Executive Director of I.M.O.W., Clare Winterton
Beautiful setting of the 2011 Annual Benefit at Terra Gallery
Becca Barker, Kelly Landers, Adrienne Partridge
Shannon Leahy, Clare Winterton
Joe Celia, Bernidet Keil Celia, Anna Richardson, John Hession
Paige Sprincin, Shannon Leahy (event designer), Melissa Howden (event producer)
Rachel Leigh, Courtney Reed
Vice Chair of I.M.O.W., Pat Martel
An array of appetizers set out for the night
Featured fashions of Hunter Dixon, Taylor Stitch, Marine Layer, and Margaret Elizabeth
Beverages for the night included Brugal Rum, Clif Familiy Winery, and Green Planet Bottling
Having fun no matter what the case is
If there's any organization that tries to value the lives of women around the world, I.M.O.W. does just that. Standing for "International Museum of Women," this social change museum inspires global action by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through online exhibitions, history, arts, and cultural programs that make the community.
Inside The Common SF, I.M.O.W. hosted their "Celebrating Change: Art Live Launch Party" on February 3 from 6-9 pm. The warmly-lit, intimate setting welcomed guests as they were able to look around at fashionable items made by Hunter Dixon, Taylor Stitch, Marine Layer, and Margaret Elizabeth. They also bellied up to the wooden tables that served delicious bites such as Paxti's Chicago Pizza, which were washed down with beverages from Brugal Rum and Green Planet Bottling. DJ Gabe Gavilanes had everyone grooving to music throughout the night.
This launch party was only a precursor event to I.M.O.W.'s Annual Benefit
. This year, the 2011 gala was memorialized at Terra Gallery on March 10. Alongside celebrating 100 years of change and the centennial of International Women's Day, I.M.O.W also honored the Museum's founding President and Board Chair, Elizabeth Colton. Honorary Co-chairs inlcuded Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom
and his wife Jennifer.
The night was filled with wine, fine dining, and art installations. Nigerian American award-winning poet and recording artist, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo
, also made a special performance. After hours, the gala followed up with "Celebrating Change: Art Live Lounge
," which featured music, cocktails, dessert, and art at Terra Gallery from 8-11 pm.
With almost 30 sponsors for this event, the International Museum of Women seems to be making progressive changes day by day. *Photos by: Nicole Paulson