To make an early bid on an item, contact Suzanne Sippel at 713.529.4848 x202 or by January 21, 2015Click here to learn more about Martini Madness! Bossa Nova Bash

Week-Long Stay at Garcia Street Santa Fe Casita + Patina Gallery Tour
Donated by: Fabené Welch / Patina Gallery

Value: $2,250
Minimum Bid: $1,200

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Enjoy a seven-day/six-night stay in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic East End district.  This beautiful 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath contemporary adobe home is just steps away from famed Canyon Road and many of the city’s best art galleries, restaurants and shops.  This Garcia Street location is easy walking distance to the plaza, farmers market, shopping, galleries, museums and more!  The home is recently constructed and completely private with gorgeous maple hardwood floors and high-beamed ceilings, providing all of the Santa Fe feeling with contemporary amenities.  Two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the master, make cool nights romantic and relaxing.  Outside in the gardens, watch snowflakes fall, spring bloom, summer birds sing, and fall leaves turn golden.  The use of the home must occur prior to March 1, 2016, and is subject to availability (confirm with the owner prior to scheduling the trip). No pets please.

Please enjoy dinner one night at nearby Rio Chama Restaurant, just a short walk from your casita, and take advantage of the $150 gift card that is also part of this package.

During your stay in Santa Fe, stop by Patina Gallery for a private tour and receive a 10% discount on any piece of art jewelry. (Contact Patina Gallery one day in advance to arrange your tour.)

Two-Night Stay at Tarry Bank Ranch in Boerne, Texas
Donated by Paula Arnold & Ted Pinson
Value: $1,800
Minimum Bid: $1,500





Enjoy a two-night stay in this beautiful 100-year-old ranch house in the Texas Hill Country, just 30 minutes from the San Antonio airport. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a sleeping porch for kids, the house sleeps 12 people. The property includes two living rooms, a separate dining room with a Lazy Susan table, a smaller breakfast room, a bar, pool table, wrap-around porches with views, and a porch swing. Also included: an oversize swimming pool and adjacent tennis court. Ceiling fans are installed in all rooms. The property has deer, wild turkeys, wild pigs and lots of birds.

Available year round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Year’s. Contact owner to schedule.

Tossini Gift Certificate for Men’s Lubiam Blazer
Donated by Tossini
Value: $ 1,300
Minimum Bid: $650


Tossini, a luxury clothing boutique in Highland Village, offers an incredible blend of Italian and French brands for men and women, curated with a very distinct point of view. The store carries several brands found nowhere else in Houston and also offers custom-made men’s clothing.

Enjoy this $1,300 gift certificate for a Men’s Lubiam Blazer, made to measure by appointment. Must use certificate within 60 days.

“Table of Contents” by Shelley Scott & Delaney Smith
Donated by Shelley Scott & Delaney Smith
Value:  $1,100
Minimum Bid: $550


Table of Contents is a collaboration between multi-media artist, Shelley Scott, and former HCCC resident artist, Delaney Smith.  The piece is a playful riff on dimension and material, as it blurs the line between two and three dimensions.  With their light-handed use of formal elements, these two up-and-coming Texas artists make an intriguing statement.

Mixed Media. 24 inches x 18 inches.

Deluxe Wine Basket
Donated by HCCC Board of Directors
Value: $963
Minimum Bid: $480


Take home a deluxe wine basket donated by HCCC’s Board of Directors from their private collections.  Wine selections include a 1990 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Bordeaux, two bottles of 2009 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne and one bottle Champagne Deutz Rose. Ten delightful bottles in all.

“Bark Necklace” by Audrey Peck
Donated by Patina Gallery
Value:  $810
Minimum Bid: $400

Peck Necklace

Working with found materials, Patina Gallery artist Audrey Peck incorporates mementos of time and nature into thoughtful, organic jewelry. This avant garde necklace is an interesting puzzle—what key will open the lock, and what will it reveal?  Perhaps it is just waiting for the right person to come along and reveal how beautiful it truly is.

Wood (bark), copper, brass, steel, found objects. 24 inches x 2 inches.

“Sag” by Grace Zuniga
Donated by Grace Zuniga
Value:  $550
Minimum Bid: $275


Grace Zuniga’s use of soft materials, such as fabrics, creates an interesting contrast with the graphic qualities of her finished pieces. She enjoys, “treating the linen as a tool to make linear drawings.” By choosing mainly formal solutions, she invites the viewer to investigate the symbiotic relationship of the positive and negative spaces. This is a striking piece that will easily add to any collection.

Linen. 50 inches x 17 ¾ inches.

“Articulate” Necklace by Edward Lane McCartney
Donated by Edward Lane McCartney
Value:  $500
Minimum Bid: $250


Light up the night with this dazzling translucent necklace by celebrated jewelry and mixed-media artist, Edward Lane McCartney. Alive with bossa nova colors, the necklace will have you feeling the beat in no time, as you slip it over your head. A long-time presence in the Houston art scene, Edward applies his unique aesthetics and jeweler’s eye to both his large sculptures and wearable pieces. There’s no doubt that he created this piece with a party in mind!

Hand-cut acrylic, stainless steel, and sterling silver. 18 inches x 1.5 inches x 1 inch.