The Delaplaine’s annual gala held on October 14, 2023 was a tremendous success thanks to the many members and friends who sponsored, attended, and donated to the event. It was also a lot of fun! We also share our appreciation to the Gala Committee and others who spent so many hours creating the amazing decor and preparing for the gala. The funds raised will help ensure another year of meaningful visual arts programming for all in the community.

Mark your calendars now for our next gala on Saturday, September 28, 2024!


To view more photos from this year’s gala, visit the Flickr album.

Gala 2023 Sponsors


George Delaplaine, Jr.

Ted Delaplaine & Todd Wilson

James Herring | Goldman, Sachs & Co.


Colleen Abbott

Buck & Kateri Delaplaine


Kate Costlow & John D’Amore

James Delaplaine

John Delaplaine

Marshall Dupuie

Wallace Eddleman & Aaron Eisenfeld

Joan Frank & John Bartell

Skip & Nikki Irwin

Kathryn M. Kuranda

Martin Packouz

Mike & Marlene Young


Norman & Margaret Huddy

Kim Klabe

Norvis Long-Parker & Kenyon Parker, Sr.

Deedee Luttrell

John & Meg Menke

Elizabeth Randall

Myron & Nancy Randall

Ruth Randall & Ed Smith

Dr. John & Madonna Vitarello

Gala Committee  / Incredible Decor Creatives

Ted Delaplaine
Norvis Long-Parker
Bonnie Ritter

Sennett Gibson, Bob Hunter, Laura Hunter, Roni Nehemias, Gail Padgett, Heather Wurzer