Special Events

The Art of the Matter: Gala and Auction 2016


6:00 PM

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s 2016 formal gala, held at the Museum, will get to The Art of the Matter! An evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing will celebrate CAM’s groundbreaking exhibitions, high-quality arts education, support of local artists, and far-reaching impact on the St. Louis community. In partnership with virtual auction-house Paddle8, CAM also presents a silent auction at the gala, featuring the work of over 75 celebrated and emerging artists in a variety of media, including KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, Arlene Shechet, and Mickalene Thomas. 

Gala and auction proceeds benefit CAM’s exhibitions and programs. 

Gala Co-Chairs

Exhibitions Jan and Ronald Greenberg 
Education Dorte and James Probstein
Community Engagement Libby and Marc Goldstein 
Local Arts Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg


CAM is deeply grateful to the Art of the Matter artists for donating their work. Each artist has the opportunity to receive 50% of proceeds raised from the sale of their artwork. View PDF preview of auction here.


View and bid on the artwork at paddle8.com/auction/camstl from 2:00 pm CST, Friday, April 1, 2016 to 8:00 pm CST, Friday, April 15, 2016.


View the artwork in-person and bid through Paddle8 at the Art of the Matter, April 15.

Complete List of Participating Artists

Caroline Achaintre, Maximilian Arnold, Alaa Awad, Conor Backman, Kristin Baker, Leon Benn, Michal Bohdankiewicz, Ry David Bradley, Jared Buckhiester, Jaqueline Cedar, Joshua Citarella, Dan Colen, Bethany Collins, Hunter Creel, Zuzanna Czebatul, Violet Dennison, Michael Dotson, Nicole Eisenman, Cecile B. Evans, Josh Faught, Andrew Gbur, Ron Gorchov, Nicolas Guagnini, Chris Hood, Cody Hoyt, KAWS, Invader, Wyatt Kahn (on-site only), Lucy Kim, Brian Kokoska, Paul Kremer, Rachel LaBine, Zachary Leener, Sofia Leiby, Eric Mack, Nikki Maloof, Eddie Martinez, Servane Mary, Yoshitomo Nara, Matteo Negri, William J. O’Brien, John Jerome O’Connor, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Margaux Ogden, Nadia Haji Omar, Joyce Pensato, Wong Ping, Bayne Peterson, Sean Phetsarath, Heather Phillipson, Gabriel Pionkowski, Valerie Piraino, Przemek Pyszczek, Neil Raitt, Sean Raspet, Zach Reini, Retna, Alona Rodeh, Brian Rochefort, Nicola Samori, Max Hooper Schneider, Arlene Shechet, Lui Shtini, Mark Soo, Kyle Staver, Ezra Tessler, Mickalene Thomas, Victor-John Villanueva, Nicole Wittenberg, Jesse Wine, and Robert Zungu. 


Purchase online or contact Kristyn Brown at kbrown@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x 217.


Download the complete The Art of the Matter sponsorship packet or view sponsorship levels and benefits below.

For more information about sponsorship, contact Kristyn Brown at kbrown@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x 217.


Youth Education Investors

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Alison and John Ferring  

Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg 

Local Arts Advocates

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Anonymous                                     Alexis Cossé and Erik Karanik      

Susan and Robert Goldstein          Jan and Ronald Greenberg             

Dorte and James Probstein            Mary Ann and Andy Srenco 


CAM Supporters

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Special Thanks