2018-07-26 / Mainsheet

Artists’ Ball a Colorful Success

Photos by Jen Carter


Anne Carlson and Carol Swift Anne Carlson and Carol Swift More than 400 guests danced the night away at the Newport Art Museum’s colorful Artists’ Ball on July 20. Event co-chairs Anne Baker, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Molly de Ramel and Steven Richter hosted the evening of art, fashion, dining and dancing in support of the Museum’s arts programming, collections and historic buildings.

The Artists’ Ball, presented by Oscar de la Renta, featured guest artist Donald Robertson, who adorned a Moke America electric car later auctioned off with his signature bright colors and gaffer’s tape.

Auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s presented seven exclusive live auction items and experiences, many of which were created in honor of the event and inspired by the museum’s collection, from alice + olivia, Audemars Piguet, ISOUDE, Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, Moke America, Oscar de la Renta and Three Golden Apples.


Donald Robertson and Elizabeth Kahane Donald Robertson and Elizabeth Kahane Food stations from The Catered Affair were set up on the museum lawn, followed by a dance party with Marjorie “DJ Mad Marj” Gubelmann.

Coming up, the museum will host its second colorful experience of the summer with the 25th annual community art festival Wet Paint on Aug. 9, 11 and 12. Participating artists of all ages will spend the day creating art, submit their completed works, still “wet,” to be installed in the galleries and auctioned in support of the Museum.

More information about the Newport Art Museum’s Artists’ Ball and Wet Paint can be found at newportartmuseum.org.



Rebecca Kelly and Rupert Nesbitt Rebecca Kelly and Rupert Nesbitt

Sheri and Mark Brice Sheri and Mark Brice

Caterine Milinaire Cushing and Monique Coleman Caterine Milinaire Cushing and Monique Coleman

Tiffany Peay and Peter Dickison Tiffany Peay and Peter Dickison

Return to top