Please mark your calendars for Collectors' Night 2022, our eagerly anticipated annual benefit, to be held on Friday, June 3, 2022—in-person for the first time in three years. Because it has been a while since we last physically gathered, we’re doing things a little differently: 100–150 artists and patrons will sit down for an elegant, family-style, dinner and performance. Dinner will be followed by a larger, more raucous party with music and dancing. The evening's theme—Your Presence is the Best Art—is inspired by the artist James Lee Byars (1932–1997) and celebrates our return to gathering together. 

Collectors' Night earned its name because of the extraordinary opportunity it offers guests to purchase museum-quality artwork by a selection of phenomenal artists. Guests will be able to preview, in person, artworks that will be auctioned on Artsy, the leading online venue for art sales, between June 3 to June 17.

We’re grateful to the many museum curators and artists who have helped us identify artists for the auction. They include Peter Barberie (Philadelphia Museum of Art), Nora Severson Cafritz (Glenstone), Kanitra Fletcher (National Gallery of Art), Corin Hewit (artist, Richmond), Renée Stout (artist, DC), Gee Wesley (MoMA), Cecilia Wichmann (Baltimore Museum of Art), and many others. 

To become a corporate sponsor or join the host committee, email Peter at Stay tuned for more details in the coming months about the artists, ticket sale registration and artwork previews opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in June! 

Corporate Sponsors

Amazon Web Services
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Brookfield Properties
DAVIS Construction
Goldman Sachs
Hickok Cole
Of Place
Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers
West End Plastic Surgery
With additional support from Capital One and Squire Patton Boggs

Honorary Host Committee

Melissa Chiu, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Dorothy Kosinski, The Phillips Collection
Emily Rales, Glenstone

Host Committee

Michael Abrams & Sandi Stewart, Theo Adamstein—TTR Sotheby's International Realty, Brittany Bansak & John Crenshaw, Amir Browder, Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell & Nathan Greenwell, Kate Christenberry, Yolanda Cole & Randy Mueller, Ryan & Jamie Dattilo, Jennifer A. Duncan, Debrah Dunner, Aesthetica Art Services, Nekisha Durrett & Erin McCleary, Ben Fox, Jacqueline Francis, Jill Gibson & Terrence Johnson, Ashley & J.K. Givens, Dr. Fruzsina M. Harsanyi, Mike Hickok & Ann Anderston, Lauren & Ben Hilyard, Elise Hoffmann & Chris Niemczewski Alexa & Brent Kaye, Genevieve & Sam Lewis, Jair Lynch & Jocelyn Sigue, Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams & Andrew MacWilliams, Sophia McCrocklin & Bill Isaacson, Dorothy Moss & Stockton Williams, Jourmana Moukarim, Jessica & Ragan Naresh, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Mary Margaret & Scott Plumridge, Dr. Michael Pollack & Zachary Porianda, Suhitha Reddy & Nishant Mago, Stefanie Reiser, Robert Roche & Nancy Hirshbein, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV & Jill Ruff, Angie & Colin Shah, Judy & Andrew J. Sherman, Art Silpasuvan & Debbie Tang, Paul So, Kim Tignor, Sandra Tropper, Artemis, Inc., Blair & Benjamin Wunderlich

Organizing Committee

Brittany Bansak & Nekisha Durrett, Co-Chairs, Martha Blalock, Geoffrey Davis, Jennifer Harper, Chavon Waren Jones, Nancy Miyahara, Angie Shah, Ashley Givens, Ex-Officio, and Jocelyn Sigue, Ex-Officio

*Committees in formation


June 3, 2022