Firestone Custom Portrait, Featured Art at PONCHO

Dear Friends, I would so appreciate your support in my latest venture. I hope to see you at the upcoming PONCHO Gala on April 12, 2008! Please forward this message to friends or colleagues you feel may be interested in this event or information. Blessings and Namaste, Robbi Firestone ____________________________________ For Immediate Release Contact Information: Jamie Chase jamiejchase@mac.com (253) 732-4369 Tacoma Portrait Artist Robbi Firestone Featured at PONCHO 46th Annual Red Carpet Gala Tacoma – (April 1, 2008) Would you like a coveted, commissioned Robbi Firestone Spirit Capture oil portrait of a loved one? How about a trip to the Valencia Formula One race as part of the Renault team? A Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York? Four tickets to the Grammies AND the Celebration Party? For any of these, there is only one place you need to be, the 46th Annual PONCHO Gala on Saturday, April 12th at the Westin Hotel at 5PM. During this glamorous, black tie affair, dozens of luxury lifestyle items and exclusive experiences will be auctioned to support the arts in communities throughout our state. No stranger to the black tie red carpet, now Tacoma resident Robbi Firestone’s work can be found in some of the most prestigious homes, admired by Hollywood’s ‘celebutante’ community. She relocated from Los Angeles to the Puget Sound after discovering the PNW’s rich appreciation and support of the arts and artists. Firestone travels extensively painting portraits for clients around the world. “The arts have flourished in our region largely due to PONCHO’s 46 years of major contributions. Arts education is imperative for creative problem solving. It is our responsibility to provide creative learning environments for our children. This is why I support PONCHO’s mission,” said Robbi Firestone. A major honor for her art work, the Seattle-based PONCHO – Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations often selects a Seattle artist for this honor. “As Gala Chair, my goal was to offer our patron’s auction items that are unique only to PONCHO. Robbi’s art form is beautiful. It is an honor to introduce her to our audience, who I know will be impressed with her creativity and talent as I was,” says Gala Chair Rose Dennis. For the winning bidder of this exclusive, custom art experience item, Robbi Firestone will visit your home for a one day sitting with the subject of your portrait. “My Spirit Capture oil portrait represents your inner essence. We discuss your vision for life, your joys, passions and dreams. I script an intuitive reading into the background of the piece, speaking of the divine ‘Beauty I See in You,” says Robbi Firestone. Other glamorous auction items include trips to Iceland, Istanbul, Spain, London, New York and Paris, premier tickets to Seattle sporting events, fabulous fashion and jewelry items, and once-in-lifetime gourmet dining experiences. The Nouveau Green Section which will feature the latest in “going green” items, experiences and services involved in sustainable living. This year’s theme is Nouveau Glam. Under the majestic vision of Gala Chair Rose Dennis, guests will be treated to an alluring evening of humor, fantasy and glamour while indulging in signature cocktails, spectacular, multi-course cuisine and a fresh, behind-the-velvet ropes ‘after party’ in the edgy Fashion Lounge. To inquire about the Robbi Firestone, Spirit Capture oil portrait item, or to purchase tickets to PONCHO’s Nouveau Glam Gala call 206.623.6233. You may also visit the event website: http://www.poncho.org/galaauction.shtml The evening is proudly sponsored by the evening’s Presenting Sponsor, JP Morgan. Media Sponsor is Washington CEO. NOTE TO EDITORS: Robbi Firestone is available for interviews. Contact Jamie Chase at (253) 732-4369 or email jamiejchase@mac.com or Robbi Firestone (310) 990-4018 or email Robbi@RobbiFirestone.com About Robbi Firestone, Oil Portraits Robbi Firestone attended Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She worked as an art director in top Manhattan advertising and publishing firms, and then moved on to produce, assistant direct, and coordinate projects in Hollywood’s entertainment industry. Now a full time oil portraitist, Firestone is a graduate of the Artists Trust EDGE program, and featured artist at Seattle’s 2008 PONCHO Gala. Please visit www.RobbiFirestone.com or call (310) 990-4018 for more information. About PONCHO PONCHO is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts. Since 1963, PONCHO has allocated more than $33 million to nearly 200 area arts organizations through the PONCHO Gala Auction, PONCHO International Wine Auction and the PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction. PONCHO achieves its mission through those who support PONCHO’s vision of a financially stable arts community where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the region’s world-class arts. More information on PONCHO can be found at www.poncho.org # # # Thanks for your support! I hope to see you at the PONCHO Gala! Blessings and Namaste… Robbi Firestone Spirit Capture, LLC | 2315 N. Pearl Street | Suite 10-235 | Tacoma, | WA | 98407

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