The Help is on the Way XI silent auction begins at 5:30pm and closes at the end of the intermission. Some items below may be packaged together into larger packages. Values noted are those provided by the donor. New items will be listed as new donations come in. This auction listing is a work in progress until August 1, 2005.
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de Perro” by Nino Magaña: 2004, 0il painting on
y Fruto” by Luisa (Monserrat) Soriano: 2001, oil painting
on wood, 25x20cm,
Azúl” by Robrto Lpez Ramirez: 2002, oil painting
on canvas, 25x25cm.
es el Elenco de un Circo” by Ana Sastrús:
IV” by Javier Malo: 2003, mixed media & bronze, 20x30cm.
“Cuento de Invierno” by Patrica Garcia: 2004, mixed media on paper, 11x11cm. Donated by Stan Osofsky & Sergio Quintar. Value: $200
“Respiro Nocturno” by Sandra Carvajal: 2003, mixed media on paper, 21x14cm. Donated by Stan Osofsky & Sergio Quintar. Value: $600
Remolino” by Rafael Saénz: 2002, color etching 12/20,
“Un Rato en la Tarde” by Marina Pallares: 2003, mixograph 12/13, 8x5-1/2” . Donated by Stan Osofsky & Sergio Quintar. Value: $150
by Luis Fernando Camacho: 2004, oil painting on paper, 10x8”.
by Ivan Villaseñor: 2004, oil painting on wood, 40x50cm.
Recuerdo” by Belinda Palomino: 2004, acrylic on wood, 20x20cm.
en Número y Letra” by Roberto Vásquez: Mixed
media on wood, 30x30cm.
Conografia” by Arturo Valdéz: 2004, oil painting
on canvas, 21x24”.
Relationship” by José Luis Malo: 2002, oil painting
on canvas, 47x35”.
by José Galindo: 2000, piroxilina on board.
Herida” by Ricardo Solís: 2005, oil painting on
at Howard Street:" EO 110, by Norwegian Artist, Erik Odegaard
from his "GhettoScapes" series.
"MC Radiator:" EO 108, by Norwegian Artist, Erik Odegaard from his "GhettoScapes" series. 10 x 10" acrylic on Canvas. Donated by Johnston Arts. Value: $575
Used to Have a Lawn:" EO 102, by Norwegian Artist, Erik
Maxima:" EO 111, by Norwegian Artist, Erik Odegaard from
his "GhettoScapes" series. 10 x 10" acrylic on Canvas.
Meld:" by Peter Mars, a 15 x 20 Original MM on Paper featuring
"James in the Fast Lane:" Peter Mars' rendition of America's bad boy, James Dean. It's an original 22 x 30" mm on paper. !! Donated by Louis Aronow Galleries, in conjunction with Johnston Arts. Valued at $1,450.00
“Indigo” photograph by Lisa Krisstine-Migration Photography. Value: $350
Rupert: Hand made mask by Carol Peters,
Nature Boy: Hand made mask by Carol Peters, covered with hand picked costume jewelry encased in boxes covered with hand made paper to match the masks. A one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art or wall decor. Peters costumes and masks have been consistent winners in the Castro Halloween celebration, year after year. Value: $200
of Peace: Hand made mask by Carol Peters,
your own Prince Charming waiting for you at home.
is on the Way for the Holidays VI Poster:
is on the Way X:… Broadway and all that jazz: A framed
poster from our
Aronow galleries in conjunction with
Hidden Valley is a 24 x 30 oil on canvas valued at $2,975
Hillside Diagonals is a 30 x 40 oil on canvas valued at $4,675
Arts is contributing three original acrylics on canvas by
Tranquil Pond is a 12 x 12 Original Acrylic on Canvas valued at $575.
Fog Reflecting Sunlight is a 20 x 20" Original Acrylic on Canvas, valued at $1,250
Cloudy Day Clearing is a 20 x 20" Original Acrylic on Canvas valued at $1,250.
Fields by Barbara McCann: Hand over-painted
Mountain Spirit by He Deguang: 1998 serigraph with hand deckled edge, 143/293, 36”x36”. Donated by Fingerhut Gallery of Sausalito.
Rose” by Bonnie Hofkin: Original painting. Somewhere beneath
The Cabana at Waikiki: Three nights at Honolulu’s premier gay guesthouse in the heart of the gay distance and a short stroll from Queen’s Beach. Meet new friends at the weekly cocktail mixers. The perfect place for the gay traveler. Value: $450
Palm Springs Get-a-Way: Spend three nights in a private, luxury condo in Indian Wells, adjacent to Palms Springs. This beautiful, 2-bedroom condo is in a beautiful gated community and overlooks the pool. Donated by Carole Cristie. Value: $750
Chicago Get-a-Way at Hotel Burnham & 312 chicago Restaurant: Two nights accommodations in deluxe room at Kimpton's Burnham Hotel plus a $200 gift certificate at 312 chicago Restaurant. Value: $800.
Seattle's Perfect Weekend at Alexis Hotel & Sazerac: Three nights in deluxe accommodations at Kimpton's Alexis Hotel plus a $250 gift certificate for dinner for two at Sazerac Restaurant. Value: $850
CD Get-a-Way at Rouge Hotel
DC's Helix Hotel: Two nights in deluxe accommodations
Hotel Monaco: One night stay for two in
Hotel Marlowe: A weekend stay for two at Kimpton's
Orleans Traveler: Two nights accommodations in a deluxe room
Chicago's South Water Kitchen: A $50 gift certificate
Dan Diego's Jsix Restaurant: A $100 gift certificate
Salt Lake City's Bambara Restaurant: A $75 gift certificate
Away in Style: Two roundtrip 1st Class tickets to anywhere in
Monaco, Seattle, WA: Spend one night in a deluxe room at Seattle’s
Park Hotel, Seattle, WA: Spend one night in a deluxe room at
the Vintage Park Hotel
or the USA, You Decide: Two roundtrip Coach Class tickets to
anywhere in the Continental USA or Canada that
South of the Border: Two roundtrip Coach Class tickets to anywhere in Central or South America that Continental Airlines flies.
Bound for Europe: Two roundtrip Coach Class tickets to any TransAtlantic destination that Continental Airlines flies.
ATA Airlines: Two round-trip, coach airline vouchers on ATA Airlines good for travel anywhere in the Continental US ATA flies.
Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach: Enjoy a 2 night stay in a one-bedroom sutie and breakfast for 2 each morning and complimentary valet parking. Value: $2,150
Hotel, San Francisco: One nights stay in deluxe accommodations
San Francisco Escape at the Serrano Hotel
San Francisco Italian-Style Get-a-Way at Tuscan Inn & Kuleto's Trattoria: One night stay for two at Kimpton's Tuscan Inn on Union Square plus a $100 gift certificate at Kuletto's Trattoria. Value: $450
Francisco Nautical Escape at the
Wine Country Experience: A $200 gift certificate for lunch for four at Wine Spectator's Greystone Restaurant.
Harris' Restaurant, San Francisco: A $100 gift certificate
One Market Restaurant, San Francisco: A $150 gift certificate
Ritz Carlton, San Francisco: A $140 gift certificate for a 3-couse dinner for two
Hotel, San Francisco: A one-night stay for two at the Commodore
Hotel, three blocks West of Union Square.
Asia De Cuba, San Francisco: A $175 gift certificate for dinner for two at Asia De Cuba at the Clift Hotel.
Grand Cafe, San Francisco: A $100 gift certificate
Venezia Caffé & Ristorante, Berkeley: $25 gift certificate
Ricky's Restaurant, Novato : A $50 gift certificate
Chez Panisse Restaurant & Café, Berkeley: $90 gift certificate for lunch for two including house wine.
Firefly Restaurant, San Francisco: A $75 gift certificate
Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco: Sunday Jazz Brunch for 2 in the Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Value: $130
Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco: A $175 gift certificate for dinner for two. Does not include alcohol or gratuity. Valid till February 1, 2006.
Maxfields Restaurant at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco: Gift certificate for $100, excludes alcohol and gratuity. Valid till 8/1/06.
Enrico’s Restaurant, San Francisco: A gift card good for $50
Theobroma Catering: A $800 gift certificate for catering services.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum: Four passes to the Ripley’s museum at Fisherman’s Warf. Valid till June, 2006.
Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco: Two adult VIP ticket vouchers to take a journey under the San Francisco Bay at the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39. Value: $27.90
Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts: Four day passes to Copia and over three acres of edible gardens, introductory wine and food programs, exhibitions, tours and more. Value: $50
San Francisco Zoological Society: Two one-time admission passes, four passes to be used for either the Carousel or the Little Puffer Steam Train, and two free parking passes. Value: $40
Beach Blanket Babylon: Two tickets to San Francisco's longest -running show. Value: $75
Pamper Yourself: One nidht stay at the Commodore Hotel, plus one complimentary massage with communal bathing at the Kabuki Hot Springs & Spa. Value: $350
Signature Hospitality Group: Sunday Champagne Brunch and a two hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay for 8 people on the flagship yacht, San Francisco Spirit. Value: $480
Menopause (the Musical): A survival kit plus two tickets to the show. Value: $100
Tickets to the Rat Pack Tribute: Two tickets to see The Tribute at the Post Street Theatre, good for any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday performance during the month of August. Value: $85
ACT tickets: 4 tickets to the opening night of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” plus 4 tickets to the opening night party with the cast. Value: $380
Paul K Restaurant: A $100 gift certificate for dinner for 2
Champagne Wishes at the Bubble Lounge: Salon reservations for 2 for a tasting of sparkling wines and hors d’oeuvres, valid Monday through Thursday evenings.
Renaissance Parc55 Hotel, San Francisco: One nights stay in a luxurous suite including tax, valet parking and breakfast for two. Value: $1,500
The Stinking Rose, San Francisco: Take up to 10 of your friends to dinner or perhaps take someone special to 5 intimate dinners for 2. You choose with 5 gift certificates for $50 each. Value: $250
Vignette Restaurant: Entertain up to 20 of your friends in this lovely new restaurant’s private wine room. Enjoy wine, cocktails and appetizers. Value: $800
Orchard Hotel: A new hotel just two blocks from Union Square off Powell St. at Bush. Deluxe accommodations for two nights with complimentary DSL access, DVD rentals and a European breakfast buffet for two. In addition, enjoy dinner for two at Vigneete with a $100 gift certificate. Value: $560
Cliff Hotel and Dinner at Boboquivari’s: Enjoy a 1 night stay at the beautiful Clift Hotel plus dinner for 2 at Boboquivari’s restaurant, preparing the longest aged beef in the city, giving it flavor unparelled to any other in San Francisco. Gift certificates can be used together or separately. Value: $440
A.Sabella’s Restaurant, San Francisco: Steak and lobster dinner for 10 at A. Sabellas’s third-story, candle lit dining room with views of the Wharf and San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz. Business Traveler Magazine awarded A. Sabella’s with the “Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year” award. Value: $500
Bonterra Vineyards: VIP Tour, Tasting, and Lunch for 4 people at Bonerra Vineyards in beautiful Mendocino County. Valid till Aug. 6, 2006. Value: $400
Time for a break! Escape your hectic workweek with a one night, mid-week stay for two at the San Anselmo Inn. Your room will include a king sized bed, shower, bath and vanity, digital phones and cable television, and a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast. Your stay will also include complimentary champagne & chocolate. Surrounded by unique shops, specialty restaurants, theater, hiking trails and day spas, your stay in San Anselmo is sure to be a relaxing one. ($169)
Escape to beautiful Muir Beach! Get away to the ocean for a mid-week night stay for two at the Pelican Inn. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore a mere three minute walk from your room, which is equipped with a queen sized bed, private bath and furnished with English antiques and Oriental rugs reminiscent of 16th century England’s West Country. Your stay also includes a complimentary traditional English breakfast; eggs with bangers, bacon, toast, grilled tomato, juice and coffee or tea. ($201)
Enjoy a fine dining experience at Insalata’s Restaurant, Take-Out & Catering in San Anselmo, featuring Mediterranean dishes from Italy, Spain, the South of France and the Middle East. Classic, rustic renditions from sun splashed coasts are interpreted with the bounty of California. (2- $75 gift certificates)
Enjoy the bay at night
on an Angel Island sunset cruise. Take a picnic dinner,
sit back and relax as you tour the bay and watch the sun go down on San
Francisco and Marin. Tours are from 6:30-8:00pm, Friday and Saturday evenings,
beginning in mid-May
Take a break from your stressful commute into San Francisco, take the ferry instead and enjoy the beautiful sights of the bay on your way into work with these 20 Golden Gate Ferry tickets. Tickets are good for one direction of travel leaving from the San Francisco, Larkspur, or Sausalito Ferry terminals. ($6.15 each x 20=$130)
Take the friends and family for a night out at the movies on Fourth St. in San Rafael with these 6 movie passes to the Christopher B. Smith Film Center, featuring the best of independent US, classic and international cinema. ($9 x 6=$54)
See’s Candies: Endulge your chocoholic cravings with this 2-lb box of delicious, decadent, assorted See’s candies. Value: $25
Love that Chocolate with Chocolove. A wood chocolador gift box of Chocolove chocolate bars. Value: $45
Deluxe MAC cosmetics case. You’ll always look your best with an assortment of cosmetics contained in this large cosmetic gift box. $500
Sock Heaven; I know what you're thinking, "Sock Heaven, that's where good socks go when they die." Actually, that is a myth. All socks are good and they don't "go" anywhere when they die, they evolve... sometimes into monkeys. Two hand-crafted sock monkeys by New Zealand artist Sophie Canadé. Value: $100 each.
Love Lucy” memorabilia: wall clock, one kitchen gift set,
one wallet, one day planner, one umbrella, one magnetic message centr,
one checkbook holder,
Sephora, Inc. Men’s Grooming package: Consists of Ferrari’s Passion after shave and face balm, Gendareme’s V Eau De Cologne, Baldessamini’s Hugo Boss shower gel, Polo’s Ralph Lauren Blue vitamin enriched body moisturizer, Calvin Klein’s ckOne cooling body gel, Calvin Klein’s ck One skin moistureizer and Incnato after shave lotion. Value: $350
Sephora, Inc. Women’s Beauty Package: Consists of Locoste’s Touch of Pink shower gel, Carolina’s Luminous body lotion, 2 Lolita Lemicka, 2 Juvena Bust Performance intensive firming bust gel, Omoye’s Crème Douche Granitee creamy body scrub, Curious’s Briteny Spears shower gel and body soufflé, Blisslabs Lemon + Sage super spa set, and St. Tropex tanning essentials. Value: $350
Sharfenberger Chocolates: Treat yourself or someone special with this decadent box of truffles by the critically acclaimed Sharfenberger Chocolates. Value: $50
Brutocao Cellars: 3 liter bottle of Brutocao Merlot, signed by the winemaker.
Grove Street Winery: Wine bag with a bottle of Grove Street Sonoma Chardonnay and one bottle of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon.
Trefethen Vineyards: 3.0 liter bottle of 1996 Estate Chardonnay plus a 3.0 liter bottle of 1996 Estate Cabarnet Sauvignon
Quady Winery: Gift box of Quady dessert wines including a 2002 Essensia Orange Muscat, 2002 Elysium Black Muscat and a 2002 Electra Orange Muscat. Value: $38.50
Trecini Cellars: A magnum of Tricini Cellars 2000 Sonoma Syrah.
Hand-crafted vase: A hand-crafted ceramic tan colored glazed vase with shades of green detailing by local artist and long-time HIV+ survivor, Mike Roche. Vase is 10” tall. Value: $150 (PRC)
Hand-crafted twin vases: Two offwhite, hand-crafted vases with a crackle glaze by local artist and long-time HIV+ survivor, Mike Roche. Vases are 7-3/4” tall. Value: $100 (PRC)
Graziano Family of Wines: A magnum of 2002 Graziano Zinfandel, signed by the winemaker.
Grahams Six Grapes Porto: A magnum of Grahams premium port wine.
Clos Du Val Winery: a 1.5liter bottle of 2000 Clos De Val Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Savignone. Value: $190
Estancia Winery: A 3 liter bottle of Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon, one Estancia hat and 4 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Value: $188
Bonterra Winery: A wine tour of Bonterra Winery and a 3 liter bottle of Bonterra 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon plus a one-year subscription to Culinary Concierge. Value: $155
St. Michelle Vineyards: A vintage wine poster valued at $200 plus a magnum of St. Michelle's Merlot wine and a one-year subscription to Culinary Concierge. Value: $300
Iron Horse Vineyards: A mixed case of Iron Horse wines plus a one-year subscription to Culinary Concierge. Value: $420
Duck Pond Winery: A magnum of Duck Pond wine plus a one-year subscription to Culinary Concierge. Value: $170
Mountain Estate Winery: A VIP vineyard tour for 4-6 people and a signed magnum of 2001 Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Value: $200
Extreme Home Makeover, REAF Edition: Eight hours consultation time for interior design remodel, kitchen, bath, cabingry design, space planning, lighting and purdchasing service: Value: $1,000
Hand-Knotted and Woven Rug: 100% wool rug made in Morocco, approx. 6’x9’ in size. Swiss made dyes provide lasting colorfastness for clear and pure hue. Treated, moth-proofed and certified. Value: $1,800
Get Your Business on Track: Four hours of marketing and PR expertise with award-winning marketing and PR expert, Stuarat McFaul, president and founder of Spiralgroup Marketing + PR. Consultation good for locations in the Bay Area. Value: $1,000
Men’s Leather Coat: A men’s Airforce, black leather coat. Size XL. Value: $300
The Sharper Image: Sleek 3-CD Stereo System with AM/FM Digital Tuner and 3-way speaker. This handsome super-slim vertical three-CD stereo plays all formats, including CD-R/RW and MP3-CDs with ID3 tag text. Its three-way detachable speaker system delivers rich stereo sound.Features an AM/FM digital tuner with 32 presets. Motorized doors automatically slide open at the touch of a button for easy access to the trio of vertical-loading CD players. Comes with a handy wall-mount bracket for a modern-looking, space-saving display. Slim 3-CD's ultra-thin profile is just 4 1/2" deep! Ideal for a narrow countertop or crowded entertainment center. Also comes with three sets of interchangeable speaker covers in charcoal gray, light gray or dark blue. Control all functions using the credit card remote.
"Swept:" 20" X 30" Giclée Print (photograph on water color paper) 1/15 ©2001. Value: $1,200
Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's Murder
Wine Caddies: (Two available) A hand-crafted wine caddy by German artist Guenter Scholz, available in 70 styles. Winner can choose the style. Donated by Occasions, etc.. Value: $150.
Intuitive Massage Therapy by Brian Silva: A full body, 90 min. massage with Swedish, Shiatsu and Intuitive Healing techniques which can help release negative energies held in the physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies. The rejuvenating effects usually last 1-4 days. A great gift for yourself or someone you love. Value: $200
One Hour Massage: Nurture yourself with a one-hour massage by Valdez Hill. Valdez graduated from the School of Healing Touch. He provides Therapeutic Massage and Acupressure. Located in Oakland. Value: $75
The Mindful Body: One 1-hour massage plus a 3 class card for your choice of yoga classes at The Mindful Body on California Street in Pacific Heights. Value: $100
Kabuki Springs & Spa: A gift certificate for a Full Session (50 minutes) massage with communal baths. Value: $85
Notorious For Hair: Get great locks at Notorious for Hair with this $38 gift certificate.
Prima Facie: Put your best face on with this $75 gift certificate for a fabulous facial from Prima Facie.
Get in Your Best Shape: Three 1-hour personal training sessions in your home or at your gym with certified personal trainer, Anna Alioto. Value: $225