Silent Auction Bidding NOW OPEN
Thank you so much for participating in our Silent Auction to benefit Aubergine Private Dining Club, Steven Koveleski and the 528 Co-op.
Below you will find the Auction Items and their descriptions. To place a bid or if you have any questions about any of the items please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily address your needs.
Silent Auction Absentee Bidding Process
Please send an email to Aubergineprivatedining@gmail.com containing the item name, description and your bid as well as your full name and contact information including a phone number. We will follow up to obtain a credit card once the bid is received.
Bidders may bid in increments of $5 on all auction items.
Incremental bids that don’t meet your minimum incremental bid amount are invalid bids.
All decisions by the Action Chair are final.
The Auction Items
One unique and previously unseen piece of Koveleski fine art on canvas. The piece will be revealed at the Auction on 2.25.
-Reserve is $15,000
Two very special wine collections. Each set of 6 bottles will include the worlds most prestigious wines with ratings no lower than 97 points. One will be new world and the other old world.
-Reserve is $1200 per collection
Four in home dinners for up to 8 guests.
-Reserve is $2000 per dinner
Four private cooking classes with sommelier chosen wine pairings in Aubergine's kitchen.
-Reserve is $2500 per class
Two, Six class series of Sommelier led Wine Education focusing on a region of the winners choice. 6 successive classes for up to 10 guests will be hosted with a focus on educating the guests on a particular wine region of their choice. The classes will be hosted here at Aubergine and will include 6 premium bottles of wine per class.
-Reserve is $6,000
Four Foraging Expeditions led by Chef Colin where he will take up to 4 guests to a stunning 600 acre property in Alexandria Ohio and will teach them how to identify and gather a myriad of beautiful edible ingredients that can be found right here in our Ohio forests and meadows. Each trip will be up to 8 hours. Fine dining lunch and drinks will be provided and served on the trip.
-Reserve is $1000 per Expedition
Koveleski Art for Sale
High Street Reality (2020)
Multimedia – 48” x 36”
Live Life (2021)
Multimedia – 48” x 60”
The Circle of Life (2021)
Multimedia – 60” x 72”
Be Thankful (2021)
Multimedia – 36” x 48”
Consuming Energy (2021)
Multimedia – 48” x 36”
Two Lights (2021)
Multimedia – 36” x 48”
Who is Steven Koveleski?
Steven Kovoleski is a friend, a visionary and a local Columbus artist of Haitian decent that has been kind enough to display his artwork exclusively at Aubergine Private Dining Club. He creates beautiful, emotional and provocative works of art that pay homage to his very famous distant relative, renowned artist and rumored lover of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat. After selling a piece of art in New York, Steven was recognized by one of the organizers of Art Basel-Miami, and was subsequently invited to participate as a nominee for 2021's Best New Artist of the Year!
The Silent Auction
We need your help to bring our dreams to life and to share our dreams with our community! We will be hosting a silent auction that will run both nights and will have a few very special surprises coming from our featured artist Steven Koveleski. Steven will be introducing 2 brand new paintings, never seen by the public before, and one of those will be auctioned off to raise money for Aubergine and it's projects as well as our community initiatives. Absentee bids will be allowed and the auction will run from February 15th through February 26th. On February 15th an email will be sent with the auction items, the costs and the instructions to bid on them.
Our goal for the silent auction is to raise $45,000 and 20% of the overall money raised will be used to establish and grow our community outreach program in which Steven and Aubergine will partner to teach kids that need a hand in life how to work in restaurants and how to make amazing works of art. Those that successfully complete the program for restaurants will then have an opportunity to work here at Aubergine or a number of other restaurants in our network. We want them to see opportunity and hope in this crazy world and we have the power to deliver that to them because we have YOUR support.
Silent Auction Rules – Legal Clauses
You should include these legal clauses in your bidder registration document. Just replace “Your Organization” with your group’s legal name.
By bidding in Your Organization’s silent auctions, each bidder agrees to these auction rules.
All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.” Your Organization has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability.
The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify amount of deduction.
Restaurant certificates do not include alcohol, tax, or gratuities unless specified.
Payment for items purchased must be made in full on the night of the auction to the cashier. Your Organization accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa, or a check made payable to Your Organization. Please allow 30 minutes after the silent auction bidding has closed before reporting to the cashier.
Following payments, you may pick up your purchases in the checkout area. You must show your paid receipt for items to be picked up.
The purchaser must pick up all items the night of the auction, unless special arrangements are made. Any item left unclaimed, without prior arrangements, will be sold and proceeds will go to Your Organization.
Your Organization reserves the right to add or withdraw items, without notice, to or from the auction.
Unless otherwise specified, all auction gift certificates must be used within one year of the date of the auction.
Each person bidding assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction and items obtained at the auction. Each bidder agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising indirectly from Your Organization, their elected and appointed officials, members and employees, the auctioneer(s), the auction company and its agents and employees, the event organizers, sponsors, and/or volunteers connected with the auction.