Ah Haa’s Annual Art Auction friday, july 18 from 6-10pm

Ah Haa’s Annual Art Auction


Lights, Camera, Auction!

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!

Scheduled for Friday, July 18 from 6-10pm, this year’s theme – Lights, Camera, Auction! – is inspired by film, an intrinsic and palpable part of Telluride culture. This year’s auction will bring together all facets of the Telluride community’s collective love of film, from its film-related festivals and prominent local filmmakers to the industry celebrities that live and play here.


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Thank you to our title sponsor, Alpine Bank.

2014 Live Auction Items

The LIVE AUCTION starts at 7:30pm during the auction event on July 18th, see you there!

live_auction_frameFilm Fest 2014
Value: Priceless!

  • 10 Passes to The Palm Theater, The Galaxy Theater, or the Chuck Jones Cinema
  • 6 tickets to the Opening Night Feed on Main St.
  • 1 Gift Bag
  • 2 After-the-Film Festival Passes

Sponsored by Azadi Fine Rugs

nuggetKids’ Private Movie Screening and Pizza Party
Value: $2,000

Make your child’s next birthday party a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a private screening of the movie of your choice at Telluride’s Nugget Theater. Then head over to the Depot for post-movie festivities, including a pizza party by Brown Dog and a custom cake by Cheryl.

Nugget Theater donated by Telluride Film Festival

lundahlIngrid Lundahl Photograph & Book
Value: $1,350

Beloved Telluride photographer Ingrid Lundah’s beautiful infrared photograph, “End of the Telluride Valley, 1988” plus her new retrospective photography book, “Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town”

Sponsored by Telluride Gallery of Fine Art.

flyfishinThe Art of Fly Fishing
Value: $1,800

An all-day fly fishing excursion for four at an exclusive private fishing camp on the Uncompahgre River near Montrose. Local award-winning fishing guides Josh Johnson and Midnite Scholtes are your guides as you drop lines into one of three ponds, or cast flies into a stunning private section of river. The outing includes a scrumptious lunch and all the libations you desire while relaxing on an expansive porch overlooking the grounds and the Uncompahgre River.

schillingAmy Schilling Necklace
Value: $1,250

This bejeweled opera-length necklace can also be worn as a bracelet, belt or even adorn your wall. Designed and fabricated by Amy Schilling, the piece contains recycled glass beads from Ghana, reclaimed sterling silver and cast beads.

Sponsored by Lynn Brubaker and Richard Cornelius

wineUnique Film Reel Wine Rack and Six Exclusive Wines
Value: $1,800

A one-of-a-kind tabletop wine rack by Jill Peelor Rikkers made with original Telluride Film Festival film reels. Includes a special selection of wines from the personal cellar of Catherine McNamee and Chris Miller of Silverado Vineyards.

highcampWild Mushroom Overnight Adventure for 12 at High Camp Hut
Value: $2,800

Enjoy an intimate overnight outing with your closest friends to Telluride’s beautiful High Camp Hut, a pristine cabin that sleeps 12, located in the San Juan Mountains backcountry. Start with a private wild mushroom foray guided by John Sir Jesse in the pristine spruce forest surrounding High Camp. Then gather in the hut’s open kitchen for a hands-on mushroom cooking demonstration, culminating in a delicious dinner. Then relax in the hut’s wood-burning sauna or outdoor wood-fired hot tub before turning in for the night.

art-and-filmA Distinctive Evening of Tapas, Cocktails & Film
Value: Priceless!

An exclusive event for you and 14 of your friends at the stunning West Meadows home of Richard Cornelius and Lynn Brubaker. Enjoy delicious tapas and distinctive cocktails then retreat to their plush home theatre for a private screening of some of Telluride Mountainfilm’s best shorts.

skydiveMoab Skydiving Adventure Package
Value $1,600

Add some serious adventure to your life with this Skydive Moab package for two, complete with a Hero 3 Go Pro (yours to keep) for recording your epic jump, and an overnight stay at the scenic Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River.

tabGirlfriends’ Glam Night Package
Value: $1,800

Indulge in an over-the-top weekend for two that includes spa pampering, tickets to the Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala Fashion Show, and a suite for the night at the luxurious boutique hotel, Lumière Telluride – plus lots of extras! Prepare for the TAB Gala with facials and custom cosmetic consultations from Alpenglow Beauty in Mountain Village; then do happy hour with a $50 gift certificate at Lumière’s ultra chic Little Bar. This fun package also includes three bottles of award winning Marilyn Monroe wines.

reelthingReel Thing Short Film/Promotional Video
Value: $3,500

Award-winning documentary film director Suzan Beraza (Bag It [2010]; Uranium Drive-In [2013]) and her team at Reel Thing Productions will shoot and edit a short film or professional piece of your choice. Document your family reunion, create a dream murder mystery spoof, or promote your spec house or newly opened business. This priceless package includes up to two hours of on-location shooting, culminating in a five-minute film with professional-quality sound, music and editing.

pihlHandcrafted Oak Garden Bench by Glen Pihl
Value: $800

A meticulously designed and crafted outdoor bench using 1800s-era oak reclaimed from disassembled barns. Created by longtime Telluride artisan Glen Pihl, this handsome bench is the perfect addition to any porch, patio or garden.

golfGolfers’ Dream Package
Value: $3,700

Spend the next year honing your golf game at eight different world-class resorts, from Telluride to Moab to Arizona, including guidance from a pro golfer and a luxury two-night stay. This idyllic golf package includes rounds of golf for two to four people at Ridgway’s Divide Ranch & Club; Moab Golf Course; Cedaredge Golf Club; Telluride Golf Club; Steamboat’s Haymaker Golf Course; Cave Creek Arizona’s Rancho Manana; Angel Fire Golf Resort near Taos, and Tubac Golf Resort & Spa in Arizona.

burnsPrivate Lunch with Ken Burns
Value: Priceless!

Legendary director and producer Ken Burns will be your guest at your very own Slow-Food style Italian lunch for three at Telluride’s Rustico Ristorante on Sunday, August 24. Sip some Prosecco and nibble antipasto while chatting with Ken about the work he does telling America’s stories. This is a rare opportunity for some casual one-on-one time with one of America’s most respected filmmakers. Includes a signed copy of Ken’s book, The National Parks, America’s Best Idea.

artcarThe Art TOPO Car
Value: Priceless!

Take home this year’s classic Ah Haa Art Car! This mint-condition, 1988 Suzuki Samurai turned ART TOPO CAR boasts a soft, convertible top, 5-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive. With just 114,00 miles, the car is light and nimble, perfect for around town or going off road. Covered in regional topographical maps, you’ll be the envy of everyone you meet as you stylishly travel over Imogene, Ophir and Last Dollar passes. Includes original framed map by Tor Anderson.

2013 Art Auction “To-Hell-U-Ride: The Wild Years”

Thank you to our 2014 art auction supporters: