Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Figure Drawings needed for Benefit for Pat Sonne

Joe Skrapits has been kind enough to organize this benefit, we encourage you to donate sketches, and/or attend ...

A call to donate a figure drawing (or two) to a silent auction benefit for Pat Sonne. As you know, Pat has been an artists’ model in the Lehigh Valley for nearly two decades. Pat’s contributions to the arts community have touched many of us , whether as artists seeking to understand and draw the human figure, as models seeking a mentor, or as schools and galleries needing to hire her or the creative, dependable life models she trained.

Since last fall Pat has been unable to work as a model due to serious illness, and is now facing financial hardship. The benefit auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to Pat, will take place on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th from 7 to 10 pm at the Antonio Salemme Foundation in Allentown.

In honor of Pat‘s work as a model and mentor, Joe is specifically asking for donations of figure drawings, though not necessarily drawings of Pat. The drawings need not be framed or matted; however, please do sign or initial your drawings. Every effort to return unsold drawings (as long as contact information is provided with the artwork) will be made.

Artwork may be dropped off at the Salemme Foundation, 542 W. Hamilton St, Suite 203, Allentown, PA 18101, during life drawing sessions on Sundays, 2 to 5pm. You can also arrange to have your drawings picked up at your school or other convenient location. Contact Elizabeth at 610-990-6032 or e-mail her at . Donations will be accepted through Sunday, February 12.

Monetary or gift-card donations should be made out to Pat Sonne, and mailed directly to her at 543 West 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

We’re relying Pat’s friends in the arts community to spread the word and contribute whatever they can to help someone who has given so much of her talent and soul to the community. Feel free to distribute this e-mail to the art students and staff in your school, as well as to share it by word of mouth.

Please consider making a donation and joining us for a fun-filled evening of great art, live music, food and drinks as we celebrate Pat and help speed her recovery.

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