Auction & Contests

Silent Auction Benefits YDI

Silent Auction art is donated by 12 randomly selected instructing artists, other artists and participants
of AU swaps. All monies raised will benefit the art program at Youth Development Institute. Those of you who
have been to AU know that one of my passions is helping needy children. YDI does just that with a large
number of at-risk children benefitting from living and being educated at YDI.

Our vision is of a therapeutic community,
a village where children find a place to belong and grow,
where they can create identity through lasting relationships with caring adults,
where they find a home for the heart and spirit, a place of healing and hope.

Teaching Artists in the Silent Auction

  Richard Salley   Kellie Newsome  
  Susan Lenart Kazmer   Thomas Ashman  
  Kirsten Stingle   Ingrid Dijkers  
  David Jarvinen   Olivia Thomas  
  Julie Haymaker   Nicole Austin  
  Jessica Cote   Sunny Carvalho  

Additional Art to be Auctioned

Chunky Book Swap
  Charm Swap

Silent Auction bidding ends at 12:30 p.m. on Monday August 5th. Winners of Auction and contests
announced at 12:50 P.M. near the auction display. Winnings must be paid for with either cash or a check.

Saturday Evening Fun

Join us for an evening of fun and laughter as we enjoy Art in the Garden. Following our 2019 theme, Birds Bees Blooms, our special guests, members of the Phoenix Fridas will be leading Make 'n Takes that reflect that theme. You'll move from table to table creating items that can be found in the Gardens of the world, birds, bees, blooms. You might want to think about the bee you will make because following the Make 'N Takes, we will be crowning the Queen Bee. Anyone who created a bee is eligible to model her/his creation on our runway. The person whose bee receives the most votes will be crowned Queen Bee and will receive a $100 gift certificate for use at AU 2019 or 2020.

In addition to the Queen Bee's prize, there will be drawings throughout the evening. All you need to enter is to purchase a ticket to the Saturday Evening Fun.You can order tickets online via our workshop registration process. This choice follows the Workshops on the Workshops page. Bring a friend, husband, partner, significant other - the more, the merrier!

Doors open 6:30, event begins 7:00. Your ticket includes a drink and snack (dessert or hors- douevre)
Registered attendees - $20 Non-registered guests - $35

Fashion Show - Thursday 5:00 p.m.

Join us in the Lounge (where the Manager's Reception is held) for a fun fashion show where the
students in Lorri Scott's Shop Design Sew workshop will model their newly created ensembles.
We did this once several years ago, so I can guarantee it's a lot of fun and it's free admission.

Demos to be Announced

Student Art Contest Guidelines

Winning Entries receive Gifts with the following retail values*
1st Place - $100; 2nd Place - $75; 3rd Place - $50

Any media but size is limited to 12" x 12" x 3". Bring your entry to our registration desk at a time when we aren't busy. Entries are anonymous. Place your art in a container and include a label with your name, address, and phone number. Eligibility: Must attend at least 1 full day workshop at AU 2018 and art must not be created in an AU workshop. All workshop attendees are eligible to vote. In entering the contest, you should be aware that the entries will be displayed in an area open to the public. Phoenix Rising Productions cannot guarantee or be responsible for the safety of any entries. Artist is responsible to pick up their own entry before end of event. Email if you plan to enter the contest so that we have enough space prepared.

*Winners must be present to receive prize.
Should winner not be present, prize will be forfeited to first runner up.