Join us in person for the premiere summer event of the season – the spectacularly reimagined Farnsworth Gala. 

Experience Maine’s flourishing art scene while honoring its historic roots. Reconnect. Celebrate.
Spectacular local spread. Creative cocktails. Music and dancing under the tent. Fabulous live auction. Private viewing of the Farnsworth galleries.

Honoring the Alex Katz Foundation, the 2023 Maine in America awardee.

Friday, July 14, 2023 starting at 6:30 p.m.

75th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Benefits

All sponsors will receive acknowledgement at the Gala, in the Farnsworth Magazine, and on the Museum’s Donor Wall of Honor. Sponsors will also receive a special thank-you gift and other valuable benefits.

$25,000 Tourmaline – Premiere table for 10
$10,000 Quartz – Preferred table for 8
$5,000 Garnet – 6 tickets
$2,500 Aquamarine – 4 tickets

To sponsor, please contact Farnsworth staff by clicking the button below:


For more information about the event or to pledge your support, please contact us at

I cannot attend the 75th Anniversary Gala but I wish to make a donation.


Proceeds support exhibitions and arts education programming at the Farnsworth.

$25,000 – Admission for Youth and Local Families
Ensure access for all by helping underwrite free and discounted admission and community events. Youth under 16 years of age and Rockland residents are free every day at the Museum.
$10,000 – Exhibitions and Programming
Support the museum’s internationally recognized exhibitions and exceptional educational programs. 
$5,000 – K-12 Student Arts Education
Increase student participation and teacher training in arts education at area schools.


Bid on one or more of our special live auction items featuring unique, one-of-a-kind Maine art-filled excursions and other fabulous items. Details coming soon. To request additional information, email Anna Sideris at

Thank you!

Our thanks to the generous community of supporters who have inspired and encouraged us in furthering our mission to celebrate Maine’s role in American art for the last 75 years!

75th Anniversary Sponsors

Evelyn and Gerry Isom

Stephanie L. Brown

Ann Craven Studios

Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Inc.


Manitou Fund

Mattina R. Proctor Foundation

Tourmaline Sponsors

Gail Catherine and John Bertuzzi

Ann and Dick Costello

Sylvia A. de Leon

Lisa and Brian Garrison

Donna and Gregory Knowlton

Quartz Sponsors

Anonymous (2)

Alexis Akre and Russell Scholl

Linda L. Bean

Holly Boyd and Nick Ruffin

Paula Carreiro and Peter Branch

Betsy and Ed Cohen/Areté Foundation

Susan Deutsch and Carlisle Towery

Edith Dixon

Wendy and Gentner Drummond

Victoria and Paul Ferber

The Jacksonville Table

Lisa Kranc

Toshiko Mori and James Carpenter

Heidi and Kevin Naughton

Beth and Tom Renyi

Liv Rockefeller and Ken Shure

Emily and James Rowan

Anna Mae Twigg

Laura and Ed Waller

Elisse Walter and Ron Stern

Jodie Willard Blue Raven Gallery

Garnet Sponsors


Anne Susan and Nevins Baxter

Alla Broeksmit and Charles Altschul

Christie’s Inc.

Mazie Livingston Cox and Brinkley Thorne

Crocker House Country Inn, LLC

Dowling Walsh

Katherine and Bruce Garren

Vicki and Alan Goldstein

Alexandra Hahn

Anna Grace Holloway

Monhegan Museum of Art and History

Marybeth and Steve Pullum

Peter Rothschild

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Aquamarine Sponsors


Kit and Richard Aroneau

Bank of America Private Bank

Karen and Rob Brace


Randall Chanler and Andrew Stancioff

Susie and Sanford Criner

Sheryl and Clifford Dacso

Lucy and Bill Farland

First National Bank

F.L. Putnam Investment

Management Company

Karen Foxwell

Brenda Garrand and David Pierson

Hampton by Hilton of Rockland

York-Chi and Stephen Harder

Nancy and Tom Ireland

Knickerbocker Group

Sandra and Jim Jalbert

Kay Wilson Lehr

Felicia Leibman

Karol and Robert Linton

Jan and Kevin Lipson

Dr. Theodore E. and Ms. Betty G. Long

J. Robert Mann, Jr.

Robyn and Bob Metcalfe

Carol and Ed Miller

Bridget Moore, DC Moore Gallery

Sandra and John Moore

Elizabeth Moss Galleries

The Norumbega

Constance and Eric Silverman

Ellen C. L. Simmons and Family

Jane and Bill Stetson

Susan and Bill Thomas

Susan and Norman Thomas

Barbara and Kenneth Wexler

Supporting Sponsors


Caldbeck Gallery

Davilynn and John Cowperthwaite

Lou Ann Daly

Carol Eisenberg

Karen Farquhar

Ellen and Jack Holland

Molly and Frederic Kellogg

Annie and Bill Kirill

Robert E. Kulp, Jr.

Ann Rutherford and Bruce Lively

Lynn Potoff

Samoset Resort

Kaki and J.P. Smith

Marilyn and James Steane

Leonard Kizner and Jeffrey Tucker

Joan Murray Webster

Suzan Wiemers

Stacy Winick and Steven Guttentag

Suggested Attire

We are asked daily what to wear so we coined a new phrase, Summer Festive, a cross between formal and cocktail wear and decidedly Maine!

We’ve seen all manner of dress at the gala and it’s most important that you are comfortable and express your individual style. 

This is not black tie but it’s more formal than cocktail attire. There may be some longer gowns and dresses, but certainly a mix of lengths along with dressy pants. We expect some others might wear suits & some may wear blazers and festive trousers with a mix of ties and no ties. We can’t predict the weather and that might influence some last-minute decisions. What’s important is that it’s a celebratory evening at the Museum!