silent auction

Here is a taste of the silent auction offerings. More exciting items to follow!


Eli Whitney Museum Adironack Chair Workshop
Design, cut, build and paint your very own Adirondack Chair!  This is a perfect way to spend time with someone special; parent/child, or couples welcome.

A Day with J.D. Salinger at the Morgan Library and Museum
Enjoy a visit to the historic Morgan Library + Museum,  April 1-May 9, for a curator-led tour of the exhibits including an in-depth look at the letters of J.D. Salinger, unsealed following his death. Also learn more about the magnificent building, designed by Charles McKim of McKim Mead & White in 1906, with addition by Renzo Piano completed in 2006.  Package includes lunch for two in the Morgan Dining Room, as well as two rare first edition books: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction, by J.D. Salinger,  and In Search of J.D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton.
Knitting, Wine, and Cheese!   
Gather your friends and your creative spirit--it's time to knit! KNIT New Haven will host a group of four for a ninety-minute lesson in the store, at a time of your choosing. Follow this lesson with some wine and cheese at Caseus, New Haven's cheese mecca and delicious bistro.

A day at the 2010 Fancy Food Show in New York City
Come as a guest of the Honest Tea Company to experience the most important forum for what’s new in the culinary world, and taste your way from booth to booth.  The show takes place at the Jacob Javitz Center and features more than 2,500 exhibitors sampling their products. It is also a great place to meet the movers and shakers of the fancy food world.

CAW Class Gift Certificate            
Art class of your choice in either the program for young people or adult classes
Bius Studio Tour and Lunch
Spend a Saturday afternoon visiting world renowned furniture design firm Designbius. View the collection created by the designers Mary Little and Peter Wheeler and stay for a home cooked vegetarian lunch for 4.            

alena matthias

Pair of tickets to the NY Philharmonic Orchestra
Come hear Pinchas Zuckerman perform with the NY Philharmonic on Saturday, March 20 at 8pm at Lincoln Center, NY. Christoph Eschenbach conducting.

Dinner and a Show (or two!)
A pair of tickets to Yale Repertory Theater's next two shows.Start one evening with $125 gift certificate for a meal at Heirloom, New Haven's newest hip restaurant, just up the street from the theater.


Cesar Pelli. CT Science Center, Hartford, CT
Print of free-hand sketch. Digital reproduction on fine art paper, 22" x 30”,  limited edition (2/6), signed.
Cesar Pelli. ARIA Resort + Casino in City Center, Las Vegas. 2010           
Print of free-hand sketch. Digital reproduction on fine art paper, 21" x 17”, limited edition (1/16), signed.

Philip Rubin photograph. "Classical"
Framed photograph by Philip Rubin, CEO of Haskins Laboratories, who has been photographing art in public places for over 25 years. This mural was on the back wall of 45 Church Street in New Haven, and is based on the interior of the bank, in which the Site Projects Gala will take place!

krausersDave Coon photograph, framed
"Krausers", by local artist Dave Coon. David Coon's photography captures the bleak and often melancholy beauty of the passing American landscape.  Abandoned downtown courthouse squares, decrepit farmhouses, tenacious storefront ministries, neglected, weed infested vacant lots, pre-interstate tourist highlights, used car lots, handmade signage… These are the images that fire Coon's photographic imagination.

other fun items:

MOS Architects Ivy Coathooks
Ivy grows all over your walls to create a surface for hanging stuff on. It's functional and decorative like a plant. Using a single Y shape and a four unique connector types, Ivy lets you design a configuration that suits your own needs or whims. Combine multiple packs to grow a huge wall or use a single pack for smaller installations.
Ivy is a coat rack for people who hate coat racks and wall art for people who hate coats.

ringEstate Jewelry – Ladies gold and diamond ring
Purchased in 1992 at Simons in St. Louis.  Original purchase price $5,500. Ladies' 14kt. yellow gold woven style band with 61 channel set diamond baguettes, 2.45 ct. tw., size 5.5, sizeable.               

Ibiza dinner for 4
"I have not eaten at a better Spanish restaurant in the United States." Mark Bittman, NY Times
Dine at Ibiza, Chef Manuel Romero's legendary restaurant, serving a special fusion of traditional and modern Spanish food.  Dinner for 4, including wine.

Union League dinner for 4             
"A well-executed French meal is a profoundly satisfying affair, a magical combination of exquisite cooking technique, well-made wines and professional service. Union League Cafe in New Haven delivers on all fronts."
Rated "Extraordinary" by the New York Times in 2009, the Union League Cafe is New Haven's lively and elegant French brasserie. Come and savor chef and owner Jean Pierre Vuillermet's tasting menu for 4, with wine pairings by the Union League sommelier.

Starter Art Library! A collection of books from the Yale University Press as well as other art and architecture titles
A thoughtful gift to a budding artist, art historian, or any art lover.
Book subjects include: Sol Lewitt, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O'Keefe, Arshile Gorky, Joaquin Torres-Garcia

Daniel Martinez monograph, signed.
For more than 30 years, Los Angeles-born artist Daniel Joseph Martinez has been honing his politically-inflected practice, which critic Jeffrey Kastner has characterized as "unapologetically prob[ing] uncomfortable issues of personal and collective identity, seeking out threadbare spots in the fabric of conventional wisdom." Known for the controversial pin he created as an interactive piece for the 1993 Whitney Biennial that read, "I can't imagine ever wanting to be white," this volume, with essays by Michael Brenson, David Levi Strauss, Hakim Bey and Gilbert Vicario, provides an in-depth look at selected works from 1978 through Martinez's 2008 Whitney Biennial entry, "Divine Violence."