The Olana Partnership 2013 Frederic E. Church Award Gala was held at the New York Public Library. This year’s Gala celebrated the Extraordinary American Landscape honoring two outstanding individuals who each are transforming the perception of American art. Olana honored Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museumand Stephen Hannock, acclaimed contemporary landscape painter.

2013 Olana Partnership Frederic E. Church Award Gala

 

 

The Frederic E. Church Award (FEC Award) is a celebration of art, landscape and culture.  Musical artist and art collector, Sting, delivered remarks about his longtime friend, Mr. Hannock, and presented his award. Acclaimed artist, Christo, spoke of the contribution Ms. Broun has made to American art, also presenting her with the award.

 

2013 Olana Partnership Frederic E. Church Award Gala

 

 

The Stephen Hannock painting “Niagara Falls”, a work of polished acrylic on sealed paper, was offered at the Benefit Auction led by Sotheby’s Vice Chairman, David Redden.  The piece is framed in a handcrafted replica of a 20th century period frame by Eli Wilner and CompanyDanny Meyer and Union Square Events catered the event. The evening raised nearly $800,000 for The Olana Partnership. There were 262 guests in attendance.

 

2013 Olana Partnership Frederic E. Church Award Gala

 

 

Elizabeth Broun and Stephen Hannock as honorees. Gabrielle and Louis BaconJames F. Dicke IIWilliam Lauder, and Caroline and Tiger Williams served as the event’s co-chairs.  Anna May Feige and  Belinda Kaye were Steering Committee co-chairs. Sting (Presenter) and Trudie Styler, Christo (Presenter), Sara Griffen (President, The Olana Partnership.

 

2013 Olana Partnership Frederic E. Church Award Gala

 

 

 

Images via Owen Hoffman Adreil Reboh, PatrickMcMullan.com