Gala 2021

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK GALA 2021

 

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART,

NOVEMBER 8, 2021, 7 — 10 PM

 

Honoring

Carmen Herrera

Artist & League Alumna

 

The Kamen Family

In recognition of their support of Seeds of the League
in memory of alumnus Jack Kamen

 

Award Presenters

Gonzalo Casals

Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

 

Deborah Kass

Artist & League Alumna

 

Gala Chairs

Robin Lechter Frank & Dr. Ronald Frank

 

 Emcee

Guy Richards Smit
Artist & Alumnus

 

Artistic / Executive Director

Michael Hall

 

7 PM Cocktail Reception

8 PM Dinner & Awards

Cocktail Attire

 

This event raises funds to support scholarships and Art Students League programming.

 

▢ $25,000 VIP VISIONARY TABLE

  • One premium table for 10 guests, a special gift, and recognition as a Visionary on the gala program, onsite at the event, and League website.
  • Sponsorship for five League artists to attend.
  • Opportunity to host a League artist at your table.

 

▢ $10,000 BENEFACTOR TABLE

  • Table for 10 guests.
  • Opportunity to host a League artist at your table

 

▢ $2,500 SUPPORTER TICKET

  • Premium seating and special gift.

 

▢ $1,000 FRIEND TICKET

 

▢ $500 SPONSOR AN INSTRUCTOR TICKET

 

Get Tickets

 
The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $100. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kingman at [email protected].
 
We look forward to welcoming you to our gala.
The Museum of Modern Art requires
COVID-19 vaccination proof (age 12+) for all guests.

 

Our 2021 Gala Art Auction is now live.

 
This auction is being held online and is available for bids now through November 11th. Many incredible artworks from historic and contemporary League artists are available, to add to or begin your collection. Proceeds from your winning bid will support The League’s mission to make art education accessible to all. This online auction ends November 11th at 7 PM.

Visit Our Online Auction
 
 
 

OUR MISSION:

 

WE TRANSFORM PEOPLE INTO ARTISTS
BY PROVIDING STUDIO-BASED ART EDUCATION FOR ALL.
Founded by Artists and Supporting Artists since 1875. The Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists have trained and taught at The League. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels study with The League each month in our landmark building and online.

 

OUR HONOREES:


Carmen Herrera
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1915, Carmen moved frequently between France and Cuba throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Having studied architecture at the Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (1938–39), she trained at The Art Students League of New York (1942–43), before exhibiting five times at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (1949–53). She settled in New York in 1954, where she continues to live and work.

Central to her painting is a drive for formal simplicity and a striking sense of color. A master of crisp lines and contrasting chromatic planes, Herrera creates symmetry, asymmetry and an infinite variety of movement, rhythm and spatial tension across the canvas with the most unobtrusive application of paint.

The Kamen Family
Celebrated graphic artist Jack Kamen studied at The League before building careers in advertising and in sequential art. In his memory, the Kamen family established The Kamen Scholars, a part of our Seeds of The League program, which is funded by the DEKA Foundation.

Kamen studied drawing and illustration at The League in 1942 and became a life member in 1948. In 1950, Kamen joined EC Comics and became one of their most prolific artists, creating unforgettable drawings for their crime, horror, humor, suspense and science fiction stories. Jack also drew the patent renderings for the Segway, invented by his son Dean Kamen.

Over fifty Seeds of The League students have been awarded Kamen Scholarships over the years,
and many of them have gone on to build successful careers as artists.

 

BENEFIT COMMITTEE 

In formation, as of 10/22/21

 

Joseph Aboyoun

Guy Apicella

Arlene Bascom

The Romare Bearden Foundation

Tony Bechara

Beth E. Berns & Laurance Bressler

Charlotte Bialek

Ludmila S. Bidwell

Cathy Blake

Chakaia Booker

Susan Brauer

Marcie Vesel Bronkar

Frederick Brosen

Nelsena Burt-Spano

Kathryn and Stephen Butzlaff

Gonzalo Casals

Charles (Sincero) Chenet

Willie Cole

Leon and Toby Cooperman

Dan Desmond, Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley

Davidson Gallery

Eric & Deborah Edell

Extell Development

Mark Friedman

Robin Lechter Frank & Dr. Ronald Frank

Diana Frank & Dr. Paul Frank

Mark Golden

Jack L. Gordon

Agnes Gund

Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation

Gallery Henoch

Ian D. Highet

Jack & Erica Howard-Potter

Kate Jansyn

JP Morgan

Kalkin Family Foundation

Deborah Kass & Patricia Cronin​

Julia & Annabel Keelty

Lisson Gallery

Dr. Cyrus & Jessica Loghmanee

Sheila & Leslie Lustbader

Lianne & Richard Mandelbaum

Andrew McMaster & Su-Ellyn Stern

Jeffrey Meris

Brigitte & Chris Norton

Roberto F. Ortiz

Dr. Cristina Pamaar

John R. Padget

Lucy Pantirer and Family

William Radin

Josh Reznick

Devon Rodriguez

Stephen Rosenthal

Anita Shapolsky Gallery

Ronald Slevin

Guy Richards Smit

SterlingRisk

Sue Stoffel

William and Patricia Sumas

Jacquetta Szathmari & Greg Zenon

Diane Feldpausch Teng

Ellen & Ted Trief

Jayne & Kenneth Uranowitz

Charles van Horne

William & Franne Weinberg

John S. Willian

Brian Zukauskas