THE MUSEUM GALA
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
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.
Scott Malbaurn, Museum Director
Opportunities for Support
An individual work of art from each exhibiting artist available for viewing in the Entry Gallery
(Click on names to view artwork)
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
Retail Value: $1,200. Staring Bid: $350
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
Framed Artwork Drawing
$50 per ticket, Limited to 50 tickets
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
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.
Richard Kleffman & Kenneth Benton
Haines Philanthropic Foundation in honor of Sanctuary One
Pam & Ron Parker
RSVP Event Group
Vivian and Dan Stubblefield