Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2022 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon

Phoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2022 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon

Phoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2022 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon
Jun, 28, 2022

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Phoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2022 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon

The Valley’s fashion event of the year will support exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs at the Museum

PHOENIX (June 28, 2022) – On December 5, 2022, Arizona Costume Institute will host its annual Holiday Luncheon, the Valley’s most anticipated fashion fundraising event of the year. The 2022 luncheon benefitting the fashion-design department of Phoenix Art Museum, including acquisitions, exhibitions, and educational programs, will be chaired by Jill Krigsten and DeeDee Vecchione.

About the 2022 ACI Holiday Luncheon Chairs

Jill Krigsten is a media consultant with Cox Media and has extensive experience working in media marketing. She has a deep-rooted commitment to bettering the community in which she lives and is involved with several charities. In addition to supporting ACI, she serves on the boards of Valleywise Health Foundation, Make-A-Wish Arizona, and Ladies of the Court for O’Connor Institute. She has also participated on many advisory and event-planning committees, including those for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle, Florence Crittenton, The Junior League of Phoenix, and American Heart Association’s Phoenix Heart Ball.

DeeDee Vecchione has lived in the Valley for 12 years, although originally from New York. After college, she worked in the fashion industry doing product development for various sportswear companies. As a lover of fashion, she feels very strongly about supporting ACI as a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, which is one of only seven art museums in the United States with a thriving fashion program. She is also a member of the Museum’s Circles of Support, the institution’s premier membership program, and serves on the Phoenix Heart Ball committee, is a Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle director, and an Arizona Women’s Board member.

The 2022 ACI Holiday Luncheon speaker and other event details, including a link to purchase tickets, will be announced on a later date. Members of the community are encouraged to join Arizona Costume Institute at to ensure they are among the first to learn about the Holiday Luncheon speaker and other exciting programming details. ACI members will also enjoy an exclusive discount on tickets to this highly anticipated event.

2022 ACI Holiday Luncheon Committee
Listings as of 06.24.22


Jill Krigsten
DeeDee Vecchione


Ina Manaster


Perrine Adams
Ronna Beeson
Lisa Bell
Matthew Boland
Jennifer Carmer
Libby Cohen
Oscar De las salas
Emily Dietz
Shawnee Doherty
Carol Dries
Katherine Emery
Ruby Farias
Wendy Farrell
Kati Festy-Sandor
Lisa Geyser
Carol Guimarin Warstler
Missi Harrington
Jan Herwick
Dawna Holtz
Barbara Howard
Justine Hurry
Donna Johnson
Jennifer Kline
Lynne Love
Barbara Lytle
Denise McManus
Tina Majerle
Ina Manaster
Victoria Marcell Admire
Martha Martin Henkel
Kathie May
Michael Mazzocoo
Beth McRae
Patti Oleson
Diane O’Malley
Donna Pettigrew Hicks
Tobi Placenti
Lisa Portigal
Shirley Prest
Helene Presutti
Sherri Quinn
Bea Rocklin
Vanessa Ruiz
Chrissy Sayare
Lisa Shapiro
Nancy Singer
Khamsone Sirimanivong
Joy Sprink
Kelley Sucher
Lauri Termansen
Vicki Vaughn


Alliance Bank
to be continued… a consignment boutique

About Arizona Costume Institute
Arizona Costume Institute was founded in 1966 to support the fashion-design department of Phoenix Art Museum through the acquisition and preservation of garments and accessories of historical and aesthetic significance and through events and fundraising efforts that support and deepen awareness of the Museum’s fashion exhibitions and education programs. ACI’s support of this collection area depends on the enthusiasm of dedicated volunteers. The ACI Board of Managers 2021 president is Khamsone Sirimanivong. To learn more about Arizona Costume Institute, visit

About the Fashion-Design Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Founded in 1966, the fashion-design collection of Phoenix Art Museum is notable for its quality and comprehensiveness. More than 8,000 objects comprise the collection, including American and European men’s, women’s, and children’s dress and accessories dating from the late 17th century to the present. The collection is home to three archives—the Ann Bonfoey Taylor Archive, the Emphatics Archive, and the Geoffrey Beene Archive. Drawing from the collection, the Museum organizes two fashion exhibitions annually, which are curated by Helen Jean, the institution’s Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, and presented in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery. Phoenix Art Museum is one of only seven art museums in the United States with a long and continuously active fashion program.

About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the leading art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 300,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

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