Marquee Ball 2017: Live Auction Items

Marquee Ball 2017: Live Auction Items
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Joyce J. Scott Necklace | Image 1
In her 30+ year career as an artist, MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, Joyce J. Scott, has demonstrated mastery over a broad range of materials to explore subject matter that combines autobiographical with historical content. Although best known for her multi-layered approach using glass beads, which often blends elaborate off -loom beadwork with blown glass and found objects, Scott has established herself as an innovative artist, sculptor, jeweler, print maker, performer, and installation artist whose work creates powerful opportunities for difficult, needed dialogue on racial, gender, and economic issues.  Included in both the Venice Biennale and Prospect New Orleans, Scott’s work is included in most major museum collections, nationally, and she has been the subject numerous one-woman exhibitions worldwide.  She is currently working on her largest exhibition to date, opening at Grounds for Sculpture, NJ, in October of 2017.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Mint Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the RISD Museum are some of the institutions which count Scott’s art among their permanent collections. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Scott was awarded the largest Mary Sawyers Imboden Baker Prize, a Master of the Medium Award from the Glass Arts Society, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
Joyce J. Scott, Untitled, 2017, Peyote Stitched Beading and thread, Approximately: 9 x 4 x 3/4 inches, Courtesy of Goya Contemporary & the artist

Myrtle Beach in July Condo Getaway | Aka: The Barefoot Experience | Image 1
Your Myrtle Beach Resort experience will include dining, shopping, entertainment, golf and of course, lazy days on the gorgeous beach!
Barefoot Landing offers a diverse number of restaurants for every budget and palate! Enjoy the sophistication of Greg Norman’s Australian Grille or have pizza in the casual setting of Ultimate California Pizza.
A Myrtle Beach Resort experience isn’t complete without a shopping trip…or two! Barefoot Landing features numerous retail stores specializing in everything from clothes and shoes to toys and refreshing ice cream! Pick up a gift for yourself or purchase a souvenir for those who couldn’t join you on your Myrtle Beach vacation.
Your family and friends will be seriously entertained by Barefoot Landing’s popular attractions, such as: House of Blues, Alabama Theatre and the infamous Dick’s Last Resort!
Enthusiasts and novice players of golf will marvel at the courses available at Myrtle Beach Resort, such as the Dye, Norman, Love and Fazio. Choose one course or play them all!
The condos at Myrtle Beach Resort are just a hop, a skip and a jump away from the beach. When you find the time between dining, shopping and golfing, relax on the beach and let your worries will simply fade way!
Barefoot Resort is Myrtle Beach’s only true Resort Experience!
Dates to choose from: July 9-16, July 16-23, July 23-30

Aerial Photography with Peter Stern | Image 1 | Image 2
Description: Light sport pilot and aerial photographer Peter Stern takes you on a magical aerial photography flight over York County, Pennsylvania in his 2-place Rans S12 airplane. In this flight, we will explore the unique and intriguing geometry of fields, towns and quarries as seen from the air, and witness the majestic Susquehanna River. Stern will show how he views and interprets the colors, shapes and textures of the landscape below, and how he uses his airplane and camera in an integrated process to create his images. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own camera and explore the views as well.
Stern has been flying for fifteen years and has over 1000 hours of logged flight time. His Rans S12 is a safe, gentle and comfortable aircraft. As it is a very light aircraft, passenger weight is limited to around 220 pounds. We will meet at Hunt Valley and drive together or meet at Stern’s home airport in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, which is just over the Maryland line. Passengers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability, but Stern has passenger liability insurance for passengers in his aircraft.
The date of the flight will be contingent on weather conditions, and the passenger will need to be flexible to work with scheduling for optimal weather. But Stern will work with the recipient to arrange a time, either on a weekday or weekend, that works best for making the flight a safe, unique and inspiring experience.

Monument & Music
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Description: Host your very own tap room party at our just opened neighbor, Monument Brewery! Invite 20 of your best friends—soon to be best friends—for an intimate evening set in Monument’s beautiful taproom, being served Monuments’ award winning beer. City paper named Monument’s 51 Rye IPA as the best beer in Baltimore for 2017! Monument’s unique tap room sits inside the brewery: a made for music space to be celebrated with friends, local music, and their award winning beer. Local musical talent Letitia VanSant and a bass accompaniment will be performing for you for your friends, and Creative Alliance will be supplying the h'oedorves.
Date: 2017 TBD, 5-7PM. Josh Kohn at Creative Alliance will coordinate date with winning bidder.

Dutch Immersion Vacation | Image 1 | Image 2
Description: Take a trip to the Netherlands and experience nature and Dutch culture, nestled in an art-filled old farm house sanctuary sandwiched between a national park and the Princess Margaret Canal. The farm house sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 bedrooms. Magnificent views of beautiful Dutch skies, waterways, and nature. Farm house is accessed by your own boat to cross the canal. On farm you can explore the many waterways, or take the kayaks/canoe for a quieter exploration. A short drive into Grou and you can rent a sailboat for the day. Or you can hop over to Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, for a coffee or wine in the beautifully restored city post office. 90 min from Amsterdam, and many other old towns in easy reach. The "farmer" will introduce farm and share a wealth of fun trips based on your preferences.
Date: In principle any week up to sept 2018, except X-mas.

Peru Rainforest Ecolodge Adventure | Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3
Description: A Peruvian Rainforest adventure! A trip for two for 4 day and 3 night stay at Lago Soledad Lodge, an intimate rainforest lodge located in the Amazon Research and Conservation Center reserve which extends over 11,000 hectares on the Las Piedras River, in the Tambopata region of southeastern Peru.
Lago Soledad is located on an oxbow lake of the Rio Las Piedras and provides access to one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. The area is home to over 20,000 plant species, over 900 species of birds (more than all the species in the continental USA), 91 mammals, 1230 butterflies, 127 amphibians and reptiles, and much more! It is also a haven for the Amazon's largest, most spectacular and most endangered predators - the Jaguar, the Giant Otter, the Harpy Eagle and the Black Caiman.
Bring your camera, your binoculars, and adventurous spirit for a trip of a life time.
Date: TBD, but preferably April-November 2017 (which is the non-rainy season)

Loved One Camouflaged in Op Ed Illustration | Image 1
Description: Become published, incognito style, in an op ed piece (NYT or New Yorker) by national award winning Baltimore artist, Harry Campbell. Harry creates illustrations that are super smart, highly stylish, consistently modern, and very cool looking. His brilliantly executed and designed vector drawings have become a mainstay in countless magazines and newspapers, most notably in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. With his work on The New York Times Op-Ed page, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, and other places, he has become one of the most potent and sophisticated social commentary illustrators of this time. Just like the famous American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld hid his daughter's name in his drawings, Harry will hide your special someone. In addition to being published, you will own a print of the original artwork.
Date: TDB

 
Modified Cello by Matt Muirhead | Image 1
This custom-painted and musically enhanced cello was created by gifted Baltimore artist and musician Matt Muirhead for the acclaimed cellist and songwriter Ben Sollee who played on stage here at the Creative Alliance on March 5, 2017. An image of the historic Patterson Theatre has been painted on the exterior body of the cello. Matt has also added a playable kalimba (thumb piano), plus interior mounted piezo discs that are attached to amplified springs on the cello to enhance the reverb effect.
The cello is playable as a solo instrument or by multiple players.