Honorary Committee | Come As You 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) Come as you ART Gala. The event will take place virtually at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021-- more details to come! By joining the Honorary Committee, you are at the forefront of the regional arts movement in supporting Albany Center Gallery with continuing to bring More Art Everywhere!
We are grateful for the attendance and support at last year’s first-ever virtual ACG Gala. We hosted over 75 attendees and raised over $45,000! Your generosity helped us expand programming, present an extensive exhibition season, pay local artists to create art and mentor students, as well as provide critical funding to sustain staff and operations of the organization. This year, we’re inviting our community to “come as you are” to the Gala. Come as you are, how you want, with whom you wish! We just want you there. We will have our awards ceremony presenting the Mona Ruth Brickman Memorial Artist of the Year Award, the Dr. Joel Spiro Community Impact 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, live art, artist highlights, and oh so much more!
Thanks to supporters like you, ACG can continue being at the forefront of the Region’s creative workforce to keep bringing More Art Everywhere! As we continue to empower local artists and art enthusiasts, we hope to have your continued generous support. To ensure your name appears on Gala promotion materials as an Honorary Committee member, please complete and return via mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org THIS response form or call the Gallery at 518-462-4775 to make your reservation no later than October 8. The deadline for recognition in the program book is October 26. You can purchase Honorary Committee level online here or mail a check with your response form.
We look forward to welcoming you as an Honorary Committee member to an exciting evening, and we hope you Come as you ART. For a formal letter of request, click here.
Levels & Benefits:
Gold (Level I): $275 per Individual, $500 per Couple
- $75 Downtown Albany Gift Card (over 40 participating locations, full list on website), PLUS-- 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 Downtown Albany Gift Card (over 40 participating locations, full list on website), PLUS-- 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.
ADD-ON ($50): Sponsor 2 community members’ admission tickets! These funds will be used to offer 2 community members complimentary tickets so they can attend the Gala.
THANK YOU for going above & beyond with bringing our community together to celebrate the arts! You are the reason we are able to keep existing and bringing More Art Everywhere.... Together.
Thank you to our Honorary Committee!
(as of 10/30/2021)
Ellen B. Brickman, James Carr, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, James M. Gaughan & Keith C. Lee, Carol Anne Germain, Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller, Robin Gordon, Jessica & Tom Hansen, William Harris, Esq. & Holly Katz, Ellen Jabbur, Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer, Chet & Karen Opalka, Omni Development Company, Inc. (I. David Swawite), Julia Rosen, David M. Phaff, Joann Ryan, Upstate Artists Guild
Peter & Lauren Gannon, Kendall Gardner, Gary Gold & Nancy Pierson, Tammis K. Groft, David Hochfelder & Ann Pfau, Rita & Daniel Papandrea, Susan Richardson, Melanie Stevenson
Dorice Brickman, Lisa Brown, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Mark Harris & Melanie Greenspan, Mary Kate & Mark McCarty, Hazal & Doruk Ozturk, John & Patty Paduano, William O. Pettit III, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Theresa & Carl Swidorski