Monday, February 8, 2010

Call for Silent Auction Donations

The Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia's annual Robert Looney Memorial Event and Silent Auction is set to take place on Friday evening, March 19, 2010. This year’s speaker is Timothy Rub, the new director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His topic is “Prints and Printmaking in the 21st Century.”

The lecture is at 6:00 and the reception/silent auction is from 7-8:30.

The Print and Picture Collection is currently accepting donations--a small book, drawing, print or photo that you would feel comfortable with having sold for $50--for their "affordable art" silent auction to take place that night. The bidding on everything will start at $50 or less. Hopefully bidding will go higher. And if anything isn’t sold that evening, they hope you’ll let them keep it on hand to sell for $50 in the future. Of course, all proceeds will benefit the Print and Picture Collection.

Deadline for all the donations: Friday, March 5th.
Please deliver your items to the Print and Picture Collection (open 9 to 5, Monday through Friday).

Please e-mail a 96 dpi file of the donated work to Karen Lightner,
They are planning to mount pictures of the donated work on their website

This event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Print and Picture Collection and is held in memory of Robert F. Looney, the Free Library’s respected graphic arts curator from 1963 to 1986. He assembled a remarkable collection of fine art prints and photographs from local as well as nationally known artists.

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