Posted November 18, 2017

Future 40 Gala

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Albany Center Gallery // Future 40 Gala // 11.18.17

We look forward to celebrating our next 40 years of showcasing and promoting local and regional artists throughout the Capital Region and beyond! We hope you will join us for our Future 40 Gala, to be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Albany, located at 144 State Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Pre-sale tickets are no longer available. You may purchase tickets at the door Saturday evening, November 18, starting at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Albany Hotel. General Admission is $100 or $75 for a Young Professional (anyone 35 years of age and under).


We have an exciting, fun-filled evening planned to celebrate our future 40 years! MCs Heather Kovar and Jonathan Hentrich will co-host the event, and Intell Hayesfield will keep us dancing all night long. 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.

Pre-sale tickets are no longer available for our Future 40 Gala. General admission is $100 for an individual or $75 for a Young Professional (anyone 35 years of age or younger). You may purchase tickets at the door on Saturday evening, November 18, starting at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel.

All proceeds raised from the Gala will benefit ACG in our 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.

Interested in contributing to the Gala? There is still time to join the Honorary Committee, donate items to the Gala Auction, or sponsor the Gala! The deadline to join/donate/sponsor is Friday, October 27! To become a Corporate Sponsor, Honorary Committee member or Auction Donor, visit

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Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Future 40 Gala so far!

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
Stacks Espresso Bar


All Over Albany
Berkshire HomeStyle Magazine
Christ Church Albany
Fairbanks Properties, LLC.
Nicky Lightz
Stacks Espresso Bar
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 Theatre
Stewart’s Shops
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
Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation


Honorary Committee
Ground Breaker
Lorraine & Sorrell Chesin
Kevin & Cindi Dubner
James Gaughan & Keith Lee
Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller
William M. Harris, Esq. & Holly Katz
Ellen Jabbur
Jessica Mansmith, MNA
Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer
Georgiana Panton
David Phaff & Assoc., Inc.
Joann Ryan
Hon. Kathy Sheehan & Bob Sheehan
Dr. Joel & Kira Spiro
I. David Swawite / Omni Development Company, Inc.
Micheileen J. Treadwell

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
Gary Gold & Nancy Pierson
Tammis Groft
Leslie A. Javarone
Robert E. Lynk
Linda Macaione
Robert & Ellen Mason
John Mesch
John & Patty Paduano
Ann Pfau & Dave Hochfelder
Susan Richardson
Rosemarie V. Rosen
Georgette Steffens
Melanie Stevenson
Michael Weidrich

Auction Donors
ABC Sports and Fitness
Albany Center Gallery
Albany Institute of History & Art
Anna Wettergreen, Independent cabi Stylist
Apple Greens Golf Course
Balance Massage Studio
Bella Napoli
Capital Repertory Theatre
Carlsbury Gonzalez
Children’s Museum of Science & Technology
Crossgates Mall
Culinary Institute of America
Delmar Bootery
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Ed Ticson
Fort Orange General Store
George Weissman
Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe
Historic Albany Foundation
Hoffman Development Corporation
Holly Katz & William M. Harris, Esq.
Home Made Theater
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Kevin & Cindi Dubner
La Serre Restaurant
Lark Street Tattoo
Micheileen Treadwell,
Ameriprise Financial Service Inc.
New World Bistro Bar
Okemo Mountain Resort
Palace Theatre
Peter Leue
Premiere Transportation
Sam’s Italian-American Restaurant
Spill’n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro
The Honest Weight Food Co-op
The Hot Yoga Spot
The Yoga Loft
Thom Breitenbach
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Union College Athletics
Union College Concert Series
Vent Fitness

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