Annual Hall of Fame Benefit

NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit recognizes visual, literary, and performing artists who have received NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships and have had a profound impact on the arts through their creative work, and patrons of the arts who have championed the value of the arts in the world around us.


NYFA’s first in-person benefit since the pandemic was be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Capitale. We were thrilled to honor NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows Kay WalkingStick and Chin Chih Yang, who were to be honored at the canceled 2020 benefit.

We encourage you to continue to support NYFA so that we may help our constituents in these uncertain times who rely on the resources we provide. We are serving a vulnerable demographic, and now more than ever, we need your help.


On May 13, 2021, NYFA presented a virtual benefit gala, NYFA at 50: A Celebratory Look Forward. Hosted by Grace Angela Henry and featuring prominent NYFA artists, the evening marked our organization’s milestone 50th anniversary. The event also honored a special friend of NYFA, artist Basil Alkazzi, who generously created a limited edition print in honor of NYFA’s 50th anniversary. Attendees supported NYFA by bidding on our online auction, The Immigrant Story: A Visual Telling.


Past NYFA Hall of Fame Inductees include Ida Applebroog, Paul Beatty, Sanford Biggers, James Casebere, Christopher d’Amboise, Anna Deavere Smith, Min Jin Lee, Zhou Long, Christian Marclay, Terry McMillan, Mira Nair, Lynn Nottage, Eric Overmyer, Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Perron, Dwight Rhoden, Faith Ringgold, Carolee Schneemann, and Andres Serrano. For more on past year’s winners, visit the NYFA Hall of Fame Inductees Page.

For more information on NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit, please contact Kimberly Goodis at [email protected] or 212.366.6900 ext. 207.

Image Detail: Kuldeep Singh (Interdisciplinary Work ’18, NYFA IAP Mentor ’19), Celadonus-rosa hybridata in Raag Tilang, 2020, oil on linen, available through NYFA’s online auction, The Immigrant Story: A Visual Telling from May 1-May 16, 2021