Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Holiday Dinner & Auction

Please join us for the 29th Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction!

Saturday, December 4

Additional details to be released soon!
It will be an exquisite evening of fabulous live and silent auctions featuring original works of art at the
29th Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction.

Missed out on last year's virtual event? Watch the full Live Event now!

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.

Holiday Soiree Art Exhibition

Save the Date
Art Preview Reception
Sunday, November 21

1869 Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA

Register for the Holiday Soiree at the Benefactor level to attend this showing of the exquisite art on auction.

Please RSVP: Norah Jones, 610.882.0450 ext. 25

2020 Holiday Soiree & Auction Committee

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

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

2020 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

Premier Sponsor


Major Sponsor

Innovation Sponsor

Crystal Sponsor

Star Sponsors

Lantern Sponsors

Peter and Odete Kelly

Hospitality Sponsors

Candle Sponsors

Renee and Joel Klapperman

Gold Sponsors

Hank and Joanne Barnette

Walt and Lucinda Dealtrey

Bill and Patti Lehr

Bill and Denise Spence

Buckno Lisicky & Co

Cornerstone Asset Management

Lehigh University

Silver Sponsors

Patrick Farrell & Valerie Johnson

Capital BlueCross

Moravian Academy

River Wealth Advisors


Youngs Advisory Group



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