Get Ready to Bid On Fabulous Auction Items
At the January 14 Imaging USA PPA Charities Celebration Gala and Auction in New Orleans!
Do You Know That You Can Pre-Bid on “Spotlight” Auction Packages?
For 2012 the PPA Charities Celebration Gala and Auction will be bigger and better than ever! And this year, you have the opportunity to review and place pre-auction bids on eight of the larger auction “Spotlight Packages.” These packages range from personal one-on-one education from industry leaders and education providers to breathtaking art pieces and a 7-day dream vacation at a private villa in Cabo San José, Mexico. To view these exciting Spotlight Auction Packages, go here About a Truly PRICELESS Auction Item . . .
When PPA member Laurie Weaver (shown above) journeyed to Ethiopia last May to record an Operation Smile mission, she carried with her a set of waxes that allowed her to capture fingerprints of some of the children being treated by Operation Smile. From these waxes Greg Jensen, husband of former PPA Board member Carol Andrews Jensen, cast two original sterling silver charms that he fashioned into two sterling key rings. One of these key rings will be presented by the PPACH Trustees to Dr. William Magee, co-founder of Operation Smile; the other will be part of the silent auction thanks to a donation by Greg Jensen Originals. According to Carol, the charms represent the healing made possible through the generosity of PPA members. “These simple symbols,” she says, “artfully personify a touch of gratitude from the children and their families whose lives have been healed.”
The spirit in this small fingerprint is a beautiful reminder of the spirit that illuminates all of the auction items being donated to help create more real-life surgical miracles like the one shown below in the before and after images captured by Laurie Weaver during the Ethiopia mission. You can see more of Laurie’s images and read her mission trip narrative at this link. Be on hand when bidding starts at 9:00 sharp on January 14!
Other Silent Auction Items: Workshops, Equipment, Software, Mentoring, and More!
More items being added daily!
- Adobe - Lightroom ($299)
- Artsy Couture - $150 Gift Certificate
- Audubon Nature Institute - 8 passes to visit Audubon Zoo or Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Audubon Insectarium ($160)
- Backgrounds by Maheu - Scenic Painted Background ($650)
- Belvedere Studio - 3-Part Quick Posing System ($249)
- Chimera - OCTA 2 Strobist Kit
- Colleen and Company - 2-SYNC registrations to the same bidder: one for 2012 and one for 2013 ($800) 70x90 background ($175)
- Jim Cunningham - 2-Painter CDs
- Dahle trimmer Pro Rolling Trimmer ($269) / Personal Trimmer ($79)
- Design Revolutions - Photo Box Template Package / Photoshop Templates and Overlays / Newborn Album ($250)
- Drive Savers - Bundle containing Hard Drive Clock, $500 Gift Certificate for Data Recovery Services, Flashlight, Pens, Stressball, Lunch Cooler ($700)
- GW Moulding - 3 $100 Gift Certificates
- Kotori Photo Jewlrey - Gift Certificate for Lori Nordstrom Leather Cuff and Vintage Brass Necklace ($65)
- Layer Cake Elements - 2 Set of Layer Elements ($400)
- Marathon - Marketing & Design Workshop ($249)
- Marathon - Make Money Now! Workshop ($249)
- Millers Professional Imaging - 19x23 Fine Art Package Acrylic / 19x23 Metal / Mural up to 36x48 ($640)
- Nation’s Photo Lab - Photo Lux Keychain Starter Pack ($349)
- Neil Enterprises - Photlux Keychain Starter Pack with 50 Silver Keychains, 50 Bottle Opener Keychains, 50 Leather Key Fobs, 1- Hand Held Punch
- New Orleans Museum of Art - 1 year membership ($60)
- New Orleans Zephyrs - 10 Reserved Seat Tickets to Zephyrs Baseball Game ($100)
- Peyton Manning's Pey Back Foundation - Autographed 8x10 of Payton Manning
- Photo DUDS - Tool Kit Bundle ($625)
- Photopantz - One pair of women’s size 4-18 summer (lightweight) Photopantz, including complimentary hemming and featuring 5 discrete pockets for cell phone, business cards, CF cards and more ($149.99)
- Radio Popper - $500.00 gift certificate for Popers
- Shoot Proof - 1 Year of Online Photo Proofing ($600)
- Special Kids Photography of America - Special Kids Photography Accreditation Training ($199)
- Tamrac - Rolling Photo/Computer Case / Zip Shot Mini-Ultra Light Tripod / Zuma 7 iPad/Camera Backpack / Evolution 9 Backpack
- Tri-Coast - Book and DVD ($230)
- Richmond Professional Lab - 16x20 Gallery Wrap ($100)
- Topaz Labs - 3 full Topaz packages ($299 each)
- Virtual Background - 5-books, 2-reflectors
- Wacom Intuos 4 (Small Tablet)w/travel case ($250)
- WHCC - Album / Gallery Wrap
- Wild Sorbet - $150 gift certificate
Don’t Forget: To Review and Pre-Bid on Eight Spectacular Auction Spotlight Packages, go here