Envision! Auction Catalog 2019


Please click here for official auction rules. If you cannot attend Envision! but would still like to bid on auction items, you can submit a bid online. Simply fill out this form and return to Margie Shibley ’77 at mshibley@saintgertrude.org.

To Get in the Spirit of Bidding
You and three other people can have the best seat in the house for the riveting Live Auction. Your table will receive a bottle of champagne and a platter of decadent chocolates.

Donated by For the Love of Chocolate

Eastern Shore Cape Charles Home Vacation
Enjoy the quaint town of Cape Charles, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. This spacious getaway package is part of the Bay Creek Golf Community on the 16th green. This beautiful home is available for four days, three nights and includes six bedrooms (three kings, two queens, and eight twins), four and half baths, and an outdoor shower, two large gathering areas, large kitchen and dining room, Florida room, and rear screened porch and patio. This home will be perfect for a large golf weekend, a fun family outing, or girls’ getaway.

Mutually agreed upon dates, must be used either before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Donated by Laurie Lewis ’73 and Mike Shepherd

“Snow Cones” by Greg Holzgrefe
“Snow Cones” is the latest twist on steel art by Greg Holzgrefe. Greg creates pattern and shadow with reclaimed steel, acrylic, and LED light.

Virginia artist Greg Holzgrefe (b. 1960, Virginia) received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies in 1984. His work is part of personal collections in Virginia and Florida, as well as the Markel Corporation and Dominion Energy. In 2018 Greg exhibited at the Richmond, Virginia VisArts Craft & Design Show. In addition to being an artist, Greg is a licensed architect in Virginia specializing in historic and residential architecture.

Donated by Greg Holzgrefe

Hors d’oeuvres and Wine Party for 25
Have a party for 25 of your friends without worrying about the food, drinks, location, or clean up! Custom Kitchens, Inc. will provide yummy appetizers by Edie Hess of Very Richmond Indeed for your friends at their venue. Twelve bottles of wine will add to your enjoyment. Invite your friends and have a fantastic party without all of the work! Valid until December 31, 2019.

Donated by Custom Kitchens, Inc.

Lady Gaga in Las Vegas

Have the chance to see two-time Golden Globe winner and six-time Grammy winner, Lady Gaga, LIVE and in Las Vegas. You and another person will spend two nights in Las Vegas at a four-star hotel with a dinner at STK Steakhouse. This trip is complete with two-round trip tickets from Spirit Airlines leaving from Baltimore to Las Vegas.

Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, grew up in the Big Apple and attended Convent of the Sacred Heart School, an all-girl’s Catholic high school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Lady Gaga has received numerous Grammy awards and won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Song. She is currently nominated for the Best Actress and Best Song categories for the Oscars.

The winning bidder will need to provide three concert date options for booking from these dates: Lady Gaga Enigma: May 30; June 1, 6, 8, 12, 14; October 17, 19, 23, 25, 31; November 2, 6, 8. Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano: June 2, 9.

Donated by Spirit Airlines and an anonymous donor

SGHS Parking Space
Does your daughter occasionally run late to school, risking the loss of nearby parking spots? Do your palms sweat when you think of her parallel parking? Are you a faculty member who is tired of getting to school at the crack of dawn in order to get a coveted spot in our parking lot? Does your family worry over walking to the car after any evening event or game? If you can relate to any of these situations, bid on this reserved SGHS parking spot. Starting in the 2019-20 school year, the winning bidder will pull into his/her very own reserved parking space with a sign of distinction. The parking space will be available from the first day of the school year until the last day of the school year.

Donated by Saint Gertrude High School

Classic Movie Night at Ashland Theatre
You and up to 250 of your closest friends or neighbors or company party can fill the historic (and newly restored!) Ashland Theatre and see a classic movie from a list of fifty titles. Your guests will each receive a fountain drink and popcorn. You will also receive two dedicated seats in the theatre. Each seat will include a plaque that can have two lines of 24 characters each (including spaces). The plaques can have your name or honor a family or friend. You can also recognize a child’s achievement or honor the memory of a loved one. Must coordinate the date with the Ashland Theatre management, and can only have viewing on a Monday or Tuesday night.

Donated by Aimee Conyers ’91 and Alex Martin

Casa Masha Casita in Los Cabos, Mexico
Enjoy seven days and six nights in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico. Casa Masha Casita is a lovely three bedroom, two and a half bath Oceanside Casita situated on the Sea of Cortez between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Valid for up to six guests. Valid until February 23, 2021.

Donated by Paul Maroon

The Art Lover’s Exclusive Tour
Experience a personal guided curator tour of VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art, an arts center dedicated to presenting the art of our time and providing an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world. Afterward, head to the VMFA’s 21st Century Gallery for another guided tour by art collectors Pam and Bill Royall. Then, have the pleasure of lunch with the Royall’s at the VMFA. This is for a party of up to four people.

Donated by Pam and Bill Royall

Dollywood VIP Package

Four people can have the time of their lives at Dollywood, the famous family amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains! Stay for three days and two nights in the luxurious one-bedroom cabin at Dollywood Cabins (includes a sleeper sofa). VIP Tickets (no waiting!) for four include Ripley’s Aquarium, Splash Country, Great Smokey Mountains Wheel and of course, Dollywood amusement park. Dollywood offers more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining, and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world. Plus, you and your party can have a personal visit with legendary country music artist Dolly Parton, if she is in residence and available. Also included is Dollywood paraphernalia including a Dolly Parton doll and autographed picture plus other fun items.

Donated by Dollywood

Experience Richmond
Our very own hometown, Richmond, Virginia, has so much to see and do! With this package for two, enjoy a one night’s stay at the five-star Jefferson Hotel with brunch, tickets to the Richmond Symphony, the Commonwealth Charities Christmas Concert, the Richmond Squirrels with first pitch, a VCU basketball game, Virginia Rep’s performance of “The Wiz,” ghost tours of Richmond, and Regal movie tickets. In addition, pair all these outings with great places to eat in Richmond with gift cards to Mosaic, Demi’s, Stella’s, Joe’s Inn, Superstars, Little Angela’s Ristorante, Fresh Market, Elegant Cuizines, and Glen Allen Bistro.

Donated by The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond Symphony, Richmond Squirrels, Kathy Holzgrefe ’68 & Norbert Bliley, Ghost Tours of Richmond, Mosaic, Demi’s, Stella’s, Joe’s Inn, Superstars, Little Angela’s Ristorante, Fresh Market, Elegant Cuizines, and Glen Allen Bistro

Saint Gertrude Student Collaborative Art Piece
Drawing students in art teacher Kristin Polich’s class created a collaborative work depicting their unique version of “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. Students worked with oil pastels and each chose a specific color palette to use in their individual square to create a cohesive piece to remember.

Donated by Maddie Anderegg ’21, Charlotte Anne Booker ‘21, Emily Coates ‘21, Shayna Crewe ’21, Kat Fortner ’19, Lauren Funk ’20, Rachel Graves ’21, Madeline Guidon ’21, Kyla Kessler ’21, Clara Kugelman ’21, Julia Nichols ’19, Elliott Tarchokov ’20, and Emily Czaja ‘21

Frame by Rick’s Custom Frame & Gallery