Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Holiday Dinner & Auction

29th Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction!

Saturday, December 4

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Thank you to our sponsors and guests who we able to attend this year's event.  We were able to raise over $200,000 for our mission of to bring history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem’s rich heritage, by preserving historic sites and by collecting, preserving and exhibiting historical and artistic objects that can be used to tell the stories of Bethlehem’s people.

Colonial Quarter Evening Shadows by Elena Shackleton

Featured painting: “Colonial Quarter Evening Shadows”  by Elena Shackleton

2021 Honorees

Business Honoree

Quadrant Private Wealth

Individual Honoree

Judy Thomas

Featured Artist

Elena Shackleton

Elena began her journey as an artist at an early age, and was apprenticed to Pat Witt at the Barn Studio of Art. For the next 10 years she developed her lifelong passion for painting and drawing. She was exposed to the teaching of many great artists and instructors from The Philadelphia Museum School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Pivotal to her artistic development were the workshops Elena attended with Henry Hensche, at the Cape School of Art and with PAFA teachers at the Barn Studio. She went on to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and drawing.

Elena spent several years working in illustration and graphic design, which helped her develop her design sense. At the age of 30, she chose to return to painting and teaching. She developed curriculum based on historical periods of art for students of private groups and uses this knowledge when teaching adults. Elena has been asked to speak in many venues on her art and life.

She is now devoted to both plein air painting and studio painting. Her work in watercolor is realist with an east coast vibe. Her oils are more impressionistic. Elena is presently teaching at the Banana Factory for Artsquest, in Bethlehem, PA. She is active in the arts community in the Lehigh Valley, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites and The Bethlehem Palette Club in her role as the President of The Lehigh Art Alliance.

For more information about Elena Shackleton and to see more of her art, please visit her website.

2021 Holiday Dinner & Auction Committee

Dolly Dyer, Andrea Foucek, Suzanne Mason, Joel C. Rosenfeld, Judy Savchak, Gail Shook,
Jennifer Van De Voorde, Susan Willard, & Ilene Wood

Art Committee: Diane Hutchinson, Elena Shackleton, Wendy Steed, & Jennifer Van De Voorde

2021 Sponsors

These sponsors provide continued support of Bethlehem's heritage and we hope in turn you will support them.

Want to become a sponsor for the Holiday Dinner & Auction in 2021? Contact Jennifer Bender, jbender@historicbethlehem.org, for details.

Presenting Sponsor

Moravian Village

Major Sponsor

Allied Building Corporation

Crystal Sponsor

B Braun Logo
The Topper Foundation

Star Sponsor

Buzzi Unicem USA
HBMS Rooms to View Presenting Sponsor Quadrant Private Wealth
River Wealth
Lehigh University
Argyle Capital management

Lantern Sponsor

Logo - Christmas City Printing
St. Luke's University Health Network
ASR Media
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Dessert Sponsor

HBMS Rooms to View Major Sponsor Network Magazine

Design and Décor Sponsors

American Hairlines

Candle Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Capital Blue Cross
Norris McLaughlin
Rockefeller Group
Lehigh Valley Press
Lehigh Valley Style
Moravian Academy
Sacred Heart Senior Living
Working Dog Press

Camille Qualtere and Family

Silver Sponsor

Cornerstone Independent Asset Management
Lewis Brothers Construction
Young Advisory Group


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