Blue Swirl by Julia M. Barello
Is it art or is it edible? Both-- they're gourmet lollipops.
Friday's silent auction in Penland's Dusing building
The bidding tent is ready for its illustrious guests
The tables are set with elegant centerpieces by Hoss Haley
Patrons rush to escape an onslaught of rain
Let the bidding begin!
Friday's live auction opens with a tribute to Fred Fenster
Volunteer Vanna Whites parade the work before the bidders
Spotters scour the crowd for potential bids
Volunteeer Jason Burnett with The Kiss by Dan Estabrook
Guests admire Cristina Córdova's Islas
After the live auction, guests gather in the Northlight building to see Saturday's works