Soirée 2018

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Paddle8: Artwork by established and emerging artists
Gesture: Experiences, Vacations, Raffles, and more

Saturday, April 28

Join us for the Elmhurst Art Museum’s Soirée 2018, honoring Suellen Rocca, artist and curator.

Proceeds will be used to help the Elmhurst Art Museum enrich people’s lives by deepening their knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing their understanding of the relevance of visual art in our society and sparking the development of individual creativity.

This event will be held in honor of artist and curator Suellen Rocca. In the 1960s, Rocca and five other artists formed the groundbreaking group the Hairy Who, known for their powerfully graphic images and brazen sense of humor. Rocca began teaching at Elmhurst College in 1983, and since 2006 she has been the Curator and Director of Exhibitions, overseeing the College’s internationally known collection of Chicago Imagist art.

The 2018 Soiree, presented by EAM’s Sustaining Fellows will include cocktails, a multi-course dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions filled with artworks by established and emerging artists as well as a fabulous selection of vacations and experiences.

Donate to the event

6:00pm Cocktails and Auction Viewing
7:30pm Live Auction conducted by Steve Zick of Christie's
8:00pm Dinner
10:30pm Silent Auction closes / Dancing begins

Dress: Cocktail Attire


Johnny B
Julie Birch
Dina Booth
Laura Bucolo
Kristi Bieber Gibbs
Ann Klimek
Gigi Owens
Leslie Pozen
Stephanie VanEekeren


Suzanne and Wesley Baker
Julie and Thomas Birch
Dina and Michael Booth
Laura and Andrew Bucolo
Joann and Stephen Callahan
Jill and Bill Chittenden
Pam and Lee Daniels
Heidi and Paul Darley
Francesca DeBiase and Jassem el Mahmoud
Alison and Peter Dondlinger
Kim and Bob Eck
Kristen Eder and Ron French
Elmhurst Artists' Guild
Diane and Rick Emich
Kristi Bieber Gibbs and Paul Gibbs
Betsy Goltermann and Ed Momkus
Maryann and Ron Gorski
Blanche Hill
Marie and Harry Hostetler
Francesca and Randy Irion
Ann and Adam Klimek
John Kosich
Stacia and Bill Lacek
Karen Matusinec and David Garland
Laura and Gary Maurer
Pamela and Donald Mower
Faye and Senator Chris Nybo
Gigi and James Owens
Leslie and Greg Pozen
Sara and Mark Schoonveld
Tonia and Mark Sutter
Cassandra and Jack Swierenga
Dr. Annette VanAken
Stephanie and Dan VanEekeren
Nate Williams
Lisa and Jason Zenk