Thank You to our Supporters

2018 Annual Benefit Gala

The Museum would like give a special thank you the following individuals and businesses who supported our 2018 Annual Benefit Gala.

Venue Sponsor

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Table Sponsors

Crystal Sponsor

Beverly-Grant Inc.
Lomax Tile and Marble
Zealandia Holding Company

Glitter Sponsor

Carolyn Coward & Orville Coward
Duke Energy
Nancy & Ron Edgerton
Darren & Marissa Green
Jill & Joe Lawrence
Karen & Robert Milnes and Friends
Mountain Marble & Granite / Marita & Hank Strauss
Julia Calkins Peterson & James Peterson
Susan Turner
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Fred & Marianne Weaver
Constance & Miller Williams / Olivia & Gary Zahler

Special Sponsors

Glitz Sponsor

Anonymous
Yvonne & Charles Goldsmith
Ladene & Russell Newton

Glam Sponsor

ARCA Design
Mena Kates & Richard LaBrie
Gail & Brian McCarthy

Auctioneer

James Crowley
AuctioneerBrunk Auctions

Exclusive Beer Sponsor

Hi-Wire Brewing

Wine Sponsor

Biltmore Estate Winery
Grapevine of NC

Media Sponsor

Asheville Citizen-Times

Parking Lot + Service Sponsors

First Baptist Church of Asheville
First Congregational United Church of Christ
HomeTrust
Preferred Parking Service

Graphic Design Sponsor

Contemporaneo Asheville
Karen Sandrea

Print Sponsor

Allegra Asheville

Photography Sponsor

David Huff

Framing Sponsor

BlackBird Frame & Art

Special Acknowledgements

Kent Mettle / Boom Boxes etc.
Royal Parking

Live Auction Donors

AB Tech Community College
Anonymous (3)
Joy Appleton
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Community Theatre
The Asheville Kitchen
Asheville Symphony Orchestra
Asheville Tourists
Asheville Yoga Center
Troy & Charlie Ball
José Bayro
R.K. Benites
Biltmore Estates
BlackBird Frame & Art
The Blackbird Restaurant
Black Dome Mountain Sports
BMW of Asheville
BMW Performance Center
Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
Chestnut
Diamond Brand Outdoors / Frugal Backpacker
John Diamond-Nigh
Dolan/Maxwell / Ron Rumford
Eurosport Asheville
Shane Fero
Frances Domingues
Gan Shan Station
Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen
Grail Moviehouse
Great Harvest Bread Company
Green River Adventures
Luis Gutierrez
Mary G. Hagood
Rebecca King Hawkinson
Heather Hietala
David & Thorunn Ivey
April Johnson / Asheville Pet Photography
Jewelry Appraisals by Su McKenzie
Ann & Jon Kemske
Yanka Kostova
LaZoom
Vito Lenoci
Majik Studios
Magnetic Theatre
Metro Wines LLC
Karen Milnes
MR Motorcycle
Mutts BBQ Restaurant
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Navitat Canopy Adventures
NC Stage Company
New Belgium Brewing
The Old Wood Co.
Julia Calkins Peterson & Jim Peterson
Pawsitivity Pet Spa
Beatriz Savino & Beatrice Carnevalli
Tony Schlarb & Michael Brodnax
Screen Artists Co-op
Rick Swanson
Togar Rugs
Troy & Sons / Asheville Distilling Company
Larry Turner
Unique Image Photography, LLC / Maria Martins
Hayden Wilson
The Wine & Oyster
Zen Tubing

Glitz & Glam Donors

Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Lin Andrews
Nat & Anne Burkhardt
Fleur Bresler
Nancy & Ron Edgerton
Mary G. Hagood
Michael Hofman
Nancy Holmes
Yanka Kostova
Vito Lenoci
Marita & Hank Strauss
Barbara Walker
Janet Whitworth & Mark Whitney

Centerpiece Artists

Kathryn Adams
Bernstein Glass / William & Catherine Bernstein
Chaotic Joy Glassworks
CB Glass / Bender Gallery
Courtney Dodd
Robert Gardner
John Geci
Ben Greene-Colonnese
Alex Greenwood
Michael Krupiarz
Rob Levin
Lexington Glassworks
Dylan Martinez / Bender Gallery
Stephanie McCun
Joe Nicholson
John D. Richards
Selena Glass & Metal
Brad Smith
Matt Tyner
Nicole Urban
Hayden Wilson

Host Committee

Ann Baird
Gary Culbertson
Mary Hagood
Cliff Hamilton co-chair
Michael Hofman
Kevin Hogan
Ann Kemske
Jill Lawrence
Louise Layton
Michael Mclaughlin
Karen Milnes co-chair
Roger Munch
Cason Rankin
Marita Strauss
Gina Trippi
Francisco Troconis
Rebecca Tuggle
Larry Turner
Barbara Walker

Tributes

These gifts were given in honor or memory of special Museum friends. Tribute giving is a thoughtful way to honor a loved one. The following are tribute gifts received through March 31, 2018.

In Honor of A.R.T.

  • Pam Myers

In Honor of Danny Bernstein

  • Pam Myers

In Memory of George Bireline

  • Jennie Bireline

In Honor of Fleur Bresler

  • Pam Myers

In Memory of Phillip Broughton

  • Margaret & Charles Crockett
  • Stephen DerMargosian & Matthew Clark
  • John Lancaster
  • Pam Myers

In Memory of Mimi Cecil

  • Pam Myers

In Memory of Paige Chamberlain

  • Anonymous

In Honor of Lyn Dunn

  • Pam Myers

In Memory of Dot Hamill

  • Pam Myers

In Honor of Robyn & John Horn

  • Pam Myers

In Memory of June Lenoci

  • Boys, Arnold & Company Wealth Management

In Memory of Hazel Miller

  • Joan Renner

In Honor of Jim & Judy Moore

  • Pam Myers

In Honor of Fran Myers

  • Pam Myers
  • Ute Roth
  • Jim Wilson & Lynne Poirier-Wilson

In Honor of Ken Myers

  • Pam Myers

In Honor of Pam Myers

  • Ute Roth

In Honor of Butch & Kathy Patrick

  • Pam Myers

In Honor of Julia & Jim Peterson

  • Marcia Gunnar

In Honor of Paul Lentz Saenger

  • Bill & Anne Straughan

In Honor of Martha Shepard

  • Fran Myers

In Memory of Linda Topper

  • Gary Anderson

In Honor of her parents

  • Melissa Wiklinski
Fall 2017 Appeal

Fall 2017 Appeal

This list acknowledges contributions made in response to the Museum’s Fall Appeal campaign. An Appeal gift is above and beyond membership and provides crucial support for all aspects of the Museum’s programming. This list reflects gifts through March 31, 2018. A gift to the Annual Fund is always appreciated, any time of the year. Contact Lindsey Solomon in the Development Department at 828.253.3227, ext. 129 or lsolomon@ashevilleart.org to make a gift or for more information.

$2,000 +

  • Carolyn & Orville Coward
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Jim & Bitsy Powell
  • Rob Pulleyn

$1,000 +

  • Anonymous
  • Jennie Bireline
  • Donald & Lisbeth Cooper
  • Ron & Nancy Edgerton
  • Nancy Holmes
  • Raymond & Susan McClinton
  • Pam Myers
  • Ann Clarke Snell & Farley Snell
  • William & Nancy Thompson
  • Susan Turner

$500 +

  • Rod & Bess Baird
  • Jane Bramham & Cam Collins
  • Ed Bresler
  • Margaret & Charles Crockett
  • Duke Energy
  • Keith & Patricia Hargrove
  • Susan Holden
  • Butch & Kathy Patrick
  • Jim Peterson & Julia Calkins Peterson
  • Robert & Alison Sipes
  • Donald & Nathalie Therien
  • Jim Wilson & Lynne Poirier-Wilson

$200 +

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Joel & Marla Adams
  • Ann Batchelder & Henri Kieffer
  • BlackBird Frame & Art
  • Nat & Anne Burkhardt
  • Lee & Gene Casey
  • Charles & Jeanne Cummings
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • Anna Hayward
  • Lindsay Hearn & Whitney Montgomery
  • Elizabeth Holden
  • Anne Kimmel
  • Albert & Priscilla Klomparens
  • Kenn & Michelle Kotara
  • Kotara Studio
  • Fran Myers
  • Rosaire Nottage & Michael Bauer
  • Joyce & William Ossmann
  • Paul & Cherry Lentz Saenger
  • Sammy Sams
  • Waid & Babbie Shelton
  • Linda & Doug Stanley
  • Dana & Jana Stonestreet
  • Fred & Marianne Weaver
  • Warrene Williams
  • Pamela Winkler
  • Harriette Winner

$100 +

  • Anonymous
  • Charles & Nancy Benedict
  • Joan Berk
  • Courtney Blossman
  • Werner & Kay Bonitz
  • Boys, Arnold, & Company Wealth Management
  • Robert & Jeanette Cannon
  • Eugene Carr, Jr.
  • Nancy Ferguson
  • Cary & Konstance Findlay
  • Rita Genet
  • Joshua Gettinger & Barbara Levin
  • Darren & Marissa Green
  • Marcia Gunnar
  • Amanda Hall & Robert Zeid
  • Frederick Heath & Merrily Orsini
  • David Hurand & Martha Salyers
  • Janet & Richard Jones
  • David Kreshek
  • Hugh & Carol McCollum
  • Mollie McGirt
  • Kaaren McNulty & David Ehlert
  • Billy & Anna Mills
  • Renee Molko
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Owen, III
  • Ronald Phillips & Larry Horne
  • John Sawdy
  • Janet Schwartz
  • Richard & Eula Shaw
  • Ann & Paul Spindel
  • George & Jill Stowe
  • Frank Thomson
  • Debbie & Mark Ward
  • Janet Whitworth & Mark Whitney
  • Robert & Melanie Wiener
  • John & Cindy Winkenwerder

Under $100

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Joy Appleton
  • James & Julia Barham
  • Sallie Bernard
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Bernstein
  • Carol & Robert Berry
  • Cynthia Bringle
  • Joseph & Robin Daugherty
  • Carol & William Falender
  • Jayne & Herb Gallinger
  • William & Alice Hart
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Karpen
  • Audrey Kipp
  • Richard Mayberry & Martha Tonissen Mayberry
  • Jean McLaughlin & Tom Spleth
  • Wanda Meeks
  • Alan & Lois Mills
  • Michael Mooney & Marja Warehime
  • Richard & Vinton Murray
  • Martin & Deborah Radecki
  • Renee Raffini & Mark Whipple
  • Carole Roskind
  • Ron Rumford
  • Nancy Schuman
  • Stephen & Carol Sedgwick
  • Nancy Silver
  • Anne Stoutamire
  • Jerry & Constance Waller
  • Susan Warner & Charles Tuttle
  • Judy Watson
Gifts and Grants

Sponsorships, designated gifts and grants provide vital support for exhibitions, educational programs for audiences of all ages, the Museum’s Permanent Collection and much more. The Museum would like to acknowledge the generosity of the following donors for gifts and grants received October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

$100,000+

  • Scott B. and Anne P. Appleby Charitable Trust

$50,000+

  • Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
  • Wild Wings Café

$20,000+

  • Buncombe County Service Foundation Inc.
  • Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
  • The Van Winkle Law Firm

$10,000+

  • Cherokee Preservation Foundation
  • Ron & Nancy Edgerton
  • The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • James & Mayme Rowland Foundation
  • Harry Rowney

$5,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Community Foundation of Henderson County
  • Duke Energy
  • Vito Lenoci
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Jim & Bitsy Powell
  • Rick & Maggi Swanson
  • Rebecca Tuggle
  • Walnut Cove Member’s Association

$1,000+

  • Cathy & Alan Adelman
  • Gary Anderson
  • Courtney Blossman
  • Nancy Crosby
  • Jim & Theresa Davis
  • Exxon Mobil Foundation
  • Hilliard Family Foundation
  • Michael Hofman
  • Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler
  • Lyn McFarland & Alex Poblet
  • Margaret & Elwood Miles
  • Robert & Karen Milnes
  • Fran Myers
  • Pam Myers
  • Russell & Ladene Newton
  • Butch & Kathy Patrick
  • Michael Sartisky
  • Waid & Babbie Shelton
  • Omari Simmons
  • Larry Turner
  • Harvey & Vikki Wiener

Under $1,000

  • Anonymous (2)
  • R.K. Benites
  • Contemporaneo Asheville
  • John Gardner & Betsy Barefoot
  • Andrew Glasgow
  • Ric & Liz Goodman
  • Grove Arcade Restoration, LLC
  • Hal Hubener
  • Judy Appleton Memorial Fund
  • John Lancaster
  • Midgard Foundation
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Joan Renner
  • Ute Roth
  • Anne & Bill Straughan
  • Michael Teaford
  • Melissa Wiklinski
  • Miller & Constance Williams
  • Jim Wilson & Lynne Poirier-Wilson