2019 CCAD Fashion Show Silent Auction

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Columbus College of Art & Design will debut a new silent auction at the 2019 CCAD Fashion Show. Featuring exclusive items and experiences that showcase our talented faculty and renowned Beeler Gallery, all proceeds from the bidding will benefit student scholarships. Help us give deserving young artists and designers a chance to attend the college of their dreams and make Columbus the launchpad for their bold futures.

Check out the items below that will be available in the silent auction at the 2019 CCAD Fashion Show. And if you haven't done so already, be sure to get your tickets today at ccad.edu/fashionshow

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Art Nouveau-inspired bracelet designed by CCAD President Melanie Corn

This one-of-a-kind bracelet was designed by CCAD President Melanie Corn in conjunction with the master jewelers at the Diamond Cellar, who brought the cuff to life. Art Nouveau meets contemporary design in this meaningful piece made of oxidized black silver and high polish silver with black and white diamonds. The Art Nouveau styling dates back to when CCAD was founded in 1879. And the contemporary design speaks to modern-day Columbus—a city on the rise in terms of technology, fashion, and the creative economy, fueled in large part by CCAD. Dr. Corn liked the tension between the organic and the industrial—speaking to both our Midwestern roots and our cutting-edge city of today.

Retail value: $5,137
Starting bid: $2,500

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Private Café Sketch session with Columbus Zoo and Aquarium animals

CCAD Animation Chair Charlotte Belland will lead your group of 10–15 people through a distinctive drawing technique that captures a subject via sketch. Beloved by our Animation students, this unique class stars animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as live models. Past visitors have included a penguin, sloth, baby serval, Fennec fox, and an armadillo. Get a close-up encounter with the wildlife as the Zoo’s Animal Programs staff speak to the animal’s life, interests, and personality. Participants will receive a black Tombow Brush Pen, a clipboard, and copy paper to practice their sketching skills—though fledgling artists are encouraged to bid as well. Drawing from life in-the-moment is one of the most meditative ways we can connect to the surrounding world. It teaches us to trust ourselves, to truly pay attention, and to recognize patterns and beauty we might otherwise miss.

Retail value: $1,000
Starting bid: $600

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Fine dining and a private gallery tour with special guests

Come to campus for a late-November dinner party inside Beeler Gallery. Eat, drink, and discuss the topics of the day with fellow dinner guests CCAD President Melanie Corn and Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang, who will also provide a private tour of Season Two: Follow the Mud (working title). The season’s programming will take on the temporality of “instances,” with each “instance” being accompanied by a new sculptural installation. Highlights are slated to include the first U.S. solo project of French artist Laëtitia Badaut-Haussmann; a project by artists Michel Auder and Michael Stickrod, who use 1968 student movements as a starting point for sculptural installation and film screenings; work by the graphic design duo Vier5; and second shelf, an exhibition by Brussels-based artist Heide Hinrichs as part of a collaborative book acquisition project to diversify the holdings of CCAD Packard Library and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

Retail value: $1,500
Starting bid: $500

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Original dress designed and made by Fashion Design Chair Suzanne Cotton

Enjoy one-on-one sessions with CCAD Fashion Design Chair Suzanne Cotton as she creates a cocktail dress made just for you. Cotton studied at the Parsons New School for Design in New York and in Paris, France, and has extensive experience in the garment industry, where she specialized in knitwear design and served as design director for BellePointe, whose customers included Macy’s and Saks Fifth Ave. Her aesthetic is feminine and flattering, expertly using techniques such as draping and interesting seam work that complement a body in motion. Recently her practice has also explored ruffles, material mixing, and fit-and-flare silhouettes—as well as standout selections from her incredible vintage button collection. Cotton will collaborate with you throughout the process to create a statement piece you’ll love and that you couldn’t get anywhere else.

Retail value: $1,000
Starting bid: $800

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Intimate glass workshop and custom-made glass item  

You and 6–8 others will handcraft a magnificent glass ornament and paperweight under the direction of CCAD’s Glass Studio Coordinator Jacci Delaney and two student assistants. The three-hour class, to be held at the end of August, will feature a discussion of fascinating developments in contemporary glass art and educate your party on basic glass-blowing etiquette and technique. Delaney will also demonstrate how to make a custom, colorful floppy bowl, which you’ll receive as a gift after the class. Safety glasses will be provided for all. You and your guests will need to wear closed-toed shoes and cotton clothing to the class, which is sure to be a memorable, one-of-a-kind outing.

Retail value: $2,000
Starting bid: $800