Below are just a few of our fabulous live auction lots available to the highest bidder the night of the gala:
Vine, wine, and dine with thine
Wine country weekend for two
Enjoy a lavish autumn weekend in Wine Country with guaranteed reservations at The French Laundry! Pamper yourself and a guest with a two night stay at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma. On Friday evening, delight in local California cuisine with dinner at Press in neighboring St. Helena. On Saturday night, a personal driver will take you to and from the Kenwood Inn to legendary The French Laundry. Arranged with guaranteed reservations, enjoy the restaurant’s unique epicurean compositions, offering a different nine-course tasting menu daily. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable luxurious weekend getaway.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Kenwood Inn and Spa and an OMCA Supporter
Into the vault
Exclusive OMCA Collections tour for 8 and Dorothea Lange treasures
Be among the few to tour the Museum’s off-site collections facility, the California Collections and Research Center (CCRC)! OMCA Curator of Photography and Visual Culture, Drew Johnson, and Director of Collections, John Burke, will guide you on this behind the scenes adventure. The CCRC houses 90% of the Museum’s permanent collection that contains over 1.9 million items, including works of art, historical artifacts, ethnographic materials, natural specimens and photographs.
Photographer Dorothea Lange is celebrated as one of the most prominent documentarians of the 20th century American experience. The winner of this package will take home a framed print of Lange’s famous Migrant Mother and choose a second print from the Museum’s acclaimed Lange collection.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Oakland Museum of California, Galleria Scola Custom Framing
Swill with Hill, dine with Dine, and Diebenkorn or Brown or Thiebaud
Dinner for 10 at OMCA
Host an exclusive dining experience in the Oakland Museum of California’s Gallery of California Art. Start off your evening with a VIP tour of the Gallery with OMCA LAB Center Director Kelly McKinley, exploring OMCA’s extensive and significant collection of California art. Then partake in an intimate seated gourmet dinner of California cuisine prepared by Barbara Llewellyn Catering in the Gallery’s Open Space 3. Dinner courses will be paired with Keenan fine wines. Delight in live musical accompaniment by a three-piece band and custom décor by Jennifer Walker.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Oakland Museum of California, Barbara Llewellyn Catering, Keenan Winery, Jennifer Walker
Stay in the Bay
Take me out to the ballgame…and into the arena
Calling all East Bay sports fans! Root for our Oakland Athletics with four field level seats for a home game during the 2014-15 baseball season. Before the game, you and your guests will have a chance to attend a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - the A’s pre-game batting practice from on the field. But what’s an East Bay sports package without Warriors basketball?! Bring a party to cheer for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from a 20-seat Premium Suite at Oracle Arena. Suite includes VIP parking and access to both sideline and courtside clubs.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Oakland Athletics, Mike Moye
To see or not to see...
Double San Francisco Art Excursions
Take an extraordinary look at two of the Bay Area’s most prestigious and talked about collections, the Fisher Art Collection at Gap Headquarters and the esteemed photography collection at Pier 24. The first experience will begin with a curator-led private tour for 8 of the celebrated Fisher Art Collection at the Gap Headquarters. Following the tour, dine with your party at Waterbar, which features soulful and elegant preparations of the freshest sustainable seafood available, accompanied by panoramic views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline.
On a separate excursion, head to Pier 24 for hors d’oeuvres, where you’ll be treated to glorious twilight views of the Bay and the dazzling Bay Lights. Afterwards, enjoy a guided highlight tour of the current Pier 24 photography exhibit. These exclusive outings perfect for aficionados of fine art and fine food!
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: an OMCA Supporter, Pier 24, Gap Headquarters
Poipu for you
A week in Kauai!
Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy seven nights in an upscale condominium at the Aston Resort at Poipu Kai, Kauai! The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai boasts unmatched natural beauty. Explore the waterfalls of the Wailua River and take in the breathtaking views of the Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Take refuge in your private one-bedroom suite at the Aston Resort, equipped with a full kitchen and private lanai, and enjoy beautiful ocean views and tropical gardens.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Enrico Hernandez
I can see clearly now...
Glass art tour for 8
This intimate tour is an exceptional opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into the beautiful world of glass art. Join independent contemporary glass curator, Micaëla Van Zwoll, in viewing the Saxe Collection of Contemporary Glass at the residence of Dorothy Saxe in San Francisco. The Saxe Collection is one of the most important contemporary glass collections in the world, including artists such as Robert Arneson, Dale Chihuly, and Viola Frey, to name a few. Following the Saxe Collection, you and your guests will enjoy a visit to the studios of renowned glass artists Marvin Lipofsky and Jay Musler.
Guided by curator Van Zwoll, this day of private touring is a truly special behind-the-scenes opportunity for glass art enthusiasts.
GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED BY: Dorothy Saxe, Jay Musler, Mavin Lipofsky, Micaëla Von Zwoll, and the Oakland Museum of California