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Saturday, October 5, 2019
6:00 - 9:00pm

Mark Steven Greenfield

Gala Chair
Merry Norris

Join us for a festive evening with food, drink, and a silent auction of work by craft-inspired artists. Proceeds of the event will support the museum’s pioneering exhibitions, arts education programs, and hands-on workshops.

We are also pleased to introduce a DJ-led AFTER PARTY to continue the evening's celebratory atmosphere. Gala ticket holders will have access to the after party, and tickets will also be sold separately for this event. Learn more and buy tickets >>



Merry Norris, Chair
Nancy Adams
Jill Bauman
Barbara Bestor
Dennis Callwood
Jane Chang
Rich Erickson
Howard Fox
Keiko Fukazawa
Phyllis Green
Michael Johnson
Betye Saar
Joel Wachs



$10,000 The Whole Shebang
Support an emerging artist exhibition
- Admission for 10
- Recognition in our gala slide show
- Logo recognition as a major supporter of our 2020 exhibitions
- VIP studio tour - artist to be announced 


$5,000 Big Fan
Fund a leadership program for teens
- Admission for 6
- Recognition in our gala slide show
- Name a scholarship fund for teens
- Private workshop for you and your friends 


$2,500 Here to Party
Underwrite a free art-making workshop
- Admission for 4
- Recognition in our gala slide show
- Dinner with Director Suzanne Isken


$1,000 Date Night
Provide art supplies for school programs
- Admission for 2
- Household / Dual museum membership



$250 Single Ticket(s)



$250 Shout Out Message
Included in our Gala slide show

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Questions? Contact Marion Maddox at or 323.937.4230 ext. 31.



A native Angeleno, Mark Steven Greenfield is an accomplished visual artist who began his practice as a student of Charles White and John Riddle. Greenfield’s work explores the complexities of the African American experience in contemporary society, and has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States -- most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California African American Museum.

Greenfield has also had a noteworthy impact as a civic leader. From 1993 through 2010 he was an arts administrator for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; first as the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Towers of Simon Rodia and later as the director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.  He has served on the boards of the Downtown Arts Development Association, the Korean American Museum, and The Armory Center for the Arts , was past president of the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 and currently serves on the board of Side Street Projects.

Greenfield’s work will be on view as part of Craft Contemporary's summer exhibition, The RIDDLE Effect, which features the work of John T. Riddle Jr. and his contemporaries.



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Craft Contemporary Gala

Join us for a special evening celebrating craft in LA.