Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction

August 7 – 8, 2015

Join us for the 30th Penland School Annual Benefit Auction, a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of more than 250 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, wood, and other media. The Penland auction is one of the premier craft collecting events in the Southeast and is a perfect opportunity to support Penlandís educational programs. This year's featured artist is Susan Taylor Glasgow. Stoney Lamar will be honored as Penland's 2015 Outstanding Artist Educator. Absentee bidding is available.


We are no longer taking online reservations for the 2015 Penland Benefit Auction. For reservations, please contact Jackie Head at 828-765-2359 x 112 or by emailing


2015 Auction Catalog

Preview the astonishing array of work included in this year's auction, as well as information about our 2015 featured artist, Penland's 2015 Outstanding Artist Educator, the auction's special photography portfolio, and more. All registered attendees will receive a catalog in the mail before the event.


2015 Auction Schedule



The auction in action


Auction Email Newsletters

Penland Benefit Auction newsletters feature artists whose work will be a part of the action of this year's auction, written by Penland trustees, staff members, collectors, and friends. Read 2015 newsletters here or sign up to receive them in your inbox:



Plan Your Penland Auction Trip


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2015 Auction Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors who have contributed to the 30th annual Penland Benefit Auction! Their support makes auction weekend possible.


Auction Benefactor ($7,500)
Appalachian Terroir

Auction Supporter ($5,000)
American Craft
Hallmark Capital Management
David H. Ramsey Commercial Photography
WNC magazine

Auction Patron ($2,500)
Blue Ridge Soap Shed
Center for Carolina Living and
Frank Kiker, Tryon Distributing
RATIO Architects

Artist Table Sponsor ($1,500)
Classic Event Rental
The Laurel of Asheville
Norman Sound & Productions, Inc.
Fleur Bresler
Piedmont Wine Imports
Sharon Mills
Sysco Foods of Knoxville
US Foods



The auction in action

Volunteer at the 2015 Penland Benefit Auction

Our auction is powered by the best volunteers. We need you!


The deadline for volunteer applications has past. We are still accepting volunteers who do not require housing on campus. All other interested volunteers will be placed on a waiting list.


For information about volunteer registration in 2015, email:

Sponsorhip & Advertising


2014 Auction Catalog


For additional information, call 828-765-2359, ext. 114 or email