The 2019 Watershed Gala is set for Thursday, February 28th in the Charles Suber Banquet Hall of Rollins Campus Center in Young Harris, Ga. The event will begin at 5:30 with a silent auction, featuring the best art and craft items made right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as unique opportunities to dine and play! Following the meal and Holman Award presentation, several more exquisite items will be auctioned live by local auctioneer and entertainer, Tim Ryan.

We are grateful to more than 60 local businesses, artists, crafters and individuals who have donated auction and raffle items for the 2019 event.

Live Auction Items donated as of February 20th

  • Homemade Pizza Party for Twelve by Brenda (BK) Hull
  • Rainbow Trout String Art by crafter, Jenny Pate
  • Handcrafted Heron by crafter, Dave Gonos
  • Basket of Goods & Services by BodySense Day Spa & Boutique
  • Hand-carved Wood Bowl by crafter, Matthew Dobson
  • Wine and Gourmet Food Basket by Crane Creek Vineyards
  • Half Day Guided Lake Fishing Trip by Big ‘Ole Fish Guiding Service
  • Blue Shutter Cottage Lake Getaway Package by Callie & Philip Moore
Big Ole Fish collage

A Sampling of Silent Auction Items donated as of February 20th

  • “Winter Color” Framed (11×14) Multimedia/Pastel Original Painting by artist, Zoe Schumaker
  • “North Carolina Mountain River in Autumn” Photograph by Dave Allen
  • Gift Basket including a $15 Gift Certificate by Blue Moon Elise
  • 1-Hour Massage with Julie Welch, LMBT
  • Bat box (2-Chamber Rocket Box) with pole
  • 2-Hour Landscape Consultation (within 20 miles of Hayesville, NC) by Linda Milt Landscape Design
  • A Dozen Hand-tied Flies (2 each of six varieties) in a Waterproof Plastic Fly Box
  • Star on Barn Wood Made from a Carpenter Square by crafters, Joseph & Jenny Pate
  • Framed Original Oil Painting by the late Helen Bowen, Waves Crashing (39″x 26.5″)
  • Framed Original Oil Painting by the late Helen Bowen, Desert Scene (18″x 22.5″)
  • Sicklefin Redhorse Framed Original Pencil Sketch by Luke Etichison
  • Handmade Wooden Drying Rack by crafter, Jenny Pate
  • “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks, Book & DVD Movie Combo
  • “Lady Slipper” Matted Original Photograph (11×14) by Judy Grove
  • Rustic Cutting Board with Handle Made of Olive Wood in Italy, Arte Legno
  • Snowy Branch Original Acrylic Painting on 8x8x0.5″ Wooden Box Frame by artist, Dawn Livingston
  • Bear Original Acrylic Painting on 4x12x1.5″ Wooden Box Frame by artist, Dawn Livingston
  • Asian-Inspired Original Acrylic Painting on 4x12x0.5″ Wooden Box Frame by artist, Dawn Livingston
  • Hand Crafted Beaded Stole
  • Macramé Purse
  • Mesh Sunflower Wild Bird Feeder
  • Double Decker Hummingbird Feeder
  • Handmade Beeswax Candles, A Dozen 10″ Tapers, by crafter, Dan Goff
  • Bee House by Bambeco
  • Eagle Claw Trailmaster III Travel/Pack Rod (6’6″ graphite)
  • Signed, Numbered Pencil Sketch Print, “Morning Search,” by Bob Owens
  • Wine and Dine for Two at The Daily Grind & Wine, Murphy, NC
  • “Smoky Mountains Sunrise,” Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photograph by Dave Allen
  • Dinner for Two at Mike’s Seafood Market & Grill
  • Pottery Bowl (cobalt), Datsu’
  • 1978-79 Federal Duck Stamp Print, Signed, Numbered. Framed with an Actual Stamp. Hooded Merganser.
  • “Autumn River Gorge,” Highlands, NC Photograph by Dave Allen
  • German Growler donated by Bacchus Beer & Growlers
  • Vintage Pocket-Watch Pendant Necklace (Works, but must be wound)
  • Vintage 1970’s Western Electric Bell Stowaway Push Button Telephone in Art Deco Wooden Box
  • Vintage Set of Six Marble Coasters with Holder, Flower Inlay
  • Vintage Lodge Cast-Iron 8″ Divided Cornbread Skillet
  • Vintage John Wright Cast Iron Flower Pan
  • Handmade Pottery Bowl by Rob Withrow
  • Growler with one free fill (Gift Card) from Andrews Brewing Company in Andrews, NC (2)
  • “Advice from a Lake” T-shirt donated by Joan of Art
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Raffle Items donated for the 2019 Watershed Gala

  • $50 Gift Certificate from Gallery 26, Murphy, NC
  • $30 Gift Card for Parson’s Pub, Murphy, NC
  • $20 Gift Card for Chevelle’s, Hayesville or Murphy, NC
  • “Smoky Mountain Morning” Photograph by Andrew Soundarajan
  • “Appalachian Trail” Photograph by Dave Vanderlaan
  • “Just Imagine” Photograph by John Haldane
  • “Take the Back Roads” Photograph by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
  • “Sunrise in the Smokies” Photograph by Rick Berk
  • “Misty Mountain Morning” Photograph by Andrew Soundarajan