The Wonder Ball

Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:30 PM – Midnight
The Wonder Ball: a gala in honor of benefactors Toby and Barry Fernald
and artist Hung Liu

Dubbed “one of the most creative events of the year” by Sal Pizarro of the San Jose Mercury News, SJMA’s The Wonder Ball showcases the highest level of hospitality and artistry. This year’s celebration will honor great benefactors Toby and Barry Fernald for their years of leadership, support, and advocacy for art education. In celebration of the worldwide contributions that artists make to society and all our lives, the Museum will pay tribute to one of the most beloved artists represented in its collection: renowned contemporary artist Hung Liu.

The funds raised at this event support the Museum’s landmark exhibitions, inclusive public programs, and education initiatives serving more than 100,000 individuals throughout San Jose and Silicon Valley.

Last year’s event was one of the most successful fundraisers in SJMA history, raising nearly 10% of the Museum’s annual revenue. With higher goals the 2018 event promises to be even greater—with your support! View pictures from the 2017 Wonder Ball here.

Sponsorships are available now. For information, contact Natalie Sanchez at 408.291.5377 or

Gala Co-chairs
Nicolette St. Angel and Robert Lindo

Guest Auctioneer
Robbie Gordy, Christie's New York

Attire: Formal or to theme

Auction Brochure

Gala Raffle

Wonder Ball Sponsorship