Gala 2018 Auction Items
American, b. 1963
This fine watercolor is valued at $38k. It is the largest to date of the Serpentine Collection, and hand framed by the artist. This watercolor was painted for his wife, his Beloved of 30 years. A fine tribute to traditions of longevity of love and marriage. Beloved is a watercolor on handmade paper - secured and protected to panel board, combined with what Shuptrine is also nationally known for his handmade and gilded framing, in 22kt gold leaf. This nationally acclaimed artist believes in old world traditions enveloping and marrying a fine painting with its frame.
Shuptrine’s bio can be found here: https://alanshuptrine.com/biography/
Paired with other fine American Artists, Shuptrine has been showcased with his late father’s work, Hubert Shuptrine, along with Andrew Wyeth, Stephen Scott Young, Dean Mitchell, and other fine watercolorists of our time.
About the handmade and gilded frame:
"For the past 30 years, Alan Shuptrine has established himself as a master framer and a leading practitioner in the lost art of water gilding. His framing, gilding, and restoration projects can be found in museums and private collections nationwide."
The frame of Beloved is an antique frame from New Orleans, damaged in Katrina, and brought back to life with Shuptrine’s carving, restoration, then handcrafted, and water gilded by the artist. Alan Shuptrine is nationally known for his works of handcrafted items and restorations in over 40 museums nationwide. This beautiful frame of 12kt white gold leaf over plum, noire and rouge clays, is valued at $20,000-$25,000.
For more information on the artist’s framing, please visit: https://shuptrines.com/gold-leaf-designs/products/frames-restorations/handmade-gold-leaf-frames
Donated by Bonny and Alan Shuptrine, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
For more information about the artist and his upcoming coffee table book due out September 2019, click here.
Painted for his wife of 30 years, Bonny. 2016. Watercolor on canvas (framed). Measures 36x57 inches.
Quote from the Artist:
"An art teacher once told me that the viewer reads a painting from left to right, and from top to
bottom. So if I wanted you to travel with your eyes up the trunk of this magnificent dogwood,
perhaps I should have flipped the composition. But this was not the intention with 'My
Beloved.' I set out to have the viewer travel to many places within the painting, to have an
adoration as I did for this great lady. She had persevered through hardships and weathered
many storms, and yet she was able to deliver a spray of abundant and graceful flowers. If you
look deeper, there are many other symbolic messages. For example, the wedding ring quilt in
the window was purposeful. And so was the almost symbiotic relationship between the tree
and clapboard house. The old painted boards showed the same hardships and storms that the
tree has endured. I tried to personify them both, such as that they are almost embracing one
another, as if sharing the spotlight. Nine times out of ten, I title my works before starting the
first brush stroke. This way I stay focused and committed to the prize at the end. I will usually
pick a few words about the atmosphere in the painting, and repeat those to myself along the
way. Here I found myself chanting 'My Beloved, My Beloved, My Beloved' and naturally I kept
thinking of my beloved wife, Bonny."
Spring Sunset Dinner and Cocktails On the River
This lovely night will take place at the river home of Scott and Sharon Taylor in Spring 2019. Enjoy a casual four-course meal for 8 prepared by chefs Michael Poore and Christy Goza under the stars on the Hiwassee River. Each course will be expertly paired with wine from the Sonoma Valley region.
Donated by Sharon and Scott Taylor
A Stroll Through Annandale
This progressive party for 20 will be hosted by Brammi & Knox Horner, Beverly & Mark Johnson, Kelly & Alan Smith, and Hilda & Julian Sullivan. Party members will enjoy cocktails and appetizers from each neighborhood host's home as a neighborhood historian highlights the history of the Annandale homes during a stroll through the neighborhood.
Donated by Brammi & Knox Horner, Beverly & Mark Johnson, Kelly & Alan Smith, and Hilda & Julian Sullivan
Fly Fishing Experience
½-day private fly fishing instruction* with local International Master Certified Casting Instructors Tom Rueping and Brian DeLoach including:
Land casting instruction – videotaped for assessment and technique refinement
Water casting instruction
1-day float trip* (Hiwassee or other local river) with Lee University Fly Fishing Club Coach
An Orvis RECON rod and reel package valued at over $700
1 Orvis RECON 865-4 fly rod
1 Orvis HYDROS SL II reel with Access WF trout line
Or, two lower priced intermediate Orvis fly fishing rods and reels at a similar total cost as the RECON 865 package.
*You can share the fly fishing instruction and day on the river with a friend or family member.
Note: Instructors and your hosts for the river trip are not professional guides. Mutually agreeable days and times must be worked out by both parties to be completed by September 1, 2019.
Donated by Andy Jensen.
This package is not publicly available at any price but estimated at over $1,800.
Parksville Lake Cabin
Long weekend 3 to 4 nights
Schedule dependent on owner
3 bedrooms, 2 bath - includes loft that will sleep 4-6 children
Donated by Jordia and Key Waller