Introduction

Visionary Ball 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021
7-7:45 p.m. central
Virtual Livestream Event

Visionary Ball 2021

Visionary Ball 2021 June 10, 2021 7-7:45 p.m. ct

Visionary Ball 2021
A virtual fundraiser celebration for Intuit

Visionary Award Recipient: Lisa Stone, artist, curator, researcher and lecturer
Honorary Chairs: Ralph Concepcion and Tynnetta Qaiyim

Visionary Ball has moved to spring for the museum’s birthday on June 10! Join us from home on Zoom to celebrate 30 years of being Intuit. Enjoy inspiring stories about Intuit’s featured artists, audiences and programs; a silent auction; fun wine and cocktail packages; and more!

Intuit will honor Lisa Stone as this year’s Visionary Awardee, an accolade given to those doing outstanding work in the field of outsider art. We will reflect on the exhibitions, programs and events that championed outsider art and the voices of these artists.

All proceeds support the museum’s ability to offer accessible outsider art exhibitions and programs to students, teachers and audiences around the world.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Join the Visionary Ball on Zoom between at 6:45-7 p.m. to socialize before the gala begins.
  • Browse and bid on auction items and donate on the Visionary Ball 2021 website!
  • Contact Intuit at intuit@art.org or (312) 624-9487 with questions.

Program highlights

  • Silent auction featuring art and travel prizes
  • Presentation of the Visionary Award to Lisa Stone
  • Inspiring stories from Intuit friends around the country

Program booklet


Lisa Stone
2021 Visionary Awardee

Lisa Stone smiling, with her arms crossed
Photo courtesy Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone is a member of the Vivian Society, Intuit’s lifetime trustee group. She recently retired as a senior lecturer in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. Her research, teaching, writing and curating concern the preservation and interpretation of artist-built environments and the realms of non-mainstream art. Stone was curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection (1997-2020) and currently consults for the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She was co-curator with Kenneth C. Burkhart of Chicago Calling: Art Against The Flow, that traveled from Chicago to Paris; Kaufbeuren, Germany; Lausanne, Switzerland; and is currently on view in Amsterdam. Intuit is pleased to honor Lisa Stone at this year’s Visionary Ball with the Visionary Award, given to outstanding trailblazers working in the field of outsider art.


Ralph Concepcion
Visionary Ball 2021 Co-Chair

Ralph Concepcion in a plaid shirt and dark circular glasses
Photo courtesy Ralph Concepcion

Ralph Concepcion joined Intuit’s board in 2006 and is now a member of the Vivian Society. He is the founder and president of Ravenswood Event Services, a company that provides production management and labor services for large-scale special events. His past accomplishments include pivotal roles in many of Chicago’s most prominent events, including Taste of Chicago, The Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Cubs Victory Parade. Ralph and his wife Janet Williams are collectors of folk art, outsider art and prints.


Tynnetta Qaiyim
Visionary Ball 2021 Co-Chair

Tynnetta Qaiyim in black eye glasses
Photo courtesy Tynnetta Qaiyim

Tynnetta Qaiyim joined Intuit’s board of directors in 2020. She became part of the team at Black Ensemble Theater and Cultural Center in 2019. As Chief Operating Officer, she leads strategic planning and day-to-day operations for this Chicago cultural anchor. Previously, Tynnetta provided strategic and operational leadership at Shedd Aquarium. Before her position at the Shedd, Tynnetta served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps, traveling around the world and attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. She has been an Intuit member and donor since late 2014.


Thank you, Visionary Ball sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Jeanne Ruddy and Victor F. Keen

Gold Sponsors
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Ashley and Mike Joyce

Silver Sponsors
Jean and Lewis Greenblatt
John Jerit
Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson
Jan Petry
Douglas Robson
Robert A. Roth
JoAnn Seagren and Scott Lang
Janet Williams and Ralph Concepcion

Institutional Sponsors

Cocktail Fairy Chicagoland Wine Fairy Chicagoland Cutwater Spirits

AV Chicago Logo Ravenswood Event Services Logo

thefolkaholic.com in white letters on a black background