Transforming Lives: The JSMA at 85

Transforming Lives: The JSMA at 85
Friday, May 11, 2018 
6 - 10 p.m. 

JSMA Executive Director Jill Hartz, Co-Chairs Chris and Christine Smith, and Leadership Council President Dr. James Walker invite you to join us for Transforming Lives: The JSMA at 85, a gala celebration with cocktails, dinner, live auction, paddles up, and an after-party with live music and dancing.

Cocktail Attire
Free parking in UO Staff & Faculty Lots after 6:00 p.m.
Please call 541-346-0974 if you need special assistance.

6:00 p.m.
Cocktails, Check-in and Silent Auction

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner, Live Auction and Paddles Up
*menu details coming soon
Click here to see the Gala Auction Preview
Karla Chambers, Master of Ceremonies
Andrew Lick, Auctioneer, Christie’s, Specialist
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Tour the Galleries & After-Party

Can’t come but want to participate in the Auction and Paddles Up? Call 541-346-0974


Transforming Lives affirms the JSMA’s exceptional service to our local community and the state:

  • Art Teaches: Ensures that more than 11,500 k-12 students each year experience the museum field trips and on-site and off-site art-centered learning.
  • Art Inspires: Provides arts-focused service and mentoring opportunities for UO student athletes and at-risk high school students and children with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
  • Art Heals: Encompasses a range of health care systems, including medical training using Visual Thinking Strategies and art-making workshops for patients, caregivers, and individuals affected by PTSD and addition.


Transforming Lives honors our major benefactors Cheryl & Allyn Ford, Hope Pressman, and Jordan Schnitzer whose generosity and vision guide our programs every day. 

$5,000 Transforming Lives Sponsor
Includes premium seating for 8, complimentary wine at dinner, 10 complimentary family guest passes, special acknowledgement. ($400 fair market value)

$2,500 Patron Sponsor
Includes premium seating for 8, complimentary wine at dinner. ($400 fair market value)

$150 Individual Ticket
($50 fair market value)

RSVP by April 26, 2018
To purchase tickets or to reserve a table, please call 541-346-0974 -or- 


Transforming Lives Host Committee
Chris & Christine Smith, Co-Chairs
Karla Chambers
David & Marcia Hilton
Sharon Ungerleider
Paul Peppis & Libby Wadsworth
Jim & Barbara Walker
Cindy Weinhold