2011 Annual Benefit Art Auction
Put on your hat and come to this party! Whether you are an art collector or someone who supports our diverse arts programming, then your participation is essential. The silent and live auctions offer the chance to acquire outstanding fine art and exciting packages (travel, wine, tours, gourmet foods) while providing vital support for the Art Center’s education and art programs. The Silent Auction features fine art of exceptional quality from regional artists.
The Live Auction boasts exciting getaways, award-winning wines, and more. We'll lavish you with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and desserts by our "Local Favorites" Patisserie Angelica, Pacific Market, Hole in the Wall Cafe, Mary's Pizza, GTO's Seafood House, Hop Monk Tavern, K&L Bistro, French Garden, and others. A no-host bar will offer wines, martinis and flirtinis! Sneak a Peek: Art and auction items will be available for preview and pre-bidding on Friday, September 9, 10am - 4pm.
Donating Artists (as of August 19): Jonqui Albin, Susan Amelia, Warren Arnold, Gerald Arrington, Cecily Axt, Sally Baker, Genevieve Barnhart, Tom Basile, Carolyn Batchelor, Suzanne Bean, Dennis Bolt, Margaret Bolt, D.A. Bishop, Robert Brent, Sally Briggs, Deborah Butterfield, Linda Caldwell, John Chambers, Janet Charnofsky, Cheryl Costantini, Susan Cornelis, Judy Cortez, Deborah Cushman, Maria De Los Angeles, Lisa Jean De Soto, Suki Diamond, Hollynn D'Lil, Linda Dove, Holly Downing, Jane Gardner, Jane Garibaldi, Robert Gauthier, Barbara Harris, Branka Harris, Victoria Heiges, Harvey Henningsen, Jeremy Joan Hewes, Andrea Speer Hibbard, Sterling Hoffman, Pamela Holmes, Brooke Holve, Gerald & Kelly Hong, Carolyn Horan, Ray Horiuchi, Bernadette Howard, Gerald Huth, Eric Johnson, Lila Kahn, Bert Kaplan, Susanna Kaplan, Nancy Kees Dunn, Jill Keller-Peters, Peter M. Krohn, Irwin Lachman, Laurence, Pauline Levy Lazzarini, Monica Lee-Boutz, Phil & Ann Leech, Lilian Lehman, Judith Lerner, Chiyomi Longo, Al Longo, Diane Luiz, Edward Lynch, Sandra Maresca, Larry Martin, Mikio Matsumoto, Lin Max, Harvey Mendelson, Hella Merrill, Charles Merrill, Eleanor Murray, John O'Hare, Juls O'Hare, Rik Olson, Emily Payne, Elizabeth Peyton, Aaron Poovey, Hanya Popova Parker, Asa Pritchet, Johanna Regan-Ottenweller, Catherine Richardson, Nancy Roberts, Sandra Rubin, Edward Ryden, Tamra Sanchez, Carla Sarvis, Frank Schueler, Pat Schueler, Jan Shultz, Kate Silver, Donna Smith, Andrea Speer-Hibbard, Susandra Spicer, Susan Stover, Maria Esther Sund, Micah Schwaberow, Micah Schwaberow & Sanae Chambers, Carol Setterlund, Kate Silver, Susandra Spicer, Susan Stover, Maria-Esther Sund, Scott Taylor, Rakshika Thakor, Barbara Tobin, Rebeca Trevino, Amanda Ward, Carole Watanabe, Shane Weare, Hollis Webb, Nancy Wheeler, Hilary Williams, Nancy Winn, Adam Wolpert, Bill Yoes.
Sneak Preview of Auction Items
Preview of some of the auction items right here. These items will be available to bid on at the event. Look for new items each week.
Baking with Wheat Flour
Learn to prepare and bake breads in various forms: baguettes, grissini, focaccia and pizza, hamburger buns, seeded crackers and pasta. Discuss use of whole wheat flour, bran, yeast, sour dough starter, gluten, seeds. Recieve: hands-on instruction, recipes, 150 year-old "starter;" and lunch with soup with grissini, seeded crackers and valencay goat cheese crafted by Maile Arnold. Instructor Warren Arnold (25 years home baking experience). Saturday, September 24, 9am - 3pm Limited to 4 people $125 each. Class must have 4.
Cheese Making Class
Spend a morning, afternoon, or evening with Tom Shula, amateur cheesemaker and VP of Wheyward Bound Cheesemaking Club of Sonoma County. Learn the principles of cheesemaking, and how to make Chevre, Ricotta, Mozzarella, and other fresh cheeses. Enjoy a sampling of artisinal cheeses and wines. Conditions: Session to be hosted by the winning bidder at time and location mutually agreed to by Tom Shula and the winning bidder; offer must be redeemed by 3/31/2012; all materials required for cheesemaking will be provided by Tom Shula; class is expected to be approximately 4 hours.
Concert for Children
Give a gift of music to your child’s school, grandchild’s birthday party, family gathering, or community event featuring musician and songwriter Dennis Hysom. Check out his award-winning literature-inspired songs and book, “Wooleycat’s Musical Theater,” at www.wooleycat.com. Dennis has performed at schools and community venues across the United States, even at the White House! A 45-60 minute concert tailored for your audience—ideal for children ages 3 to 8 and families—at a location of your choice within a 60-mile radius of Sebastopol.
One-week stay in a charming, historic flat in the wine country of Alsace, France. Enjoy village life in the medieval center of Ribeauvillé, stay in an updated half-timbered, early 16th century house, walk to wineries and castles! The flat consists of a large living/dining room, 1 queen-bedded room, den with sofa sleeper, kitchen and bath. Best suited for 1 couple. Donated by: Chantal Vogel & Darrell Luperini.
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field
Two tickets for the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field, University of Oregon - Eugene.
This the largest national championship track meet in the world and will select the athletes to represent Team USA at the London Olympic Games in 2012. Dates are June 22 - 24 or June 29 - July 1, 2012. Donated by: Judy Cortez & Bob Podkaminer.
Aerial Sightseeing & Dinner
Enjoy a sunset flight over Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay, piloted by Marlon Young in his 1954 Cessna 195. Called the "Last of the Red Hot Radials," this plane is considered one of Cessna's classiest airplanes. Includes dinner at the Farmhouse Inn, one of the Russian River Valley's finest restaurants. Donated by Marlon Young; and Terry & Joanne Dale.
Kenny's Cottage - Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
The perfect 7-night tropical getaway for two people, Kenny's Cottage is 30 minutes from Waikiki and the Honolulu Airport, and within walking distance of Kailua. The Cottage is part of a three-unit complex (Honu Haven) which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a pool. Available July - December only. Donted by: Barbara & Ken Montgomery.
Blairsden/Graeagle, CA Vacation Package
Stay 7 nights at this 4-bedroom home in Blairsden/Graeagle, CA, (Plumas County, north of Lake Tahoe.) The home is located within walking distance to Plumas Pines Golf Course, 100 yards from the Feather River and 10 minutes from the Lakes Basin Wilderness area (abundant hiking trails and alpine lakes); and near two other 18-hole golf courses. Available June - October 2012. This package includes a round of golf for two at Plumas Pines Golf Resort and dinner at Longboards Bar & Grill; plus, gift certificates to other area restaurants. Donors: Sharon Keating & Ron Bartholomew; Robert Brent.