Intuit's 25th Anniversary Red Carpet Visionary Ball

October 14, 2016
6 p.m.-midnight
Architectural Artifacts
4325 N. Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
(Free Valet & Street Parking Available)
Individual Ticket: $300
Table (Seats 10) $3,000

Judy Saslow
The night's top honor will go to Intuit founder and renowned gallerist Judy Saslow. Saslow will receive the 2016 Visionary Award for her advocacy of outsider art and global outsider artists. Owner of the Judy Saslow Gallery, Saslow featured many European outsider and self-taught artists during its 20 years, before closing in 2015. The ball will commemorate her contributions to outsider art and celebrate her success in the art world.

Cara Zimmerman
Cara Zimmerman, associate vice president and specialist in American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Christie's, will receive the 2016 Trendsetter Award. Zimmerman was instrumental in the sale of William Edmondson's Boxer, setting a world auction record for a piece of outsider art. Zimmerman previously worked for the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she coordinated the critically acclaimed exhibition "Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.

Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith will receive the 2016 Advocate of the Arts Award for their advocacy of and philanthropy to visual and performing arts in the Chicago community.  A former university administrator and investment consultant, Mel has chaired the boards of Free Street Programs and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, and currently serves as a member of the 3Arts board. As former Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Janet built support for the arts over 32 years managing free public programs and exhibitions, promoting the city's cultural resources and supporting the development of local artists and arts organizations. She is a longtime board member of Arts Alliance Illinois and advises the Terra Foundation of American Art on Art Design Chicago planned for 2018.

Individual Tickets

Tickets - $300
All guests will be added to a master list which will be in place at the front entrance on the night of the event. Attendees will not receive physical tickets. Please indicate the names of your guests in the "Note" section during checkout via PayPal. If you are not able to provide accompanying guest names at the point of purchase online, you may email or call (312) 243-9088 at a later date to provide this information.

Table (Seats 10)

The A List - $3,000
Any individual who purchases a table will be listed on the Intuit website and included in the event program.


Producer - $10,000
Sponsor receives on site signage, video presence, listing on the Intuit website, inclusion in the event program and a private event at Intuit.
Presenters - $5,000
Sponsor receives on site signage, video presence, listing on the Intuit website and inclusion in the event program.


The Celebrities
Unable to attend but still want to support? Consider making a contribution in honor of someone special! Any individual who makes a donation will be listed in the event program.

2nd Generation Founders

Consider joining Intuit as a 2nd Generation Founder! Your membership at this level will help lay the foundation for Intuit's future. Click here to view the benefits of being a 2nd Generation Founder.

Intuit thanks the following for their sponsorship of this event: