23” x 28” x 5”
Sculpture Resin, Oil and Acrylic Paint
Limited Edition: 60
COA Signed by Patty Berg & Kamish
SCULPTURE OF PATTY BERG TO BE PRESENTED TO PATTY BERG CANCER CENTER BY ARTIST PAUL KAMISH
January 18, 2006 Fort Myers, FL … Artist Paul Kamish will pay tribute to the legendary golfer Patty Berg by presenting her with his sculpture of her graceful swing at an event honoring Ms. Berg at the Cypress Lake Country Club, on Monday, January 23rd.
Kamish’s previous works include sculptures that he presented to two other golfing legends, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. Kamish will present #1 of 60 of a limited edition series of these sculptures to Patty Berg which will be displayed at the Patty Berg Cancer Center, which is part of Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. The edition size was chosen in recognition of the 60 LPGA Tour wins she accumulated during her professional golf career. The remaining pieces in the edition will be available for purchase to Patty Berg fans with a large portion of the proceeds going to raise money for the Patty Berg Cancer.
While Kamish has a passion for art and for golf and its history, presenting this sculpture to Patty Berg has an added meaning. Kamish stated, “This is special for a number of reasons. Being from the Twin Cities area, it is an honor to meet this great fellow Minnesotan who achieved so much on the golf course, but it also is her passion in the fight against cancer that inspired me to create this sculpture. Like so many others, I lost my mother to breast cancer five years ago. I love to create art, and to combine that with the opportunity to meet this great woman and to contribute in some small way to raising funds and awareness that are needed to fight cancer makes this a true pleasure for me.”
Officials at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center are overwhelmed by Kamish’s generosity. “Mr. Kamish’s work is well-known, and we look forward to displaying his most recent work – his sculpture of Patty Berg – in our cancer center,” said hospital spokeswoman, Marti Van Veen.