The PAAM Party
PARTNERING WITH PAAM: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS
In October 2017, we celebrated PAAM’s partners—individuals, couples, and cultural organizations—who have worked to advance our artistic environment. Since its inception, the Provincetown art community has been a source of inspiration that has resulted in an unprecedented outpost of imagination.
AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND OUTSTANDING LEGACY COLLABORATION WITH PAAM
Pat de Groot
Trained as a book designer, Pat de Groot began painting in the 1970s and became one of Provincetown’s most prolific artists. She has spent over a half-century at her home on Commercial Street, which offers grand views of the sea and birds outside of her windows. Cormorants, seascapes, horizons, jazz, and frequent visitors to her home are collectively represented around the property, inspiring her art. De Groot is the recipient of multiple awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Fine Arts Work Center. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, and the Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown.
AWARD FOR ARTFUL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AND COLLABORATIVE TRANSFORMATION OF PAAM
Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti
Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti were both born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the United States where they created the architecture firm of Machado and Silvetti in 1974. Machado chaired RISD’s Department of Architecture, and later the Department of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), where he is currently a tenured professor. Silvetti is also a tenured professor at Harvard’s GSD, where he began leading the architecture programs in 1975. Machado and Silvetti have been engaged with PAAM for over 20 years, and designed the new addition and renovation completed in 2005. The building was the first Silver LEED Certified museum in the United States and has been recognized with numerous architectural awards.
AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT OF PROVINCETOWN ART AND ARTISTS AT PAAM
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is the regional arts agency for Barnstable County and Cape Cod’s only nonprofit arts and culture organization that serves all artists, all art forms, and all cultural and historical centers. As the link between the Cape’s cultural community and its residents and visitors, AFCC’s work makes a significant and measurable impact on the creative community while enhancing Cape Cod’s reputation as a cultural destination. A forerunner in creative collaborations, AFCC hosts an annual creative exchange conference, encouraging arts organizations to inspire one another and exchange ideas. Over the past 20 years, the foundation has granted over $1.5 million to artistic endeavors on Cape Cod.
Art Preview Party
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME A PARTNER IN ART
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6-8PM
This year’s gala weekend introduced a special event Friday evening, October 6, 6–8pm. All gala sponsors donating $2,500 or more were invited to the PAAM galleries at 460 Commercial Street to exclusively preview Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection, and Selected Works from the de Groot Collection.
Guests also participated in a special sale of art works by William Freed and Lillian Orlowsky. Hors d’oeuvers and cocktails were provided by MAX Ultimate Food and Perry’s Wine and Liquors.
THE 12TH ANNUAL BENEFIT PAAM GALA SPONSORED BY:
GALA SPONSORS AT $10,000 OR ABOVE:
PREMIUM BUSINESS SPONSORS AT $5,000 OR ABOVE:
BUSINESS SPONSORS AT $2,500 LEVEL: