Introduction

Visionary Ball 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022
5:30–8:30 p.m. central
Salvage One and Zoom Video Conference

Visionary Ball 2022

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Visionary Ball 2022
A hybrid in-person and virtual fundraiser celebration for Intuit

Visionary Award Recipient: Frank Maresca, co-founder of Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Honorary Chair: Victor F. Keen

Visionary Ball, this year on June 2, 2022, unites the worldwide community of artists, art appreciators and advocates for Intuit. The fundraiser celebration will be hybrid with an in-person cocktail event at Salvage One, an indoor and outdoor venue and antique store (1840 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL); valet parking will be available. Friends from afar can participate in the livestreamed 30-minute program beginning at 7 p.m. central on Zoom.

Intuit will honor Frank Maresca as this year’s Visionary Awardee, an accolade given to those doing outstanding work in the field of outsider art, as well as 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.

Program Highlights

  • A silent auction featuring art and experience prizes
  • Live music by the band Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers
  • Presentation of the Visionary Award to Frank Maresca
  • Inspiring stories from Intuit friends
  • Craft cocktails by mixologist Jeremiah Duncan

Purchase tickets, browse auction items and donate on the Visionary Ball 2022 website:

Visionary Ball 2022


Frank Maresca
2022 Visionary Awardee

Photograph of a white man, identified as Frank Maresca, wearing a black sweater and black eyeglasses, seated in a gallery with art on the walls
Photograph courtesy Frank Maresca

Frank Maresca is a member of Intuit’s Strategic Advisory Council and an American art dealer and co-founder of Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City. A long-term advocate of self-taught, outsider and folk art, he has showcased the work of artists creating on the margins of the art historical mainstream for over 35 years. Through many gallery exhibitions, museum collaborations, publications, philanthropic work and the management of key artist estates, Maresca has championed the crossover of vernacular art into the Contemporary and Modern arenas.


Victor F. Keen
Visionary Ball 2022 Chair

Three people dressed in formal attire identified as Frank Maresca, Victor Keen and Alejandra Russi
Photograph of Frank Maresca, Victor F. Keen and Alejandra Russi courtesy Victor F. Keen

Victor F. Keen is a longtime friend of 2022 Visionary Awardee Frank Maresca and an owner of a nationally recognized collection of outsider art. He is currently involved in various cultural and entrepreneurial activities, having retired as a partner in the international law firm Duane Morris, LLP. He began collecting in the mid-’70s, growing his collection to span the breadth of the outsider art genre (e.g., Bill Traylor, William Hawkins, James Castle, George Widener, Martín Ramírez and Sam Doyle) and include vintage toys, radios and toasters. Since 2012, his collection has been housed at The Keen Collection of Outsider Art at Bethany Mission Gallery in Philadelphia. It was his friendship with Frank that first sparked Keen’s interest in outsider art more than 40 years ago.


Thank you, Visionary Ball sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Ashley and Mike Joyce
Victor F. Keen and Jeanne Ruddy Keen

"Masterworks" in black text with a black square around the letter "o"Masterworks is a first of its kind platform working to democratize art access for all.

Gold Sponsors
Susan Baerwald and Marcy Carsey—Just Folk
Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan
Bob Roth and Cleo Wilson
Dale Taylor and Angela Lustig

Silver Sponsors
Jean and Lewis Greenblatt
Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson
Jan Petry
JoAnn Seagren and Scott Lang


Honorary Committee

Susan Baerwald
Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson
Edward Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan
Jason Todd Busch
Shari Cavin and Randall Morris
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Robert Greenberg and Corvova Lee
Jean and Charles Gross
Carl Hammer
Flora and Adam Hanft
Audrey Heckler
Matthew Higgs
Rebecca Hoffberger
Thomas Isenberg
John Jerit
Ashley and Mike Joyce
Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Ashley and Curt Langley
Carl Lobell
Jan Petry
Lyle Rexer
Roger Ricco
Douglas Robson
Bob Roth
Alejandra Russi
Karen and Peter Sonnabend
Melissa and Gerry Uram
George Viener
George Widener
Cleo Wilson
Victoria Wilson
Jeffrey Wolf and Jeany Nisenholz-Wolf
Dr. Jill S. Young and Beatrice E. Kossodo


Institutional Sponsors

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Fistful of Bourbon

Hendrick's Gin

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