2016
35th Anniversary Gala


Honoring Teresita Fernández, Marianne Boesky and Ruby Lerner

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!


Visionary Artist: Teresita Fernández
Visionary Gallery: Marianne Boesky Gallery
Visionary Leader in the Arts: Ruby Lerner


MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7PM-MIDNIGHT

26 BRIDGE (Map)
26 Bridge Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(between Plymouth and John Streets)

Program
7pm-8pm — Cocktails
8pm-10pm — Dinner and Silent Auction
10pm-Midnight — After-Party

Featuring
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 Leung + Young Patrons Committee


TICKETS & TABLES AVAILABLE NOWDETAILS BELOW

To become a sponsor or to pay by cash or check please contact Nicholas Cohn at: nicholas@artingeneral.org 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.


ABOUT THE HONOREES

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.


GALA CO-CHAIRS
Roya Khadjavi Heidari*
Leslie F. Ruff*

SPONSOR
Marianne Boesky Gallery

PATRON
Vanessa Ana Barboni

SUPPORTER
Yaslyn Daniels*
Elaine Goldman
Roya and Massoud Heidari
Mary Lapides* and Jason Shela
Leslie F. Ruff
Frederieke Taylor*
Oettinger Davidoff AG
Paige West

HONORARY COMMITTEE
Samira Abbassy
Ronald Feldman Gallery
Mary Garis & Sophie Hahn
Taymour Grahne Gallery
Agnes Gund
Hassan Hajjaj
Ellen Harvey*
Leila Heller Gallery
Marieluise Hessel
Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard*
Donna Huanca
Luhring Augustine
The Richard J. Massey Foundation
for Arts and Sciences
Ryan McNamara
Shirin Neshat
Nicky Nodjoumi
Peres Projects
Samsøn Projects
Franklin Sirmans*
Martha Wilson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Anne Barlow

*Art in General Board member
Lists in formation
GALA COMMITTEE
Maryam Ansary
Nader Ansary
Pamela Averick
David Beitzel
James Keith Brown
and Eric Diefenbach
Spencer Brownstone
Dr. Michael Cohn
and Judith Marinoff Cohn
Dr. Layla Diba
Robert Ferguson
Alexander Gorlin
Darius Grant*
Steven Incontro
Laya Khadjavi
and Hamid Biglari
Noel Kirnon
Heidi Lee-Komaromi
Ryan Lee
Lehmann Maupin, New York
and Hong Kong
Bernard I. Lumpkin
Nadja Marcoz
Cliff Perlman and Nina Collins
Seth Raphaeli
Anna-Claire Salama-Caro
Nazgol and Kambiz Shahbazi
Steve Shane
Geri Thomas
Two Trees Management Co.

YOUNG PATRONS COMMITTEE
Laura Braun
Pari Dust
Sophie Hahn
Layla Heidari
Kathryn Krone
Paul Leong, Chair
Ben and Gabriella McLaughlin
Jesse Penridge
Danielle Petesic
Sara Sloane

AUCTION COMMITTEE
Taymour Grahne*
Sue Stoffel
Frederieke Taylor
AUCTION DONOR COMMITTEE
C24 Gallery
Galleria Continua
Sandra Gering Inc.
Lesley Heller Workspace
Jesse Penridge
P.P.O.W
Julie Saul Gallery
Shirin Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Frederieke Taylor Gallery
Leslie Tonkonow Inc

ARTISTS COMMITTEE
Afsoon
Shiva Ahmadi
Janine Antoni
Deborah Brown
James Case-Leal
Nicole Cherubini
Holly Coulis
Nancy Dwyer
Beverly Fishman
Mahmoud Hamadani
Maira Kalman
Betsy Kaufman
Reynier Leyva Novo
Matt Lipps
Franco Mondini-Ruiz
Jason Noushin
Irfan Önürmen
Sepideh Salehi
Leslie Sardinias
Samuel Stabler
Kamran Taherimoghaddam
Zefrey Throwell
Chuck Webster

INDIVIDUAL FRIENDS
Nathalie Angles
Kim Benzel
Constanza Cerullo
Lyda Kuth
Margaret Miles
Bonnie Stelzer


SPONSORS

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ART IN GENERAL!


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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.


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