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Silent Auction

Visit the show in person and bid on these amazing and unique auction items

Thank you to all our auction sponsors for donating their time, talent or treasure for free.

ALL money raised from this auction will go to our local charities. 

Good luck and thank you for your support! 

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Bedford Riding Lanes Family Membership

Enjoy a 1-year family membership with the BRLA, including access to all 90+ miles of private woods, farm, estate and pasture trails throughout Bedford, Katonah and Pound Ridge. Membership includes access to the coveted BRLA map plus invitations to all BRLA members-only parties and events.

 

Opening bid - $175

Bid increments - $50

Value - $300 



Katonah Museum of Art Annual Family Membership

+ Private Docent-Led Tour for up to 10 



The Katonah Museum of Art is an innovative art museum that features a diverse range of exhibitions and programs, engaging local communities with topics of international scope and global impact. The Museum houses amazing works of art both in its galleries and grounds. 

 

Opening bid - $100

Bid increments - $50

Value - $245

Docent Tour - before 12/30/2023 at a date and time mutually agreed with KMA. 



Lady Clippers “pruning for a day & special gardening tool”



Lady Clippers, Inc. specializes in fine hand pruning of gardens throughout Westchester.  Their staff is made up of horticulturalists and certified master gardeners. The principal is also a pruning instructor with the New York Botanical Gardens. These generous people are donating a day of fine hand pruning by their staff to a garden in Westchester.

 

Opening bid - $500

Bid increments - $100

Value - $1,000 


Famous Trifle Dessert by The Rev. John A. Zahl

 

Plan ahead for your Mardi Gras Party or any event!  Bid for the ever-popular, fabulous fresh fruit trifle, custom-made by our very own John Zahl. Luscious layers of fruit, custard, and cookies will delight guests at your next event. Serves 12-15. Preparation date to be arranged with John. 

 

Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $25

Value - Priceless



A Round of Golf and Lunch at Century Country Club with Nelson Long, Jr, PGA



Join St. Matthew’s parishioner Nelson Long, a Metropolitan PGA Hall of Fame Professional, for golf and lunch at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York.  You’ll enjoy 18 holes on the championship course which has earned the rank of “Best Golf courses in New York State” by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.   Date to be mutually agreed on any non-holiday Tuesday to  Thursday, May to mid-October. 

 

Opening bid - $500

Bid increments - $50

Value - Priceless 



A Pizza Adventure with Drew Courtright



Join our Associate Rector, Drew Courtright for a hands-on culinary adventure in pizza making right in your own home!  Drew will provide all of the pizza fixings and teach eight guests the method and art to creating delicious pizza in a cast iron pan.  He will also share his secrets for creating the perfect dough and leave you with an extra batch for your next pizza party. 

 

Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $25

Value - Priceless!



Stephen Hannock Painting 

Internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Hannock is known for his atmospheric landscapes which have been exhibited in prestigious museums such as NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art in DC and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.   He creates luminosity in his paintings through a signature technique that involves layering and polishing paint until it glows.  Inspired by the works of the Hudson River School, he is currently working on a new series of paintings of one of his favorite subjects, the oxbow bend in the Connecticut River. The painting Stephen Hannock has generously donated is a painted reproduction, measuring 16 x 24”, of the 72” Yale Oxbow.  The winning bidder will also be given a presentation by the artist entitled “Adventures from the Front Lines of the Art Games”. Given at a location and time TBD.  Should the presentation be held at a private home, accompanying visuals will be available on the phones or tablets of those in attendance.  

 

Opening bid - $6,000

Bid increments - $500

Value - $16,000



One week stay in Lucca, Italy


Enjoy a one week stay in a well-appointed apartment in the medieval walled city of Lucca Italy.  Use it as your base to venture to neighboring Pisa, Florence and beyond.  The four bedroom, two and a half bathroom apartment sleeps seven (two queen bedrooms, bedroom with two twin beds and bedroom with one  twin bed.   The apartment is located on via Fillungo, Lucca's shopping and strolling street, across from the Anfiteatro Romano in the walled center of the city. A private tower affords glorious views over Lucca from three terraces and two lounges. All conveniences, including an elevator in the building, a/c and home theater with retractable screen and speakers.

Date to be arranged with the owners.  The following dates are available in 2023: March 1-23, April 10-22, July 16-31, August 11-30,  September 25- October 2, October 17 – 24, and December 1-29

Graciously donated by Mollie Friedrich and Mark Carson

 

Opening bid - $1,000

Bid increments - $250

Value - $2,500



Bijou Jewelry of Katonah - Styling Session; and Necklace and Bracelet donated by Casey Carter, certified gemologist and owner or Bijou




Necklace and bracelet by Canadian designer Dean Davidson.  Manhattan link necklace with tanzanite quartz drop on link chain and Lago organic cuff bracelet both in matte 22 karat yellow gold over brass. 

Bijou Fine Jewelry is an experience - Come to Katonah’s locally owned jeweler and enjoy a styling session for one hour of fun trying on a selection of jewelry and getting professional advice on what looks best on you!

 

Opening bid - $300

Bid increments - $50

Value - $625 

 

Artist’s Beach Cottage Dollhouse 

Pound Ridge artisan Patricia Pope has built and decorated an exquisitely detailed dollhouse that will enchant anyone, no matter their age.  This charming dollhouse is a one-of-a-kind creation that is complete with tastefully decorated interiors, miniature furniture and tiny accouterments that will delight the eyes of beholders for years to come.    

 

Opening Bid - $600

Bid increments - $100

Value - $2,000



Two Tickets for the New York City Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Feb 18th 2:00 matinee performance 5th row center orchestra


Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Peter Martins and George Balanchine; Among the most cherished works in the international repertory. This performance depicts the bewitching fairy tale through peerless classical choreography. These seats will put you front and center of some of the most talented dancers in the world. Treat yourself and a friend, daughter, granddaughter, or sweetheart to this matinee performance. What a wonderful opportunity to see Balanchine trained dancers at Lincoln Center and a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon!

 

Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $50

Value - $350

 

Susannah Leighton Two-2 hour Painting lessons




Susannah is an artist who teaches lessons out of her sky-lit home studio in Bedford Village. She works with adults and children, focusing on how to cultivate creativity and spontaneity while learning essential skills. Susannah employs a multi-disciplinary approach, demonstrating a variety of media and connecting each lesson to art history. If you’re looking to expand your visual vocabulary, deepen your understanding of art-making, or just have a guided creative experience, these lessons are the perfect opportunity. 

 

Opening bid - $100

Bid increments - $50

Value - $200



Garden consult with landscape designer Marge Sandwick


Improve your home’s exterior beauty through an individualized consultation with local landscape designer Marge Sandwick, a member of Rusticus and a parishioner at St. Matthew’s.  Marge will come to your garden to advise on how to create a distinctive and environmentally appropriate design that will perfectly suit your location.   Under her expert guidance, prepare to see your garden bloom!

 

Opening Bid - $250

Bid increment - $50

Value - $500



Inn at Pound Ridge Gift Certificate



Enjoy a delicious meal at the spectacular Inn at Pound Ridge, an upscale locale packed with cozy ambience in a tastefully restored rustic-chic 1833 home in the heart of Pound Ridge’s historic village.   The creation of world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this restaurant is a mecca for foodies.  

 

Opening Bid - $100

Bid increments - $50

Value - $200




Bedford Playhouse - Family membership for four

Enjoy the playhouse for a year with a 15% discount for movies, programs and events (not fundraisers) for 4 tickets. Invitations to 2 Members-Only receptions. Early notification for select special programming. 1 free small popcorn with each ticket purchase. 5% discount at cafe/bar (with member card). 10% discount on private rental of theaters.

 

Opening bid - $100

Bid increments - $50

Value - $200




Painting titled Time and Space by Madge Scott, oil on masonite from 2017

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Madge Scott is a self-taught award-winning Folk Artist, working in all mediums except clay.  A couple of her pieces were loaned to the State Department for their Embassy in the Congo. Her work has featured in magazines, newspapers, and periodicals and been shown in Galleries, Consulates, Universities, Museum and Libraries, She is a volunteer and a member of RiverArts and Arts Westchester and has sold her work internationally. She paints in all mediums and also does commission drawings. 

 

Opening bid - $500

Incremental bids - $50

Value - $2,00



Three Flower Arrangements by Bedford Flower Shoppe

Three beautiful, artistic floral arrangements each valued at $175 donated by Lauren Chillemi.  Each arrangement customized for the needs of the winning bidder.    

 

Opening bid - $300

Bid increments - $50

Value - $525