Tampa Museum of Art

CITY Art-a-Porter: Susanne Bartsch




Bartsch image Photo credit: Steven Menendez


Join us for CITY 2017

Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

Saturday, September 9

An emulsion of fashion and culture, CITY is the signature fashion event at the Tampa Museum of Art that raises funds annually to bring art and arts education programs for visitors of all ages to our community.

In 2017, CITY will be a “fashion event” in performance art style, a departure from a typical runway show, with Susanne Bartsch at the epicenter. Interactive vignettes – each created and styled by a different designer – will feature new looks inspired by Bartsch’s eccentric, avant-garde style and her impact on club kid culture, past and present.

Featured Designers: 

BabyLove’s Latex by Renee Masoomian | Casey Caldwell | Ben Copperwheat | Veritée Hill | LACTIC Incorporated | Muffinhead | SSIK by Kristina KISS | Hana Quist


About Susanne Bartsch

The Tampa Museum of Art is proud to present “the queen of New York City nightlife” Susanne Bartsch as the subject of this year’s CITY. Bartsch has been a pioneer on the NYC fashion, art and underground club scene since the 1980s, serving as a friend and muse to legions of game-changing fashion designers such as John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.

Click here for more about Susanne Bartsch.



VIPs enjoy reserved seating for the main event a private cocktail hour before general admission begins. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres by Eddie V’s, open bar, desserts, valet parking and admission to the Bartschland afterparty.

$250 VIP Reception ticket | 7-8p

$125 General Admission ticket | 8-10p

$50 Bartschland Afterparty only | 10p-1a (tickets include open bar, light bites, and spinning by NYC DJ Amber Valentine)




Support of CITY puts you in front of a fashion-conscious, philanthropic audience and ensures you and your guests have reserved seats.

$20,000 Presenting (SOLD)
$15,000 Fashion (SOLD)
$10,000 Premier (Limited availability)
$ 5,000 Couture (Limited availability)
$ 2,500 Design (Limited availability)
$ 1,250 Supporting (Limited availability)



Committee: Billy Cole & Pam Wysocki – co-chairs
Allison Casper Adams, Scott Bechard, Kate Campbell, Haley Rose Cohen, Lynne Couchara, Jorge Fernandez, Connie Gage, Terryle Heffner, Cristina Howell, Dianne Jacob, Susan Johnson, Henderson Everett Lee, Frankie Linsky, Debra Williams McDaniel, Ronda Parag, Kevin Reder, Nancy Seijas-Kipnis, Robin C. Sharp.


Corporate Sponsorship: Kasey Sherrick Siegel kasey.siegel@tampamuseum.org or 813.421.8375
Individual Support: Todd Edwards todd.edwards@tampamuseum.org or 813.421.8372
Event Information: Bernadette Casey Bernadette.casey@tampamuseum.org or 813.421.8368
Media Contact: Nancy Seijas-Kipnis nancy.kipnis@tampamuseum.org or 813.421.8374


Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors!  



Presenting Sponsor

Maureen Daly


Fashion Sponsor

Penny and Jeff Vinik


Premier Sponsor

Frankle Family Foundation


Couture Sponsors

Kenneth P. Pages, M.D. & Ryne T. Gallien

Robin C. Sharp & Annemarie Christino



Design Sponsors

John & Kim Kirtley and Nina & Trey Traviesa

Oxford Exchange

Chancey Interior Design

Pam Wysocki & Bill Blanchard


Supporting Sponsors

Fitlife Foods

Connie Gage, Realtor |The Toni Everett Co.

Henderson Everett Lee | The Toni Everett Co.

David Lewis

Dr. Caitilin Martini

Mary B. Perry

Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, PA


Media Sponsor


Event Partners

Billy Cole Creative, Breakthru Beverage Florida, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, FH Weddings & Events, Jorge Fernandez of Luxe 3 Studio, Foto Bohemia, SaltBlock Catering, Co., Susan Johnson, NK-92, LLC | Marketing & PR, Tampa Bay Metro, Tampa Bay Times, The Production Crew, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, TRIBECA COLORSALON