THE SUMMER BENEFIT
The 2019 SUMMER BENEFIT TOOK PLACE on JULY 6, 2019.
On one summer night, every July, Ox-Bow welcomes our community of artists and patrons to gather on the Warnock Meadow for our annual Summer Benefit— an evening of fellowship and fundraising. Over 400 guests at this often sold-out event will enjoy artisanal cuisine, an open bar, and lively auctions featuring the artwork of Ox-Bow’s notable artists and alumni.
This year, on July 6, 2019, we were very pleased to host a fantastic event! Over 470 guests joined us on the Warnock Meadow to ensure Ox-Bow has the resources it needs to sustain its vital role in supporting the next generation of artists. With the support of our patrons, we can continue this work. Thank you to all our guests for making this a highly successful summer benefit!
Your contribution in attending, supporting us at our auctions, and bidding generously goes directly to maintaining the 34 historic and contemporary structures on campus, keeping our studios well-equipped, and expanding access to students through scholarship programming. We could not continue this work without your ongoing support. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your commitment to our community.
We are especially grateful for your role in helping us to honor Kathleen Markland, longtime volunteer and friend, whose remarks at the benefit touched us deeply. Thank you for joining us in toasting Kathleen for her dedicated and impassioned service.
We could not have held this event without the generosity of the many artists, galleries, patrons, and businesses who donated artwork and experiences to Ox-Bow. Additional thanks to not only the winning bidders but also the guests who bid up the prices through spirited competition in support of Ox-Bow’s mission. A special thank you to Steve Zick of Christie's for graciously serving as both our MC and auctioneer, Margy Kaye and Bill Padnos, our Benefit Chairs, Ryan Shrum, our Benefit Design consultant, and Ben Chandler our Benefit photographer.
An event of this size would not be possible without the effort of dozens of volunteers and staff, including our Board and Stewardship Committee members and current Ox-Bow Fellows, who put substantial time and energy into making this event a success. We want to say a special thank you to them for their support of our single largest fundraiser of the year. We'd also like to take this opportunity to once again thank our 2019 sponsors for their especially generous contribution to making our benefit a financial success.
We thank all of you for your consistent and generous support of Ox-Bow. We hope to have you with us again, very soon!
All of us at Ox-Bow
all photos courtesy of Ben Chandler