Tickets on sale for Wet Paint
The Wet Paint committee includes Jessica Thomason, Brooke Clemens, Event Chair Allan Grosh, Kate Eilertsen, Michael Muscardini, Suzanne Brangham, Gerry Snedaker and Nancy Peterson.
Emory Winship /Special to the Index-Tribune
It’s a marriage of fine art and great food as Sonoma Valley Museum of Art holds its annual Wet Paint gala dinner and auction at Ramekins Culinary School and Events Center on June 17. The event, now in its 12th year, is a major fundraiser for the museum’s year-round programs and exhibitions.
This year’s theme is Feast on Art. “Creativity is what makes fine art as well as fine cuisine. This intersection of food and art is a perfect combination,” said museum Director Kate Eilertsen, “This is a community that appreciates that pairing, and people are already lining up for tickets.”
This year, guests will be able to watch some of our Valley’s finest artists, including Dick Cole, create works of art in the beautiful Ramekins courtyard while enjoying a demonstration of pizzas being cooked in the wood-fired oven, sipping the Valley’s fine wines and perusing the silent auction tables. Auction items include an SVMA art trip for two to Cuba, a trapeze class and lunch party for 10, a private safari party for up to 50 people at Lyon Ranch and a suite of lithographs by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Allan Grosh is the chair of Wet Paint, and will be aided by Suzanne Brangham, Barbara Pascoe, Christine Curry, Lynne Lancaster, Nancy Peterson, Diane Krause, Gerry Snedaker, Penney Magrane, Mara Kahn, Jim Lamb, Michael Muscardini, Rick Tackett and Eilertsen.
Tickets for Wet Paint are $250 and are now on sale by calling Sonoma Valley Museum of Art at 939-7862 or www.svma.org.