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Friday, November 18 |  6 – 10 p.m.





SHEMER HONORS is an annual dinner gala, designed after the Kennedy Honors program, which each year recognizes ONE Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career and given back to the Arizona community.

This year’s honoree is Mayme Kratz, represented for the past three decades by Lisa Sette Gallery.

Mixed media artist Mayme Kratz’s work suspends found, natural objects in resin, creating formal designs that elude to the cosmos.  An exhibition of Mayme’s work, featuring never seen-before images, will be on display Nov. 2, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023.

This year’s Shemer Honors event will start with an artist exhibition reception at 6 p.m. at the Shemer Art Center, followed by a dinner and program starting at 7 p.m. The program, to also possibly be broadcast on the Shemer Art Center channel on YouTube for additional event attendees to enjoy virtually, will include a personally narrated exhibition tour by Mayme.

Since 2016 the Shemer Art Center has enjoyed the opportunity to recognize six extraordinary Arizona artists, including Angela Tassoni (2016), Jim Waid (2017), Merrill Mahaffey (2018), Bill Nebeker (2019), Beth Ames Swartz (2020) and Mark Klett (2021).


For our 2022 event we would like to recognize and thank the following event partners and sponsors:


Event Partners

After Dark Valet

Cookie Brokers

Graphic Ideals

Moschau Productions

Personal Touch Catering

Pillsbury Wine Co.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Xperience Entertainment


Night Bloom – Presenting Sponsor



Circle Dream

BMO Bank

Kercsmar, Feltus & Collins

Lee & Mike Cohn / Lisa Sette Gallery

The Shemer Family

Dark Wilderness

Gary Jackson & Oscar De las salas

Jay Jennings


Wild Tumbleweed

180 Degrees Design + Build

Jackie & Brett Benton


Late Harvest

Gail Petersen Hock

Gloria & Luis Argueso

Jana Weldon

Jeanne & Al Nelson

Mancusi Design, LLC

Mary & Ken Neubauer

Mary Leigh & Michael Phillips

Allison Gee Fine Art Appraisals

Shadow Moon

Allison Gee Fine Art Appraisals

Ann Erickson

Jana Weldon

John Erwin

Gia Venturi

Gloria & Luis Argueso

Linda & Jim Ballinger

Lynda & Lou Weckstein

Marigold Linton & Robert Barnhill

Max Underwood

Dr. Marvin Borsand

Suzanne & Michael P. Johnson

Centerpiece Designs

(for the Circle Dream & Night Bloom Sponsor Tables)

Array Design – Allison Edwards

Gia Venturi Interiors – Gia Venturi

House of  James – Lauren Roberts


David Bauer and Chuck Cooper