2016 Live Auction Items

Bid on unique culinary and cultural experiences for you and your guests. Good luck with your bidding, and thank you!

1. FREE PARKING in Downtown Princeton
Estimated value: $1,800
Donor: Arts Council of Princeton

Win a free parking space at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in downtown Princeton on Witherspoon Street. Save the hassle of finding and paying for parking on busy nights and weekends! The space will be available Monday-Saturday after 6pm and all day Sunday.
Conditions: No overnight parking; parking is not guaranteed during Arts Council events; the Arts Council of Princeton is not liable for any damage

2. Calling All Wine Lovers!
Estimated value: $1,350
Donors: Helena & Peter Bienstock, Peter Ham

From fine Princeton cellars, entertain in grand style with this hand selected collection of wines with great vintages! One bottle each of Chateau Lascombes 2005, Harlan Estate Napa Cabernet 1992, and Arietta Quartet Napa Cabernet 2011. Two bottles of Barolo Cannubi 2008 Gianni Gagliardo. Three bottles of 1997 Chateau Climens.

3. Nantucket Getaway
Estimated value: $6,300
Donor: Michele Kolb

Enjoy a relaxing stay in an 1890 historic Nantucket home that has been beautifully renovated. The house is located on Cliff Road, just a few minutes’ walk away from town and the shops and restaurants of Nantucket. The four bedroom house sleeps 10 people and features a front deck and back patio, with breathtaking views of the water from second floor.
Conditions: Offer is for a one-week stay; excludes dates mid-May through mid-September

4. Chic Tailgate Party for 50
Estimated value: $5,000
Donors: STARR Catering, Long Motor Company Volvo of Princeton

Get ready for the big game by bringing the tailgate to your guests! Steven STARR Catering of Philadelphia will cater the party in style, while Long Motor Company Volvo of Princeton will provide the tailgates! STARR Catering’s expert culinary team will fully staff the event and create an innovative and delicious tailgate menu from locally-sourced ingredients for you and fifty guests. Two cases of wine included.

5. Adirondack Experience
Estimated value: $7,500
Donors: Sarah Collum Hatfield & Charlie Hatfield, Elizabeth Semrod

Six guests will spend 3 nights at the Adirondack League Club, one of the oldest and largest private preserves in the eastern United States. The 53,000 acre preserve includes thirty lakes, three miles of the West Canada Creek and ten miles of the South Branch of the Moose River. A weekend of catered lunches and dinners customized for your group: a picnic along the water or on the top of a mountain, dinner in a private camp or at a cabin in the woods – chose your adventure. Guided hiking, fishing, shooting available.
Conditions: Winter, Spring or Fall at a mutually agreeable time.

6. Nomad Pizza Truck and Gravity Hill Band Party for 50
Estimated value: $4,000
Donors: Nomad Pizza, Gravity Hill Band

What more do we need to say?! Your guests will have the pleasure of listening and dancing to Gravity Hill Band while savoring locally-sourced ingredients that ‘inventive gourmet’ Tom Grimm of Nomad Pizza expertly handles to create his out-of-this-world pizza. Includes two cases of wine to round out the event and make the party great!

7. Park City Vacation at Silver Star
Estimated value: $14,000-$21,000
Donors: Isabella de la Houssaye & David Crane

Enjoy seven days of paradise in Park City, Utah. This stand-alone “cottage” in the Silver Star complex next to the Silver Star ski lift can be enjoyed year-round. Whether it is your dream to go cross-country skiing or snowboarding in the winter or to go golfing or hiking in the summer, this is the perfect spot. The Club House has a year-round, outdoor heated pool and fitness center, and the cottage sleeps up to 16 guests. A bunk-room with en suite bath sleeps 6, and 4 bedrooms with en suite baths have queen or king size beds. The TV/study space doubles as a bedroom with another queen size mattress. For the finale, complete each day relaxing in the 8- person hot tub. Fifty minutes from Salt Lake City airport and less than a mile from downtown Park City.
Conditions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon; not available over Christmas or during the Sundance Film Festival

8. Arts Council of Princeton Scholarships
Value: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250

Support the Arts Council of Princeton’s Scholarship Fund to ensure that no creative mind will be excluded from classes and/or camp programs. Let’s build community through the arts together!

2016 Silent Auction Items

1. Take it to the Max! Dinner Party for 6
Estimated value: $1,500
Buy it now: $2,500
Donors: Max Hansen Caterer, Greystone Designs by Katherine Toland at Greystone Designs

Renowned Chef Max Hansen, will create a decadent four-course dinner for you and your guests featuring locally sourced seasonal specialties. Max and his chefs pick the freshest ingredients to ensure premium cuisine is tailored to your event while supporting local farms and purveyors. To complete the setting, your table will be adorned with a beautiful arrangement by Katherine Toland at Greystone Designs.

2. Pet Portrait by Gabrielle Shamsey
Estimated value: $900
Buy it now: $1,500
Donors: Gabrielle Shamsey

Love your pet? Want to capture that incredible cuteness? Let Gabrielle paint their likeness with oil pastels on illustration board. Winner will receive a beautiful 20 x 16 inches finished piece.

3. Round of Golf at Baltusrol Golf Club
Estimated value: $1,000
Buy it now: $2,000
Donors: Jennifer & Michael Caputo

Win a day of golf at one of Baltusrol Golf Club’s two championship courses, the Lower or Upper! You and two friends will round out the foursome with Mike Caputo and tackle the same course that has hosted 16 major championships, including seven U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships, one held most recently in July 2016. Afterwards, “swing” by the Clubhouse to enjoy a post-round meal and cocktails.
Condition: Date and time to be mutually agreed upon.

4. Sculpture by Mira DeMartino
Estimated value: $1,500
Buy it now: $2,500
Donor: Mira DeMartino

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt. FEAR FREE a warm, copper like finished torso, taking off with no fear. Size: 14”W x 20”H x 8”D. Mira DeMartino has a Masters in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland and an MBA from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland. She was previously a fashion and interior designer in Poland. Mira creates personal sculpture with her own AlumixArt™ Mixed Media technique, which consists mostly of aluminum.

5. JAM Party! Jammin’ Crepes Truck for 50 guests
Estimated value: $1,250
Buy it now: $2,700
Donor: Kim Rizk

Host a Jammin Crepes Truck for 50 guests! Enjoy sweet & savory crepes – “all you can eat”! – for your next Birthday Party, Cocktail Party, School Fundraiser, or just to gather some of your food-loving friends to feast on the best ingredients from local farms at the peak of freshness, wrapped in a crêpe!
Condition: Date to be mutually agreed upon; not available on Saturdays

6. Striper Fishing Trip
Estimated value: $1,800
Buy it now: $2,500
Donors: Leslie Campbell

Join Captain Reno Cosenza & First Mate Leslie Campbell for a day of striped bass fishing. Bring your group of six people for 3-4 hours on the water, leaving from Atlantic City. What could be more fun than a day striper fishing with friends on a 48′ ocean yacht filled with Hoagie Haven & River Horse beers?

Rattle (installation view) courtesy of Ken Ek Photography

RATTLE by Paul Henry Ramirez, on site at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, February 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Photo: Ken Ek

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