Your cart

Silent Auction

Thank you to all our auction sponsors for donating their time, talent or treasure. ALL money raised from this auction goes to our local charities. 




Beacon - oil on canvas by Betty Ball  

Artist Betty Ball was the winner of last year’s Art Show: Bedford Best in Show Award and we are thrilled with her interpretation of the theme word for this year’s show, “Beacon”

“Light defines what we see.  Light’s purity and transcendent qualities are at the heart of my work.  I make art that is observational, beautiful, sensuous and open to interpretation”

Opening bid - $500

Bidding increments - $75

Value - $950


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


Half Day Pruning by Lady Clippers

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 offering a half day of fine hand pruning by their staff to a garden in Westchester. Graciously donated by Ann Perkowski.

Opening bid - $500

Bid Increments - $150

Value - $800 


Garden Consultation with 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 Increments - $50

Value - A Beautiful Garden!


         Floral Arrangement by Amy Cilmi      


Amy Cilmi, of Amy’s Flowers at Hayfields Market in North Salem, finds joy in the human connections she makes through floral design. 

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind floral design by this local resident and former president of Rusticus Garden Club. 

Opening Bid - $200

Bid Increments - $25

Value - Floral Artistry!



Framed Photograph by Sara Beth Turner Zahl


“The Wait” is a stunning framed photographic print,  measuring 40x60 inches, in which professional photographer Sara Beth Turner Zahl captures a crew of surfers paddling near Montauk, awaiting their next wave.    

Solace is one of my favorite parts of surfing, however the camaraderie is equally valuable.  Usually we only utter a few words to one another, but you can feel that you’re in it together — longing for the wave of the day, a clean drop, a smooth ride.  Life is a lot like surfing I think.  Patience is a virtue out there and ego works to your disadvantage.”

Opening Bid - $1000

Bid Increments - $100

Value - $5,900


 Carrot Cake Baked with Grace by our Rector, John Zahl

Our Rector will prepare a delicious Carrot Cake for you, at a date to suit your entertainment schedule.  John’s Famous Carrot Cake, which could easily serve 12 people, is super-dense and super-moist.  It contains over 40 ingredients, including apple sauce, currants, dates, dried cherries and, of course, lots of carrots.  It is frosted with John’s grandmother’s Cream Cheese Frosting.   A decadent delight, this dessert is sure to please any crowd.

Opening Bid - $200

Bid Increments - $50

Value - Culinary Heaven!


Golf Lesson with Nelson Long, Jr.


Join St. Matthew’s parishioner Nelson Long, a Metropolitan PGA Hall of Fame Professional, and former Met PGA “Teacher of the Year” for an hour-long golf lesson with video at the Century Club, Purchase, NY.  This rare opportunity is available on a mutually agreeable date, any non-holiday, 

Tue - Thurs, May to mid-October. 

Opening bid - $100

Bid increments - $25

Value - A Perfect Swing!


Apartment - Lucca, Italy

Enjoy a one week stay in a 4 bedroom well-appointed apartment in the medieval walled city of Lucca Italy.  Venture to neighboring Pisa, Florence and beyond.  

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. See the folder for room configuration and photos.    

Date tba with owners.  The following 2024 dates are available:

 1/10-3/24,  3/28-4/6,  5/13-5/26,  5/30-6/7,  7/21-9/4,  9/10-10/7, 10/16-10/29,  11/1-12/6, 12/12-12/31 or any date in 2025. 

Graciously donated by Molly Friedrich & Mark Carson-Selman.

Opening bid - $1500

Bid increments - $300

Value - $5000


Bijou Jewelry and Consultation

Treat yourself to a jewelry styling session at Bijou Jewelry of Katonah.  You will receive a one hour styling session where you will be advised and pampered by Casey Carter, owner of Bijou, who is a certified gemologist.  You will also receive a pair of earrings and a necklace from Designer Dean Davidson.  

“At Bijou Fine Jewelry, we strive to match each customer to a piece that is as truly unique as they are. Whether you’re looking for your dream engagement ring or new favorite pair of earrings, there really is something for everyone at Bijou.” 

Opening Bid - $400

Bid increments - $50

Value - $850


Frick Madison Collection and Tea at the Carlyle

Enjoy a private, guided tour of the Frick Madison for four guests, followed by tea at the Carlyle Hotel.  Encounter masterpieces from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century at Frick Madison, 945 Madison Avenue. This temporary home of The Frick Collection is open only until March 3, 2024. After the tour, you will be treated to a formal tea at the charming Carlyle Hotel. A perfect and iconic New York City day! Graciously donated by Helen Clay Chace and Laurie and Paul Sturz.  

Opening Bid - $1000

Bid increments - $200

Value - Culture and Comfort!


New York City Ballet 

2 Tickets - Saturday 2pm May 11, 2024 - 5th row center seats 

All Stravinsky - 3 Ballets, 3 Choreographers, 1 iconic composer 

Christopher Wheeldon’s Scènes de Ballet, just his second dance for the Company, features 64 students of the School of American Ballet in an enchanting depiction of young dancers learning their craft, with a charming set by the devoted ballet-lover and artist Ian Falconer, author of the beloved Olivia children’s books. 

Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations combines classical steps with vibrant costumes derived from the commedia dell’arte tradition. 

Balanchine’s classic leotard ballet Symphony in Three Movements reveals, with its inspired matching of music and choreography, how deeply Balanchine’s dance ideals and Stravinsky’s music were attuned.

Graciously donated by Laura Blau.

Opening bid - $350

Bidding increments - $50

Value - $450