e Crocker Art Museum’s annual ball is the premier social and fundraising event of the Capital region. Held on the first Saturday in December for more than a half century, this black-tie affair is attended by Sacramento’s business and civic leaders and philanthropists, all in support of the Museum's mission to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. Funds raised help make art accessible to everyone in the community, including visitors with visual, auditory, physical, and learning or developmental differences, and sustain programs for youth, families, and school children.
These seven extraordinary auction items will be up for bid at the 57th annual Crocker Ball. If you are interested in making an absentee bid, please click HERE to download our bid form. To allow time for processing, all bids must be received by 5 PM (PST) on Thursday, November 29. Bid(s)
may be scanned and emailed to Chelsea Larson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (916) 808-5127.
The Crocker Art Museum will confirm all bids by email. If you have not received confirmation within one
business day of submitting your bid, please call Chelsea Larson at (916) 808-8838.
Thank you for your generous support.
Gregory Kondos One-of-a-Kind Monotype
Over the course of his career, Gregory Kondos (born 1923) has painted scenes of Greece, France, and the American Southwest, but he continues to find his greatest and most enduring inspiration in the richly varied landscape of California. Back Country (26 x 22 in.) depicts one of Kondos’s most beloved places to paint: Yosemite National Park. During the artist’s time visiting Yosemite, he hiked to sublime spots and captured scenic vistas in charcoal sketches and small oils that inspired larger works. Some studies inspired monotypes like this one, a process that involves painting on a metal plate and then printing it once. There are few remaining, as the artist no longer produces them.
Golf to Gourmet: Martis Camp Excursion for Six
Stay and play in the Sierra’s most refined private resort community. This package offers two days and nights of fun as hosts Barb and Charlie Demmon invite you to be their guests. Begin your mountain experience Friday afternoon with a tour of the Martis Camp Resort followed by cocktails and dinner at the Demmon’s mountain-chic home. The next morning, guests will enjoy breakfast and a memorable lockerroom experience, followed by a round of golf on the award-winning Tom Fazio course or a relaxing day by the pool. Round out the day with cocktails at the 19th Hole or Camp Lodge where you will enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas before retreating to a magnificent dinner in the private Bartlett Nook accompanied by fine and rare Burgundian wines selected by Charlie himself. On day two, activity options abound, including boating on Lake Tahoe, playing tennis, hiking, and more. The choice is yours, and breakfast and lunch will again be included.
Date: Set by mutual agreement for spring, summer, and fall dates in 2019, excluding major holidays
Donors: Barbara and Charlie Demmon
Sex in the City and Fred Leighton New York Experience
This is your chance to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw for four days in New York City with this curated Sex in the City experience. The high bidder and three guests will receive two rooms for three nights at the always glamorous St. Regis on the Upper East Side, beginning with a welcome cocktail reception at the hotel’s world-famous King Cole Bar.
Be dazzled by a private tour at the beautiful Fred Leighton Jewelers flagship store on Fifth Avenue. You and your friends will enjoy access to the exquisite Leighton jewelry collection and pieces worn by the cast of Sex in the City. Two pairs of Fred Leighton citrine earrings will be yours to keep, courtesy of Fred Leighton and Hamilton Jewelers Pavilions. Then, enjoy a private Sex in the City tour of the NYC sites and locations central to the show, and end your day with a magnificent dinner at the SoHo hotspot, Balthazar, a favorite of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte.
The following day, you’ll receive a private, guided tour of The Met’s Cloisters Museum, Anna Wintour’s choice site for this year’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition in conjunction with the Met Gala. Then, prepare for a fabulous evening at the super chic downtown restaurant Buddakan, the scene of Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner. Cosmos and couture await you in this exceptional package!
Sawyer Penthouse Dinner & G1C Concert - 6 People
Enjoy a private dinner for six in an exclusive residence atop The Residences at the Sawyer, Sacramento’s premiere hotel, then enter Golden 1 Center via secured, private entrance and dance the night away at P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour (4/10) or Carrie Underwood’s The Cry Pretty Tour 360 (5/14).
Dates: April 10, 2019 (Pink!) or May 14, 2019 (Carrie Underwood). Not negotiable.
Donor: Vivek Ranadive & the Sacramento Kings
Wanderlust in the South of France
The scent of umbrella pines, cypress, rosemary, and lavender will be a stamp on your memory of this six-night vacation for six to the South of France, including two nights at Le Meridien in Nice followed by four nights at Le Mas Saint-Remy, a well-appointed farmhouse in the heart of the Petite Camargue.
Built by the Baron of Saint Remy in 1615, Le Mas Saint-Remy sits on 50 hectares of working vineyards just 20 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea and destinations such as Montpellier, Nimes, and Aigues-Mortes. A fabulous French dinner in nearby Aimarques is included, and the home will be fully stocked for breakfasts.
This package begins with two glamorous nights in Nice, including a hosted dinner at a top restaurant. From Nice, your party will be treated to a day trip with a professional, English-speaking driver to Monte Carlo. On your own, explore nearby Eze or Saint-Paul-De-Vence, or spend the day in town at the many shops, art galleries, beaches, and restaurants. Bid high, benefit the Crocker, and check the wanderlust box! The winning bidder will also receive $6000 in American Express gift cards for use on the airfare of their choice.
Dates: Set by mutual agreement and subject to availability. Advance reservations required. Accommodations include three double-occupancy rooms. For more information, visit mpitraveler.com.
Donors: Cindy Cotta & Daniel Farley
Wing & Barrel Ranch Sporting Clay Course + Ramekins Lunch & Wine for Six
Take your shot at Sonoma's ultimate private hunting club, Wing & Barrel Ranch. The members-only, 1,000-acre ranch in the heart of wine country, will be open to you and five friends, who will enjoy a day taking aim on the most celebrated shooting course in the U.S. Fifteen shooting stations feature three positions to challenge all levels of marksmen. Participants will be equipped for the morning with premium Beretta shotguns and ammunition, and NSCA-certified instructors will be on hand to assist novice shooters. Lunch prepared by Ramekins Culinary School will be paired with Vintner Member Wines at the ranch. No need to worry about driving as a limousine is included for the day. Information at wingandbarrelranch.com.