The Huntsville Museum of Art’s 30th Anniversary Gala is less than two months away. The annual Gala consists of three separate events, each offering unique cultural activities to attract a variety of patrons. The three events of the Gala are the Luncheon, the Black Tie Dinner & Live Auction, and the Cocktail Party & Silent Auction.

The 30th Annual Gala Committee and the Huntsville Museum of Art are thrilled to welcome the celebrated author and tastemaker, Frances Schultz, as the Gala Luncheon speaker.

Frances Shultz is a journalist, speaker, traveler, hostess, Southerner and Sunday painter. She is a lover of the outdoors, houses and gardens, cooking, entertaining, travel and style. She is a proud aunt, stepmother and grandmother.

Born and raised in the small town of Tarboro, NC, Shultz graduated from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh and from the University of Virginia. She is author and co-author of several books, including the bestselling The Bee Cottage Story – How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness, and most recently, California Cooking & Southern Style.

Frances Shultz is also the West Coast contributing editor for Flower Magazine and was a longtime contributor to House Beautiful and Veranda magazines. She has also written for The Wall Street JournalTown & CountryIndagare, and others. For six years, Shultz was on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents, with numerous other TV and video appearances to her credit as well.

Additionally, Shultz serves on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York and the Empowers Africa foundation. With husband Tom Dittmer, dog Stella, and assorted horses and critters, she lives in the Santa Ynez Valley of California and in New York City.

Frances Shultz will speak at the Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Guests will be able to purchase two of her books and have them signed. Tickets to the 30th Anniversary Gala will be available soon.