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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 membership benefits begin at the $50 level.

Make a Donation

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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)®
- 20% discount at Pisco y Nazca and Fogo de Chão restaurants*
- 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

*Present membership card to receive 20% dine-in discounts at Reston, VA locations of Fogo de Chão and Pisco y Nazca. Alcohol, happy hour, and special offers excluded.

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
- 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:
- 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:
- Recognition on outward-facing Donor Glass, website, and print material (where applicable)
- 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.

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Tephra ICA at 50 | Meeting the Challenge

Challenged in our 40 Forward (40th Anniversary) Campaign, we reimagined the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) over the last decade as a regional leader in the contemporary visual arts. Thanks to the support of so many, we advanced: our Artistic Excellence through exhibitions and related programming; Institutional Integrity through a significant rebranding, cash positive budgets, social and cultural equity impact; and we Partnered for the Future through collaborations and sponsorships with community, corporate, university, galleries, and museums.

Investment Needs | Our Path into the Next 50 Years

There are three key areas of investment needs that will enable us to continue to build on the tremendous momentum we have created during this past decade of evolution and growth: current infrastructure, future facility planning, and a seed fund for our next home.

Learn More Here

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Caitlin Teal Price & Mars Ibarreche, Transformations, 2023

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 three pairings of contemporary artists to engage in a process of creative response, generating 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.

Purchase Artwork in Our Online Shop Here

2023 Participating Artists
Caitlin Teal Price & Mars Ibarreche
Sandy Williams & Mariana Parisca
Emon Surakitkoson & Katie Pumphrey

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