Honorary Committee: MasquerAid for Art Gala

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On behalf of our staff, Board of Directors, Gala Committee, and all members of our community, we graciously invite you to join the Honorary Committee for Albany Center Gallery’s (ACG) 2020 MasquerAid for Art Gala. The event will take place virtually on Friday, November 20th from 7 PM to 8 PM with an optional virtual dance party from 8 PM to 10 PM – and more details to come! 

 

By joining the Honorary Committee, you will be taking an active role in keeping visual art alive in Albany, while contributing firsthand to our region’s rich culture, economic livelihood, and history.

For decades, we have been hosting an annual fundraising art party that attendees are not quick to forget. We are saddened by the current circumstances that keep us physically apart, but we are not discouraged. Art is essential, in both good and bad times. We invite our community to come together to “aid art” at ACG’s 2020 MasquerAid for Art Gala . This will not be your typical virtual gathering. We will have our awards ceremony presenting the Mona Ruth Brickman Memorial Artist of the Year Award  and the Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award;  and there will also be an online silent auction filled with art and other sought after items, a virtual dance party, and oh so much more! This year we get the best of both worlds, the party as well as being able to enjoy it from the comfort of home.

To ensure your name appears on the initial Gala email promotion as an Honorary Committee member, please complete and return THIS form with your payment or call the Gallery to make your reservation no later than October 2nd. The deadline for recognition in the program book is October 23rd.

We look forward to welcoming you as an Honorary Committee member to an exciting funfilled evening at our 2020 MasquerAid for Art Gala.

Return the Honorary Committee response form via email to kwojnar@albanycentergallery or mail with your payment by check or pay online here.

Benefits:

 Gold (Level I): $275 per Individual, $500 per Couple:

$75 gift certificate to local restaurant New World Bistro Bar, 2 bottles of wine, a pair of ACG wine glasses, a free raffle ticket, a gala care package, surprise benefits, and name recognition in the program book, ACG’s website, and social media posts.

Silver (Level II): $200 per Individual, $350 per Couple:

$50 gift certificate to local restaurant New World Bistro Bar, 1 bottle of wine, a free raffle ticket, a gala care package, surprise benefits, and name recognition in the program book, ACG’s website, and social media posts.

Bronze (Level III): $150 per Individual, $250 per Couple:

1 bottle of wine, a gala care package, surprise benefits, and name recognition in the program book, ACG’s website, and social media posts.

 

Thank you to the members of our Honorary Committee so far (as of 10/24/20):

Gold-

Ellen Brickman, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Kendall Gardner, Carol Anne Germain, Mara Ginsberg, Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller, William M. Harris & Holly Katz, David Hochfelder & Ann Pfau, Ellen Jabbur, Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer, Chet & Karen Opalka, William O. Pettit III, David Phaff, Hillary Raimo, Joann Ryan, I. David Swawite, Congressman Paul Tonko,  Upstate Artists Guild

Silver-

David Brickman & Karen Ciancetta, Dorice Brickman, James J. Carr, Sue & Mickey Cleary, James M Gaughan & Keith Lee, Gary Gold & Nancy Pierson, Tammis Groft,  Daniel & Rita Papandrea, Theresa & Carl Swidorski

Bronze-

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Peter & Lauren Gannon, Mark & Melanie Greenspan, Jessica & Thomas Hansen, Stuart Horn & Kathleen Sole, Mary Kate & Mark McCarty,  Susan Richardson, Julia Rosen, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Mayor Kathy Sheehan