Recognition Week Celebration

Thank You For Your Support!

We extend our deepest gratitude for your generous support and participation as we gathered with the shared purpose of upholding the mission of Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Thanks to your contributions, we exceeded our goals and raised $1,300,000 of critical funds in support of Anderson Ranch! Your contributions have created profound artistic opportunities for so many. You’ve made it possible for us to continue our transformative work to nurture artistic excellence, fostering creative growth, and connecting us all as a community of friends.

The night was filled with memorable moments. The vibrant art demonstrations and cocktail hour alongside the lively conversations with fellow art enthusiasts got us off to a great start. Schermer Meeting Hall was transformed into a beautiful space where the wonderful award presentations by Sarah Arison and Reggie Smith were followed by the heartwarming acceptances from honorees Christian Marclay and Dana Farouki.

Your presence with us on that special night and your unwavering support of the Ranch will leave an indelible mark on the lives of artists and the broader artistic community we serve. We look forward to your continued engagement as we advance in our journey.

Recognition Week is generously supported by:

Co-Chairs: Sarah Arison, Rona Citrin, and Leigh Smith

Honorary Host Committee:

Alia Al-Senussi
Sarah Arison and Tom Wilhelm
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul
Rona and Jeff Citrin
Nancy and Steve Crown
Paula and Jim Crown
Claire Dewar
Lori Dresner and Peter Wycoff
Gail and Alfred Engelberg
The Farouki Family
Martha Finger
Sheila and David Fuente
Scott Francis and Susan Goron
Michelle and Perry Griffith
Kristen Kellman
Philae Knight
Laura and Gary Lauder
Melony and Adam Lewis
Liza and Jon Mauck
Palmieri Fine Art
Paula Cooper Gallery
Kevin Ramnaraine and Richard Edwards
Albert Sanford
Leigh and Reggie Smith
Evan Snyderman
Judith Steinberg
Billy Stolz
Ellen Susman
Jamie Alexander Tisch
Marie and Bill Wise
White Cube


Auction Committee:

Philae Knight – Chair
Ian Alteveer
Claire Dewar
Evan Snyderman

2023 Honorees:

Christian Marclay

International Artist Honoree

Christian Marclay (b. 1955, San Rafael, California) explores the connections between vision and sound, creating works in which these two sensibilities enrich and challenge one another. Marclay garnered international acclaim at the 54th Venice Biennale for his masterpiece video work, The Clock, for which he received the prestigious Golden Lion award. Marclay’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including one-person presentations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. (1990); the Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva (1995); the Kunsthaus, Zurich (1997); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002); Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2008); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2010); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011); the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2019) and the Centre Pompidou (2022–2023). A pioneering DJ using records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages, since 1979 Marclay has performed and recorded both solo and in collaboration with many musicians, including John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Otomo Yoshihide, Butch Morris, Shelley Hirsch, Okkyung Lee, Mats Gustafsson, and Lee Ranaldo. His work is in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; the Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Marclay lives and works in London.

Dana Farouki

Service to the Arts Honoree

Dana Farouki is a curator and patron, specializing in Middle East contemporary art and will be the recipient of the 2023 Service to the Arts Award at the Recognition Dinner on July 13, 2023. As an advocate of Middle East artists and cultural initiatives, she oversaw the largest commissioning-based prize for MENASA in collaboration with Art Dubai until 2018. Dana serves on the Board of Trustees for Creative Time, Bidoun Projects and MoMA PS1. She is the founding Chair of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Middle East Circle and is also a member of Brown University’s Middle East Advisory Council and the National Arts Advisory Committee for the Middle East Institute.

About The Awards

The International Artist Award is given to globally-recognized artists who demonstrate the highest level of artistic achievement and whose careers have fundamentally influenced contemporary art. As the 26th honoree, Marclay joins illustrious past recipients, including Yinka Shonibare CBE (2022), Simone Leigh (2021), Nick Cave (2019), Ai Weiwei (2018), Wangechi Mutu (2017), Carrie Mae Weems (2016), Frank Stella (2015), Theaster Gates (2014), and Bill Viola (2013).

The Service to the Arts Award is presented to locally and nationally recognized arts advocates, who demonstrate the highest level of leadership, integrity and vision. Prior recipients include Sarah Arison (2019), Bunny and Charles Burson (2018), Jan and Ronnie Greenberg (2017), Eleanore and Domenico De Sole (2016), Jennifer and David Stockman (2015), among others.

Click here to see a list of past Recognition Dinner honorees.

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