The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

March 6 – 20, 2005
Silent Art Auction for Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem

Madison, Wis — A silent auction of donated art work benefiting Augusta Victoria Hospital in Palestine will be on display March 6-20, 2005.

The show opens Sunday, March 6, 2005 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Monona in Koinonia Place, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Initial viewing and bidding will take place at the reception. Art will be on view until the closing reception, 6 to 8 p.m. on March 20. At the end of the reception bidding will close and art will be awarded to high bidders.

Donations of art work will be accepted through March 1. Call 222-1241 to donate.

Many artists have contributed to date, including: Steve Chapell, multicolor woodblock print; Tom Eiler, oil painting; Robin Luersdorf, drawing; Dorla Mayer, silkscreen; Leslee Nelson, textile art; Kat Pluff, knit scarf and photography; Art Paul Schlosser, oil painting; Maggie Schuchardt, acrylic painting; Jim Schwall, photography.

The Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands has been a hardship for people trapped in this decades-long political struggle. Augusta Victoria Hospital, a health care facility funded by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), has served Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem and the West Bank for over 50 years. Situated on the Mount of Olives, Augusta Victoria was established as a hospital after the war of 1948. Initially under the control of the Red Cross, in 1950 it transferred ownership and management to LWF.

All money raised will benefit Augusta Victoria Hospital.

Contact: Robin Good, rgood at, or
Pastor Bruce Burnside or Assoc. Pastor Nick Utphall, 608-222-1241
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Road, Monona, Wisconsin

Artist links show representative work and not known donations.