45th Anniversary Gala

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 6 pm

You are cordially invited to the 45th Anniversary Gala

"Dutch Golden Age" at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center


opening night of Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandts’ Etchings 

with cocktails & entertainment on the paseo, the exhibition opening, and dinner


golden attire (black tie optional)


 by Rembrandt van Rijn, executed between 1629 and 1648


classic cuisine, cocktails, and music


during the live & silent auction



$125 per person

Corporate Tables at $1,200, $1,500 and $1,800

(Tables may seat 8-12)

Proceeds benefit Arts Center Programs

RSVP by May 26, 2017 to (719) 295-7200 ext. 7238

For advance reservations, information on tables, and sponsorship opportunities,

please call (719) 295-7200 ext. 7238


Auction Items


The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center's 45th Anniversary on June 2 will feature a live auction. We are accepting pre-bids on these items. To enter a bid, please contact the Arts Center's reception desk at 719-295-7200 x1.


One Week Stay at Lake Como, Italy

6 Nights & 7 Days at Italy's stunning Lake Como in a beautiful 2 BR apartment.

Donor: Joe Arrigo & KC Savage


“I Dreamed of Africa Photo Safari”

Zulu Nyala Group will lead you and a guest on this adventure of a lifetime (airfare not included)

Donor: Zulu Nyala Group


Colorado Hot Air Balloon Ride

Platinum package hot air balloon ride for 2 people near Colorado Springs, with classical music, champagne toast and beautiful al fresco breakfast.

Donor: Carolyn Jackson


Clothing with an Ethical Backbone

One of a kind garment designed by Pueblo-based designer and artist, Anne Scott. "When hemp meets silk and fashion respects nature, you can't put together a bad outfit."

Donor: Anne Scott


Dinner for 8

Enjoy a dinner party for 8 people in the home of Dr. Jim & Debbie Sbarbaro. Includes a gourmet meal with wine, exquisitely prepared by the Sbarbaros.

Donors: Dr. Jim & Debbie Sbarbaro


Taos Condo

Enjoy a 2-night stay in Studio or 1 BR condo in Taos, next door to Fechin Museum and Kit Carson Park, across from popular Michael's Kitchen.

Donor: Lita & Mel Martinez


The Wine Cellar

This eclectic collection of vintages is the perfect start-up or addition to your current wine cellar. As individual as each donor, bottles have been autographed by the Arts Center board member who made the selection.

Donor: SDC Board of Trustees


Salvador Dali Package

This package includies “The Thumb” signed and numbered lithograph (23” x 17”), with the signed book “Salvador Dali: The Late Work” by Dr. Elliott King and a meeting with Dr. King.

Donor: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center & Elliott King


My Dinner with Rembrandt

Franco Catinella of Franco's Bistro will prepare dinner with wine for 10 people in the White Gallery during the Rembrandt exhibition, with a private tour.

Donor: Franco Catinella & Sangre de Cristo Arts Center


Jim Rabby’s framed 37” x 25” oil on canvas, titled “Neon Pumpkin Toss”

(Shown:  full artwork followed by detail shot)

Donor: Jim Rabby


Framed Don Dernovich Painting

Don Dernovich's poetic oils and watercolors reflect his love of wildlife and the outdoors. Don is an award winning artist, including first place in oil at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show, and Best Watercolor at the Western Spirits Art Show. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.

Donor: Sally & Greg Berryman


(Not Pictured)

Embellished hand-woven silk top and beaded hand-woven wrap from Gozo, Malta

Donor: Patricia Gonzalez & Dorothy O'Dowd



Event Sponsors



Ryals Family Foundation  |  Charles & Jeanette Gilchrist White


Aberdeen Surgery Center: Dr. Charles Kessler & Dr. Philip Marin

Black Hills Energy


American Vein & Vascular Institute  |  Ida & Gary Anzuini  |  Sylvia & Ted Clair

Linda Crawford  |  Dairy Queen  |  Ent Credit Union  |  Patricia Gonzalez

Loaf 'N Jug  |  Elain & Bill Nicoll  |  Wendy & Dr. Barry Rapp  |  Robert Redwine


Host Committee


Patricia Gonzalez & Dorothy O'Dowd, Co-Chairs

Drs. Elissa Ball & Jay Richter  |  Linda Crawford  |  Warren Diodosio

Carolyn Jackson  |  Lita & Mel Martinez  |  Wendy & Dr. Barry Rapp  |  Wynona & Dr. Wallace Sullivan