Light into Night 2023 Auction

Please note, auction descriptions are being uploaded and will be finalized on Thursday, September 21.

Bidding Guidelines

If you are interested in an item, please submit your highest offer by 5 PM on Friday, September 22 via email to Liz Broadfoot, Art Omi Development Director,

Please include:

1. The item name or number

2. Your highest offer

3. Your credit card information (number, expiration date, CSV, and billing zip code)

All submitted offers will be sealed and kept confidential by the Development Director, who will raise a paddle on your behalf. Each item will begin with the starting bid and go up in increments determined by our auctioneer. If your bid is higher than that during the live auction, you will win the item at the increment above the next-highest offer, NOT the highest offer you submitted. For example, if your maximum bid is $6,000, and the live auction stops at $5,000, you will win the item at $5,250. If you win, your credit card will be charged on the evening of September 23 and we will email you with arrangements for delivery of item(s).

Discover Museum Insel Hombroich, an art and architecture park near Dusseldorf

Value: $5,000

Starting Bid: $2,500

“On a quiet afternoon, Museum Insel Hombroich can feel like a garden after the end of the world, with nature in control and only the finest artifacts of human endeavor left.”

Enjoy a private tour and lunch with artist and foundation director Oliver Kruse of the ethereal Museum Insel Hombroich, a spectacular cluster of buildings, artworks, and artist residences scattered across 62 acres of meadowland in Neuss, Germany (15 mins from Dusseldorf).

A domain for artistic, literary, philosophical, and musical pursuits, Hombroich is an ongoing ‘open experiment’ born out of the personal commitment of private collectors and artists. The park includes Museum Insel Hombroich, Kirkeby-Feld, and Raketenstation (“Rocket Station”), a decommissioned NATO missile base. Artists and architects involved in redesigning and rebuilding the distinctive spaces include Raimund Abraham, Tadao Ando, Dietmar Hofmann, Erwin Heerich, Oliver Kruse, Katsuhito Nishikawa, Claudio Silvestrin, Terunobu Fujimori, and Álvaro Siza.

Stay four nights at the Kloster, a 14-room guesthouse reserved for visiting artists and curators. Accommodations include two spacious private rooms with double beds with a fully-equipped common kitchen, lounge, and dining room shared with visiting artists. Total sleeping capacity: 4. Nearby pavilions house precious artworks by Constantin Brancusi, Pieter Breughel II, Paul Cezanne, Loves Corinth, Francis Picabia, Rembrandt van Reign, and Chinese antiquities from the Tan and Han dynasties.

Available programs include an authentic tea ceremony with Hisako Nishikawa at the Ein Stein Teehouse designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori, and guided tours with artists, curators, and naturalists.

Availability to be determined for tour and accommodations.

Art Adventure in the Canadian Rockies: Trip to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Value: $5,000

Starting Bid: $2,500

Generously donated by trustee Gavin Berger and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Discover world-class art in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park! A trip to the renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where you’ll stay three nights at one of the two splendid hotels on Banff Centre’s properties. The winning bidder will receive a private behind-the-scenes campus tour during their stay to catch a glimpse of the calendar of artist residencies and performances that happen year-round at the Centre.

Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain and just five minutes from downtown, Banff Centre hotel accommodations include renovated rooms, breathtaking vistas, extensive fitness and recreation facilities, and unparalleled access to the artistic process. A $1,000 gift certificate from Air Canada offers flexible options to plan your adventure.

Banff Centre has a long history of inspiring people to challenge ideas and create change through education and collaboration. Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity started as a single course in drama. It has since grown to a global powerhouse leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From its home in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends its campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Availability to be determined and coordinated with the Banff Centre.

Stay in Historic Montréal Loft

Value: $6,000

Starting Bid: $3,000

Generously donated by Isabelle Autones & Francis J. Greenburger

Who needs Europe when Montreal is around the corner? Spend a week in a magnificently furnished loft situated in the heart of the Old City and be treated to all the sites, sounds, and gastronomic excellencies that Montreal has to offer.

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath historic loft condo apartment overlooking historic Montreal has it all. Located on Rue St. Paul, the apartment overlooks the Rue de la Commune and the Saint Laurence River. Situated in a historic loft building, the apartment was recently renovated in minimalist style and is in mint condition, rivaling in comfort the best hotels in the neighborhood. The apartment is fully stocked with dishes, cookware, luxurious linens, and towels. Along the narrow cobblestone streets, there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, and boutiques you’ll enjoy visiting.

The condo has 3 en-suite bedrooms. There is one loft-style master bedroom with a king-size bed, a second bedroom with a king bed and bunk bed, and a regular bedroom with a queen-size bed. There are TVs in all bedrooms and Wi-Fi Internet throughout. Total sleeping capacity: 8.

Availability to be determined and coordinated with the owner’s representative.

Stunning Slopeside Ski Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Value: $12,000

Starting Bid: $6,000

Generously Donated by Isabelle Autones & Francis J. Greenburger

Four nights in a platinum, ski-in, ski-out/on-mountain, two-level residence that offers a wood-burning fireplace, full kitchen, dual master suites, and twin-over-queen bunk in the third bedroom, day-bed with trundle in the den, and a sleeper sofa. Total sleeping capacity: 11.

Additional features include custom lighting, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, garage parking for one vehicle, and access to a ski locker with a boot heater.

Guests will appreciate views of Beaver Creek’s Cinch ski run from the furnished deck as well as the convenience of being able to ski in/out from this slopeside property; complimentary shuttle service, a fitness center, a lap pool, and hot tubs are also available.

Availability to be determined and coordinated with the owner’s representative.

Decadent date night at Wm. Farmer and Sons in Hudson

Value: $1,000

Starting Bid: $500

Generously Donated by Wm. Farmer and Sons

A one-night stay at the Wm. Farmer & Sons Boarding House along with dinner for two at the award-winning Barroom.

Weekend luxury at the Old Dutch Inn in the heart of historic Kinderhook

Value: $1,000

Starting Bid: $500

Generously Donated by the Old Dutch Inn

Two nights in the magnificently restored, family-run Old Dutch Inn. Situated in the heart of the historic Dutch Village of Kinderhook, the Old Dutch Inn honors its 200-year history with a rejuvenated boutique property designed to service a contemporary clientele with comfortable, luxurious lodging.

Each of Old Dutch Inn’s 9 guest rooms is a unique marriage of historical charm and a modern, chic aesthetic. Originally built in 1820 to serve as a shoe shop, private residence, and public hall, the property has retained its Village prominence over the centuries through a devotion to serving our community’s changing hospitality needs., and today, by meeting the standards of modern travelers. All rooms have been carefully appointed with luxurious finishes and contemporary comforts. Hardwood floors throughout the building reflect the availability of raw materials during the era in which they were originally sourced. Each ensuite bath has been updated with custom tilework, gold hardware, and luxurious Frette linens.

Painting by Ashley Garrett

Value: $2,800

Starting Bid: $1,000

oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches

Generously Donated by Ashley Garrett and September Gallery

Winner of Wandflowers also receives an invitation to a private studio tour of Ashley Garrett’s studio in East Chatham, NY.


Ashley Garrett (b. 1984) graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Solo and two-person exhibitions include Love Apple Art Space (Ghent, NY), Gold Montclair (Montclair, NJ), Hood Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Chase Gallery (West Hartford, CT), SRO (Brooklyn, NY), Six Depot (West Stockbridge, MA), RISD Memorial Hall Gallery (Providence, RI), and SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY). Garrett has participated in group exhibitions at Ladies’ Room (Los Angeles, CA), Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY), Regina Rex (New York, NY), The Painting Center (New York, NY), Planthouse (New York, NY), Orgy Park (Brooklyn, NY), Nurture Art (Brooklyn, NY), Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA), TSA LA (Los Angeles, CA), Cross Contemporary Art (Saugerties, NY), Church of St Paul the Apostle (New York, NY), Every Woman Biennial (New York, NY), Brian Morris Gallery (New York, NY), Novella Gallery (New York, NY), Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (Woodstock, NY) , Berkshire Botanical Garden Leonhardt Gallery (Stockbridge, MA), Hudson Hall (Hudson, NY). Recent publications include Ashley Garrett: Tarot Images and Co- Configurative Eternities, in which poets read and respond to her paintings, and ArtMaze Magazine’s Issue 10. Garrett has curated shows in New York and Los Angeles and she has interviewed numerous artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Lisa Sanditz, Ann Craven, Judith Linhares, Brenda Goodman, Lori Ellison, and choreographer Melissa Fenley for publications such as Whitehot Magazine, Figure/Ground, and Painting is Dead. Garrett’s work has been reviewed by The Brooklyn Rail, Two Coats of Paint, and Caesura Magazine, among others, and the artist has been interviewed by Gorky’s Granddaughter, Art Spiel, and The Collaborative. Ashley Garrett lives and works in East Chatham, NY.

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