Saturday, June 18, 6:00 p.m.

Renaissance Asheville Hotel


What is NEXT?

As the Asheville Art Museum is Making It New, with construction underway on a new facility and new programming across WNC, more than 250 guests joined us to celebrate all that is NEXT for you, the Museum and our community as we work together to transform lives through art.

The Museum’s annual benefit gala included:

  • A lavish cocktail dinner
  • Gourmet food stations to please every palate
  • Live auction featuring stunning art and one-of-a-kind vacation packages (as well as the Fund A Need lot that helps the Museum create community through art)
  • An exciting raffle for a Dream Bar

Auction Items

An exciting variety of auction items were up for bid at our Gala, including fine art and travel packages.

Below is a just a peek at a few of the lots. Click here to see more!

auction items


Raffle

We raffled off a Dream Bar!

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  • 50+ bottles of premium liquor
  • Hand-blown glasses
  • Beautifully designed cutting boards
  • Bar tools and more

 


Centerpiece Artworks

The centerpiece artworks were for sale the evening of the Gala.

Here is just a small sample of the beautiful pieces that were available for purchase. See below for a full list of artists whose work was featured as centerpieces.

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Thank You

We are grateful to the generous supporters of this event:

Table Sponsors

Exclusive Wine & Beer Sponsors

Full page photo

Media Sponsors

  • Asheville Citizen-Times (lead sponsor)
  • The Laurel of Asheville

Sound & Projection Sponsor

  • Rick Wiedemer / Hinkley Lighting

Auction Donors

Auctioneer

  • Lauren Brunk

Art

  • Rob Amberg
  • Anonymous
  • Mike Belleme
  • Josh Copus
  • George Etheredge
  • Mark Flowers
  • Wes Hunting
  • Mercedes Jelinek
  • Ruth Ava Lyons
  • Old Wood Co.
  • Larry Turner Collection
  • Susan Turner Collection
  • Hayden Wilson
  • Robert & Joan Zimmerman Collection

Packages

  • Cathy & Alan Adelman
  • Ancien Vineyards
  • Avaloo
  • Troy & Charlie Ball
  • Bittersweet Cottage and Suite
  • Christie Calaycay of Calaycay Design
  • California Craft and Folk Art Museum and director Suzannne Isken
  • Désirant Asheville – Live Life Beautifully
  • embellish Asheville
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine/ Editor Peter Trippi
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • French Broad Chocolates
  • Global Vision Healing Arts
  • Golden Fleece
  • Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and Curator of American Decorative Arts Hal Nelson
  • Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • Maury & Margery Katz
  • LACMA
  • Matteo LLC
  • Metro Wines Asheville
  • museum of art and design
  • Ward Mintz & Floyd Lattin
  • museum of arts and design
  • One Click Fix
  • Park Hyatt New York
  • Butch & Kathy Patrick
  • Fred & Susan Sanders
  • Schug Winery
  • SFMOMA
  • Tops for Shoes
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walnut Creek Marriott
  • Terri Wolff, nail technician

Photography

  • Black Box Studios / Steve Mann
  • Paul Clark

Framing

  • BlackBird Frame & Art

Graphic Design

  • Hornaday Design / Will Hornaday

Sound & Projection

  • Boom Boxes, Etc. / Kent Mettle
  • Zati & Meseret of Phantom Pantone

In-Kind Donors

  • ACI Asheville Color & Imaging
  • Lin Andrews
  • Audio Incorporated / Nicholas Butts
  • Bernstein Glass / Katherine & William Bernstein
  • Courtney Blossman
  • In Blue Handmade, Inc.
  • Chatsworth Antiques
  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff – Asheville
  • Carolyn & Orville Coward, Jr.
  • D Works Studio, printing
  • Dobil Industries
  • Nancy Ferguson
  • Bill Gertz
  • Sue Greenberg
  • Duncan Grosboll
  • Cliff Hamilton
  • Michael Hofman
  • Kevin Hogan
  • Susan Holden
  • Adam Johnson
  • Kamp Studio / Robb Helmkamp
  • Jon & Ann Kemske
  • Joe & Jill Lawrence
  • Louise Layton
  • Bill Lenoci
  • Lexington Glassworks
  • Penelope Lindsay
  • Rebecca Lynch-Maass
  • Gail Marshall
  • Kim McGuire & Jim Samsel
  • Bill Melanson
  • Lisa Merritt
  • Karen & Robert Milnes
  • Roger Munch
  • Pamela L. Myers
  • Butch & Kathy Patrick
  • Jim & Julia Peterson
  • Sarah & Terry Reincke
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel
  • Rose Hollow Connections
  • Terri Sigler
  • Hank & Marita Strauss
  • Larry Turner
  • Susan Turner
  • Village Antiques
  • Jim Wilson & Lynne Poirier-Wilson
  • Tom & Linda Wilson
  • Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum
  • Your Vase or Mine
  • Robert Zimmerman

Volunteers

  • Kaitlyn Allen
  • Amanda Click
  • Neal Druffle
  • Sharon Fahrer
  • Vic Fahrer
  • Janet Heinlein
  • Kevin Hogan
  • Justin Hrabovsky
  • Kathy Kichnet
  • Jill Lawrence
  • Louise Layton
  • Penelope Lindsay
  • Alex Lowe
  • Jeff Mason
  • Karen Milnes
  • Roger Munch
  • Sheridan Kate Murray
  • Jade Oakes
  • Karen Praytor
  • Mike Pruitt
  • Gabriele Rainey
  • Midalia Rentas
  • Julia Schniedewind
  • Sophie Silcox
  • Nancy Speckmann
  • Amy Sreb
  • Marita Strauss
  • Judy Swan
  • Larry Turner
  • Tamara Vaughan
  • Kyle Wharton
  • Lee Wilcher

NEXT Host Committee

  • Kevin Hogan, Chair
  • Arlene Cotler
  • Sue Greenberg
  • Cliff Hamilton
  • Michael Hofman
  • Jill Lawrence
  • Louise Layton
  • Penelope Lindsay
  • Gail Marshall
  • Karen Milnes
  • Roger Munch
  • Marita Strauss
  • Gina Trippi
  • Larry Turner

Centerpiece Artists

  • Kathryn Adams
  • Kyle B. Carpenter
  • Laura Cooke
  • Josh Copus
  • Crucible Glassworks
  • Will Dickert
  • Steven Forbes-deSoule
  • John J Geci
  • Alex Greenwood
  • Michael Hofman
  • Mike Krupiarz
  • Leah Leitson
  • Rob Levin
  • Lexington Glassworks
  • Courtney Martin
  • Andrew Massey
  • Robert Milnes
  • Karen Newgard
  • Steve Noggle
  • Parmentier Pottery – Ariel Gallery
  • John Ransmeier
  • Kristin Schoonover
  • Kathy Triplett
  • María Andrade Troya
  • Hayden Wilson