Silent Auction

ArtSprings! will include a silent auction. 

How to Bid

All bidding for auction items will be conducted through the virtual benefit platform, OneCause.

Register here for the event through the OneCause platform.

The proceeds from all auction items will benefit MPA.

Please click on the images to see the items full sized. 

Dinner at the Czech Ambassador’s Residence

A once in a lifetime behind the scenes experience! A private dinner for 10 guests personally hosted by the engaging and multi-talented Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Hynek Kmonicek, and his fashionable and charming wife, Mrs. Indira Gumarova in their magnificent private parkland residence in NW Washington, DC. The Ambassador is a trained, classical guitarist, a world class chef, sparkling conversationalist and raconteur, and diplomat extraordinaire. Indira Gumarova’ s international experience in high fashion is the inspiration for the Fashion and Diplomacy programs she created that are sponsored and supported by the Smithsonian and the State Department.

Please contact the Embassy to schedule as much in advance as possible. Valid through October 31, 2021.

Bordeaux Wine Experience for Two Couples by Total Wine & More

Two couples traveling together will enjoy a three night stay in a château in romantic Bordeaux. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! During your stay on either the Left or Right Bank, you will receive VIP treatment, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings, delectable luncheons and an insider’s look at wine making in France’s most famous wine region. When not on the vineyard, feel free to take your car and enjoy scenic drives in the countryside or sightsee in the historic districts of the city—only a short distance away. Bon Voyage!

Terms & Conditions: Airfare and transportation not included. You must rent a car or hire a driver.  Lodging is first come, first served and available Monday-Friday, September through June (excluding the Christmas and Easter holidays). Due to COVID-19, this gift does not expire.  All travelers must be 21 or older. 

Market Value: $5,000

Virtual Wine Tasting with Total Wine & More Concierge Team

Treat your friends, family and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting class for up to 10 people in the comfort of your own home. Total Wine & More will host a one hour tasting that is certain to impress you and your guests.  During the tasting you will taste through three premium wines (Champagne, a white and red wine) and discover hidden treasures from a wine region of your choosing.  Total Wine will provide the wine expert to guide you through the tasting, a zoom link (to be coordinated with MPA), as well as 15 bottles of wine (1 bottle per varietal/3 bottles for each couple). 

Terms & Conditions: Available for up to five couples. One month advance notice for scheduling purposes.  Available weeks nights Monday-Thursday only. 

Market Value: $750

Exclusive Max Mara Shopping Experience

A private shopping experience with champagne and treats for one winner and friends of their choosing at the Max Mara Tysons Galleria boutique, with a $500 gift card. The winner and their friends will receive an additional 10% off your purchase during this private shopping experience and an additional 10% of proceeds will benefit the McLean Project for the Arts.

Please contact the Max Mara Tysons Galleria boutique for any questions and to schedule your private shopping experience.

Max Mara
Tysons Galleria
1770 G International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Terms & Conditions: Some exclusions may apply. This offer cannot be combined with another offer. Applicable for one-time use. Transaction must be greater than $500. Valid only in-store at Max Mara Tysons Galleria through May 31, 2021.

Market Value $500

Dinner for 2 at the Inn at Little Washington

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn at Little Washington is a double Five Star, double Five Diamond Award winning hotel and restaurant. Enjoy a a memorable dinner for two with wine pairings.

Market Value $

“Live” Painting by Barbara Januszkiewicz

44″x42″ acrylic on canvas.

Live painting at ArtSprings!

This work can be displayed in many directions as the artist has designed the work to flow from corner to corner.

This work is ready to hang with d rings on back.

Inspired by Stevie Wonder “Songs In The Key Of Life” A Motown Records Release;”Love’s In Need Of Love Today · 976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Artist Barbara Januszkiewicz

“Live” Painting by Antoinette Wysocki

“I Need You To Look At Me”
Acrylic, ink, water color, spray paint Mixed media and vintage postcard on rag

More information coming soon.

Private Performance by Joe Coleman

Joe Coleman, former lead vocalist with The Platters, will perform a 60-minute private show at the auction winner’s home (or other location) for up to 20 guests (once restrictions have been lifted). Or, the show could be done in an outdoor setting that is socially distanced. The winner will work with Coleman to set a date that is mutually acceptable to all. The offer is good for up to 6 months from the date of the auction.

Market Value: $7,500

Private Concert by Veronneau

Veronneau will perform a duo/trio concert, featuring celebrated Quebecoise vocalist Lynn Veronneau, at your home, in MPA’s Emerson Gallery, outdoors or indoors (covid permitting) for friends, family, neighbors and guests. The band will provide a professional sound system and up to an hour of live performance at a date mutually acceptable to all.

Award-winning acoustic world-jazz band Veronneau have performed at prestigious DC venues like The Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Blues Alley, The Hamilton and the DC Jazz Fest. Three of their album releases of classic and original music performed in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese have been in the US Top 10 Jazz and World music charts. The band of international musicians have toured throughout North America and Europe appearing live on BBC, CBC (Canada) and US television.

The offer is good for up to 12 months from the date of the auction. More information and band video at

Market Value: $2,000

“Rapture” bronze sculpture by Gail Slatter Folwell

The sculpture is bronze with nickel finish, entitled “Rapture”, 2003, edition 5/9
Dimensions are 24 x 9 x 16”
Appraised value: $1,200
Provenance: I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA

For artist info please see:

Barbara Hawthorn Interiors

Barbara Hawthorn Interiors is an award-winning design firm. With 36 years of design experience, Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge a thoughtful solutions to each project. Having traveled extensively, she brings global influence and inspiration to her designs. Over the years, the firm has managed countless projects form large scope new builds to renovations accommodating clients’ lifestyles whether it be a family, festivity, or pet friendly.

Barbara is offering a one hour design consultation, virtual or in-person by appointment. Offer valid May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022.

Market Value: $300

Design Consultation with Architecture Workshop 4B (AW4B)

ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 4B will provide a design consultation for your home project. The design consultation will consist of 1) an initial introductory meeting to meet you at your home and get an initial understanding of your project; 2) a design prep phase where we will measure and document the existing conditions (hand sketch) as well as research any pertinent issues for your project; and 3) a design meeting where we will discuss and sketch up options for your design project.

AW4B is a design collaborative working on architecture, interiors, and urban design projects throughout North America and Asia. Our mission is to bring simple, beautiful design to people and their lives and to improve the ways in which they live.

Bobby Han is an architect with more than 25 years of experience in design and construction. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a masters in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Bobby worked for a number of prominent firms in Boston and New York City before opening his own practice.  He was also the Director of Design at BOWA for a number of years establishing their in-house design studio before restarting his practice.

Jae Han has a broad background in design starting with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Graphic Design.  She worked as an Art Director at Travel & Leisure Magazine and Child, owned a children’s clothing boutique, Honeycomb, in the Chicago-land area, and has collaborated with Bobby on interior design projects for the last several years. Learn more at

NOTE: AW4B is offering services to design and not to execute the project.

Market Value: $5,000

Czech Glass

A stunning Art Deco style vase from the historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass. Its elegant and striking decor is the outcome of the grinder’s workmanship. Cascade planes create the overall shape and impact of the vase.

Learn more about Halama Glass.

Market Value: $750

David Yurman 7MM Classic Cable Bracelet

David Yurman’s artistic signature, Cable began as a bracelet that he hand-twisted from 50 feet of wire. For the past 30 years, he has evolved the twisted helix into a myriad of designs.

· Sterling Silver and 14-karat Yellow Gold
· Gold Domes
· Bracelet, 7mm

Market Value: $825

Private Tour of the Italian Path at The National Gallery of Art

Experience a private tour of the Italian collections at the National Gallery of Art led by Renato Miracco.

Renato Miracco is a scholar and curator who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for Cultural Achievements in 2018. He served as Cultural Attaché for the Italian Embassy in Washington from 2010 to 2018. Prior appointments include Director of Cultural Affairs for the Italian Cultural Institute in New York (2007-09), and Art Advisor at NYU’s Washington Square campus (2006-07), working with the Italian Department and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to create exhibitions related to Italian artists. Miracco currently serves as adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on the restitution of artworks, and advisor for the Venice Biennale.

This offer is valid for a tour on a weekday in May and June 2021, with some flexibility on other dates.

Market Value: $250

National Museum of Women in the Arts Tour with Helen Frederick

A tour to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see “Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend” on view until June 27th. This exhibition—the first survey of textile artist Sonya Clark’s 25-year career—includes the artist’s well-known mixed-media sculptures that address race and visibility, explore Blackness, and redress history. This tour will be from 11am-1pm on a date to be determined. Offer valid until June 27th, 2021.

Market Value: $250 

Private Tour of The Phillips Collection

In 2021, The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial. The museum opened its doors 100 years ago as a memorial to founder Duncan Phillips’s father, Duncan Clinch Phillips, and brother, James, who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Recognizing the healing power of art, Phillips sought to share his “living” collection in a welcoming space and to inspire others to find beauty in the artist’s unique way of seeing the world.

Building on this founding principle, “Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century” at once commemorates the museum’s centennial and launches its next vibrant chapter. “Seeing Differently” marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years.  Drawn from its growing collection of nearly 6,000 works, “Seeing Differently” will highlight over 200 works by artists from the 19th century to the present, including paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, sculptures, quilts, and videos. Spread throughout the entire museum, the exhibition will explore the complexities of our ever-changing world through themes of identity, history, place, and the senses—with special focus on recent acquisitions that showcase how the museum’s dynamic collection continues to evolve.

Private tour for up to 6 people during business hours. Redeemable by December 3, 2021

Market Value: $250

Botox by Dr. Michael T. Gocke

Dr. Michael T. Gocke of Virginia Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery, is offering 50 units of botox on selected regions of the face (forehead, crows feet, 11’s and lips).

Offer valid until 12/01/21.

Market Value: $750



Windows Catering

Known as one of the premier off-premise caterers in Washington D.C., Windows has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation combined with outstanding service. Enjoy a $250 gift certificate toward a catered dinner. Terms and conditions apply.

Market Value: $250

Caribbean Food Experience

Experience Caribbean cooking and learn make it yourself with guidance from “Provisions,” a lush, modern vegetarian cookbook celebrating the bold flavors and unique ingredients of the Caribbean. This package includes a copy of the cookbook and a delivered catered meal for up to six people. In Provisions, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau share 150 recipes that pay homage to the meals and market produce that have been farmed, sold, and prepared by Caribbean people — particularly the women — for centuries. Caribbean food is often thought of as rustic and unrefined, but these vibrant vegetarian dishes will change the way we think about this diverse, exciting, and nourishing cuisine. At once elegant, authoritative, and accessible, Suzanne and Michelle’s recipes and stories invite you to bring fresh Caribbean flavors to your table. Offer valid from August 2021 through July 2022.

Market Value: $250

Studio Experience with Artist Richard L. Dana

Richard Dana, a multimedia artist, will open his large studio in Kensington, MD, for a tour of of his past and present art work. The tour will include a survey of Richard’s large body of work. a description of the artist’s working methods, his history as an artist and light refreshments. He is also open to discussion about anything and everything.

Date and Time: Schedule permitting, Richard is open to giving his studio tour any day of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM

Learn more at

Kazan Restaurant Gift Certificate

Since opening its doors in 1980, Kazan has become a well-loved local institution and is deeply rooted in the McLean community. Kazan is proud to be the oldest Turkish Restaurant in continuous operation in the entire Washington D.C. region. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate for a delicious lunch or dinner, and their fabulous hospitality!

Mylo’s Grill Gift Certificate

Mylo’s Grill in McLean is a family owned casual restaurant & bar specializing in Greek and American cuisine. They offer a full menu in the dining room as well as at the bar, including appetizers, salads, an assortment of entrées as well as desserts. Their Wine menu offers something for everyone with enough variety to please the most refined taste buds. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate towards a delightful lunch or dinner.

Et Viola Gift Certificate

Et Voila! is a premier and authentic Belgian and French bistro that has proudly served the Palisades area of Washington, DC and beyond since 2008. Enjoy high-quality food in a fun and enjoyable ambiance that makes for an extraordinary dining experience! Enjoy a $150 gift certificate towards an enjoyable night or afternoon out at Et Viola!.

Peacock Cafe Gift Certificate

Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a favorite tradition in Georgetown. A contemporary American restaurant and bar, the friendly atmosphere and eclectic menu offers something for everyone! Enjoy a $150 gift certificate for a delicious experience at Peacock Café!

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