161st Anniversary Gala Info and Tickets: 2021

See more about our Honorees

Purchase Tickets

You can pay through Pay Pal or use your credit card.  To pay with a credit card, add your selections to the the cart.  When ready to check out, click on the Buy Now button in PayPal, then click Checkout.

As always, the Sketch Club is concerned for the safety for all visitors to the club. We ask that all gala attendees be vaccinated and adhere to recommended masking.


  • Patron: $150 – Names will be listed in the event booklet.
  • Art Lover: $100 – Names will be listed in the event booklet.
  • PAFA Alumni $75
  • Artist (Sketch Club Members only): $60

Tickets can be purchased online, by sending your check to the Philadelphia Sketch Club, or by calling our office at 215-545-9298.

Our Honorees

Join us in honoring John Ennis, James Toogood, and Jane Golden at the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 161st Anniversary Gala.

Each honoree will be presented with a Sketch Club Medal for their achievements in the visual arts. Events include the medal presentations, live auction, silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, buffet, music and excessive merriment and camaraderie.

Open to Everyone

Event tickets are available to the public and to all Sketch Club members. Members are encouraged to make this important fundraising event successful by encouraging their friends to attend. Contributions from those who cannot attend are also helpful to the cause.

Looking for other ways to help? The Sketch Club is looking for silent auction items, so if you know someone who could donate an item, please let us know. We are also seeking advertisers for the event booklet.

Live Auction

The live auction will include artworks by the honorees as well as some donated historical works by past Sketch Club members.

For information, or to let us know how you can help make this event successful, please contact Bill Patterson, Gala Chair, at bpatterson2045@comcast.net, or call 267-664-2434.