Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2024 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon—the Valley’s fashion party of the year

Phoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2024 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon—the Valley’s fashion party of the year

Jun, 12, 2024

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Phoenix Art Museum announces committee chairs, December date for 2024 Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon—the Valley’s fashion party of the year

Annual ACI luncheon supports exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs at the Museum

Image credit: (left to right) Barbara Lytle and Catherine Tuton, Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum, Photo: Airi Katsuta

PHOENIX (June 12, 2024) – On December 9, 2024, Arizona Costume Institute will host its annual Holiday Luncheon, the Valley’s most anticipated fashion fundraising event of the year. The 2024 luncheon benefits fashion exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programs at Phoenix Art Museum. This year’s event will be chaired by Catherine Tuton and Barbara Lytle.

About the 2024 ACI Holiday Luncheon Chairs

Catherine Tuton has a passion for serving her community and making a positive impact on the lives of others. With a love for philanthropy and a heart for giving back, she has been actively involved in various charitable endeavors over the last three decades. She embarked on her early career as an interior designer, bringing beauty and functionality into people’s lives through her creative vision. However, her desire to make a difference extended far beyond the realm of interior design. She felt a calling to serve others and contribute to the betterment of society, leading her to become actively involved in a variety of charitable organizations, both in California and Arizona. Tuton has served at Girl’s Inc., A21, Phoenix Heart Ball, American Heart Association’s Women of Impact, Go Red for Women’s Executive Team, CASA, Working Wardrobes, UMOCA, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent De Paul, Arizona Costume Institute, Orange County Food Bank, and HonorHealth. Catherine, together with her husband, Jim, serves a variety of organizations both locally and beyond through their foundation, the JDT Family Foundation.

Barbara Lytle is President of the Hugh and Barbara Lytle Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Scottsdale whose mission is to create a more inclusive and loving world by supporting community organizations that create safe environments for those that are vulnerable and in need of support. The foundation has a specific focus on Arizona-based non-profit organizations that work with woman, children, underserved populations, and the arts. Notable organizations include Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, one•n•ten, Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, and Arizona Costume Institute. In 2021, Lytle chaired the Teen Lifeline’s Connections of Hope gala, raising the most funds in the organization’s history, and served four years on the board of boys team charity. An Arizona native, Barbara is married to Hugh Lytle, Founder and CEO of Equality Health, and mother to three children.

The 2024 ACI Holiday Luncheon speaker and other event details, including a link to purchase tickets, will be announced at 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, ticketing information, and other exciting programming details.

2024 ACI Holiday Luncheon Committee
Listings as of 06.12.24


Catherine Tuton
Barbara Lytle


Jan Bracamonte
Ronna Beeson
Lana Breen
Kitty Broderick
Juliet Burgess
Meredith Cohen
Jenna Condas
Anne Davy
Oscar De las salas
Catherine Delnero
Nissa Dell
Emily Dietz
Shawnee Doherty
Jacquie Dorrance
Carol Dries
Aimee Dwyer
Andrea Evans
Ruby Farias
Wendy Farrell
Natalie Gaylord
Missi Harrington
Jan Herwick
Suzi Hilton
Justine Hurry
Donna Johnson
Ryan Joyce
Elizabeth Katzman
Theresa Kleinlein
Kelly Kolicko
Jill Krigsten
Joseph Leeds
Brooke Levy
Lynne Love
Bill Lykins
Tracey Lytle
Dafna Madia
Philip Manghisi
Martha Martin Henkel
Kathie May
Michael Mazzocco
Beth McRae
Denise Monti
Diane O’Malley
Joanne Osborne
Mahsa Page
Lisa Payne
Donna Pettigrew Hicks
Dawna Pitts
Tobi Placenti
Lisa Portigal
Helene Presutti
Sherri Quinn
Andrea Robertson
Bea Rocklin
Jake Sanders
Jennifer Schuitemaker
Lisa Shapiro
Hillary Sher
Nancy Singer
Khamsone Sirimanivong
Joy Sprink
Lauri Termansen
Vicki Vaughn
Dee Dee Vecchione
Amy Walters
Lisa Wightman
Eileen Yeung

About Arizona Costume Institute
Arizona Costume Institute was founded in 1966 to support the fashion 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 2023-2025 president is Joy Sprink. To learn more about Arizona Costume Institute, visit

About the Fashion Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
The Fashion Collection at Phoenix Art Museum strives to tell an accurate history of fashion and is actively pursuing works that represent a broader and more inclusive glossary of designers. Comprising nearly half of the Museum’s permanent holdings, the collection houses nearly 9,000 examples of fashionable dress and accessories from five centuries of style. With everything from a pair of 17th-century sueded-leather gloves to 21st-century couture runway looks, the collection explores the art of dressing and seeks out the rarest examples of these dress traditions. Celebrated for its quality and comprehensiveness, the collection boasts strengths in 19th-century womenswear as well as works by 20th-century designers, with significant examples from major representatives of European and North American fashion history. Special archives within the collection include the Ann Bonfoey Taylor wardrobe of more than 200 examples by mid-century couture designers, The Emphatics Archive of more than 400 works from avant-garde designers, and the Geoffrey Beene Archive, with more than 300 evening gowns and custom designs.

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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