The Annual Art Auction


Save the Date! 25th Annual Art Auction

Friday, April 26, 2019

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College

Members $50 | Non-Members $65 | April 25, 26 & at Door $75

Doors open at 6 p.m.

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.

+ get a sneak peek:

Auction Preview Exhibition

April 5-24, 2019

at The Contemporary Dayton

Opening Party: April 5, 6-8 p.m.

free & open to all

Presenting Sponsor:

Raffle Grand Prize

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. 

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 Volunteer Application
Guest Review: A 30-Something's Perspective on Buying Art
Thank You to Our Generous 2018 Auction Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Square One Salon & Spa
University of Dayton


Mobile Sponsor

Cross Street Partners


Gold Sponsors

Coolidge Wall
Amelia Hounshell & Brian Albrecht / Element Utility Service
Danis Construction
Lee Monnin
Sebaly, Shillito + Dyer
Thompson Hine LLP


Silver Sponsors

Cindy Mason & Jim Crosset
Zig Zag Gallery


Bronze Sponsors

Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
Pam & Dave Denka
Cathy & Craig Hall
Linda Lombard
Miller Valentine Group
Mini University
Rick Omlor & Liz Hardy
Jon & Diana Sebaly


Grand Patrons

Beth Adelman
Barbara Blauman
Linda Caron
Eileen & Richard Carr
Susan DeLuca
Daniel Dittman
Ann Johnson
Susie King
Larry & Marilyn Klaben
David & Laurie Leach
Chad McCoy
Gayle & Irvin Moscowitz
Shari & Don Rethman
Susan Strong & Bob Pohl
Sandra & Jim Wall


Pics from the 2018 Auction + Party