Penland's Annual Benefit Auction

The auction in action


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

Auction Newsletters

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.



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2015 Benefit Auction: Looking Ahead




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