ArtsAlive 2016 Auction Items

ArtsAlive 2016 Auction Items

Items as of March 4.  We continue to receive donated items so check back to see what’s new.

Live Auction Items

The “Lions of Bluegrass” to Play at Your Event
The popular Lions of Bluegrass, consisting of Herb Wilkinson, Paul MacDonald, Harry Packard and Deb Cambell, would play at your event for two hours.
Value: $300
Donor: Herb Wilkinson for the Lions of Bluegrass

Party for 20 at JR’s with Piano & Appetizers
Entertain twenty friends at JR’s back room, where a piano player will entertain and JR’s will provide the hors d’oeuvres.
Value: $600
Donor: JR Alfee

Getaway to Rehoboth Beach
Three night stay in 3-bedroom in beautiful, modern townhouse in “The Seasons” community, Rehoboth. Available in the off season (anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day.
Value $750
Donor: William Brockschmidt and Bradley Lake

The Ever Popular Jeff Maguire as Bartender at your Event
Up to 3 Hours Jeff Maguire of JR’s fame will bartend at your event for up to 3 hours.
Value: Priceless
Donor: Jeff Maguire

The RiverArts Clay Studio

The RiverArts KidSPOT

Silent Auction Items


A Tour of Buck’s County for 6 
Join Mike and Kathy Heffron for a tour of Buck’s County in a van for 6 guests.
Value: $350
Donors: Mike and Kathy Heffron

Stay at Simply Bed & Bread
One night stay in lovely, in-town B&B including a scrumptious breakfast.  The date chosen can be a weekday or weekend night.
Value: $149
Donors: Cheryl and David Hoopes, owners of Simply Bed & Bread

Wednesday Night Stay at Haven Point Inn and Gallery with Gourmet Breakfast
Enjoy a Wednesday night stay with a gourmet breakfast the next morning at Haven Point Inn and Gallery in Rock Hall, Md.  Quiet, scenic fishing town, with lots of restaurants, charters, photo ops, streets for bicycling, a National Wild Life Preserve and more.
Value:  $135
Donor: Judith Miller, Owner of Haven Point Inn and Gallery

Margarita Sunset Boat Ride & Food with Nancy and Zane Carter
Cruise down scenic Still Pond Creek and into the Bay for a stunning sunset over the Western Shore. We’ll have tasty treats to accompany your margaritas as well as wine and beer if you prefer. You’ll have comfortable viewing from the spacious deck of our pontoon boat. You can check out bald eagles, herons and osprey, and the sailboats anchored at the mouth of Still Pond Creek.
 If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s a great place for a swim. We’ll work with you to schedule a date when we can 
cruise back in the moonlight.
Value: Priceless
Donor: Nancy and Zane Carter

Sunset or Afternoon Cruise on Fulton’s Gemini Catamaran
Sunset cruise on the Tom and Cindy Fulton’s Gemini catamaran with drinks and dessert or afternoon cruise with hors d’oeuvres.
Value:  $350
Donors: Tom and Cindy Fulton

Fishing Charter for 6 for a ½ Day on the Bay
Come enjoy a ½ day fishing on the bay, with Captain Chuck Woodfield who knows the hot spots for the fish and what they’re biting on! This trip includes you and 5 of your friends. Minutes from the Chesapeake, Rock Hall is a premier charter fishing departure location!
Value: $450
Donor: “Elligail Charters” with Captain Chuck Woodfield

Fishing Charter for 6 for a ½ Day on the Bay
Come enjoy a ½ day fishing on the bay, with Captain Lenny Fletcher, who knows the hot spots for the fish and what they’re biting on! This trip includes you and 5 of your friends on a 53’ fishing boat.  Minutes from the Chesapeake, Rock Hall is a premier charter fishing departure location!
Value: $450
Donor: Fish N Party II, Captain Lenny Fletcher

Mid-Summer Sunset Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay
You and three guests will enjoy a mid-summer sunset cruise on the Third Wish, a 36-ft. Trojan cabin cruiser with covered helm area, out of Tolchester Marina. Hors d’oeuvres and liquid refreshments will be served at anchor. Approximate 4-hour cruise complete with Captain and First Mate. Date will be determined by participants at a mutually agreeable time, with a back-up weather date.
Value:  $400
Donors:  Ralph and Lynn Dollinger Food Donated by: Barbara and Jack Fancher

Fishing Charter for 6 for a ½ Day on the Bay
Come enjoy a ½ day fishing on the bay with Captain Bob Ritchie.  This trip includes you and 5 of your friends on the Canvasback out of Rock Hall.  Minutes from the Chesapeake, Rock Hall is a premier charter fishing departure location!
Value:  $450
Donor:  Bob Ritchie wit Fish Fear Us Charters

One Night Stay  for 2 at the Crow Farmstay B&B, Wine Tasting and Tour of the Winery
Enjoy a one night stay at Crow Farmstay B&B with a tour of the Crow Winery and a complimentary wine tasting.  Plan a relaxing overnight or get involved in the farm activities.
Value:  $200
Donor:  Judy Crow

Cocktail Sail for 2 Aboard Bon Chance
Enjoy a cocktail sail with drinks and appetizers on Bon Chance.
Value: $250
Donor:  Carol Niemand

Full Day Sail on the Bay
A full day sail on the Bay with Bob Tacher aboard his Bristol 29.9′ sailboat including wine and cheese for up to four guests.
Value:  $500
Donor:  Bob Tacher


French and Italian Wine Tasting for 8 with Rob Busker
Enjoy a wine tasting party for 8 with wine connoisseur Rob Busler at your home. Wines will be selected from his collection of Rhone Valley (Frnce) and the Piemonte (Italy) vintages. Rob will provide you with suggestions for food to accompany the evening.
Value: $300
Donor: Rob Busler

Tickets to Garfield Center for the Arts Performances
Two 2016 gift certificates each good for two admission tickets to any 2016 Garfield-produced production.
Value: $60
Donor: Garfield Center for the Arts

One Pass to the National Music Festival
Guaranteed admission and preferred seating to the National Music Festival concerts with souvenir Festival Guide and invitation to “exclusive” pass holders events.
Donor:  Lolli Sherry

Wine and Cheese and Friends
Out of town guests?  Time to gather with friends?  Here is a $75 gift certificate for wine and cheese at the Chester River Wine and Cheese.
Value:  $75

Ten Tickets for Performances at the Mainstay for Two People 
The Mainstay Music Hall in Rock Hall has donated ten tickets for two people each for any of this year’s performances.
Value:  $400
Donor:  Rory Trainor, Mainstay Executive Director


Louisiana Style Seafood Boil for 6 people
Enjoy a Seafood Boil for 6 people including alcohol beverages at the home of Mary Jo and Champe McCulloch.
Value: $350
Donors: Dave and Leslie Lewald, Mary Jo and Champe McCulloch

Cooking Class for 8 with Ronnie Edelman
Gourmet cook Ronnie Edelman is offering a cooking class for 8 at her beautiful waterfront home. Her recipes for spring rolls and hot & sour soup are amazing! Come, learn how to cook these Asian delights and enjoy eating them as well! People can sign up separately at $50 per person.
Value: $400
Donor: Ronnie Edelman

Cooking Class for up to 8 with Steve Quigg
Master Chef Steve Quigg of The Kitchen at the Imperial Hotel will teach you and seven of your friends how to prepare a wonderful meal.
Value: $400
Donated by Steve Quigg, owner/chef, The Kitchen

Dinner of “Garden and River” for up to 12
Enjoy a fabulous dinner for 12 at the home of Vida Morley and Bob Fox. Dine on the harvest from Vida’s prolific garden and Bob’s harvest of the Chester River.
Value: $500
Donors: Vida Morley and Bob Fox

Paella Dinner for 8
Enjoy a paella dinner for 8 at the art-filled home of Marti and Charlie Hawkins.
Value: $400
Donors: Marti and Charlie Hawkins

Greek Lunch for 6 on the Porch
A three-course Greek lunch, including wine overlooking Shipyard Creek in Rock Hall. Try tzatziki (yogurt cucumber dip), spanikopita (spinach pie) and other Greek specialties.
Value: $170
Donors:  Nancy Holland and Dick Hawkins


American Native Plants, Consultation and Gardening Gifts
Receive five 1 qt. native perennials to create either a butterfly or a rain garden, consultation with a native plant expert, hand pruners, garden gloves, Maryland native plant guide, and a few other surprises for your gardening pleasure.
VALUE : $100
Donors: Michael McConnell and Elizabeth Healy

One Hour Photo Shoot and 10 5’x7” Prints
Lani Seikaly will photograph your children, grandchildren or other subject and provide digital images and 10 5” x 7” prints
Value: $225
Donor: Lani Seikaly

Two Painting Classes, with Christine O’Neill at the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio
Receive two 3-hour paining classes for 2 people taught by Christine O’Neill at the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio on Kent Island. The class is Vacation Watercolor Journaling and is being offered on March 30, April 6, 13 or 20th. This spring or you can take the class in the summer. Vacation watercolor journaling is a class where you learn how to carry very little in the way of supplies, learn how to draw and paint quickly, and capture the moment while on vacation.
Value = $160.
Donor: Christine O’Neill

Wood Working Class for 2 by Dave O’Neill
Instructor Dave O’Neill will teach a wood working class for 3 hours, followed by lunch at Swan Creek Gallery, in Rock Hall. Tools available for use include a large table saw, 12″ miter saw, ban saw, drill press, pneumatic nailers, piners, and sanders. You can bring your own project to get help with or Dave can instruct various techniques in cabinet construction & finishing. Dave is a former professional designer and builder of commercial cabinetry for hotels and restaurants.
Value: $ $260
Donor: Dave O’Neill

A Painting Furniture Class for Up to 3 with De-Find owner Stacey Rooney
Take a furniture painting class with two of your friends using chalk paint with Stacey Rooney, owner of De-Find. Bring a piece of your own furniture or buy a piece at De-Find.
Value: $225
Donor: Stacey Rooney, De-Find

A Makeup Lesson and Application plus a Manicure at The Salon in Chestertown
Learn how to apply makeup to enhance your skin and facial characteristics by a professional at the Salon and get a manicure.
Value: $100
Donor: Melissa Bones, Owner of The Salon

One Month Membership to Aquafit
Try out Aquafit with a full month membership including use of pool, spa, weight room, a variety of classes and the cardio room.
Value: $91
Donor: Aquafit

One Hour Massage by Karen Unruh at Aquafit
Come have an enjoyable massage with Karen Unruh at Aquafit. Your choice of relaxation, tension relief, or deep tissue. Her massage will take all your worries away!
Value: $75
Donor: Karen Unruh

A Weekend of Pet Sitting by Elizabeth Healy
Enjoy your weekend away without worrying about your pets! Elizabeth will come to your home and care for your cats & or dogs for two days and two nights. Plus, Nancy Lee from “Scruffs” will donate a small-medium dog nail trim at one of her Saturday morning clinics.
Value: $100
Donor: Elizabeth Healy and Nancy Lee

Pet & House Nanny for 3 Days and 2 Nights.
Enjoy your weekend away without worrying about your home and your pets! Let Molly Streit, from “Pet & House Nanny,” take care of your pets (dogs, cats, chickens, fish, even quail) and your plants for 2 nights and 3 days.
Value: $125
Donor: Molly Streit

Hair Cut & Styling at The HairNet
Come try something new.  The HairNet is owned and operated by two talented young ladies who offer hair styling, coloring, manicures, pedicures and more.
Value:  $40
Donors:  April and Brody

One Month of Fitness at Kent Wellness Center
Value:  $83
Kent Wellness Center

Pinewood Kennels Boarding and Grooming Services
Located near Suddlersville, Pinewood Kennels is offering $150 of boarding and grooming services.
Value:  $150
Donnor Julia Bonar


Family Farm Tour of St. Brigid’s Farm
Do your kids or grandkids know what a contemporary farm looks like?  Have they seen where their milk comes from?  Take your family on this fun tour of St. Brigid’s Farm.
Value: $100
Donor: Judy Gifford, St. Brigid’s Farm

Horseback Riding Lesson on a Pony for a Child Four to Nine Years Old
Come to Humphrey’s Point Farm, outside of Rock Hall, overlooking Swan Creek and enjoy watching your child, grandchild or friend take a horseback riding lesson! This lesson is for a child 4-9 years of age.
Value: $40
Donor: Humphrey’s Point Farm

A Painting Class for Up To 4 Kids
Christine O’Neill will offer a 1 hour Painting Class for up to 4 children at her studio, Swan Creek Gallery & Studio in Rock Hall. Students will learn how to use watercolor paints and be instructed in drawing skills.
Value: $160.00
Donor: Christine O’Neill


Hand-crafted chair by Tom Lentell
A hand-crafted chair made of a dark oak all made from the branches of a singular tree with a woven fabric seat and back of burgundy and gold.
Value: $400
Donor: Tom Lentell

Origami dogwood necklace with off-set clasp by Antoinette Smith
A one of a kind origami necklace with Yuzen washi folded & lacquered citrine and Miyuki seed beads designed by artist Antoinette Smith.
Value: $50
Donor: Antoinette Smith

Original Sea Glass-Colored Knitted Vest by Sue Wright
Master knitter Sue Wright has created a beautiful, original vest for your bid.
Value: $250
Donor: Nora Carey

Bohemian Crystal Decanter Emerald green Hand Cut Bohemian Crystal Decanter
Value: $200
Donors: Elizabeth Healy and Michael McConnell

Estate Antique Pin / Pendant
Pin measures just over an inch long by 7/8 inch wide and has three small seed pearls in the clover. It also has a loop on the back so it could be used as a pendant. It is marked 12 KGF, and has markings showing it was make by Binder Brothers, a New York jeweler from the 1920s to 1940s.
Value: $75
Donor: Nancy Holland

A Framed Print by Richard E. Bishop, “Through the Willows,” dtd 1936
Value:  $100
Donor:  Nancy Montague

Empty Hangars Assorted Items
Empty Hangers has donated a most generous assortment of new, unused gift items that are really lovely.  Brands include  Lennox. Pottery Barn, and other very nice companies.  Store value is $200 but they are worth much more than that.
Value:  $200
Donor:  Empty Hangars

Hand Knit Sweater by Master Knitter Sue Wright
This sweater is made out of wool, cashmere, and a little nylon to help hold it’s shape.  It is very, very soft and knit from the center out in a lacy pattern.
Value:  $300
Donor:  Sue Wright

Stams Drugstore Tourist Merchandise
Enjoy wearing a Chestertown “T”shirt, munching on old bay peanuts, sipping from a Chestertown mug, and reading a book about Chester River Steam Boats!
Value: $50
Donor: Stam’s Drugstore

Cashmere/Silk Blend Scarf
Value:  $30
Donor:  Houston’s Dockside Emporium