2018 Silent Auction & Raffle

All items have been generously donated by the business or individual

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS - top bid for each

Mississippi Blufflands Package

Various items from Winona, Wabasha area

Mississippi Blufflands
Village House Inn
National Eagle Center
Winona Tour Boat
Marine Arts Museum
winona
Winona sugar loaf

Package Details

Village House Inn

One night stay for two at this fully restored, historic Winona farmhouse

National Eagle Center

Two tickets plus an eagle plushy and coffee travel mug

Winona Boat Tour

Two tickets

Lakeview Drive Inn

$30 gift card to Winona’s oldest restaurant

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Two tickets

Lanesboro Package

Various items from Lanesboro businesses

Downtown Lansboro
Downtown Lanesboro - rootrivertrail.org
Pedal Pushers Cafe of Lanesboro
Root River State Trail
Root River State Trail
Commonweal Theatre

Package Details

Commonweal Theatre

2 tickets

Pedal Pushers Café

$50 gift card

more being added

Grand Marais Package

Various gift cards from Grand Marais businesses

Voyageur Brewing
Outpost Motel
Grand Marais
Visit Cook County

Package Details

Outpost Motel

Two nights in any room, per availability.

Voyageurs Brewing Company

Four drink tickets

More items being adding

Photographer Brian Peterson

Personal photo workshop for four

Photojournalist Brian Peterson

Package Details

Spend time with award-winning photographer Brian Peterson exploring a local or Minnesota State Park. You will learn the techniques he uses to capture intimate natural details and landscapes of Minnesota. No matter your experience, we will talk about lighting, equipment, and techniques to help you take your photography to the next level. (Multi-generational groups that include young people interested in photography are encouraged.)

Visit Brian Peterson’s website

Priceless

Local Artist Rudi Hargesheimer

Framed photo 19x 23 in.

Palisade Head by Rudi Hargesheimer

Package Details

Framed photo of Palisade Head at Tettegouche State Park

Visit North Shore Photo Art website

Up to $250 Value

MNHS Library with Pat Coleman

Insider's Behind-the-Scenes Tour for 8 people

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Behind the Scenes Tour

See books few rarely see from 17th century travel journals to maps from the 1580s. Explore documents from the effort to create Itasca, 19th century map of local cycling trails, and early efforts to document canoeing trails in the Arrowhead. Then venture into the conservation lab.

Pat Coleman

Patrick Coleman, Minnesota Historical Society Book Curator, Kat Sexton Award winner, and author of the 150 Best Minnesota Books blog,

Visit Minnesota Historical Society Research

Priceless Value

Lutsen Resort + Superior National Golf

2 nights + 4 rounds

Award-winning golf course
Award-winning golf course
Pool at the Sea Villas
Award-winning golf course

Package Details

Lutsen Sea Villas are as close to Lake Superior as you can get without getting wet! The property includes 1/2 mile of shoreline with spacious grounds, peaceful walking trails and fire rings at the shore for beach campfires. Located 2½ miles from the Main Lodge, the Sea Villas have their own Guest Service building with a large indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and kid’s play feature. A lakeside picnic & playground area are by the lake. Free activities and tours are included. Guests have full access to the many complimentary Lutsen Resort activities, such as hiking tours, shuttle service, kayaking, campfires, pitch and putt golf, lobby crafts, kids camps, fly fishing instruction, stand up paddle boarding and many others.

The two-story units are generally 2 bedrooms & loft with ladder access which children love. All units have breathtaking views, a private lakeside deck, fully furnished kitchen, wood-burning stove, TV, DVD player and wireless units.

Resort Restrictions: Expires 3/31/19, no peak weekends or holidays. Reservations must be made in advance and based on availability.

Superior National Golf Course

Two certificates for two golfers to play 18-holes with a cart (i.e., either two rounds for two people or one round for four people). The course is located about three miles north of the Sea Villas and is tucked away in the northwoods with several views overlooking Lake Superior. The course at Superior National at Lutsen is perhaps the most visually stunning course you’ll play in Minnesota or anywhere.  Though offering a somewhat traditional layout, this course will test your mettle with grand elevation changes and sloping fairways.

Golf restrictions: Expires 10/31/18. Valid Sun-Fri. Includes cart and 18 holes.

Wahoo! Adventures

Private Herons & History Kayak Tour for Six People

Package Details

See Stillwater from a different perspective. View local wildlife and hear lumber-era stories from your VIP seat. Includes a private guide, kayaks, paddles, life vest, lessons, water, and snack. Choice of single and double kayaks and recommend for ages 6 and older.  No experience necessary.

$330 Value

Visit Wahoo! Adventures

Cove Point Lodge

2 nights in Queen Lakeview Room

Queen bed

Package Details

Cove Point Lodge‘s main lodge and guest rooms have a North Woods/Scandinavian style with extensive use of wood with warm, rustic tones, pine and hickory furniture. All guest rooms feature expansive views of Lake Superior and are complete with a small refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee maker and DVD player. Lodge amenities include a full service lakeside dining room, lakeside indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Outdoors, guests enjoy campfires, hiking trails, Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail, Trek Bike rentals, frisbee golf, snowshoes and much more. Every reservation made in the lodge receives breakfast daily from our Scandinavian continental breakfast. Featuring: scrambled eggs, salami, pickled herring, beets, and cucumbers, block cheeses, muffins, and more.

The Queen Lakeview Rooms

Enjoy some of the most popular rooms available at Cove Point Lodge, they feature all of the amenities of home along with magnificent views of Lake Superior!

Up to $350 Value

Anderson's Water and Woods Retreat

2 Nights for up to 4 people

Package Details

Water and Woods is an idyllic Lake Superior retreat just 10 miles north of Two Harbors.

Enjoy breathtaking 180-degree views from this unique, cozy Lake County cabin. From the moment you walk through the door of Water and Woods, you are greeted by incredible views of Lake Superior from a cabin that simply could not be any closer! You can hear and even feel the waves crashing against the ledge rock shoreline from the comfort of the living room and master bedroom. Named Water and Woods because the cabin is surrounded by Lake Superior and trees for as far as you can see- no visible neighbors provides tons of privacy.

Amenities:

  • Kitchen – Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Electric Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • See full list

Restrictions: Expires April 17, 2019. Per availability. Option to add nights at the published rate.

Up to $650 Value

Generously donated by members Brad and Karla Anderson

Idylwood Equestrian Center

5 Horse-riding Lessons

Package Details

Package of 5 horse riding lessons at Idylwood Equestrian Center in Stillwater, MN

 

$420 Value

Lynx Basketball

Custom experience package

Package Details

4 tickets to predetermined Lynx game +

A basketball signed by the team +

A bench sit +

A photo with Prowl

Local Artist Gary Bullemer

Pair of hand-carved ducks

Package Details

A pair of wood ducks hand carved by Gary Bullemer, a local artist and retired assistant manager at Sibley State Park. The ducks are carved from wood and painted with oils and finished with glass eyes.

 

Up to $125 Value

Local Artist Kelly Rambow

Original Pastel Drawing

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Kelly Rambow is a local artist who finds inspiration in Minnesota State Parks.

Her original pastel drawing titled, “Lake Agnes Sunset, BWCA” is matted and framed, 20 x 24″

About Kelly Rambow

My goal as an artist is to distill the impact of the beauty of the natural environments I’m privileged to visit. I strive to bring to the viewers of my artwork the impression that a particular landscape has left on me. Solitude. Beauty. Flowing waters, still lakes, whispering grasses. The heartbeat of the landscapes I’ve immersed myself in I seek to share with the viewer, in hopes to convey what impression, what impact the beauty of a natural place has had on my spirit. I bring those feelings together in line and color -in varied mediums.

I’ve lived in Minnesota all of my life. I grew up in Southwestern Minnesota in Watonwan county near the small town of La Salle, then lived in Mankato, and now in the Twin Cities.

Today I’m an avid camper and hiker. I’ve visited, hiked or camped in all of Minnesota’s State Parks. I am continually fascinated by the landscapes of our beautiful state, the prairie, the deciduous and coniferous varied landscapes, dotted by thousands of lakes – a story can be told for each close up or distant call of the landscape for every place I am privileged to visit.

It is my long-term goal to aid nature preservation and creative environmental awareness and a passion for our wild places in Minnesota.

You can browse my work at art.kellyrambow.com

$150 Value

Ancestry.com

Semi-annual membership and DNA Kit

Package Details

Ancestry.com Semi-annual (6-month) World Explorer membership,where you can build an online family tree with unlimited access to more than 3 billion international birth, marriage, death, census, military, church and other records to build out your family tree.

Plus an AncestryDNA kit
7 million people have learned more about themselves. Are you next?
From discovering their ethnicity to connecting with distant relatives, the largest DNA network in the world is helping more people find the singular story in their DNA. Yours is just as unique, revealing traces of your family history—who your ancestors were and where they came from.

Up to $250 Value

Photojournalist Brian Peterson

Collector Print of Headwaters

Package Details

Exclusive limited edition hand-signed and numbered 19 inch, museum quality art print, custom printed on 17×22 inch paper.

Collector’s prints of Itasca Headwaters from his book project, Minnesota State of Wonders. Collector’s print is limited to no more than 200 prints total.

 

$350 value

Local artist Josephine Geiger

Fused Glass Art

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Original fused glass by award-winning artist Josephine Geiger. Glass is in an iron tabletop display. Abstract representation of birch trees.

Visit Josephine Geiger Studio

Up to $160 Value

Arc'teryx

Woman's Atom SL Vest

Package Details

Actery’x Atom SL Vest offers minimalist insulation for warmer days or higher output activities. The Tyono™ 20 shell is lightweight, durable and wind resistant, and the Coreloft™ Compact insulation is compressible, dries quickly, and allows airflow. Lightweight air-permeable fleece side panels provide ventilation and thermal performance. Composite Mapping is used to place materials and insulation types in the areas that will provide maximum benefit.

Size Women’s Medium

$149 value

Former board member Kathy Bonnifield

Queen-sized Alaskan Quilt

Package Details

Queen-size quilt with 12 panels featuring unique Native-Alaskan totemic art designs of fish, birds, and other creatures. Hand-made by former Parks & Trails Council board member Kathy Bonnifield.

$500 Value

Two Harbors Artist David Gilsvik

Print of glicee 11x11 in. ``Trout Camp Dinner``

Package Details

David Gilsvik was initiated into an art career at a young age. He discovered drawing in his early teens, copying magazine covers and comic books. When his father pursued a career in writing for outdoor magazines that specialized in hunting and fishing stories, David tagged along enjoying the rugged outdoor scene. He continued to refine his drawing skills and, eventually, illustrated three of his father’s books. During his high school years, David was encouraged to draw and paint by Nora Stevens, a devoted teacher who helped found the Midwest Watercolor Society. Through Stevens, David had the opportunity to study under several guest artists who taught him about layout and design, value and color. David studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of New Mexico. He attended Yale University’s prestigious summer art program in Norfolk, Connecticut. David took courses at the Grand Marais Art Colony for seven summers, studying with Birney Quick, his painting professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Visit David Gilsvik at Sivertson Gallery

Up to $79 Value

Two Harbors Artist David Gilsvik

Print of glicee 11x11 in. ``Laurentian Divide``

Package Details

David Gilsvik was initiated into an art career at a young age. He discovered drawing in his early teens, copying magazine covers and comic books. When his father pursued a career in writing for outdoor magazines that specialized in hunting and fishing stories, David tagged along enjoying the rugged outdoor scene. He continued to refine his drawing skills and, eventually, illustrated three of his father’s books. During his high school years, David was encouraged to draw and paint by Nora Stevens, a devoted teacher who helped found the Midwest Watercolor Society. Through Stevens, David had the opportunity to study under several guest artists who taught him about layout and design, value and color. David studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of New Mexico. He attended Yale University’s prestigious summer art program in Norfolk, Connecticut. David took courses at the Grand Marais Art Colony for seven summers, studying with Birney Quick, his painting professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Visit David Gilsvik at Sivertson Gallery

Up to $79 Value

Raffle Items Below

RAFFLE ITEMS ~ $5/ticket

Guthrie Theater

Two tickets to one of the first 12 performances

$174 value

 

$30 Gift Card

A North Shore staple restaurant

 

$30 value

Saints Baseball Tickets

Two tickets in outfield reserved during May or June 2018

$28 value

Taylors Falls Boat Tours

Two tickets for a 45- or 80-min. tour on the St. Croix

$44 value

MN Landscape Arboretum

Four VIP Passes

$60 value

 

Peace Coffee Basket

Collection of gift cards from Peace Coffee

$57 value

 

 

Big River Pizza

Wood-fired pizza shop in Lowertown, across from CHS Field

$50 gift card

Mother Earth Gardens

$10 gift card

 

 

 

There and Back Books

Set of Minnesota Guide Books

$48 value

 

Minnesota Historical Society

Four tickets redeemable at any MNHS historic site or museum:

See the 26 MNHS locations

$48 value

Three Rivers Parks Season Ski Pass

$75 Value

 

 

 

Minnesota Lynx

Two 100 Level Tickets to the May 23, 2018 Game at 7:00pm

$40-80 Value

 

Set of 3 Judy Stern Books

3 books from the “Mother Earth Teaching” series by Judy Stern

$58 value

Arc'teryx

Brize 25L Pack

Package Details

Arc’teryx Brize 25 combines performance and versatile organization in a pack that moves from day hiking to travel to daily use. The main compartment is easily accessed from zippered top panel, side pockets hold bottles or energy foods, and a top pocket stashes lighter items. An internal pocket organizes headlamp, passport or small essentials. The ergonomic Aeroform™ thermoformed back panel improves airflow and padded shoulder straps deliver ergonomic comfort and a supportive carry.

 

Up to $160 Value

Local artist Distracted Naturalist

Owl phone case

Package Details

Distracted Naturalist is a local naturalist and artist whose artwork is inspired by time spent mushroom hunting, bird watching, and observations of the smaller inhabitants of the natural world that tend to get stepped on, squashed, or just ignored.

This case can be ordered for an iPhone or Galaxy phone

  • One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and lightweight
  • Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports
  • Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case

Visit Distracted Naturalist on Redbubble

Up to $25 Value

More items will be added as they are donated. Please check back later to see the latest.