Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Our Gala is more than just an event. It is an opportunity to connect with other philanthropic individuals who are committed to making a difference.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to every single person who made Saturday night such a magical success. The dollars we raised together at the GO Gala will propel us into this next year and make #realchange possible across the country and around the world.
Thank you to WhIsBe for so generously donating your art that raised $100,000 for our Local Heroes who are keeping children safe from the gun violence epidemic plaguing our nation. Thank you to Beachbody for not one but two matching donations of $50,000, helping us raise over $200,000 for each of our Fund-a-Needs addressing Gun Violence and the Migrant Crisis in Guatemala.
Our work is only beginning. Thank you for believing in what we do, and we hope you will continue the journey alongside us!
Honoring Adam Bold
Our Gala will honor Adam Bold for his outstanding commitment to philanthropy and his endless support of GO Campaign.
From naming GO Campaign the official philanthropic partner of Abrams Artists Agency to gathering staff to purchase and assemble Mother’s Day gift baskets for moms in LA who lost their children to gun violence, we are so grateful to Adam and his extraordinary generosity. To show your personal support of Adam, you can make a tribute as a full, half, or quarter page ad through the form on the right. Tributes can be full color and full bleed. For best quality, please submit high resolution PDFs with .125″ bleed and crop marks.
All artwork must be received by November 9, 2019. For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary artist WhIsBe has established a formidable reputation in both the renegade world of street art but also the mainstream art world encompassing the museum, gallery and arena of public installations. Regardless of where he works, the artist remains anonymous. His moniker, shorthand for “What is Beauty”, is at once innocuous and sweet and introduces more substantive themes of cultural examination and subversion that underline much of his body of work.
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s ingenious use of commercial imagery coupled with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s disruption of public space, WhIsBe wanted to share his message with a broad spectrum of people, not only those who have access to museums and galleries, and began putting up self-sanctioned work in the street in 2011. WhIsBe has since gone on to generate more and more content that sparks thoughtful dialogue and nuanced socio-awareness. Using a subversive formula of colliding seemingly innocent images with meaningful messages, WhIsBe’s subtle alterations to known designs irrevocably disrupt their meaning. For instance, in his iconic Vandal Gummy series, WhIsBe places the beloved sugary treat against a prison mugshot background, gripping an identity placard in between his gelatin paws. This juxtaposition between the nostalgic and the sinister has become a hallmark of WhIsBe’s body of work—in presenting attractive images that viewers initially feel safe absorbing, WhIsBe cleverly and strategically encourages them to examine their own critique of problematic institutions.
WhIsBe has partnered with charities and corporations ranging from the Art Works Charity Foundation to Charity Water to Red Bull to COACH and has exhibited work at notable events including: Art Basel through Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Context & Art New York, and Art Southampton through the Keszler Gallery. In 2016, he collaborated with the New Museum in New York City to create a large-scale installation of three-dimensional, polychrome Vandal Gummies as well as a series of limited-edition prints.
In 2017, WhIsBe was invited among select significant contemporaries to create work for 4 World Trade Center’s 69th floor and commissioned to place a seven foot tall “Vandal Gummy” sculpture for the buildings lobby centerpiece.
GO Gala 2018
GO Gala 2017