50th Anniversary Awards Gala
On October 15, 2022, Brandywine Workshop and Archives will present the 50th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala, celebrating the remarkable contributions to the fine arts and social change made by three honorees and BWA’s half-century of programming in support of contemporary diverse artists, furthering understanding and appreciation of the art of original printmaking, and advancing the inclusion of ethnically diverse artists in art history and art education. Highlighting the evening will be tributes to the lifetime achievements of art educator Bernard Young, PhD, art historian-curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, and artist Julie Mehretu. This milestone celebration will take place at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on downtown Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.
50th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 6:30-10:45 PM
Location: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street / Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Saturday, October 15, 2022
6:30 pm: Admission
7:30 pm: Wearable Art Fashion Segment, Presented by Conrad Booker
8:00 pm: Dinner & Award Presentations
9:45–10:45 pm: Mix & mingle at the Cocktail Bar & Interactive Dessert Bar
Valerie Cassel Oliver, Art Historian, Curator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Bernard Young, PhD Art, Historian, Professor of Art Education, Herberger Institute For Design & the Arts, Arizona State University
Julie Mehretu, Visual Artist
Tickets will be emailed to you after your purchase.
Individual Ticket – $250
Includes four-course meal, Wearable Art Fashion Segment, Cocktail Bar, and Interactive Dessert Bar
Two Tickets – $500
Includes four-course meal for two, Wearable Art Fashion Segment, Cocktail Bar, and Interactive Dessert Bar
Ten Tickets (Table) – $2,500
Includes four-course meal for ten people, Wearable Art Fashion Segment, Cocktail Bar, and Interactive Dessert Bar. If planning to attend as part of a group or corporation, we can reserve for you a named table of ten. Any extra tickets may be used to enable disadvantaged art students to attend the Gala. Brandywine is working with the school District of Philadelphia to identify disadvantaged high school art students who would benefit greatly by the exposure and learning they receive through attending the event. NOTE: In the “Write us a comment” section, please include your name(s) as you would like them listed as sponsors in the Awards Gala brochure.
Event Patron – $5,000
Donors of $5,000 receive their name listed in the program brochure, receive a new, limited-edition print by honoree Julie Mehretu, two tickets to the Gala, and an invitation to a private VIP reception on Friday, October 14, with globally recognized artist-sculptor El Anatsui. who will be joining the celebration for a special announcement. Several prominent artists and art historians will be in attendance at the private reception. Patrons can be individuals, professional firms, or corporations. Gala tickets include four-course meal for two, Wearable Art Fashion Segment, Cocktail Bar, and Interactive Dessert Bar. NOTE: In the “Write us a comment” section, please include your name(s) as you would like them listed as Patrons in the Awards Gala brochure.
Tax Deductible: Brandywine Workshop and Archives is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A portion of your ticket purchase/contribution may be tax deductible. Please check with your accountant for advice.