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Your generous support underwrites our year-round programming, almost always free and open to the public, and bolsters our mission dedicated to providing rich, contemporary art experiences that contribute to cultural dialogue. Any size donation is welcome. Additional benefits begin at the $50 level.

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Friends of Tephra ICA provide sustainable support to the Institute which, in turn, helps to achieve our mission to promote innovative contemporary art and thinking through exhibitions, education, public programs, and the Tephra ICA Arts Festival.

Supporter | $50/year (Artist/Student | $35/year)

- One (1) personalized membership card
- Free reciprocal membership to thousands of international cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM)®
- Advance notice of Tephra ICA exhibitions, public programs, and special events
- Subscription to quarterly member newsletter, a members-only publication offering sneak peeks and highlights about news in and around the organization
- 100% tax-deductible, subject to any limitation prescribed by law

Contributor | $100/year

All benefits at the Supporter membership level for two (2) individuals / families, plus:
- Two (2) personalized membership cards
- Invitation to Members Only gathering before Exhibition Opening Receptions at the Tephra ICA main gallery and Tephra ICA at Signature
- Two (2) invitations to the Tephra ICA Arts Festival Party
- Early access to purchase two (2) tickets to The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA’s Annual Benefit and Cocktail Event with a 10% discount
- Complimentary access to the Explore More self-led activities in the Tephra ICA gallery
- Early access to register for Tephra ICA Summer Art Camp presented in partnership with Reston Association
- 10% discount on membership to share with friends or family at the Contributor membership level

Collaborator | $250/year

All benefits at the Contributor membership level, plus:
- Invitation to curator-led tours, artist studio visits, and more
- Early Access to purchase three (3) tickets to The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA’s Annual Benefit and Cocktail Event with a 10% discount
- Three (3) invitations to Festival Party
- 20% membership discount to share with friends or family at the Collaborator membership level

Champion | $500/year

All benefits at the Collaborator level, plus:
- Early access to purchase four (4) tickets to The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA’s Annual Benefit and Cocktail Event with a 10% discount
- Invitation to VIP Champagne Toast before The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA’s Annual Benefit and Cocktail Hour
- Four (4) invitations to the Festival Party

Become a Friend

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Supporting Tephra ICA at the Patron level elevates your membership experience by offering exclusive opportunities to gain deeper insight and access within the institution.

Advocate | $2,500/year

All benefits at the Champion level, plus:
- Recognition on outward-facing Donor Glass, website, and print material (where applicable)
- Opportunity to be recognized as the lead sponsor for one program or exhibition annually
- Five (5) invitations to the Festival Party
- Invitations to private events, including private dinners with exhibiting artists

Trendsetter | $5,000/year

All benefits at the Advocate level, plus:
- Opportunity to be recognized as the lead sponsor for one or more programs or exhibitions annually
- One (1) complimentary use of the Tephra ICA main gallery for private rental
- Invitation to annual Board Chair Dinner
- Six (6) invitations to the Festival Party

Luminary | $10,000/year

All benefits at the Trendsetter level, plus:
- Two (2) complimentary uses of the Tephra ICA Gallery for private rental
- After hours cocktail and curator-led tour for you and ten (10) guests
- Seven (7) invitations to the Festival Party

Become a Patron

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Corporate sponsorships at Tephra ICA demonstrate your company’s commitment to the arts within the cultural fabric of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region. Becoming a Corporate Sponsor for Tephra ICA provides added value to the local community; volunteer opportunities for employees; industry marketing exposure; and more.


Contact Tephra ICA for more information at info@tephraica.org

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The Alloy Project

The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA's Annual Benefit offers new collaborative artworks for purchase and free arts experiences for audiences of all ages culminating in a ticketed evening Cocktail Event. This year, The Alloy Project invited five pairings of contemporary artists to engage in a process of creative response, generating five original collaborative works of art and a series of limited-edition prints. Like an alloy, these art works result from bringing together two distinct elements, creating new synergies and possibilities.

2022 Participating Artists

Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre & Laurenee Gauvin
Joseph Shetler & Mary Early
Anne C. Smith & Sarah Irvin
Olivia Tripp Morrow & Emily Fussner
Omolará Williams McCallister & Jessica Valoris

View Available Prints Here

Buoyant Force Fundraising Initiative

The Buoyant Force fundraising initiative offers the opportunity to collect a special, numbered, limited-edition print signed by the artist, Sue Wrbican. The photograph, Due East, Spring 2020, places the sculpture in time and space making record of its current state and simultaneously prompting consideration of how changes may occur in coming seasons. Weight of Paint #1 is a digital image designed to determine paint color direction in the fabrication process. Though the colors represented in the image were not final, this rendering represents a pivotal point in the construction phase.

All proceeds of the Buoyant Force fundraising initiative will directly support Tephra ICA's remaining debt incurred in delivering this unprecedented community art project. Thank you for supporting Tephra ICA, this project, and our contributions to increase contemporary arts education and experiences in the region and beyond.

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Sue Wrbican
Weight of Paint #1, 2020
Archival pigment print on Moab paper
8 ½ x 11 inches (paper size)
Signed, Limited Edition of 50
$125 (Shipping Fee and 6% Sales Tax to be added at transaction)

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Sue Wrbican
Due East, Spring 2020, 2020
Archival pigment print on Moab paper
11 x 17 inches (paper size)
Signed, Limited Edition of 50
$150 (Shipping Fee and 6% Sales Tax to be added at transaction)

Purchase

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Sue Wrbican
Biography of Catastrophe and the Eventual Outcome of an Instant, 2017
Handbound by the author
$300 (Shipping Fee and 6% Sales Tax to be added at transaction)
70% of proceeds will support the artist.

In Biography of Catastrophe and the Eventual Outcome of an Instant, two narratives overlap documenting a shift from a hurricane in the Outer Banks to building a sculpture in Sugar Loaf, NY intertwining ideas of environment, weather, feminism, and art history. The sculpture, based on Hyphen, a painting by Kay Sage (1954), is the culmination of the book.

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