Sat. Nov. 10, 2018  5-8pm at RGS studios - come check it out and support the school - more details to come...

NEW this year - the event will be taking place at River Gallery School. The Silent Auction will start in Main Street Studio and will spill into the 2nd floor studios.  Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 27th Annual Benefit Auction! 

The auction supports the schools programs and scholarships.  It is an evening of bidding on fabulous items and trips donated by local artists, craftspeople, businesses, restaurants, students and friends of the school. Catering by Guilford Country Store and Hillside Pizza as well as various RGS volunteers.

If you can't attend or can't stay, and you see something you want to bid on, LEFT BIDS are accepted. Email or call River Gallery School with your name and credit card and we will work on making you a winner.

A big THANK YOU goes to our business sponsors as well as the the RGS Board of Trustees and vounteers for thier countless hours of work to make this happen.

Altiplano, Brattleboro Savings + Loan, Brattleboro Retreat, Berkley Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Dental Health Center, Fearless Computing, Fire Arts Vermont, Gem Graphics, Guilford Country Store, Mitchell Giddings Fine Ats, Oak Meadow, Phillips Dunn Shriver + Carroll, The Richards Group, WKVT.

Admission: $25.  

incluldes savory appetizers, paddle number, coffee and dessert. Cash bar is open all night. Parking is on the street or at Basketville. No parking allowed behind Next Stage or in the driveway next to Next Stage. Please refrain from parking in front of the Putney General Store or in The Gleanery Restaurant parking lot as these parking spaces are needed for their patrons. Thank you.

auction 2017

  • Birdbath

    by Richard Hawes

  • Italian Villa
    Italian Villa

    Seven night stay in Italy for 4 people. Choice of 5 properties, surrounded by lush gardens and an expansive view of the rolling countryside.

  • South African Photo Safari
    South African Photo Safari

    6 days and 6 nights of meals & accommodations in 4-star luxury rooms. Plus swimming, tennis, and a photo trip into the bush twice daily with a guide

  • Handbuilt Ceramic Vase
    Handbuilt Ceramic Vase

    by Kimberly Carmody. 12" high with 10" diameter

  • Mexican Night at Betsy & Bill's
    Mexican Night at Betsy & Bill's

    A Mexican dinner for six people on their deck in Brattleboro. Betsy makes the best Margs in Brattleboro. (and she and Bill have plenty of extra beds). OLE’

  • Simon Pearce Hurricane Lamp
  • Back Roads Food Company -   Paleo/Oat Free Granola sampler 4 packages
  • Weekend at a Retreat Center
  • Basket by Jackie Abrams
    Basket by Jackie Abrams
  • Your House Your Garden by Gordon Hayward
    Your House Your Garden by Gordon Hayward

    A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design

  • Handcarved Spoons
    Handcarved Spoons

    Each spoon is carved from a different type of wood by Takeshi Akaogi

  • Hand Blown Glass Vase
    Hand Blown Glass Vase

    by Evan Elliot

  • Fallow Buck
    Fallow Buck

    Earthenware oval platter by Laura Zindel Design  


  • Art Batt Collection
    Art Batt Collection

    Blue + Purple Color Ways by Round Mountain Fibers 

  • 100% Superwash Merino
    100% Superwash Merino

    hand dyed worsted weight, deep rich hues by Round Mountain Fibers 

  • 100% Superwash Merino
    100% Superwash Merino

    hand dyed fingering weight in vibrant colors by Round Mountain Fibers

  • Stein by Mugged in Worcester
    Stein by Mugged in Worcester

    mug using slipcast method and vintage color decal by Jonathan Hansen

  • Puri-fire

    mask made from found objects, painted with acrylic and gold leaf by Art Costa

  • Market Mask
    Market Mask

    handmade from found objects, painted with acrylic and gold leaf by Art Costa

  • Ralph Flies the Coop
    Ralph Flies the Coop

    Written by Jamie Scanlon. Illustrations by Ellen Tumavicus

  • Crooked Fence Farm Wool
    Crooked Fence Farm Wool

    6 Skeins handspun 80% wool 20% alpaca 

  • Red Cashmere Mittens
    Red Cashmere Mittens

    Handknit cashmere mittens with button detail 

  • Hand Painted Side Table
    Hand Painted Side Table

    by Jenipher Younghall 

  • Wax Candle Holder
    Wax Candle Holder

    Handmade by Marcia and Phil Hamm

  • Roads Taken
    Roads Taken

    A collection of poetry featuring contemporary Vermont poets

  • Bronze Nude Sculpture with Stand
    Bronze Nude Sculpture with Stand

    By Rebecca Lepkoff

  • Altiplano Beaded Necklace
    Altiplano Beaded Necklace

    Handmade in Guatamala

  • Almost Utopia
    Almost Utopia

    Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff - Text by Greg Joly

  • Original Hamm Nite Lite
    Original Hamm Nite Lite

    By Marcia and Phil Hamm

  • Zippered Fabric Purse
    Zippered Fabric Purse

    By Amy the Pursemaker

  • Earthenware Pitcher
    Earthenware Pitcher

    by Ahren Ahrenholtz

  • Spirit House -
    Spirit House - "Six Cents"

    Sculpture by Ross Smart

  • Earthenware Mugs
    Earthenware Mugs

    by Ahren Ahrenholtz

  • Earthenware Bowls
    Earthenware Bowls

    by Ahren Ahrenholtz

  • Mixed Leather Purse
    Mixed Leather Purse

    by Pat Halpen

  • African Wooden Wall Sculpture
    African Wooden Wall Sculpture
  • Antigua Villa
    Antigua Villa

    7 Nights for up to 4 people in a lovely villa in Antigua Village

  • Weekend at Holland Pond
    Weekend at Holland Pond

    2 Nights in renovated rustic cottage on the Canadia Border

  • Fabric Purse
    Fabric Purse

    by Amy the Pursemaker

  • Gulf Retreat
    Gulf Retreat

    3 Nights in beautiful Fairhope Alabama - sleeps 4

  • Asian Eye 100% Silk Scarf
    Asian Eye 100% Silk Scarf

    from Delectable Mountian 

  • Ostrich Egg with Stand
    Ostrich Egg with Stand
  • Over the River Day Spa
    Over the River Day Spa

    Gift Certificate Detoxifying Body Wrap

  • Gift Certificates
    Gift Certificates

    BMAC / The Marina / The Porch Too / Duo Restaurant / BMC

  • Los Feliz Lodge
    Los Feliz Lodge

    2 Nights in quiet Casita in Sliver Lake area of Los Angeles

  • More Gift Certificates
    More Gift Certificates

    Montshire Museum / Everyone's Books / Healix Yoga / Express Fluency / Beck's Hair Design

  • Sonicare Toothbrush
    Sonicare Toothbrush

    FlexCare Platinum system

  • Home & Hood Gift Box
    Home & Hood Gift Box

    Beautiful gift box of house and kitchen items

  • And More Gift Certificates
    And More Gift Certificates

    Chelsea Royal / The Marina / Friends of the Sun / Walker Farm

  • Fabric Purse
    Fabric Purse

    by Amy the Pursemaker

  • Eli Terry Table Clock
    Eli Terry Table Clock

    Working pendulum antique clock 

  • Sidehill Farm Jam 8 pack
  • Ruggles and Hunt Earrings
  • Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Set
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Set
  • Set of handmade mugs
    Set of handmade mugs

    Jennifer Morier Pottery, Guilford

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
  • 3 Pounds of Coffee
    3 Pounds of Coffee

    Mocha Joe's

  • Ukulele Lessons
    Ukulele Lessons

    Six weeks of Ukulele lessons with Lisa McCormick 

  • 4 Hand Blown Goblets
  • Bread from the Earth
    Bread from the Earth

    CSB - Community Sponsored Bread delivered weekly

  • Tarot Reading Party for 10
    Tarot Reading Party for 10

    Tarot Reading party for you and 9 friends 

  • St Paul's Portable Easel by Daler-Rowney
    St Paul's Portable Easel by Daler-Rowney
  • Peter Havens Gift Certificate
    Peter Havens Gift Certificate
  • 3 Yoga Classes
    3 Yoga Classes
  • K2 All-Terrain Skis
    K2 All-Terrain Skis

    First Run Ski Shop in Stratton, Vermont $600 (bindings not included)

  • Duo Restaurant
    Duo Restaurant

    $40 gift certificate to use at Duo in Brattleboro

  • Language Lessons
    Language Lessons

    $100 Gift Certificate for Express Fluency

  • 1-Hour Holistic Facial
    1-Hour Holistic Facial

    SENJA CURRAN Holistic SkinHealth+Wellness

  • $125 Worth of Farm-Raised Meat
    $125 Worth of Farm-Raised Meat

    The Farm School in Orange, MA

  • Colored Clay Tray
    Colored Clay Tray

    by Naomi Lindenfeld