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On November 16, 2018, the Shemer Art Center was pleased to showcase and celebrate the successful career of Merrill Mahaffey at Shemer Honors,  an annual art gala created by the Shemer that recognizes an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career, Kennedy Honors-style!

The inspiring evening featured a cocktail reception and artist exhibition, followed by dinner and a formal program that included a video presentation and interview with our honoree!

Kerrie Schmidt, Allison Edwards of Array Design and Gia Venturi of Gia Venturi Interiors provided the décor for the designer-level tables (THANK YOU!), and all departing guests left with a set of notecards featuring Merrill Mahaffey images!

A special Shemer Art Center THANK YOU goes out to this year’s Honorary Chairs: Linda & Jim Ballinger!  Thank you so much for support of this event and the Shemer Art Center!

Following is a collection of images from the evening:

Merrill Mahaffey

Jana Boomersbach & Merrill Mahaffey

Heather Marmor, David Kest, Sandy Chamberlain, Gary Egan and Jeanne Haber

Sue Selig, Barbara Hodes and Judy Gold

Merrill Mahaffey & Jim Ballinger

Sandra Macintyre, Jan Johnson, Janet Orr and Kathy Jackson

BMO Table & Lake Powell Centerpiece

Grand Canyon Centerpiece

Colorado River Centerpiece

Herb & Judy Gold

Hong & Doris Ong

Bruce & Betsy Stodola

Nancy Meise-Deits & Reverend Bob Deits

Sandy Chamberlain, Gretchen Wilde, David Kest, Brad Wilde

Anne Kleindienst & Stephen Myers

Sue & Bud Selig with Dr. Stuart & Bobbe Fine

Loren Molever (Shemer Art Center Board Chair) & Saundra Shapiro

Matt & Kim Miller

Carol Crockett, Linda Ballinger & Patricia AtLee

Jason Wyrick & Gia Venturi

Sandy Chamberlain and Shonna James (Shemer Executive Director)

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