Oscar® Experience: Charlottesville
2013 Silent Auction Catalog
Silent Auction Categories Include
Beauty and the Beast & Cupcake Decorating Party
The voice of Belle herself, Paige O’Hara, has put together a Disney lover’s dream package. A signed 3-disc Blu-Ray combo pack, as well as a signed photo and CD of music by O’Hara is joined by an equally sweet experience: a cupcake decorating party for six at local bakery Sweethaus.
Donors: Paige O’Hara, Sweethaus
Bellair Farm CSA
Albemarle farmer Jamie Barrett and Bellair Farm’s mission is to develop a vibrant local food system that can be sustained as an agricultural, historic, and natural resource benefiting the local community. Get a taste of Bellair’s beautiful produce with three weeks’ subscription in the upcoming CSA season.
Donor: Bellair Farm
Blue Topaz Ring by Color Story
From Keller & George Jewelers, this stunning 14 karat white gold ring with blue topaz and iolite is sure to turn heads. This designer piece is from the Rhapsody collection by Color Story.
Donor: Keller & George Jewelers
Lunch at Keswick Hall
Keswick Hall is situated within 600 beautiful acres in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country. This package includes lunch for four in The Villa Crawford at Keswick Hall, with inspired cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
Donor: Keswick Hall
University of Virginia Sports Package
Break out the orange and blue, and get ready to sing The Good Old Song. This package includes two tickets to the U.Va. football game against the University of Oregon at Scott Stadium on September 7. For the trophy shelf, there is also a U.Va. football signed by coach Mike London, and a baseball signed by the U.Va. coaching staff.
Donor: University of Virginia Athletics
Lots of Local Theater and A Stay at The Clifton
Enjoy some of the finest performances in Charlottesville over the coming year, with two season passes to the Heritage Theatre Festival, two tickets to any production in the upcoming season from Ash Lawn Opera, and two Producers Club season passes to Live Arts which include parking, drink coupons, and scripts from all shows. Rounding out the package is a night’s stay at the world class Clifton Inn.
Donors: Heritage Theatre Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, Live Arts, Clifton Inn
The Kennedy Center & Two Nights in Georgetown
Spend a weekend in Washington, D.C. at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, and take in the spectacle of the classic musical Anything Goes from the comfort of your own box seats at the Kennedy Center. The package includes hotel nights for June 28 & 29, and two box seats for the June 29 performance of the Tony® award-winning show.
Donors: The Kennedy Center, The Westin Georgetown
The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island
Golf lovers will relish the opportunity to experience the world-famous Harbour Town Golf Links at the historic Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island in Beaufort, South Carolina. This package includes two nights lodging for two at The Inn at Harbour Town, and one round of golf for two on the Harbour Town Golf Links.
Donor: The Sea Pines Resort
A Richmond Getaway to the Jefferson Hotel
The world class Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond is home to some of the finest Five Star accommodations available in the region. This one-night stay for two includes the Hotel’s famous Sunday Champagne Brunch, served in the beautiful Rotunda lobby surrounded by grand buffets and marble columns.
Donor: The Jefferson Hotel
Broadway in Richmond: Les Misérables
Get swept up in the spectacle of the Broadway classic Les Misérables, in the historic Landmark Theater in downtown Richmond. The winner will receive four tickets to the March 26 performance.
Donor: The Landmark Theater, SMG Richmond
Broadway in Richmond: West Side Story
The Sharks and the Jets face off in Central Virginia, in Broadway in Richmond’s production of West Side Story in the Landmark Theater. The winner will receive four tickets to the May 10 performance.
Donor: The Landmark Theater, SMG Richmond
Oliver Stone Collector’s Package
A favorite guest from the 2011 Virginia Film Festival, Oliver Stone has put together this collector’s package for the VFF. Take home both a signed poster of 2010’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as well as a signed Blu-Ray copy of his Academy Award® winning film Born on the Fourth of July, for which Stone won the Best Director award.
Donors: Alexandra Woodward, Oliver Stone
Downton Abbey signed by Shirley MacLaine
Winner of multiple Emmy®, BAFTA, and Golden Globe® awards, Downton Abbey is currently in its third season. This poster is signed by Season Three star, Oscar® winner Shirley MacLaine.
Donor: VFF Advisory Board member Bob Gazzale
Nashville Collector’s Package
Get swept up in one of the most critically acclaimed new series of the last year, with this Nashville fan package. Included are a script cover signed by Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, other stars of the series, and the writers of the episode, as well as a CD copy of the original series soundtrack. Rounding out the package is a “Rise and Shine” gift pack from the famous Loveless Café in Nashville, including artisanal jams, bacon, country ham, and coffee.
Donor: Jay Lavender, Meredith Lavender
127 Hours signed by James Franco
One of the most popular films in the 2010 Virginia Film Festival, the Academy Award® nominated 127 Hours stars James Franco as a mountain climber who is forced to take desperate measures to survive. Franco himself has signed this visually striking poster.
Donor: VFF Advisory Board member Lee Caplin
Shameless signed by William H. Macy
Debauchery reigns supreme in this Showtime series focusing on the dysfunctional Gallagher family. William H. Macy plays the narcissistic patriarch Frank Gallagher in the show, now in its third season. This package contains a Season One DVD set, and a script from the pilot episode, each signed by Macy.
Donor: William H. Macy
Breaking Bad signed by Vince Gilligan
With only half of a season left to air, Breaking Bad remains a cultural powerhouse and one of the greatest shows in recent television history. We’ve watched Walter White grow from a frumpy high school chemistry teacher, into a vicious drug kingpin. This foreboding season five poster is signed by series creator Vince Gilligan.
Donor: VFF Advisory Board member Mark Johnson
Game of Thrones Collector’s Package
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” The winner of this package will take home a script of Games of Thrones episode 209 signed by the Executive Producers, a DVD box set of the first season, a fold-out family tree signed by the show’s creators and cast members, a GoT t-shirt, a thermal fleece blanket with the Season III logo, and a seven-foot tall poster of Eddard Stark.
Donor: VFF Advisory Board member Janet Graham Borba
Let’s Make Art
Custom Jewelry & Handbag
Turn memories into heirlooms with the help of local artisans at Formia Design and just a little ditty… Take a child’s drawing and send it to the studio at Formia, where it will be immortalized as jewelry when their artists transform it into handmade silver and gold jewelry. Repurposed material or vintage clothing from you or a loved one will be given new life when local artist Dickie Morris transforms it into a custom made ditty bag.
Donors: Formia Design, just a little ditty…
Light House Studio Class
Perfect for an aspiring young filmmaker, this item gets one student the opportunity to develop their creative vision with a week-long beginning or intermediate summer workshop with Light House Studio. The credit can also be applied toward a two-week advanced workshop.
Donor: Light House Studio
Local Art: FIREFISH Gallery & PCA
Charlottesville arts enthusiasts will enjoy a season membership to Piedmont Council for the Arts, as well as a unique experience from FIREFISH Gallery. In addition to the decorative mask on display, the winning bidder will receive two vouchers for FIREFISH classes, where artist Sigrid Eilerston will lead you through creation of your own custom masks.
Donors: Piedmont Council for the Arts, FIREFISH Gallery
Cliff Bruce Studio
Richmond-based portrait photographer Cliff Bruce will create your Family and Children’s Portraits at an outside location of your choosing in the Charlottesville area. Packages include all travel expenses. These portraits will become heirlooms that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Donor: Cliff Bruce Studio