From exotic vacations to a walk-on role in a television show, the seven items below are up for live auction at the 40th Anniversary GALA. Take a peek now!

[1] Commission Your Very Own Original Painting

Imagine your favorite local scene or subject transformed into a one-of-a-kind painting by renowned Rhode Island artist Tom Deininger. An accomplished traditional oil painter whose work is shown in galleries and museums, Tom has received worldwide attention for his contemporary art installations composed of salvaged items. He will travel to anywhere in Rhode Island to paint a scene of your choosing. The finished oil painting will measure 12” x 15” and will be a unique treasure for yourself or to offer as a very special gift to a loved one.  

Some restrictions apply. Donated by Tom Deininger.

[2] A Sightseeing Flight Over Narragansett Bay


Experience an opportunity to see Narragansett Bay, Mount Hope Bay or Cape Cod from the air. Your thirty-minute flight for two passengers starts and ends in New Bedford, followed by lunch at the new Airport Café. Pete Hallock is your pilot; he is a long-time member of the Bristol Yacht Club and has over 40 years of flying experience.

Flight to be scheduled within the first two weeks of October 2010. Flight route to be determined between pilot and winner and is weather dependent. No baggage; combined weight limit of 350 pounds. Donated by Pete Hallock.

[3] A Round of Golf with Anna Grzebien

Don't miss this chance to play with a pro! Be the envy of your fellow golfers and hit the links with LPGA player Anna Grzebien. Play a round of golf at historic Point Judith Country Club and then relax over lunch with this local golf celebrity. If you are the high bidder on this auction item, you and your guest will enjoy this rare opportunity.  

Some restrictions apply.
Donated by John Grzebien.

[4] Walk-on Role for ABC TV Series Body of Proof


LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! The Rhode Island Film & TV Office and LDI Casting would like to offer a walk-on role for the ABC television series Body of Proof, which is filming in the Ocean State. This package includes a set visit with Executive Director of the RI Film & TV Office, Steven Feinberg, and a walk-on role for a scene in the new series. The series, starring Dana Delaney and Jeri Ryan, will be broadcast Friday nights at 9:00 pm this fall on ABC.

Donated by The Rhode Island Film & TV Office and LDI Casting

[5] Cocktails at Clingstone

Host a summer cocktail party at Clingstone, also known as the “house on the rock.” This unique property is situated just off the eastern shore of Jamestown and boasts commanding 360-degree views of the East Passage and Newport. Clingstone is a model of sustainability with composting toilets, wind-generated electricity and a rainwater collection system. Transportation, hors d'oevres, beer and wine are included in this unique experience.

Valid for a weekday evening June to September 2011. Specific date and number of guests subject to owner's approval. Donated by Henry Wood.

[6] 3 Days, 2 Rounds of Golf at Dromoland Castle, Ireland


Experience the beauty of Ireland during a three-night stay at the five-star Dromoland Castle Hotel in Clare. Situated in southwest Ireland at an ideal location for touring nearby major cities, this is considered one of Europe's finest country estates. During your stay, enjoy two rounds of golf at the dramatic Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club. The Club has recently undergone a significant renovation by the late world-renowned, Irish golfing legend, J.B. Carr, and one the great golf course architects, Ron Kirby. Visitors to the course have described it eloquently as “the Augusta of Ireland.”

Some restrictions apply. Donated by Kim and Liz Chace.

[7] Six-Day Grenada Vacation


Luxuriate in a six-day, five-night experience at Mount Cinnamon on Grand Anse Beach, Grenada.
The trip includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast for two people in a luxury one-bedroom villa;
  • Private airport transfers;
  • Access to Mount Cinnamon’s Beach Club and Cabana with a range of complimentary water sports, tennis and swimming pool;
  • Boat trip for two to Peter de Savary’s private spice plantation with a picnic lunch and swimming.

Valid until November 30, 2011 and subject to availability and black-out dates. This voucher is not transferable and does not include transportation to or from Grenada. Donated by Peter J. deSavary.