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2015 Gala

Thank you to all those that attended the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit's 2015 GALA + ART AUCTION and After Party by Coconut Babylon. The evening was a roaring success! The Gala and Art Auction accounts for over 25% of MOCAD's annual operating budget, with your contributions MOCAD will be able to continue to present innovative and inspiring exhibitions and can build upon the momentum of educational and cultural programming. We thank you for your bold and unwavering support of MOCAD and our beloved city Detroit.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Gala on Friday, October 7, 2016 - the dress attire will be Multiple Choice.

The MOCAD Staff, Board, and Host Committee

Please enjoy these photos from the evening by Camera Jesus

Photos from the 2015 Gala + Art Auction on Friday, October 9, 2015. All photos by Camera Jesus

Posted by Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 Honorary Chairs

Maggie + Robert Allesee

2015 Host Committee

Danialle + Peter Karmanos
Stefanie + Dave Kwiatkowski
Marsha + Jeffrey Miro
Kristin + David Nicholson
Michelle Perron
Teckla Rhoads
Sandy Seligman + Gil Glassberg
Shelley + Joel Tauber
Julie Reyes Taubman + Bobby Taubman

Burton Aaron
Dr. Charles Boyd
Kristen + David DeMuth
Jessie Doan
Elle + Tony Elder
Jennifer + David Fischer
Elyse + David Foltyn
Lynn A. + Bharat Gandhi
Karen Jacobson
Roz + Scott Jacobson

Featured Artists in the 2015 Art Auction

Tanya Aguiñiga, Edgar Arceneaux, Claire Ashley, Austė, Donald Baechler, Kevin Baker, Michael Bauer, Trudy Benson, Sanford Biggers, Greg Bokor, Chris Bradley, Val Britton, Stephanie Brooks, Melissa Brown, James Collins, Anne-Lise Coste, Matthew Craven, Sarah Crowner, Chelsea Culp, Gerald Davis, Paul, Demuro, Leon Dickey, Charles Dunn, Matthew Eaton, Greg Fadell, Ben Foch, Ryan Gander, Eric J. Garcia, Aron Gent, Sayre Gomez, Ethan Greenbaum, Carrie Gundersdorf, Lisa Gwilliam + Ray Sweeten, Andy Hall, Zach Harris, David Hartt, Richard Hull, Michael Hunter, Doug Ischar, Nick Jaskey, Shaina Kasztelan, Jon Konkol, Tyler Lafreniere, Addie Langford, Jason Lazarus, Sofia Leiby, José Lerma, Kalup Linzy, Robert Longo, Lauren Luloff, Melanie Manos, Yeni Mao, Eddie Martinez, Tony Matelli, Keith Mayerson, Nancy Mitchnick, Zach Nader, William J. O'Brien, Vic Oblas, Scott Olson, Orleans + Winder, Laura Owens, Maggie Piellusch, Allie Pohl, Michael Pribich, Monique Preito, Bridget Quinn, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Sara Maria Salamone, Bailey Scieszka, Rusty Shackleford, Brian Sharp, Jim Shaw, Steve Shaw, Noah Sheldon, Shinola, Nolan Simon, Greg Smith, Sheida Soleimani, Dylan Spaysky, Ryan Standfest, James Stephens, Jessica Stockholder, Sugar House, Tomoko Sugimoto, Mark Di Suvero, Lisa Switalski, Lauren Taylor, Mungo Thomson, Diana Thorneycroft, Jeffrey Tranchell, Brad Troemel, Brian Ulrich, Timothy Van Laar, Ian Wallace, Masood Ali Wilbert Warrent, Joshua Walsh, Wendy White, Beatrice Wolert, Jason Yates, Trevor Young, and more.

2015 Sponsors

Rising Star - $2.5K

  • Elyse + David Foltyn

  • MGM Grand Detroit

Art Star - $10K

  • Allison Sarofim + Stuart Parr
  • Julie + Robert Taubman

Super Star - $5K

  • Jennifer + David Fischer

  • GM Foundation

2015 Gala Afterparty

2015 Afterparty

MOCAD hosts a tropical Detroit party with Coconut Babylon

Featuring Selectors: Daisuke Hughes, Monty Luke, and Jeff Risk

All proceeds enable MOCAD to continue presenting innovative and inspired exhibitions and to build upon the momentum of its ambitious educational and cultural programming.

Supported by MOCAD's New Wave Young Professionals Group

Sound sponsored by Burst