Penland's Annual Benefit Auction
Join us for the 29th Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction!
August 8 – 9, 2014
The Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina Mountains featuring the sale of more than 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, 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.
Auction Weekend Tickets $385
Includes all Friday and Saturday activities
Friday, August 8
Friday-only Tickets $225
Cocktail party, exhibition preview and silent auction, dinner, live auction, dessert party, live music, and dancing
Saturday, August 9
Saturday-only Tickets $275
Coffee at the studios with Penland's resident artists, silent auction, lunch, live auction, and a reception at the Penland Gallery
To receive information about the 2014 Auction, please call 828-765-2359 ext. 112 or email
Absentee bids are accepted with a $25 bidder fee.
We're continuing our series of electronic Penland Benefit Auction newsletters, featuring artists whose work will be a part of this year's auction. We have invited trustees, staff members, collectors and friends to write about pieces that will be included in the 2014 benefit auction and to comment on living with the works they have purchased in past auctions.
If have not previously received the auction newsletter and would like to, please click the link below:
Sign up for the Benefit Auction Newsletter
2013 Auction Recap
Interested in our auctions? Last year's auction catalog is available for download:
2013 Auction Catalog (.pdf)
View a slideshow of the 2013 Benefit Auction
2013 Auction newsletters
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Penland auction...
For additional information, call 828-765-2359, ext. 114 or email