Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction

August 7 – 8, 2015

Get your tickets now 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 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.



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:



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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:

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2014 Auction Catalog


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