Penland's Annual Benefit Auction
29th Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction
August 8 – 9, 2014
The Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction brought more than 700 artists, patrons, and volunteers to Penlandís mountaintop campus for a gala weekend featuring the sale of 231 works in clay, glass, metals, fibers, wood, and other media. The event produced a total revenue of $634,289 and a net revenue of $452,305 in support of Penlandís educational programs. The weekend included a celebration of book artist and sculptor Dolph Smith, our 2014 Outstanding Artist Educator.
Please save the date for the 30th Penland benefit auction, August 7-8, 2015.
2014 Auction Catalog
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View photographs from the 2014 Auction
Penland Benefit Auction newsletters feature artists whose work will be a part of the year's auction, and are written by Penland trustees, staff members, collectors, and friends. Curious? Click below for an example of one of our 2014 newsletters.
2014 Benefit Auction Newsletter
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2015 Benefit Auction: Looking Ahead
Accomodations for Lucy Morgan Leaders
Information for sponsors
Information for advertisers
For additional information, call 828-765-2359, ext. 114 or email
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