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Distinctive Art Auction Supports Local Red Cross Chapter
Previews of Fine Art for Sale and Auction Available Online

Date: November 1, 2007
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Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org

PRINCETON, NJ, November 1, 2007 – Nelson Shanks has depicted notable figures such as Diana, Princess of Wales, President William Jefferson Clinton, President Ronald Reagan, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Luciano Pavarotti. For the third year, the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is honored to partner with one of the world's preeminent portraitists to present:

An Evening with Maestro Nelson Shanks
Live Auction of Fine Art
Paintings and Drawings Available for Purchase
Featuring the works of Nelson Shanks
and the accomplished artists of Studio Incamminati
Sunday, November 18, 2007
5:00-7:30 pm
Cherry Valley Country Club

Skillman, New Jersey

“This event is an incredible opportunity, not only to support the premier volunteer organization in the world, but also to acquire the works of the world's premier portraitist and the rising artists of Studio Incamminati,” said Mickey Graham, committee co-chair for the event. “We are blessed to be associated with both and this occasion should not be missed.”

Nelson Shanks’ work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Kensington Palace in London, and Fortezza Firmafede in Sarzana, Italy.

Proceeds from artwork purchased will benefit the local programs and services of American Red Cross of Central New Jersey and the artists of Studio Incamminati. Tickets are $100 per person. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties can contact Jennifer Durrant at 609-951-2102. For additional information about the event, including a preview of the artwork for sale and auction, visit njredcross.org.

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a non-governmental agency serving the people of Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and parts of Somerset counties. Led by volunteers, the Red Cross offers a broad array of vital services to our community in need. You can help too – Volunteer your time, make a monetary donation, donate blood, and/or take a CPR course. For more information on the programs and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get involved, contact your local chapter. In Central New Jersey, call 609-951-8550 or visit www.njredcross.org.

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