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Support the Albany Museum of Art and the arts in our community, and take home a fantastic item or experience from Art Ball 2024 at our auction!

Here are items that will be up for bid at the live auction at A Gala Sixty Years in the Making on Saturday, March 23! This list will be updated as soon as new items are available. Bid Often, Bid Big!

Southern Woods Plantation Quail Hunt

Half-day Quail Hunt

Set among towering pines south of Sylvester, Southern Woods Plantation offers a world-class upland paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Get ready for Southern hospitality at its finest when your group embarks on this half-day quail hunt.

Quail season begins on October 1 and continues through March 31, and dates can fill quickly, so schedule your hunt as early as possible. Southern Woods Plantation’s great staff knows the value of service and provides a one-of-kind experience for each and every one of its guests.

Golf at Nonami Plantation

Golf Outing for 4

Play an 18-hole round of golf in one of the most beautiful settings in South Georgia. The winning bidder and three lucky friends will take to the links on Nonami Plantation, a picturesque venue in south Dougherty County that transports you back to nature and its wonder.

Chef Todd White Dinner Party for 12

Host a dinner party for 12 at your home and dazzle your guests with a delicious meal created by one of South Georgia’s top chefs, Todd White. You will also have a bartender at your event. Chef White, who was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef in 2018, has 25 years of experience and is the former chair of Albany Technical College’s Culinary Arts program. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta’s culinary program, trained at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, and traveled the country for 15 years as a senior chef for Marriott.

Trip for 2 – Kildare, Ireland

Country Mansion Luxury in County Kildare, Ireland (Europe) for Six Days & Five Nights at Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel for Two, Including a $1,000 Fairmont Gift Card Toward Golf, Dining, or Spa (Land Only)

Situated in the university town of Maynooth, County Kildare, Carton House—once the ancestral home of the influential FitzGerald family—is one of Ireland’s most exquisite national treasures, a luxury Irish resort ready to welcome you to magnificent grounds, featuring exceptional golf and spa relaxation. Over 1,100 acres of sweeping parkland, ancient woodlands, and the meandering River Rye create the perfect backdrop for this awe-inspiring country mansion.

Fill your days with on-site activities including scenic walking trails, cycling, fishing, falconry, or tennis. Explore the surrounding areas, including the luxury shopping outlet Kildare Village. Add to this a choice of multiple unique dining outlets, two championship golf courses, and an award-winning spa and wellness facility. Carton House is luxury resort escapism at its finest.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 6 days/5 nights accommodations at Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • A $1,000 Fairmont Gift Card toward golf, dining, or spa
  • Complimentary bike rental

Opening Bid: $5000

Trip for 2 – Monte Carlo

Immerse Yourself in Monaco’s Joie de Vivre in Monte Carlo, Monaco (Europe) for Six Days & Five Nights at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in a Junior Suite for Two, Including a Secret Monaco Tour of Hidden Gems, Art and Monumental Trees, a Monaco and Eze Full-Day Tour, and a Monaco Night Tour (Land Only)

Escape to the incomparable grandeur of the four-star Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco, a principality nestled between Italy and France, and between the sparkling Mediterranean and the legendary Casino, on the Côte d’Azur. When you ascend to the top of The Fairmont, you can see the majestic view of all three countries!

While you’ll be immersed in the beauty and sophistication of this world-class destination, take in as much of this gorgeous region as you can with three small-group tours to France’s Nice, Eze Village, and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, all in the comfort of air-conditioned mini-buses.

Get a taste of the high life and discover hidden gems on this comprehensive small-group tour of the French Riviera, and soak up the spectacular scenery as you visit Marche de la Condamine, Place du Palais, Vieux Monaco, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and finally, the Monte Carlo Casino. Then combine the glitz and glam of Monaco with the medieval charm of Eze on a full-day tour of the beautiful French Riviera.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 6 days/5 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in a Junior Suite
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • Small group tour of Monaco and Eze, including hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Secret Monaco tour of Hidden Gems, Art, and Monumental Trees
  • Monaco night tour
  • Free concierge reservation service
Opening Bid: $7000

Trip for 2 – St. Thomas

Soak Up the Blue Water and Beaches of Bolongo Bay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for Five Days & Four Nights at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort for Two in an Oceanview Room, Including a $150 Resort Credit Toward Your Choice of Swimming with Turtles on a Half-Day Snorkel Trip, a Sunset Cruise, or Other Resort Activities (Land Only)

Slip on your flip-flops, slap on some sunscreen, and get ready to chill out and have fun at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This casual all-inclusive beach resort, tucked away in a cove on the beautiful Bolongo Bay, is the perfect place for good times with great people.

This all-inclusive package covers everything, including unlimited cocktails, all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (some up to four courses). Bolongo Bay sits along a 1,000-foot golden sand beach with palm trees rustling in the breeze and iguanas slowly strolling by. Escape to this small and intimate resort. The ocean view and sand is right outside your door. It’s been included on Frommer’s list of The World’s 10 Best Beachfront Hotels, and has earned a reputation as one of the U.S. Virgin Island’s most entertaining resorts.

  • Your trip for two includes:
  • 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in an oceanview room with a balcony
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Nightly dinner, up to 4 courses, all served a la carte. Lobster available nightly
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (Many premium brands included)
  • Flask of Cruzan Rum & Coke and a Tortuga Rum Cake welcome amenity upon arrival
  • Complimentary use of kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, standup paddle boards, windsurfers, swim mats, beach chairs
  • 1 $150 resort credit toward your choice of swim with the turtles half-day snorkel trip, sunset cruise, gift shop, or other resort charges
  • Live entertainment
  • Complimentary WiFi in room and property-wide
  • All gratuities, government room tax, resort fee, and energy surcharge
  • Free concierge reservation service
Opening Bid: $3500

David Lanier: Georgia Evening

Bring the beauty of Southwest Georgia and into your home or office with Georgia Evening by artist David Lanier. The framed giclee is 18″ x 24″ and captures the type of scenery for which Lanier is internationally known. Lanier’s commissioned projects take him all over the country, as he paints dogs, landscapes and sporting scenes for discerning collectors.

The winning bidder also receives an autographed copy of the artist’s book, The Paintings of David Lanier.

Drawings by Steve Hinton

Two works by the late Steve Hinton, known for his whimsical style and vibrant color palette, that capture his favorite subject matter are a drawing of two Greek women and a South Georgia landscape. The pastel landscape, with its unique colors, demonstrates Hinton’s love of the natural world. The drawing of the Greek couple embodies three of Hinton’s favorite subjects–women, dogs and architecture.