Cocktails & Collecting 2017


November 11 (Saturday)
Cocktails & Collecting 2017
6 p.m.

The Museum's fall fundraiser offers art lovers access to working artists, a sensational selection of collectible art in all media, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and nonstop socializing. Artists from the Lehigh Valley and beyond will be on hand to showcase, talk about, and sell their works, even demonstrating the creative process live. Monies raised through ticket and art sales help support the Museum and its mission to serve as a resource for artists, members, and the community. For full details and to order tickets, click here.

The evening will feature music by DJ CherishTheLuv and pianist Dave Marchetti, an open bar, and food courtesy of Catering by Karen Hunter.

Here is the list of this year's participating Cocktails & Collecting curators, galleries, and artists. Click on their names for info and images:

Khalil Allaik (sculpture)
Theo Anderson (photography)
Baum School Artists (multiple mediums)
Bethlehem House (multiple mediums)
Nancy Bossert (painting)
Brick + Mortar Gallery (multiple mediums)
Charter Arts Graduates (multiple mediums)
Ron DeLong (prints)
Ed Eckstein (photography)
Gallery on the Walk (multiple mediums)
Andi Grunberg (sculpture)
Will Harmuth (painting)
Bill Hudders (painting)
Al Johnson  (painting)
Femi Johnson (painting)
Zach Kleemeyer (mixed media)
Christine Oaklander (multiple mediums)
RE:find Gallery (multiple mediums)
Rigo Peralta (painting)
Stephen Perloff (photography)
Barnaby Ruhe (painting)
Ann Schlegel (painting)
Barbara Schulman (fiber art)
Deborah Slahta (ceramics)
Svetlana Designs  (jewelry)
Taylor Backes (glass)
Susan Teller (prints)
Loretta Tryon   (jewelry)
Terry Wolfson-Tighe (fiber art)
Luke Wynne (photography)
Bobby Zeik (painting)


Chair: Jessica Ruisch

Karen Albert, Theo Anderson, Etta Boettger, Pam Deller, Pam Dent, Dee Eng, Christine Forsthoefel, GeanAnnFrack, Jane Heft, Peggy Herman, Femi Johnson, Donna Leibensperger, Priti Merchant, Lisa Razze, Scott Rothenberger, Barbara Traupman, Luke Wynne


      Presenting Sponsor
The Allentown Art Museum Board of Trustees | Crayola

       Premier Sponsors
BB&T Bank | Tony and Nancy Odorski
Walt and Loran Staehle | Rick and Michelle Stringer

       Connoisseur Sponsors
City Center Lehigh Valley | County Seat Spirits | The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar
Lehigh Valley Style | PPL | Scott Rothenberger’s PLACE | State Theatre Center for the Arts



Photos from previous C&C's