VAE and Honorary Chairs Steve Schuster + Mary Anne Howard are extremely grateful for the businesses and individuals who support our mission by purchasing tickets to or sponsor our 35th annual gala!

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- GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS - $150
Each ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a bidder number for the silent and live auction.

- DONATING ARTIST TICKET - $65 (limit 2)
Discounted tickets for the amazing artists who support VAE by donating their artwork to our silent and live auctions! Each ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a bidder number for the silent and live auction.

- VIP TICKET - $200
All the perks of a general admission ticket with an invite to the VIP Preview at 5:45pm.


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FRIENDS OF THE GALA SPONSORSHIP - $500

Join our host committee with a Friends of the Gala sponsorship! This sponsorship level is for individuals. You will receive:
> Two VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


ROUTE 4 - $1000

VAE was started as Wake Visual Art Association by a group of artists sitting around Margot Richter’s kitchen table on Route 4 in Wake Forest.
> Four VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
Year-Round Benefits:
> VAE Community Memberships for each of your guests*
> One VAE Summit scholarship provided to an artist in your name*
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


SALISBURY STREET - $2,000

After four years of having pop-up exhibits at Memorial Auditorium, the association secured its  very first permanent home at 126 S. Salisbury Street in 1984.
> Six VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> Quarter-page ad in the gala program
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
Year-Round Benefits:
> VAE Community Memberships for each of your guests*
> One $250 project seed grant in your name, awarded to an artist*
> Two VAE Summit scholarship provided to an artist in your name*
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


HARGETT STREET - $3,000

In 1990, the organization moved into a larger space at 112 E. Hargett Street, where Steve Schuster (this year’s honorary chair) was able to offer more space for continued growth.
> Eight VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> Table or equivalent lounge area, dedicated to your guests
> Half-page ad in the gala program
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
Year-Round Benefits:
> VAE Community Memberships for each of your guests*
> Recognition as the sponsor of one of VAE’s 2019 exhibitions*
> Opportunity to use VAE for a private/corporate event*
> One $250 project seed grant in your name, awarded to an artist*
> Three VAE Summit scholarship provided to an artist in your name*
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


BLAKE STREET - $5,000

In 1996 the organization moved to 325 Blake Street in City Market and officially changed the name to Visual Art Exchange.
> 12 VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> One table and one lounge area dedicated to your guests
> Full-page ad in the gala program
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
Year-Round Benefits:
> VAE Community Memberships for each of your guests*
> Recognition as the sponsor of one of VAE’s 2019 exhibitions*
> Opportunity to use VAE for a private/corporate event*
> Two $250 project seed grant in your name, awarded to an artist*
> Four VAE Summit scholarship provided to an artist in your name*
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


MARTIN STREET - $10,000

In 2011 VAE found a home with Steve Schuster yet again, moving into its current location at 309 W. Martin Street.
> 16 VIP tickets to the 35th VAE Gala, including access to the VIP preview at 5:30pm, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and bidder number for silent and live auction
> Two tables or equivalent lounge area, dedicated to for your guests
> Ability to brand a segment of the gala (sections of the silent auction, live auction, after party)
> Full-page ad in the gala program
> Recognition on promotional materials, including signage, program, invitation, and website
Year-Round Benefits:
> VAE Community Memberships for each of your guests*
> Recognition as presenting sponsor of one of VAE’s 2019 exhibitions*
> Opportunity to use VAE for a private/corporate event*
> Four $250 project seed grant in your name, awarded to an artist*
> Eight VAE Summit scholarship provided to an artist in your name*
> Acknowledgment as a VAE donor throughout the 2019 calendar year


PRESENTING SPONSOR - $25,000 (limit one)

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PAY YOUR PLEDGE
Brandon Cordrey at brandon@visualartexchange.org or 919.256.6856 to arrange for an invoice or to pay by phone. Click here to pay online.

AD SPECIFICATIONS
Blake Street & Martin Street - Full page: 5”w x 8”h
Hargett Street - Half Page: 5”w x 3.75”h
Salisbury Street - Quarter Page: 2.375”w x 3.75”h
All ads are black and white ad and the preferred format is Adobe Acrobat PDF with fonts embedded. Please send ads to Rachel Herrick and Brandon Cordrey by January 23.

GUESTS
We want to take great care of you and your guests at the gala, so please let us know who will be attending in advance of the event. This will streamline registration and allow us to communicate event information and updates. We have provided a form on our website for your convenience, but you can get us the information by phone or email too. Don’t know who is coming? We can list them as your company’s guests. Please send their names, emails, phone numbers, mailing addresses and bidder information to Brandon Cordrey by Wednesday, February 13.

Questions? Email Brandon or call 919.256.6856.