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Artblog’s 20th Birthday party and Fundraiser September 7 at Moore College of Art and Design! Artists, donate a piece of your art!

Dear All, we can’t wait to welcome you to Artblog’s 20th Birthday celebration and fundraiser auction on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Moore College of Art and Design! This year will be special, as we celebrate 20 years of Artblog and honor two great women artists who created our great little publication! That’s right, Libby Rosof and Roberta Fallon are artists with a 17-year history of art-making before they began Artblog. You will get to see their ground-breaking collaborative paintings and other works alongside the fabulous auction objects! TICKETS NOW AT EVENTBRITE!

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Colorful poster advertising a 20th birthday party and silent auction for Artblog, featuring many artists names and a picture of the M.C. Soxx, a QR code for tickets and at the bottom some tiny dancing figures holding up the big sign for the party.

Thank you to our SPONSORS!
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Bruce and Anne Robinson
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Griffith Insurance
Jeff City Block
Jennifer Zarro
Jeremy Frank and Associates
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Philadelphia Independents
Practical Reasoning Analytics
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
The Print Center

Come to the party to celebrate Libby and Roberta and Artblog, and to celebrate the great art and wonderful people in our community. Let’s raise funds to continue building Artblog’s future! Obviously, there will be birthday cake! And snacks and beverages. This is our major fundraiser for 2023 and our goal is $20,000 to build towards Artblog’s sustainable future. You won’t want to miss this.

RSVP and TICKETS at Eventbrite

Auction Pre-Sale at Artblog’s Online Square Shop!

Check it out between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, at 6:00 PM.

A colorful painting suggests a blue cartoon portrait head with a yellow halo around it with a background of orange and black stripes.
“Portrait,” (2000-2004) Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, acrylic on panel, approx. 8″ x 8″ This piece will be on view and for purchase at the Sept. 7 auction and 20th birthday party.

Donate your art for our fundraiser auction!

Artists, we love you. You know this. We welcome you to donate a piece of your art for the auction! This will be an in-person event at Moore College of Art and Design, and we know it’s going to be a blast – with a beautiful exhibition of works by you and other local artists.

We are looking for art in all price ranges from $100 to $1,000+. Please consider donating to the auction in this critical year post-pandemic, in which we build Artblog for the future. Donate more than one piece if you wish (two pieces max)! HERE’S THE LINK to the Google form for donations. PLEASE, fill out the form BY AUGUST 25 so we have time to put your info into our online pre-sale and the auction catalog! As with last year, we are providing a 25% giveback of the sale price of the donated art to the artist, as a gesture of our thanks for your support.

Many of you reading these words have donated before and we are so humbled and grateful for your support. Please consider donating again this year. And, whether you’ve donated to our fundraiser before or you’re donating for the first time, we welcome your art! And thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Two women pose in a park, with painted concrete sculptural pillows around them.
“Throw Pillows” 1995. Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof. Site specific installation in Cedar Crest Park, Allentown, PA

Volunteer!

There are other ways you can participate. Of course, the first way is to save the date — September 7 — and show up! We would love to see you there. And you can really help out by purchasing a piece of art by a local artist. Your purchase supports Artblog and the artist – double joy!

If you want to volunteer, we would love your help for the event itself and beforehand.
Volunteer to help at the event, from greeting people to helping them with bid sheets and other assistance that night. If that’s you, here’s how to become an Artblog Volunteer. Email editor@theartblog.org and put “Volunteer” in the subject line. And we will shower you with thanks and welcome you into the Artblog family.

GOAL

Artblog’s goal for the 2022 auction is to raise $10,000. With your help we will get there! We need funding to support our staff and writers and to begin these important projects:
Archive our 20 years of digital content
Restart Artblog Radio, our beloved podcast series
Fine tune Artblog’s search engine and other tech advances

Thank you for considering our ask for art and for volunteers. And thank you for your continued support! We can’t wait to see you on September 7!

Artblog 2023 Auction Committee
Patrick Coué, Chair
Annette Monnier
Beth Heinly
Bryan Warner
Jen Zarro
Jenny Drumgoole
Libby Rosof
Matt Kalasky
Roberta Fallon
Ryan DeRoche
Yvonne Lung

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