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October 6th, 2006
Dear Fleisher - 4x6 Inches of Art: 600 Original Artworks by 350 Prominent Artists to be Sold for Just $50 Each!


On Sunday, October 15, you could bring home an original work of art by a local, regional, or nationally-recognized artist from Philadelphia and beyond, at a one-day limited-time offer of only $50 each! (A list of all the artists follows.)

This exceptional opportunity for art lovers to acquire small-scale art in a range of media by exceptional artists at a miniscule price will take place at the second annual Dear Fleisher – 4 x 6 Inches of Art exhibition and sale at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia at 719 Catherine Street on October, 15, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

These original artworks—which are the standard postcard size of 4 inches by 6 inches—will only cost $50.00 each, but the catch is that they will all be exhibited anonymously. Only after they have been purchased will the buyer learn the specific artist’s name, written on the reverse side of the artwork. Created especially for the Dear Fleisher event, nearly 600 of these mini-masterpieces have been donated to Fleisher—with many of the participating artists donating multiple artworks—so that the public will be able to buy them on October 15 on a first-come, first-served basis, with no pre-sales. A suggested $5 donation to view the exhibit will also include light refreshments, plus a cash bar.

A unique test of artistic acumen and bargain-hunting ability for beginning and experienced art-lovers equally, the inaugural Dear Fleisher event in 2004 raised over $20,000 for the century-old school’s exhibition programs. The participating artists in the 2006 event are among the most noted working professionally in the Philadelphia region, such as William Daley, Tony Auth, Bo Bartlett, Lanny Bergner, David Brewster, Ed Bronstein, Moe Brooker, Diane Burko, Liz Dailey, Gilda Ellis, David Fertig, Janet Fish, Frances Galante, Sidney Goodman, Mei-ling Hom, Robert Kulicke, Christine Lafuente, Stanley Lechtzin, Sarah McEneaney, Connie Moore, Stuart Netsky, Libby Newman, Elizabeth Osborne, Jody Pinto, Bill Scott, Anne Seidman, Stuart Shils, Ron Tarver, Signe Wilkinson, John Wind, Robert Winokur, Charlotte Yudis, and Isaiah Zagar.

Besides serving as a fundraiser, Dear Fleisher is also a celebration of a great community resource. For 108 years, the Fleisher Art Memorial has offered free art instruction to children and adults. More recently, Fleisher has committed resources to provide artist residencies in public schools, most of which have no art teachers on staff. Fleisher has also been a leader in supporting professional artists at all points during their careers, and for many artists the renowned Wind Challenge Exhibition Series has provided critical exposure. Fleisher's dual mission of access and education benefits everyone, regardless of background, skill level, or ability to pay. The success of Dear Fleisher will support all of these programs and help increase Fleisher's role in Philadelphia's arts and culture community.

More information on the Dear Fleisher exhibition and sale event can be found on the Fleisher Art Memorial’s website – www.fleisher.org


The following artists will be participating in the 2006 Dear Fleisher event:

William Daley, Honorary Chair · Susan Abrams · Jane Adriance · Michael Ajero · Martha Aleo · Elizabeth Alexander · Dorothy Alig · Lee Alter · Warren Angle · Robert Asman · Leslie Atik · Eliza Auth · Tony Auth · Marcia Bailey · Andrea Baldeck · Jan Baltzell · Bo Bartlett · Betsey Batchelor · Bill Becker · Joan Becker · Peter Begley · Beverly Smith Benson · Perry Benson · Ellen Berenholtz · Lanny Bergner · Steven Berkowitz · Alyse C. Bernstein · Rita Bernstein · Elisabeth Berry · Ava Blitz · Rosalind Bloom · Tina Bobb · Jill Bonovitz · Astrid Bowlby · Rebecca Brame · Linda Brenner · David Brewster · Heather Briceson · Ed Bronstein · Moe Brooker · Mark Brosseau · Cynthia Brown · Emily Brown · Karen Brown · Diane Burko · Caitlin Butler · James Caplan · Jeffrey Carr · Giovanni Casadei · Salvatore Cerceo · Pamela Chapman · Rosemary Chatin · Jennifer Chernak · Maria Christopher · Wanda Chudzinski · Sharon Church · Michael Ciliberti · Richard Ciocco · Virginia Clark · Hunter Clarke · Matthew Clowney · Ben Cohen · Jacquie Cotter · Nic Coviello · Elliott Curson · Deborah Curtiss · Elizabeth Dailey · Barbara Danin Ann Price Davis · Eleanor Day · Kip Deeds · Candy Depew · Paul De Francesco · Elizabeth Doering · Anda Dubinskis · Thom Duffy · Nicole Patrice Dul · Tom Durnell · Paul Dusold · Alice Dustin · Les Dutton · Reinhold Edelshein · Sally Eisenberg · Gilda Ellis · Elaine M. Erne · Brian Falk · Virginia Falk · Fallon And Rosof · David Fertig · Kathi Fertig · Mark Fields · Janet Fish · Susan Fisher · Sasha Fletcher · David Foss · Eileen Foti · Bill Freeland · Sienna Freeman · James Fuhrman · Kathleen Gallagher · Mary Galgon · Frances Galante · Fran Gallun · Frank Galuszka · Michael Garrity · Judy Gelles · Mike Geno · Felix Giordano · P. Timothy Gierschick · Lorraine Glessner · Mira Gohel · Eileen Goodman · Robert Goodman · Sidney Goodman · Gail Gosser · Marjorie Grigonis · Al Gury · Leigh Gustafson · Nadja Gustafson · Peggy Gyulai · John Haas · Susan Hader-Golden . Kathy Halton · Steven Harvey · Timothy Hawkesworth · E. Sherman Hayman · Alden Heck · Hollis Heichemer · Angela Heithecker · Daniel Heyman · Jane Hilles · Geoff Hindle · Maryann Matlock Hinkle · Rebecca Hoenig · Sandra Hoffman · John F. Hollis · Marilyn Holsing · Warren Holzman · Mei-Ling Hom · Marc Howard · Susan Howard · Diance Hricko · Joseph Hu · Patricia B. Ingersoll · Susana Viola Jacobson · Beth Ann Johnson - James Johnson · Phil Johnson · Cavin Jones · Alex Kanevsky · Amy Kann · Carol Kardon · Carl Karsch · Daniella Kerner · Elizabeth Kinzie · Gloria Klaiman · Alan Klawans · Barbara Klein · Susan Jo Klein · Lucartha Kohler · Sherry Koppel · Dianne Koppisch · Trudy Kraft · Harry Lynn Krizan · Mary Ann Krutsick · Robert Kulicke · Anna Kuo · Christine Lafuente · Diane Lachman · Marilyn Lavins · Stanley Lechtzin · Mel Leipzig · Victoria Mcneil Levine · Bonnie Levinthal · Elaine Moynihan Lisle · Robert Lipartito · Rachel Lomazoff · Benjamin Long · Miguel Luciano · Emily Brett Lukens · William Lukens · Jerome Lukowicz · David Lynch · James Lynes · Deryl Mackie · Gwen Maleson · Magda Martinez · Babette Martino · Eva Martino · Max Mason · Roger Matsumoto · Sarah Mceneaney · Kathryn Mcfadden · John Mcgiff · Elizabeth Mcgiff · Rebecca Mckillip-Thornburgh · Kitty Mctaggart · Arlene Gail Milgram · Nancy Bea Miller · Barbara Mimnaugh · Marianne Mitchell · Walter Moleski · Connie Moore · Jan Morgen · Patricia Moses · James G. Mundie · Kate Kern Mundie · Meredith Mustard · Lisa Naples · Hitoshi Nakazato · Don Nakamura · Kathryn Narrow · Eileen Neff · Wally Neibart · Stuart Netsky · Edith Newhall · Libby Newman · Isaac Nichols · Mary Nomecos · Doris Noqueira-Rogers · Colleen O’Donnell · Sam Olshin · Jim Opecker · Elizabeth Osborne · Arthur B. Ostroff · Claire Owen · Joseph Painter · Robert Andrew Parker · Charles Parness · Mike Pavol . Gary Pelkey · Doris Peltzman · Diane Pieri · Jody Pinto · Dolores Poacelli · Bruce Pollock · Leslie Pontz · Charlotte Price · Liz Price · Laura Pritchard · Carolyn Pyfrom · Jack Ramsdale · Jeffrey Reed · Kathie Regan · Bob Reinhardt · Leah Reynolds · Leah Rhodes . Jennifer Brinton Robkin · Stuart Rome · James Rose · Eileen Rosen · Barbara Rosin · Val Rossman · Ron Rumford · Brigitte Rutenberg · Nathan Rutkowski · Richard Ryan · Christine Lafuente · Diane Lachman · Marilyn Lavins · Stanley Lechtzin · Mel Leipzig · Victoria Mcneil Levine · Bonnie Levinthal · Elaine Moynihan Lisle · Robert Lipartito · Rachel Lomazoff · Benjamin Long · Miguel Luciano · Emily Brett Lukens · William Lukens · Jerome Lukowicz · David Lynch · James Lynes · Deryl Mackie · Gwen Maleson · Magda Martinez · Babette Martino · Eva Martino · Max Mason · Roger Matsumoto · Sarah Mceneaney · Kathryn Mcfadden · John Mcgiff · Elizabeth Mcgiff · Rebecca Mckillip-Thornburgh · Kitty Mctaggart · Arlene Gail Milgram · Nancy Bea Miller · Barbara Mimnaugh · Marianne Mitchell · Walter Moleski · Connie Moore · Jan Morgen · Patricia Moses · James G. Mundie · Kate Kern Mundie · Meredith Mustard · Lisa Naples · Hitoshi Nakazato · Don Nakamura · Kathryn Narrow · Eileen Neff · Wally Neibart · Stuart Netsky · Edith Newhall · Libby Newman · Isaac Nichols · Mary Nomecos · Doris Noqueira-Rogers · Colleen O’Donnell · Sam Olshin · Jim Opecker · Elizabeth Osborne · Arthur B. Ostroff · Claire Owen · Joseph Painter · Robert Andrew Parker · Charles Parness · Mike Pavol . Gary Pelkey · Doris Peltzman · Diane Pieri · Jody Pinto · Dolores Poacelli · Bruce Pollock · Leslie Pontz · Charlotte Price · Liz Price · Laura Pritchard · Carolyn Pyfrom · Jack Ramsdale · Jeffrey Reed · Kathie Regan · Bob Reinhardt · Leah Reynolds · Leah Rhodes . Jennifer Brinton Robkin · Stuart Rome · James Rose · Eileen Rosen · Barbara Rosin · Val Rossman · Ron Rumford · Brigitte Rutenberg · Nathan Rutkowski · Richard Ryan · Anne Saint Peter · Linda Sanders · Nancy Sarqangoulis · Rona Cordish Satten · Barbara Schaff · Charlotte Schatz · Charles Schmidt · Julie Saecker Schneider · Hinda Schuman · Michael B. Schwartz · Bill Scott · Frances Scott · Angela M. Scully · Anne Seidman · Karen Segal · Sheba Sharrow · Pam Sheehan · Karen Segal · Stuart Shils · Francine Shore · Carol Sivin · David Slovic · Christopher Smith · Joan Smith · Michael Smith · Rita Siemienski Smith · Tremain Smith · William Smith · Ann Snyder · Linda Conley Soffer · Kurt Solmssen · Larry Spaid · Joe L. Speight · Marion Spirn · Hester Stinnett · Carol Stirton-Broad · Frances Storey · Craig Stover · Julia Stratton · Shane Stratton · Louise Strawbridge · Joseph Sweeney · Stephen Talasnik · Elsa Tarantal · Stephen Tarantal · Ron Tarver · Shelley Thorstensen · Rochelle Toner · Vesna Todorovic · Carla Tudor · Gerry Tuten · Alex Tyng · Valletta · Peter Van Dyck · Nury Vincens · Magda Vitale · Sally Walker · Harvey Weinreich · Bootsie Weiss · David Wiesner · Janice Wilke · Signe Wilkinson · Michael Williamson · Michael Willse · Ann Hopkins Wilson · Roy Wilson · John Wind · Robert Winokur · Joni Woods · Nancy W. Wright · Ronald Wyffels · Ken Yanoviak · Jo Yarrington · Burnell Yow! · Charlotte R. Yudis · Isaiah Zagar · Mauro Zamora · Steve Zettler · (list incomplete)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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