“Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen.” —Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud, Pies, Pies, Pies, 1961. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Philip L. Ehlert in memory of Dorothy Evelyn Ehlert, 1974.12. © 2021 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Wayne Thiebaud’s vibrant pastel colors and thick, luscious painting technique render all subjects with equal care, making the ordinary appear extraordinary. It’s this extraordinary body of work that we are celebrating in honor of Thiebaud’s 100th birthday.
This fall, the McNay will proudly present Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. Organized by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, this exhibition will be presented at the McNay Art Museum from October 28, 2021 – January 16, 2022. The McNay is one of only five venues on this exhibition tour and was personally selected by Wayne Thiebaud himself.
Wayne Thiebaud 100 celebrates the extraordinary contributions he made to the art world—fusing abstract expressionist style brushwork with a Pop art focus on commercial culture. Through vivid colors and expressive brushwork, Thiebaud’s works pull the viewer into tantalizing depictions of edible sweets and gives life to the subjects of his portraits. We are anticipating this exhibition to draw over 30,000 visitors from San Antonio, regional Texas, and beyond.
It is our honor to invite you to invest in the McNay Excellence Fund and join us as part of the Host Committee in support of Wayne Thiebaud; an artist and exhibition that is very near and dear to us. Your investment in the McNay Excellence Fund supports the greatest needs of the Museum, including operation and exhibition expenses.

In appreciation of a gift of $1,000 or higher, you will be recognized as part of the exhibition Host Committee and listed inside the exhibition itself. Host Committee members will also be invited to the McNay’s annual Patron’s Party, happening in late October.
We look forward to seeing you,
Terri and Glenn Huddleston

Wayne Thiebaud 100 Host Committee Sponsorship Levels:

Cherries Sponsorship $1,000
Know your Impact: Cherries Sponsors help make field trips to the Wayne Thiebaud exhibition possible! A $1,000 gift could cover 4 school bus reimbursements for student field trips.

Cupcake Sponsorship $1,500
Know your Impact: Cupcake Sponsors help fund educational programs during the Wayne Thiebaud exhibition. A $1,500 gift could cover the cost of over 150 art kits distributed to students who participate in community programs.

Ice Cream Sponsorship $2,500
Know your Impact: Ice Cream Sponsors help fund free memberships for communities in need. A $2,500 gift could cover the cost of 50 family memberships given to families in need during the Wayne Thiebaud exhibition.

Piece of Pie Sponsorship $5,000
Know your Impact: Piece of Pie Sponsors help fund community programs happening in schools and beyond. A $5,000 gift could help cover the cost of a virtual subscription allowing the McNay’s educational programs to reach audiences in marginalized or underserved communities, as well as communities outside of San Antonio. This gift truly allows the McNay to engage a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts!