The Penland Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of over 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The Penland auction is one of the most important craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland's educational programs, which have helped thousands of people live creative lives.
Please save the date for 32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction on August 11 and 12, 2017.
Thank you to the hundreds of artists, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, staff, and community members came together to make the 31st Annual Penland Benefit Auction a truly special and successful event!
The featured artist for the 2016 auction was Wendy Maruyama. Margaret Couch Cogswell crafted the whimsical centerpieces that decorated each auction table, and Lori Buff created the handmade auction mugs. We were proud to honor longtime Penland friend, neighbor, and instructor Paulus Berensohn as the 2016 Outstanding Artist Educator. See the auction weekend tribute to him at the link below.