The Annual Art Auction

The 23rd Annual Art Auction

April 28, 2017

6:30-9 p.m.

Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College

The biggest and best, 100+ ORIGINAL works of art by the best of the best LOCAL artists at AFFORDABLE prices along with 700 art-partiers party of them all! Held the last Friday in April, DVAC’s signature fundraiser is more casual than your average gala and guarantees something for everyone, plus great music, tons of food and fun—all in support of DVAC’s mission.

Individual Admissions
$50 Member/ $65 Non-Member/ $75 at door

2017 Art Auction Preview Party

Auction Preview Party

April 19, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. at DVAC

Join us for the Live Auction Reveal & 4 Auction Artists-to-Watch: Dan Cleary, Mark Freytag, Darryl Woody, and Anne Lee-Zimerle

  • Cash bar and yummy bites
  • Free & open to all


Auction Artists-to-Watch Exhibition Sponsors: Beth Adelman, Deck the Walls, & Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.

2017 Raffle Prizes

Here’s a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes AND support DVAC’s mission to provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Purchase Raffle Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100


1. Grand Prize Raffle: Les Bon Temps Rouler

The Art of Jazz, New Orleans-style

This Experience Includes:

  • Admission for 2 including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz
  • Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant
  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New Orleans, LA
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Suggested Retail Value: $5,860



2. 21c Museum Hotel Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable art experience at the 21C Museum Hotel. Gift cards can be used at any 21c Museum Hotel for room nights, food and beverage, spa services, and museum shop purchases. Suggested Retail Value: $500


3. Dinner and A Movie

Enjoy dinner for two at Lily’s Bistro followed by an art house movie at The Neon. Suggested Retail Value: $100




2017 Sponsors

Sponsorships Still Available


Live Auction Sponsor

DP&L Foundation

Silent Auction Sponsors

Heidelberg Distributing
University of Dayton

Platinum Sponsors

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.
Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
Henny Penny Corporation
Susan & Ira Thomsen

Gold Sponsors

Robert L. Brandt, Jr.
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
LWC Architects
Cindy Mason & Jim Crosset
Miller Valentine
Lee Monnin
Premier Health
Raymond James, David Criner & Diane Morgan, Pillar Advisory Group
Sebaly, Shillito + Dyer
Sinclair Community College
SpringCreek Fertility
Square One Salon & Spa
Thompson Hine LLP

Silver Sponsors

Element Utility Service LLC
PNC Bank Foundation
Wanda & Bill Lukens
Chuck & Dona Vella
Zig Zag Gallery

Bronze Sponsors

Dayton Children’s Hospital
Linda Lombard
Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC
Jon & Diana Sebaly

Grand Patrons

Eva Buttacavoli & Patrick Martin
Eileen & Richard Carr
Susan J. DeLuca
Daniel Dittman
Craig & Cathy Hall
Macy Janney
Anne F. Johnson
Bill & Mary Koch
Laurie & David Leach
Chad McCoy
Gayle & Irvin Moskowitz
Jim & Carol Nathanson
Eleni Prieto
Don & Shari Rethman
James & Sandra Wall

In-Kind Sponsors

Catapult Creative
Custom Frame Services
The Envelope, Ltd.
Graphics Terminal Inc.
Oakwood Register
Oregon Printing Communications
WYSO Public Radio

2017 Art Auction Press Release
A 30-Something's Perspective on Buying Art