An Evening at the Schneider

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at six o’clock.

Join us for an evening of celebration, exclusive exhibition preview, hors d’oeuvres and wine, elegant dining by Larks, special entertainment, acclaimed guest speaker, and amazing silent  art auction opportunities. This event is to benefit the Museum and its outreach programs for the community.

For complimentary parking, please register your vehicle HERE.

Limited seating. Early RSVP strongly encouraged.

SMA Gala Reception Committee

Sandra Friend and Judy Howard, Museum Gala Co-chairs
Jason Hayes, Jessica Hole, Kimberly Hicks,
David Humphrey, Scott Malbaurn, Vivian Stubblefield



6:00pm, Check-in & Cocktail Hour, Art Building, SOU Center for the Visual Arts

Music by SOU Percussion Studio

Nelson Cornejo (leader), Lindsay Burns

Patrick Duvall, Ryan Freiheit & Brie Taylor

7:00pm, Dinner, Schneider Museum of Art

by Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites – Chef Charles Mahle

Wines by Belle Fiore Winery & Serra Vineyards

Music by Ed Dunsavage Trio

With Joe Cohoon and Chicken Hirsh


Scott Malbaurn, Museum Director

Linda Schott, SOU President

Champagne Toast

Artwork Drawing

8:30pm, Silent Auction Closes

Bruce Guenther, Remarks

Art historian and independent curator, Bruce Guenther is currently serving as the Adjunct Curator of Special Exhibitions for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. He graduated from Southern Oregon College (Now SOU) with a studio arts degree in 1971. As an artist, he exhibited in the Portland Art Museum’s Oregon Annual and galleries in Portland and Seattle before focusing on curatorial work.

A specialist in post-war American and European Art, Guenther was the Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum until his retirement in 2014. Previously he was the Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and head of the Modern Art Program at the Seattle Art Museum. He has curated numerous major monographic and thematic exhibitions internationally, and authored numerous books and exhibition catalogues. He has served as a panelist for the NEA Artist and Institutional Grants Program and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Portland Japanese Garden since 2014.

Closing Remarks

Scott Malbaurn, Museum Director


Opportunities for Support


Silent Auction

An individual work of art from each exhibiting artist available for viewing in the Entry Gallery

(Click on names to view artwork)


Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Plato con Moras, 2018, 16×24 inches, Ink on Tyvek Collage, 2018

Retail Value: $2,500. Staring Bid: $1,250

Douglas Melini, Seascape (#8), Oil and Acrylic on Canvas with Hand Painted Frame, 22×16.5 inches, 2018

Retail Value: $7,500. Staring Bid: $3,000

Esther Ruiz, Pink Plain, Cement, Glass, and Acrylic, 6x6x7 inches, 2014

Retail Value: $1,200. Staring Bid: $350

Karla Wozniak, Temperate Rainforest, Mixed Media on Paper, 11×15 inches, 2015

Retail Value: $1,500. Staring Bid: $750


 Two Tickets for the Broadway Smash Hit, Hamilton & Backstage Tour with Hamilton Star, Mandy Gonzalez.

Includes Two Round Trip Airfares & Three Nights in a Nearby Times Square Hotel

Estimated retail value: $3,000 (contingent upon airfare and accommodations cost) Starting Bid: $2,500


Framed Artwork Drawing

For a chance to win an original 29×23 inches framed artwork by Creative Arts Professor Cody Bustamante

$50 per ticket, Limited to 50 tickets


Table Centerpieces


Christian Burchard, wood sculptor & Stefani Seffinger, glass artist

Bidding cards at each table available to all


Purchase Artwork in Museum Exhibition

Thanks to the generous exhibiting artists much of the work on view is available for purchase with up to 50% of the proceeds going to the Museum’s Foundation.

Please inquire with SMA Director, Scott Malbaurn for more information


Give a Child an Art Experience

Please consider making  a tax deductible donation for our community outreach program, Free Family Day Every $25 donated provides five children an opportunity to engage in expressive hands on activities lead by visiting artists and University students.

Donation Cards available at your seat


Complimentary Parking

If you did not include your license plate number on your RSVP card or you have guests arriving in another vehicle, please enter your license plate number HERE or you may send it to us at the email address: SMA@SOU.EDU

You can park in any Student Commuter (Green), Faculty/Staff (Yellow), or metered (White) parking lots. This pass is not valid for parking in spaces that are posted with signs as timed, reserved, or service/delivery spots.


Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:


Richard Kleffman & Kenneth Benton

Haines Philanthropic Foundation in honor of Sanctuary One

Jean Conger

Pam & Ron Parker

RSVP Event Group

Vivian and Dan Stubblefield