2019 Gala Auction Items

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New York City Getaway for two – including four nights at the St. Regis

Value $7,000

Blackout dates for booking will apply

One thing’s for sure, we can’t all agree on a nickname – the big apple, the city that never sleeps, the empire city.  But what we can agree on is that New York City is one of the most beautiful cities and offers something for everyone – work class restaurants, theatre, museums, and culture. You’re set to indulge your passion with a carefree getaway to this iconic destination.

You’ll enjoy four nights at The St. Regis New York where sophistication meets contemporary luxury, just steps away from exceptional Fifth Avenue shopping. You’re also walking distance or a short cab ride to Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Airfare is also provided by Alaska Airlines which offers several non-stop flights to the city that doesn’t stop. Enjoy the tickets. Whether this is your first trip to New York or the 20th, you’re never at a loss for what to do. Use your tickets before December 31st and enjoy the beauty of autumn in the city or the magic of Christmas – it’s all waiting for you.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines, Lindsey & Carolyn Echelbarger

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Everett DuPen, Ballerina Tying Slipper 1980

Tabletop Bronze Sculpture, 4 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ x 8″

Minimum bid $1,800 

Everett DuPen was a highly revered and prolific Seattle sculptor.  He achieved recognition as a Fellow of the prestigious National Sculpture Society and The National Academy of Design.  He had a remarkable career as a sculptor and teacher spanning eight decades.  He married a talented and beautiful ballet dancer in 1939, and she, no doubt, served as the inspiration for the delicate, figurative sculpture.

Included with the purchase of this sculpture is an opportunity to enjoy lunch and conversation with his daughter, Destia DuPen Hermes and CAM Curator, David Martin.  They will provide a richer picture and understanding of the sculptor, Everett DuPen.

Thank you to Destia DuPen Hermes and David Martin

Dinner for 10 at Tom and Lisa Budinick’s Waterfront Home

Value $4,000

A spectacular, fun and decadent evening awaits you at the Edmonds waterfront home of Tom & Lisa Budinick, owners of 190 Sunset Restaurant.  You will enjoy stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island, Puget Sound and maybe even spot some orcas at play.  Tom & Lisa will graciously host your party of 10 to a truly special evening.  Enjoy a Summer Soiree with games and appetizers by the pool.  Then come upstairs for a fabulous Italian Dinner. To be used the summer of 2020 July, August, September mutually agreed upon date.

Thank you to Tom and Lisa Budinick

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12-Day Cruise on Holland America for Two

Value: $4,000

We are all born to voyage. For nearly 145 years, Holland America has been introducing guests to new places and new cultures, and have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of travel. You will enjoy carefully crafted journeys, cultural excursion options, onboard entertainment, a wide range of delicious onboard dining options, beautifully appointed ships and warm, hospitable service.  The ultimate care-free vacation.

Select where you’d like to cruise from 14 unique destinations servicing 473 ports – and with 12 day cruise, you’ll have time to truly enjoy your destination.  Head out from Vancouver, BC and explore Alaska and the Yukon or head to exotic Asia and explore this dynamic region, or perhaps you’ve always wanted to experience the Panama Canal which took 33 years to complete and is arguably the greatest engineering project ever.  Wherever your destination might be, you’ll enjoy a stateroom with unobstructed ocean view, a check off your bucket list and memories that will last a lifetime.  This package does not include airfare to your selected port.

Thank you to Holland America Line

Portrait Session with Gary Faigin

Value $1,500

Having a portrait painted is a unique opportunity to see the artist at work while he sketches your portrait in oil on canvas. Gary Faigin does not use photographs. He works directly from you or your loved one as the model. You will see your painting evolve from a charcoal sketch to a quickly rendered painting to take home and hang on your wall.

Because a child younger than six has a difficult time holding still for a portrait session, the subject of the portrait should be six or older.

Faigin is world famous for his landmark book, The Artist’ Complete Guide to Facial Expression. As the artistic director and co-founder of Gage Academy of Art, Faigin enjoys a distinguished career as an art instructor who combines classical principles of fine art, Western art history, unique demonstrations and visually-comprehensive lectures into his studio teaching practice. Faigin taught for many years in the major art school in Manhattan-Art Students League, National Academy of Design School of Art, Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Concepts, and New York Academy of Art.

Thank you to Gary Faigin

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The Best of Salt & Iron

A Multi-Coursed Dinner for Eight Guests with Wine Pairings for Each Course

Value $1,000

This is a wonderful opportunity for you and seven friends to enjoy a special dinner of multiple courses that will include local oysters, steaks, and great Pacific Northwest cuisine.  Special wines will be served with the various courses.  A beautiful dessert by Salt & Iron’s in-house pastry chef will cap off your experience.

*A gratuity is not included.

*Reservations required, Sunday – Thursday only, subject to availability

Thank you to Mira and Shubert Ho, and Ciara and Andrew Leckie

Mark Tobey, E.A., 1972

Value $1,500

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a work by Mark Tobey!

Mark Tobey (1890-1976) was an American painter. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract Expressionism. He attended Saturday classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and then worked as a fashion illustrator for McCall’s magazine. His connection to the Northwest began when he moved to Seattle to teach at the Cornish School of Allied Arts. he was greatly influenced by Chinese calligraphy, as well as Persian and Arabic script.

Awards he received in his lifetime include a Guggenheim International Award, a solo exhibition at the Musee des Art Decoratifs in Paris, a solo presentation at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and a major retrospective of his work at the National Collection of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

Thank you to Lawrence Kreisman and Wayne Dodge

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Rick Steves 7-Day Tour with Business Class Airfare for Two plus a Private Planning Session with Rick Steves at 190 Sunset

Value $13,000

You and your partner have wanted to spend 7 days exploring one of the major European capitals, be it London, Paris, or Rome. This trip provides the opportunity to really become familiar with the very best that one of those cities provides with its long history as a cultural center.

Enjoy the expanded comfort of a business class round trip airfare to your destination.

To prepare for your trip, you and 5 friends will have a private planning session with Rick Steves at 190 Sunset while enjoying drinks and appetizers.

Tour Includes:

  • Small, friendly group of 24-48 people
  • Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves guide
  • All tours and admissions, covering more than a dozen group sightseeing events
  • 6 nights’ accommodations
  • All breakfasts and half your dinners
  • All group transportation
  • All tips
  • Rick Steves guidebooks for your trip
  • Tour alum benefits on future tours

Includes two round trip tickets to Europe on Delta Airlines.* Flight reservations must be made at least three months in advance.

*Business class is available on select dates or coach on any dates. Trip must be taken before August 24, 2020. Meeting with Rick Steves at 190 Sunset will be on a mutually agreed upon date.

This item is not available for the Golden Ticket Raffle.

Thank you to Rick Steves Europe, Jan and Benny Teal, and 190 Sunset.

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Diamond and Sapphire Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold

Value $3,500

This beautiful ring holds very nice quality diamonds and blue sapphires that are set in 14 karat white gold. The 2 carats of stunning blue sapphires along with brilliant diamonds create a ring that can be worn daily and for special occasions.

Custom sizing to be provided to winning bidder. 

Thank you to Meg and John Rankin of J. Rankin Jewellers

5 Nights at the Legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on The Big Island of Hawaii plus Airfare for 2 on Alaska Airlines

Value $6,500

Enjoy the blissful Big Island breezes at the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Located on the best and longest sandy beach on the island, this classic Hawaiian resort was built in 1965 by Laurence Rockefeller. It features a world-rated Robert Trent Jones golf course, spa, a huge tennis complex and the fabled Manta restaurant. Filled with Asian art, open courtyards and water features, Mauna Kea has long set the standard for luxury on the famous Kohala Coast. Explore nearby Hawaii, Waimea and Parker Ranch in the green ranchlands. Sheer bliss and escape.

• Legendary breakfast buffet included during the stay (to die for . . .)
• 18 holes of golf for two ($550 value)
• 1 hour private tennis lesson for two with pro Wayne Barnes

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club has been named one of the Top 10 tennis resorts in the world, and its hallmark is its 11 courts at the ocean’s edge.

Blackout dates may apply for hotel and airlines.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines, Mauna Kea Beach Resort and a Cascadia Friend

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A Private Party at Brigid’s Bottleshop

Beverages and Pizza for 20 People

Value $2,000

Are you looking for a fun place in Edmonds to host a private party for up to 20 people? What better location than the new Brigid’s Bottleshop with its Private Party Room with a big screen television! Enjoy woodfired pizza while tasting specialty craft beers from around the region.

This is the perfect setting for your next birthday, celebration, or special event. Time to gather your friends and party!

Mutually agreeable date – exclusions and blackout dates apply.

Thank you to Jack Crawford of Brigid’s Bottleshop

First Choice of Danny Pierce Print Portfolio

A Collection of Prints on Archival Paper in a Clam Shell Portfolio

Value $1,000

Here’s your exclusive opportunity to take home your choice of a rare, limited edition print collection by Northwest artist Danny Pierce (1920-2014).

Tonight’s winning bidder will select among 21 distinct and numbered sets of woodcut or linoleum prints created by the artist. This opportunity is available thanks to the generosity of Julie Pierce, daughter of Danny Pierce. Pierce was deemed “one of America’s most outstanding graphic artists” by the Washington Post, in 1958. You will be able to consult with David Martin, Cascadia Art Museum’s curator and Northwest art expert, while paging through print portfolios of various sizes, colors, and subjects. This is a one-of-a-kind way to add the work of a significant Northwest artist to your private art collection!

Danny Pierce was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His early art training was at the Art Center School and Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. He founded the University of Alaska’s art department in 1960 and retired as professor emeritus of art from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1984. His work was featured in the “Modern Alaska: Art of the Midnight Sun” exhibition as Cascadia Art Museum in 2018.

Consultation to be scheduled for mutually agreeable date.

Thank you to Julie Pierce and the Estate of Danny Pierce

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Woodway Wine Cellar Walking Tour

This Immensely Popular Tour is Back!

Value $250 Each – Limit of 30 Spots Available

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a walking tour of two unique Woodway wine cellars. You’ll stroll from house to house in this one of a kind experience and learn the pleasures of owning and managing your own selection of wines. At each location, our host will offer a tasting of their personal top wines from their cellar along with bountiful hors d’oeuvres.

There is pleasure visiting old friends in the wine cellar and the excitement of meeting new ones whenever a stored wine is opened.

Special conditions: June 13, 2020 (subject to change).

Thank you to Lindsey & Carolyn Echelbarger and our generous Woodway Wine Cellar Hosts

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