04/16 Gorgeous Spring Inspiration at Pelham Art Center’s Annual Fundraiser Gala 6 PM

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04/16 Gorgeous Spring Inspiration at Pelham Art Center’s Annual Fundraiser Gala 6 PM

March 26, 2016 - 07:57
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Gorgeous Spring Inspiration at Pelham Art Center’s Annual Fundraiser Gala

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --Don’t miss Pelham Art Center’s devastatingly creative annual Spring Gala Fundraiser at the Larchmont Shore Club on April 16th at 7PM!  Pick a table to dine and drink with your friends decorated in the style of a famous artist (your good friend might be the decorator!) while enjoying the vista over Long Island Sound. 

Guests may revel in the style of their favorite artists or decorators, and dance to the popular Leigh Henry Band. They will also dine and drink sumptuously, and treat themselves to tempting offerings in the live and silent auctions.  The Inspired table decorators are: Kate Amato (Sol LeWitt), Cara Boyce (Julie Baisley), Betsy and Grant Brady (Claude Monet), Tom Bricker and Cathie Arquilla (Michael Basquiat), Alexi Rutsch Brock (Frank Stella), Annette Candido (Gustav Klimt), Deborah Cavanah (Georgia O’Keefe), Jennifer Condon (Elsworth Kelly), Allison Douglass (Andrew Wyeth), Diane Essig (Vincent van Gogh), Vanessa and Dan Felgner (Andy Warhol), Mary Beth and Mark Fisher (Carleen Murdock), Lynn Honeysett (Frida Kalho), Lisa Koonce (Harriet Bart), Jill Orlando (Keith Haring), Gary Ryan (Robert Rauschenberg), Laird Tolan (Henri Matisse), Deborah Winstead and Darius Kingsley (Salvador Dali).

This year features especially inspired auction experiences, art and luxury items.  A stunner is a week-long stay in a beautiful spacious home with pool in Aruba, within a private community that includes

a pool, gym, tennis, access to golf and other luxury amenities.  If you feel like heading west for inspiration, there’s a Bayside Travel luxury California two-night stay in a 5-star Napa hotel followed by two nights in a beachside San Diego resort.  How about a week vacation in an apartment in the famed historic section of Budapest – an easy walk to famous cultural sites, restaurants and shopping!  And for sports fans, there are great Yankee and Mets tickets. Fan of David Bowie?  We’ll have a fabulous giclee portrait. If dinner parties are your style, bid on a soul-satisfying Louisiana-style dinner at the home of Jen Frost and Tyler Garrow.  There are shows, spa experiences, home improvement, fabulous art and more! 

This spring’s Inspired Event Co-chairs are Gary Ryan and Lisa Koonce, helped by their creative Committee: Thomas Bricker, Annette Candido, Earl Cavanah, Diane Essig, Mary Beth Fisher, Barry Mason, Jill Orlando, Anupma Sethi, Catherine Testorf, Laird Tolan and Deborah Winstead.

The Art Center would not exist without the generous and loyal commitment of our caring business community.  Inspired’s Presenting Sponsor is McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty.  Gold Sponsors are Meridian Risk Management/Joan Solimine Real Estate, and UBS Private Wealth Management. Silver Sponsors are Stiefvater Real Estate, Bayside Travel and ArtEffects.  The Art Center thanks these businesses for their wonderful support of the arts in their community.

Proceeds from the Spring Fundraiser Gala will support the arts, with dozens of free, open-to-the public art events, exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops and public art that Pelham Art Center offers to its community as well as scholarships and outreach programs to the underserved.  Guests will be doing good while having fun!

Don’t miss out on this popular event!  Seating is limited. For information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 914 738 2525 x111.