Silent Auction Items

 

The Athenaeum's silent auction this year features unique and exciting prizes. Browse the selection and stop by the Athenaeum to place your bid on the Auction boards. You can also call us and we’ll add your bid to the boards! Please note that you could be outbid at the conclusion of the auction at the GALA on Friday, September 6. You do not have to be present to be the winning bid. Bidding will close promptly at 10 p.m., with items going to the highest bidder. Group bids accepted. Guests are invited to visit and revisit the bidding lists for an opportunity to purchase these eclectic pieces.

 

In addition to the auction items, this year we offer several sponsorship opportunities. Please scroll down below the auction items list to view sponsorship opportunities.

 

Info and bidding by phone at (858) 454-5872.

 

Thank you for your interest and support! Good luck!


30th Annual Gala

Volare, Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh! Around the World in 30 Galas!


1. Donated by Ann Craig and Paula McColl, a bocce ball game in the garden at sunset followed by a gourmet dinner (dates subject to good weather in September, October, March, April, or May)

 

Value: $1,000

Minimum Bid: $350

Increments: $50

 

2. Donated by Mary Lou Malphus, an overnight stay at the iconic Jonathan Club in Los Angeles

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

3. A custom portrait by artist Paula McColl

 

Value: $2,000

Minimum Bid: $750

Increments: $250

 

4. A $500 gift certificate for goods and services from Bowers Jewelers

 

Value: $500

Minimum Bid: $160

Increments: $40

 

5. A vintage Tiffany & Co. silk scarf donated by Patricia Rinaker

 

Value: $225

Minimum Bid: $60

Increments: $20

 

6. Donated by Girard Gourmet, a Sunday brunch for ten, including options of quiche, fruit salad, assorted pastries, bacon, fresh orange juice, coffee, and lox

 

Value: $500

Minimum Bid: $160

Increments: $40

 

7. Donated by Maurine Beinbrink, a silk Japanese robe with an embroidered front and back, purchased in Tokyo in 2004 and never worn

 

Value: $500

Minimum Bid: $160

Increments: $40

 

8. A custom-made shirt from Bendl’s Custom Shirts of La Jolla

 

Value: $250

Minimum Bid: $80

Increments: $20

 

9. A hand-beaded belt bag (a signature design by Gracie James) donated by Gracie James Co.

 

Value: $325

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $25

 

10. Donated by Rangoni Firenze Shoes, a stamped leather bag, which was handcrafted in Florence, Italy

 

Value: $400

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $30

 

11. Donated by San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory, four tickets to one upcoming 2019-20 season concert and a Live in Concert CD

 

Value: $160

Minimum Bid: $50

Increments: $20

 

12. An Indian neck piece, purchased in Jaipur in 1998 and donated by Maurine Beinbrink

 

Value: $350

Minimum Bid: $150

Increments: $35

 

13. One round of par 3 golf with four players with cart (Monday through Friday at any time; weekends after 11 a.m.; no holidays) donated by Lomas Santa Fe Exec. Golf Course

 

Value: $180

Minimum Bid: $70

Increments: $20

 

14. A denim tote with a leather trim and Palestinian embroidery, donated by Two Neighbors, as well as a Reed wool scarf and $100 gift certificate donated by J.McLaughlin

 

Value: $316

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $50

 

15. A 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. rental of a four to six passenger, street legal, electric golf cart, donated by La Jolla Golf Carts (Monday through Thursday only; no holidays)

 

Value: $250

Minimum Bid: $80

Increments: $20

 

16. A private tour for ten people, including a light luncheon with fine wines, at the stunning, oceanfront estate of William and Michelle Lerach in La Jolla. You will experience an incredible VIP private tour of one of the finest and largest private collections of African and pre-Columbian art, led by Bill Lerach, as well as a tour of the estate's incredible aviary of exotic birds led by Michelle Lerach. (dates subject to host’s schedule and approval)

 

Value: $2,000

Minimum Bid: $750

Increments: $250

 

17. Donated by La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, two subscriptions to the 2019-2020 six-concert series, a CD for A Line Broken from the 2017-2018 series, a license plate holder, and a notebook and pen set

 

Value: $390

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $25

 

18. A two-night stay at La Valencia Hotel with dinner for four in The Med (Sunday through Thursday only; black-out dates apply) as well as a $25 gift card to Richard Walker’s Pancake House

 

Value: $1,525

Minimum Bid: $500

Increments: $100

 

19. Donated by Taboo Studio, a rectangular sterling pin with 18k gold plating and five tourmalated quartz stones by artist Steven Brixner

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

20. A $250 gift card to Beaumont’s Eatery

 

Value: $250

Minimum Bid: $80

Increments: $20

 

21. For a chance to bid on several wonderful Gift Cards from La Jolla businesses, please join us at the Annual Gala on September 6, 2019, or come to the Athenaeum during normal business hours.    

 

A. A $50 gift card to George’s at the Cove

B. A $50 gift card to George’s at the Cove

C. A $50 gift card to George’s at the Cove

D. A $50 gift card to George’s at the Cove

E. A $50 gift card to George’s at the Cove

F. Two $25 gift cards to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

 

22. More wonderful Gift Cards to local businesses – for a chance to bid, please join us at the Annual Gala on September 6, 2019, or come to the Athenaeum during normal business hours.  

 

A. A $100 gift card to Duke’s La Jolla

B. A $100 gift card to La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

C. A $100 gift card to La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

D. A $100 gift card to La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

E. A $100 gift card to Manhattan of La Jolla

F. A $100 gift card to Puesto

 

23. One class at the Athenaeum School of the Arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, etc.) and a $125 gift card to Warwick’s

 

Value: $325

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $30

 

24. One Contributing level membership to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, a copy of the Permanent Collection Catalog, and a $125 gift card to Warwick’s

 

Value: $250

Minimum Bid: $80

Increments: $20

 

25. Season tickets for two to the Athenaeum’s Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series

 

Value: $516

Minimum Bid: $160

Increments: $50

 

26. Season tickets for two to the Athenaeum’s Jazz at TSRI Fall 2019 Series and a $75 gift card to Piatti Restaurant

 

Value: $253

Minimum Bid: $80

Increments: $20

 

27. A private, in-home Wine Sampling Experience from PRP Wine International Inc., including eight bottles and a wine consultant, and ten bottles of wine from LA Cetto (a winery in Baja California, Mexico) donated by Norma Hidalgo del Rio

 

Value: $400

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $30

 

28. A Sterling Silver, Art Deco necklace donated by Lilo Miller and a $100 gift card to Weeds

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

29. Two tickets to La Jolla Music Society’s 2019-20 Special Event performance by Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer, with Rakesh Chaurasia (October 16; 8 p.m.; Balboa Theatre) and a Dinner Letter of up to $50 from The Fish Market

 

Value: $210

Minimum Bid: $70

Increments: $20

 

30. Fun Flights and The Landings restaurant: A biplane ride over the coast in the Del Mar Delight and dinner for two at The Landings restaurant (reserve by October 1, 2020)

 

Value: $350

Minimum Bid: $120

Increments: $30

 

31. Four tickets for any one concert of Mainly Mozart Spotlight Chamber Music in La Jolla (March 7, April 4, or May 2, 2020; 6:30 p.m.; The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium) and a $50 gift card to The Bar Key

 

Value: $310

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $30

 

32. Donated by Lilo Miller, a designer Sheri Liebert bracelet and fishhook pierced earring set, with black onyx and black pearl set in Sterling Silver (stamped, authentic, original design)

 

Value: $400

Minimum Bid: $125

Increments: $30

 

33. A three-night complimentary stay, including breakfast for two in the Barcino Restaurant, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla (reservations subject to availability; no holidays or holiday weekends; black-out dates apply) and a $50 gift card to Michele Coulon Dessertier

 

Value: $1,000

Minimum Bid: $350

Increments: $50

 

34. A Yamaha baby grand piano, donated by Norma Hidalgo del Rio

 

Value: $3,500

Minimum Bid: $1,000

Increments: $400

 

35. Birds n’ Brew: A private, guided tour for six people at Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary, followed by a sumptuous lunch at Viewpoint Brewing Company, a waterfront microbrewery in beautiful Del Mar (must reserve one week in advance)

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

36. Donated by Elvi Olesen, fabulous jewelry to fit any wardrobe:

 

A. A Georg Jensen, Sterling Silver bird pin

 

Value: $100

Minimum Bid: $50

Increments: $25

 

B. A Monies designer, green multistrand necklace (Danish)

 

Value: $120

Minimum Bid: $60

Increments: $30

 

C. A Monies designer, off-white multistrand necklace (Danish)

 

Value: $150

Minimum Bid: $75

Increments: $40

 

37. A private, in-home Wine Sampling Experience from PRP Wine International Inc., including eight bottles and a wine consultant

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

38. A black onyx bracelet and post earring set with rhinestones (an Art Deco design from Nordstrom) donated by Lilo Miller

 

Value: $300

Minimum Bid: $100

Increments: $25

 

39. Donated by Matthew Larson, a Matuse Hoplite wetsuit 3/2 mm, size M. Made from Matuse’s exclusive Limestone Geoprene, a non-petroleum wetsuit material. Matuse suits are known for being warmer, lighter, and kinder to mother nature. (contact donor by phone or email if exchange for different size is needed)

 

Value: $525

Minimum Bid: $170

Increments: $50

 

40. Wish List: If you would like to donate to the Athenaeum, we have both small and large underwriting – from the naming of bricks in the courtyard, to the naming of chairs for our concerts and lectures. Our larger opportunities include the naming of a concert or lecture series. Thank you in advance.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Name a Brick in the Courtyard

$1,500 

20 available

 

Name a new Stacking Chair for the Music Room

$1,000 

25 available

 

Underwrite one Acoustic Evenings concert

$500 

6 available

 

Underwrite a band for one Night Owls event

$500 

5 available

 

Support our youth program at the Athenaeum Art Center

$500 

5 available

 

Support our youth program at the La Jolla Studio

$500 

5 available

 

Sponsor printing of in-house exhibition catalogue

$400 

4 available

 

Sponsor a student for an art class

$350 

6 available

 

Sponsor a student for an art class

$250 

8 available

 

Underwrite one Mini-Concert

$300 

4 available