Visionary Artist: Xaviera Simmons
Visionary Galley:Candice Madey of On Stellar Rays
Visionary Young Curator: Xiaoyu Weng


Support the passion of these trailblazer women in the arts, and enjoy an incredible evening with a culinary performance by New Commissions Artist by Juanli Carrión, a premier dining experience by La Esquina, a magnetic cocktail environment by DJ Tara Shanahan, complemented with specialty wines, drinks, and an after-party hosted by Art in General’s alumni and Young Patrons Committee! Plus an online benefit auction powered by Artsy, launching Friday, March 24!

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 10, Contribution portion: $3,500.
GALA COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP / $1,000 – 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 2017 Contribution portion: 100% tax deductible

Contributions are tax-deductible and directly support our exhibitions and programs.

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

To become a sponsor or to pay by cash or check please contact Lina Alfonso at: or by calling: (212) 219-0473 ext.105.

Xaviera Simmons, Visionary Artist Simmons’ body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture, and installation. She received her BFA from Bard College after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program and an actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. She has had major exhibitions and performances at The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Public Art Fund, The Sculpture Center, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; David Castillo Gallery and The Savannah College Of Art and Design. Her works are in museum and private collections worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art and The Studio Museum In Harlem.

Candice Madey and On Stellar Rays, Visionary Gallery Madey opened On Stellar Rays on Orchard Street in 2008. Many of the gallery’s artists presented their first solo exhibitions with the gallery and have presented extensively in the US and abroad. The gallery program is recognized globally and for presenting work across media, often incorporating painting, photography and sculpture with performance, sound, and video. 2016-17 mark several major museum exhibitions of gallery artists: Tommy Hartung at The Hammer Museum and The Rose Museum, John Houck at Dallas Contemporary and at MoMA, JJ PEET at The Contemporary Austin, Texas. A major retrospective organized by the gallery of Rochelle Feinstein’s work is traveling to four institutions and will be on view at The Bronx Museum. Gallery artists Tommy Hartung and Debo Eilers are included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Xiaoyu Weng, Visionary Young Curator Weng is Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Guggenheim Museum. She served as the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs, launched the Kadist Curatorial Collaboration, which organizes exhibitions that stimulate cultural exchange, and oversaw the building of the contemporary Asian art collection. Previously, she worked as a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts. She has organized exhibitions and public programs for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.


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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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