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Snap Gala 2015

The Photography Department’s sixth biennial Snap gala will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Once again this photo-filled benefit gala will include a live auction of photo sessions with internationally renowned artists and a chance to “get snapped” throughout the evening.

6:00 p.m. Cocktails and photographic activities in Terzo Piano

7:30 p.m. Dinner in Griffin Court

8:30 p.m. Live auction of photographic sessions with internationally renowned artists

9:00 p.m. Dessert and after-dinner drinks

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Put yourself in the picture!

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000, 2 tables of 8
Patron: $15,000, 1 table of 8
Host: $7,500, 1 table of 8
Individual tickets: $500

Purchase your tickets today!

Gala Co-Chairs

Susan Canmann
Pamela Phillips Weston

Presenting Sponsors

de Giulio

GCM Grosvenor

Lovell inc

The Bluhm Family
The Harris Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris
Betsy and Andy Rosenfield
The Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation
Roger and Pam Phillips Weston


Carolyn S. Bucksbaum, Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum
Karen Frank
Anstiss and Ronald Krueck
Robin and Sandy Stuart


John and Judy Bross
Susan and Michael Canmann
Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein
Katie Hazelwood and Todd Kaplan
Vicki Horwich
Beth and John Jostrand
Thomas E. Keim
Edward Phillipp
Harvey and Beth Plotnick
Kenneth and Christine Tanaka
Elena Urschel
Dia S. and Edward S. Weil, Jr.

Committee on Photography

Caryn Harris, Chair
Karen Frank, Vice-Chair

Michael Abrams
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf
John A. Bross
Kay Bucksbaum
Francie Corner
Sondra Berman Epstein
Vicki Horwich
Thomas E. Kelm
Anstiss Hammond Krueck
Howard M. McCue III
Harvey Plotnick
Betsy Rosenfield
Ellen Sandor
Richard L. Sandor
Ralph Segall
Brenda M. Shapiro
Alexander D. Stuart
Kenneth E. Tanaka
Robert A. Taub
Elena Urschel
Dia Weil
Pamela Phillips Weston
Helen Zell
Martin E. Zimmerman

All sponsors of July 23, 2015

This evening features one of the most unique auction events in the city. A tradition that started with the first Snap Gala, the auction offers one-of-a-kind artist experiences, including photographic sessions with acclaimed artists. The last Snap auction featured sessions with photographers Abelardo Morell, Tony Tasset, Moyra Davey, and James Welling.

Conditions of Sale

Each lot will be offered for sale subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. By bidding at auction, the buyer and all bidders agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be changed or supplemented as provided below.

  1. The Art Institute of Chicago (“AIC”) does not assume any risk, liability or responsibility for any items offered at this auction.
  2. The Photographer may have his or her own terms and conditions that he or she requires of a Buyer. To the extent that any such terms or conditions were available in advance of the auction, AIC has endeavored to post such terms and conditions on the website promoting the auction and/or make such terms and conditions available at the auction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any such terms or conditions are a matter between the Photographer and the Buyer only and do not involve AIC.
  3. All sales are final and all items are sold “AS-IS, WHERE-IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS.” AIC makes no guarantees, warranties or representations, express or implied, of any kind or nature, with respect to the items or any of Photographer’s terms or conditions. In no event shall AIC be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, of Photographer’s terms or conditions or the value or condition of the property purchased at auction. No statement in any printed materials, on-line or made at the sale or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability on the part of AIC.
  4. The values of the items included in this auction were provided by the parties that donated the items for this event. AIC does not review or verify the accuracy of these values.
  5. Auction purchases are not treated as charitable contributions. As a result, AIC does not issue a charitable contribution receipt to auction purchasers.
  6. AIC, in its discretion, may offer additional lots that may not be referenced in the auction materials. Such additional lots shall be subject to these Conditions of Sale and to Photographer’s terms or conditions.
  7. Any item may be withdrawn from auction at any time prior to the offering of each lot without any liability. If a lot fails to meet its reserve price, AIC may cancel such sale without any liability.
  8. AIC has the sole right to settle disputed bids and to decide whether or not to re-offer the lot.
  9. The record of sale kept by AIC shall be conclusive in all respects.
  10. Payment must be made at the end of the auction. Personal checks and major credit cards are acceptable; cash will not be accepted. Photo sessions will not be scheduled until AIC has been paid in full.
  11. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to arrange with the Photographer a date for a photo session, such date not to be later than October 7, 2016, unless otherwise agreed to by both the Buyer and the Photographer.