Shemer Honors

November 16, 2018 | 6 – 10 p.m.

Honorary Chairs:  Linda & Jim Ballinger

SHEMER HONORS is an annual dinner gala, designed after the Kennedy Honors program, that each year recognizes an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career and given back to the Arizona community.  This year the Shemer Art Center will honor Merrill Mahaffey!

The event, which takes place on the lawn at the Shemer Art Center under a beautifully decorated tent, features an art reception and dinner complete with a video presentation and interview with our honoree!  Interior design firms from across the Valley participate in providing the décor for the tables, and departing guests all leave with a gift!

Additional guests in attendance (we hope) will include our 2016 and 2017 honorees, Jim Waid and Angela Tassoni.

By sharing the journeys and successes of each of these artists we will inspire each other and further demonstrate the impact art can make, in ourselves, our neighborhoods and communities.

2018 TICKET PRICES & SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

$7,500 – Colorado River Sponsor

Includes company name listed as part of event title, i.e. “Shemer Honors Merrill Mahaffey, Presented by (Company Name),” plus one artist-inspired, designer-decorated table of 10 at event, a Legacy Membership at the Shemer Art Center and a full-page color ad on the back of the event program plus mention as a Colorado River Sponsor in the event program.  This sponsorship level also includes “The (Company Name) Award of Distinction” to be presented to Merrill Mahaffey by a representative from (Company Name).

$5,000 – Desert Sunset Sponsor

Includes one artist-inspired, designer-decorated table of 10 at event, plus an Advocate membership at the Shemer Art Center and a full-page color ad in the event program plus mention as a Desert Sunset Sponsor in the event program.

$2,500 – Grand Canyon Sponsor

Includes one artist-inspired, designer-decorated table of 10 at event, plus a Supporter membership at the Shemer Art Center, a half-page color ad in the event program plus mention as a Grand Canyon Sponsor in the event program.

$2,000 – Painted Desert Sponsor

Includes one table of 10 at event plus mention as a Painted Desert Sponsor in the event program.

$1,000 – Lake Powell Sponsor

Includes one-half of a table ( five seats) at event plus mention as a Lake Powell Sponsor in the event program.

$500 – Camelback Mountain Sponsor

Includes two seats at event plus sponsorship mention as a Camelback Mountain Sponsor in the event program.

$225 – Individual Seating


Sponsor Levels



All sponsors of this event will be recognized on the Shemer Art Center website.

For more information or seat or sponsorship level call (602) 262-4727 or email info@shemerartcenter.org.

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.