These silent auction experiences and offerings represent several facets of the NCMA’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Some experiences are great for an individual, and others would be perfect to plan with a group of friends!
Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting for 12 in your home with Wine Authorities owner Craig Heffley, featuring artisan cheeses, salami, olives, crackers, and eight wines to sample.
Sit, stay, and help us fetch top dollar while capturing a favorite moment with a portrait of your best canine friend by Beth Smith Watercolors. Artist Beth Smith will work from photographs she takes of your dog to capture the best possible pose, at a mutually agreeable date and time.
Transfer your old home videos and photos to DVD with this great service in Apex, N.C. Peter and Sharon will take care in converting your memories to a format that will stand the test of time. Jump into the future and take care of your past with this great offering!
Whether you want to commission a traditional portrait of a family member or of a pet, beloved possession such as a home, treasured object, or boat, this is the ideal way to capture your precious memories. Use this $1,000 gift certificate from Portraits, Inc. toward the purchase of a portrait valued at $4,000 and above. Choose from over 150 outstanding portrait artists represented by Portraits, Inc.
Join NCMA curator Jennifer Dasal in Winston-Salem for a personal studio visit with artist Page Laughlin, whose work is featured in Dwelling: Interiors by Page H. Laughlin and Pamela Pecchio at the NCMA. Page will share her artistic process and future projects and then join you for lunch at local favorite, Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro.
Join NCMA curator Jennifer Dasal in Durham for a personal studio visit with artist Stacy Lynn Waddell, contributor to 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art. In November 2012 Oxford American magazine named her one of the New Superstars of Southern Art. After showcasing her creative side, Stacy will accompany you to lunch at Rue Cler, where the Parisian-style menu and cozy atmosphere are perfect for conversing about art.
Renowned potter Mark Hewitt is nationally recognized, locally revered, and was featured in a 2006 exhibition at the NCMA, The Potter’s Eye. Join the artist at his Pittsboro studio for an extensive private tour and a one-hour throwing lesson followed by afternoon tea or cocktails.
Enjoy a private, romantic dinner for two in the secluded NCMA North Courtyard among the lotuses and sculptures. A three-course dinner with wine pairings from Iris restaurant will delight your senses.
Step back in time at Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina. The only plantation designed by the renowned architect is open to the public only two days every two years. The NCMA and Triangle Modernist Houses will ensure you aren’t left out in the cold. Trip includes all admissions, special lecture, all meals, double-occupancy hotel, and transportation on a luxury, restroom-equipped, Internet-equipped touring bus.
Gather your friends and enjoy a summer evening on our VIP patio overlooking the stage of our Museum Park Theater. Enjoy burgers off of our grill, summer fixins, and a selection of house-made pies while you sing and dance to Dale Watson and The Lonestars followed by the movie Bernie; OR Lost Bayou Ramblers and the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild. A selection of movie candies and popcorn will be available after the concert, and an ice chest of cold beverages will keep you cool throughout the night!
Iris pastry chef Jennifer Hicks will create a custom, hand-painted two-tier cake for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion featuring the flavor combination of your choice. Be inspired by the colors and gestures in our galleries for this sweet creation!
Gather your friends for a picnic-style backyard barbeque for 25 catered by the Museum’s Iris restaurant. The gourmet barbecue menu will be paired with local beers and wines. On-site dinner service includes linens, compostable plates and utensils, and flowers. Bluegrass band The Hey Brothers will set the mood for a boisterous and casual dinner party.
We’re bringing sexy back into the garage! Channel your inner pinup girl and get ready to pose for the camera with a shiny candy apple red Porsche 911 turbo. The resurgence of the boudoir photography trend makes it the perfect time to create a tasteful leather-bound book of your best looks to give as a gift to someone special or just to have as a fun memento for yourself! Jennifer Buenviaje from Makeup for Your Day will pamper you with hair and makeup artistry for your close-up with photographer Ashley Stephenson of Story Photographers in a private, comfortable setting. Model two different looks, and then receive a “little black book” with 20 of your favorite images and a disc with 40 to 50 high-resolution edited images for your personal use.
“We believe that every woman is beautiful in her own way and deserves to be celebrated with gorgeous pictures of herself. We meet you wherever your level of comfort and definition of sexiness is, encouraging you and providing you the space to be free to express your true self.”—Ashley Stephenson, Story Photographers
“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.” Witness the roll-in of one of the most talked-about cars in the Porsche by Design exhibition, a 356 Cabriolet owned by Janis Joplin and painted in San Francisco psychedelic fashion by friend and roadie Dave Richards. You and your friends get to hang out with NCMA staff, curators, and registration team while the iconic car is carefully moved into place in our West Building. You’ll enjoy some Joe Van Gogh coffee and transcendent (but legal) brownies from Iris.
Recently named one of Car and Driver’s top six tracks in the nation, the VIRginia International Raceway pairs unmatched amenities with world-class racing. Come for a race and make it a mini vacation. This package includes dinner for two at Oak Tree Tavern, $100 certificate for spa treatment at Oak Tree Spa, one night’s accommodation at The Lodge, and spectator access to a variety of racing experiences.
Luxury lifestyle clothier Peter Millar, one of the Porsche by Design sponsors, is treating the winner of this package to a personalized fitting and shopping experience after hours in the renowned men’s shop Kannon’s Clothing of Raleigh in Cameron Village with company founder Chris Knott. The North Carolina native and ECU grad will bring you up to speed on his apparel brand that blends European elegance with relaxed American authenticity for a classic look. The result is an effortlessly sophisticated style, versatile enough to take you from a morning business meeting to after-work cocktails and on to a casual dinner party.
Color the world of a child next summer with a sponsorship to a week at NCMA Summer Camp 2014, where art meets imagination and campers soak up the inspiration. Kids age 6 to 18 learn, create, and commune with nature in our Museum, art studios, and 164 acre park. Topics range from colors of the ancient world to creating your own comics.