TAB: 2018 Auction Experience + Art On A Mission

TAB: 2018 Auction Experience + Art On A Mission

The Telluride AIDS Benefit is celebrating 25 years of community involvement and dedication to the cause: raising money to help the HIV/AIDS clients of its beneficiaries, literally hundreds of individuals and families of all demographics living with HIV/AIDS from the Front Range of Colorado to Africa. And TAB also remains laser-focussed on prevention through education. TAB’s week of events culminates in the Gala Fashion Show at at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village. 

And the auction items (below) make all the difference in the funds raised for TAB’s beneficiaries.

Read on for an overview of the auction experience at the fashion shows on Thursday, March 1 and Saturday, March 3, 2018.

In addition, Art on a Mission features work for purchase in support of TAB at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, including the work of Hollywood portrait photographer Greg Gorman and Lisa Issenberg’s cool cuff for TAB 25; Melissa Friedman at the Butcher & the Baker, and Katherine Lott at Slate Gray, plus the CHIP Silent Auction at the Sheridan Opera House.

Go here for a TAB 2018 overview.

From a past TAB Fashion Show.


Phyllis Diller Martini Party with WolfPig Mobile Bar

Host the party of the year as Wolf Pig Mobile Bar comes to you this summer. The theme, should you choose to accept it: A classic Phyllis Diller Martini Party complete with Robert Presley’s Phyllis Diller record collection, a Victrola Vintage 3-speed Turntable, a case of Vodka and Gin, martini glasses and a mixing set. Also included: the VERY RARE, Ethel Merman Disco Album

Donors: Ron Gilmer, the WolfPig, Dakota Home Furnishings & The Liquor Barn.

Botanical Inspirations

Your porch will be the talk of the town this spring and summer when you add these 5 stunning hanging floral baskets! Installed by the pros, you’ll receive five hanging baskets, hung at your convenience. You can have all five hung at the start of the summer season, or choose to have a few hung at the start of the summer and a few hung later in the season – it’s up to you! (Note: winner is responsible for maintaining the baskets).

Donor: Anonymous

Get Your Mountain On

This Memorial Day weekend, attend the 40th annual Mountainfilm Festival with 2 Fitzroy weekend passes. When not watching films, you can get in the spirit over the weekend with guided fly fishing afternoon one day and an exhilarating tour on the Via Ferrata (good for four people), the “iron road” built on to the side of the mountain that gives you breathtaking views of the Telluride Valley and Bridal Veil Falls the next!

Donors: Mountainfilm in Telluride, Mountain Trip, Telluride Anglers

Host a Beaujolais Party!

Share this 2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleur: appellation Fleurie, French Beaujolais with friends. This is a top rated red from Beaujolais made from the Gamay grape in a rare 3-liter bottle from one of the best vintners in the region, from a famous vintner who does not produce very many!

Donor: Applejack Liquors & TAB Board of Directors

Harvest Dinner & Staycation in McElmo Canyon

Head down to McElmo Canyon this fall, just outside of Cortez, to relax and explore with a night stay at the Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch and then enjoy dinner for 2 right next door at the Sutcliffe Vineyard Harvest Dinner. Taste wines “thieved” from the barrel and a harvest dinner at the incredible community table of 100, in the shadow of the Battlerock and Sleeping Ute Mountain.

Donors: Sutcliffe Winery & Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch

A Big Red for Your Big Italian Feast

Take home this beautiful 3 Liter Sicilian Passopisciaro Rosso. This special and unique wine from Sicily made from the Nerello grape indigenous to the island, this is from the top vintner of this style of wine. Perfect for “a big night” spent with friends.

Donor: Applejack Liquors & TAB Board of Directors

Power Up Your Biking Experience

You know you want one! You see them all over town. These 2 SONDORS electric bikes are designed and engineered from the ground up to be the most exhilarating and attention-grabbing electric bikes available. Hot off the production line, two 2018 SONDORS “fully loaded” originals will be delivered to your doorstep this May.

Donors: Paul & Grace Engbring

The All Permit Telluride Town Parking Pass

Live just outside of town and struggle to find parking? Not anymore! With this one of a kind Telluride Town Parking Pass, you can park as long as you like in all permitted zones. Just imagine, no more parking tickets after that pesky two hour limit. This ONE OF A KIND parking pass is your golden ticket starting tomorrow and good for one year.

Donor: Town of Telluride

Santa Barbara Wine Duo

From long time Santa Barbara producer Byron, these great food wines (a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) are unique in their large format 3 liter size. They are hard to find!

Donor: Applejack Liquors & TAB Board of Directors


Let’s Get This Party Started  – Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, Vintage 2010

This 9.0 L Salmanazar is equivalent to twelve standard bottles or a full case of wine! This California sparkling wine, considered by most wine experts to be the best producer of sparkling wine in California is a rare “named vintage release”. This is a fantastic bottle of bubbles.

Donor: The TAB Board of Directors

#Winning Telluride Music + Festivals in 2018

Want to get your groove on in Telluride? This package includes two tickets to the following music festivals: Bluegrass, Blues + Brews (VIP), Jazz (VIP), and the Ride Festival. You can also get down at two concerts at Club Red: Turkuaz on March 14th and Anderson East on March 18th! Also included in this package are your summer music festival necessities: a TAB Red Tuesday Cruiser Bicycle, a cooler, 2 stainless steel ramblers, and 2 obligatory festival hats!

Donors: Planet Bluegrass, Blues & Brews, Jazz Festival, Ride Festival, Club Red, ACE Hardware, Box Canyon Bicycles

Nights in Nicaragua

Fill up your Loom Imports Weekender Bag and pop down to Nicaragua for 3 nights at the amazing Mukul, Auberge Resort. Located on 1,675 acres of Nicaragua’s blossoming southwest Pacific shore, in an expansive coastal region known as the Emerald Coast. Ideally located, this unique coastal community is only 10 minutes away from the International Costa Esmeralda Airport, and just two hours away from Managua’s International Airport. 2 spa services are included in your stay.

Donors: Auberge Resorts Collection, Loom Imports

Book Club with Armistead Maupin

Take your book club to the next level…. and discuss it with the author!

Host the best book club ever for with your 4 best friends and fans of the iconic book “Tales of the City“. The winning bidder receives 5 copies of “Tales of the City” by Armistead Maupin, signed by Laura Linney (who starred as MaryAnn Singleton in the Tales of the City miniseries), a mixed case of wine valued at $350, and a one-hour Skype session with the author himself, Armistead Maupin.

Donors: Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, Ludwig’s Fine Wines of San Anslemo

Bordeaux Spectacular

A rare and very special package of 10 bottles! Anyone who knows the Bordeaux region, will recognize these are amazing wines from the left bank. This package includes two bottles of each of the following wines: Chateau Cos d’Estournel Vintage 2000, Chateau Cos d’Estournel Vintage 2005, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Vintage 2005, Chateau Leoville Barton Vintage 2005, and Chateau Montrose Vintage 2005.

Donor: Anonymous

Do Aspen Right!

Experience Aspen Gay Ski Week in style! This package includes a two night stay at the St. Regis in Aspen and two Aspen Black Diamond Gay Ski Week passes which includes admission the opening party, Fashion & Art Night Out, dance parties all week long and the Grand Finale Pool Party, for which you will also need appropriate eye wear – 2 pairs of Robert Marc Sunglasses.

Donors: St. Regis, Aspen GSW, Robert Marc

The Denver Double Date – “Dinner and a Sam Smith Show”

Your four person Denver dinner + a show starts with dinner for four at There Bar – Denver, the hip and delicious sister restaurant to There Bar – Telluride, located in the Highlands district of Denver. Then, make your way to the Pepsi Center to enjoy box seats for the Oscar and Grammy-award winning singer Sam Smith (Stay with Me) in concert on August 21st!

Donors: Alpine Bank, There Bar

Greg Gorman PrintsElton John (Cunt), 2001, Rex & Gregory, 1988 

Exhibited around the world, Greg Gorman is an American portrait photographer of Hollywood celebrities. His work has been seen in national magazine features and covers, including Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Life, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Time, as well as in 9 volumes of photography. These images are 13”x19”, framed and signed by the artist. With this package you will also receive a copy of his retrospective book, Private Works.

Donors: Greg Gorman, Telluride Gallery Framing

The Best of Boulder

Dinner for two at the James Beard Award winning Frasca Food and Wine, and a night’s stay at the beautiful Bradley Boulder Inn, located in the heart of downtown and just minutes from the University of Colorado and endless hiking and biking trails. Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friulano cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties.

Donors: Frasca Food & Wine, The Bradley Boulder Inn

Meet Your Destiny with a Psychic Medium & Life Coach!

“Create a Life You Love” Align with your soul’s purpose, feel inspired, and bring more joy and peace to your life through easy-to-implement guidance you’ll receive during two virtual coaching sessions (including a reading) with the internationally renowned, psychic medium and life coach, Marilyn Alauria. These sessions will help you find your joy and passion and create a life you love living.

Donor: Marilyn Alauria

The Annual TAB “Condom Creation”

Every year, local Kathleen Morgan creates a one-a-kind, gorgeous creation made entirely of colorful condoms! Don’t miss your chance to own a truly unique piece of wearable art.

Donor: Kathleen Morgan

The Chicago “Do-it-all” Package!

Experience almost everything Chicago has to offer with this ultimate Chicago experience for two people! Explore the Windy City using a CityPass to visit all major sights and museums, enjoy a feast and spot a celebrity or two at legendary steakhouse Chicago Cut with a $400 gift certificate. You can also spend a day focused on fashion with a personal tour of the fashion collection at the Chicago History Museum and attend the Art of Fashion Show, featuring all of Chicago’s best and brightest fashion designers. This show will be held in mid/late October, with the date announced in June.

Donors: Art of Fashion Show, Chicago History Museum, Lisa Larsen, Chicago Cut, Jill & Keith Larsen

How to be Everyone’s Best Friend in Telluride

Ever wanted to bring ALL your friends skiing on the mountain in one day? Maybe make them wear the same outfits? Host the best surprise party for someone you love, and share ski tickets with everyone for the week. You could be the best donor to non-profit charities in 2019 or everyone’s best friend on a powder day. This item boasts 100 single day ski passes for the 2018-2019 Telluride ski season, slated to be the best snow year on record!

Donor: Telluride Ski & Golf Company

Go Ahead… Indulge.

Privacy abounds at Casa Cantarena, an incredible 4-bedroom, Eco-Luxe home, set in the midst of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and bordered by the ocean and the lagoon on opposing sides, 5KM from Tulum and Mayan ruins. Fully staffed, you won’t have to lift a finger for 7 nights, with a team that does everything from mixing cocktails and turning down your bed each night, to creating gourmet meals and arranging unforgettable activities. This trip is valued at $25,000 and expires March 1, 2019 with black out dates over Thanksgiving, Dec 5 -Jan 21, President’s Week, and Semana Santa.

Donors: Exceptional Stays + Leonides Guadarrama

Who Doesn’t Love a Shopping Spree?

Enjoy a $2500 shopping spree at Telluride’s premiere boutique for men, women and children – Scarpe, and a “closet clean-up” with owner and fashion consultant Jenny DiFiore.

Donor: Scarpe

Big Bubbles + Big Red = Big Fun.

Host a fun evening with these two 3-liter bottles of incredible champagne and wine. The 2014 3L Caymus Cabernet is a great vintage and a rare find in this size. Caymus is considered one of the gold standards of California wine, while the 3L Veuve Clicquot is a reason to celebrate unto itself!

Donor: Telluride Bottleworks

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