Live Auction



“Evening Delight” by Susan Stanton

“Evening Delight” is a 50″ x 75″ photograph on canvas. This tranquil Southern Appalachian sunset was captured in mid-June as a summer shower faded. Colorful Catawba Rhododendron (named after the brilliant hues of the pink gemstone, Rhodalite) bloom in the foreground, adding a pop of pink to the traditional Appalachian blues. This image is printed on archival canvas, using archival inks and sprayed with two coats of a protective laminate so it will last for generations to come.

Courtesy of Susan Stanton.


 


 Asheville, North Carolina Getaway for Two Couples

Visitors to Asheville find themselves immersed in the unmistakable mountain vibe. They’ve become well known for their culinary cool, burgeoning beer scene and the thriving artistic community. Add to that miles of panoramic vistas and you have a recipe for an unforgettable escape from the daily grind. Winner of this package will receive a 2-night stay for 2 couples at Aloft in downtown Asheville, $150 to Chestnut and a $250 gift certificate from Rhubarb. Package is subject to availability.

 

Courtesy of Aloft and Chestnut.



Greenville, South Carolina Getaway for Two Couples

When your destination is Greenville, a plethora of places exist which will please all. It’s hard to narrow down a city with a big personality, diverse population and a complex fabric of cultural, culinary and artistic threads. The winner of this package will begin their Greenville adventure at their weekend basecamp – Aloft – where they will receive complimentary reservations for 2 rooms for 2 nights. Enjoy exploring art galleries, shops and breweries and when it is time for dinner enjoy a complimentary dinner for 4 at Hall’s Chophouse or use your $100 gift card for Rick Erwin’s West End Grille. This is sure to be an experience you won’t forget! Package is subject to availability and some blackout dates may apply.

 

 

Courtesy of Hall’s Chophouse and Rick Erwin’s West End Grille.



Official Clemson Football Autographed by Two National Championship Coaches

As the winning bidder tonight, you can own a valuable piece of College Football and, more specifically, Clemson Football memorabilia. This official Clemson football has been autographed by the two Clemson football coaches who brought national championships back to campus. First, Danny Ford, who coached his team to a 22-15 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 1982 Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. And most recently, Dabo Swinney, whose team posted a heart-stopping 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at the College Football Playoff at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. You know you want it!

Courtesy of Coach Danny Ford, Coach Dabo Swinney, and Coach Dan Brooks.



Old Settlers’ Trail Replica Trail Sign

Take home a piece of history that is unavailable anywhere else! One of the most interesting trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is Old Settlers Trail. Its historical OST Trail marker landmarks set it apart from most other trails. It is less rocky and smoother than many other trails. Add to these points its biological diversity and you have three distinguishing features.



Trillium Gap Replica Trail Sign

Smoky Mountain lovers now get a chance to own a piece of history that is unavailable anywhere else! One of the lesser known ways to summit Mt. LeConte, Trillium Gap Trail boasts of large hemlocks; a smorgasbord of wildflowers including white and yellow trillium, white violets, stitchwort, squawcorn and Dutchman’s breeches; and Grotto Falls, the only waterfall in the park that you can walk behind!



Wine Dinner on the Lake Presented by Wagner Family of Wines and Chef David Pinckney

Hattie’s Lake Retreat on beautiful Douglass Lake was the private retreat of Hattie McGiffin Ogle. On August 18, 2017, it will be the site of magnificent wining and dining! Chef David Pinckney will prepare a delectable four-course dinner, paired with incredible wines by Wagner Family of Wines. You will be joined by Rich Bowman, Southeast Regional Manager of Wagner Family of Wines as well as Empire Distributing President David Henry who will provide in-depth information on the wines presented. Wines will include Caymus, Conundrum, Mer Soleil and Red Schooner.

Courtesy of Wagner Family of Wines, Empire Distributing, and Chef David Pinckney.



Two-Night Stay for Two at The Swag

Visit The Swag in Waynesville, NC for their 36th season of unparalleled hospitality, natural beauty, and tranquility. Located 5,000 feet above the cares of the world, their private Smoky Mountain hiking hideaway is only minutes away from Asheville, North Carolina. Breathtaking views from the mountaintops are complemented by luxurious accommodations and award-winning service. Dining is provided by a culinary team and staff focused on your every need. Escape the crowds and indulge yourself in the private seclusion of North Carolina’s finest mountain inn. Find out why the Wall Street Journal, Departures magazine, and the readers of Condé Nast and Andrew Harper have identified The Swag as one of the nation’s best getaways.

Courtesy of The Swag.



Original Painting by Robert A. Tino

Since his first limited edition work issued in the early 1980’s while still a student at the University of Tennessee, Robert has emerged as one of the most gifted and celebrated artists in the Southeast. Shown in fine art galleries across the South, Robert’s work enjoys a devoted following of collectors – one that grows every year with each new release. We are pleased to offer a very fine original painting at auction this year.

Courtesy of Robert A. and Mary John Tino.

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