The Philadelphia Sketch Club 155The Philadelphia Sketch Club 155th Anniversary Gala, Diane Burko, Vincent Desiderio, Garth Herrick, Barbara and Richard Rosenfeld

Please join us for our 155th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 17th. The Gala will be held at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, 235 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. You will have a fun time and get to mix with many prominent members of the artistic community.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club will honor three of America’s top artists, Diane Burko, Vincent Desiderio and Garth Herrick, with the presentation of the Philadelphia Sketch Club Medal. We will also present medals to Barbara and Richard Rosenfeld who ran the prominent Rosenfeld Gallery for nearly forty years. Many members of the Honorary Gala Committee will also be present. The Honorary Gala Committee includes: David R. & Holly Trostle Brigham (David is CEO of PAFA and Holly is an artist); Donald R. & Linda Aversa-Caldwell (Donald is Chair Emeritus of PAFA’s Board of Trustees); Bill Scott, artist; William R. Valerio, Director & CEO, Woodmere Art MuseumKathleen A. Foster, Senior Curator of American Art at Philadelphia Museum of Art; David Weiss, Vice President at Freeman’s Auctions, Fine Art and Antiques and a specialist on the Antiques Roadshow; Dr. Luther Brady, MD and art patron; Liz Price, artist and former Fleisher Art Memorial President; Dick Ranck, artist; Cindy and John Affleck, President of Woodmere’s Board of Trustees; art patrons Joseph & Pamela Yohlin (Joe is on Woodmere’s Board of Trustees); Frank Giordano, CEO of Philly Pops; and Dianne Semingson, art patron and Chair of the Avenue of the Arts, Inc; and Derek Gillman, former CEO of PAFA and the Barnes Foundation and currently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Visual Studies at Drexel University.

In addition to the medal presentations, highlights of the evening will include an unreserved live auction of artworks by the honored artists as well as some contemporary and historic works by Ranck, Bye, DiStefano, Lear and Ricciardi and Simon. The live auction will be led by David Weiss, Vice President at Freemans and a specialist on the Antique Roadshow. There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner. The Gala is on the same weekend as PAFA’s Family & Alumni weekend. Given the strong connection between The Philadelphia Sketch Club and PAFA, and the number of PAFA individuals being honored at this year’s event, PAFA has agreed to promote the Gala as part of the schedule of events so we may be honored by a good number of PAFA alumni.

You can order tickets at or by calling 215-545-9298. Please order tickets promptly as we must provide a headcount to our caterer plus our capacity may be exceeded by the demand for tickets. The Philadelphia Sketch Club 235 South Camac Street, The Avenue of the Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

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