FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crocker Ball to Support Arts Education Programs at the Museum
Sacramento, CA – October 22, 2012 – This year's Crocker Ball, a benefit which supports arts education at the Crocker Art Museum, will take place on Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m., in the Teel Family Pavilion. This signature black-tie fundraising opportunity raises more than half a million dollars for the museum annually.
Crocker Ball guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and fine dining by Elaine Bell Catering of Napa. A live auction will follow, and guests will dance the night away with All Star Jukebox, which features eight dynamic and talented Bay Area entertainers. High-end auction items up for bid include wine and dinner with artist Mel Ramos at art collector Foster Goldstrom's Bernard Maybeck house in the Oakland Hills; a Cartier watch and Cartier mansion tour in New York City; a six night, seven day private residence stay at Villa Colina in Costa Rica; a Getty estate tour and lunch in Wheatland, CA; and a progressive dinner with internationally renowned artist Wayne Thiebaud.
"The Crocker Ball is an extraordinary annual tradition of gathering and celebrating community support for the Museum's wonderful arts education programs. It is an honor for me and my family to be an ongoing part of advocating for support that ensures the Museum is able to continue to bring excellent programs to the region," said Julie Teel, Committee Chair of this year's ball.
The Ball is presented by U.S. Bank. Additional sponsors include Joyce and Jim Teel, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, Nordstrom, and Von Housen Automotive Group.
Joyce and Jim Teel are honorary co-chairs for this year's Crocker Ball. Committee members include
Julie Teel, Mary Barber, Beth Bowers, Bobbe Brown, Simi Chehrazi, Brooke Davidson, Jan Dillon, Heather Dubinetskiy, Regan Durst, Dr. Viva Ettin Rader, Daniel Farley, Joy Gough, Karen Himick,
Kathy Johnson, Pamela Maxwell, Teri Niello, Sadie Reese, Beth Ruyak-McWhirter, Celestine Syphax, Jennie Teel-Wolter, Paulette Trainor, Laura Wendel, and Sarah Zeff.
Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets are $1,000 per person, Patron sponsorship (seats two) is $3,000 and Table sponsorship (seats 10) is $10,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (916) 808-7843.
The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and remains one of the leading art museums in California today. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Western Health Advantage.