2017 Homes of Distinction Silent Auction

Not able to attend Homes of Distinction on June 4, but still want to support the library and win a great prize? You can make a bid by proxy on six outstanding silent auction items. Here’s how it works:

Send an email to bernardsvillelibraryfoundation@gmail.com by midnight on Saturday, June 3 and look for an email confirming your bid. Tell us which item you are interested in and your maximum bid; provide your name and contact info. You will be assigned a proxy bidder who will act on your behalf to raise your bid on the bid sheet as needed (up to your maximum) as the afternoon progresses.


Hamilton Farm Stable, Original Watercolor by Philip Kennedy-Grant
Value: $2,400
Opening bid: $1,200; incremental bids: $50.
24.5 x 17.5 inches, framed.


Two VIP Tickets to Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
Date to be decided by mutual agreement before year’s end.
Value: $310
Opening bid: $200; incremental bids: $25.


Ellis Island, Photograph by Sandy Noble
Buyer may choose a different image from a list.
Value: $500
Opening bid: $250; incremental bids: $25.
20 x 30 inches, mounted on 3/4 inch “Stand Out” ready to hang.


Map of Bernards Township by John Charles Smith
Value: $675
Opening bid: $350; incremental bids: $25.
44 x 33 inches, framed.


Wavelength Outdoor Theater–Movie for 400
Value: $1,400
Opening bid: $500; incremental bids: $50.
Event to be scheduled by June 1, 2018.


Cooking Demonstration with Chef Paul Gatzke
Value: $750
Opening bid: $375; incremental bids: $25.
Twelve lucky people will learn how to make contemporary hors d’oeuvres in your home. Menu to be decided with the lucky winner. Event to be scheduled by December 2017.