Headlands Benefit Art Auction

In Good Taste:
Bolinas Getaway
& Sutro Wine

In Good Taste: Bolinas Getaway & Sutro Wines

This is the design lover’s vacation you’ve dreamed about. Head to this impeccably furnished, pet-friendly, three-bedroom home in the hidden town of Bolinas. Create culinary masterpieces in the well-appointed kitchen, learn how to surf in the Pacific nearby, or enjoy the ocean view from the outdoor hot tub. This getaway includes a decked-out Airstream trailer on the property, so there’s plenty of room for guests. During your stay, you can head north into wine country for a private visit to Sutro Wine for a nature walk that includes views of the Russian River, Mount Saint Helena, and Geyser Peak. End your light hike with a tasting of Sutro’s current vintage accompanied by a paired selection of meats and cheeses in the comfort of the James Beard Award–winning SHED, or country-chic Jimtown Store.

Space for up to eight guests
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
Dates to be agreed upon with homeowner and Sutro Wine
Courtesy of Chris & Lara Deam and Sutro Wine
Estimated value: $6,000



CANOPY Nomad Membership
& Food to Fuel You
at Nearby Jane


Looking for an on-the-go workspace with incredible design sensibility and well-curated amenities? Join a network of creative professionals, thinkers, builders, and innovators at CANOPY, San Francisco’s premiere workplaces for contemplation and concentration. Nomad members receive access to CANOPY’s shared office spaces 60 days per year, as well as invitations to exclusive cultural programs, reception services, complimentary Blue Bottle Coffee, and more. With locations in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights and Jackson Square neighborhoods, and access to global partner spaces in New York, London, and Paris, you can do your best work in a beautiful environment wherever your travels take you. You’ll also receive $150 to spend at the nearby Pac Heights cafe Jane. Savor delectable breakfast pastries or treat yourself to a fresh, innovative lunch to fuel your next big idea.

Annual CANOPY Nomad membership for one
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
Membership must be activated by September 1, 2018
Good for one calendar year after activation
Access to Global Collective Spaces limited to two days per month
Courtesy of CANOPY and Jane 
Estimated value: $3,500



Crown Point Press
Private Printing
Demonstration for Ten

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Observe a master printer at work during a private tour led by Director Valerie Wade at San Francisco’s own Crown Point Press. Located in the historic building once home to the San Francisco News, artists have traveled from around the world to Crown Point Press since 1962 to create artworks that are painstakingly hand-etched onto copper plates, then printed by hand. Throughout its 56-year history, Crown Point Press has published prints by numerous artists including Richard Diebenkorn, John Chiara, Mary Heilmann, Pat Steir, and Wayne Thiebaud. Following the tour, guests will view artwork in Crown Point Press’s on-site gallery and enjoy conversation over wine and finger foods.

Space for ten
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
To be redeemed by June 1, 2019
Contact gallery to schedule
Courtesy of Crown Point Press
Estimated value: priceless



Private Tour of
McEvoy Ranch
& Lunch for Six


Immerse yourself in the magic of Northern California with a private visit to McEvoy Ranch—where, art, farming, and nature reflect the creative spirit of the McEvoy family. Amongst a backdrop of gardens, olive groves, orchards, and vineyards, learn about the history of the Ranch’s olive mill and commitment to sustainable agriculture while tasting award-winning organic olive oil. After you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down to a seasonally-inspired lunch—personally prepared by the resident chef from the farm’s offerings—paired with unreleased vintages of McEvoy Ranch’s limited production wines.

Space for six
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
To be redeemed by June 1, 2019;
blackout dates: November 1- December 31, 2018
Courtesy of Nion McEvoy and McEvoy Ranch
Estimated value: $1,200

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Contemporary Art
in an Ancient City

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Join San Francisco gallerist Jessica Silverman for a curated tour of Mexico’s most vibrant cultural, food, and design destination: Mexico City. During your stay, enjoy VIP access to the 2019 Material Art Fair, a not-to-be missed global art experience. The trip will include a private tour of the artist-founded Kurimanzutto gallery—adapted from a former timber yard, with current exhibits focusing on collaborative cultural exchange—and visits to select artist and textile design studios. Also on offer are visits to the Frida Kahlo Museum and Mexico City’s historic colonial quarter, as well as time to explore the city’s current fashion-forward neighborhoods. Dining experiences curated by Mexico City’s luminary chef Gabriela Cámara (also of San Francisco’s Cala restaurant) will ensure you get a taste of all that Mexico City has to offer.

Space for twelve
Sold as individual tickets ($2,000 per person);
tickets are non-refundable
Winning bidders responsible for all travel expenses including airfare, ground transportation, hotel and dining accommodations
Trip activities scheduled for February 4–8, 2019
Courtesy of Kurimanzutto, Material Art Fair, Jessica Silverman
Estimated value: priceless



Bake a Ten-Layer
Cake with
20th Century Cafe’s
Chef Michelle Polzine


Learn from a master with a hands-on baking session with chef Michelle Polzine, owner of Hayes Valley’s 20th Century Cafe, and brilliant creator of the infamous ten-layer Russian honey cake. Inspired by her travels through Vienna, Budapest, and Prague, Polzine’s cake has attracted chefs from around the globe to visit her Hayes Valley Viennese pastry house for a taste. Now you can observe her perfected process while enjoying tea and other delightful creations and learn how to make your very own 10-layer baked good. You’ll also be gifted a 20th Century Cafe Russian honey cake to enjoy at home.

Space for two
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
To be redeemed by June 1, 2019 at a mutually-agreeable time (limited to afternoons, Tuesday through Friday)
Courtesy of chef Michelle Polzine and 20th Century Cafe
Estimated value: priceless

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Pier 24 Photography
Private Tour
& Dinner at
Boulettes Larder

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Embark on an art-filled evening beginning with wine and cheese at Pier 24 Photography, located along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, followed by a customized tour led by Pier 24’s Associate Director Allie Haeusslein. Known for its expansive photographic collection and exhibitions, Pier 24 will welcome guests to glimpse into its vast artwork storage area and view specially selected works by Headlands Alumni. Next, stroll to nearby Boulettes Larder, where you’ll enjoy a three-course dinner created by chef Amaryll Schwertner in an elegant private room with an unparalleled view of artist Leo Villareal’s iconic Bay Lights sculpture spanning the Bay Bridge. Partake in cuisine inspired by the ever-changing selection of seasonal ingredients expertly paired with Alysian wines and relax as chef Schwertner's omakase menu delivers an exceptionally memorable culinary experience.

Space for 16
Sold as individual tickets ($300 per person; tickets are non-refundable)
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:30–9:30PM
Courtesy of Pier 24, Boulettes Larder, and Alysian Wines
Estimated value: priceless



Commission by
Josephine Taylor


Work with Headlands’ Alumni Artist Josephine Taylor for a custom portrait drawn in graphite of the subject of your choosing. A San Francisco based artist known for creating large-scale narrative drawings on paper, Taylor has exhibited her work internationally and has pieces in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Don’t miss this opportunity to add a unique, hand-drawn work by this esteemed local artist to your collection!

8x10 Portrait commission for one
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
To be redeemed between October 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019, upon the artist’s availability
Courtesy of Josephine Taylor and Catharine Clark Gallery
Estimated value: $4,500

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Tosca Cafe
Chef’s Lounge
Dinner for Six

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Food critic Michael Bauer called Tosca Cafe “a place where everyone can feel at home” with a meatball dish worthy of his “hall of fame.” You’ll be treated like family at this 97-year old North Beach spot as you partake in a family style menu with wine pairings in the establishment’s swanky “Chef’s Lounge” (formerly a private poker room) overlooking the kitchen. One of San Francisco Chronicle’s top 100 restaurants, if you haven’t been, this respectfully restored red sauce joint should be at the top of your must-try list.

Dinner with wine for up to six
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
Available to redeem on a Sunday evening, date subject to availability
Courtesy of Tosca Cafe
Estimated value: $1,200



Private Collection
Tour at the
Home of Deborah
& Andy Rappaport


Join a small group of art appreciators for a private visit to the San Francisco home of Deborah and Andy Rappaport, patrons of the arts and co-founders of Minnesota Street Project. Sip cocktails while enjoying an an intimate view of the Rappaport’s personal artwork collection, which they began as a young couple. In addition to viewing highlights of the couple’s significant collection of media art, you’ll learn how many of their artworks deal with themes of politics and social justice—and how the Rappaports have shaped their collection to encourage social change. Hear their stories behind how they chose which pieces to live with and gather insights into the process of starting a personal collection.

Space for 12
Sold as individual tickets ($150 per person; tickets are non-refundable)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Courtesy of Deborah & Andy Rappaport
Estimated value: priceless

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Mendocino Grove

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Curious about glamping? Here’s your chance to sleep under the stars while getting a great night’s rest on a queen-size mattress with luxury sheets. Begin your first morning with a light breakfast overlooking the bluffs, then spend your day mountain biking through redwood forests or river canoeing courtesy of catch-a-canoe. Head back for a hot shower before dining fireside at a local favorite, Trillium, known for its fresh California cuisine and picturesque views. End your night roasting s’mores at your very own fire pit. The next day head to Boonville, a quirky small town that once boasted its own secret language. There you’ll visit the pioneering Anderson Valley Brewing Company for a tour and tasting of their award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers and enjoy access to their storied 18-hole Disc Golf Course on brewery grounds featuring bucolic oak groves. This turn-key camping package offers a unique encounter with some of the most gorgeous and undiscovered corners of Northern California.

Space for two
Includes a two-night stay, wifi access, canoe and bike rentals, and s’mores kit
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
To be redeemed by June 1, 2019
Courtesy of Teresa Raffo, Mendocino Grove, Trillium Cafe, and Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Estimated value: $1,000



Be at VIP at the
2018 Sound Summit
Music Festival


Spend a festive afternoon close to the clouds at Sound Summit: A Benefit for the Mountain, a music and arts festival held high atop Mount Tamalpais at the historic Mountain Theater. Take in the sights and sounds of this natural stone amphitheater with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. Past festival artists include Wilco, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Cake, Bill Frisell, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, and many more. This year’s lineup will be announced in June 2018. As a VIP, you’ll receive preferred seating, a mountain parking pass, certificates for complimentary food and drink, and a gift bag with Sound Summit tees and hats. This package also includes $75 to spend at Sports Basement, so you can stock up on sunscreen and shades to ensure you’re set for this amazing musical experience.

VIP package for two
Sold as a single package (non-refundable)
Saturday, September 8, 11AM–7PM
Courtesy of Michael Nash and Sports Basement
Estimated value: $700

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