The Annual Art Auction


Save the Date! 26th Annual Art Auction

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank you for supporting the 2019 event!

The biggest and best, 100+ ORIGINAL works of art by the best of the best LOCAL artists at AFFORDABLE prices along with 700 art-partiers party of them all! Held the last Friday in April, The Contemporary Dayton’s signature fundraiser is more casual than your average gala and guarantees something for everyone, plus great music, tons of food and fun—all in support of our mission.

Grand Prize Raffle

Awesome Art Adventure

$1,000 Value Columbus Getaway Weekend

Ohio Theatre

Milestone 229

Columbus Museum of Art

Get your raffle tickets now for your chance to win an art-filled getaway in Columbus, Ohio. One raffle ticket will be selected for a trip for two that will provide the art-lovers an exciting weekend in the heart of Ohio. You’ll get to enjoy some of the best Columbus has to offer, including:

  • 2-night stay for two* at the 50 Lincoln Short North Bed and Breakfast – Located on the edge of downtown in the Short North Arts District, 50 Lincoln Short North Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to stay when visiting Columbus.
  • 4 Tickets to the Columbus Museum of Art – Our collection includes outstanding late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern works of art. 
  • $250 gift certificate for the Ohio Theatre. This Historic theater brings shows like Hello, Dolly! and Finding Neverland, to the 2019 season.
  • $200 gift certificate for dinner at Milestone 229 – Unmatched Columbus, Ohio dining with remarkable views of downtown Columbus, the restaurant features elevated comfort food from a scratch-kitchen with the finest and freshest ingredients.
  • $200 gift certificate to the Studios on High Gallery – ​​Located in the Short North Arts District since 1986, Studios on High Gallery is the oldest artist-owned-and-operated gallery in Columbus. 
  • $100 gift certificate for Black Point Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

Tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $100!

*Based on availability, good thru December 31, 2019.


2019 Auction Host Committee

Dirk Kreutzer, Chair

Jennifer Brumby, 2018 Chair

Beth Adelman

Jessica Bott

Mark Brewer

Barb Claudepierre

Dave Hime

Heather Hime

Mike Houser

Stephanie Keinath

Jo Anne Vincent

Jon Vincent


2019 Auction Press Release
2019 Auction Sponsors

Live Auction:

DP&L Foundation



Heidelberg Distributing Company
University of Dayton



Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.

Coolidge Wall Co., L. P. A.

Element Utility Service

Cathy & Craig Hall

Henny Penny Corporation

Houser Asphalt & Concrete

Human Race Theatre Company Board of Trustees

Dirk Kreutzer & Todd Kepler

LWC, Inc.

Lou & Steve Mason

Lee Monnin

Sinclair Community College

Square One Salon & Spa

Betsy Whitney



Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart  & Dusing,  P.L.L.

Miller-Valentine Group

David Criner & Diane Morgan, Pillar Advisory Group of Raymond James

Chuck & Dona Vella

Zig Zag Gallery



Mark Brewer & Kevin Tunstall

Dan and Chris Dittman

Jane A. Dunwoodie

Jack & Susan Johnston

Linda Lombard

Cindy Mason & Jim Crosset

Gayle & Irvin Moscowitz

Jason & Emily Pierce


Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC

Susan Strong & Bob Pohl 

Thompson Hine LLP


Grand Patron:

Beth Adelman 

Eva Buttacavoli & Patrick Martin

Linda Caron

Eileen & Richard Carr

Susan DeLuca

Anne F. Johnson

Stephanie & Eric Keinath

MetLife – Chad McCoy

Shari & Don Rethman

Stephanie Slowinski & Paul Benson

Eric & Karen Spina

Rick Stover & Tawnya Darlington

Lois & Roger Sutherland

James & Sandra Wall


Special Recognition:

Custom Frame Services

The Envelope, Ltd.

Graphics Terminal


Morning Sun

The Oakwood Register

Oregon Printing


WYSO Public Radio

2019 Auction Volunteer Application
Guest Review: A 30-Something's Perspective on Buying Art
Pics from the 2018 Auction + Party