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In Taberna Gala Auction Proxy Bids

Can’t come to ‘ye olde castle’ for the gala on May 30th?  No problem!  You can have one of our designated proxy bidders battle the competition on your behalf.

 Just select the item or items you wish to bid on CLICK HERE or the link beside any item to send us an email.  

In the ‘Comments’ block of the email form you’ll see there, please state the item name in live auction or item letter in silent auction (Catalog Item A, B, C, etc.) and specify what your maximum bid would be on each item you wish to bid on.  Our bidders will enter the battle of the bids in your stead, starting with the minimum and raising in allowed increments sufficient to win the item or up to your maximum bid, whichever is less.  Don’t miss out just because you can’t be there!  Set it all up in advance by May 29!  Remember, it all goes for the good of our favorite venerable non-profit arts company!   

In the Live Auction

AMAWaterways 1-week Rhine or Danube Christmas Market Cruise for 2

IN TABERNA AMA Waterways horizontalMarvel at the sights on a 1- week spectacular Christmas Markets* Cruise  for 2 on the Danube or Rhine with AMA Waterways. A luxury barge will smoothly sail past medieval castles and vineyards in the heart of Europe with daily stops for touring and shopping. Sumptuous meals on board in luxurious accommodations.  (*Certificate also good for other weeks from October to April or on other itineraries, if available, by arrangement with AMA Waterways.)  Value: up to $7500 (Donated by AMA Waterways.)

Minimum Bid $5000  Minimum raise: $500   Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Villa in Provence

In Taberna Ansouis Villa Composite 4

Spend seven nights (mid-October through mid-May) in a beautifully restored 5 BR stone villa in the charming village of Ansouis in the heart of Provence. Historic medieval castle and Michelin-starred restaurant literally steps from your door.  Vineyards, markets, and more!  Gourmet kitchen, for eager cooks.  Easily accommodates 4 couples.  Value $4,500. (Donated by Barbara Westfield.)

Minimum bid : $3000 Minimum raise: $500 Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Hawaii – Mauna Lani Condo

Hawaii CondoEnjoy a 1-week stay, complete with dazzling sunset views from your terrace, steps from the beach. Beautifully-appointed 2 BR  2Ba luxury home is yours for a week of relaxation in one of nature’s most breathtaking locations. Golf, sea kayak, snorkel right on the resort property or you can build your own castles in the sand! Value: $4000 .   (Donated by Dan and Mary Secord.)

Minimum Bid $2000  Minimum raise: $500      Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Diamond Ring

Diamond RingGrace your finger (or your sweet damsel’s finger) with this beautifully crafted 14K gold ring, bedecked with 12 diamonds (0.6 total wt).  Approximately a size 6 to 6.5.  Fit for any lovely lady!  Value $1500.  (Donated by Erica DiBartolomeo.)

Minimum bid: $800 Minimum Raise $100. Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

In the Silent Auction

Catalog Item A : Berkeley Hilton at the Marina

One-night stay at the Berkeley Hilton Doubletree at the Marina in Berkeley, CA. Enjoy a weekend in the Bay area while staying at this lovely hotel.  Value: $200  (Donated by Berkeley Hilton Doubletree )

Minimum Bid: $100 Minimum Raise: $20  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item B : Seek Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal Imaging made easy for every day use on your iPhone. Now you have the power to see the unseen. Value: $200 (Donated by Seek Thermal)

Minimum Bid: $100 Minimum Raise: $20     Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item C : Seek Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal imaging made easy for every day use on your Android phone. Now you have the power to see the unseen. Value:   $200  (Donated by Seek Thermal)

Minimum Bid: $100   Minimum Raise: $20     Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item D : Picnic Basket

Be prepared for great al fresco events. This gorgeous woven basket contains plates, glasses, tablecloth, a wine cork puller, and a bottle of 2011 Rock Hollow Cabernet. Fill it up at Gelsons with the $25.00 gift certificate.  A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou!  Value:   $200 (Donated by Debra Stewart, Erica DiBartolomeo, and Gelson’s Market)

Minimum Bid: $100  Minimum Raise: $20  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item E : Wine Goblets – Set of 12

Serve your guests a bottle of delicious Crane Lake Sangiovese (or any wonderful red) in these exquisite goblets. Manufactured by Crystal D’Arques, pattern Longchamp. Value: $140 (Donated by Marilyn Gilbert)

Minimum Bid: $75  Minimum Raise: $20  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item F : Carmina Burana Poster

Professionally framed poster of the original 2008 Carmina Burana production by the Santa Barbara Choral Society and State Street Ballet, signed by the artist, Rise Delmar Ochsner. Value:   $100 (Donated by Marylove Thralls)

Minimum Bid: $50  Minimum Raise: $10    Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item   G : Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Basket

 When you use up the coffee and tea in the basket, don’t fret! There’s a $50.00 gift card for Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf tucked away inside for more coffee yet!  Value:   $100. (Donated by Louise Lindberg.)

Minimum Bid: $50 Minimum Raise: $10    Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item H : Ojai Music Festival Tickets

You and a guest will enjoy a starlit evening of music at the Celebrated Ojai Music Festival Ojai in Libbey Bowl on June 10, 2015 with a performance of Pierre Boulez music. Value:   $80.00 (Donated by Ojai Music Festival.)

Minimum Bid: $60.00  Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item I : Goleta Goodland Goodies

Take a day to primp with a hair cut by Heather at Shear Artistry Salon, and relax afterwards with a leisurely meal at Cody’s in the Goodland of Goleta. It’s a ‘good hair day’ and a ‘good eats day’! Value:   $85 (Donated by Heather at Shear Artistry and Cody’s Cafe)

Minimum Bid: $40  Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item J : Secret Garden Experience at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Take your family, your friends, your grandparents, or entertain the grandchildren by seeing the well-established array of California native plants at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Gardens themed by different regions are featured in this lovely park. Passes for 4 plus a Blue-Eyed Grass, a California native drought tolerant plant, is included with this item. Value: $60.00 (Donor Santa Barbara Botanic Garden)

Minimum Bid: $30   Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item K : Olio and Opera – The Ultimate Italian Experience!

Enjoy a wonderful evening in Santa Barbara filled with food, wine and song.     You and a guest may select any performance from the 2015-2016 Season of Opera Santa Barbara, which includes Don Giovanni, L’Elisir d’Amore, Suor Angelica, or Gianni Schicchi. In addition, treat yourself and a guest to the most sophisticated, Zagat rated, fine Italian cuisine Santa Barbara has to offer at Olio e Limone, or their casual enotec-bar and authentic Italian pizza at Olio Pizzeria. Value: $246 (Donated by SB Opera, Steven Sharp, Exec. Director and Elaine Morello, Olio e Limono)

Minimum Bid: $150 Minimum Raise: $20    Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item L : Sunset and Symphony

Experience stunning harbor views at sunset and delicious food at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Then stroll up State Street to the Granada Theater for an always magnificent performance of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Dinner for two and two tickets to the Symphony are included in this item. Value: $175.00 (Donated by SB Symphony, David Pratt, Exec Director and Steve Hyslop, Waterfront Grill)

Minimum Bid: $100  Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item M : State Street Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite 2 tickets

Get ready for the Winter holidays. Two tickets for the timeless story of the Nutcracker, as portrayed in dance and music, in this classic Christmas program, beautifully performed by Santa Barbara’s own State Street Ballet. Select your preferred performance for you and your guest on either December 19 or 20, 2015 at the Granada Theater. Value: $110. (Donatd by State Street Ballet)

Minimum Bid: $60  Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item N : State Street Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite 2 tickets

Get ready for the Winter holidays. Two tickets for the timeless story of the Nutcracker is portrayed in dance and music, in this classic Christmas program, beautifully performed by Santa Barbara’s own State Street Ballet. Select your preferred performance for you and your guest on either December 19 or 20, 2015 at the Granada Theater. Value: $110. (Donatd by State Street Ballet)

Minimum Bid: $60  Minimum Raise: $10  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item O : Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Waterfront Grill

Enjoy a one-year family membership to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This entitles the winning bidder to free admission for two adults and any minor children under their charge. Experience unlimited free admission, invitations to members-only exhibition previews, 10% discount on Museum Store purchases, and free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours and other events. In addition, dinner for two at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill awaits you to complete a day enjoying beautiful places in Santa Barbara. Value:   $135. (Donated by Steve Hyslop, Waterfront Grill and SB Museum of Art.)

Minimum Bid : $80  Minimum Raise: $10   Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item P : Natural History Museum Family Membership

  •  The membership benefits at the Museum of Natural History include:
  • FREE admission to the Museum and Ty Warner Sea Center for one year
  • FREE admission to all daytime Planetarium shows and Star Parties
  • Invitations to our annual Members’ Party
  • FREE admission privileges to over 330 science centers and museums
  • Discounts in our Museum and Sea Center Stores
  • Value: $ 80

Minimum Bid: $40  Minimum Raise: $10      Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item Q : Beachside Grill

 Enjoy Central California’s freshest seafood at one of its most popular beaches, Goleta Beach Park. The ocean view is outstanding, and the Beachside offers friendly service in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The gift certificate is for food or libations. Value:   $50. (Donated by Thomas and Elizabeth Reilly, Beachside Grill.)

Minimum Bid: $25  Minimum Raise: $10     Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

 Catalog Item R : English Country Dancing

Carry on with our medieval celebration with English Country Dance instruction by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society. This certificate is good for five (5) admissions to the English Country Dances, held at the First Presbyterian Church every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 pm  Value:   $200. (Donated by Santa Barbara Dance Society)

Minimum Bid: $100    Minimum Raise: $10    Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item S : Fresco Café

 Fresco Café places great emphasis on organic and natural ingredients. It is a destination location for all Santa Barbarians in search of freshly prepared food, served in a warm atmosphere by friendly, efficient staff. Come and enjoy!  Value: $50. (Donated by Fresco Cafe.)

Minimum bid: $25  Minimum Raise: $10     Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

Catalog Item T : Brunch at the Four Season’s Biltmore Bella Vista

Hands down, the best brunch in town!!  Dine on organic, Italian-inspired California coastal cuisine, courtesy of Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini, and experience intimate indoor or outdoor oceanfront dining at its finest, complete with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara coastline. Brunch for two at Bella Vista.  Value: $180. (Donated by Natalie Boyee, Four Season Biltmore.)

Minimum Bid: $100   Minimum Raise: $20   Contact us to submit a proxy bid.

(Item U is TBA)

Catalog Item V : June Lake Condo

June Lake for a full week! Enjoy the splendor of the outdoors in a lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo that sleeps 8 comfortably. It is one mile from the June Lake Ski Resort and 10 miles from Mammoth, and overlooks June Lake with fabulous views in a beautiful setting. Not available for holidays or the first week of fishing season. Please make arrangements with the owner, Gil Ashor (805) 683-4543.  Value: $1,500 (Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Gil Ashor.)

Minimum Bid: $1,000     Minimum Raise: $200  Contact us to submit a proxy bid.