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Date(s) - 02/08/2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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The Monroe County Historical Association will host an opening reception for a fine art exhibit of the works of Sterling and Dorothy Strauser on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at The Gallery at Auradell at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, 231 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA. The reception, titled “With Love, From the Strausers,” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Snow date is Thursday, Feb 9th. The opening reception is $75 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Each ticket includes one chance to win “The Rose,” an original Sterling Strauser oil painting.

Sterling and Dorothy Strauser were an important part of the Pocono art community, not only through Sterling’s painted works but also as collectors themselves and promoters of other self-taught artists. Sterling painted locally for more than 65 years. Dorothy was a gifted watercolor artist in her own right and is widely known for her hooked rugs.

Focusing on the Strausers’ love for each other, their community, nature, and a good dessert, “With Love, From the Strausers” will highlight 40 previously unseen works of art by the artist couple. These pieces are part of a larger private collection recently gifted to the Monroe County Historical Association from Kathryn L. Mikels. Also on display will be photographs of the Strausers’ daily life and work by local photographers Charles Decker, Jesse Weiss, and David W. Coulter.

“The Rose” will be raffled off to benefit the Monroe County Historical Association, with the drawing held at the end of May. This painting of a single long-stemmed rose was created by Sterling Strauser in 1979. It is framed and measures 7¼-in x 26¼-in. Everyone attending the opening night reception will receive one ticket for the raffle drawing. Additional raffle tickets are available for $25 each and will be sold through the end of the exhibit in May.

Reservations with payment are required by Friday, February 3, 2023. For additional information, please visit or contact the Monroe County Historical Association office at (570) 421-7703.