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Starry Night, May 20, 2022

Starry Night, May 20, 2022

Under the tent and stars on Arrowmont’s campus


Gather with friends for a festive, fun-filled evening of food, wine, art and entertainment.
Join us for STARRY NIGHT, Arrowmont’s 11th annual spring auction.


Experience an evening of delicious food, excellent wine, art from nationally renowned artists, fun and immersive experiences, and the opportunity to dance with friends in the clear tent under the stars at Arrowmont.


May 5, 2022 – Starry Night Auction Preview
If you would like to bid in advance, contact Gabrielle Barnhart, gbanrhart@arrowmont.org, 865-436-5860 x 28.
May 20, 2022 – Starry Night
5:30 pm – Reception | Sandra J. Blain Galleries
6:30 pm – Live Auction | Marian G. Heard Resource Center & Library
7:30 pm – Dinner and Dancing | Under the tent


Arrowmont’s art education programs including ArtReach, adults and kids community classes, holiday classes, and scholarships for teachers, local community members, and returning veterans.

We are grateful for your support.

$225 per person | Festive comfortable attire is encouraged.


Artists and Donors to date contributing to the live auction:

Maureen Aderman ∙ Jim Arendt  ∙ Garrett Reece Barnett Peter BeaseckerElizabeth Belz Stephen Biggerstaff Sandy Blain Rebecca Buglio Barbara Bullard Karl Borgeson Horacio CasillasKelly, Stacy and Steve Champagne Sam Chumley ∙ The Clock Peddler / Howard Miller Otto Floor Clock John Cogswell Steve Colby Maggie Connolly Fran Day Nick DeFord Peter Dellert Nancy Baur Dillen Mark ErrolTed Green Bill Griffith Janet Harper Chris Hoehle  Suzanne Jack Emily B. Kile Lisa Klakulak Forrest Lesch-Middelton Maia Leppo Bob Lockhart  Liz Lurie Kip O’KronglyRoss Markley Carol Muszik Leslie Perrino and Michael Dale Bernard John Polly ∙  Polly RonaldTrustina Fafa Sabah Masa Sasaki ∙ Jim Scarsella Wyatt Severs Michael Simon Harry Souchon Mary Obodzinski Elizabeth R. Odiorne ᎺᎵᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary Welch Thompson

2022 Starry Night Auction Preview

Ceramic Box with Dog
ARTIST: Janet Harper
Dimensions: 9″ x 5″ x 5″
VALUE: $550

“Reaching Out”
Acrylic on Board
DONOR: Bill Griffith
ARTIST: Mary Todd Beam
Dimensions: 26″ x 36″
VALUE: $1,800

Howard Miller Otto Floor Clock
DONOR: The Clock Peddler
Dimensions: 13.5″ x 23″ base, 83″ tall
VALUE: $2,500

Hand-forged Belt
Steel, leather
ARTIST: Elizabeth Belz
Dimensions: 41″ length
VALUE: $250

Kiln-formed Glass Bowl
ARTIST: Maureen Aderman
Dimensions: 16″ diameter
VALUE: $325

“Hands in Indigo”
Denim Appliqué
ARTIST: Jim Arendt
Dimensions: 22″ x 29″
VALUE: $1,000

Indiana Limestone
ARTIST: Ross Markley
Donor: Emily B. Kile
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 7″
VALUE: $475

Revived Arrowmont Entry – Table
ARTIST: John Polly
Dimensions: 31″ tall x 34.5″ x 62.5″
VALUE: $2,500

Collaborative Enamelled Pins
Enamel, Steel
ARTISTS: Leslie Perrino and Michael Dale Bernard
Dimensions: 1.75″ Round each
VALUE: $350

Traditional Cherokee
Woven Basket
ARTIST: ᎺᎵᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary W. Thompson
Dimensions: 17″ x 19.5″ x 21″
VALUE: $800

“Ride the Wave”
Wearable, Hand-dyed Silk Wrap
ARTISTS: Elizabeth R. Odiorne, hand-stitched hem by Victoria Walker
Dimensions: 36″ x 65″
VALUE: $650

Collaborative Mug Shelf
Shelf Artist: Chris Hoehle
Mug Makers: Peter Beasecker, Sandra Blain, Karl Borgeson, Rebecca Buglio, Horacio Casillas, Sam Chumley, Steve Colby, Maggie Connolly, Ted Green, Liz Lurie, Kip O’Krongly, Masayuki “Masa” Sasaki
VALUE: $2,000

A Day in the Studio with Bill Griffith
VALUE: $1,500

“Spin the Bottle”
ARTIST: Barbara Bullard
Dimensions: 22.5″ x 19″
VALUE: $600

Calming Gourd Lamp
ARTIST: Trustina Fafa Sabah
Dimensions: 8″ x 13″ x 7.5″
VALUE: $200

“Pocket Scythe”
Scythe blade, aluminum, maple
ARTIST: Peter Dellert
Dimensions: 34.5″ x 9.625″ x 1.25″
VALUE: $750

Rag Rug Basket”
Colored Porcelain Slips laminated onto Cone6 Earthenware
ARTIST: Stephen Biggerstaff
Dimensions: 7.25″ x 7.5″ diameter
VALUE: $500

“Spectre III”
2D Mixed Media
ARTIST: Nick DeFord
Dimensions: 15″ x 12.5″
VALUE: $595

Embellished Woodturned vessel
ARTIST: Jim Scarsella
Dimensions: 5.75″ x 4″ x 4″
VALUE: $650

“Unstable Terrain” Necklace
ARTIST: Lisa Klakulak
Dimensions: 1.5″ x 10″ x 9″
VALUE: $750

“Swamp Voices”
Oil on Canvas
ARTIST: Nancy Baur Dillen
Dimensions: 32″ x 32″
VALUE: $2,560

Gallery dinner with guest artists for 16
Arrowmont Gallery in Knoxville
VALUE: $1,500

Six-Piece Ceramic Tea Set
ARTIST: Mary Obodzinski
Dimensions: 10″ x 14″ x 8″
VALUE: $500

Framed Drawing + Sculpture
Prisma-color and ceramics
ARTIST: Bob Lockhart
Dimensions: 12″ x 11.5″ (21.25″ x 21″ frame) and 9.5″ x 6.5″ x 8″ ceramic work
VALUE: $1,300

“Still Standing” Table
ARTIST: Wyatt Daglá Severs
Dimensions: 33″ tall x 43″ x 11″
VALUE: $3,500

“Water Essence”
ARTIST: Suzanne Jack
Dimensions: 10″ x 16″
VALUE: $500

Ceramic Vases
ARTIST: Sandra Blain
Dimensions: 11.510″ x 5.510″ x 410″, 11.7510″ x 610″ x 510″
VALUE: $900

“Strawberry Toast” Necklace
Ceramics, wire
ARTIST: Maia Leppo
Dimensions: 7″ x 6″ x .25″
VALUE: $250

Minaret Bottle with Seljuk Pattern
ARTIST: Forrest Lesch-Middelton
Dimensions: 15″ x 20″ diameter
VALUE: $350

All-Inclusive Weekend for 12 at Arrowmont
VALUE: $10,000

“Andrews Bald”
Oil and Canvas, Salvaged Barn Wood
ARTIST: Katherine Tucker
DONOR: Margit Worsham
Dimensions: 30.75″ x 26.75″
VALUE: $2,000

Turned Maple Vessel
ARTIST: Garrett Reece Barnett
Dimensions: 4″ x 8.25″ diameter
VALUE: $500

Hand-raised, Patinated Silver Kiddush Cup
Sterling Silver
ARTIST: John Cogswell
Dimensions: 7″ x 3″ x 3″
VALUE: $2,750


Sponsorships include dinner for eight; advertising; and more. Click here to download the 2022 Starry Night Sponsor Package.
For sponsorship questions, call Fran Day at 865-436-5860 or fday@arrowmont.org.



Ted Green and Morrey Atkinson
Kati and Jim Blalock
Courtney and Isaac Ogle
Christy and Phillip Robinson
Pat and Geoffrey Wolpert
Margit and Earl Worsham



Kelly Champagne
Susan and Tom Glenn


Julia and Howard Clinton
Caroline and Clay Johnson
Dr. Steven and Carolyn Gottlieb
Shirley and David Hogan
Burchfiel-Kile Enterprises
Maribel Koella and Chuck Jones
Carol and Jerry Muszik
Patty and Ronnie Pyle
Realty Solutions Title, Inc
Liz and R.B. Summitt II
Zan and Steve Thompson
Gary Wade
Jan and Hollis Williams



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