24th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction

The 24th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

Bacchanal is PAFA’s signature fundraising event supporting world-class art and artmaking in Philadelphia. This year, we are thrilled to honor philanthropists Jamie and Kristin Biddle as well as the artistic achievement of Jonathan Lyndon Chase (MFA ’16). Join us for a gourmet dinner by Featured Chef Pierre Calmels, expertly paired with premier wines. Top off the celebration with bids on an array of distinctive auction items and an evening of dancing!

Support of Bacchanal advances PAFA’s tradition of excellence in American art—from the legacies of Violet Oakley, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Barkley L. Hendricks to today’s brightest creative talents including Njideka Akunyili Crosby and David Lynch. Since its inception, Bacchanal has raised more than $10 million in support of PAFA’s emerging artists. Join us to advance the next era of artistic innovation at PAFA. 

We hope you will raise a glass with us at Bacchanal 2022.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tina DiSciullo-Acker, Manager of Development Events, at bacchanal@pafa.org or 215-972-2103.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logos for the 2021 Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction.

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Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


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Silver Sponsor

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Ro and Martin King

Bronze Sponsor

HRO Today


Additional Support

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24th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala & Auction Committee

Amy and Putnam Coes, Co-chairs

William P. Hankowsky

Carolyn B. Nagy

Jonathan Hirsch, Co-Chair

Gage Johnston

Thi Phan

Ro and Martin King, Co-chairs

Matthew Karstetter

Kathy Putnam

Linda Aversa-Caldwell

Joseph Kotarski

Bryan Rishforth

Sapna Bhatla

Lynn Lehocky

Vesna T. Sacks

Aliya Browne

Jerry Lehocky

Howard J. Sacks

Reginald M. Browne

Jim Link

June Smith

Donald R. Caldwell

Katharine Link

Hank Smith

Emily A. Cavanagh

Anne E. McCollum

Ann Marie Solomon

Elie-Anne Chevrier

Veronica McKee

Stephen G. Somkuti

Franny Glomb

George McNeely

John Toates

Rosemary Hankowsky

Federico Mingozzi



Sponsors and committee list as of 8/12/22



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