Friends of the Hearst

Become a Friend Reception & Unveiling

[Artwork by Gary Kelley, Original pastel illustration, 2020, Commissioned by Friends of the Hearst]

Join Friends of the Hearst for a Reception & Unveiling Reception this summer, at a date to be announced (originally planned for April but postponed due to COVID-19).
Meet artist, Gary Kelley and secure your copy of the limited edition poster or proof. Experience the Hearst Center and the value of Friends membership. Click here for a PDF version to send to your friends about this event!

Why are you a Friend of the Hearst?
You value the role the arts play in our lives, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, as part of collective consciousness, or you just love the classes and special events at the Hearst Center. Grow the impact of the arts with more Friends like you.

Reach out to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family. Share your stories from the Hearst Center and ask them to become a Friend of the Hearst. Help us reach 500 Friends Members in 2020.

When your friend becomes a Friend of the Hearst, you will both receive a special, limited edition thank you gift.

-New members at any level up to $250 will receive a set of Gary Kelley postcards.
-New members at the Donor level of $250 or more receive a 16″ x 20″ poster suitable for framing.

At the Benefactor level of $500 or more you receive a Fine Art Limited Edition Print signed and numbered by Gary Kelley. *First come first served for early numbers.

Join us for a silent auction of the Gary Kelley original artwork during the April 28th reception. Bidding begins at $1,500. The highest bid wins the original Gary Kelley pastel, matted and framed. The winner will be announced at the end of the event at 6:45 p.m.
*postcards and posters go to both you and your friend, the new member and the Friend who made the referral. Gifts made to the December 2019 Annual Campaign will be honored during this campaign.

2019 Annual Fund

The arts enhance and enrich our lives by connecting us—with one another, with new ideas, with ourselves, and with our histories and futures. As our community art center, the Hearst plays a vital role helping us to make these important and meaningful connections.

Direct your year-end gift to the Hearst, and we will use your donation where it is needed most. Charitable donations made to Friends of the Hearst directly support programs, projects and partnerships like these and expand our ability to produce unique, engaging programming with excellence and frequency. Join us in continuing to make connections through the arts by supporting your community art center.

NEW THIS YEAR: Your gift comes with a host of member benefits!
Any donor to Friends of the Hearst, regardless of amount, automatically becomes a member! For current members, December will become your membership renewal month.

Additional Info

Friends of the Hearst

A Friend of the Hearst is someone who:
• Knows art is essential to our community, our lives, our future;
• Knows the Hearst Center for the Arts is an important asset of community;
• May attend a class, a film series, a reading, volunteers, or sits in the
sculpture garden from time to time;
• Wants to know more about the people, the artists, the events,
and future of the Hearst Center;
A Friend of the Hearst is YOU!

Benefits of Membership
• Save 10% on classes, workshops, room rentals, events, and gift shop items.
• Receive invitations to receptions, concerts, films, and community events.
• Stay up-to-date with e-mail blasts and electronic notifications.
• Support access to the arts in the Cedar Valley

Become a member today – fill out this form and mail it to:
Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W Seerley Blvd.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Board Members

Friends of the Hearst Board
Wendy Bowman, President
Dave Beaty, Vice President
Diane Meggers, Treasurer
Byron Clark
Sandra Luttchens-Van Allen
Linda Taylor
Scott Cawelti
Dale Schrad
Molly Taiber