$10,000 and above
Suzanne Deal Booth, Art Historian and Philanthropist
Kimberly and Patrick Lin
Bill Peters, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Baccarat Hotel, Crowell & Moring LLP, Galerie LeLong & Co., K&L Gates LLP, Liberty International Underwriters, a member of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Louis Xlll, Pryor Cashman LLP, Wiggin and Dana LLP
Nicola Da Fonseca, Ekaterina Luki, Betsie and Benoit Piussan, Sasha Ratiu
Alserkal Avenue (Dubai), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), The Armory Show, de la Cruz Collection (Miami), DSL Collection (Paris), Fine Art Connoisseur, Family Office Elite Magazine, Leighton House Museum (London), Mars Dreams Agency (Moscow), Miami Dade College, Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts, Fractured Atlas, Mapme, National Arts Club, Paddle8 Vastari, Traveling Exhibition Network (TEN), World Red Eye productions
Partnerships established in 2017 and 2016 further assist with the growth of the GFAA infrastructure and our global footprint.
The Armory Show – The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by over 200 leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.
The Armory Show was founded by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 24 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City and welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually.
Baccarat Hotel – Founded in 1764, Baccarat Crystal is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Musée Baccarat in Paris on the Place des États-Unis. The first hotel ever opened by this historic brand hosted the GFAA 2016 Finalist Announcement event on October 25 in New York City. The property includes a superb art collection, spanning from the 18th century to the present day, all uniquely suited to Baccarat.
Louis Xlll – The premier brand of elegance, established in 1874, Louis Xlll has partnered with GFAA for a series of private events, blending the two brands cultures: Miami Beach during Art Basel (December 2017), and New York City March 2018, in collaboration with The Armory Show.
K&L Gates LLP – One of the leading international law firms worldwide, K&L Gates is sponsoring the 2018 GFAA Panel Discussions “Conversations on Art” on March 8, 2018. The firm is the winner of the 2018 US New & World Report’s “Law Firm of the Year” Litigation – Environmental.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters – GFAA was delighted to host the press announcement event of our 2016 award nominees, during the Frieze London and Frieze Masters art fairs (October 2016).
Mars Dream Agency -The Agency is a transdisciplinary platform where art meets science, business engages with creativity, technology is inspired by philosophy, and theory is put into practice. “There is more ado to interpret the interpretations that to interpret the things, and there are more books upon books than upon any other subject. We do nothing but write glosses upon one another” – wrote Michel de Montaigne. The Agency focuses on subjects, rather than fruitless conversations about the same
interpretations of interpretations going in endless circles.
The mission of the Agency is to become the leading international platform for the research and development of alternative futures, bridging probable and desirable futures across the ocean of possible. The Agency aims to be a meeting place for brightest minds across all the disciplines, geographies and walks of life for meeting, exchanging ideas and constructing the images of preferable futures together.
Vastari Group, Presenter of the GFAA Youniversal Award – Based in London, founded in 2012, Vastari Exhibitions Network is an online platform for museums and collectors.
Vastari builds technology products to help exhibition producers, venues, collectors and suppliers
connect worldwide to organize more meaningful exhibitions and bring them to the widest possible audience. Institutional curators have access to a database of items in private collections and can contact the owners directly to request them. Vastari Institutional Members can access over 700,000 works of art in private hands and browse through hundreds of exhibitions that can tour to their venues. Conversely, collectors can digitise their pieces and anonymously share them with museums, as well as accessing a list of requests published by museums and to which they can proactively respond.
Members consist of around 700 private collectors and over 3,000 curators and 600 museums, including 6 of the top 10 most visited museums worldwide.
GFAA is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purpose of GFAA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides a fiscal sponsorship program to help arts organizations raise money from charitable sources
2017/2016 BENEFACTORS – $1,000 and above
Danielle Amato Milligan, Ann Lydecker Bunge, William Charron, Adam Finnefrock, Ivonn and Richard Goihman, Judy Holm, Kristin Jamberdino, Patricia Lannes, Jennifer Mass, Jan Melk, Desiree Moore, Steve Novak, Bryan Powell, Gina Quan, Terence Riley, Lance Sabouni, Sam Salman, Dean Brian Schriner and FIU CARTA, Hedva Ser, Lawrence Shindell, Peter Trippi, Ali and John Walecka, Weino Wang Luetke Meyring, Patricia Wyrod, Anonymous
2017/2016 PATRONS – $500 to $1,000
Racine Berkow, Jennifer Bishop, Ulrika Citron, Irina Emtseva, Eleanor Goldhar, Inness Hancock, Wei Hongxiao, Tyler Jones, David Kraemer, Marcia McCabe, Robert Pittinger, Betsie Piussan, Peter Rosenthal, Cynthia Su, Chris Vroom
2016 Corporate Sponsors
Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc., ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Goihman Group of Douglas Elliman, K&L Gates LLP, Pryor Cashman LLP, Kwittken Communications, Vastari Group, Wiggin and Dana LLP
2016 In-Kind Donations & Sponsors
Baccarat Hotel, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Betsie and Benoit Piussan, General Counsel of Luxembourg New York
2015 PATRONS – to $999
Susan Angulo, Irma Becerra, Samantha Bratter, Carmen Brown, Tiffany Chestler, Hans Evers, Mauricio Ferrazza, Jean Sylvain Forneri, Marlene Green, Peter Hansen, Ludwig Haskins, Howard Lewis, Janet Melk, Philip Ross Munroe, Cynthia Ottchen, Harry Philbrick, Bryan Powell, William Quintero, Madeleine Romanello, Andrea and Carolina Tardy, Peter Trippi, Juan Carlos Zaldivar
2015 CORPORATE SPONSORS:
2015 IN-KIND SPONSORS
Bombay Sapphire,PJ Aviles, Felipe Gehrke, Danny Gonzalez, Ty Murphy, Cricket Nelson & Edible Drink
2014 CORPORATE SPONSORS
2014 MEDIA SPONSORS, ART PARTNERS and NON- PROFIT PARTNERS:
Corinne Arazi and Jonathan Nadler, Sylvia and Ed Agostini, Ines and Gary Flax, Anny and Jean Jacques Garbay, Ivonn and Richard Goihman, Marc Keller and Michel Santi, Mimi Mendelson, Jeanne Scolnick, Gloria Varano, Sarah Wolkowitz
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