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May 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Image: Photograph of Tina Dunkley by Sheila Pree Bright; Photograph of Lucinda Bunnen and Susan Cofer by Jerry Siegel

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) presents its spring benefit. Although we would love to gather and celebrate with you in person, we understand that the current health crisis makes that kind of celebration impossible. In lieu of our annual formal gala, MOCA GA will be distributing packages of food, drink, and a curated portfolio of art pieces that reflect our diverse art community to you.

The benefit will take place on May 15th and highlight Women Artists in Service of the Arts. The event honors three women whose careers have been fundamental to the legacy of arts and culture in Atlanta. The Honorees are Tina Dunkley, Susan Cofer, and Lucinda Bunnen.

Lucinda Bunnen is a well-decorated and accomplished artist who enjoys a long and successful career. Over the years, her overwhelmingly generous philanthropy to numerous organizations enabled the continuation of important work nonprofits do for the community.

Tina Dunkley is a multi-talented, award-winning artist. In addition to her successful career, she played an essential role as the curator safeguarding Clark Atlanta University’s immense collection of Africa American Art.

Susan Cofer is a highly regarded artist who, for years, supported individual artists and art institutions through her generous philanthropy. In addition to her delicate and meticulous drawings, she is a gifted portrait artist who is a visionary who skillfully creates sculptures that commemorate individuals who are foundational to the Atlanta art community.

In honor of these women, 26 Women Artists have been commissioned to create 3 works of art that can be placed in a 9 x 12 inch archival portfolio.

The 2021 Spring Benefit participating artists are:
Maria Artemis, Whitney Wood Bailey, Sheila Pree Bright, Lucy Currie, Maggie Davis, Betty Edge, Shanequa Gay, Bojana Ginn, Jean Glenn, Sonya Yong James, Diane Kempler, Susan Ker-Seymer, Maria Korol, Elizabeth Lide, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Donna Mintz, Katherine Mitchell, Kirstin Mitchell, Eleanor Neal, Yanique Norman, Lucha Rodriguez, Rocio Rodriguez, Corrina Sephora, Deanna Sirlin, Lisa Tuttle, Martha Whittington 

Each portfolio will have from 1-7 works of art. Along with the portfolios catered dinner, hors d’oeuvres, wine, etc. will be delivered or at curbside pick-up – depending on the level of patronage or sponsorship

Premium, Deluxe, and Standard packages are available in limited quantities and will feature catered bites from, a selection of wine, and custom-made art items from local artists that reflect the talent and diversity in our community. These are all special edition items and will only be available through the spring benefit box.
Boxes can be purchased online through our website or by contacting ajones@mocaga.org.

MOCA GA holds events that are unlike any other in the city. Our ability to execute elegant affairs coupled with one-of-a-kind art experiences attracts an array of attendees. These events commingle an influential and diverse group of people including but not exclusive to bankers, real estate developers, communications executives, healthcare professionals, architects, young professionals, designers, successful entrepreneurs as well as artists, distinguished art collectors, and philanthropists.

All funds that go towards this experience benefit MOCA GA whose mission is to collect and archive significant, contemporary works by the artists of the state of Georgia. To place our artists in a global context, the Museum’s exhibitions include Georgia artists and artists from around the world. Our programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community.