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.
Purchase your 2015 Auction tickets here.
Register to be an absentee bidder here.
2015 Auction Schedule
Click here for a schedule of the weekend's events.
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:
Glass to Thrill & Thaw
Glass and Video Artist Tim Tate
Daniel T. Beck and Sarah Rachel Brown
Centerpieces by Sally Prasch
Stoney Lamar - Penland's 2015 Outstanding Artist Educator
A Special Photography Portfolio for the New Studio
Silver-Plated Sculpture by Jayden Moore
Woven Shibori by Catharine Ellis
Flameworked Glass Books by Elizabeth Mears
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Plan Your Penland Auction Trip
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Accomodations for Lucy Morgan Leaders
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:
Sponsorhip & Advertising | 2015 Penland Benefit Auction
Information for sponsors
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2014 Auction Catalog
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View photographs from the 2014 Auction
For additional information, call 828-765-2359, ext. 114 or email