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ABOUT
THE SUN VALLEY
WINE AUCTION

The oldest charity Wine Auction in the nation

Sun Valley Museum of Art was founded in 1971 on the belief that a thriving engaged community demands arts and culture to be viable and sustainable. As the oldest arts organization in the Wood River Valley and one of only five institutions in Idaho accredited
by the American Alliance of Museums, SVMoA serves as a community anchor in the Wood River Valley and a cultural keystone in the state of Idaho, bringing residents and visitors together for shared arts experiences. The Museum offers world-class year-round programming in visual arts, music, film, and the humanities.​

Over the past 50 years, Sun Valley Museum of Art has grown from a handful of artists presenting classes and events to a robust professional arts organization that serves more than 40,000 patrons annually. The original campus of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities was founded by Glen Janss, and was established on land deeded by Bill Janss, her husband and owner of Sun Valley Company (1964–1977). Back in the early days when the Union Pacific Railroad owned Sun Valley Resort, the 6-acre property along Trail Creek was the site of the art center. SVMoA flourished at this location as a facility for high-level fine arts residencies hosting artists and faculty that have since achieved celebrated careers. ​

Today, Sun Valley Museum of Art is a thought leader in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s visual art, film and performance programming is diverse, inclusive and inspiring. Uniquely situated in an International Dark Sky Reserve in pristine Idaho wilderness with a diverse mountain community, SVMoA has hosted scores of award-winning artists, innovative thinkers and distinguished scholars from around the world to explore, inspire and collaborate with the community at the Museum, on the stage and in the classroom.

A CELEBRATION OF WINE

A BENEFIT FOR THE ARTS

You're participation makes an impact.

THANK YOU.

Sun Valley Museum of Art
Staff

Jennifer Wells Green—Executive Director

Holly Bornemeier—Marketing Director

Conor Boyle—Development Coordinator 

Peter Burke—Development & Wine Auction Director

Kristine Bretall—Performing Arts & Lectures Director

Sophie Sawyers—Education Director

Allison Fluetsch—Education Coordinator

Brooke Fullmer—Financial Officer

Courtney Gilbert—Curator

Sue Heaphy—Finance Associate 

David Janeski—Database Administrator

Ava Scalan—Communications & PR Manager
Katherine Stoecklein—Operations Manager

Quentin Ransohoff—Exhibitions Assistant

Alex Torquemada—Events Manager


 

Sun Valley Museum of Art
2023 Wine Auction Committee

CO-CHAIRS
Andrea Laporte, Christopher & Jennifer Laporte 

CHEF DE CUISINE

John Tesar

 

COMMITTEE
Alexis & Jake Bilbro
Colleen Buckley-Reynolds
Kelly Corroon
Sandra & Chip Fisher
Laurie & Ross Garber
Nancy Goldstein
Susan & Ron Greenspan
Constance Lawton & Jim Yoder  
Jill & Bruce McLean
Holbrook Newman & Geoff Isles
Linda & Bill Nicholson
Suzanne Phifer Pavitt
Gail Severn
Krista Lida Simor  
Allison Speer
Joanie Swift
Carol Swig
Trish & Dave Wilson

Sun Valley Museum of Art Advisory Council

Kathy Abelson

Ruth Bloom

Michael Engl

Marybeth Flower
Philip Isles

Glenn Janss

Carol Nie

Van Gordon Sauter
Roselyne Swig

Patricia Wilson

Jeri L. Wolfson

Sun Valley Museum of Art Board of Directors

Andrea (Andie) Laporte—President
Ron Greenspan—Vice President 
Ellen James—Secretary 
Linda Nicholson—Treasurer 

 

Kelly Corroon
Adam Elias
Ellen Gillespie
Nancy Goldstein
Anita (Kay) Hardy
Caroline Hobbs
Barbara Lehman
Wendy Pesky
Trina Peters
Jim Reid
Joan Gillespie Swift
Sarah Woodward

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