Tonight? We’ll Be At The WAM Bash

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12 February 2015

Note from Editor:
WAM Bash– the results are in! Here’s a note from Betsy & Brian Lucas– 2015 event chairs:
Dear WAM Host Committee,

It’s a wrap!

Wow. What a spectacular event!

The 2015 Big WAM Bash has been a great success thanks to everyone involved. It just wouldn’t be the same without the commitment of our wonderful committee of hosts and the creativity and dedication of Lyndel King and the entire WAM staff.

A big thank you to you all for helping to fill the museum with a fabulous crowd of party-goers and supporters. The results are in and the night was a huge success!

• Preliminary results indicate that we raised $197,000 in total revenue, including $29,000 in auction/fund-a-need proceeds (an increase of 69% over last year’s auction/fund-a-need!).

• We sold 239 individual tickets (21 more than last year) and welcomed 450 guests throughout the night!

• And John Munson again told us how much The New Standards love WAM and playing for our guests!

It was a very successful party and we can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and leadership in once again bringing the community to WAM! The money raised will support WAM’s acclaimed education programs, including a new Artist-in-Schools-Residency project they will be piloting in the fall.

The buzz is already starting about next year. I’m hearing from people who don’t want to miss the fun in 2016. We hope you will join us again next year!

Many thanks,
Betsy & Brian Lucas

7 February 2015
Yes, I know this is a re-post but more importantly it’s a reminder. Hope to see you there!


Are you free this evening?
I’m amongst the co-hosts of this amazing event to support an amazing museum designed by the amazing Frank Gehry. I kindly request your attendance.
It’s a super fun party and guaranteed to produce an impressive turnout of Twin Citians. And you in-the-know- know I’ll be there. And what? Who am I wearing? Gaultier.
And you?
I look forward to seeing you there! Tickets here.


Join us for the third annual Big WAM Bash! (See full site, sponsors and details here).

8:00 – 11:30 p.m. $250   ($165 tax-deductible)
Preview the exhibition  Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art  and engage with guest artists Sam Gould of Red76, Ana Prvacki, and Tom Marioni. Bid big at the live auction to support WAM’s Learning Lab. Refresh yourself all night with complimentary classic cocktails, beer, and wine from Big Top Liquors along with extraordinary edible fare by D’Amico Catering.
9:00 – 11:30 p.m. $75   ($25 tax-deductible)
Dance to the live music of John Munson and the New Standards Big Band (featuring special musical guests). Raise a glass of beer or wine, compliments of Big Top Liquors and savor fancy food by D’Amico Catering. Explore the exhibition and interact with the guest artists.

Sam Gould | Red76    Additions/Occupy Your Home: Sam, our artist in residence for the next year, will be in the Target Studio building tables and chairs. The designs are modeled after those by Italian designer Enzo Mari in his 1974 manual Autoprogettazione. Throughout the event, the artist invites guests to sit and converse.
Tom Marioni   The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art: A bar set up in the museum gallery as art. Tom invites people to drink beer and mingle as he tells jokes and stories with his guests. This project originated at the Oakland Museum in 1970 and now is a weekly event in San Francisco.
Ana Prvacki   The Greeting Committee : Guests are welcomed at the door with a sweet treat. Based on a Serbian tradition, this greeting is meant to sweeten your tongue and sweeten your visit. Ana will be working with the WAM Collective and tour guides to welcome guests.

Silver Sponsors: Dusica and Srdan Babovic, Rolf and Nancy Engh, Gary Fink, Elizabeth Redleaf,  William Weisman
VIP Party Sponsor:  Barbara Bentson, Cy and Paula DeCosse, Blaine and Lyndel King, Jennifer Martin, Julie Matonich and Robert Bras, Portu-Sundberg, Phil and Tammie Rosenbloom

WAM Bash Sponsors:  B & W Arts, Roz Baker and Markle Karlen, Wooj Byun and Jennifer Park, Kristen and Jay Devine, Noah and Susan Eisenberg, Art and Martha Kaemmer, Judy and Edward Kishel, Jean and Arnie London, Betsy and Brian Lucas, Emily and Dan Shapiro, Jim Rustad and Kay Thomas, Robin Torgerson, Kimberly and Peter Walsh, Deb and Bernie Weiss

Event Partners:  Big Top Liquors, Bungalow 6

Host Committee:
Kimberly Walsh,  Event Chair ,  Jean London,  Auction Chair ,  Nancy Rosenberg,  Hospitality Chair , Betsy and Brian Lucas,  Host Committee Chairs , John Munson,  Music Chair , Julie Matonich,  Sponsorship Co-chair , Phil Rosenbloom,  Sponsorship Co-chair
Karen Bachman, Sally Blanks, Koren Beck Tomlinson and Marc Tomlinson, Kim and Ben Bercaw, Leslie Cohan, Carrie and Peter Connor, Tracey A. Curran-Herman, Beth Dooley, Jennifer L. Eggers, Juliana and Kevin Kelly, Michelle Klein, Judy Kishel, Brenda Langton and Tim Kane, Jean and Arnie London, Sharon Louden, Betsy and Brian Lucas, Julie Matonich and Robert Bras, Kelly and Chris Perry, Nancy Rosenberg, Molly and Ty Schlobohm, Barbara Slade and Erik Stolhanske, Courtney and Scott Vincent, Kimberly and Peter Walsh, Nancy and David Warner

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