Viva il Violino 2019 Auction Items

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  1. Pick a Dazzling Ring to Fit Your Style!

    For the first time ever at VIVA, you have the choice of not one but five ring styles exclusively designed for the IVCI by renowned Indianapolis jewelry designer Yuval Landau. Upon picking your favorite, Yuval will custom make the ring for you. The ring includes an appraisal plus one additional complimentary appraisal for an item of your choice.
    Choose between:
    14K White Gold, Rose Ruby and 3/4 CTW Diamond Ring
    14K White Gold, Chatham® Created Blue Sapphire and 1/3 CTW Diamond Ring
    14K White Gold, Rose Baby Pink Topaz and 1/3 CTW Diamond Ring
    14K White Gold, Sky Blue Topaz and 1/2 CTW Diamond Ring
    14K White Gold, 1/6 CTW Diamond, Smoky Quartz, Madeira Citrine and Citrine Ring

    Value: $3,500-$3,900
    Donor: Yuval Landau
  2. Seven night-stay in a Philly pied-à-terre enjoying the City of Brotherly Love

    Experience the sounds and bright lights of an urban environment in the charming setting of the Fitler Square neighborhood adjacent to the Schuylkill River Park and 30-mile Trail. With fabulous 12th story views up the river and of the city, this well-appointed condo cozily sleeps four with two full baths. There is a fully equipped kitchen but you’ll probably want to enjoy Philadelphia’s amazing restaurant scene to the max. In addition to the friendly doormen, the building’s amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center with steam room and sauna in both locker rooms, indoor and outdoor common areas including a grill and piano, and business center. There is also limited access to a 7 series BMW with driver although you will be only 7 blocks to Rittenhouse Square and 13 blocks to the Kimmel Center. Everything is walkable from this location. Two oil paintings from Bob and Pat Anker’s collection and the 2018 IVCI Official artwork adorn the condo's walls. Four (4) passes to the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are included plus a $100 gift certificate to Ambrosia, an Italian restaurant one block from the building. Good from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

    Value: $4,900
    Donors: Dawn and Tom Bennett
  3. Carnegie Hall Extravaganza

    Experience Carnegie Hall like few ever have! Be the first to reserve your tickets for the June 5, 2020 Carnegie Hall recital debut of 2018 Gold Medalist Richard Lin. This exclusive package includes one Superior King room at the Parker New York Hotel (formerly Le Parker Meridien Hotel) for two (2) nights (June 5th and June 6th); two (2) prime center box seats at Carnegie Hall with IVCI Artistic Director Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson; private reception following the Carnegie Hall concert; a unique opportunity to be taken backstage at Carnegie Hall and additional private events. The package includes two signed CDs by Richard Lin.

    Value: $1,000
    Donor: International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
  4. Colts vs. Panthers

    Enjoy four (4) prime Club Level tickets (Section 114, Row 20, Seats 5-8) to the December 22, 2019 Indianapolis Colts vs. the Carolina Panthers football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. This terrific package comes with a parking pass and a fantastic opportunity to watch warmups from the field with pregame sideline passes!

    Value: $1,800
    Donors: Ken and Debra Renkens and Indianapolis Colts
  5. Magical Evening of Architecture, Culinary Adventure and Music

    Delight in a one of a kind evening for eight (8) people at the stunning English manor-style Lacy Berger mansion overlooking seven acres in the Northern Estates neighborhood. Start the evening with a personal tour of the 20,000 square-foot 1933 mansion by owner Alice Berger who meticulously renovated and returned the estate to its original luster. Then enjoy a short intimate hausmusik concert by IVCI Gold Medalist Richard Lin and Pianist Chih-Yi Chen, followed by a delectable 10-course gourmet Chinese dinner prepared for you by IVCI Executive Director Glen Kwok.

    Value: $5,000
    Donors: Alice and David Berger, Glen Kwok and Chih-Yi Chen and 2018 IVCI Gold Medalist Richard Lin


  1. “Incredible Woman” Needlepoint: Needlepoint tapestry by New Zealand designer Jennifer Pudney stitched and interpreted by Marian Pettengill, IVCI Board Member. Stitched in metallic, silk and cotton threads.
    Value: $125
    Donor: Marian Pettengill, IVCI Board Member
  2. Back to School—Meat School in Particular: Gift certificate for two (2) to attend Meat School taught by Smoking Goose butchers. Butcher’s uniform included.
    Value: $240-300
    Donor: Smoking Goose
  3. Wine Collection #1: 2016 Antoine Ogier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reine Jeanne, 2012 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme, 2015 Venge Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Juliana Vineyard, and 2016 Denner Viognier.
    Value: $200
    Donors: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
  4. Wine Collection #2: 2015 Quilceda Creek CVR Columbia Valley Red, 2017 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2012 Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Value: $120
    Donors: Debra and Ken Renkens
  5. Host in Style: Four (4) IVCI etched glasses with IVCI apron.
    Value: $130
    Donor: IVCI
  6. Wine Collection #3: 2016 Château de Grézels Prestige Malbec-Merlot, 1991 Graham’s Vintage Port, and 2016 Binyamina Chosen Sapphire.
    Value: $140
    Donors: Pat and Bob Anker
  7. European Pastry Class: Gather your friends for a private class for six (6) from Chef Ben Hardy, owner of Indianapolis' hottest pastry shop, Gallery Pastry Shop, in SoBro! Choices include Cakes (baking, assembling and decorating), French Macarons, Everything Chocolate, European Cookies, Pies/Tarts and Sugar Decoration/Art. Additional topics may be discussed with Chef Ben.
    Value: $600
    Donor: Gallery Pastry Shop
  8. Dinner at Anthony’s Chophouse: A traditional steakhouse that redefines the modern fine-dining experience by serving classic steakhouse cuisine with a unique spin alongside signature cocktails.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Anthony’s Chophouse
  9. Dress Up Your Table: Eight (8) guests will be treated to a luncheon at the home of Gay Burkhart while enjoying a tablescaping presentation from Karen Hain. Ms. Hain will present ideas to create signature tables for special parties or events. Available at a mutually agreed upon time between January and October 2020.
    Value: $150
    Donors: Gay Burkhart and Karen Hain
  10. Indy in the Month of May: Four (4) reserved seating tickets to the 2020 500 Festival Parade and Brunch at Barnes & Thornburg.
    Value: $135
    Donor: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  11. All Aboard the Sullivan Express: : Take your family on a memorable trip to visit Santa at Sullivan’s North Pole on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
    Value: $50
    Donor: Sullivan Hardware and Garden
  12. Overnight at The Alexander: Contemporary design paired with unparalleled hospitality is what you will enjoy with this overnight stay. Complimentary valet parking and breakfast for two (2) at their restaurant, Market Table, are included.
    Value: $350
    Donor: Buckingham Foundation
  13. Harlin Brothers Square Neck Slide Guitar: Very rare natural finish mahogany Harlin Brothers square neck from the 1940s-1950s. All original condition.
    Value: $2,000
    Donor: Center Stage Vintage Guitars
  14. Kate Spade Kona Tote and Cameron Wristlet for iPhone: Caviar embossed leather tote with two-way Spade jacquard lining is paired with a Cameron zip leather wristlet with a magnetic flap close designed for iPhone XS Max.
    Value: $500
    Donors: Susan and Kevin Woodhouse
  15. Newfields Family Membership and Winterlights: One-year family membership to Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts. Included with the package are two (2) adult and two (2) student tickets to Winterlights.
    Value: $164
    Donors: Newfields and an Anonymous Donor
  16. Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Estate of Michelangelo: This rare oil is cultivated from ancient trees on the artist’s estate in the Tuscan hills. The 2019 harvest celebrates the 500th anniversary of the estate’s founding.
    Value: $80
    Donors: Julie and Kurt Tornquist
  17. Family Photo Shoot: Ninety-minute photo shoot with your choice of location. Includes photo shoot services, editing and all photographs.
    Value: $300
    Donor: Free Spirit Photography; Sandra Haugo
  18. Gypsy Jazz VIP package: : Two exclusive seats to Tessa Lark’s “Hot Swing: Gypsy Jazz Returns” concert at The Cabaret on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Enjoy the evening from a prime location at the table of Executive Director Glen Kwok. Package includes two (2) tickets, beverages and food for the evening as well as a meet and greet with the artists.
    Value: $200
    Donors: IVCI
  19. Macaron Baking Class: You and a friend will learn the art and science of baking this tricky French cookie.
    Value: $190
    Donor: Macaron Bar
  20. Eufloric Events arrangement: Brighten your home with the jewel tones of autumn with an arrangement from Eufloric Events. Available in Fall 2020 (September/October).
    Value: $100
    Donor: Eufloric Events
  21. Cocktail Party at Whitsett House and Gardens: A group of up to thirty (30) people will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as you tour Joe and Julie Whitsett’s unique historic home and courtyard garden which once functioned as industrial sites on the Old North Side of Indianapolis. Experience their passion for restoration and urban renewal, using repurposed materials from humble and grand abandoned buildings from around the country. Their collection of Indiana art by artists living and deceased will be on display.
    Value: $2,500
    Donors: Joe and Julie Whitsett
  22. An Island in Fountain Square: Enjoy an homage to the tribal artwork of Papua New Guinea while partaking of libations and small plates with this $100 gift certificate. Tour of artwork and Tiki mug included.
    Value: $175
    Donor: The Inferno Room
  23. For the Birds: EcoTough hopper feeder made from recycled plastic (lifetime warranty) with 5 lbs. of No-Mess bird seed.
    Value: $60
    Donor: Wild Birds Unlimited
  24. Epicenter—Keep the Vibe Alive: Two 60-minute massages to help balance the body, mind, and spirit, creating synergy between work and personal well-being.
    Value: $140
    Donor: Epicenter
  25. Belle Aquatic Earrings: “Threads” 18K Yellow gold and sterling silver earrings.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Belle Aquatic
  26. Holcomb Estates Progressive Dinner: Six (6) people will be welcomed into the homes of Thomas Beczkiewicz, Gay Burkhart, and Christopher Stack for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at a mutually agreed upon time between January and October 2020.
    Donors: Gay Burkhart, Thomas Beczkiewicz
    and Christopher Stack
  27. Experience Tinker Street: You are invited to enjoy a unique dining experience in an unexpected location—nestled in historic Herron-Morton Place and adjacent to the Old Northside Historic District.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Tinker Street
  28. Holistic Massage: Holistic medicine/massage considers the whole person—body, mind, spirit, and emotions—in the quest for optimal health and wellness. Experience the emotions with a 30-minute myofascial release session.
    Value: $50
    Donor: The Indiana Holistic Center; Beckie Kern
  29. Sully’s Grill Cooking Classes: Two (2) tickets to grilling classes at Sully’s Grill. Geared toward grilling on the Big Green Egg or Weber grills.
    Value: $110
    Donor: Sullivan Hardware and Garden
  30. Wine Collection #4: 2011 Penfolds Bin 138 from Australia, 2012 Carpineto Vino Nobile Riserva from Italy, and 2003 Lassegue St. Emilion Grand Cru from France.
    Value: $128
    Donors: Cheryl and Jim Strain
  31. Wine Collection #5: 2016 Trimbach Pinot Blanc, 2016 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay, and 2017 Diora La Splendeur du Soleil Chardonnay.
    Value: $60
    Donors: Alan and Elizabeth Whaley
  32. Wine Collection #6: 2015 Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Purple Hands Pinot Noir, and 2016 Seghesio Family Vineyards Sonoma Zinfandel.
    Value: $107
    Donors: Alan and Elizabeth Whaley
  33. Wine Collection #7: 2015 Caliza Winery Syrah, 2016 Turley “Old Vines” Zinfandel, and 2016 Venge Chardonnay Maldonado Vineyard “Dijon Clones.”
    Value: $129
    Donors: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
  34. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about The Indianapolis: Going for Gold - Ten Quadrennials of The Indianapolis by Donna L. Reynolds and Thank You for the Challenge - 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis documentary produced by Gary Harrison.
    Value: $45
    Donor: IVCI
  35. Experience the Conrad Indianapolis: One overnight stay at the Conrad Indianapolis with breakfast for two (2) and valet parking plus $50 worth of gift certificates to Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro in the lobby of the hotel.
    Value: $450
    Donors: Conrad Indianapolis and Tastings-A Wine Experience
  36. A “Closer Look” at Newfields: Join this docent led tour where visitors will explore, discuss, react to one or two art pieces in a non-threatening, supportive environment — all viewpoints are valued. If participant is not a Newfields member, an admission ticket will be provided. Date will be Wednesday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m.
    Value: $25 per person
    Donor: Marian Pettengill, IVCI Board Member
  37. Hotel Tango Gift Barrel: : “Spirits Distilled with Discipline.” A festive assortment of vodka, gin, bourbon and cherry liqueur just in time for the holidays.
    Value: $175
    Donor: Hotel Tango Distillery
  38. Golf Anyone?: Step up your game with this Nike Vapor Flex Flight Driver head with Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60 Next Gen Graphite Wood Shaft. Package includes four (4) “Join for Free” membership coupons and four (4) $10 off Game Play coupons for Topgolf, the premier golf entertainment complex in Fishers.
    Value: $290
    Donors: Dr. Hardy Sikand and Topgolf Fishers
  39. Pamper the Pup: A basket of goodies to take care of man’s best friend!
    Value: $100
    Donors: Peggy and Byron Myers
  40. Dinner at Meridian Restaurant & Bar: Enjoy dinner for two including appetizers/soup/salad, entrée, and dessert.
    Value: $140
    Donor: Meridian Restaurant & Bar
  41. Spring is in the Air: Bring the beauty and freshness of the outdoors inside with this arrangement by David Strohmeyer of The Empty Vase. Available in April 2020.
    Value: $100
    Donor: David Strohmeyer, The Empty Vase
  42. Italian Cooking at Home: Author Carol Faenzi is the granddaughter of Italian immigrants who came to America from Tuscany in the early years of the 20th century. A group of up to six (6) people will be treated to charming ancestral stories, while she instructs you in preparing an authentic Tuscan dish.
    Value: $900
    Donors: Carol Faenzi and Julie and Kurt Tornquist
  43. DigIndy Tunnel System Tour: This is an exclusive chance to see what it is like beneath the streets of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows you and nine (9) others to tour 250 feet below the street surface.
    Value: $1,000
    Donor: Citizens Energy Group
  44. Nashville Spice Company Gift Basket: An assortment of gourmet spices and unique blends and rubs that are hand blended to ensure the highest quality and superior taste. Also included are samplings of, mustard, peanut butter, apple butter and dipping sauces.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Nashville Spice Company
  45. Dinner at Capital Grille: Enjoy a night on the town at The Capital Grille, nationally renowned for their dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines.
    Value: $200
    Donor: The Capital Grille
  46. Say it With Flowers: Use this $50 gift card from Gillespie Florist to brighten someone’s day. Good for local orders only.
    Value: $50
    Donors: Peggy and Byron Myers
  47. Wine Collection #8: 2015 Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Château La Grange Clinet Réserve (2 bottles), and 2017 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino Red Wine.
    Value: $80
    Donors: Mike and Valerie MacLean
  48. Hearts and Rosés: Two hand-painted wine glasses paired with a 2017 Château Miraval Cotes de Provence Rosé and 2015 Château La Gordonne La Chapelle Gordonne Rosé.
    Value: $115
    Donors: Karine Stone and Julia Gard
  49. Wine Collection #9: 2015 Frank Family Vineyards Réserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir.
    Value: $150
    Donors: Lesley Stoeffler and Marvin Pribble
  50. Wine Collection #10: 2018 Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert California Red and 2016 Vina Robles Mountain Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Value: $95
    Donors: Joe and Deborah Loughrey
  51. Dinner at Late Harvest: Use this $100 gift certificate to enjoy Chef Ryan Nelson’s selection of fresh, locally-sourced menu options. Offerings may change daily to reflect seasonal availability.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Late Harvest Kitchen
  52. Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Estate of Michelangelo: This rare oil is cultivated from ancient trees on the artist’s estate in the Tuscan hills. The 2019 harvest celebrates the 500th anniversary of the estate’s founding.
    Value: $80
    Donors: Julie and Kurt Tornquist
  53. Dinner at Black Market: Enjoy delicious Old World handcrafted cuisine on Mass Ave.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Black Market
  54. Music by The Chops: Not your average cover band, The Chops are offering a three-hour gig at your home/event playing favorites from the 60s through today. An eclectic mix of music that will have everyone singing along. Good through October 2020.
    Value: $600
    Donors: Scott and Kim Ledger
  55. Framed Limited Edition Red Print #81: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
    Value: $245
    Donor: IVCI
  56. Framed Limited Edition Yellow Print #52: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
    Value: $245
    Donor: IVCI
  57. Framed Limited Edition Blue Print #51: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
    Value: $245
    Donor: IVCI
  58. Framed Limited Edition Purple Print #111: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
    Value: $245
    Donor: IVCI
  59. **Please note that unframed Limited Edition Prints of all designs are available post VIVA by contacting the IVCI Office.

Viva il Violino 2019 Auction Items