2017 Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction Preview!

On April 1, 2017 GCCA will celebrate its work serving the arts in Greene, Columbia and Schoharie counties at the 29th Annual Beaux Arts Ball held at The Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain. This annual affair, Masked Ball and Black Tie Bistro, is known to so many as “THE party of the year!”

Now celebrating our 41st year of service to the arts, our past accomplishments have been defined by you, and we attribute our relevance to your support. Our artists, donors and friends are critical to our success, and we are very, very grateful!

The silent auction is vital to the evening’s fund raising success.  Below is a preview of auction items and auction donors’ list. !

To show our appreciation to artists participating in the silent auction, we  randomly selected two artists who each received two complimentary tickets to the 29th Annual Beaux Arts Ball. THANK YOU to all of our generous donors!!

Here is a preview of 2017 Ball Silent Auction. Enjoy!

Watch the video for a week in Umbria, Italy!

One week stay at Palazzo Fumi-LaPlaca in the walled town of Bettona and explore Umbria! $1500 Minimum Bid. Please click on image for more information and watch for more details.

Atlantic Waves, William L. Deane. Photograph, ed. 4/10. 8×10″ framed. $125 Value. Minimum Bid $45. Bid Increments $10.

One Adult Season Pass for the 2017-18 Ski Season.

2017-2018 Season Pass for One. $900 Value. Minimum Bid $300. Bid Increments $10.

Untitled Plate No. 17 , Karl Blossfeldt, photogravure, 1942. Image size 12″ x 9” and Framed, (certification / verification on the back). Donated by Margaret & Robert Tomlinson. Value $650. Minimum Bid $225. Bid Increments. $50

Changes, Dot Chast, 2000, Mixed Media on Paper, framed, $500 Value. Minimum Bid $165. Bid Increments $25.

Amaryllis, Ruth Leonard, 2015, Watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal on paper, 30” x 19.25” Value: $1200. Minimum Bid $400. Bid Increments $100.

Western View From Cedar Grove Porch, Alban Plotkin 2012
Oil on board. 12′ x 24′ (Unframed). View of The Catskill Mountains from the home of Thomas Cole. $800 value. Minimum Bid $275. Bid Increments $50.

Platte Clove, Susan Miiller, oil on Canvas, 7×5″, $125 Value. Minimum Bid $45. Bid Increments $10.

Mid Hudson Bridge in Spring, Marty Bannan. Enhanced photography 11 x 14 framed to 16 x 20 inches. $100 value. Minimum Bid $35. Bid Increments $10.

Where the Schoharie Meets the Mohawk, Marty Bannan. Enhanced photography 11 x 14 framed to 16 x 20 inches. $100 value. Minimum Bid $35. Bid Increments $10.

Manhattan Beach Morning (Detail) , Linda Maran, Watercolor, 11 x 14″ matted and framed, $45 Value. Minimum Bid $15. Bid Increments $5.

Just Resting, Meryl Learnihan. Watercolor, image 8×10″ framed to 10×12″. $200 Value. Minimum Bid $70. Bid Increments $10.

Olana’s Favorite View, Patti Ferrara, Acrylic 8×10″ framed 10×12″. Painted plein air from path behind lake at Olana. $450 Value. Minimum Bid $150. Bid Increments $25.

Happy Family-Adam Hoyt-Photograph-Image 9 x7 matted & framed to 16×20. $75 Value. Minimum Bid $25. Bid Increments $5.

Northern Spy by Susan M. Story. Pastel. Image 12×9″ Framed to 17.5×14.5″. $800 Value. Minimum Bid $275.

Loose Moose, Will Barnds, Acrylic on Board, 12×16” $75 Value. Minimum Bid $25. Bid Increments $5.

Baby Fawn, Elizabeth Gioja, Award Winning Photograph. $175 Value. Minimum Bid $60. Bid Increments $10.

New York City Skyline, Tom Sardo, Photograph on Brushed Metal, 9×16″. $150 Value, Minimum Bid $50, Bid Increments $10.

Grackle, Frank Giorgini, Raku Ceramic Tile, 8×8”, $160 Value. Minimum Bid $55. Bid Increments $10.

Airplanes, Frank Giorgini, Raku Ceramic Tile, 6 x 12″, $140 Value. Minimum Bid $50. Bid Increments $10.

Moving With Large Steps Across the Earth, Alice Tunison, Study, Acrylic on Canvas Board, Image 8×10″ framed to 12×14″. $300 Value. Minimum Bid $100. Bid Increments $10.

Embracing Olana, Sheila Trautman, Watercolor, 11 x14″ Framed 16×20.” $300 Value. Minimum Bid $100. Bid Increments $10.

Red Crochet Chain Bracelet with Sewing Charms, Marlene Vidibor. $45 Value. Minimum Bid $15. Bid Increments $5.

Return to Italy, Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz. Oil on Linen. 10×14″ framed to 12×16″. $550 Value. Minimum Bid $185. Bid Increments $50.

Hand-cut gold-plated South Africa coin (one penny) necklace. Set includes actual one penny coin. Peter Tenerowicz. $35 Value. Minimum Bid $15. Bid Increments $5.

Willie Nelson, Yechiam Gal, Silver Alkyd Print in Archival paper, Image 8×10″ matted & framed to 16×20″. $200 Value. Minimum Bid $70. Bid Increments $10.

Spring, Susan Kukle, Watercolor 5×7” framed 7×9”. $40 Value. Minimum Bid $15. Bid Increments $5.

Pines I (Detail), Nancy Orr, Oil on Canvas, 16×16″, $400 Value. Minimum Bid $135. Bid Increments $25.

Hensonville House, Stuart Friedman, Oil on Board, 16×20″ framed. $225 Value. Minimum Bid $150. Bid Increments $25.

Line Up at Hunter,NY. Regine Petrosky. Watercolor. $200 Value. Minimum Bid $70. Bid Increments $10.

Winter, Carol Swierzowski, Acrylic, Watercolor on Paper, Image 5×8″ Framed to 7×9″, $150 Value. Minimum Bid $50. Bid Increments $10.

Night Sky (detail), Richard Talcott, Acrylic & Latex on Board, framed to 6×6”, $120 Value. Minimum Bid $40. Bid Increments $10.

Greene County Barn in Winter by Bob Mallory, donated by Gretchen Mallory. Watercolor 9×12″, framed. $450 Value. Minimum Bid $150. Bid Increments $25.

Black is Powerful, Annie Christman, Graphite & Charcoal Powder, Linseed Oil. 16×20″ framed. $700 Value. Minimum Bid $235. Bid Increments $50.

Olana in Summer by Bob Mallory donated by Gretchen Mallory. Watercolor 10×14″ framed. $600 Value. Minimum Bid $200. Bid Increments $50.

Morning Light on Mohonk, Marianne Tully, Oil on Canvas, 5×7″. Framed. $160 Value. Minimum Bid $15. Bid Increments $5.


Untitled, Eva Melas, Pair of Original Photographs. Framed. Sold as the pair $400 Value. Minimum Bid $135. Bid Increments $25.

Under Kaaterskill Falls, 2016. Francis X. Driscoll.  Ed. 3/10. Photograph 30×40″ framed in re-claimed Catskill barn wood. $400 Value. Minimum Bid $135. Bid Increments $25.

Royce’s View, Athena Billias. View of Indian Head Range. Oil on Canvas. 8×10″ frmed 13×16″. $175 Value. Minimum Bid $60. Bid Increments $10.

Pine Ridge Farm, LLC. -3-night Stay in Carriage House on June 2,3 & 4, 2017, includes Gift Certificate from Sunny Hill Golf Course for 2 guests for 18 holes and a cart package for the weekend of Friday June 2nd. The Carriage House can sleep for 4 adults in the 2 private bedrooms and the 2 sofas in the living room ( twin size) as Day Beds, usually for children. Perfect for a family visiting, private get away, birthday gift, gift for a golfing pair of friends, etc. $500 Value. Minimum Bid $170. Bid Increments $50.

View from Blackhead Range from Hellgate Trail, Karen Rhodes. Watercolor. 11×15″. Framed. $350 Value. Minimum Bid $125. Bid Increments $25.

NY Zip Line Tours-Two Separate Donations:  Two Passes for The Skyrider Tour plus $25 Gift Card and accessories.$328 Value.  Two Passes to The Mid-Mountain Tour plus $25 Gift Card and accessories. $248 Value.

“Nightingale and Honeysuckle, by Dorothy Doughty (1892-1962). Signed Edition. Royal Worcester Porcelain Life-like Model.V 11″, W 7.5″, D 6.5”. Donated by Swamp Angels Antiques. $700 Value, Minimum Bid $235, Bid Increments $25.

“Spring Landscape”
Handbuilt Ceramic Plate with Glazed Landcape Design
10″ in Width $150 Value. Minimum Bid $50. Bid Increments $10.

“Cat Stars” Necklace and Bracelet Set
Sculpted Polymer Clay & Glass and Gem Beads. $96 Value. Minimum Bid $35. Bid Increments $5.

Assemblage #031 by Marsha L. Farley (Detail). Donated by Larry Perl and Jenna Houston. Found objects & resin. 15×15″. $900 Value. Minimum Bid $300. Bid Increments $25.

The Catskills, Sunrise from South Mountain by Harry Fenn. Vintage Fine Art Reproduction. 5.5×8.5″, framed & matted. Donated by Lee & Walter Coyle. $100 Value. Minimum Bid $35. Bid Increments $5.

Autumn Moon (detail) by Mara Lehmann, oil on canvas, 5×7″, framed. $350 Value. Minimum Bid $120. Bid Increments $25.

Fall Lake (detail) by Mara Lehmann, oil on canvas, 5×7″, framed. $350 Value. Minimum Bid $120. Bid Increments $25.

Red Kimono (detail) by Ruby Silvious. Origami Collage. 4.5×4.5″ Matted & Framed to 12×12″.RETAIL VALUE: $200. MINIMUM BID $70.

Esopus in Emerald by Michelle Moran. Pastel. 4×6″ Framed to 9×11. RETAIL VALUE $200. MINIMUM BID $70.

Highland Road (Chatham, NY) by Susan Sabino.
Fine Art Photograph on Watercolor paper
16×19 Framed Limited Edition (1/10). $425 Value, MINIMUM BID $145. BID INCREMENTS $25

Images will be available soon for the following donations, please check back for updates!

  • 23Arts Initiative, A pair of season passes to the premiere 23Arts Windham summer concert series (7 concerts total, premium seating). Concert dates: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 12, August 19, September 2, 2017. $350 Value.  Minimum Bid $125. Bid Increments $25.
  • 23Arts Initiative, A pair of passes to the 23Arts Tannersville Hathaway summer concert series (3 concerts total, premium seating). Concert dates: July 21, July 28, August 4, 2017. Value: $150.  Minimum Bid $50. Bid Increments $10.
  • Richard Brooks-Hand-carved “Rip Van Winkle” Walking Stick. Unique. $100 Value, Minimum Bid $35, Bid Increments $10.
  • Catskill Golf Club, 18 Holes Golf, Two Carts & Greens Fees. One hour group lesson with PGA Hall of Famer Brian Lowe. $450 Value. Bid Minimum $150. Bid Increments $25
  • Catskill Mountain Country Store-Decorative Wall Mounted Clock. $75 Value.
  • Catskill Mountain Foundation Book Store. Five Assorted Books-Read about art and the Catskills! $195 Value.
  • Christman’s Windham House-18-Holes of Golf for two at The Mountain Course. Included cart. Any day, non-holiday. $170 Value. Minimum Bid $60. Bid Increments $10.
  • Karen Dougherty-Krutz-Bee My Home,  Watercolor, Framed 21×27″. Value $300.
  • Jerome Brodish-Egon Schiele Falling Off a Bike, Lithograph. Edition 8/28. 36×24″ Framed and Matted. Donated by Linda Gentalen. $500. Minimum Bid $170, Bid Increments $10.
  • Kimberly Pahl’s The Hair Lab & Brittany DePerna-Beauty Package-Assorted Vouchers. $170 Value.
  • Garden of Stone-Cast Stone Planter. $45 Value.
  • Gerta of Austria-Voucher for Pedicure/Manicure. $72 Value.
  • Greenville Drive-In-Four tickets for regular admission, 1 Popcorn, GDI Sticker  & GDI Frisbee. Located at 10700 Route 32, Greenville NY. Value $40.
  • Peter Liman “Just Plowed”, Winter Rod in Maplecrest, NY, Oil on Canvas,  16×20″ in oak frame. Value $395.
  • Magpie Bookshop-Catskill Hikers Dream Package-$25 Gift Certificate, Maps & Vintage Postcards. $$60 Value.
  • “View from the Beattie-Powers Place”, Original Watercolor by Bob Mallory, donated by Gretchen Mallory. Image 13×18″ Framed & Matted to 20×28″. Value $1000.
  • “Trees in Fall & Local County Barn” Orginal Watercolors by Bob Mallory, donated by Gretchen Mallory. Images 9×13″ Framed & Matted together to 14×32″. $600 Value.
  • Dan McCormack-“Vera-J-03-11-16- -01AB”, Pin-hole Photography, Archival Pigment Print. Image 17×25″ Framed & Matted 30×24″. Signed.  Value $1500. Minimum Bid $500. Bid Increments $100.
  • Gunnel Reznikoff-Wall Hanging, Dupioni, silk, rhodonite chips & Czech glass. Handstitched and quilted. $200 Value.
  • Snow Bird Ski Shop-Basket of goodies.
  • Brian Strigel-Obelisk at Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Italy, 2016. Acrylic and graphite on paper. framed 26×20, $150 Value.
  • Trapahgen Honey-$100 Gift Certificate
  • Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts-One pound Indonesian Vienna Roast and one pound Twin Peaks Blend ground coffee. $27 value.
  • Urban Country Store– Decorative Luminary. Value $65.
  • Village Hardware-Basket of Assorted Canning Goods. $50 Value.
  • Verdigris Tea-Four Blends of Tea with Ruby Silvious Label Design. $60 Value. Minimum Bid $20.
  • Karl J. Volk-Destiny Forest, Etching & Watercolor. 9×11″ Framed. Value $75. Minimum $25. Bid Increments $5.
  • Karl J. Volk-Three in a Field, Watercolor. 9×11″ Framed. Value $75. Minimum $25. Bid Increments $5.
  • Wellness RX-Hudson Valley Skin Care Products and Balms. $45 Value
  • Wild Foods Forage In Field and Forest (including mushrooms!) Join out door enthusiast and local artist, Susan Kukle to hike, explore and learn about seasonal plants that are edible.  Recipes and preparation ideas of the collected plants will be offered.  This will be a 2 hour casual walk near a location of your choice. Optional follow up cooking with specimens as a supplemental to a meal and feasting on them will be possible at an additional cost. Dates to be discussed upon purchase (best plants collected May thru Oct). Bring a canvas or paper bags and baskets for carrying on the trail. Snacks will be provided by the leader. Bring your own beverage. Limit 6 persons; additional cost for more participants can be arranged (up to 10 total). Cook and Feast determined at a later date. Value $80 with additional people $10 each.
  • Windham Wine & Liquors, Royal Crown North American Blended Whiskey ($25). Two Designer Rcoks Glasses donated by GCCA ($15) $60 Value.
  • Windham Mountain Outfitters-Go Pro Hero. $495 Value, Minimum Bid $165.
  • “Ciel le Champes Normandy” by Lester B. Hormby (d.) donated by Jeannine Zwoboda. Drypoint Ltihograph ed. 13/28. Signed.

Certificates and Vouchers

  • Art School of Columbia County-Two Class Vouchers for “Exploring Color” on April 22, 2017 from 9am to Noon. $96 Value.
  • Bridge Street Theatre-Two Cabaret Series Subscriptions. $160 Value.
  • Greyfox Bluegrass Festival-Two one-day passes to the annual Greyfox Bluegrass Festival. Valid July 13, 14 or 15, 2017 in Oak Hill, NY. Value $140.
  • Molly Stinchfield Photography-Engagement or Family Portrait Session. $400 Value.
  • Paint Away Art Parties-50% Discount on art party for minimum of eight.  (Normally $320.) 50 mile radius of Hunter. Great for Birthday Parties! $160 Value.
  • Shinglekill Falls B&B One Night Stay for Two-Non Holiday. $175 Value.
  • Robin Ann Stapley, LMT. One-hour Massage. Gift Voucher. Expires April 2018. $70 Value
  • Traphagen Honey-$100 gift Certificate.
  • Windham Hardware, $25 Gift Certificate

Various Dining Certificates

Bavarian Manor-$50 Gift Certificate; Bistro, Brie & Bordeaux-$50 Gift Certificate; Brown Bar & Kitchen-$50 Gift Certificate; Cave Mountain Brewing Company-$50 Gift Certificate; Chicken Run– $50 Gift Certificate; Hudson-Chatham Winery-Tasting & Tour for up to Four in Tannersville Location, $42 Value; Karen’s Country Kitchen-$25 gift Certificate; La Casa Latino-$25 Gift Certificate; La Conca D’Oro-$30 Gift Certificate; Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe-$50 Gift Certificate and one pound gourmet coffee and coffee mug. $70 Value; Maggie’s Krooked Cafe-Breakfast for Two-$25 Value; Mill Rock-$40 Gift Certificate; Nana Gail’s-$15 Gift Certificate; New York Restaurant-$40 Gift Certificate; Pancho’s Villa’s $50; Ruby’s Restaurant-$50 Gift Certificate; The Barnwood Restaurant-two vouchers for pizza;  The Inn at Leeds-$25 Gift Certificate; Washington Irving Inn-Breakfast for Four-$100 value;


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