Viva il Violino 2019 Auction Items

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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

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

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

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

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


“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

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

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

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

Host in Style: Four (4) IVCI etched glasses with IVCI apron. Value: $130 Donor: IVCI 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Macaron Baking Class: You and a friend will learn the art and science of baking this tricky French cookie.
Value: $190
Donor: Macaron Bar

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

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

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

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

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

Belle Aquatic Earrings: “Threads” 18K Yellow gold and sterling silver earrings.
Value: $200
Donor: Belle Aquatic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pamper the Pup: A basket of goodies to take care of man’s best friend!
Value: $100
Donors: Peggy and Byron Myers

Dinner at Meridian Restaurant & Bar: Enjoy dinner for two including appetizers/soup/salad, entrée, and dessert.
Value: $140
Donor: Meridian Restaurant & Bar

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Dinner at Black Market: Enjoy delicious Old World handcrafted cuisine on Mass Ave. Value: $100 Donor: Black Market 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

Framed Limited Edition Red Print #81: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
Value: $245
Donor: IVCI

Framed Limited Edition Yellow Print #52: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
Value: $245
Donor: IVCI

Framed Limited Edition Blue Print #51: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
Value: $245
Donor: IVCI

Framed Limited Edition Purple Print #111: 2018 Official Artwork, signed and numbered by artist Mayuko Fujino**
Value: $245
Donor: IVCI

**Please note that unframed Limited Edition Prints of all designs are available post VIVA by contacting the IVCI Office.