Silent Auction: Now through end of May!

Silent auction

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 65 years since our founder, Dent Smith, distributed the very first Bulletin—what is now known as the Palms Journal.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, we are holding a silent auction during the entire month of May for friends of the International Palms Society!

Now through May 31st, we will be auctioning off a signed 15″ x 15″ x 2″ Vermilion Flycatcher print from Déborah Cassolis!

Bid as many times as you’d like during the month of May. All proceeds will go towards the research, education and conservation of our beloved trees.

Winner will be announced via email on Tuesday, June 1st.

A very big thank you to the generosity of Déborah Cassolis for donating a print of her famous artwork, Vermilion Flycatcher!


Déborah M.G. Cassolis has a deep love for nature and has enjoyed expressing her studies of cycads, palm trees, monocots, and tropical plants for over a decade. Fawn and fauna have always inspired her from her backyard and traveling to tropical places like Hawaii, Mexico, San Diego, California, and other places around the world.

Her art has been acquired and exhibited by patrons and galleries from Africa, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Seychelles and the United States (Hawaii, HI, Tucson, AZ, W. Hollywood, CA, Santa Fe, NM, New York, NY). More recently, Déborah’s art was in a prestigious art exhibit at the “Vatican Hall” in Rome, Italy in February 2020 and Palazzo Venezia (Venice Palace) in Naples, Italy in September 2020. She was also a competition winner at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online in November 2020.

Déborah is always motivated to advance her techniques to improve her realism skills to higher levels as a Hyper-Realism Painter. She has contributed to non-profit organizations in her community in the form of signed prints for fundraisers.

Publications include:

  • American Art Collectors, Art & Beyond Publications (2014, 2019)
  • I.G.O.R’s Special Book Edition (2019),  International Contemporary Artists, Sandscripts (2015)
  • Article in The Trinity Times (2019)