24. Dinner with an Artist - Randy Hale donated by James and Terrey Harrod valued at $450
Enjoy a dinner for 6 at the home of James and Terrey Harrod with artist Randy Hale. This will be an unforgettable evening!
25. Endovalley at Sheep Lake, Gene Younmann, watercolor Donated by the Artist valued at $1,250
Colorado Watercolorist Gene Youngmann has been painting transparent watercolors since 1981 along the Front Range Mountains west of Denver. Youngmann’s subject of choice is Colorado landscapes, vintage automobiles and aging architecture.
26. Saturday in the Park, Steve Griggs, watercolor 30" x 24" donated by the Artist valued at $1,250
My earliest painting influences and inspirations came from the Great Lakes region where I grew up. Thorough out my lifetime I have been enamored of boats. Sailing vessels, lake freighters, military frigates; any type of boat has captured my imagination and provided rich opportunities for painting. In addition to boats, I also paint landscapes and cityscapes, inspired by a variety of locations.
I frequently display and sell work in local, state, regional, national, and/or international shows. I offer workshops, demonstrations, and salons, as well as individual and small group painting lessons to help other artists understand my unique style. My students range from the very inexperienced artist to the professional painter. My paintings can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at my website http://stevegriggswatercolor.com.
27. 5 day/4 night stay in The Ponderosa at Pine Tree Park donated by John Hermanussen valued at $500+
The Ponderosa is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath mountain home located on Lookout Mountain near Golden Colorado. This stay for up to 12 people includes everything you need for a wonderful vacation in the Colorado Rockies while being only 5 minutes from the Western edge of the Denver Metro Area. Just bring your suitcase and food/beverage for a relaxing time with friends and family.
28. State 38 Distilling "All Your Bar Needs" Kit donated by State 38 Distilling valued at $255
1 bottle of Colorado Bourbon = $45 value 1 bottle of Scottish Peat Smoked Whisky = $55 value 1 bottle of Reposado “Tequila” = $45 value 1 bottle of Blanco “Tequila”= $35 value 1 bottle of Worlds Only Agave Based Vodka = $35 value 1 bottle of Worlds Only Agave Based Gin = $40 value
29. Sittin' Pretty, Sandy Pfeifer, oil 20" x 16" donated by the Artist valued at $300
Colorado native Sandy Pfeifer loved creating artwork from the time she was a small child. Back then her favorite subject was horses and as she grew older she loved riding her horse along the Highline Canal and competing in small rodeos. Her love of horses continues to this day being active in Westernaires Harness team and she volunteers her time helping caretake the draft horses of Westernaires.
Untitled, Boat Series, 1995
30. Untitled, Boat Series, 1995, Gino Hollander 11.25" x 12.24" donated by Shelley and Jerry Devitt valued at $550
Gino Hollander was a prolific artist over the course of a long and fascinating lifetime…he was still creating remarkable paintings in 2015, the year in which he died at the age of 91.
As described in his obituary in the New York Times, “He lived a passionate, fiercely individualistic, artistic life. Eugene Forman Hollander, born in Newark, NJ, served in the 10th Mountain Division in WWII, twice wounded, and decorated for action in the Italian campaign. To learn more about him, his adventurous life, and his art, go to http://www.ginohollander.org
An artist of “Abstract Expressionism”…a post-World War II movement out of New York City. 
Gino Hollander was one of the most prolific American painters, self-taught in NYC’s Greenwich Village at the age of 38, after quitting a successful career in filmmaking. Hollander's work exemplifies the emotional intensity of the German Expressionists, part of which this movement was based on.
Many of Gino’s paintings are on display in the Hollander Gallery in Santa Fe, which is managed by sculptor Siri Hollander, his daughter. His artworks have been collected by many famous individuals, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Ralph Lauren, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Gino firmly believed art should be appreciated, not merely sold or collected, and contributed countless canvases to charities. That is how we acquired our first two of four Gino Hollander paintings, after he contributed multiple canvases to Denver Academy to help raise funds for tuition assistance.
It is our pleasure to donate this painting to benefit Foothills Art Center, in the spirit of Gino’s generosity and in his memory.
Shelley and Jerry Devitt, August 2017
P.S. Gino rarely framed his own paintings unless it was one of his favorites. This is one of those special paintings. We hope you will enjoy this work of art for many years to come.
1] “What is Abstract Expressionism." Jackson Pollock Unauthorized
GCB Beer School
31. GCB Beer School donated by Golden City Brewery valued at $500
Golden City Brewery is offering a BEER SCHOOL PARTY for 10 – 15 guests. We will have a Brewer at your party to explain the basics of beer styles and flavor components. During the “School,” guests will design a beer flavor profile of their choosing. GCB will provide beers for tasting, along with snacks. Click here to learn more about Golden's second largest brewery.
GCB Beer and Pretzel Party
32. GCB Beer and Pretzel Party donated by Golden City Brewery valued at $400
Golden City Brewery is offering a BEER and (SOFT) PRETZEL PARTY for 20 guests. Click here to learn more about Golden's second largest brewery.
33. Tesori-Red, Pam Fortner, paper, steel donated by the Artist valued at $300
As an artist, my greatest hope is to create artwork that means something. Artwork that provokes thought. Something that allows me to express my personal experiences and concerns and is more than just a pretty picture.
My current body of work includes everything - paintings, artists’ books, installations and sculpture. I love the elements of repetition and progression. All work that I create will incorporate these aspects. I consider myself a maker as well as an artist. The process involved in the creation of a piece of artwork is very important to me. Each of the many steps enriches my experience and allows me to see new possibilities and new directions for the final piece. The results are always surprising.
*artwork includes one "Tesori" and installation from the artist
Family Fun Package
34. Family Fun Package donated by Foothills Art Center, Denver Zoo, Children's Museum of Denver, King Soopers, and Casa Bonita valued at $270
Spend some quality time with friends or family with this package that includes:
• A family membership to Foothills Art Center • 4 tickets to Children's Museum of Denver • 4 tickets to the Denver Zoo • $40 to spend at Casa Bonita • $50 to spend at King Soopers
35. Orangetheory Belmar donated by Orange Theory Belmar valued at $250
Burn some calories with an 8-visit pass and a bucket of accessories for the ultimate workout.
36. Faded Glory, Jackie McFarland, watercolor and graphite 21.25" x 21.25" donated by the Artist valued at $400
A watercolor enhanced with a graphite line - creating a sense of fall - the gentle approach to the end of the season!
37. Mountain Meadow, Jay Breese 11" x 14" donated by the Artist valued at $250
Jay Breese (www.jbreese.com) paints landscapes, particularly in Colorado, and often in Rocky Mountain National Park. His work reflects his passion for the majesty, beauty, and serenity of these wild places. Jay is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and his work is in many private collections.
Steve Atwater Signed Mini Helmet
38. Steve Atwater Signed Mini Helmet donated by Denver Broncos valued at $250
Hyatt House Gift Certificate
39. Hyatt House Gift Certificate donated by Hyatt House Denver/Lakewood at Belmar valued at $500
40. Aspen, Hal Shelton, Serigraph donated by Anonymous valued at $500
Brassica Oleracea, Ornamental Cabbage
41. Brassica Oleracea, Ornamental Cabbage, Maria "Mary Jo" Ramsdale, watercolor 14" x 12" donated by the Artist valued at $600
42. Custom Stone Pens, Andy Pitas, Afghanistan composite turquoise with black jade insert and fossilized dinosaur bone donated by Susan Judy valued at $260
Blue and Greens
43. Blue and Greens, Stefan Bateman, acrylic 10" x 8" donated by Mark Colville valued at $540
$500 240 Union Gift Certificate
44. $500 240 Union Gift Certificate donated by Bob and Dru Short and Michael Coughlin
240 Union has been serving fabulous meals and spirits in its one-of-a-kind showroom of a restaurant since 1989. Our sixty-foot open kitchen allows our guests to view the preparation of the finest contemporary American cuisine in the area. Learn more at 240union.com.
45. Pearl Cufflinks, bronze, cement, steel, pearl donated by Jim Cotter valued at $250
The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary designer jewelry, featuring designs by leading artists from the United States and Europe. Opening in 1970 with the premise that jewelry should be considered an art form, I have established a strong clientele who share my feeling that jewelry is a silent form of communication which speaks of the wearer’s individual taste. Click here to learn more about J. Cotter Gallery.
Sketch of Jorn Utzon's Winning Design of the Sydney Opera House
46. Sketch of Jorn Utzon's Winning Design of the Sydney Opera House, Eero Saarinen, giclee (2/3) donated by Susan Saarinen valued at $$$
"EERO SAARINEN, ONE OF THE JURISTS FOR THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE COMPETITION, ARRIVED LATE. HE LOOKED OVER THE SUBMISSIONS AND THEN REQUESTED TO SEE THOSE THAT THE OTHER JURISTS HAD ELIMINATED. THE ENTRY NUMBERED 218 WAS A ROUGH SKETCH NOT EASILY UNDERSTOOD, IT SEEMED, BY THE OTHER ARCHITECTS. EERO DREW HIS OWN SKETCH OF THE SUBMISSION TO EXPRESS, IN HIS OWN WAY, WHAT HE SAW. WHEN THE OTHER THREE ARCHITECTS SAW EERO’S DRAWING THEY UNDERSTOOD THE BUILDING AND THE FOUR JURISTS UNANIMOUSLY CHOSE UTZON’S BUILDING. SIGNIFICANTLY, EERO HAD BEEN WORKING ON THE TWA BUILDING IN NEW YORK WHICH IS REMINISCENT IN CHARACTER. CESAR PELLI TOLD ME THAT HE USED SOMETHING HE LEARNED IN THE OPERA HOUSE FOR TWA. FOR MORE ON THIS STORY SEE “BUILDING A MASTERPIECE: THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE”, ISBN 1 86317 115 0 (pb).
THE ORIGINAL DRAWING, ONE OF TWO, WAS GIVEN TO JOHN JOSEPH CAHILL, PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES, 1952-1959, FOLLOWING THE COMPETITION. THIS IS A GICLEE PRINT, ONE OF THREE MADE FOR ME."
SUSAN SAARINEN, DAUGHTER GOLDEN, CO
47. Nourish Yourself Basket donated by The Spicy Radish and Foothills Art Center, valued at $350
Red Onion painting by P. Zilinski, A $80 gift certificate, and an Art Explorer Membership