Apr 29, 2013

The Debutante Ball Present Generous Check to the FAC

Ann Naughton and Jennifer Oseth of the Debutante Ball present the FAC's Sam Gappmayer with a generous check.

We're excited and grateful to share that the Fine Arts Center recently received a check for $26,000 from the Colorado Springs Debutante Ball Committee!!! This generous donation will be used to purchase new works of art for our Permanent Collection.

The Debutante Ball Committee first began contributing annually to the FAC's Permanent Collection acquisition fund in 1967, and since then,  have donated over half a million dollars! Their generosity has resulted in the purchase of many iconic FAC works, including those below.

John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer, or A Lady in White, 1889-1890. Oil on canvas
Funds acquired through public subscription and Debutante Ball Purchase Fund, FA 1969.3

John Sloan, Eagles of Tesuque, 1921. Oil on canvas
Mrs. A. E. Carlton Purchase Fund and Debutante Ball Purchase Fund, FA 1968.5

Artist unknown, Bulto/Our Lady, Ca. 1880-1910, Wood, gesso, oil-based paint
Debutante Ball Committee Purchase in memory of Mrs. Charles Leaming Tutt, TM 1984.1

Joe Baker, Snow Bandit Waiting for Spring, 1983. Oil on canvas
Debutante Ball Committee Purchase Fund, FA 1983.11

Marisol (Escobar), John Wayne, 1963. Wood and mixed media
Julianne Kemper Purchase Fund and Debutante Ball Purchase Fund, FA 1978.5

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