|"Eunoe" by Csaba Markus|
Park West Gallery Collection
Friday, December 30, 2011
Dear Park West Gallery,
"Once again, thank you so much for your letter thanking me and Tom for joining you for a memorable VIP event.
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presented a really special backdrop for the presentations. Scott Jacobs and his wife could not have been more hospitable in opening up their gorgeous ranch to virtual strangers; and Park West Gallery's catering arrangements just added to the overall experience.
Although I had the privilege of meeting Csaba Markus last year at the Norwegian Epic VIP cruise, seeing him in his natural studio habitat - and having him cook his 'famous' goulash for us was a real experience; and I am looking forward to receiving the original as well as the edition piece I won at the auction while at Csaba's studio.
As I stated in a letter to you following the Baltic event, I really do enjoy the overall experience of being surrounded by the artwork and artists - and learning - a continuing educational experience - about the works as well as the artists. The presentations mean a lot to me even if I don't bid on a particular work or artist.
This was our sixth VIP trip (three on land, and three cruises); and it is still difficult to find room for improvement since the hard work of your staff continues to pay off with the arrangements for the accommodations, auctions, parties, dinners, etc. down to a science.
Again, thank you for all of your considerations, and I, too, look forward to seeing you at future events."