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The following Lions were auctioned and sold at the 40th Anniversary Gala on May 10. Proceeds benefited campus scholarships.


SUNFLOWER LION
Janice Siddons

Face of SUNFLOWER LION Front of SUNFLOWER LION
Sunflowers, each one somewhat different, abound on this green and brown lion. The artist hopes they exude joy and happiness and encourage viewers to smile. Back of SUNFLOWER LION
 

NATURAL BEAUTY
Kevin Hills

Face of NATURAL BEAUTY Front of NATURAL BEAUTY
The artist used natural materials to complement the deep colors of this lion. Back of NATURAL BEAUTY
 

ROCKER
Kim Timinski

Face of ROCKER Front of ROCKER
This lion is a psychedelic one that harks back to the 1960s when Penn State Brandywine was founded. Back of ROCKER
 

OUT-OF-THE-SEA
Concetta Mattioni

Face of OUT-OF-THE-SEA Front of OUT-OF-THE-SEA
The artist wanted this lion to look like it just stepped out of the sea, so the paint is dripping off the body as would water. The lion’ body is the color of the ocean, and the base resembles sand. Back of OUT-OF-THE-SEA
 

OCTOPUSSY
Hannah Ballantine

Face of OCTOPUSSY Front of OCTOPUSSY
The artist wanted to use something unexpected on a lion so she chose to use sea imagery and an octopus. The lion is also painted in a stylized graffiti style. Back of OCTOPUSSY
 

MING LION
Connie Kirker

Face of MING LION Front of MING LION
The blue and white ceramics of the Chinese Ming dynasty inspired the decoration of this lion. Back of MING LION
 

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES
Ardyth Sobyak

Face of EAT YOUR VEGETABLES Front of EAT YOUR VEGETABLES
Inspired by the beautiful crops of vegetables in her garden, the artist painted this lion with blossoms on his nose and a leek on his tail. Back of EAT YOUR VEGETABLES
 

INVINCIBLE
Mitch Harper

Face of INVINCIBLE Front of INVINCIBLE
The lion is signed by former Eagle Vince Papale and decorated by the artist in Eagle's green and Penn State blue and white. Back of INVINCIBLE
 

CHOCOLION
Advising Center

Face of CHOCOLION Front of CHOCOLION
Those who created this lion were inspired by their love of chocolate. Back of CHOCOLION
 

ARNOLD
Michelle Craig

Face of ARNOLD Front of ARNOLD
The strength and courage of PSU Brandywine English Professor Arnold Markley is celebrated in this lion. Back of ARNOLD
 

THE 4 SEASONS OF PENNSYLVANIA
Donna Hazen-Nance

Face of THE 4 SEASONS OF PENNSYLVANIA Front of THE 4 SEASONS OF PENNSYLVANIA
The artist depicted the beautiful landscapes and seasons of Pennsylvania on this lion. Back of THE 4 SEASONS OF PENNSYLVANIA
 

PERSONALIZED PENNSYLVANIA LION
Andrew Arata

Face of PERSONALIZED PENNSYLVANIA LION Front of PERSONALIZED PENNSYLVANIA LION
The artist painted the state of Pennsylvania on this lion with the front side depicting the western half of the state and the backside showing the Eastern half. For the person who gets this lion, the artist is willing to add to it more “iconic” Pennsylvania landmarks. Back of PERSONALIZED PENNSYLVANIA LION
 

MARDI GRAS
Amy Nance

Face of MARDI GRAS Front of MARDI GRAS
This lion is a celebration of purple and green. Back of MARDI GRAS
 

JOE PAW
Jennifer Franks

Image of Joe Paterno signing lion Front of JOE PAW
Painted by an avid Penn State Nittany Lion fan, this lion is a tribute to football coach Joe Paterno and his passion for Penn State and its students.
Autographed by Joe Paterno!
Back of JOE PAW
 

SUE PATERNO LION 

Image of Sue Paterno signing lion Front of orange splashed lion
A recreation of the Homecoming weekend tradition at Penn State, started in 1966, when Sue Paterno and a friend splashed orange paint on the Nittany Lion shrine to generate enthusiasm for the game against rival Syracuse. Autographed by Sue Paterno. Top of orange splashed lion
 

LION OF CREDIT
Jason Crook

Face of LION OF CREDIT Front of LION OF CREDIT
The artist demonstrates on the body of this lion that it takes a “Lion of Credit” to survive in this world today. Back of LION OF CREDIT
 

PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Jennifer Cauffman

Face of PEACEABLE KINGDOM Front of PEACEABLE KINGDOM
The artist used the colorful fabrics she has designed as an inspiration for this lion, which is completely covered with gorgeously conceived plants and animals. Back of PEACEABLE KINGDOM
 

PYSANKY
Nadia W. Bond

Face of PYSANKY Front of PYSANKY
In painting this lion, the artist was inspired by the Ukrainian Easter Eggs, named Pysanky, that she makes. Back of PYSANKY
 

JOHN F
John Fitzpatrick

Face of JOHN F Front of JOHN F
The artist covered this lion in the lively organic patterning which is his trademark. Back of JOHN F
 

JOHNV
George Alburger


Face of JOHNV Front of JOHNV
A portrait of John Vairo , painted by the artist on the side of the lion, honors the founder of the Penn State Brandywine Campus. Back of JOHNV
 

LITERARY LION
Julie O'Leary

Face of LITERARY LION Front of LITERARY LION
A collaged feline incorporation of some notable works of literature, assembled with loving detail and attention, the sinewy musculature of this particularly textish tabby is charged with a wealth of weighty words, sharing its lingual dexterity with all who lay eyes upon its sleek and verbose hide. Back of LITERARY LION
 

DOTTED LION
Madeline Adams

Face of DOTTED LION Front of DOTTED LION
The artist painted this lion with bright colors to demonstrate the playful nature of cats. This lion is observant, smiling, watching, and waiting to pounce. Back of DOTTED LION
 

MISS BRANDYLION
Marian Setzman

Face of MISS BRANDYLION Front of MISS BRANDYLION
The Penn State Brandywine campus itself inspired the artist who painted this lion. She painted a whimsical yet representative map of the campus on the lion, which represents scholarship and education. Back of MISS BRANDYLION
 

IN THE WEEDS!
Mimi Gallen

Face of IN THE WEEDS! Front of IN THE WEEDS!
The artist decided to paint the lion peering out of the "groundcover" to show it coming out of the woods or weeds. She always enjoyed playing with layers of leaves and flowers in her paintings and drawings, developing the depth and filling in the detail. Back of IN THE WEEDS!
 

JAZZY LION
Katrina Kiefer

Face of JAZZY LION Front of JAZZY LION
The artist used line, shape, and color to reflect the diversity of Penn State. Different elements, while each remaining true unto itself, come together to create a whole lion. Back of JAZZY LION
 

CAMO
Robert Patierno

Face of CAMO Front of CAMO
The artist used stencil images to create a background of floral patterns on this lion. Back of CAMO
 

JEWELS
Veronica Gledhill

Face of JEWELS Front of JEWELS
Beautifully embellished with jewels and painted with portraits of the "real" jewels--the remarkable variety of the wonderful people inhabiting this planet--this lion is alive with a spirit of hope and joy. Back of JEWELS
 

GOLDEN LILY LION
Jacqueline Cornette

Face of GOLDEN LILY LION Front of GOLDEN LILY LION
The artist has incorporated massive sculptural lilies on to the body of this lion. The ochre colored body and golden eyes, base and flowers combine to make a striking lion. Back of GOLDEN LILY LION
 

MR. T.
Terry Boyle

Face of MR. T. Front of MR. T.
Golf is a favorite sport for this artist. Mr. T is ready to play a round for Penn State! Back of MR. T.
 

AL THE AUTOGRAPHED LION
Kimberly Hickey

Face of AL THE AUTOGRAPHED LION Front of AL THE AUTOGRAPHED LION
Signed by Governor Edward G. Rendell, Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, and members of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Back of AL THE AUTOGRAPHED LION
 

PENN STATE AUTUMN LANDSCAPE
Kathy Dobash

Face of PENN STATE AUTUMN LANDSCAPE Front of PENN STATE AUTUMN LANDSCAPE
This lion reflects the artist’s Penn State college years and her memories of visits to her brother's landscaping business. Tim Dobash, a Penn State Alum, supported the area and loved Penn State. Back of PENN STATE AUTUMN LANDSCAPE
 

JOHN MEOWR
Kate deGategno

Face of JOHN MEOWR Front of JOHN MEOWR
The lion’s name is a play on that of John Muir, one of the nation’s first conservationists. The lion resembles a real outdoorsman and hiker with boots, sunglasses, cargo shorts and, instead of a backpack (his back was too narrow to hold one), saddlebags. Back of JOHN MEOWR
 

PENNYLION
Leigh Glenn

Face of PENNYLION Front of PENNYLION
This lion has a distinctive copper verdigris finish, similar to that of the penny—thus its name. Back of PENNYLION
 

THE HAVERFORDLY LION
BJ Maul, Kathleen Giandonato and Staff

Face of THE HAVERFORDLY LION Front of THE HAVERFORDLY LION
The movie "The Wizard of Oz" inspired the artists at Haverford Estates. They tried to incorporate memorable pieces from the movie on their lion canvas. Back of THE HAVERFORDLY LION
 

BRANDYWINE DREAMTIME
Karen Gergely

Face of BRANDYWINE DREAMTIME Front of BRANDYWINE DREAMTIME
The artist combined the traditional painting techniques of the Aboriginal people with a map of the Brandywine Campus to honor the 40th anniversary. The map is not to scale and imperfect, however she feels that it captures both the campus' basic layout and those places that are important to the people who spend their time there. Back of BRANDYWINE DREAMTIME
 

LION’S ALLIANCE
Meg Barney, Stephen Barney and Keith C. Johns

Face of LION’S ALLIANCE Front of LION’S ALLIANCE
The three artists worked to create the facial features of a real mountain lion and to use brush strokes and color modulation to distinguish fur and muscle structure. The base of the lion is intended to resemble the schist with mica found among the stones of Mount Nittany. Back of LION’S ALLIANCE
 

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
Karen Can, Megan Mussari, Arden Dahl, Grace Song, Pat Vail

Face of TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON Front of TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
The student artists attempted to capture the various seasons of the year on the body of this lion. Back of TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
 

ANTIQUUS PENNSYLVANIUS CIVITAS LEO
Christine Belton

Face of ANTIQUUS PENNSYLVANIUS CIVITAS LEO Front of ANTIQUUS PENNSYLVANIUS CIVITAS LEO
This sculpture artist has created a Nittany Lion for the history museums. Back of ANTIQUUS PENNSYLVANIUS CIVITAS LEO
 

BENJAMIN FRANKLION
Victoria O’Neill

Face of BENJAMIN FRANKLION Front of BENJAMIN FRANKLION
Benjamin Franklin inspired the creation of this lion, and the quotes stenciled on the lion are from Ben himself. Since Franklin was the inventor of bifocals, it is appropriate that Ben’s lion is wearing glasses. Back of BENJAMIN FRANKLION
 

DAN D. LION
Dan White

Face of DAN D. LION Front of DAN D. LION
This lion is named after its creator and after 30 beautiful wildflowers, including dandelions, that decorate its body. Back of DAN D. LION
 

PABLO SUSANO URSULINA
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School

Face of PABLO SUSANO URSULINA Front of PABLO SUSANO URSULINA
This feathered, flowered, zigzagged and swirled lion on a grey base was designed using mixed cool and warm color palettes. It was painted at Valley Forge Middle School by Mrs. Sawyer’s sixth grade Art Activity. Back of PABLO SUSANO URSULINA
 

RICO JULIA LAYLA
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School

Face of RICO JULIA LAYLA Front of RICO JULIA LAYLA
With stars in the eyes, this lion is polka-dotted and striped on a bright camouflage base. It was painted at Valley Forge Middle School by Mrs. Lombardo's sixth grade art class. Back of RICO JULIA LAYLA
 

SILVER SPRINGS
Zan Lombardo,

Face of SILVER SPRINGS Front of SILVER SPRINGS
Avid doodler Zan Lombardo has covered every inch of this lion’s body with a pattern of interconnected silver springs against a playful field of purple, magenta and pink. This complex design is connected by blue dotted lines along the top ridge of the lion's back which spell "PSU 40". Back of SILVER SPRINGS
 

THE BUTTERFLY BUSH
Janice Siddons

Face of THE BUTTERFLY BUSH Front of THE BUTTERFLY BUSH
On this lion the artist depicted peaceful lavender flowers attracting bright orange Monarch butterflies. The buddleia bush is serenely still, while the butterflies flit and flutter, never quite still. Back of THE BUTTERFLY BUSH
 

CAPPY
John Cappelletti

Face of CAPPY Front of CAPPY
The campus is grateful for this lion signed by John Cappelletti, a former professional American football running back for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers. Prior to his professional career, he attended the Pennsylvania State University, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1973. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Penn State football coach Joe Paterno said that Cappelletti was "the best football player I ever coached". Back of CAPPY