Photo Gallery: Highlights from Our 2013 Benefit & Auction

5. Benefit Party4

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Benefit & Auction on May 14th—what a fantastic night! Special thanks to Daniel Roumain for an incredibly moving musical performance, and to artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz, who painted portraits of many of our guests. And of course, we are eternally grateful to our amazingly generous board member, Paige West, who hosted the event at her beautiful home in Tribeca. We’re already looking forward to next year’s festivities!

Panoramic view of Paige West's living room
The setting: A panoramic view of Paige West’s living room with our auction artworks installed.


Auction artworks by Kerry Skarbakka, Ken Gonzales-Day and Sam Van Aken (amidst other work from Paige West’s collection, on display in her gorgeous living room).


Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events provided the amazing food and beverages. Special thanks to Leslie Russell for planning an amazing menu again this year!

Mini Chicken & Waffles!

Creative Capital Visual Arts grantees Chris Doyle, Simone Leigh and Janine Antoni

Benefit guests perused paintings by grantee Franco Mondini-Ruiz (2001 Visual Arts). The works were part of Franco’s special project, Spring Flings and Pretty Things, which Creative Capital presented at PULSE NY and at the Benefit party.


Franco painted portraits of many of the Benefit guests, including host Paige West and Christopher Cooper.


Grantee LaToya Ruby Frazier (2012 Visual Arts) with Colleen Keegan (Host Committee) and Robby Browne (Benefit Committee)


Anna Raginskaya and Daniel Desmond (JP Morgan), Ruby Lerner (President & Executive Director, Creative Capital), Sara Friedlander (Auctioneer, Christie’s)


Sara Friedlander of Christie’s led the live auction of Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit, a grafted tree with the capacity to grow over 40 varieties of stone fruit.

Party guests during the live auction.

Grantees Daniel Roumain (2000 Performing Arts) and Dread Scott (2001 Visual Arts). Daniel gave a beautiful violin and spoken word performance at the event (video coming soon!).


Andrew Keegan, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack (founding board member, Creative Capital; Benefit Committee), Colleen Flanigan, Daniel Roumain (Creative Capital grantee), Colleen Keegan (Host Committee), Michael Reed


Creative Capital Board Chair Lyda Kuth with Benefit guest Aimee Good

Franco Mondini-Ruiz with board member Colleen Jennings-Roggensack

All photos by Gulshan Kirat.

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Meg Miles

About Meg Miles

Meg Miles is Creative Capital's Director of Development. Before joining Creative Capital in 2009, Meg was the Program Coordinator at openhousenewyork, where she organized public programs about New York City's architecture and design and helped launch several fundraising campaigns and activities around the annual OHNY Weekend. Previously, she was the Gallery Manager at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York and worked as an educator at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Meg holds a BA in art history from Oberlin College, where she also spent three years working in various education and research positions at the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

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