Among the many dedicated and generous individuals who are committed to the quality of life in our community, one name stands out for her decades of support for arts and culture – Normadene Carpenter. For over four decades, Normadene has made it her life’s work to celebrate the uplifting beauty of the arts in all forms, and now it’s our turn to celebrate her.

On Thursday, June 1, in the lovely setting of Boeger Winery, El Dorado Arts Council will inaugurate an annual award that recognizes extraordinary commitment to culture and creativity. We will present this award to Normadene on that day, and to honor her remarkable legacy we have designated it in perpetuity as the Normadene Carpenter Award.

We invite you to become a patron of the Normadene Carpenter Award in its very first year. As a Patron of the Award, you will be entitled to complimentary tickets and special recognition at the event. Your gift will support El Dorado Arts Council and allow it to sustain its mission to promote, connect, and empower arts and culture throughout El Dorado County. And you will be paying tribute to the First Lady of cultural philanthropy in our region.

Patron levels include complimentary tickets to the event, where we’ll serve heavy hors d’oeuvres and wines by Boeger Winery. In addition, patron levels include the opportunity to congratulate Normadene and celebrate the arts in the tribute pages of our event program.

El Dorado Arts Council will design the tribute page according to your specifications, or you may provide your own design. Gifts received by Tuesday, April 18, 2017, will be recognized in the invitation to the event. Tickets will be sold individually at $50 per person.

Individual Tickets

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Make Patron Gift Below


  • Includes 10 complimentary tickets to the event and a tribute page on the inside front or inside back cover of the program.


  • Includes 8 complimentary tickets to the event and a full tribute page inside the program.


  • Includes 6 complimentary tickets to the event and a one-half tribute page inside the program.


  • Includes 4 complimentary tickets to the event and one-quarter tribute page inside the program.


  • Includes 2 complimentary tickets to the event.


  • Includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event.