Shemer Honors


The Fifth Anniversary of Shemer Honors was celebrated virtually Friday, November 13, at 6 p.m. on the Shemer Art Center’s YouTube channel (where it is now).  The event recognized our 2020 Honoree Beth Ames Swartz and showcased her journey and successes over her nearly 60-year career. During the event she also provided a narrated tour of her current exhibition, Purification of the Heart, which will be on display at the Shemer Art Center until February 18, 2021.

The Shemer Art Center’s first four Shemer Honors honorees, Angela Tassoni (2016), Jim Waid (2017), Merrill Mahaffey (2018), and Bill Nebeker (2019) were also a part of this special evening, which included a silent auction.

Event sponsorships, tables and individual seats were sold and “Watch Party” baskets including Pillsbury Wine, were delivered to all sponsors and table hosts!  Thank you to our all of our 2020 Event Partners, Watch Party Designers and Event Sponsors!

Event Partners

Graphic Ideals, Le Dinersaur, Moschcau Productions, Pillsbury Wine Co., Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

Watch Party Designers

Gia Venturi Interiors – Gia Venturi

Array Design – Allison Edwards

IMI Design – Anita Lang & Carlye Klick

Event Sponsors

Virtual Event – Billie Jo & Judd Herberger

Wings of Compassion – The Shemer Family

From The Heart – BMO Bank, Jay Jennings, Waterworks

Connections of Kindness – Joan Friedman, Judy & Herb Gold, Diane & Gary Tooker

Words of Wisdom – Basha’s Family of Stores, Judy and Shari Capra

Joy of Art – Lisa & Jack Gildar, Anna Sokolova & Mike Hawksworth, Janet Orr, Anna Thomasson

Love of Community – Laura Cohen-Hogan, Flo & Paul Eckstein, Sydney & John Erwin, Cindie Hubiak, Kathy Jackson, Mitzi Krockover & Jacque Sokolov, Sarah Lieberman, Annie Lopez, Patti Peregrine, Mac Perlich, Karen Riley, Linda Saperstein, Miriam & Stephen Seidel, Susan Stander, Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier & William Staudenmaier III, Dana Shepard Treister & Dr. Michael Roy Treister

The Shemer Art Center is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization. All table sponsors and individual ticket purchasers will receive written substantiation of the fair market value of goods and/or services received.