Ah Haa School for the Arts

  • AH HAA’S ANNUAL ART AUCTION friday, july 15, 2016


28th Annual Art Auction

A Benefit for the Programs of the Ah Haa School

NEW for 2020:

Online Silent Auction begins Thursday, July 2nd  |  Live Finale – July 17th at 7:30pm

For over 25 years, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser has been the must-attend summer event and this year we’ll be going ONLINE! 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. In addition, a myriad of services, goods and excursions donated by the region’s businesses 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.

Thank you to our art auction supporters: artists, donors, staff, board, trustees, volunteers and students! A special thank you to our title sponsors, Slate Gray Gallery & Alpine Bank.

If you’d like to donate to our silent auction, please complete our online form. Thank you!






2020 Featured Auction Items:

“Himalaya Face”| Kane Scheidegger | Photograph on Canvas | 

An incredible view of Ophir’s upper waterfall canyon, looking at the Himalaya Face on the northeast side of Yellow Mountain. This route was never before skied until May 2019, after incredible winter snow accumulations made conditions perfect. This photo, taken May 24, 2019, captures Devin Overton’s now-or-never decision to launch a first descent of this intimidating face. After a quick break to catch his breath, Devin rode this rollercoaster line, airing out the bottom cliff with some hollars that echoed through the basin. 58″ x 30″



“White” | Michael Phelan | 60″ x 60″ Acrylic on Canvas |

Michael Phelan’s paintings reflect the deep spiritual forces that connect and enlighten all people. This piece, “White,” embodies this connection on a deeper level: the painting was created by the Telluride community as a whole, as any and all viewers were invited to add their own mark to the under-layer of the painting. The bright colors and textures that peek through Phelan’s finished piece represent a diverse community, enveloped within the artist’s uniting brushstrokes. 60″ x 60″




18k Yellow Gold Triple Leaf Pendant Necklace |Barbara Heinrich |

Inspired by the botanical world, Barbara Heinrich employs various ancient and modern goldsmithing techniques in her contemporary jewelry pieces, creating rich textures and surface contrasts. This beautiful 18k yellow gold triple leaf pendant necklace contains three small diamonds on the center leaf, 0.015 ct tw. The intricate leaves attach to gold tubes on a 17” gold chain.





 RAD Bike |

This RadRunner 1 Electric Utility Bike with custom designs will transform the way you get around town.
It has an easily adjustable seat, fat tires, sturdy, aluminum frame, and single-speed drive train. With a load capacity of 300 pounds, the bike easily accommodates a young or adult passenger on an extended rear deck.





Two Night Stay at Elden Stone House at Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch; Private On-Site Archeological Tour of Ancestral Puebloan Site; Sutcliffe Vineyards Tour, Wine Tasting & Farm Lunch 

McElmo Canyon Adventure Package for 4 

Located in scenic McElmo Creek Canyon near Cortez, CO, Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch features a unique lodging option –  the historical, 1880s Elden Stone House. Entirely restored and renovated, this charming house offers 2 bedrooms, a mudroom with a daybed, a spacious living room with a stone fireplace, a full kitchen, and a laundry room. The quaint outdoor porch is great for small group gatherings, complete with a gazebo and grill. With room for 4-5 people, Elden Stone House is perfect for families and friends. Complete your Canyon of the Ancients experience by spending a morning touring Ancestral Puebloan sites, and then an afternoon at nearby Sutcliffe Vineyards, where you’ll tour the vines, and taste wine paired with a delicious lunch.


One night stay at the Tempter House on the Telluride Ski Resort

Sponsored by The Hornings

Perched atop a 12,000-foot ridge in one of Telluride’s most spectacular settings, The Tempter House offers the ultimate high altitude private retreat. This is the highest altitude home in North America! This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind home took more than 5 years to build. This package for two includes awe-inspiring snowmobile transportation to and from the house, courtesy of the Telluride Ski Patrol. An attendant awaits your arrival to help you settle in and provide turn-down service. The night is then yours to relax by the fireplace, enjoy the steam shower and hot tub, and settle in for an evening of decadence. After a relaxing morning that includes a complimentary breakfast, a snowmobile coach awaits or you can ski right out the door. Based on availability.

  • Overnight accommodations for two, suitable for adults only. 
  • Ski-in to The Tempter House or take the Snow-Coach after dinner.
  • Cabin attendant for arrival and turn down service. 
  • Luxurious bath amenities, robes and slippers. 
  • Continental breakfast (coffee, tea, locally-made pastries, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and accompaniments). 
  • Private chef service is available for lunch and dinner (*additional cost).

Valid winter of 2020/2021. No blackout dates. Expires April 1, 2021.


Check out these photos from previous years: