13th Annual Gala Weekend

Enjoy fresh air, fine food and new art during the Museum of Northern Arizona’s annual Gala on June 22. This festive evening is one of the preeminent social events of the summer and an important fundraiser for the museum.

The main Gala event features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres accompanying a silent auction and preview of the new exhibition Nine 4 Ninety: Artists for a New Era and opportunity to meet the artists. This exhibition features nine cutting-edge artists working on the Colorado Plateau, including a haute couture fashion designer, a printmaker combining elements of rug design and street art, a clay-artist working in a comic-book motif and an abstract sculptor.

Following the exhibition preview, enjoy a seated dinner catered by Josephine’s Modern American Bistro under a beautifully decorated tent on the edge of Rio de Flag. During the live auction segment of the evening, bid on fine art including pieces donated by the featured artists, unique experiences and trips.

Gala tickets are limited and may be purchased online at https://shopmusnaz.org/collections/special-events or by contacting development@musnaz.org or calling the Development Office at 928.774.5211, ext. 227.

June 22, 2019
Gala & Fine Art Auction (Exhibition Preview, Dinner, & Live Auction)
5:30 pm Preview the exhibition Nine 4 Ninety: Artists for a New Era, Silent Auction
6:30 pm Seated dinner catered by Josephine’s Modern American Bistro and Live Auction
Indoor/outdoor venue – cocktail attire

June 23, 2019
Curator's Brunch & Exhibition Opening
10 am Buffet Brunch and exhibition opening
Indoor/outdoor venue – dressy casual attire

For sponsorship opportunities and reservations, please contact the Development Office at 928.774.5211, ext 227 or development@musnaz.org.

Nine 4 Ninety artists

Melissa Cody, Diné, textile artist and printmaker 

A fourth-generation Diné weaver and printmaker artist, Cody fuses contemporary themes with traditional designs in vivid color schemes.  


Michelle Condrat, painter 

With broad strokes and intense colors, Condrat creates vivid paintings of the Southwestern landcapes that seem to vibrate with energy. 


Orlando Dugi, Diné, fashion designer 

Feathered, folded and flowing, the elegant fashions by Diné designer Dugi bring desert inspiration to runway regalia. 


Josh Elliott, painter 

Elliott’s pared-down western landscapes exude a quiet elegance, presenting the Modern West, where nature and humanity coexist. 


Jason Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo, clay artist and printmaker 

The images Garcia creates on clay tiles and prints use Pueblo scenes and pop-culture references to present a rich mix of history, culture and commentary.  


Arlo Namingha, Tewa/Hopi, sculptor 

The bold shapes of Namingha’s abstract sculptures echo symbolic imagery from his Tewa/Hopi traditions, while presenting a fully fresh aesthetic. 


Michael Namingha, Tewa/Hopi, mixed media artist 

Utilizing modern techniques and technology, Namingha creates refined multidimensional images layering landscape, design and typography. 


Delwyn Tawvaya, Hopi, silversmith 

Using silver-overlay techniques embraced by Hopi jewelers since the 1930s, Tawvaya pushes the boundaries of the art form with his artful and innovative designs. 


Melanie Yazzie, Diné, painter, printmaker, sculptor 

A versatile and skilled Diné artist, Yazzie populates her playful paintings, monotypes and bronze sculptures with whimsical animals and shapes.