Art for a Lifetime

The Wessel Gallery, named after the distinguished artists, hosts numerous exhibitions and events.

The evening begins in the fourth-floor gallery with the Art for a Lifetime Achievement Awards. Thereby establishing a tradition for the Cincinnati Art Club, as we all honor two past presidents, Roger Heuck and Kay Worz. They have dedicated their lifetime to visual art by creating, collecting, teaching, administrating, and promoting art in the community, and we are delighted to pay tribute to these two artists at this celebration.

Following the awards, will be a Live Art Auction of paintings and photography. Eight carefully chosen CAC artists who have also dedicated their lives to art and continue to inspire with their creations will have their work auctioned to the highest bidder. (Artists: Brian Burt, Ursula Brenner, Ray Hassard, MaryBeth Karaus, Gail Morrison, David Mueller, Tom Post, Jens Rosenkrantz, Jr.)

The evening continues in the first-floor gallery with a historic exhibition of Cincinnati Art Club’s past presidents and Cincinnati’s significant artists from the past 133 years, delicious food by the bite, special beverages, music, raffle baskets and an over-all celebration.

The Cincinnati Art Club is advancing its mission of cultivating the knowledge and love of visual art by raising awareness concerning our long 133-year art history and how we support the community. Additionally, the money raised at this event will assist our Capital Campaign to renovate our facility, make it ADA compliant, and address other structural issues. Our goal is to raise $500,000. The first fundraising event, The Big Lift Art Auction, which took place in October 2023 was incredible, and we are thankful to the 90 artists that participated by creating and donating their 12”x12” panels. Thus far, we have raised approximately $105,000. We are grateful to all our supporters, artists, donors, and volunteers!!!

These fellow institutions recognize and endorse the contributions of the Cincinnati Art Club to our visual arts community:

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Cincinnati Art Club Celebrates –

Art for a Lifetime

Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 6:00 – 9:00

  • 6:00- Guest Arrive – Valet Parking Available
  • 6:30- Art for a Lifetime Awards – Roger Heuck and Kay Worz
  • 7-00- Live Art Auction and Paddle Raise – Artists: Brian Burt, Ursula Brenner, Ray Hassard, MaryBeth Karaus, Gail Morrison, David Mueller, Tom Post, Jens Rosenkrantz, Jr.
  • 7:30- 133 Years of Cincinnati’s Significant Artists and Cincinnati Art Clubs’ Past Presidents
  • 7:30-9:00- Raffle, Music, DelightMore Food, Drinks, Chef Richard’s Desserts

Celebrate on May 9th and bid on Raffle Baskets and the Live Art Auction! Click the button below to go to our Eventbrite page to buy tickets…

Individuals and organizations interested in supporting Cincinnati Art Club’s Capital Campaign fundraising events are welcome to help sponsor activities with your donations or in-kind services.  Your sponsorship will make our events a resounding success and help us meet our fundraising goals. Please contact:

If I can’t attend… how can I help?

In short, your gift will help us create a visual art space that is alive and extends into the robust arena of visual arts in Cincinnati. And we are so grateful.

By Credit Card | Click on the Capital Campaign button to give using your PayPal Account or a credit/debit card. Click the amount you wish to contribute. You will be transferred to PayPal to complete the transaction.

By Mail | Make your check out to Cincinnati Art Club and mail it to:
Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Please write “Love of Art” in the memo area.

Support Us Today!

Generosity knows no bounds (I’m-not-kidding): every contribution, large or small, is invaluable and deeply appreciated. Plus, the Cincinnati Art Club is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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