VAEA would like to give a special thanks to all our friends that joined us for VAEA’s Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Sofia Imber with the 2014 Paez Medal of Art.
Our immense gratitude to our Gala Chairs Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera and Co-Chairs Marisela Gonsalves and Richar T. Hall for their invaluable support.
Thanks to our fantastic Mistress of Ceremony Eglantina Zingg, Gala Hosts Adela Marquez and Raul Olivo, DJ Jorge Bustillos and performers Ximena Borges and Manu Manzo for sharing their talents and making VAEA’s celebration a night to remember.
We also want to thank VAEA’s Gala and Young Committees for their dedication, as well as our staff and volunteers.
And finally our gratitude to our sponsors and partners for your continued support: The Chill Concept, ACC Insurance, Santa Teresa, Andromeda Productions, GRB Communications, Ray Productions, Jormi Studio and Chocolates el Rey.
Ali Cordero Casal
The Board of Directors of
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts
Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera
Richard T. Hall
Cordially invite you to attend:
VAEA’s Annual Benefit Gala
Honoring Sofia Imber with the Paez Medal of Art
Mistress of Ceremony
Gala Hosts: Adela Marquez and Raul Olivo
Live Musical performances by:
DJ Jorge Bustillos
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
(entrance on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets)
Nina Fuentes, Gala Committee Chairwoman
Rafael & Piaspia Egañez, 2011 Gala Chairs
Marcio Souza & Maria Brito, 2012 Gala Chairs
Angel Sanchez & Christopher Coleman, 2013 Gala Chairs
Neal & Anita Slavin, 2013 Honorary Chairs
Alice McLauglin, Antonio Herrera-Vaillant, Carolina Stone de Herrera, Carlos Valedon, Cherry Nuñez, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, James Goldschmidt, Nieves Puppio de Zingg, Omar Hernández, Pablo Muñoz, Ricardo Brunstein, Titina Penzini and Victoria Benatar.
Melisa Socoro, Young Committee Chairwoman
Jorge Bustillos, Young Committee Chairman
Adriana Osorio Lugo, Alejandro Figueredo, Alejandro Jassan, Ana Teresa Yanez, Andrea Suels, Andres Monsalve, Bernardo Ortiz, Camille Brito Reale, Claudia Torres Rondón, Daniel Mora-Brito, Daniel Salcedo, Daniela Quiroba, David Gómez-Villamediana, Diana Montero, Diego Romero, Juan Luis Landaeta, Manuel Quintana, Monica Sordo, Nicole Neeb, Oliver Krisch, Pablo Maes, Raúl Vidal, Roberto Alcazar, Romina Hendlin and Sara Villasmil.
Click to visit our Benefit Auction featuring the work of international contemporary artists, a special thanks to VAEA’s Online Benefit Auction contributors:
Alfredo Ramírez, Ani Villanueva, Arid Orozco, Alberto Riera, Audino Diaz, Ben Abounassif, Benjamin Arenas, Carolina Tinoco, Cristina Matos Albers, Cristobal Ochoa, Daniel Greenfield, Deborah Castillo, Efrain Vivas, Engelbert Peña, Giuseppe Blasota, Gregson Zambrano, J. Margulis, Jon Konkol, Juan Gerstl, Juan Henriquez, Karim Marquez, Ketty Violo, Malika, Miguel Prypchan, Muu Blanco, Oliver Krisch, Osmeli Delgado, Paul Amundarain, Pedro Cruz Castro, Pilita Garcia, Rafael Jaen, Rafael Rangel, Ricardo Goldman, Rolando Peña, Sergio (El Hase) Barrios, Tomas Opitz, Troconis Neri Gallery, Victor Asuaje and Yoshi.
For Press inquiries please click here.
For Gala Press Release click here.
Image: Sofia by Ben Abounassif
Sponsors and Partners
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VAEA’S Annual Benefit Gala (“Gala”) The amount of any tax-deductible donation associated with this Purchase will be provided at a later date in accordance with applicable law, and shall benefit The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts.
ALL SALES FINAL/NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO REPLACEMENTS: The Gala, prices, personalities, performances, venue, date and time are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. This ticket will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason whatsoever.
INCLEMENT WEATHER/OTHER LOSS: Gala Organizer shall have no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for event cancellation or interruption due to inclement weather or other acts beyond its control. Gala Organizer shall not refund for cancellation due to inclement weather or other acts beyond its control. Gala Organizer is not responsible for lost or stolen articles at the Event.
ASSUMPTION OF ALL RISKS: Each ticket holder (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued (“Event”), whether occurring prior to, during, or after the Event. Holder hereby agrees to release Gala Organizer, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, and entity’s respective officers, directors, owners, affiliates, employees and agents acting by and through them, from any claim arising from or relating to the Event. Each ticket Holder must be 21 years of age or older.
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As responsible members of the community, Gala Organizer recognizes the concern about drinking and driving, and its policy is to encourage responsible consumption of products at the Gala. If Holder believes that his/her driving ability may be impaired or that Holder cannot safely operate a motor vehicle, please speak with a Gala representative who will arrange for transportation back to Holder’s destination point.