Penland's Annual Benefit Auction
Join us for the 29th Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction!
The Auction Catalog is Available Online Now
Click here for the catalog in PDF format
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.
View a detailed schedule of auction events here.
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
Purchase your 2014 Auction tickets by clicking here
Absentee bids are accepted with a $25 bidder fee.
2014 Benefit Auction Featured Work
This year's featured work, created exclusively for the 2014 Penland Benefit Auction, is Gong Cocktail Service by Julia Woodman, and Black Reticello Martini Goblets, (a set of eight), by Kenny Pieper. Below is a short video by Vincent Martinez featuring Julia Woodman and Kenny Pieper discussing the collaboration.
Julia Woodman, Gong Cocktail Service, sterling silver, purpleheart wood, shakudo, fine silver; shaker: 8 x 6 inches; tray: 1-1/2 x 16 inches
Kenny Pieper, Black Reticello Martini Goblets, blown glass, 6 x 4 inches, set of eight
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Penland auction...
Accomodations for Lucy Morgan Leaders
For additional information, call 828-765-2359, ext. 112 or email
Volunteer registration for 2014 is now closed. For information about 2015, email:
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