Auction Schedule

2022 Annual Penland Benefit Auction Schedule
Friday, August 26 – Friday, September 2

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Penland campus in Mitchell County, North Carolina. Directions.


Looking for a place to stay?  The Toe River Arts Council has a great resource page HERE. We also recommend looking on Airbnb and Vrbo.


While you are at Penland over the weekend, we encourage you to visit artists’ studios in the area. Visiting Penland.

If you are in town early or looking for dinner Friday night, here’s a LIST of local restaurants.


Absentee and phone bids are accepted for the live auction and cynosures until noon on Friday, August 26, for a fee of $25.  Absentee bidding is included with the $50 Online bidding ticket.





Online Preview Opens

Ticket holders will receive an email and text message with a personal link, do not share this link as it is connected to your bidding account.  Don’t have a ticket yet? Register here!


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Penland Gallery

Penland Gallery is open to auction guests


Director’s Luncheon

The Director’s luncheon will take place under the tent and feature delicious fare prepared by the Penland Kitchen

The luncheon is by invitation only to Lucy Morgan Leaders and special guests. Lucy Morgan Leaders contribute $1,000 or more to Penland’s annual fund each year.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Penland Gallery 

Registration Table Open

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM @ Penland Gallery

Open House Reception at the Penland Gallery

Join us to view the exhibition RETOLD in the John & Robyn Horn Gallery and meet artists from WEAR: Contemporary Jewelry in the FOCUS Gallery.

3:00 PM @ Penland Gallery 

Exhibition talk with the gallery director and RETOLD artists begins at 3:00 PM in the Horn Gallery.

4:00 – 6:00 PM @ Northlight 

Celebrate the Artists Exhibition & Cocktail Reception

Enjoy drinks & hors d’oeuvres, view art available for auction including a special opportunity to start bidding or close out silent auction pieces before they are available online.  Mix and mingle with the artists. At 5:30 PM join us in honoring our Penland’s 2022 Outstanding Artist-Educator,  Mark Peiser.



8:30am – 12:30pm @ Penland Gallery 

Registration Table Open

9:00–10:30 AM @ Resident Artist Studios

Coffee at the Barns

Resident artists welcome guests to their studios for light fair and coffee served in handmade souvenir mugs by Marsha Owen and Wei Sun

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Penland Gallery is open for auction guests.

Noon @ Auction Tent

Cynosures open for purchase

12:15PM @ Auction Tent

Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 PM @ Auction Tent

Live Auction

1:00 – 4:30 PM @ Pines Porch

Payment Table Open

3:30-5:00 PM 

Auction Purchases Available for Pick-up – Dye Shed

Centerpieces Available for Pick-up – Pines Porch


Online Silent Auctions take place August 28 – September 2

This year we are trying something new!  Most of the work available for auction will be in the silent auctions and will be previewed during the on-campus event.  Absentee bidding is available for live auction items.



5:00 PM

Online silent auctions open for bidding


FRIDAY, September 2

7:30 PM

Online silent auctions close

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