Asheville Art Museum 2017 Gala
Tartan to Taffeta to Tie Dye

Saturday, June 17, 6:00 p.m.
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
$150 per ticket

What is TIME WARP?

Attire: Warp Time through Fabric + Fashion

As a nod to the Asheville Art Museum’s temporary “pop-up” home, the former Foam & Fabric Outlet on Biltmore Avenue, we invite you to take part in our textile-themed evening — but with a twist! TIME WARP reflects textiles in that WARP and WEFT are the two directions of thread when weaving. Join us for TIME WARP as we honor our vibrant past and celebrate our engaging and dynamic future!

We had an amazing time at our annual benefit Gala, the Museum’s largest fundraising event of the year — a dazzling evening of fine food, drinks and art. The event raised more than $190,000 to support the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.

The evening included:

  • “Make It Yours” sumptuous cocktail dinner with wine, beer + signature cocktail
  • Gourmet food stations to please every palate
  • Live auction — fine art, travel packages
  • Fund-the-Need Lot: Cultivating the Future: Artists, Educators, Collectors, Museum Lovers and More
  • Dream Bar + Chef Dinner raffles
  • Centerpiece + Textile Art sales
  • After Party on the Terrace with Zati & Meseret of Phantom Pantone
  • Cash liquor bar available
  • NEW! Meet-the-Maker VIP Hour at 5pm (additional fee) – includes valet parking

 Auction Items

We had an exciting variety of auction items up for bid at our Gala this year, including fine art and travel packages.

Below is a just a peek. Click here to see more!

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We offered two raffle opportunities this year! Congratulations to Karen Praytor for winning the Dream Bar, and to Renee Molko for winning the Chef Dinner.

  • Each Raffle was limited to only 100 raffle tickets and sold for $100 each.

Raffle 1: Dream Bar

Raffle valued at approximately $9,000

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  • Create opulent cocktails with 50+ bottles of premium liquor
  • Display your new crystal and hand-blown glasses, cutting boards and bar tools in a beautiful frosted glass, maple & anodized aluminum cabinet designed by Marvin Jensen (80 x 34 x 11 7/8 inches)

Raffle 2: Chef Dinner

Raffle valued at approximately $4,500

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Photo of artist Kevin Hogan by Steve Mann

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Image of Robert Milnes and some of his recent works.

Chef Dinner Exclusions & Limitations: Does not include gratuity. Monday through Thursday reservations only; excludes holidays and special events. Can proceed rain or shine. Cocktails on the patio will move indoors if inclement weather. Valid from June 17th, 2017 – June 17th, 2018. Bowls for guests by Robert Milnes will be available after December 1st and will be provided at the event if it is after December 1st, or available for pick up if before.

Raffle tickets will not be mailed. We will have a list of all pre-purchased raffle tickets at check-in. For those present or not present for the event, all pre-purchased raffle tickets will be entered into the drawing.

Centerpiece + Textile Artwork

The centerpiece artworks were for sale the evening of the Gala, along with some lovely textile-themed art pieces.

Here is just a small sample of the beautiful pieces that were available for purchase. See below for a full list of artists.

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Thank You

We are grateful to the generous supporters of this event:

Venue Sponsor

Table Sponsors

Taffeta Sponsor

Tie Dye Sponsors

Special Sponsors

Foam Level

  • Anonymous – Event Sponsor
  • Ladene & Russell Newton – Event Sponsor

Fabric Level

  • Butch & Kathy Patrick – Music Sponsor

Beer Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Print Sponsor


Projection & Sound

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



Graphic Design

Live Auction Donors

Chef Dinner & Dream Bar Raffle Donors

  • Asheville Art Museum
  • Troy & Charlie Ball
  • Celine and  Company Catering “On Broadway”
  • Chestnut
  • Ron & Nancy Edgerton
  • Nancy Ferguson
  • Suzanne Fitzgerald
  • Darren & Marissa Green
  • Cliff Hamilton & Jill Foley
  • Kevin Hogan
  • Katherine James
  • Joe & Jill Lawrence
  • Louise Layton
  • Bill Lenoci
  • Anne Kimmel
  • Penelope Lindsay
  • Robert & Karen Milnes
  • David Moltke-Hansen & Patricia Poteat
  • Roger Munch
  • Pamela L. Myers
  • Butch & Kathy Patrick
  • Jim & Julia Peterson
  • Martha Shepard
  • Lou Ella Stewart
  • Judy Swan
  • Westmoreland & Scully


Centerpiece Artists

Textile Artists

TIME WARP Host Committee

Constance Ensner
Suzanne Fitzgerald
Cliff Hamilton, co-chair
Kevin Hogan, co-chair
Jill Lawrence
Louise Layton
Karen Milnes
Roger Munch
Terri Sigler
Lou Ella Stewart
Larry Turner

TIME WARP Support Team

Margie Catalano
Ezra Goodnoe
Michael Hofman
Chas Llewellyn
Bill Melanson
Maggie Powell
Terry White