Each year Maryhill Museum releases a commemorative bottle featuring a significant piece of original art.The 2011 bottle celebrates the art of the graphic novel and pays homage to the founders of this beloved museum.This original comic art was commissioned as a limited edition poster celebrating Maryhill Museum of Art’s 2010 exhibit, Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel. The image features the museum’s four founding patrons and important works from the permanent collection. The artist, Aaron McConnell, is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a member of Periscope Studio in Portland. The bottle contains six liters of White Salmon Vineyard’s 2009 Estate San Crispin Field blend. San Crispin is a blend of four varietals: Syrah, Malbec, Pinot Noir and a splash of Chardonnay.The end result is a Rhone-like blend that is dark, fresh and rich in fruit.The wine’s name was inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry V St. Crispin’s Day Speech. With poetic license winemaker Peter Brehm inferred that King Henry’s incursion into France, and his meeting of the French establishment, somehow paralleled Brehm’s adoption of French clones to a new world.This wine complements two tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a reminder of just how stunning are the words of the Bard.
Join Grand Central Baking Company Founder Gwenyth Caldwell Bassetti, Fred Bassetti and their food-centric family for a day of cider- pressing and an evening of hearth oven pizza- making at their family farm in Goldendale, Washington. Waving Tree Winery’s Terrence and Evelyn Atkins will pour wines that uniquely complement the evening’s meal while telling the story of their family’s nearby winery. After a day on the farm each couple will take home a cache of fresh- pressed cider and a signed a copy of The Grand Central Baking Book, written by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson.
Saturday October 1st
Five lucky couples only
You and your muse will escape for a spring weekend at the Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon with its inspiring Mt. Hood views and wide-open fields.What better setting in which to relax, rejuvenate and consider the themes and stories that make up your personal narrative. Portland’s Attic Institute founder and Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel will spend 2-1/2 days with you and a small group of cre- ative minds to help turn life experiences into meaningful stories.This is not just a workshop but an experience that will jog your memory and spur imaginative story-telling. Bonus: To keep your literary mind engaged throughout the year, you and a guest will enjoy season tickets to the Portland Arts and Lecture series.The 2011/12 season kicks off September 22 with acclaimed writer Annie Proulx. Meals at the Balch will both nourish and delight.
The hottest ticket in Portland these days is access to a sold-out Timbers Major League Soccer game.With Portland’s home-team pride and the mental and barmy Timbers Army making national headlines, it’s hard
to buy your way into the newly renovated JELD-WEN Field. But the high bidder on this package will receive four tickets to a Timbers home game, best seats in the house, front row, centerfield.There’s no pity in the Rose City for those who take a pass on this lot.
Date must be mutually agreeable during the 2011 or 2012 season.
Like a rodeo cowboy, this Pendleton-themed package is back for another ride. Tonight’s high bidder and three guests will attend the 101st Pendleton Roundup and will receive a virtual chuck wagon of items celebrating Oregon’s most famous rodeo and our western heritage.
Friday September 16, 2011
Day passes and Happy Canyon Night Pageant
Pendleton blanket, Pendleton Whiskey, 100th Pendleton Roundup Commemorative Book, framed Chuck Williams print, Native Land Native Peoples (book)
Toms Royal, a Northwest artist and designer, has created a range of works of art, including mosaic tile art, furniture, sculpture, textile design and paintings.The foundation for his art comes from three primary sources. The first is nature and the interdependency of all living things.The second is his long term study of Tai Chi Chuan, the ancient Chinese martial art that uses movement, stillness and balance to integrate the practitioner with the natural way. What makes Toms unique is his creative process. He abstracts universal elements such as fire, water and wind into primary organic shapes. Circles, foils and curves to name a few become the aesthetic building blocks of life and the vocabulary of his art.The shapes are then modulated, multiplied and arranged into dynamic patterns that express form and systems of movement.This process gives Royal’s art a sense of natural beauty expressed with modern simplicity. Each piece is hand-made and one of a kind. His work has been featured in Oprah at Home, Wallpaper, The Washington Post and The Oregonian.
Back and even netter, this coveted winemaker’s dinner for six at neighboring Maryhill Winery has been paired with a VIP experience at Maryhill Museum of Art. Curator. Steve Grafe will usher your group through Maryhill’s impressive permanent collection. Follow your art walk with a glimpse of Maryhill’s future as museum director Colleen Schafroth leads a hard-hat tour of the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing now under construction. Finally, you and your guests will enjoy the gracious hospitality and sumptuous cuisine of Maryhill Winery founders Craig and Vicki Leuthold at their home as they uncork their award-winning wines just for you.This package also includes lunch for six at Café Maryhill and overnight lodging for six at the recently renovated Celilo Inn overlooking the Columbia River.
Have we got a deal for you! Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with tropical islands in the distance. Pastel colored skies at sunset. This is the backdrop for your Hawaiian vacation.The Nohonani Shore on the Hawaiian island of Maui beckons your group of four for a weeklong stay in a luxury beachfront condominium on Ka’anapali Beach. Long walks on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, restaurants and a farmers’ market are all waiting for you. With round-trip airfare for two from Portland or Seattle includ- ed, life couldn’t be better.
Special thanks to Dave Griffith of Griffith Motors and Dolores Habberstad of Hazel Philips Travel
Oregon’s largest winery is also the maker of many fine wines from Washington, making King Estate the best single destination for experiencing the full range of Northwest wines. Now you can experience the best wine and food of the region at the spectacular King Estate winery, just outside of Eugene, Oregon. This unique package includes an overnight stay for two people at the estate itself, with unparalleled views of the winery’s 1,033 acres of vineyards, gardens and unspoiled views of Oregon’s Coast Range mountains. You will also enjoy dinner for two at the King Estate Restaurant and Wine Bar, with cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Michael Landsberg, featuring ingredients grown on the estate. Tonight’s winning bidder will also receive a 3-liter bottle of King Estate Signature Pinot Gris to take with them.This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the Northwest’s most beautiful and acclaimed wineries, with a chance to taste wines King Estate makes from both Oregon and Washington.
The art of mosaic has been practiced for centuries, but these three pieces, produced by Goldendale student-artists must be among the best ever created. Inspired by Maryhill Museum of Art and under the direction of master mosaic artist Toms Royal, students from the Klickitat Goldendale 4-H Public Adventures After School Program created these three mosaics.The subject chosen was the peacock, historically a favorite of mosaic artists over the centuries. Ranging in age from 6 to 19, these student-artists are Ariella Davenport, Candice Davenport, Ashley Millard, Tiana Shamek, Alyssa Simmons, Faith Simmons, Kristopher Stover, Zachery Oliver, Zowie Oliver, Kaycee Van Horn and Kylie Woolery. Assisting was Darla Simmons, coor- dinator of the program, and parents Paulynne Van Horn and Dawna Oliver.The Klickitat Goldendale 4-H Public Adventures After School Program and Maryhill Museum of Art have a unique community art partnership that puts art into the hands of students of all ages.
Top-three bidders choose their favorite from these three one-of-a-kind pieces.