ACG’s Future 40 Gala Posted August 23, 2017 by acgdirector


ACG’s Future 40 Gala // 11.18.17

On behalf of our regional artists, staff, Board of Directors, Gala Committee, and all members of our community, we are pleased to invite you to attend Albany Center Gallery’s (ACG) 2017 Future 40 Gala. By attending our annual gala, you will play an important role in keeping visual art alive in a revitalized downtown Albany, as well as contributing directly to our region’s rich culture, economic livelihood, and history.

ACG’s Future 40 Gala will be held from 7 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Renaissance Albany Hotel located at 144 State Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Tickets are now available! General Admission $100 or $75 for a Young Professional (anyone 35 and under) – click the images below to purchase.










Join the Honorary CommitteeDonate to the Gala Auction | Sponsor the Gala

We anticipate over 250 guests (hopefully including you!) who will share in the spirit of art appreciation and enjoy live music, entertainment, auction items (including specially selected art by local artists throughout the region), raffles, great food, and drink. Help us celebrate art, artists and the creative spirit of our community as we present the Mona Ruth Brickman Memorial Artist of the Year Award of $1,000 to Brian Cirmo and the Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award to Ellen Jabbur

MCs: Heather Kovar & Jonathan Hentrich

Honorary Chair: Annette Nanes

Music: Intell Hayesfield

Thanks to community support and people like you, ACG has had the privilege of being at the forefront of our region’s art scene for 40 years. The Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions featuring all media, with a focus on imaginative works that challenge the standard of today’s art. Our reach extends beyond the walls of the Gallery into the community through our mural program, community art projects in partnership with the City of Albany’s Special Events office, and various other programs including: children’s learning activities, “Sculpture in the Streets,” Art on Lark, Black Arts & Cultural Fest, and the Times Union Center Home Expo. Through these pursuits, the Gallery consistently reaches over 55,000 individuals yearly.

All proceeds raised from the Gala will benefit ACG in its mission: to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living in the region, to inspire and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience, thereby contributing to the growth of our local community.

Join the Honorary Committee | Donate to the Gala Auction | Sponsor the Gala

Deadline to join/donate/sponsor is Friday, October 27.

Mark your calendars for November 18, 2017! We hope you will attend an exciting, fun-filled evening at our Future 40 Gala, as Albany Center Gallery celebrates our next 40 years.



Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Gala so far!:

Creative Team:
Executive Director: Tony Iadicicco
Gallery Assistant: Anna Wettergreen
Creative Director / Digital Art / Graphic Design: Mike Schinnerer
Photographer: William Leblanc photography
Hair Stylist: Julie Potter Master Stylist
MUA: Erin Ford Schinnerer
Model: Breezy Maye

Gala Event Committee:
Kelley Bullock, Hazal Canisag Ozturk, Kevin Dubner (Gala Chair), Carlsbury Gonzalez, Rebecca Haizmann, Bill Harris, Esq., Jonathan Hentrich, Tony Iadicicco, Holly Katz, Peter Leue, Ron Levine, Nicky Lightz, Tina Lincer, Tiffany Lloyd, Jessica Mansmith, Elena Marie, Melanie Stevenson & Anna Wettergreen

Future 40 Gala Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor
Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival

Executive Partner
Jankow Companies
Mike Shinnerer Creative Services Team

Corporate Leader
Albany Parking Authority
Fenimore Asset Management
Lavelle & Finn, LLP
Renaissance Albany Hotel
Stack Espresso Bar

All Over Albany
Berkshire HomeStyle Magazine
Christ Church Albany
Nicky Lightz
T.R. Laz Photography

Accounting for All
Barbera Homes
Bubba Dog Auctions
Empire Neurology, P.C.
Fort Orange Press
Keehfus Family Foundation
Kevin Dubner, Financial Advisor, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Palace Theater
The Rosenblum Companies
Troy Innovation Garage
Vicarious Visions
Windsor Development Group, Inc.

Broadway Marketing Ltd.
C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station
Intell Hayesfield
Nine Pin

Future 40 Gala Honorary Committee:
Ground Breaker
Lorraine & Sorrell Chesin
Kevin & Cindi Dubner
Lisa Reddy Farrell & Michael P. Farrell
James M. Gaughan & Keith C. Lee
Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller
William M. Harris & Holly Katz
Ellen Jabbur
Jessica Mansmith, MNA
Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer
Georgiana G. Panton
David Phaff & Associates, Inc.
Joann Ryan
Hon. Kathy Sheehan & Bob Sheehan
Dr. Joel & Kira Spiro
Micheileen J. Treadwell, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Ellen B. Brickman
David Brickman & Karen Ciancetta
James J. Carr
Jeanne Flanagan & Paul Mauren
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Peter Leue & Nancy Burton

Laura Brodsky & Wendy Shotsky
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy
Tammis Groft
Leslie A. Javarone
Linda White-Macaione
John Mesch
John & Patty Paduano
Susan Richardson
Rosemarie V. Rosen
Georgette Steffens
Melanie Stevenson
Michael Weidrich