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Benefit Auction Catalog

With more than a hundred fabulous items each year, all from generous donors, the Benefit Auction Preview Catalog is great fun to look through! And bidding on auction items is a fun way to support Acadia National Park. Below are listings from the 2014 Benefit, to whet your appetite for 2015.

If you are interested in donating an item to the 2015 Friends of Acadia Benefit, please contact Shawn Keeley at


Lot #1: Lights, Camera, Action, Art, and More!

Chicago Fire poster

Bring a guest to the set of Chicago Fire and rub elbows with the stars. From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf comes the high-octane drama Chicago Fire—a view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For these first responders, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating.

After your set visit, slow down and explore the art side of the Windy City with a behind-the-scenes tour at the Art Institute of Chicago with Suzanne Folds McCullagh, the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of the Department of Prints and Drawings; lunch and tour of the Arts Club of Chicago; and a tour of the Driehaus Museum, a restored Gilded Age house featuring treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany; and visits to other local museums.

End your art and action adventure with dinner at RL, the flagship Ralph Lauren restaurant, and a 2-night stay in an executive suite at the Peninsula. Art tours can be tailored to your interests. You will also receive a signed (by entire cast) Captain’s fire helmet and other Chicago Fire memorabilia; a Chicago Fire directors chair; and lunch with available cast and crew members.

Mutually agreed-upon dates through August 9, 2015.

Estimated value: $10,000
Donors: Noelle and Dick Wolf, Suzanne McCullagh, Steve Zick, Christie’s


Lot #2: Shark, Shark, It’s a Shark!

Dan Falt SharkNo worry about this baby nibbling on your toes while in the water. Take home this incredible whimsical hanging shark by celebrated contemporary wood sculptor Dan Falt.

Formerly shown at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, Dan has been a staple of the Northeast Harbor community for 27 years and is loved by all who come to play, create, or just take a look.

Estimated value: $15,000
Donor: Dan Falt


Lot #3: It’s a Paddle Raise: A Lobster Bake on Sheep Island for 100 Guests

Lobster BakeA perfect Maine day for you, your children, and your 99 best friends. Join Captain Rick Savage for a lobster bake picnic. On Saturday, August 16 at noon, 100 guests will board boats at the town dock in Northeast Harbor, bound for Sheep Island. Once ashore, Captain Savage and his charter crew will serve up a classic Maine lobster bake.

Because of the popularity of this item, each bidder may reserve up to six places for $150 per person. The first paddles spotted will be the winning bidders. Food, wine, and transportation included.

Rain location at Morris Yachts in Northeast Harbor.

Estimated value: $15,000
Donors: Julia and Hans Utsch, Noelle and Dick Wolf, Nonie and John Sullivan, Morris Yachts


Lot #4: Escape to Owl Mountain Ranch in Aspen, Colorado: a 1-Week Ski Getaway for 12 Guests

Front of Owl Mountain facing East, early winter snow.This 6-bedroom mountain home is an extraordinary property. The house, designed by Keith Kroeger for his brother Hal, sits on nearly 100 acres and enjoys spectacular mountain views. Occupying more than 20,000 square feet, the house features large living and dining areas; a beautiful library that opens onto an outdoor “room” with fireplace, hot tub, and BBQ; a 24-seat home theater; a large game room, and a chef’s kitchen with a casual gathering area.

With granite and shingle exteriors surrounding fine interior wood with Art Nouveau architectural and decorating details, it reflects the origins of Western mountain design.

The property offers easy access to Aspen’s great restaurants and shopping as well as all four ski mountains. A free parking pass for the Little Nell Hotel at the base of the Aspen Mountain gondola will be provided. It is also 15 minutes to Snowmass Ski Area and Aspen Highlands—also with a parking pass provided. Plus the house offers ski-in/ski-out access to Buttermilk Mountain, with beginner to expert skiing.

Mutually agreed-upon dates, beginning on January 5, 2015.

Estimated value: $60,000
Donors: Carole and Hal Kroeger, Susan and Keith Kroeger


Lot #5: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Retreat to Villa les Gaiacs in St. Bart’s for 3 Couples

Villa les Gaiacs in St. Bart'sSpend a week at this extraordinary Charles Gwathmey-designed contemporary villa located on the heights of Colombier, with breathtaking views of the Caribbean and neighboring islands. Built on a multi-level terraced property featuring pristine white bungalow-style pavilions with three guest suites, living room, kitchen, dining area, gym, terrace, and striking infinity pool. Custom-designed furniture from many contemporary masters graces the house throughout. The kitchen is large and well-equipped with stunning views overlooking the sea. There is a large dining area with seating for 8 people and a sitting area opening to the terrace and the pool where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets. This is the ideal villa for relaxation and exploration, with the beach, hiking, scuba diving, shopping, and gourmet dining close by.

Staffed with housekeeping and property manager. Mutually agreed-upon dates from February 1 through August 15, 2015.

Estimated value: $50,000
Donors: Emily and Mitch Rales


Lot #6: 8-Day African Safari for 8 Guests at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

Lehwa House in KenyaPerched atop a hill, Kifaru (Swahili for rhinoceros), is an eco-friendly house on the African plains, unmatched by any other—a place where, it was once said, “dreams and pragmatism have collided to save a species from extinction.” The complex is simple, functional, and stunningly beautiful. Guests convene in a spacious central building that houses the dining and sitting rooms, with a fully-stocked bar and two large fireplaces. Thatched bedroom cottages, an infinity pool with views of Mount Kenya, and an impressive library provide private sanctuaries for retreat during this one-in-a-lifetime adventure.

The activities are limitless…game viewing, birding, bush walks with local guides, lion tracking, visits to pre-historic archaeological sites, and participation in wildlife management activities, to name just a few.

Guests will be met at the Nairobi airport and transferred to a private charter to Lewa. Includes all meals, excursions, and in-country flights. Mutually agreed-upon dates through 2016.

The history of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy can be traced to the decline of wild black rhino population. The intense poaching of the 1970′s had reduced the wild populations from the high of 20,000 individuals to a mere 300 individuals scattered in different locations. In 1983, David and Delia Craig set aside 5,000 acres of their ranch as a sanctuary to form a breeding herd. Today the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy employs over 300 people and occupies an area of 40,000 acres and is home to the largest protected herd of black rhino.

Estimated value: $50,000
Donors: Susan Lyall, Julia and Hans Utsch


Lot #7: Dinner and Cantitoe Corners Tour for 12 with Martha

Martha StewartMartha Stewart, American businesswoman, television host, author, and host extraordinaire, will lead 12 lucky guests on a tour of her restored farm in Bedford, New York. Learn about her extensive restoration of this small village of houses, stables, outbuildings, and gardens.

Following the tour, guests will join Martha for cocktails and dinner. As Martha always says: preserving Acadia for all to enjoy…it’s a good thing!

Mutually agreed-upon dates through August 9, 2015.

Estimated value: $15,000
Donor: Martha Stewart


Lot #8: 1 Week of Luxury for 10 Guests at Point of View, the Tryall Club, Jamaica

Point of View, Tyrall Club, JamaicaPoint of View is a spectacular villa perched on the topmost position of Barnes Hill, offering breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from every point. The interiors of the villa reflect the passion felt by the owners for all things beautiful and all the best that Jamaica has to offer. Two large suites offer king size beds while three of the four other bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth, two single beds. The large living room shows some of the finest artwork of Jamaican masters. Outdoors, wonderful cut stone paths and steps lead you to orchards, coconut groves, and amazing gardens spilling over with flowers and birds.

Three complimentary golf carts offer guests ease of access to the main property amenities—the white sand beach, world-class golf course, tennis courts, kids’ club, shops, and restaurants.

The staff of 10 is warm and talented. Conrad, your chef, will magic up Jamaican coffee in the early morning as you watch the mist in the valley. Then breakfast overlooking the pool that beckons you in for the first swim of the day, lunch in the gardens surrounded by butterflies, and enjoy dinner by the waterfall lit by tiki torches and candles.

Mutually agreed-upon dates through 2015.

Estimated value: $30,000
Donor: Julia and Hans Utsch


Lot #9: Spend 10 Nights for 4 Guests in a Charming Private Village Home in Murs, France

Murs, FranceThe Luberon is France at its finest. Spectacular countryside of vineyards and orchards, fascinating hilltop villages, outstanding natural produce, and the light of Van Gogh and Cezanne. And the best way to see this part of Provence is the slow way: on your bicycle.

Whether exploring the neighboring villages of Gordes, Roussillon, La Coste, and Bonnieux or climbing Mont Ventoux of Tour de France fame, your adventure in France will be a trip to remember. 4 guests will enjoy 10 nights in a quaint village home with one master suite and two additional bedrooms.

Mutually agreed-upon dates through August 2015. Not available in October 2014.

Estimated value: $10,000
Donors: Ildiko and Gilbert Butler


Lot #10: Raise Your Paddle to Help Restore and Protect Acadia’s Iconic Cadillac Mountain Summit

Cadillac Mountain aerialThink back to the first time you reached the summit of Cadillac—it looks different today, doesn’t it? Parking, summit vegetation, visitor numbers, social trails, scenic vistas, tour buses…much has changed in recent years.

Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia share a vision for the future of Cadillac that involves fewer vehicles, smaller buses, restoration of fragile alpine vegetation, and improved interpretation of natural and cultural features through a team of interns serving as Summit Stewards.

Be a part of the solution by helping Friends of Acadia provide the resources and tools that park staff need to manage the balancing act of providing access to the top of Cadillac, while protecting it for future generations.

Your gift will help preserve resources and the visitor experience at the Cadillac summit, for current and future generations.

Estimated value: Priceless
Donor: You!





Lot #100

Candlelight Dinner with Torches for 20 Guests at Bear Island

Drinks at the lighthouse with the sunset and dinner at the boat house under the Flags of Nations, with the pounding sea below you. What makes “summer in Maine” more memorable than a romantic evening on Bear Island Lighthouse? The lighthouse compound, first built in 1828, is home to your host, Dr. Martin Morad. You and your guests will enjoy a romantic evening watching the sunset from the light house, followed by a magnificent dinner featuring a signature dish prepared by Dr. Morad.

Available at a mutually agreed-upon date. Transportation from Clifton Dock aboard Sea Biscuit will be provided.

Donor: Dr. Martin Morad
Estimated value: $10,000


Lot # 101

A Very Special D.C. Visit

Our friends in Washington will create a unique 2-day visit for 4 and open the doors to the beauty and fascination of our nation’s capital. You will enjoy the comforts of 2 double rooms for 2 nights at the historic Metropolitan Club, just a block from the White House. Invite 8 additional friends to join you for a fabulous afternoon and evening: Your group will be treated to a private tour of Mitch and Emily Rales’ magnificent Glenstone Museum. View its remarkable collection of works by 20th century artists including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. Enjoy cocktails or tea at the museum following your tour and then complete this wonderful day with dinner at the home of Boyden Gray in charming Georgetown. As another special treat, you will be given a private tour of Dumbarton Oaks, which features beautiful gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand and unique Pre-Columbian and Byzantine collections. Relax afterwards with cocktails at the home of Bob and Ellen Shafer in Georgetown.

Mutually agreed-upon dates; some blackout dates apply.

Donor: Mitch and Emily Rales, Boyden Gray, Robert and Ellen Shafer, Tim and Hannah Clark
Estimated value: $5,000


Lot # 102

Dinner and Bowling for 12 Guests

Gather your friends for a night of bowling and delicious dinner cooked by a French chef at the private bowling alley at Points of View in Seal Harbor.

Donor: Nonie and John Sullivan
Estimated value: $2,400


Lot # 103

One Week Stay at Historic Hampton Home on Long Island

This exquisitely decorated and newly renovated home on very convenient Buell Lane has 6-plus bedrooms. The property has specimen trees, landscaped lawn, gated pool, a fenced backyard, and gated driveway. The large great room off the kitchen has French doors leading to two intimate outdoor dining areas. There is a formal dining room and office with a pull-out bed for extra guests. The master ensuite bedroom, on the second floor, has a separate sitting room with fireplace. Centrally air conditioned with an indoor/outdoor music system and four fireplaces. A great house with character and pedigree; close to the village and the beach.

Mutually agreed-upon dates other than Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Donor: Allison and Stephen Sullens
Estimated value: $6,000


Lot # 104

Handcrafted Canoe Featuring Custom Inlay and Maine Cedar

One-of-a-kind canoe built locally of Maine cedar, featuring beautiful inlay and cane seats. With cradle and paddles.

Donor: Hank TenBroeke
Estimated value: $3,000


Lot # 105

Schoodic Institute Petit Manan Seabird “Victory” Cruise

View puffins, razorbill auks, and other seabirds aboard the magnificent Victory, Victoria and Alan Goldstein’s 80-foot Sparkman & Stephens-designed Burger power yacht. Six people and crew depart Winter Harbor on August 18, 2014 for a four-hour cruise along the Schoodic Peninsula and out to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, a birder’s paradise. Ornithologist Seth Benz, Director of the Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program, will conduct the tour. Following the trip, guests are invited for refreshments at the Institute’s headquarters on the SERC campus. Rain date: August 19

Donors: Victoria and Alan Goldstein, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Estimated value: Priceless


Lot # 106

Birding Expedition and Accommodations at Sedgwick Farm

108 protected acres of prime nesting habitat awaits up to 20 birders at Meadow Brook Farm on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Schoodic Institute’s Director of Bird Ecology, Seth Benz, will help you identify bitterns, harriers, and a host of other birds that frequent this extraordinary property which has been protected by the owners, Dianna and Ben Emory, through conservation easements. Two of the guests may settle into one of the two recently-renovated farmhouses on the property for two nights to experience additional birding and enjoy other amenities of the surrounding area: kayaking, biking, hiking, sailing, and dining. No pets, please. Dates at a mutually-convenient time between August 10, 2014 and September 10, 2014.

Donors: Dianna and Ben Emory, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Estimated value: $2,000


Lot # 107

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park Adventure and Accommodations

Experience the finest that Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has to offer. Two couples enjoy one of historic Rockefeller Hall’s beautifully-appointed two-bedroom, one bath apartments for a two-night stay on the SERC campus in the magnificent Schoodic District of Acadia National Park. Institute President Mark Berry leads a conservation hike over the park’s trail network and introduces guests to the Institute’s science, research, and education programs; Seth Benz, Director of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park’s Bird Ecology Program, accompanies guests on the organization’s Presto 30 sailing research vessel for a seabirding expedition; and guests are provided all meals in local restaurants and at the Institute. No pets, please. Dates at a mutually-convenient time in the summer or fall of 2014 or in the spring or early summer of 2015.

Donors: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Estimated value: $2,000


Lot # 108

1-Week Stay on Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, for 6 Guests

One-week stay for 6 guests in a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in West Mountain Village on Sugarloaf Mountain. Available for either golf or ski season during a mutually agreed upon time. No pets, please.

Donor: Susan Ferrante-Collier and John Collier
Estimated value: $5,000


Lot # 109

Yoga and Yantra Retreats in the Yoga Forest, San Marcos, Guatemala

Enjoy 8 days and 7 nights of conscious, off-the-grid living in the peaceful and tranquil mountains of Guatemala with views of Lake Atitlan and volcanoes beyond. In addition to yoga twice daily (think hot and sweating in the morning, restorative in the evening) and the practice of yantra design, there will be plenty of time for exploring the area on field trips or hiking, relaxing in the natural sauna, learning hands on permaculture techniques, and more!

Dates are November 22 – 29, 2014.

Donor: Phoebe Andrews and Chauncey Harrison
Estimated value: $1,600


Lot # 110

Popovers and Tea on the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Sunbeam V

Privately chartered 2-hour popover and tea cruise on Somes Sound for 25 guests aboard the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Sunbeam V, a 75-foot motor vessel. Dates available for cruise are August 26, 27, or 28, 2014.

Donor: Maine Sea Coast Mission
Estimated value: $2,500


Lot # 111

Chelsea Art Walk and Luncheon

Explore Chelsea’s behind-the-scenes art world with curator Patterson Sims and collector Sydie Lansing. 6 guests on a mutually agreed-upon date in NYC.

Donor: Sydie Lansing and Patterson Sims
Estimated value: $900


Lot # 112

2-Day Adventure and Lodging at New England Outdoor Center

Maine Discovery and Adventure! A 2-day, 2-night trip for up to 6 guests at the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC), in Maine’s Katahdin Region. This trip includes 2 nights’ lodging in one of NEOC’s full-service coveside cabins on Millinocket Lake and 2 days of guided excursions. Day 1 features a full-day guided canoe outing, including lunch, on the stunning waters of the East Branch of the Penobscot River. On day 2 you will enjoy an exciting day of whitewater rafting and lunch. Particpants must be 6 or older; additional rafting restrictions apply up to age 15. Mutually agreed-upon dates, Monday – Friday, June – September.

Donor: Matt Polstein, New England Outdoor Center
Estimated value: $2,400


Lot # 113

Golf Outing for 3 with Pitney Bowes CEO Marc Lautenbach at GlenArbor

3 guests will join Marc for 18 holes at the beautiful GlenArbor Golf Course in Bedford Hills, New York.

Donor: Marc and Joy Lautenbach
Estimated value: $800


Lot # 114

4 Box Seats to Red Sox vs Yankees Game at Fenway Park on September 27, 2014

Be a part of Yankees–Red Sox history! This much anticipated game is one of a three-day weekend series which will be Derek Jeter’s last time playing at Fenway Park. What better way to chomp a hot dog than to do so in box seats at Fenway during Jeter’s last trip to Boston? Includes one night and breakfast at the Sheraton Boston.

Donor: George and Heather Mitchell, Westin Hotels
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 115

Alden Rowing Shell

Single rowing shell with oars and Oarmaster sliding seat.

Donor: Tina and Jerry Rosenberg
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 116

Mount Desert Fire Department Adventure for 2 Children

Ride on the fire truck around town and play with equipment during this 1-hour tour of the fire house in Northeast Harbor.

Donor: Mount Desert Fire Department
Estimated value: $200


Lot # 117

Guided Hike of Mt. Katahdin for 6 Adventurers

Hike breathtaking Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s tallest peak! An Acadia Climbing School guide will take you and your group on a full day’s ascent to the top of Maine’s highest mountain. This challenging hike offers spectacular scenery, including its awe inspiring peak, which is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Hiking Katahdin is a rewarding adventure and experience you will never forget!

Donor: Jon Tierney, Acadia Mountain Guides
Estimated value: $630


Lot # 118

Craft Party for 10 at Little Sister’s Art Studio in Bar Harbor

House party for 10 children including pizza at Little Sister’s Art Studio, at a mutually agreed-upon date. One week lead time required.

Donor: Little Sister’s Creative Art Studio
Estimated value: Priceless


Lot # 119

Live Filming of CNBC’s Fast Money in NY’s Times Square

Get a behind-the-scenes look at CNBC’s daily post-market show, Fast Money, at a live taping at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Nasdaq Market in New York City’s Times Square. Meet host Melissa Lee and the show’s panel of traders on the set.

Donor: Sarah and Dan Nathan
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 120

Tom Blagden Photo Hike

Join famed landscape photographer Tom Blagden on a one-on-one photo hike in Acadia.

Donor: Tom Blagden
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 121

Book Talk and Luncheon for 4 Guests with Orphan Train Author Christina Baker Kline

Join #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Christine Baker Kline for lunch and book talk about her most recent novel. Includes a signed copy of Orphan Train. At a mutually convenient time and place.

Donor: Christina Baker Kline
Estimated value: $300


Lot # 122

Wine Tasting at Food & Wine Magazine

A lively, fun, and informative wine tasting for up to 8 people with Ray Isle, executive wine editor of Food & Wine, in the magazine’s New York tasting room. Can be tailored to any level of wine expertise (wines to be chosen by Ray Isle). Time and weekday date to be mutually agreed upon; must be scheduled before August 1, 2015.

Donor: Ray Isle and Cecily Cook
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 123

Tickets for 10 to Newport Polo Club

10 general admission tickets to watch polo at the Newport Polo Club, located on historic Glen Farm, a bucolic setting on the outskirts of Newport, Rhode Island.

Donor: Newport Polo Club
Estimated value: $120


Lot # 124

Hike with the Experts in Acadia

A guided hike for 6 with Trail Foreman Gary Stellpflug and his crew. Picnic lunch included. Available Fridays – Sundays, April – October.

Donor: Gary Stellpflug
Estimated value: $400


Lot # 125

Picnic Carriage Ride in the Park

Carriage ride for 4 guests with a picnic lunch. Dates available August 10 – 16, 2014 only.

Donor: Carol and Rolf van Schaik
Estimated value: $400


Lot # 126

Wine and Cheese Carriage Ride in the Park

Carriage ride for 4 guests with wine and cheese. Available August 10 – 16, 2014 only.

Donor: Carol and Rolf van Schaik
Estimated value: $300


Lot # 127

Thule Double Bike Trailer/Stroller

Safe, comfortable, and super versatile, Thule’s child carrier is your one-stop solution for family adventure. Includes 2 children’s helmets.

Donor: Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 128

Picnic Sail on the Endeavor

Day sail from Southwest Harbor and picnic aboard a lovely 25-foot Friendship Sloop with Betsey Holtzmann. For 4 guests.

Donor: Betsey Holtzmann
Estimated value: $750


Lot # 129

“The Runwell” Men’s Shinola Bike

Each Shinola bicycle undergoes a precise, custom-level assembly by experts in their Detroit workshop within the College for Creative Studies. Shinola believes there is only one way to properly build a bicycle, and that’s one at a time, by hand, with rigorous attention to detail and using only the highest quality components available.

Donor: Shinola
Estimated value: $2,950


Lot # 130

“The Bixby” Women’s Shinola Bike

Each Shinola bicycle undergoes a precise, custom-level assembly by experts in their Detroit workshop within the College for Creative Studies. Shinola believes there is only one way to properly build a bicycle, and that’s one at a time, by hand, with rigorous attention to detail and using only the highest quality components available.

Donor: Shinola
Estimated value: $2,450


Lot # 131

Tour and Tea at the New-York Historical Society

Enjoy a private tour of the Historical Society’s collection for up to eight people with Museum Director Dr. Brian T. Allen, followed by a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea at his nearby home.

The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, is among the oldest museums in the United States and the oldest in New York.  Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works. Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church; iconic genre and history paintings including works by William Sidney Mount and Eastman Johnson; a vast range of American portraits, including paintings by Rembrandt Peale and Gilbert Stuart; all 435 of John James Audubon’s extant preparatory watercolors for Birds of America;  an encyclopedic collection of more than 800 works documenting the full range of representational sculpture in America from the colonial period to the present day;  and unique objects such as George Washington’s camp bed from the revolutionary war.

Donor: Dr. Brian T. Allen, Steven D. Horsch
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 132

Seal Cove Lobster Bake

Gail and Ham Clark host a one-of-a-kind lobster bake for 10 people at their Seal Cove Camp.

Donor: Gail and Ham Clark
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 133

College of the Atlantic Human Ecology Expedition

Experiential education opportunities for students of all ages and interests.

Donor: College of the Atlantic
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot #134

Personal Trainer

Two 1-hour-long sessions with trainer and physical therapist Dennis Mullins. Sessions can be customized to the client’s needs including strength training, sport specific improvement, pain management, flexibility, or health and wellness. Services can be delivered in customer’s home, gym, or outdoors. Flexible scheduling any time this summer or through 2015.

Donor: Dennis Mullins
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 602

The Replacements

Two (2) tickets to see the first NYC show in over 20 years from Minneapolis legends The Replacements. This is a monumental rock show on September 16, 2014 at Forest Hill; also features The Hold Steady and Deer Tick.

Donor: David Gottlieb of Death or Glory Records
Estimated value: $200




Lot # 200

Rosemary Levin

Eagle Lake Bridge

Hand-hooked rug with hand-dyed, vintage wool. Number 10 in the series of 17 original-design rugs of Acadia’s carriage road bridges. 17” x 28”.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $756


Lot # 201

Christopher Scott

Arctic Circle Commute

Northern Siberia, Russia in 2007. Limited-edition photograph 4/30. 42” x 42”.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $4,000


Lot # 202

Pat Toogood

Fairy House

Enchanting ceramic house, handcrafted by beloved NEH artist Patricia Toogood. Approximately 16” x 12”.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $1,200


Lot # 203

Tish Ingersoll

Crossroads and Cairns

Acrylic painting on paper, mounted on wood. Inspired by walk around Little Long Pond.

24” x 24” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $2,500


Lot # 204

Joseph Tracy

Hand Carved Paddle

Exquisite hand carved wooden paddle, featuring curly redwood, maple, wenge, and bronze. 5’ length.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 205

Diana Roper McDowell

Burnt Porcupine Island

Watercolor painting 26’’x 32’’ framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $1,200


Lot # 206

Bernard Brussel-Smith

Stonington Harbor from Chatto’s

Original ink and ink wash on paper. 12.25’’ x 17.75’’ framed.

Donor: Child’s Gallery
Estimated value: $2,200


Lot # 207

Jack Ledbetter

View from Fish Point

Limited-edition color photograph of Acadia’s mountains. 27”x 30” framed.

Donor: Emily Beck and Geoff Young
Estimated value: $2,000


Lot # 208

Atsy Kent


Signed, limited-edition photograph of original painting. 10”x 14”, gallery wrapped.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $150


Lot # 209

Howie Motenko

Hadlock Bridge

Limited-edition photograph on aluminum from the Painting Bridges series. 20” x 30” mounted.

Donor: Howie Motenko and Brenda Beckett
Estimated value: $440


Lot # 210

Corrine Carbone


India ink and acrylic on watercolor paper. 17.5”x 26.75” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $625


Lot # 211

Nancy Howren


Black and white photograph on archival paper. 28”x 21” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $550


Lot # 212

Henry Isaacs

Leaving Port Clyde

Oil on canvas. 8”x 8”, gallery wrapped.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $1,000


Lot # 213

Dorothy Kerper Monnelly

Water Lilies and Rushes, Wind

Hand printed silver gelatin print from 4’’x 5’’ inch negative. 20” x 16” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $825


Lot # 214

Kathleen Johnson

Boats in Love

Oil on canvas. 18”x 22” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $1,500


Lot # 215

Katrina Hart

Evening Light

Acrylic painting. 13.75”x 18” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 216

Ian Marshall

Swiftly, Swiftly Through the Water

Watercolor and varnish on wooden paddle. 5’ length.

Donor: anonymous
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 217


Hand painted silk scroll, signed anonymously with seal, Showa period. 69”x 22”.

Donor: Schneible Fine Arts, Douglas Schneible and Anita Royer
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 218

Dan Kirshner

Anchored & Waiting, Northeast Harbor

Black and white archival print of boats patiently waiting for adventure. 16” x 21” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $275


Lot # 219

Joanie van der Grift

Pink from Cadillac

Photograph on canvas, 8” x 12” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $200


Lot # 220

Kathe McCoy

Somes Sound

Watercolor painting. 14” x 17” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $300


Lot # 221

Sember Lockwood


Acrylic painting on paper. 12” x 15” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $300


Lot # 222

Pam Morgan

Bass Harbor Light

Pen and watercolor. 12” x 10” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $165


Lot # 223

Ashley Bryan

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Signed woodblock print.  Artist Proof.  15 ½ x 13 3/4  matted, unframed.

Donor: Ashley Bryan and the Ashley Bryan Center

Estimated value: $250


Lot # 224

Clara Urbahn


Pen and ink print. 20” x 22” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $250


Lot # 225

Clara Urbahn

Walk Out

Pen and ink print. 20” x 22” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $250


Lot # 226

Tom Blagden

Jordan Pond and the Bubbles

Limited-edition color photograph. Featured cover artwork of the 25th Annual Friends of Acadia Benefit. 20” x 24” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 227

Leslie Fogg

A watercolor by notable artist and perennial favorite at the FOA Benefit. Details not available as of press time.

Donor: artist


Lot # 606

Commemorative Acadia Stamp

Limited edition, first-day-of-issue commemorative piece featuring Acadia National Park stamp, with a May 30, 2001 cancellation. Signed by local and national dignitaries and presented with a full sheet of Acadia stamps. Framed.

Donor: Anonymous
Estimated value: $400


Lot # 608

Dan Kirshner

Retreating Fog, Coastal MDI

Black and white archival print, 24” x 21” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $275


Lot # 609

Howie Motenko

Waterfall Bridge

Limited-edition photograph on aluminum from the “Painting Bridges” series. 20” x 30” mounted.

Donor: Howie Motenko and Brenda Beckett
Estimated value: $440




Lot # 300

Commemorative Acadia Stamp

Limited-edition, first-day-of-issue commemorative piece featuring Acadia National Park stamp, May 30, 2001. Signed by local and national dignitaries and presented with a full sheet of Acadia stamps. Framed.

Donor: anonymous
Estimated value: $400


Lot # 301

Jordan Pond House Table and Bench Set

An authentic JPH tea table and bench set, hand-crafted in Maine using Maine cedar.

Donor: Acadia Corporation
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 302

Deserted Mountain Quilt

This gorgeous Queen quilt measures 101” x 94”. Handmade by Mary Clark with 100% cotton batik fabrics.

Donor: Mary and Dwight Clark
Estimated value: $1,500


Lot # 303


Stone sculpture by famed granite man, Obadiah Buell. 3’ x 23”.

Donor: Stone Designs, Inc., Obadiah Buell
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 304

Map 1

Hancock County, Maine map. Framed.

Donor: K.A. McDonald Picture Framing
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 305

Map 2

Bay of Passmaquoddy map. Framed.

Donor: K.A. McDonald Picture Framing
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 306

Map 3

Maine and Massachusetts Coastline Triangulation. Framed.

Donor: K.A. McDonald Picture Framing
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 307

Ira’s Bowl

Cup-shaped planter with a single, convex curve and a small reverse at the foot. 15” x 28”. Plinth included.

Donor: Lunaform
Estimated value: $825


Lot # 308

Janet Morgan Floor Cloth

Hand-painted floor cloth with classic Maine scene. Photo is for illustration purposes only; actual design will vary. Approximately 3’ x 5’.

Donor: Janet Morgan
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 309

Garden Design Consultation

Transform your garden with a 2-hour garden consultation with Dennis Bracale. Fall 2014, spring/summer 2015.

Donor: Dennis Bracale
Estimated value: $350


Lot # 310

Cast Iron Table and Chairs

Set originally purchased in 1949 for the post-fire Bar Harbor home Eagle Cliff, recently sand blasted and painted.

Donor: John Ducey estate, Metal Magic
Estimated value: $1,200


Lot # 311

GUND Snuffles Bear

Limited edition classic GUND bear, oldest in the line. 24” tall

Donor: The Kimball Shop & Boutique
Estimated value: $333


Lot # 312

Monroe Salt Works Plates

4 hand painted lunch plates, Maine made.

Donor: Tricia Largay, Realty of Maine
Estimated value: $200


Lot # 313


Antique reproduction harpoon. Hung in Mr. Corning’s camp on Abram’s Pond since the 1930s. 81” long.

Donor: Donna and Steve Moore
Estimated value: $250


Lot # 314

Pine Swing

Outdoor swing built for years of enjoyment.

Donor: Ellsworth Building Supply
Estimated value: $300


Lot # 315

Dog Lover’s Basket

A fine selection of eco-friendly and high quality products for dogs and and the people who love them.

Donor: Kristen Smith
Estimated value: $150


Lot # 316

Karastan Rug

Beautiful cranberry, teal, and champagne rug, 10” x 11”.

Donor: Donna and Steve Moore
Estimated value: $2,500


Lot # 317

Gary Allen Garden Gate

Gate made of natural materials, similar to photo. This will be Gary’s last garden gate.

Donor: Nonie Sullivan
Estimated value: $800



Lot # 400

Dooney & Bourke Custom FOA Benefit Bag

Be the envy of all your friends with a custom, limited edition, Dooney & Bourke bag with Friends of Acadia 25th Anniversary Benefit logo. Choose your color: tan, red, light brown, or dark brown. All proceeds go directly to FOA. Can’t come to the auction but want a bag? Call the FOA office to reserve yours today!

Donor: Ellie Ford, Dooney & Bourke
Value: $250
Purchase price: $150


Lot # 401

Lillian Ostergard Earrings

Leaf earrings with rock crystal, mother-of-pearl, diamond, lapis lazuli, and turquoise cabochons mounted in 18 karat yellow gold. Made in New York City.

Donor: Lillian H. Ostergard, Ltd.
Estimated value: $4,750


Lot # 402

Men’s “Runwell” 47mm Shinola Watch

Shinola production combines meticulous hand-assembly with the most advanced technology available to ensure the watches are both beautiful and built to last.

Donor: Shinola
Estimated value: $550


Lot # 403

Women’s “Runwell” 41 mm Shinola Watch

Shinola production combines meticulous hand-assembly with the most advanced technology available to ensure the watches are both beautiful and built to last.

Donor: Shinola
Estimated value: $550


Lot # 404

“Ceci N’est Pas Un Bracelet D’or” Cuff

Whimsical hand-engraved electroplated gold brass cuffs, made in New York City.

Donor: Sydie Lansing LLC
Estimated value: $350


Lot # 405


Beallor-Snyder Earrings

Hand crafted 22k gold drop earrings with gray chalcedony stones.

Donor: Susan Beallor-Snyder and Stuart Snyder
Estimated value: $850


Lot # 406

Lisa Hall Studio Italian Gift Basket

Lisa Hall Jewelry

14kt gold and sapphire earrings with Santa Maria Novella pot pouria, candle, and soap.

Donor: Lisa Hall Studio
Estimated value: $750


Lot # 407

Maggie Kelley Pearls

Overlapping double strand of natural pink Keshi pearls. Hand-knotted silk threads with unique conch clasp. Strands are 19” and 24” in length.

Donor: Simply Pearls
Estimated value: $900


Lot # 408

Julie Havener Necklace

Spiral necklace, 19”. Julie Havener Designs is available at Lisa Hall Studio in Northeast Harbor.

Donor: Julie Havener Designs
Estimated value: $325


Lot # 409

Liberty of London Shirt by Sailor Rose

“City and Country” Sailor Rose shirt. Liberty of London fabric, designed and sewn in the U.S.

Donor: Sailor Rose, Kirsten Mogensen
Estimated value: $159


Lot # 410

Dale of Norway Men’s Ski Sweater

Men’s 100% virgin wool with snowflake pattern. Size medium.

Donor: anonymous
Estimated value: $275


Lot # 411

Scrimshaw Case “Copperlock” Knife

Amber bone with tall ship and lighthouse motif.

Donor: Chris Cambridge of the Scrimshaw Workshop and Fine Gifts
Estimated value: $155


Lot # 412

Chris Cambridge Scrimshaw Sterling Silver and Mammoth Ivory Pendant

Mammoth ivory with sailing ship and lighthouse motif.

Donor: Chris Cambridge of the Scrimshaw Workshop and Fine Gifts
Estimated value: $145


Lot # 413

Stella Dot Avalon Tote

This crisp, modern tote is inspired by Stella Dot’s unique laser-cut Avalon jewelry styles. Includes a pouch perfect for your keys and phone.

Donor: Heather Stephens, independent stylist with Stella Dot
Estimated value: $148




Lot # 500

Custom Cedar Trail Sign

You choose your favorite trails, villages, or locales for up to 4 directional arrow signs mounted on a vertical cedar pole.

Donor: ANP/FOA Trail Shop Volunteers
Estimated value: $400


Lot # 501

Walking Stick

A beautiful walking stick that tells a story…your story. Handmade for you by a local folk artist.

Donor: Mel Timmons
Estimated value: $150


Lots # 502 – # 511

Own a piece of history!

Vintage trail and carriage road signs to adorn your garden, deck, or house. Offerings include signs from Jordan Pond, Bubble Pond, Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, and others.

Ten signs will be sold separately.

Donor: Acadia National Park
Estimated value: $250




Lot # 600

Luke Bryan Concert Tickets

Two (2) incredible center floor tickets to Luke Bryan’s sold out “That’s my Kind of Night” concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Friday September 12, 2014.

Donor: anonymous
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 601

Box Seats at the Westminster Kennel Dog Show

Four (4) Box Seats at the 139th Annual Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Donor: Ellie and Fred Ford
Estimated value: $700



Lot # 603

Round of Golf at The Bridge in Bridgehampton, New York

A round of golf for two (2) with a member at The Bridge Golf Club

Donor: Allison and Stephen Sullens
Estimated value: $500


Lot # 604

CNBC Squawk on the Street NYSE Package

You and one guest will be granted private access to go behind the scenes for an on-air broadcast of CNBC’s top-rated Squawk on the Street & Squawk Alley, live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange! Squawk on the Street is hosted by award winning Jim Cramer, Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, Sara Eisen, Kayla Tausche, and others. Experience the excitement when the all-important opening bell rings, signaling the start of trading from the heart of the financial capital of the world. NYSE dress code and security screenings required. Includes a CNBC goody bag.

Donor: Courtney and Ben Thompson, CNBC
Estimated value: $750


Lot # 605

Sheryl Crow Tickets

Amazing tickets to see 9-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. Details available online.

Donor: Sheryl Crow
Estimated value: not available at press time


Lot # 607

Ed Monnelly

Autumn, Great Meadow

Limited edition archival color photograph, 16” x 20” framed.

Donor: artist
Estimated value: $600


Lot # 610

Masterpiece Portrait

Gift certificate for a Masterpiece Portrait (20’’ wall portrait) on canvas with hand-painted detailing, to be created at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on specified dates. Portrait may include up to 8 people. Includes a 1-night stay for up to 4 guests at the Pierre Hotel in New York City for the night of the portrait session. Unframed, non-transferable. Does not include transportation, food or beverage, gratuities, or other extras.

Donor: Kramer Portraits, New York
Estimated value: $6,500