Contemporary Art Auction to Benefit the Judith Adele Agentis Foundation’s Palliative Care Scholarship Fund

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BETHLEHEM, PA  —  Fine art paintings, prints and sculpture by prominent regional contemporary artists will be on the auction block, Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

 The auction will benefit the Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation (JAACF), and its Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund in partnership with St. Luke’s Health Network. The fund was established in 2020.

Art lovers, and supporters of the charity may choose to attend either a virtual auction, or a limited capacity (22 ticketed guests only) cocktail fete at Yianni’s Taverna, Bethlehem. * (CDC guidelines will be strictly followed.)

Works by artists Khalil Allaik, Rigo Peralta, Jacqueline Agentis, Lynn Beetle, Tina Cantelmi, Ward Van Haute, and Michael Lebson will be on the auction block.  Actress, comedian Kate Hughes will serve as emcee and auctioneer.

The cost of the coctktail event is $60 per person, and includes Greek speciality hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment by Ginger Brew and Joe Mixon.  To purchase tickets for the cocktail event,

The cost of the virtual auction is free. The live bidding will start at 7 p.m. To gain access to the auction via Zoom, register by email to or visit EventBrite at

The Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation,  established in 2013, is a Lehigh Valley-based 5o13c non-profit that provides nourishment,  education, and scholarships for palliative care.   For more information visit, or email

Below,  three of the fine art pieces on the auction block:

“Diversity of Individual,” by Khalil Allaik. Original signed sculpture. Cedarwood with white patina, 36x29x28.
Original signed painting by Rigo Peralta,  “Winter Beauty,” 12” by 18”, acrylic on canvas.
Original signed painting, by Tina Cantelmi, “Magic Carpet Ride,” 39” by 85”, acrylic on canvas.

Information and image provided by:
Tina Bradford
Writer/Public Relations/Social Media