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ArtTable’s 2022 Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Capitale in New York City. Check back here for more information!

ArtTable’s 2021 Annual Benefit

ArtTable’s 2021 Annual Benefit and Award Ceremony took place virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021. ArtTable members and supporters from around the world tuned in to celebrate our amazing honorees, ArtTable’s impactful work, and each other! We heard heartfelt messages from 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Awardees, Susan Unterberg and Barbara Tober; gained fresh perspectives from the 2020 New Leadership Awardees, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Erin Christovale, Lauren Haynes, and Jami Powell as well as our 2021 New Leadership Awardee La Tanya S. Autry; welcomed special guests; and made new connections at the virtual networking event.

Our benefit was a wonderful culmination of our 40th Anniversary celebrations. After a year that taught us the value of supporting one another, it was an affirmation of the importance and power of the ArtTable community. If you weren’t able to attend, you can view selected content on ArtTable’s Youtube and social media channels.

ArtTable is a place for connection. ArtTable is supportive. ArtTable is a space for women to grow and collaborate. ArtTable is necessary, important, strong, and fearless. ArtTable is belonging. ArtTable is fun. ArtTable is a place where women always have a seat at the table.

2021 Benefit Supporters & Host Committee

Benefit Co-Chairs

Helen Drutt English
Susan K. Freedman
Lowery Stokes Sims

Fellowship Program Supporters

Agnes Gund
Barbara Tober and the Acronym Fund

40th Anniversary Supporters

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Gold Supporters

BNY Mellon
Citi
Susan Unterberg

Bronze Supporters

Estrellita Brodsky
Carol Cole Levin
Marieluise Hessel-Artzt

Leadership Supporters

Ellen Cantrowitz
Paula Cooper
Carol Goldberg
Raymond Learsy
Sheila McDaniel
Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation

Executive Supporters

Anonymous
Arlene Bascom
Catherine Behrend
Annette Blaugrund, PhD
Marna Clark
Helen W. Drutt English
First Republic Bank
Cynthia Manocherian
Kathie Foley-Meyer
Milly Glimcher
Nohra Haime
Ms. Donna Harkavy
The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
Maria Eugenia Maury
Katie Adams Schaeffer
Ellen Taubman

Friend Supporters

Peg Alston
Ms. Brooke Davis Anderson
Julie Armistead
Felice Axelrod
Laura Blanco
Amelia Brankov
Ms. Sylvia Brown
Dorothy Davila
Karen DeTemple
Elisa Glazer
Kat Griefen
Lesley Heller
Julia P. Herzberg
Charles Howard
Elizabeth Madigan Jost
Kathryn Keane
Corina Larkin
Mrs. Regan Lynn Larroque
Ms. Kirsten D Shilakes
Jessica Silverman
Patricia Specter
Masha Turchinsky
Katherine Wilson-Milne

Press Releases & Media Coverage

ArtTable to Host Virtual Benefit on April 16, 2021, Honoring Barbara Tober & La Tanya S. Autry
Susan Unterberg Honored with ArtTable’s Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award
ArtTable’s 40th Anniversary New Leadership Awardees Announced

April 12, 2021 – artnet News
Editors’ Picks: 12 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Celebration of Historian Maurice Berger to a Talk With Wade Guyton

April 20, 2021 – Broadway World
Barbara Tober & La Tanya S. Autry Honored at ARTTABLE Benefit

April 20, 2021 – New York Social Diary
The Ins & Outs

May 2, 2021 – New York Times Style Section
Arianna Huffington Binge-Watches TV on the Treadmill. And how Barbara Tober and Peter Pennoyer have fared during the pandemic.

May 2021 – Fashion Mannuscript
ArtTable Salutes Barbara Tober, La Tanya S. Autry

Click here to view the 2020 Digital Benefit Program Journal.

40th Anniversary Limited Editions

Did you miss your chance to purchase one of our wonderful 40th Anniversary limited editions? There’s still time! Visit the ArtTable Store to purchase an edition and support women in the arts.

Annual Awards

ArtTable’s Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award acknowledges and celebrates remarkable leadership in the arts. Its recipients exemplify ArtTable’s dedication to the lasting impact of the visual arts on our shared cultural life. In 2003, as a special gesture to ArtTable and the leading women it honors, Louise Bourgeois created an unnumbered, cast bronze edition to represent the award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts. EYE (cast bronze and silver nitrate with a polished patina) is cast each year in commendation to our awardee.

Click here to view a list of all past Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Awardees.

ArtTable’s New Leadership Award recognizes an emerging professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made considerable contributions to the visual art field in the earlier stages of their careers. This award was first introduced as part of ArtTable’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2005. This past year’s award was Seven Square Inches of Water, a limited-edition artwork by Maya Lin created to benefit the “What Is Missing?” project.

Click here to view a list of all past New Leadership Awardees.

ArtTable Day

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In 2005, the Mayor of New York City declared April 7 as ArtTable Day, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of ArtTable’s founding. Over 15 years later, we continue to use this day to celebrate our incredible community of professional women in the arts!

In 2021, many of you gifted ArtTable Memberships to professional women starting out in our field to celebrate ArtTable’s 40th Anniversary. This is something that anyone can do all year round to provide emerging professionals with a national network of leading women in the arts, fostering supportive professional relationships and professional development opportunities. 

Give the gift of ArtTable membership!

Even if you don’t have anyone specific in mind to sponsor, we keep a list of individuals who could benefit from ArtTable membership but do not currently have the means to join. We will let you know when your donation has been matched with an individual.

 Consider nominating a friend or colleague for ArtTable membership.

Celebrate ArtTable Day all year round!


Consider supporting ArtTable today. Every dollar counts to help us support women in the visual arts. 
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