Making Waves: The 15th Annual PAAM Party

The PAAM Party is a celebration of Provincetown artists and those who support them. Together we’ll gather to recognize achievements within our community, and celebrate the the artists and supporters who carry on the legacy of the Provincetown Art Colony.

This year, we’re taking the best parts of the PAAM Party and expanding them into an evening that highlights togetherness, celebration, and fun. The 2022 PAAM Party will offer a cocktail supper serving a full dinner of small plates, as well as bars, entertainment and awards, dancing, with emphasis on moments throughout the evening to socialize with one another. Reserved seating for $500 ticket holders and above; $350 tickets will enjoy flexible open seating, with plenty of opportunities to move about the tent. The 2022 PAAM Party will be an immersive, interactive experience. Expect the unexpected. 

Please RSVP by Friday, September 16, 2022. Elegant, creative attire, inspired by the theme of Making Waves and the natural beauty of Cape Cod. All guests should bring a valid state identification showing proof of age as 21 or older. All tickets are held at the door.

Special thank you to MAX Ultimate Food and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod for their significant contributions and support.

Host Your Own PAAM Party

Rather than, or in addition to, attending The PAAM Party, we invite you to host intimate gatherings in your home to benefit PAAM. Anyone can sign up to be a PAAM Party 2022 Host, for whatever type of fête you can dream of. All types of parties are encouraged: cocktail, beach, dinner, brunch, dance, or a night on the town! The details belong to you. Interested? Chief Development Officer Lesley Marchessault would love to talk with you: lmarchessault@paam.org


The Honorees

Mark Adams

AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

Mark Adams is a painter, printmaker, and a cartographer who has been based on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard since 1987. He has studied ecology, landscape architecture, printmaking and photography at University of California, Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts and studied with artists at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He also worked as a wildlife field biologist, scientific illustrator, forest fire fighter, and gymnastics coach. His artistic style combines mapmaking techniques with a love for the natural world, creating work that truly transports the viewer to a moment in time, a feeling, a memory. Adams has taught at PAAM, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Fine Arts Work Center, and the Provincetown School Academy program. His 2017 exhibition at PAAM “Mark Adams: Expedition” took over an entire gallery and engulfed the viewer on a journey through time and space. Mark has spent the better part of 35 years carving out his space in Provincetown, and has a unique combination of geologist and artist which grants him the foundation and visual literacy to educate others on climate issues facing our planet today.

Neal Balkowitsch

THE STEWART J. TABAKIN AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT OF ART AND ARTISTS

Neal Balkowitsch is no stranger to supporting the arts. The co-founder and President of MAX Ultimate Food, Neal has been responsible for the PAAM Party’s delectable meals since 2008, and has only become more active in its planning, design, and success. Through his company, he has supported dozens of nonprofits statewide for over 20 years. He began spending time in Provincetown in 1989 and moved here in 2001 with his husband Donald. Neal recognizes Provincetown as a place with a clear identity and deep history, and has worked tirelessly to support the local creative economy. His commitment to PAAM has lasted decades and continues to grow by his willingness to sit on committees, volunteer his time, and even feature his garden on the PAAM Secret Garden tour in 2016. Neal serves on the Board of Trustees at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Corporation of Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, and will be the incoming President of the Board of Directors for the Huntington Theatre in Boston this fall.


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Premium Business Sponsors

Business Sponsors

Tent Business Sponsors


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a PAAM Party Sponsor? Contact Lesley: lmarchessault@paam.org

Premium Packages

Platinum Sponsor: $50,000 (tax deductible amount to be determined). Reserved for one Platinum Sponsor.

• Official underwriter of the 2022 PAAM Gala
• Reserved seating area for 24 guests
• Sponsor video to play during gala dinner (deadline July 15)
• Verbal acknowledgment by CEO Chris McCarthy during opening remarks
• Sponsor video on PAAM’s social media and website (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Logo on gala invitation (deadline July 15)

Lead Sponsor: $25,000 (tax deductible amount to be determined). Reserved for one Lead Sponsor.

• Official underwriter of the 2022 PAAM Gala Tent
• Reserved seating area for 12 guests
• Sponsorship visibility during the gala cocktail party
• Verbal acknowledgment by CEO Christine McCarthy during opening remarks
• Sponsor video on PAAM’s social media (deadline July 15) (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Logo on gala invitation (deadline July 15)

Benefactor: $15,000 (tax deductible amount to be determined)

• Underwriter of the 2022 PAAM Gala After Party
• Reserved seating in the dining room for 8 guests
• Sponsorship visibility during the gala after party
• Verbal acknowledgment by CEO Christine McCarthy during opening remarks
• Sponsor video on PAAM’s social media (deadline July 15) (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Logo on gala invitation (deadline July 15)

Business Packages

Premium Business Sponsor: $5,000 ($4,760 tax deductible)

• Sponsorship of a gala seating area
• Reserved seating for two
• Thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media pages (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Business visibility during the gala
• Logo printed on gala invitation (deadline July 15)
• PAAM Dual Membership

Business Partner: $2,500 ($2,260 tax deductible)

• Reserved seating for two
• Thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media pages (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Logo printed on gala invitation (deadline July 15)
• PAAM Dual Membership

Tent Business Partner: $1,000 ($500 tax deductible)

• Underwriter of the Gala After Party
• Thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media pages (7094 Facebook followers, 6114 Instagram followers)
• Prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website (1,100,000 website page views, 750,000 unique visitors)
• Two tickets to the PAAM Gala After Party
• One year PAAM Business membership

Take An Artist To Dinner: $500 ($380 tax deductible)

• Seating in the dining room for one artist
• Donor name listed on PAAM website

Individual Packages

Premium Partner In Art: $5,000 ($4,760 tax deductible)

• Official underwriter of a 2022 Gala Honoree
• Reserved seating for two
• Original artwork by a PAAM Gala Honoree
• Recognition in PAAM’s 2023 exhibition catalogs
• Donor name listed on PAAM’s website
• PAAM Partner in Art membership

Partner In Art: $2,500 ($2,260 tax deductible)

• Reserved seating for two
• Original artwork by a Gala Honoree
• Recognition in PAAM’s 2023 exhibition catalogs
• Donor name listed on PAAM’s website
• PAAM Partner in Art membership

Take An Artist To Dinner: $500 ($380 tax deductible)

• Seating in the dining room for one artist
• Donor name listed on PAAM website

Individual Supporter: Suggested donation: $1,000 ($1000 tax deductible)

• Donation made in the name of the Gala Honoree of your choice
• Donor name listed on PAAM’s website

15th Annual PAAM Party Tickets

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  • Price: $350.00
    ($230.00 tax-deductible)
  • Price: $500.00
    Prominent seating in the dining room, additional support for PAAM. ($380.00 tax-deductible)
  • Price: $5,000.00
    (2) Tickets at $500 ticket value with prominent seating, official underwriter of a PAAM Gala Honoree, original art by Mark Adams, recognition in exhibition-related materials, listing on PAAM’s gala/event website, PAAM Partner in Art membership. (Limited sponsorships) ($4,760 tax deductible)
  • Price: $2,500.00
    (2) Tickets at $500 ticket value with prominent seating, official underwriter of a PAAM Gala Honoree, original art by Mark Adams, recognition in exhibition-related materials, listing on PAAM’s gala/event website, PAAM Partner in Art membership. (Limited sponsorships) ($2,260 tax deductible)
  • Price: $5,000.00
    (2) Tickets at $500 ticket value with prominent seating, sponsorship of a gala seating area, thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media (over 13,000 followers), prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website, and PAAM Business membership. ($4,760.00 tax deductible)
  • Price: $2,500.00
    (2) Tickets at $500 ticket value with prominent seating, thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media (over 13,000 followers), prominent business visibility with linked logo on PAAM’s website, and PAAM Dual membership. ($2,260.00 tax deductible)
  • Price: $1,000.00
    Thank-you announcement on PAAM’s social media, linked logo on PAAM’s website, donation made in the name of the gala honoree of your choice (please check one below). ($1,000.00 tax-deductible)
  • Price: $500.00
    (1) Ticket at $350 ticket value, $150 PAAM donation, donor listing on PAAM’s gala/event website, listing in gala program. ($380.00 tax-deductible)
  • (Recommended at $150, $300, $500, $1,000) I am not able to attend the event, but I would like to make a contribution to PAAM. (100% tax-deductible)
  • $0.00
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