125th Anniversary Gala: Reflecting Forward
Join us for a very special evening as we celebrate our 125-year history and look to the future of the Portland Art Museum.

  • Dine among masterworks in the historic galleries designed by Pietro Belluschi
  • Enjoy a performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Portland native, Esperanza Spalding
  • Continue the celebration with dancing and late-night revelry at the After Party

A gala like no other, there will be no silent auction, no live auction, and no paddle raise.

Individual Tickets

$1,250 ($1,125 is tax deductible)

Purchase Individual Tickets

Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Table – $15,000
Presenting – $50,000
Lead – $35,000
Esperanza Spalding Performance – $25,000
Gala Dinner – $25,000
After Party – $25,000

Sponsor a Table

For more information please email elizabeth.thomas@pam.org.

Table – $15,000

  • VIP Table for 10 in the galleries
  • Reserved seating for your dinner guests at Esperanza Spalding’s performance
  • Recognition as a Table Sponsor:
    • Visual recognition at gala and after party
    • All Gala-related materials including invitation, program, and printed and digital marketing materials
    • Museum’s website with hyperlink and logo

Esperanza Spalding Performance – $25,000

  • Premium table for 10
  • Private valet parking for dinner guests
  • Reserved seating for your dinner guests at Esperanza Spalding’s performance
  • 20 additional tickets to the after party, includes performance
  • Recognition as the Esperanza Spalding Performance Sponsor:
    • Director’s remarks at dinner
    • Half-page advertisement in Gala printed program with logo
    • All Gala-related materials including invitations, printed and digital marketing materials, and e-newsletters (30,000+ subscribers)
    • Museum’s website with hyperlink and logo
    • Portal Members’ Magazine (circulation 22,000)
  • Host a special event in one of the Museum’s premier event spaces for employees and/or clients with the option to include a private guided tour of the Museum (25% room rental discount; catering, security and A/V fees not included)

Gala Dinner – $25,000

  • Premium table for 10 with VIP service
    • Dine in the gallery of your choosing
  • Private valet parking for dinner guests
  • Reserved seating for your dinner guests at Esperanza Spalding’s performance
  • 10 additional tickets to the after party, includes performance
  • Recognition as a Gala Dinner Sponsor:
    • Director’s remarks at dinner
    • Half-page advertisement in Gala printed program with logo
    • All Gala-related materials including invitations, printed and digital marketing materials, and e-newsletters (30,000+ subscribers)
    • Museum’s website with hyperlink and logo
    • Portal Members’ Magazine (circulation 22,000)
  • Host a special event in one of the Museum’s premier event spaces for employees and/or clients with the option to include a private guided tour of the Museum (25% room rental discount; catering, security and A/V fees not included)

After Party – $25,000

  • Premium table for 10 at dinner
  • Private valet parking for dinner guests
  • Reserved seating for your dinner guests at the Esperanza Spalding performance
  • Private cabana and 20 additional tickets to the after party, includes performance
  • Recognition as an After Party Sponsor:
    • Director’s remarks at dinner
    • Half-page advertisement in Gala printed program with logo
    • All Gala-related materials including invitations, printed and digital marketing materials, and e-newsletters (30,000+ subscribers)
    • Museum’s website with hyperlink and logo
    • Portal Members’ Magazine (circulation 22,000)
  • Host a special event in one of the Museum’s premier event spaces for employees and/or clients with the option to include a private guided tour of the Museum (25% room rental discount; catering, security and A/V fees not included)
Esperanza Spalding headshot

Esperanza Spalding

One of the biggest names in modern jazz, Esperanza Spalding is a Portland native and musical prodigy who taught herself how to play violin and, at just five years old, earned a seat with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon. She attended Berklee College of Music, where she was soon hired, becoming the youngest teacher ever at the jazz-centric school.Spalding has collaborated with renowned jazz musicians, including Patti Austin, Michel Camilo, Quintino Cinalli, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin and Pat Metheny, as well as stars like Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Prince. Known for her unique bass and vocal styles as well as vivid musical storytelling, she has performed in such prestigious settings as the Oscars, the Nobel Prize Ceremony, and the White House. She is a four-time Grammy winner and in 2011 became the first solo jazz musician ever to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Currently, she is guest curating the “Selects” exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The exhibition organizes 50 objects that explore evolution and transformation. Spalding will create original music for the exhibition.

“[She is] unlike any musician I had ever run across before. Her unique quality is something that goes beyond her pretty amazing musical skills; she has that rare ‘x’ factor of being able to transmit a certain personal kind of vision and energy that is all her own.” — Guitarist Pat Metheny, The New Yorker

Sponsors

REFLECTINGFORWARD GALA PRESENTING SPONSORS

Richard and Janet Geary Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer

DINNER SPONSOR

Laura S. Meier
Lois Schnitzer
Nani S. Warren / The Swigert Warren Foundation

ESPERANZA SPALDING PERFORMANCE SPONSOR

Linda Rae Hickey

AFTER PARTY SPONSOR

Provenance Hotels
Ryan and Mary Finley

HONORARY COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Janet Geary
April Sanderson
Arlene Schnitzer

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