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Stop by the auction donation gallery at and check out the latest donations:

Do you want to contribute to the auction, but think you’ve missed the deadline? Think again, since we have extended the deadline for filling out the online donation form to APRIL 28. Our auction web page will soon be updated to reflect the new deadlines. In the meantime, here are the steps to follow:

  • Fill out the online donation form by April 28. Be sure to make at least 2 copies for yourself. Donattion form:
  • Email images of your donations to Nina Stephenson ( by April 28. Include “ARLIS/NA auction” in the subject line and the title of your donation in the email message.
  • Deliver your donation(s) and copy (copies) of the donation form in person to the ARLIS/NA Registration Desk before 5 p.m. Friday, May 2nd. OR
  • Ship your donation(s) and copy (copies) of the donation form to Leslie Trumble (address follows) to arrive no later than MONDAY APRIL 28. Leslie’s address is:

Leslie Trumble, Director Visual Media Center
School of Art and Art History
University of Denver
2121 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

Questions? Contact Nancy Pistorius, or 505-277-7600. Thanks everyone!

Nina Stephenson, on behalf of Silent Auction Committee


Drop by the ARLIS/NA at Altitude web site and see what your colleagues are donating to our silent auction event. Start at the conference web page and follow the links to the ‘silent auction’ or go directly to the Donation Photo Gallery at  I’ll update the page periodically as future donation forms and images are received.

For more information about donating, go to

Nina Stephenson

Many thanks to those individuals who have donated monographs, catalogs, and other goodies to the Silent Auction.  However, we are still in NEED of auction items!  Chapters and institutions are encouraged to donate.  This is an important fund raising event for ARLIS/NA.  Proceeds benefit the speakers fund, ARLIS/NA awards, and programs of the Society.

Auction items may include jewelry, art works, ceramics, handicrafts, wine, CD’s and a wide array of other items.  BE CREATIVE!


Are you artistic?

  • Frame a photograph, print or painting
  • Put together a creative “kit”… art supplies, quilting or sewing supplies, origami paper, rubber stamps with ink pads…use your imagination
  • Design a set of greeting cards and/or stationary
  • Create an artist’s book
  • Make some unique tree ornaments (it’s never too early)
  • Sew a baby quilt
  • If you can make it, someone will want it!

Think outside the box:

  • Put together an assortment of coveted kitchen accessories or condiments
  • Arrange a basket of edibles that represent your city or town
  • Gather a sumptuous array of “spa” items
  • The sky is the limit!

The Silent Auction web site with a link to the donation form is

If donations are on behalf of a chapter or institution, please indicate the chapter/institution in the “Additional Comments” section of the donation form.

DEADLINE for contributions: April 21, 2008

Please contact me if you have questions.

See you in Denver!

Nancy Pistorius
Silent Auction Coordinator

Greetings ARLIS/NA Members!

It’s time to start thinking about donations to the ARLIS/NA Silent Auction at the 36th Annual Conference in Denver.  The auction will be a one day event held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008.  Donations are welcome from individuals, chapters, exhibitors, and guests.

Those familiar with past Silent Auctions know that works of art, jewelry, ceramics, knitted works, quilted projects, bottles of wine and music CD’s, home spa experiences, and DVD’s have been popular items along with artists’ books, exhibition catalogs, and monographs. One of the first silent auctions several years ago included a “box of socks” and a “pail of pens” that were quite popular bidding items.

So put on your thinking caps and be creative.

Details and the donation form may be found at the conference website:

Please contact me if you have questions.

See you in Denver!

Nancy Pistorius
Silent Auction Coordinator