Ah Haa Annual Art Auction July 17th

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Friday, July 17 from 6-10pm
A Benefit for the Programs of the Ah Haa School

For over 20 years, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser has been the must-attend summer event. Art lovers and community members support the Ah Haa School by bidding on a wide range of work created by artists from near and far.  More than 100 artworks and myriad services and excursions donated by the region’s artists, businesses and supporters of the school are auctioned in live and silent auctions. Many of the pieces on the auction block have been specifically made for the event by the community’s talented artists. Awesome food and drink, performances and the great party mood put the “fun” into this fundraiser!

NEW for 2015, Ah Haa is offering reserved seating at our Annual Art Auction, Friday, July 17! A $100 ticket guarantees you a seat in our preferred section, where you can get the best view of the show and this years’ guest artist JEWEL. To purchase $100 reserved seats, call Kathleen Cole at 728-3886.

$35 General Admission tickets (that offer first-come, first serve seating and standing room) are available for purchase online.  Available to purchase on line HERE.

2015 Live Auction Items

flair-auctionFlair Robinson “Box Canyon Boogie”

Size: 14″ x 36″

Mixed Media Mosaic

Created by Mixed Media Mosaic Maven Flair Robinson, this intricate mosaic captures the ethereal beauty of Telluride’s summer nights.

– Sponsored by Amy Peters

nuggetKid Private Movie Party at the Nugget Theater

A movie birthday party at the Nugget followed by festivities at Brown Dog!

– Nugget Theatre donated by Telluride Film Festival and Brown Dog party donated by Brown Dog Pizza

rikkers-auctionJill Rikkers Dining Set

A fourteen-piece hand forged dining set and ash and forged steel cheese board. Delicate copper handles are riveted to food grade bronze heads and displayed on a copper hanging bar with hooks.

– Sponsored by Kameron Gerber Interiors and Gerber Construction

balloon-auction“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Package includes Balloon ride for 2 with San Juan Balloon Adventures & Glider Bob ride for 2!

An incredible treat, San Juan Balloon Adventures allows you to soar above the landscape for a truly unique experience of Telluride’s peaks and valleys. This package includes 2 GoPro’s so you can film your amazing experience and share it later!

schulteis-auctionRob Schultheis “Magic Bus #9”

Mixed Media

This lively mixed media piece embodies the energy and ethos of Telluride.

– Sponsored by Genevieve Plamondon

jewel-auctionTaylor Guitar signed by Jewel

Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is renowned for outstanding playability and flawless craftsmanship. With a rich, full voice that belies its compact size, this Taylor Mini is ultra-portable, yet exceptionally comfortable, making it the perfect modern-day parlor guitar.

– Sponsored by Taylor Guitars & Jewel

weatherford-auctionRobert Weatherford Afternoon Painting Private Party for 10 people with catered Butcher & Baker lunch

Enjoy an afternoon painting with your friends at the Ah Haa School! Robert Weatherford will lead a private painting class for you and up to 10 of your friends. A catered lunch will be provided by Butcher and Baker.

pinkney-auctionPinkney Herbert piece “Telluride”

Size: 24” x 30”

Oil, digital print on canvas

This mixed media work by celebrated artist Pinkney Herbert captures the hues and contours of Telluride. Graceful Aspens blend into the mountainous horizon, blurring the lines of the box canyon landscape.

electric-auctionExotic Electric Car

Be environmentally friendly and look stylish as you ride around Telluride in your electric car! Complete with a carrier for groceries or your pet, this 2007 Gem 4-door Electric Car is great for errands around town! Designed by Lauren Metzger.

– Donated by Josephine & Erik Fallenius


plantz-auctionMark Plantz Aspen Tree Bicycle

A custom-made, unique design by Mark Plantz, this bicycle combines the papery elegance of Aspen branches with the smooth, clean lines of a cruiser bike frame.

– Sponsored by Cathe & Chip Dyer

jewel-skisJewel Kimono Stalk-It Skis

An absolutely unique pair of fully environmentally responsible skis! A one-of-a kind airy, intricate Kimono design drawn by artist Jewel adorns a pair of Stalk-It skis. Fabricated out of corn (!) these Stalk-It skis are not only ecologically sound, but are top-of-the-line, backed by a lifetime warranty.

– Sponsored by Stalk-It Skis


Take home this one-of-a-kind Ah Haa Art Camper! The vintage 1963 Scotty Camper sports an exclusive, Miro-inspired design. Painted by Eli Burke Simpson, this stylish camper will be the envy of every campground!