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Pelham Art Center Announces Legacy Gala Award Recipients


Twelve individuals have been announced as recipients of Pelham Art Center Legacy Awards. The awards are to be given during the Pelham Pelham Art Center 50th Anniversary Gala “VISIONS 2020” on Saturday, March 21st at the New York Athletic Club (31 Shore Road, Pelham Manor). 

Pelham Art Center’s annual spring gala brings together over 200 supporters to support art, education, and community. The 2020 gala includes a special program celebrating visionary achievements and contributions throughout the organization’s 50 year history. Awardees in seven categories will be recognized for their impact on the founding and development of the Art Center. 


Pelham Art Center Legacy Award Recipients:

Art Happening Original Co-Chairs: Peggy Nicholson & Clue Noble

Visionary Award: Barbara Bratone

Curatorial Vision Award: Alexi Rutsch Brock

Lifetime of Service Award: Nancy Warner, Candace Taubner, & Kathy Rutsch

Lifetime of Service – Education: Susan Nathenson

Lifetime of Service – Employee: Bridget Bettke

Visionary Leadership Award: Diana Reische, Camille Romita, Annette Candido 

Pelham Art Center also acknowledges three honorable mentions who were profoundly instrumental in acquiring the property where the Art Center that stands today:

Carol & Mort David

Lynn & Stuart Epstein

Elizabeth & John Rudolf 


Join the Pelham Art Center festivities commemorating its 50 year legacy and the individuals who have made it possible!

Send a congratulatory note or place an ad in the gala event journal by March 4th.

Purchase tickets to VISIONS 2020 before March 10th at Tickets are $225 and tables are $2250.

Participate in the VISIONS 2020 auction. Preview the online silent auction at and stay tuned for more surprises. Bidding goes live on March 17th and concludes March 21st at 10:30PM. Live Auction items include a 6-day African Safari, Race Car driving, and custom personal chef & event packages. All proceeds from the event support Pelham Art Center’s free exhibitions, programs, and affordable classes for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. 




Pelham Art Center thanks VISIONS 2020 sponsors:
McClellan Sotheby’s, Meridian Risk Management, Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Bischof & Bischof, Stiefvater Real Estate, D. Ragno Landscaping, Westchester Collision & Recovery

VISIONS 2020 Honorary Event Chairs:
Andrea Archibald, Barbara Bratone, Sona Davidian, Nancy Davis, Nina Diefenbach, Missy Fink, Paisley Kelling, Terry Martell, Susan Nathenson, Peggy Nicholson, Clue Noble, Anna Riehl, Diana Reische, Carla Romita, Candace Taubner, Nancy Warner
VISIONS 2020 Event Committee:
Nandini Anandu, Jennifer Bland, Annette Candido, Paula McKeever, Jill Orlando, Ann Marie Pitkin, KD Wilson