Some 425 art lovers turned out for The Arc Baltimore’s popular art auction, with a theme this year – “GO WILD!” – that inspired both artists and audience.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour where they could peruse the 82 works of art up for auction…
…all of which was created by more than 60 talented artists with disabilities.
Many of the artists were on hand that night to discuss their work with admirers and pose for a group photo.
Another highlight of the evening was the opportunity to go a little wild and strike fun poses at a photo booth there. The event – presented by Tiger Title Sponsor Scientific Plant Service and co-chaired by Laura Ward and Jennifer Brandenburg – brought in $86,000 for the nonprofit’s mission, helping people with disabilities live more fulfilling lives.
Pictured (LtoR) Kathleen Durkin, The Arc Baltimore executive director; Maria Hudak-Rosner, participating artist; Yumi Hogan, First Lady of Maryland; and Carol Beatty, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities
Pictured (LtoR) Chris Brandenburg, Baltimore area engineer; Jen Brandenburg, event co-chair; Laura Ward, event co-chair; and Joe Ward, The Arc Baltimore board president
Pictured (LtoR) Kennedy Krieger Institute colleagues: Holly Long, KKI Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities intern; Nancy Grasmick, KKI board president; and Maureen van Stone, KKI Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities interim director
Pictured (LtoR) Terry Squyres, GWWO Architects principal; Alan Reed, GWWO Architects principal; and George Ciscle, Maryland Institute College of Art curator-in-residence emeritus
Pictured (LtoR) John Schulze, Allegis Group director of real estate; and Josh Itzoe, Greenspring Advisors partner
Pictured (LtoR) Michael Bennett, participating artist; and Yumi Hogan
Pictured (LtoR) Linda Bannister, Baltimore City Public Schools paraeducator; Gregory Bannister, participating artist; Dr. Jill Vocci, The Arc Baltimore board member; and Matt Vocci, Santoni, Vocci & Ortega lawyer
Pictured (LtoR) Nick Athanasis, CFS Medical Supply Group principal; and Steve Morgan, The Arc Baltimore former executive director/Lakespring Associates founder
Pictured (LtoR) Tracy Pruitt, The Arc Baltimore CFO; Dean Machikas, Mariner Finance mortgage broker; and Aaron Atkinson, The Arc Baltimore assistant executive director
Pictured (LtoR) Capital Services colleagues: Espe Cisneros, insurance broker; Bill Deckert, president; Rachel Mathov, vice president; and Pat Isaac, CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Monique Du Bois, The Arc Baltimore director of community living; Jennifer Aldridge, Manpower York human resources director; and Nicholas Staigerwald, Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center catering sales manager
Pictured (LtoR) Amy Weglein, Yoga Gallery & Wellness owner; Lindsey McClees, Town and Country Property Watch owner/J. Govane McClees Contracting general contractor; Amy Ash, NetVigour president; Jen James, St. James Academy reading specialist; and Jeff Weglein, Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency owner (October 19, 2018 – Grand Lodge of Maryland)