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Posted on: November 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Art Affair Raises $13,000 for Artistic Endeavors in Geneva

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On November 10, 2017, guests came together to support the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s inaugural Art Affair fundraiser at the Geneva Golf Club. Inspired by the artistic past of 16th century salons in Europe and motivated by Geneva’s artistic present and future, Art Affair was designed as a salon style cocktail party. Competing with Gertrude Stein’s legendary Paris salon with attendees including Picasso, Hemingway, James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Art Affair guests held their own! The atmosphere was festive, with plenty of spirited conversations, sipping, noshing and dancing. A grand time was had while guests generously contributed to the Commission’s mission and bid on an exceptional collection of artistic items and experiences.

Art Affair was a great success, thanks to the generous support of event sponsors, contributors, hosts and guests! The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission extends heartfelt thanks to…

ART MASTERS / $5,000

Dennis O’Brien Music, Jan Schmuckal

ART LEADERS / $2,500

Fox Valley eValues & Deals

ART PATRONS / $1,000

StringWorks & Lorraine Ochsner


David & Alexia Monaco, FONA International, Karen Bordenave, Len Bielefeldt, Miscella Real Estate, Shodeen Family Foundation, Stith Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


25N Coworking, Dennis Gramlich, Geneva Bank & Trust, Geneva Foundation for the Arts, Graham’s Fine Chocolates, Haven Interiors Studio, Herrington Inn & Spa, Ken & Sharon Celic,

My Advisor & Planner, Orion Ensemble, Sue Sanders, Teichart & Associates, Vargo’s Dance


Alewife Studio, Bill & Cathy Rex, Carl & Cynthia Albright, Circa, City of Geneva, Donellen Designs, Down to Earth Pottery, Fagans, FoxFire, Fresh Market, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Film Festival, Geneva Public Library, Niche, Preservation Bread & Wine, R. MacFeely, Richard Lewis / State Farm Insurance, Southwest Trading Company, Steeple Walk, Stockholm’s, Tom Lichtenheld


Dennis O’Brien Music, Jan Schmuckal Painting, Event Chair Alexia Monaco, Event Vice-Chair Trish Tkach, Hosts Ray & Marikate Marchand, Arts Ambassador David Monaco

Chairman Tim Vetang, Vice-Chair Kent Gallagher, Secretary Dana Teichart, Treasurer Doug Holzrichter, Commissioners Chazmin Baechler, Carolyn Hill, Deanna Matyskiel, Alexia Monaco, Jan Schmuckal

Monies raised enable the Commission to nourish the community with diverse artistic programs throughout the year. Annual programs include the Geneva Film Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, RiverPark Summer Concert Series, Steeple Walk Concerts, Art on Fire Hydrant Paintings, Bike+Rack=Art Functional Sculptures, Gimme Shelter Bus Stop Murals and select public art projects. The Commission also proudly supports the Geneva Foundation for the Arts, Greater Geneva Art Guild and Orion Ensemble Chamber Group in their artistic endeavors. Support also furthers the Commission’s core endeavor to establish a Geneva Community Arts Center.

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