Clay Art Center's Annual Fall Benefit was a Huge Success!
Clay Art Center celebrated 62 years with its 12th annual fall benefit on October 17th at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. A fabulous crowd of over 175 enjoyed a wonderful evening of a tastings dinner menu from local restaurants, signature cocktails, music from the Clay Arts Quintet featuring Bernie Williams, and an amazing silent and live auction, featuring one-of-kind ceramic artwork from nationally recognized artists, with celebrity auctioneer, George Latimer (Westchester County Executive). As one of our guests said – “As always, a fabulous night with great friends that feel like family!”
Emily Peck, Clay Art Center’s, new Executive Director was overwhelmed with the generosity of all the donors who raised a near-record $118,000. "I am excited and honored to be joining Clay Art Center as its new Executive Director, and to furthering the pursuit of making the power of creativity accessible to all."
This year we honored Jim Turnbull, a former CAC board member, & the Turnbull family, of Standard Ceramic Supply Company. Jim’s extensive and supportive relationships with schools and centers like Clay Art Center allow him to impact the lives of thousands of people, and through that, connect with the world-wide clay community.
Thank you to everyone for making Clay Art Center’s work possible. Your support provides over 1,000 scholarships to underserved and at-risk youth to take classes where they grow and flourish; provides a place for emerging artists to gain experience and skills through our Residency program; offers hope and connection for people with special needs.
Enjoy the photos from this evening. Thanking you for making our gathering a success and keeping these vital programs strong.