The Asheville Art Museum presents
2018 GALA: GLITZ & GLAM
Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m.
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Complimentary On-Site Parking
Optional Valet Parking – Valet Ticket Purchase Required
Additional Overflow Parking Available
$150 PER PERSON
($50 VIP option adds cocktail hour and valet parking)
or call 828.253.3227
ABOUT THE EVENING
2018 Benefit Gala – Glitz & Glam will be an exciting evening featuring a live auction of amazing art, delightful company and delicious food + beverages. The evening includes:
“Make It Yours” lavish cocktail dinner with wine, beer + signature cocktail
Gourmet food stations to please every palate
Live auction — fine art, travel packages
Silent Auction to Support Young Local Artist
Raffle for Black Diamond Necklace & Earrings
Centerpiece art sales
Adorn Yourself Jewelry Stand
Cash liquor bar
VIP Cocktail Hour at 5pm – $50 (includes valet)
Glam it up and bring on the Glitz!
** Special Prize for the Most Creative Outfit! **
Adorn yourself with jewelry the night of the Gala!
Want something special to add bling to your outfit? Adorn Yourself for the Night with a beautiful piece of jewelry, exquisitely designed with precious stones and metals. What if you love the piece and do not want to part with it? They are all available for purchase! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Asheville Art Museum programs and exhibitions.
Need another reason to dress up?
Stop by our Photo Booth for a glamour shot in your Glitz & Glam outfit.
LIVE AUCTION LOTS
We have an exciting variety of auction items up for bid at our Gala this year.
We are continuing to update the page as we confirm the lots.
SILENT AUCTION LOT
This year we are excited to support a young artist, local to the Western North Carolina Region. Yanka Kostova has been a part of the Asheville Art Museum’s Scholastics Program for many years. We are thrilled to present one of her latest pieces as the sole silent auction lot for the evening. Bid on this beautiful work throughout the event (Absentee pre-bids are also encouraged and accepted). The winning bidder will be announced during the presentation of the Fund-The-Need Lot of the Live Auction.
Yanka Kostova is a visual artist working primarily in painting and drawing, based in Brooklyn, New York and Asheville, North Carolina. She is an alum of Carolina Day School and Interlochen Arts Academy, and has studied under Professor Lara Nguyen at Warren Wilson College. She currently studies painting in the BFA program at Pratt Institute and is the recipient of multiple Scholastic awards and a Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship, as well as a nominee for the Pratt Foundation Merit Scholarship Award.
The Museum was thrilled to have Kostova’s work on view in its 2016 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. Kostova was the recipient of a Scholastic Gold Key award and an American Vision Award nomination.
Proceeds from the Silent Auction bidding will go to support Yanka in her budding artist career. She has generously decided to gift 25% of those proceeds back to the Museum to continue supporting budding new artists. Please place a bid and join in supporting one of our aspiring and talented artists as she goes off to begin her own career!
FUND-THE-NEED AUCTION LOT
During our Live Auction you will have the opportunity to participate in our Fund-the-Need Lot, presented as the final auction item of the evening. For this lot we encourage you to raise your paddle at the level/s of your choice and give a gift that will help support keeping art vibrant, now and in future generations!
Learn more about our 2018 Gala Fund-The-Need Lot here…
All contributions to the Fund-The-Need lot are fully tax deductible.
Unable to join us the night of the Gala?
We accept absentee bids on all Auction Lots – Live Auction, Silent Auction & Fund-The-Need!
Call 828.253.3772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Diamond Necklace & Earrings
Donated by Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Adorn yourself with a beautiful black diamond necklace and earrings specially designed and created by Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry. This unique, one-of-a-kind necklace could be yours!
Valued at $3,600
Raffle limited to only 100 raffle tickets
$100 PER TICKET
Winning ticket will be drawn the night of the Gala
Winner need not be present to win
Get yours before they sell out!
Purchase raffle tickets pre-event online or call 828-253-3227
We are so excited to give you a preview of the amazing centerpieces that will be featured on the Gala tables this year. These works by artists in our community will be for sale the evening of the Gala!
Click here to see images of the centerpieces.
SPONSORSHIPS + DONORS
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Carolyn Coward & Orville Coward
Nancy & Ron Edgerton
Jill & Joe Lawrence
Karen & Robert Milnes and Friends
Mountain Marble & Granite / Marita & Hank Strauss
Julia Calkins Peterson & James Peterson
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Fred & Marianne Weaver
Constance & Miller Williams
Old Wood Co.
Olivia & Gary Zahler
Ladene & Russell Newton
Exclusive Beer Sponsor
Parking Lot + Service Sponsors
Preferred Parking Service
First Baptist Church of Asheville
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Graphic Design Sponsor
Projection + Sound Sponsor
Kent Mettle / Boom Boxes etc.
Live Auction Donors
AB Tech Community College
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Community Theatre
The Asheville Kitchen
Asheville Symphony Orchestra
Asheville Yoga Center
Troy & Charlie Ball
BlackBird Frame & Art
The Blackbird Restaurant
Black Dome Mountain Sports
BMW of Asheville
BMW Performance Center
Diamond Brand Outdoors / Frugal Backpacker
Dolan/Maxwell / Ron Rumford
Gan Shan Station
Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen
Great Harvest Bread Company
Green River Adventures
Mary G. Hagood
Rebecca King Hawkinson
David & Thorunn Ivey
April Johnson / Asheville Pet Photography
Jewelry Appraisals by Su McKenzie
Ann & Jon Kemske
Mutts BBQ Restaurant
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Navitat Canopy Adventures
NC Stage Company
New Belgium Brewing
Old Wood Co.
Julia Calkins Peterson & Jim Peterson
Pawsitivity Pet Spa
Beatriz Savino & Beatrice Carnevalli
Tony Schlarb & Michael Brodnax
Screen Artists Co-op
The Wine & Oyster
Glitz & Glam Donors
Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Nat & Anne Burkhardt
Nancy & Ron Edgerton
Mary G. Hagood
Janet Whitworth & Mark Whitney
Bernstein Glass / William & Catherine Bernstein
Chaotic Joy Glassworks
CB Glass / Bender Gallery
GALA HOST COMMITTEE
Cliff Hamilton co-chair
Karen Milnes co-chair