Silent Auction

As part of the event on April 27th, Art of the Table will feature a specially curated Silent Auction with travel and cultural entertainment packages, artwork created by contemporary California and Santa Barbara artists, unique decor for your table, vintage jewelry and iconic designer accessories.

The Silent Auction will end at 7pm so be sure to bid early and often on these wonderful items before they’re gone! Can’t wait until 7pm? You will have the opportunity to claim your treasure at any time before the auction closes with the “Buy It Now” feature.

The Women’s Board is very grateful to the Silent Auction item donors for their generosity in supporting this event. All Silent Auction proceeds will support the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

NZ w credit croppedNew Zealand By Sea: Auckland to Milford
Aboard the Caledonian Sky
Nov 29, 2018 – Dec 12, 2018~ 
New Zealand by Sea explores the country’s lush green islands, from the city of Auckland on the North Island to world-famous Milford Sound on the South Island, aboard the Caledonian Sky, an ideal vessel for accessing New Zealand’s islands, fiords, and craggy coastline.

Explore New Zealand’s magnificent natural beauty, epitomized by Milford Sound. Delight in the spectacular wildlife and fascinating Maori culture, whose traditional and distinctive tattoo art form has experienced a recent resurgence as a sign of cultural identity and pride. Kiwi, sheep, and waterfalls are among the iconic treasures of New Zealand and even large cities enjoy extraordinarily serrated coastlines, deep lakes, mist-shrouded and snowcapped mounts, and dense forests.

This fabulous cruise includes one Category C Caledonian Deck, Superior Cabin, a double occupancy, early bird value of $21,980. The cruise offers a full program of briefings, lectures, and presentations by study leaders from the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and local guides. Air fare is not included. See brochure for more details. Don’t want to wait for the Silent Auction? Buy It Now!

Value: $21,980 (early bird pricing, double occupancy) ~ Donated by Criterion Travel through the SBMA Travel Department

SBIFF_canvasTwo Cinema Passes to the 2019 SBIFF~ One of the most notable events in Santa Barbara each year is the wildly popular Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The Festival celebrates some of the best filmmakers and cinematic talent in the world and honors great filmmakers, actors and actresses with awards including the Cinema Vanguard Award, Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, and Modern Master Award. The SBIFF also offers panel discussions with directors, producers, and writers.

This generous package will provide two Cinema Passes for the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which will admit each passholder with priority admission (after Platinum Passes) to all film screenings, opening film and gala, closing night film, and the Festival Pavilion until 3:30pm.

Value: $1,300 ~ Donated by SBIFF (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

ParamountParamount Studio Tour for 4~ Ready to go to the movies? This enormous basket includes tickets for 4 guests to the Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, complete with your own driver to take you to Paramount and back to Santa Barbara. This fabulous day trip also includes a $100 Visa gift card towards lunch at the nearby Osteria La Buca. Also included in this enormous basket are 50 Blu-ray movie titles from the Paramount Library, a Paramount sweatshirt and baseball hat, a Paramount men’s Fossil watch, a Paramount messenger bag and stainless steel water bottle, a “Mission: Impossible Fallout” hooded sweatshirt, and a “Bumblebee” t-shirt.

Value: $1,800 ~ Donated by Doug & Leigh Shreves, Tom Carroll, and Katherine Murray-Morse

WineryWine Tasting Tour for 6~ Wine tasting tour, private SUV driver, and lunch—for 6 people! What better way to spend a day with friends or family than in Santa Barbara County’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country. Six wine adventurers will enjoy a full day of wine tasting at Foley Estates Vineyard, Firestone and Lincourt Vineyards, while being driven around in their private SUV by their own driver. The day will include behind the scenes tours at each winery and a picnic lunch hosted at Foley Estates. Guests will be at each winery for approximately 1 ½ hours and can then enjoy the ride back to Santa Barbara.

Value: $1,500 ~ Donated by Holly & Bob Murphy, and Blue Star Parking

Saladino book canvasVilla, by John Saladino~  John Saladino’s iconic book, signed by the author, is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house. The book shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration.

With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house — how it looked in the 1920s, shots of when he bought it, and snaps taken during reconstruction — Saladino traces the architectural work involved. Then, in a superbly illustrated tour of the house and grounds, he proves that he practices what he’s preached for more than 30 years. This 2009 out-of-print book is in excellent condition.

Value: $550 ~ Donated by Alan & Patti Cerf

SB Artists copy canvas 1Original Artworks~ The noted Santa Barbara and California artists below have all generously committed to donating a piece of original art for the Art of the Table Silent Auction. These award-winning and acclaimed artists present contemporary pieces of artwork in landscape, studio, and plein air art styles. As the event date gets closer, please return to the Silent Auction section of the SBMAWB Art of the Table for views of the specific pieces chosen by the artists.

Donating Artists:                                                                                                                   Meredith Brooks Abbott, Rick Garcia, Wyllis Heaton, Ann Sanders, and Ralph Waterhouse

Imari copyJapanese Imari Porcelain~ For those experienced collectors of Asian art and for those just looking for a statement piece, this beautiful Japanese Imari ware porcelain bowl will enhance any space it occupies. The fluted bowl is from the early 20th century and measures 8” wide x 3¼” high.

Imari is a type of Arita ware, and was exported to Europe extensively. The subject matter of Arita is diverse, ranging from foliage and flowers to people, scenery and abstractions. Some designs were adopted from China, but most designs were uniquely Japanese consistent with the country’s rich tradition of paintings and costume design.

Value: $150 ~ Donated by Anonymous

Upham canvas 2Upham/Louie’s Staycation for 2~  This is the ultimate “staycation” for a relaxing day and evening in Santa Barbara. The Upham Hotel and Country House will provide a one night stay (Sunday – Thursday availability) in their historic hotel for you, your family or guests. Included in the hotel package are 2 monogrammed bathrobes, 2 champagne glasses, wine tasting (local wineries), and a book on the history of the Upham Hotel.

A $150 gift certificate provided by Louie’s Bistro completes this wonderful package, and may be used during your stay, or on a separate occasion.

Value: $775 ~ Donated by The Upham Hotel and Country House, and Louie’s California Bistro

Sake 1Japanese Sake Bottle~ This early 20th century Japanese porcelain sake bottle measures 8¼” high x 3½“ wide. Perfect with any décor—as a stand alone decorative item—or for sake to accompany an Asian-inspired meal.

Porcelain is one of the oldest Japanese crafts and art forms, dating back to the Neolithic period. Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production and their kilns have long-produced their beautiful blue-and-white ware. Earthenwares were created as early as 10,000–300 BCE, giving Japan one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world. Japan is further distinguished by the unusual esteem that ceramics holds within its artistic tradition, reflecting the enduring popularity of the tea ceremony.

Value: $150 ~ Donated by Anonymous

TiffanyTiffany Pendant~ This beautiful, formerly estate-owned, Tiffany vintage diamond pedant necklace has only been worn once by the current owner! The 16-inch platinum chain and solitaire diamond setting is in its original box. The round, brilliant cut diamond has a carat weight of .48, a color grade of F, and a clarity grade of VVs2. The necklace is PLT/950. Wonderful for any occasion!

Value: $2,500 ~ Donated by Katherine Murray-Morse

Secret Ingredient

Dinner for 4~ What could be more fun than hosting a wine pairing dinner for 4 in your own home and having a professional chef prepare it? Chef Brenda Simon, owner of The Secret Ingredient, and a classically trained French chef, will work with the successful bidder to create a four-course meal that will delight all who are present.

The customized dinner will include an appetizer, first course, main course and dessert, all to be delivered and plated by Chef Simon. Brenda does not provide serving staff but will help to coordinate added staff to be hired by winner, if desired, and will advise on wine pairings for the menu. Wines will be provided to accompany each course.

Value: $600 ~ Donated by Chef Brenda Simon, The Secret Ingredient


Korean Bud VaseKorean Bud Vase~ A lovely addition to any table or sideboard, this delicate hand painted 20th century Korean bud vase is signed by the artist. The porcelain vase measures 5½“ wide x 5½” high.

Korean ceramic history begins with the oldest earthenware dating to around 8000 BC. Influenced by Chinese ceramics, Korean pottery developed a distinct style of its own, with its own shapes and later styles of painted decoration. Korean ceramic trends had an influence on Japanese ceramic culture.

Value: $200 ~ Donated by Anonymous

Chanel copyChanel Earrings~ Always indicative of elegance, these Chanel square interlaced logo earrings from the Spring 1995 Collection will be a wonderful addition to your personal jewelry collection. Originating in 1909, the high-fashion house begun by Coco Chanel specialized in haute couture, luxury goods and fashion accessories.

Value: $425 ~ Donated by Marlene Vitanza, Peregrine Galleries