Upcoming Event

2019 Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Club
Presidents’ Ballroom
1 East 60th Street, NYC



Don’t miss this year’s annual Spring Luncheon featuring celebrated interior designer Stephen Sills in conversation with Martha Stewart.

Each year, the AFA Spring Luncheon brings together passionate art collectors and scholars, prominent museum directors, and distinguished business professionals to support the AFA’s important work. For over 110 years, the American Federation of Arts has been the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. We are dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions, publishing scholarly research and developing educational programs.  Your support will help us make art accessible to small and large communities across the nation.  Thank you!

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Luncheon Chairs
Jennifer McCracken New
Merrill Mahan

Luncheon Co-Chairs
Ashleigh Fernandez
Lee White Galvis
Ian Taylor

Benefit Committee
Ruth Appelhof
Betsy Barbanell
Beauvais Carpets
Elizabeth Belfer
Tsipi Ben-Haim
Courtney Burbela
Connie Choi
Michele and Martin Cohen
The Corner Foundation
Cristina Cuomo
Robert and Kristen DeLaMater
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Yasaman Djunic
Alexandra Doan Drucker
Brian Ferriso
Andrea Grover
Agnes Gund
Christine Harmon
Phyllis Hollis
Elizabeth Madigan Jost
Steph R. La Nasa
Barbara & Richard Lane
Sahra Lese
NancyJane & Jeffrey M. Loewy
Martha MacMillan
Claire Marmion
Clare E. McKeon
Edie Meyer
Susan Noonan
Candace Procaccini
Michelle Plastrik
Katie Adams Schaeffer
Betsy Pinover Schiff
Belinda Tate
Ellen Taubman
Barbara Tober
Monique Schoen Warshaw
Sandra Warshawsky
Ali Wolfe
Julián Zugazagoitia

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Stephen Sills is a celebrated interior designer specializing in transforming interiors into timeless and unique environments for modern living. He approaches every project with sensitivity to the architecture, function, and history of the space, enriching the vision of the client. With a fresh approach to classicism, Sills brings together furnishings that span four centuries and innovative choices of surfaces, textures, and colors. Architectural Digest described his work as “a lucid synthesis of opulence, rigor and surprise.”

His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, Vogue, Maison & Jardin, W, New York Magazine, T Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, among others. His Bedford residence is included in Dominic Bradbury’s “American Designers at Home” and HGTV’s “Top 10 Most Beautiful Homes.” He is included in Elle Décor’s A List of the Top 25 Designers. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and is one of their “30 Deans of American Design”.

Stephen’s work has been included in numerous books including the recent books Inspired Design, The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years by Jennifer Boles and Making Rooms Your Own: Lessons from Interior Designers by the Editors of New York Social Diary. In 2013, he released his first monograph Stephen Sills Decoration and is currently working on his second book expected to arrive in 2020.

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 94 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, healthy living, holidays, weddings, and pet care. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month. Her branded products can be found in over 70 million households and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.

In 2015, Martha merged her company with Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQBG), one of the world’s leading brand management companies with a portfolio of consumer brands in the home, fashion and active categories that generate over $4 billion annually in global retail sales. While continuing to oversee the brand she founded, she also now serves as Chief Creative Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Sequential.


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