Silent Auction Items

ziplineLot 11: KID’S AMAZING BIG SKY ADVENTURE:   Gallatin River Guides’ Small Fry Package includes a youth fly rod and everything you need to get started as a young angler, along with guided fishing and instruction for up to 3 children. (See certificate for specific details). You will also receive an Adventure Zipline Tour for 4 at Big Sky Resort. Fly through the trees on eight ziplines. The Nature Zip Tour includes a guided nature hike. Save room for a big lunch or dinner with a $100.00 gift certificate to Lone Peak Brewery and $20.00 gift certificate from Big Sky SugarBuzz. And, take home a new friend, a charming, collectible teddy bear named Lone Star Bear!

Donated by:  Gallatin River Guides, Big Sky Resort, and Lone Peak Brewery


Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 3.05.12 PMLot 12: MUSIC LOVER’S DELIGHT:  Enjoy all the wonderful classical music the Gallatin Valley has to offer for the 2017-2018 season: Gold level tickets for two to the Bozeman Symphony, a certificate for tickets to an Intermountain Opera performances of your choice, and full season tickets for two to the Montana Chamber Music Society.

Donated by: The Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, and Montana Chamber Music Society.


lilliesLot 13: ART TO ENJOY AND USE FROM THE FOUR CORNERS:   This package includes a large pottery vase with inscribed “teepee” theme created by Mountain Arts Pottery, complemented with a custom dried floral summer wreath to enjoy in your home now, and a gift certificate for an evergreen holiday wreath for this winter. Both are beautifully crafted with local flowers and greens by Lillies Garden. To top it off, you will receive four beautiful handmade cutting boards from Montana Planks to showcase your cheese presentation or for a picnic. Each is unique.

Donated by:  Dave and Jennie Lockie-Mountain Arts Pottery, Laurie Blue-Lillie’s Garden, and Dave and Margot Parker-Montana Planks


IMG_1485Lot 14: TAKE ME BACK IN TIME:  Gorgeous 20” X 20” “statement pillow” with an historic Bozeman “Sweet Pea” theme made by master quilt maker, Jane Quinn, of Quilting in the Country. Paired with a fine port wine and antique glasses for your enjoyment. These delightful items are complimented with a “little stroll back in time,” with Sweet Pea festival memorabilia including sheet music created for the festival in 1907 that is depicted in the theme of the pillow.

Donated by: Jane Quinn-Quilting in the Country, Jane Davidson Klockman, and Bob Judd


mcmanusLot 15: EXCLUSIVE SANDRA MCMANUS NECKLACE DUO:  Beautifully crafted by local jewelry artist Sandra McManus, this set features a gorgeous 39” freshwater pearl necklace with antiqued sterling silver chain, and a sterling silver with freshwater coin pearl necklace that can be worn together or separately. Sandra’s jewelry is exquisite and incorporates semi-precious stones, sterling, and pearls of the highest quality into wearable works of art. Her taste and talent are unique, classic, and refined, and she creates stunning pieces to wear for any engagement or for every day.

Donated by: Sandra McManus-Sandra McManus Jewelry



milestoneLot 16: BELGRADE FINE ART AND FINE FOOD:   From the creative talents of Peter and Jo Jones and their Milestone Gallery comes a watercolor painting of Summit Lake in the Spanish Peaks by Peter Jones in his “photo realistic style,” along with a copper and a sterling silver “Montana” bracelet made by Jo Jones, and a $30.00 gift certificate to the gallery. Add to that a Wendy Marquis framed art print and package of a dozen of her greeting cards. To top it all off, included is a $100.00 gift certificate to the much loved and enjoyed Mint Café and Bar.

Donated by:  Peter and Jo Jones-Milestone Gallery of Belgrade and Kathryn Kelly


peckglassLot 17: “WORSHIP” BY CHARLES PECK ART GLASS: On the banks of the Gallatin River, Chuck creates glass art pieces that collect, reflect and transmit light in special depth. This piece was created with some of the crystalline aspects of Montana in mind–snow, ice and water with a deep blue sky.  Artist’s Statement:

“Glass as an artistic medium interests me because it represents both permanence and fluidity, because it is a mysterious substance and one which represents ancient traditions, and because it both transmits and reflects light in interesting ways as a three dimensional material. My pieces are never static because they change constantly with the changing light of the day. My work is largely abstract, but is influenced by themes from the cosmos and from nature. Some of my pieces are inspired by cosmic phenomena such as galaxies, while trees and rocks and geological patterns are on my mind in other pieces.  Spirituality and the mystery of existence are often in my thoughts while I work. I am driven to share my view of the world with others through my art.” (

Donated by: Charles Peck-Charles Peck Art Glass 


ABphotoLot 18: ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY PHOTO OF GALLATIN RIVER AND RANGE:  A gorgeous sunset across Gallatin River to the Gallatin Range, framed in a modern style on metal. This photo is not available commercially. Alexis Bonogofsky is an outdoor, landscape, and ranch photographer based out of Billings, Montana. You can view her portfolio at and follow her on Facebook at

Donated by: Alexis Bonogofsky Photography



ariettaLot 19: MAGNUM OF ARIETTA “QUARTET” RED WINE: This lovely wine is a blend of four Bordeaux varietals from ultra-premium Arietta Wines in Napa, California. Made by one of America’s most celebrated winemaker Andy Erickson, this fine wine blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot into a “Quartet” that while certainly enjoyable now, will age for 15-20 years and become more special over time. A perfect fine wine to enjoy with the music of a string quartet!

Donated by:  Bob Judd



guc-glamping-deluxe-2LOT 20: GLAMPING ADVENTURE:  Enjoy two evenings of luxury glamping for two with “Under Canvas” near Glacier National Park.  Glacier Under Canvas® is located 7 miles from the breathtaking Glacier National Park where peaks touch the sky, glaciers move the earth, waterfalls carve the rock, and wildlife roam as freely as they always have. Once you’ve spent your day experiencing the beauty and adventure of the Park, you can return to your luxury camping tent and unwind in style. Couple this with a half day trail ride and lunch for two with Swan Mountain Outfitters and a gift certificate for dinner at Glacier Grill and Pizza. Swan Mountain Outfitters requires a 2017 date.

Donated by Under Canvas, Swan Mountain Outfitters, and Glacier Grill and Pizza


vanderbearsLOT 21: MEET THE VANDERBEARS! Cornelius (Paw) Vanderbear-Famed Frontier Hero and Alice (Ma) Vanderbear-The Belle of the Valley. These lovely and very collectible bears were part of the “Travelling Wild West Show” 1991 series made by the North American Bear Company, famous for the Muffy Vanderbear family of themed teddy bears which still delight collectors of all ages. The bears are approximately 21″ and 17″ tall, fully jointed and are new with tags in place. They would make a special and delightful gift for a child or grandchild.

Donated by: Kris Thomas