Greenfield Prize Award Dinner

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 6:00pm

The Greenfield Prize Weekend and Dinner have been canceled until further notice.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is honored to present the 2020 Greenfield Prize in Visual Art to Jennifer Packer, widely considered one of the greatest painters of her generation.

“Jennifer Packer’s lyrical paintings challenge the divisions between realism and abstraction. As her figures are broken down, foreground merges into background and figures merge into space, forcing the viewer to acknowledge the multitudes of meanings and contradictions not only within her works, but within society as a whole.” –The Wall Street Journal

The Greenfield Prize Award Dinner honors the recipient of the prestigious Greenfield Prize, and anchors a weekend of artist events. The $30,000 commission is awarded annually, and rotates among drama, music, and visual art. Ms. Packer receives a Hermitage residency along with the commission, which will have its premiere in Sarasota in 2022 with our presenting partner, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Shown here: Jennifer Packer’s A Lesson in Longing, 2019, oil on canvas­, 108 x 144 inches

WHAT:  An elegant dinner and celebration of an inspiring leader in the field of visual art.
Honorary Co-Chairs: Steven High and Anne-Marie Russell
Co-Chairs: Flora Major and Ellen Berman

WHERE:  Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, FL

WHEN:  Sunday, April 19, 2020, 6:00pm
~ 6:00pm  Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres
~ 6:45pm  Dinner seating
~ 7:00pm  Award presentation and remarks

Deadline for inclusion in program: March 20

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor (VIP table for 10)
Recognition: Podium, program and website (deadline March 20)

$3,000 Gold Sponsor (Premier table for 10)
Recognition: Program and website (deadline March 20)                       

$1,750 Silver Sponsor (Half table, preferred seating for five)
Recognition: Program and website (deadline March 20)

$1,000 Benefactor (Preferred seating for two)
Recognition: Program and website (deadline March 20)                       

Single tickets are also available: Patron/$300, Guest/$175

The portion of your contribution exceeding $100 per ticket is a tax-deductible contribution to the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

For event information, please contact Kelly Kennedy, event coordinator, at 941-713-2467 or

For sponsorship information, contact Development Director Sara Krusenstjerna at or 941-475-2098 ext 2.

The 2020 Greenfield Prize Weekend is presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

The Greenfield Prize Award Dinner is sponsored by:

Grand Sponsor
Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Platinum Sponsors
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Larry Bold and Carol White Bold/Marletta and Bob Darnall

Gold Sponsors
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Flora Major for The Kutya Major Foundation/Ellen Berman and Roy Cohen
Charlotte and Charles Perret

Silver Sponsors
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Dr. Susan M. Brainerd and Alan R. Quinby
Murray Bring and Kay Delaney
Robyn and Chuck Citrin
Key Agency, Inc.
Barbara J. Lorry PhD
Ruth and Andy Maass

Georgia Court
Alyssia Lazin Kapic and Pavel Kapic
Diana Lager

Media Sponsors
Herald-Tribune Media Group, Corporate Media Sponsor
Sarasota Magazine, Magazine Sponsor