OBJECT:ART 2016 Auction Items
Preview these exciting silent auction items that are now
available for online bidding. Guests of the event, use your assigned bidder numbers to bid using your Smartphone, tablet or computer. If you are not attending the event but would like to place a bid, sign up for a Absentee Bidder #.
A special thank you to our generous donors.
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Car aficionados! View a private car collection in Woodside of antique and mid century sports cars and motorcycles while sipping wine and enjoying hors d’oeuvres. The owners of this 20 piece collection have been collecting rare automobiles and motorcycles for about 25 years. The oldest car is a 1902 Packard and the newest is a 1964 Ferrari. There are antique Pierce Arrows, and classic Packards. There are also antique Harley Davidson Motorcycles, the oldest being from 1914.
An opportunity for four adventurous urbanists to join a former Boy Scout Explorer in a discovery tour of what is becoming San Francisco’s most appealing neighborhood. We will spend two hours creating the perfect city experience. I’ll share with you a new museum, an art collective, an adventuresome gallery and a neighborhood print studio. All the time we will be immersed in an intense neighborhood experience which will expose you to multiple culinary opportunities ranging from our first cup of perfect coffee, to a Cheese Monger, a French style butcher shop, chocolates, ice cream, and finishing with my treat - a wine or beer tasting in an industrial setting. You will be set free for a lunch of pizza, contemporary barbecue and/or down home fried chicken or whatever else you can discover in this culturally dense neighborhood. You may need to move your car once but otherwise we will be able to "skip" (remember childhood) along from place to place. Oh what a City and the treasures to be found in its special places.
Learn the secrets to making professional-quality espresso with this abridged (i.e. three-hour) version of the One Day Espresso Extraction Course for two people. This course is usually offered to coffee house owners and baristas. As with all our training seminars, this class takes a "Theory and Practice" approach to teaching about espresso.
An incredible opportunity! Experience the Anderson Collection with Moo Anderson, herself! The Anderson Collection is one of the largest and most outstanding private collections of 20th Century American Art in the world. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures generously gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. This gift represents the core of their larger collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of art, a collection that has been built over the last 50 years by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, affectionately known as “Hunk” and “Moo” and by their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, known as “Putter.”
Four lucky guests will have a customized 30-minute tour of Facebook's sparkling new corporate headquarters in Menlo Park. The half-hour tour will be followed by an amazing dinner whipped up by Facebook's chefs at one of the many food spots on the campus. An opportunity you shouldn't pass up!
Be Inspired! Create your own masterpiece inspired by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe! You will learn about O'Keeffe and her artwork and then be skillfully led through the project by our own Art in Action staff. Wine, cheese, snacks and painting all together in one fun and relaxing evening. Get a group together for this unique experience. In the past we have had couples, book groups and friends join us in the Art in Action warehouse.
Are you a fan of video games? Learn about the artists and producers responsible for top games- like Madden NFL, The Sims, and Battleforge- and what goes into creating them. The top-bidder will get a behind-the-scenes tour of EA, the world's largest third party video game company. This experience is for up to 10 participants. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include playing games in EA’s Game Room and visiting the EA Store.
Have you always wanted to paint with watercolor in plein air? Well, now's your chance for you and two of your friends to enjoy a half-day personalized watercolor lesson by artist Jim Garrison. Jim taught art at Crystal Springs Uplands School for many years. This workshop includes all the materials and all the directions to create a memorable art piece to take home and cherish forever.
Do you find yourself doodling the things you see outside the window during meetings? Are you intrigued by travel sketchbooks and visual journals? If you enjoy drawing and like the idea of keeping a sketchbook but don’t know where to start, come join us! In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of sketching the world around you-- whether that’s 10 minutes from your home or 10 hours away. Supplies included: sketchbook and black sketch pen.