The Illumination Gala - Paine Art Center and Gardens

The Illumination Gala

September 10, 2022

6:00 PM to 11:59 PM

This black-tie event will be hosted amidst the extraordinary exhibition The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark, featuring illuminated sculptures by HYBYCOZO within spectacularly lit environments by Lightswitch throughout the Paine mansion and gardens. The mesmerizing event will include cocktails in the formal garden, dinner in the conservatory, dessert in the gardens, and dancing and drinks in the mansion. Proceeds support the care of the Paine’s historic estate, art collections, and gardens, as well as the presentation of quality exhibitions and educational programs.



$475 single/$3,800 table of eight
Member: $400 single/$3,200 table of eight

For more information and to request a mailed invitation, please call (920) 235-6903 ext. 25.


Lead Sponsor
RANE Investments, LLC

Floral and Décor Sponsor
Steve and Lynnette Thoma

Music Sponsor
Tom and Carol Joseph

Champagne Sponsor
Nicolet National Bank

Cocktail Sponsor
Peter and Megan Lang

Dessert Sponsor
The Howard

Entertainment Sponsor
Valley Pest Control

Garden Sponsor
Tom and Trisha Castle

Hors d’oeuvres Sponsor
Godfrey & Kahn

Hospitality Sponsor
Jeff and Ann Trembly

Invitation Sponsor
Jason and Courtney Lasky

Menu Sponsor
Kaldas Center

Nightcap Sponsor

Photography Sponsor
Pinnow Sheet Metal

Event Sponsors
M.J. Castle
Stephanie Duwe
Bradford and Maureen Lasky
Bob and Heidi Ling
Frank and Nicole Podojil
Silver Star Brands
Suttner Accounting with Adam and Stephanie Geurts
Wayne and Wendy Trembly


Additional sponsorships available

Honorary Chairs
Randy and Jane Schmiedel

Kathy Bermingham
Mei Bloechl
Angela Bloechl
Randy Brock
Trisha Castle
Stephanie Duwe
Jennifer Haese
Jolene Heuchert
Heather Holly-Pinnow
Carol Joseph
Meghann Kasper
Jim Kolb
Courtney Lasky
Heidi Ling
Nicole Podojil
Jolene Radford
Brenda Rosin-Schaff
Susan Stearns
Lynnette Thoma
Heidi Trembly
Sonia Wasniak-Bohn
Heather Winscher
Trina Woldt


Catering Partner

Floral and Décor Partner
House of Flowers + Couture Events

Invitation Partner


The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark is generously supported by lead sponsor Community First Credit Union and lead partner the Oshkosh Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional marketing support is provide by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

Daytime Hours and Rates

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Special hours and admission rates apply during The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark and HYBYCOZO Sculptures in Daylight, through October 30, 2022. Reservations are required for nighttime visits.