Save the Date! The 87th Annual Beaux Arts Ball will be held on Thursday, December 21 at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
2016 Beaux Arts Ball
Congraulations to Erica Elyse Ernst daughter of John and Debbie Ernst, for being named the 2016 Beaux Arts Ball Queen!
Special Maids Anna Signe Mugerditchian was named first special maid. Second special maid was Taylor Ann Tweedell, third special maid was Charlotte Claire Sullivant, and fourth special maid was McKendree Lee Mummey.Congratulations!
While the queen and the four special maids are determined by who sells the most tickets, volunteer efforts are also recognized. Anna Signe Mugerditchian, daughter of Paul and Christine Mugerditchian, won the Beaux Arts Ball Young Woman of Achievement Award. The award, a symbol of the importance of community service, is given to honor the founding women of the Quincy Art Center and is given annually to the participant who has compiled the most hours of volunteer work at the Art Center. (Left)
Special thanks to this year's Sponsors!
Major sponsors for the ball are Gardner Denver, Great River Aviation LLC, Gully Transportation, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and Sturhahn Jewelers. Additional sponsors include Architechnics Inc., Eighth Avenue Villager, Richard & Laura Gerdes Ehrhart, Freiburg Insurance Agency, Friends of the Art Center, Mike & Peg Holzgrafe, Kennedy Wealth Group, Media Development, Schuecking's Mens Wear, Specs, Wellman Florist, The Herald Whig, and WGEM-TV.
2016 Beaux Arts Ball
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The Beaux Arts Ball is a Quincy tradition that helps fund the Quincy Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.
Any sophomore, junior, or senior girl can participate in the Beaux Arts Ball. If you have been invited, consider it an honor as we try to involve young men and women that are already active and making a difference in our community. By taking part, you are continuing a Quincy tradition!
It is It is always held in late December around Christmas. In recent years, it has been at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
2016 Young Women of Achievement Award Winner
"My time volunteering at the Quincy Art Center has been nothing short of wonderful. I have loved getting to know all of the excellent staff there. They are such a joy to work with. I've also loved the vast amount opportunities I've had in the past 3 years. I've gotten the chance to work with so many kids and help them grow a love of art. I've been able to help start new projects such as a historical record of all the Art Center's events. It has been such a pleasure to spend my time at the Art Center. I can't wait to continue my volunteer work there and to continue to make positive changes in our arts community." -Anna Signe Mugerditchian
Young Women of Achievement Award
On January 23, 1923, a group of Quincy women created the Quincy Art Club. Their goal was “to foster the aesthetic needs of Quincy and develop among her citizens an appreciation of Art in its broad and universal sense as applied to life.” Today, the Quincy Art Center’s mission is to educate the public by promoting the growth and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and programs. The Art Center is supported in part by membership fees, contributions, grants and proceeds from fundraising events, the most notable of which is the annual Beaux Arts Ball.
It seems most fitting that an organization founded by women is today funded, in part, by the efforts of young women volunteering their time to raise monies through participation in the Beaux Arts Ball. In an effort to recognize not only the fundraising abilities of the queen candidates, the Beaux Arts Ball Commission has decided to implement an award based upon volunteer efforts. The Woman of Achievement Award will be presented during the Beaux Arts Ball Coronation and will be awarded to the young lady who has taken the additional initiative and has accumulated the most volunteer hours at the Quincy Art Center.
Time spent soliciting donations for the Quincy Art Center will not be included in the minimum time requirement. This community service opportunity will be available to all women participating in the Beaux Arts Ball (sophomore, junior and senior girls). Hours will accumulate beginning in the sophomore year. Time sheets will be kept by the Quincy Art Center and tallied on the last business day before the Ball. This opportunity is not mandatory.
Due to the limited seating capacity and increased volume of patrons at the Beaux Arts Ball, the Quincy Art Center will offer reserved tables of eight at a cost of $75 per table. Open seating is available but tables must be reserved. Reserved tables do not include admission to the ball.
For an additional $25, a food tray can be added to your order when you make your table registration online.