Holiday Art and Ornament Sale fundraiser to be held Dec. 7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art are pleased to announce their upcoming Holiday Art and Ornament Sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Palmer Museum of Art, where 11 local artists will be offering ornaments and other works of art for sale throughout the museum’s galleries and lobby. The Friends, the museum’s membership organization, have worked together with these artists and several local businesses to create this event to help raise funds to support more than 100 annual programs and events at the museum, which are offered to all visitors, admission free.

Dotty Ford has been selected as this year’s featured artist and was commissioned to create the 2013 signature ornament, a flying pig created by needle felting. These individually hand-formed ornaments are truly one-of-a-kind and will be for sale at $30 each. Other artists participating in this year’s sale include Pernille Sporon Bøving, Kimberly Brooks Filkins, Judith Finkelstein, Elli Groninger, Sue Harter, Kat Oliva, Deb Parsons, the State College Weavers Guild, Caryl Strauss and Lena Thynell. There will be a variety of art and ornaments for sale ranging in mediums from glass to metal with prices starting at $5. 

A Friends’ one-year membership will also be available. The individual level begins at $35 and provides benefits such as an invitation to the members-only Holiday Art and Ornament Preview Sale reception that takes place on the Friday evening before the public sale on Saturday.

The Friends partnered with the following local businesses that have helped to shape the event through their sponsorships: The Tavern Restaurant; The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café; The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and the Artist Registry; Shute & Coombs Financial Advisors; the 2013–14 Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Board of Directors; RE/MAX Centre Realty, Tom Cali, Ellen Kline and Mary Lou Bennett; The Drucker Co.; QBC Diagnostics; Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering; and Avant Garden. 

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Reduced hours over Thanksgiving break: Saturday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m. (Closed Monday, Nov. 25.) Closed Thursday, Nov. 28; Friday, Nov. 29; and Saturday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 1.

For more information, contact Jennifer Feehan, coordinator of membership and public relations, at 814-863-9182 or

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Last Updated November 22, 2013