Online Auctions

Haystack will hold a 5-day online auction, beginning Monday, March 27, 2017.

We are grateful to the thirteen extraordinary artists whose pieces are featured in this auction and to Barbara Haring, who donated works to Haystack, the collection from which this selection of ceramic works was chosen.

Teapot with Toshiko Black glaze, 1979, by Chris Gustin. From the collection of Barbara Haring.

Teapot with Toshiko Black glaze, 1979, by Chris Gustin. From the collection of Barbara Haring.

Since our founding in 1950, Haystack has helped to shape the field of contemporary craft. Each summer we bring together leading makers in the field with dynamic visiting artists, writers, scientists and musicians. The results of those interactions have had tremendous impact on how we think about craft, making and the creative process.

For those that have attended our end-of-session summer auction’s you know how important they are for the school.

The annual online auction is equally vital, and a wonderful way to show support for Haystack.

Featuring works by artists who have taught at or have a connection to Haystack via a donor,
the auction directly benefits the school, students,
and the campus studios.

 

Summer Gala & Private Auction

Haystack’s 2017 Gala & Private Auction will be held on Friday, July 14.

 

2015 Gala attendees on the Haystack deckHaystack’s Gala & Private Auction is our biggest fund-raiser of the year, providing essential support for our scholarship and community programs. Each year we are able to give over 125 of our students from around the world full scholarships and fellowships to attend workshops. The event includes a catered reception and dinner at our award-winning campus, followed by a private auction featuring an
exciting combination of art and
goods and services. The generous
support of our sponsors, patrons,
underwriters, supporters, donors, staff,
trustees, and volunteers make the event
an enjoyable summer fundraiser.

End-of-Session Auctions

End of Session Auctions feature the work of Haystack faculty and students.

End of Session Auctions feature the work of Haystack faculty and students.

At the close of each Summer Session, students and faculty are invited to donate a piece of their work toward the End of Session Auction. Both live and silent, these auctions are held on the final Thursday of each session (Friday for session 6) in Gateway Auditorium on campus. End of Session Auctions are lively, fun, and full of great work. Proceeds benefit Haystack’s scholarship fund and studio improvements. Generous donations from faculty and workshop participants, as well as an engaging staff and audience, which include sessions participants, Island residents, and
summer visitors, all contribute to the
enjoyment and success of our
End of Session Auctions!

End of Session Auctions are free and open to the public.

A complete listing of end-of-session auction dates and times are listed in our Summer Evening Program Series brochure, which is available each spring, prior to the start of the summer season.