Friday, January 25, 2013
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Peninsula Arts Council's 11th Annual Diamond Awards
The Diamond Awards are San Mateo County's Arts Hall of Fame. The awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding artistic achievements and contributions to the arts in San Mateo County.
Arts Educator - Maureen McVerry
Arts Organization - Music for Minors
Individual Artist - Dr. Bryan Baker, Masterworks Chorale
Ray Lorenzato Young Artist - Sean Traynor and Amanda Odasz
Arts Volunteer - Barbara Pierce
Local Business Support - Eric & Lori Lochtefeld, Fox Theatre
Donor Support - Coastside Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser, Judy Shintani
Government Support - Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission
Special Recognition - Bardi Rosman Koodrin
Come join us for a celebratory evening that includes a wine and
hors d' oeuvres reception, silent auction, entertainment, keynote and awards presentation. Doors open at 6 p.m.
SPECIAL GREETING FROM NEW
COUNTY SUPERVISOR WARREN SLOCUM, DISTRICT 4
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MARGOT H. KNIGHT
This year’s esteemed keynote, is Margot H. Knight, Executive Director of the renowned Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside. Margot’s career in the arts and humanities spans 35 years. Each position has incorporated the things she loves--history, challenges, artists, scholars, education and access. Besides overseeing one of the foremost international artist communities, she has held the presidencies of United Arts of Central Florida and United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, served as executive director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Washington State University's Oral History Office, and has had staff positions with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and Washington Commission for the Humanities. She currently serves on the Private Sector Council for Americans for the Arts and is a proud recipient of the Michael Newton Award. Margot is a writer, blogger, frequent consultant, speaker and grants panelist. She lives on site at the Djerassi program.
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST - VIJAY MASHARANI
Vijay Masharani, has been studying guitar since 3rd grade. Now a senior at Crystal Springs Uplands, Vijay studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Scott Cmiel, and at the conservatory plays as part of a quartet and as a solo artist. His repertoire consists of mid to early 20th century composers with a little bit of baroque and romantic music sprinkled in. In April of 2012, he opened for internationally known guitarist Thiebault Cauvin.
Enjoy perusing and bidding on a selection of over 50 amazing silent auction items donated by artists, art organizations and the local business community. Highlights include tickets to performances, dinners out, brunch tickets, hotel stays, designer jewelry, artwork, special theme baskets and an ad schedule from the San Mateo Daily Journal!
Florals by Katherine Phelps, Vkoos Design
Photography by Trisha Leeper, Contributing Photographer to Getty Images
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT BY
Reception entertainment: Ellen Silva and Denne Deckert
Classical Musical Guest: Vijay Mashaarnni
Brena BaileyDe Young Museum
Lisa and Joe Forte
$25 General Admission / $20 PAC Member Discounted Price
Parking is Convenient and FREE
Hiller Aviation Museum is Handicap Accessible
Seating: Open Seating
Dress: Semi Formal
Please bring a checkbook for fast day of check-in registration and fast silent auction check-out.
Literature Table: Artists and Arts Organizations are encouraged to bring their marketing materials to share with the audience on a shared arts literature table.