The Olana Partnership’s Frederic Church Award Gala


6:30 PM- 10:00 PM

New York


The Olana Partnership’s 2019 Frederic Church Award Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at The Rainbow Room in New York City. The Frederic Church Award, named after Olana’s creator and the preeminent American artist of the mid-19th century, recognizes outstanding accomplishment in American art, culture, and landscape design and environmental conservation. This year’s honorees are Jazz Johnson Merton and Rose Harvey.

JAZZ JOHNSON MERTON served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Olana Partnership from 2004 to 2007. During her tenure, Jazz championed the vision of a fully restored Olana to include Frederic Church’s historic farm complex. She oversaw the design and completion significant projects, including the restoration of Church’s Cosy Cottage and the creation of Olana’s Wagon House Education Center, that opened the door to much greater opportunities.

ROSE HARVEY served as NYS Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation from 2011 to 2019 and has led the transformation of Olana. She led the planning process to make accessible and interpret all of Olana’s artist-designed landscape for the public, which resulted in our nationally-recognized Strategic Landscape Design Plan. Thanks to her vision and leadership, major capital projects are now underway across the site and Olana’s public-private partnership is renewed and strengthened to ensure the future of Frederic Church’s Olana.

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112
Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktails; 8 p.m. Dinner

The Olana Partnership's Frederic Church Award Gala