2021 Live Auction

Sumptuous wines, breathtaking artwork, and once-in-a-lifetime trips — the 2021 Wine & Food Festival live and silent auction items must be seen to be believed! Be sure to review Auction Rules Without Reserve.

Live Auction Items
  1. Heads or Tails

MSU Billings will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2027. Play Heads or Tails and help us build the Wine & Food Festival 100th Anniversary Endowment. Our goal is $100,000 for the 100th anniversary!

Stand up and have a great time – and possibly win a gourmet dinner for ten (in your home) with perfectly paired wines

  • Dinner donated by Sodexo
  • Wines donated by City Vineyard

Tonight’s spectacular meal is prepared by our exceptionally talented Executive Chef Andy Fulton from Sodexo. Chef Andy will carry on the tradition by providing our lucky Heads or Tails winner with an evening of fun and dining. You and nine of your friends will feast on culinary masterpieces, and sip fantastic wines specially selected by City Vineyard, in the comfort of your home. The perfect dinner party! Please join in the fun – good luck!

  1. John Duval Entity Shiraz, 2018, 12 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Doug Kirby, Owner, 24th Street State Liquor Store

John Duvall left his job at Penfolds – making Grange – to start his own vineyard in 2003. He has had success from the beginning with his Barossa Valley Shiraz. Now Wine Advocate says of the 2018 Entity Shiraz, “This is a classically styled Barossa Shiraz, drinkable now and for the next decade or more,” and rates it 92.

  1. William Hatcher Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, six bottles each, 2012 and 2013, 12 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Board Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

William Hatcher was Managing Director of Domaine Drouhin unit 2001 when he left to found A to Z Wineworks (which now includes Rex Hill). His Willamette 2012 and 2013 Pinot Noirs stay true to the essence of Oregon. Both vintages are well regarded: Wine Spectator rated the 2012 vintage a 94, while the Wine Enthusiast rated it 91 and made it a Cellar Selection.

  1. Magical Orcas Island

  • Five-day condominium stay
  • Accommodations for up to four people, $150 VISA gift card
  • Dates: Available October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Sue and Eakle Barfield, Altana Federal Credit Union

Orcas Island is a magical mixture of arts and culture, lush forests, pristine lakes, and endless outdoor possibilities. Known as the “gem of the San Juans,” the island offers hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, boating, fishing, and relaxation! Take time to explore Moran State Park or enjoy the expansive marine vistas from the summit of Mount Constitution.

Enjoy five glorious days in a luxurious two-bedroom condominium, just 50 yards from the beach. Use your $150 VISA gift card for local treasures, food, or fun activities. The magic is endless — from the beautiful sunrises to the spectacular sunsets, Orcas Island is a dream come true.

  1. Prisoner Wine Co. Prisoner Red Blend, 2018, 1 x 6 liter

Sponsored by Laughlin Construction

Robert Parker once wrote of Prisoner Wine Company, “This winery, dedicated to négociant, relatively large-production cuvées of blended wines, was founded by the brilliant Dave Phinney and sold in 2009. Today the wines are made by the very talented Jen Beloz. These wines are distinctive, creative blends of exceptionally high quality.” The 2018 is a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono, and was rated 92 by Wine.com. The bottle is 6 liters – Methuselah.

  1. Dinner with MSUB Chancellor Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

  • Dinner and wine for five couples at the Chancellor’s home

Donated by Chancellor Stefani Hicswa

Five lucky couples will enjoy a dinner with our new Chancellor, Dr. Stefani Hicswa, at her home. Welcome Chancellor Hicswa to Billings and learn of her plans for the future of MSU Billings. Enjoy a relaxing evening of fine foods paired with delicious wines. Bid on your chance to join this incredible party!

  1. Everlasting

Donated by Jim and Babe Ronquillo

Handcrafted and custom-designed, this timeless treasure is sure to become a coveted heirloom. Craftsman Jim Ronquillo devoted countless hours to bringing this cedar chest to life. Family keepsakes and cherished possessions will have a forever home within this beautiful creation. 

  1. Experience Napa Valley

  • Air to and from San Francisco
  • Accommodations for three nights
  • Private tour and tastings at Beringer Winery, Sterling Vineyards and Beaulieu Vineyards for two
  • Dates: This trip is available April 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023**

Donated by Albertsons and Treasury Wine Estates

Wine lovers, here is your rare opportunity to experience private tastings at three of Napa Valley’s most awarded and historical properties! Beringer Winery is California’s longest continuously operating winery, established in 1876; Sterling Vineyards, a Napa Valley icon, was founded in 1964 by Sir Peter Newton; and, Beaulieu Vineyards, founded in 1900 by Georges de Latour, was made famous through wines of “The Maestro” André Tchlistcheff.

You and a companion will enjoy three nights’ accommodations and lunch at one of the properties, and exclusive discounts on retail and wine purchases at each winery are included. Enjoy the beautiful vineyards, the quaint surroundings, and, of course, the fantastic wines! Relax, sip, savor!

**Please exclude the “Bottle Rock Weekend” in Napa.

  1. Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, 6 bottles each of 2015, 2016, 2017, 18 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Holiday Station Stores

Roserock is Drouhin Oregon’s only vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Their Zephirine Pinot Noir, named for the Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose, is the flagship wine from this vineyard. Many critics score this Eola-Amity Hills wine highly: James Suckling, in particular, rated these vintages 98, 97, and 96.

  1. Misty Elk Creek, by Karen Lynette Johnson

  • Framed original oil on wood panel
  • The finished piece measures 24” x 48”

Donated by Karen Lynette Johnson

Billings artist Karen Lynette Johnson captures the natural wonders of Elk Creek – its crystal clear waters, the Crazy Mountains in the background, and the beautiful surroundings. Karen takes you there… sit back and imagine the sound of the rolling water, the birds singing, and the peace of being near one of Montana’s breathtaking sites.

  1. Col Solare Red Mountain, 2 bottles each of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 12 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Board Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

A collaboration between Chateau Ste Michelle and Italy’s famed Piero Antinori, this red is a Washington wine with a Tuscan soul. A Cabernet-based blend, these vintages have typically been rated around 94 by the likes of Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, and Wine Spectator. The 2017, for instance, was rated 97 by Jeb Dunnuck and 96 by James Suckling.

  1. Chateau Beaucastel Chateuneuf du Pape Blanc Viellles Vignes, 2017, 6 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

As always, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes comes from a three-hectare parcel planted in 1909. Jeb Dunnick says,” You can’t find a wine like this anywhere else in the world, and it’s consistently one of the world’s great white wines” and he rates it 96-99. The Wine Advocate says, “… even more impressive than the stunning 2016…” and rates it 97-99.

  1. Standing Proud, by Parker Ford

  • Original acrylic on canvas
  • Finished piece measures 24” x 48”

Donated by Parker Ford

Billings artist Parker Ford’s original creation is a wonder to behold. This beautiful piece will grace your wall or hang over your mantle – wherever you place it, it will be a conversation piece and a work of art that will be a keepsake for generations.  

  1. Vincent Girardin Pommard Premier Cru, 2017, 12 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Petersen family in memory of Larry Petersen, Chuck Hingle, Holland & Hart LLP, John Crist, Crist, Krogh, Alke & Nord, PLLC

Wine Advocate called the 2017 Pommard 1er Cru “one of the high points on the red side of the ledger,” and said, “It has turned out very well” then rated it 91. Wine Enthusiast said, “It has power and the structure you expect from this appellation” and rated it 93.

  1. Argyle Extended Triage Brut, 2009, 12 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Wipfli

The winemaker says, “This is a crowning achievement for Vintage American Grower Sparkling Wine.” It was bottle fermented and aged on the yeast for ten years. Wine Spectator calls it rich, Vinous calls it powerful, and both rate it 93.

  1. Winemaster Lot

  • Markham Merlot, two magnums each of 2014, 2015, and 2016; 6 x 1.5 liter

Markham is one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley. It was founded in 1874 and the Stone cellar, still in use today was built in 1879. In 1980 Markham produced it’s first vintage of Merlot. In 1990 wine spectator named Markham the Merlot of the year. The Markham Napa Valley Merlot is actually a Pomerol style blend. Blend varies from year to year but Merlot always commands the centerstage. The 2016 Merlot, for example,  is blended of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Cabernet Franc. It was rated 90 by the Wine Advocate. Each magnum bottle in this lot is signed by Kimberlee Nicholls, one of the first female winemakers in the Napa Valley.

  1. How About Those Broncos?

  • Two nights’ accommodations for two at the Crawford Hotel in Denver, Denver Broncos tickets for two, passes to the exclusive Stadium Club, and parking pass
  • Dates: November 27 & 28, 2021
  • Transportation not included
  • Game: Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers

Donated by Greg and Eileen McDonald/McDonald Land Development

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

There is nothing better than a football getaway to Denver to see the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High! You and a friend will have the opportunity to cheer on the Denver Broncos as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers on November 28, 2021. Suit up in your orange and blue team swag and join in the fervor as the Broncos fans shake the stadium on game day! Along with having great seats, you will be treated to access to the private Stadium Club and a parking pass. 

Enjoy two nights’ accommodations at the Crawford Hotel, one of Denver’s newest luxury hotels, located near the iconic Denver Union Station. How about those Broncos?

  1. Do You See the Bear? by John Armstrong

  • Framed original oil painting
  • Finished piece measures 23”x 19”

Donated by MSU Billings alumnus John Armstrong ’88/ Q’s Art & Framing

Big Montana sky, majestic mountains, and one of the state’s most regal residents. Can you see the bear as he roams the wide-open spaces of our beautiful state? Billings artist John Armstrong shows Montana at its finest – truly the last best place. Enjoy the wonder of Montana in your home, office, or cabin…perfect!

  1. Winemaster Lot

  • Beaulieu Vineyards, Clone 6, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, 6 x 1.5 liter

In 1980, BV began a 14-year series of trials in conjunction with UC Davis to identify Cabernet Sauvignon clones best suited to their Rutherford Bench terroir. Two clones (4 and 6) were ultimately selected. Each year, the BV winemakers preserve the unique character of each of these clones in an exclusive very limited bottling. The 2016 Clone 6 was rated 96 by Wine Advocate and 95 by James Suckling, who said, “Full-bodied, yet so refined and tight. Lovely length. Beautiful.” 6 magnum bottles. 

  1. Experience the Magic of Africa

  • Six nights’ accommodations, three meals per day, two game-viewings per day on Zulu Nyala Game Reserve
  • Date: Package available for up to three years from purchase date
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Dr. Dan and Mrs. Sandee Edelman

Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a breathtaking part of the world to experience the adventure of South Africa. This Photo Safari package is offered on the private game reserve in Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Experienced guides will make your trip unforgettable with sightings of the abundant birdlife and wildlife that inhabit this beautiful continent.

This package for two includes six nights’ accommodations (standard room) at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or Tented Safari Lodge; three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and two game-viewing excursions per day on Zulu Nyala Game Reserve. Grab your cameras and be prepared to “capture” some of the most beautiful places, exotic animals, and friendly people in photographs that you will enjoy every time you relive your African adventure. The magic of Africa awaits you!

  1. Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, six bottles each of 2015 and 2016, 12 x 750 ml

Sponsored by past Wine & Food Festival Chairs Dona Hagen, Dottie Hollatz, Pat Petersen, Donna Sweeney, Susan Schwidde, Cara Schaer, Jane Howell, Joe Howell, Stella Fong, Joan McCoy, Kay Berry, Amy Gibler Brown, Randy Holbrook, Susan Walton, Sheila Christopherson, Stacey Suydam

Two vintages from a top-tier Napa vineyard. The 2016 was rated by Wine Spectator and was #4 on their Top 100 of 2019. The 2015 was rated 95 by Vinous, who said, “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is fabulous.”

  1. Broadview Plain (H) by Neil Jussila

  • Finished piece measures 24” x 48”

Donated by Neil Jussila

Neil Jussila is a professor emeritus and a Vietnam veteran who received a combat infantryman badge. His work, set against the backdrop of the Montana landscape, is about being fully alive in the moment. The many shades of blue, green, and gold perfectly represent the inspirational beauty of Montana.

  1. Penfolds RWT, six bottles each of 2015, 2016, 2017, 18 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Crist, Krogh, Alke & Nord, PLLC

RWT Shiraz is Penfold’s alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks of Grange. Instead, RWT is a single-region Barossa Valley Shiraz matured only in French oak. While it is not Grange, it is highly regarded: all of the vintages in this lot are rated at least 97 by a major wine critic. Indeed, Jeb Dunnuck awards the 2016 99 points and says, “The 2016 Shiraz RWT is a brilliant, brilliant wine…”

  1. Schrader, T6 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, 6 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Over the last 19 years, Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignons have received 21 perfect 100-point ratings from revered critic Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate. The 2015 T6 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is one of them. It is produced from a single clone, clone 6, and there are fewer than 4 acres of clone 6 in the vineyard. Jeb Dunnick says the 2016 T6 is “Flirting with perfection…” and rates it 99. Parker praises its “epic length and depth” and rates it 100. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 268 cases produced.

  1. Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve, 12 bottles each of 2014, 2015, 2016, 36 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Dr. Joseph Howell

The Georges de Latour Private Reserve is the flagship of the cuvee composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (93% in ’14, 90% in ’15, and 97% in ’16) with Petite Verdot, Merlot, or Malbec depending on the vintage. These wines have garnered extraordinary critical acclaim and were rated 98 in both 2015 and 2016 and 96 in 2014. Decanter said, “This is historical Napa at its very best” and Jeb Dunnuck called it, “Utterly classic, world-class juice!”

  1. Thick & Juicy Aspen, by Kira Fercho

  • Original oil on canvas
  • Finished piece measures 40” x 40”

Donated by MSU Billings alumna Kira Fercho ’01, ‘10

Once again Kira Fercho makes a statement with her incredible talent. Her original work brings Montana to life as only Kira can do! Aspens on a fall afternoon, vibrant colors at their feet – you can enjoy this moment year-round. A wonder to behold!

  1. Start Your Engines!

  • Two nights accommodations at Treasure Island Las Vegas, NASCAR Cup Race tickets for two, roundtrip airport shuttles, roundtrip race day transfers, $150 VISA gift card
  • Date: September 26-28, 2022
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Altana Federal Credit Union

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

267 laps – 400.5 miles… NASCAR fans, here is your chance to see the race to the checkered flag at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Heart-pounding NASCAR racing action, Electric Daisy Carnival, the excitement of Las Vegas…you will be in America’s Racing Showplace with entertainment like no other! Travel to Las Vegas and enjoy two nights at Treasure Island Hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, take in the NASCAR Cup Race, and enjoy the sights of Las Vegas.

When you are not at the race track, Treasure Island offers many amenities – outdoor tropical pools, 10 restaurants, eight bars, and lounges plus 95,000 square feet of live casino gaming. The hotel is connected by pedestrian bridges to Fashion Show Shopping mall and Grand Canal Shoppes as well as tram to The Mirage and short walking distance to Venetia/Palazzo, so the VISA gift card will come in handy! A face-paced, high-energy get-away in a city that doesn’t sleep! Viva Las Vegas!

  1. Shows Little, by Kevin Red Star

  • Framed signed original acrylic on handmade paper
  • Finished piece measures 11” x 12 ½”

Donated by Kevin Red Star

Kevin Red Star’s art is honored throughout North America for its authenticity. It presents a shining vision of centuries-old Crow (Apsaalooka) culture through the eyes of a thoroughly contemporary consciousness. His work is equally respected in the world of museums and private collections for his unique imagery and artistic productivity, and for the enduring value of his work.

We are honored to have two of Kevin’s works in our auction tonight!

  1. Winemasters Lot

  • Merlot Through the Napa Valley and Markham Vineyards, 14 x 750ml

All of these wines are Merlot-based although the Altruist and the Character have a larger percentage of other Bordeaux varieties in the blend. The Altruist is dedicated to veterans and first responders and Markham makes an annual donation to support them. The Character is a new release: on March 4, 2021 winemaker Kimberly Nichols said, “The Character represents Markham’s decades-long commitment to wines of character and soil-to-glass sustainability. Being able to craft what we think is the best-of-the-best without constraints allows us to focus on the pleasure and elegance this wine delivers in the glass.”

The wines are (2 bottles of each):

Napa Valley

  • 2017 Napa Valley Merlot
  • 2017 The Altruist Red Blend

District Series

  • 2018 District Series Yountville Merlot
  • 2018 District Series Oak Knoll Merlot

Marked Parcels Collection

  • 2018 Marked Parcels Little Cannon Merlot – Oak Knoll AVA
  • 2018 Marked Parcels Yountville Ranch Merlot – Yountville AVA

The Character

  • 2017 The Character
  1. Memphis – Home of Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Deluxe accommodations for two at The Peabody Memphis, daily breakfast for two in the Capriccio Grill, $150 VISA gift card
  • Transportation not included

Donated by The Peabody Memphis, Altana Federal Credit Union

“There’s an energy in Memphis. It starts at the river and flows through vibrant neighborhoods. The people and places tell a story so legendary, so original, so inspiring…so Memphis. From gritty, glittering Beale Street to makeshift studios and humble churches that are templates to sound, Memphis has been creating hit-makers for 200 years. For foodies, Memphis is also known as the capital of barbecue, home to James Beard Award-nominated chefs and immigrants sharing traditional dishes. In Memphis, you can watch pandas play and ducks march, visit museums, take a riverboat ride, and cruise around town to enjoy local musicians and artists.”

Deluxe accommodations await you at The Peabody Memphis – known as “The South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody is legendary for its charm, elegance, and gracious hospitality. A Four-Star, Four-Diamond hotel, The Peabody, is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It has been made world-famous by its five resident ducks, who march daily to and from the lobby fountain at 11 am and 5 pm. Use your VISA gift card to take in some of the incredible entertainment, delicious foods, or tourist attractions.

  1. Rogue Chefs Are at It Again!

  • Dinner for eight with wine pairings for each course
  • Service at Juliano’s Restaurant, Billings, Montana

Donated by Executive Chef/Owner Carl Kurokawa of Juliano’s Restaurant and Executive Chef David Maplethorpe of the Fortin Culinary Center, formerly of The Rex

Be prepared to be wowed! Two of Billings’ most popular chefs will again delight eight lucky people with their creative culinary talents. Your evening will begin at Juliano’s Restaurant with appetizers. Chef David and Chef Carl will collaborate on a magnificent multi-course dinner including superb wine pairings. This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a masterfully executed experience that you will not soon forget! Bring it on, chefs!

  1. Foundation Directors’ Lot 13 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation Board of Trustees

Silver Oak is a leading producer of, almost synonymous with, California Cabernet Sauvignon.  As well as their familiar Alexander Valley and Napa Cabernet Sauvignons (and the other premium wines from Silver Oak), this lot includes three bottles of their new flagship wine Timeless Red. Timeless Red is a single vineyard Bordeaux blend that was first released on September 1, 2020, as a tribute to one of the founders of Silver Oak.

The wines are:

  • 2 bottles, 2017 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 bottles, 2016 Silver Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 bottles 2015 Silver Oak Twomey Merlot
  • 2 bottles, 2017 Silver Oak Twomey Russian River Pinot Noir
  • 2 bottles, 2019 Silver Oak Twomey Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 bottles, 2017 Silver Oak Timeless Red
  1. Skol, Vikings! A Minnesota Football Adventure

  • Accommodations for two at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for two nights, tickets for two to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steeler football game on December 9, 2021               
  • Dates: December 8 & 9, 2021
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Roger and Darla Huebner

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Join in singing the Vikings fight song, Skol, Vikings! when you and a friend take in a home football game at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. You will experience the excitement of the Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game on Thursday, December 9, 2021, and witness the battle for the “W”!

Enjoy two nights at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, an elegant hotel that gives you direct access to the Mall of America for the ultimate in style and convenience. You will also have easy access to the Metro Transit Light Rail to explore the area and it is also easy to transport you to the game. Have fun spending downtime at the mall and dining at great restaurants in the Twin Cities. What a great sports fan getaway!

  1. Winemaster Lot

  • Beaulieu Vineyards, Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, 6 x 1.5 liter

In 1980, BV began a 14-year series of trials in conjunction with UC Davis to identify Cabernet Sauvignon clones best suited to their Rutherford Bench terroir. Two clones (4 and 6) were ultimately selected. Each year, the BV winemakers preserve the unique character of each of these clones in an exclusive very limited bottling. The Winemaker says clone 4 is “known for its larger berries and tighter berry cluster, resulting in a Cabernet with lush, round and opulent style.” The 2016 is rated 95 by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. 6 magnum bottles.

  1. Horse Doctor, by Kevin Red Star

  • Framed, signed original acrylic on canvas
  • Finished piece measures 7 ½” x 7 ½”

Donated by Kevin Red Star

Another incredible piece by Kevin Red Star! Above and beyond accuracy, Kevin’s deep experience is expressed in the color and composition of image after image. Each one is a complete statement in itself; each remains in the mind’s eye long after viewing it. Each element, no matter how small, has specific meaning and significance within the context of tradition.

As part of this auction lot, Kevin Red Star is offering a painting event at his Roberts studio for four people! Wine and food are included. Imagine working alongside one of Montana’s most acclaimed artists – a dream afternoon!  Note: event arrangements to be set at least a month in advance.

  1. Alaska – Untamed, Unforgettable

  • Seven-day Alaska cruise for two, round trip from Seattle, Washington – ports are Ketchikan, Endicott Arm and Dawns Glacier, Juneau in Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia
  • Dates: June 12 – 18, 2022
  • Transportation to and from Seattle not included

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Travel in luxury as you cruise the frontiers of Alaska aboard the Princess Discovery cruise ship. Experience breathtaking scenery and unique culture, pristine wilderness, and incredible wildlife. Alaska has it all!

Set sail from Seattle on the Princess Discovery, which touts 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea, world-class dining options from Michelin-star chefs, plus Princess Live Entertainment productions in the state-of-the-art Princess Theater. Add to that…pools, shops, casinos, and lounges.

Enjoy stops in Ketchikan – the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage – is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and rich Alaska Native culture; Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier (scenic cruising), Juneau,  a capital city rich in history, art, music, and Native heritage, as well as wildlife hot spot and cultural jewel; Victoria, British Columbia, known as the Garden City and home to The Empress Hotel, Craigdarroch Castle and the beautiful Butchart Gardens.

An unforgettable trip, for sure!

  1. Schrader RBS Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, 6 x 750 ml

Sponsored by Iron Oil

For more than two decades, Schrader Cellars has produced benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon from the most prestigious vineyards in the Napa Valley — most notably the first-growth Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. Schrader Cellars has garnered the highest critical acclaim in the history of American Cabernet Sauvignon production. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is no exception. It is produced purely from clone 337, one of three clones planted in the vineyard. Jeb Dunnick rates it 97 as does the Wine Advocate, while James Suckling rates it 98. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

  1. In the Passing Evening Light in Lamar Valley, by Ben Stringer

  • Original oil, gallery-wrapped – also included is the artist’s plein air sketch on canvas board 
  • Finished piece measures 48” x 60”

Donated by Ben Stringer

Billings artist Ben Stringer casts a romantic spell in this original piece. Ben’s skill of taking you away to a place of beauty – with some mystery – is captured in this wonderful original painting. An added bonus – Ben has included his plein air sketch, which was the initial inspiration for this piece.

  1. Casting a Spell on the Bighorn

  • Accommodations for two at the Bighorn River Lodge for three nights, guided fly fishing for two for two days, all meals
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Bighorn River Lodge

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

The beauty of the Bighorn River, which many consider the best blue-ribbon trout fishery in the U.S., will cast its spell on two lucky fishing enthusiasts. Its clear, cool tail-water hosts between 5,000-6,000 rainbow and brown trout per mile with the average trout caught measuring between 14”-20”!

You and your fishing partner will enjoy three nights at the Bighorn River Lodge, the only lodge situated directly on the bank of the upper Bighorn River. The Lodge offers the` inviting atmosphere of a resort that reflects the rustic elegance and hospitality of the Big Sky Country. You will take off each morning with one of the Lodge’s highly professional and seasoned guides to spend the day on the river. All meals are included.

An unparalleled fishing opportunity – a once-in-a-lifetime fly fishing vacation – awaits you. Let the Bighorn River cast its spell on you!  

  1. Lots for Scholarships

Donated by YOU!

Again this year, we are asking you to join in spirited, generous bidding to provide scholarships to MSU Billings students. The scholarships you fund will allow us to assist deserving students and reward those who demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic excellence. Scholarships also allow the University to attract and retain talented students.

  1. Pueblo Street Market, 1920, by Z.S. Liang

  • Framed giclée on canvas, limited edition, signed and numbered (#17 of 35)                  
  • Finished piece measures 59” x 45”

Donated by an anonymous donor

Z.S. Liang combines his eye for detail with historical and narrative elements in his paintings, which has firmly established him among the ranks of the finest western representational painters in the country. You can feel the warmth of the women as they choose their favorite items the children are selling. This piece would be a great addition to a home or office.

  1. Rex Hill Pinot Noir, 3 bottles each of Reserve, 2013 and 2017, and Jacob Hart Vineyard, 2013 and 2017, 12 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

Rex Hill has been making elegant Pinot Noirs for over 30 years in the Willamette Valley, the gateway to Oregon’s wine country. It is one of the original vineyards that are farmed following Biodynamic principles. It was named a 2017 Wine Advocate Extraordinary Winery. The 12 bottles here come from different vintages and terroirs, but all were rated over 90 points.

  1. Vin de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape, 2017, 6 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Wine Enthusiast called the Van de la Solitude, “a luscious, voluminous sip” and rated it 95. Wine Spectator said it is “warm and lush” and rated it 93. Blend: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% each Cinsault and Counise. #6 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2020.

  1. Jazzin’ Dinner Party

  • Dinner and Wine for Ten with jazz entertainment and service at the home of the lucky bidder

Donated by Sodexo and Bill and Mary Kennedy 

Your toes will be tapping and your tastebuds will be dancing! Our spectacular Sodexo executive chef, Andy Fulton, will create a spectacular dinner for ten,
Bill and Mary will pair accompanying wines perfectly and the MSU Billings music students will provide the entertainment! What a line-up for food, wine, and jazz lovers! 

Dinner will be served in the home of the lucky bidder, but don’t worry: all the work will be done for you. Sit back…dine, sip wine and enjoy the music.

  1. Mixed Case of Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Alumni Paul ’85 & Teresa ’83 Casey

This is a mixed case of highly rated limited production.

Cabernets from the Frank Family Vineyards in Napa and Long Shadow Vintners in Washington. The wines are: 1 bottle each of Frank Family Vineyards Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010; 1 bottle each of Long Shadow Vintners Feather Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, 2008.

  1. High on the Boulder, by Karen Lynette Johnson

  • Framed original oil on wood
  • Finished piece measures 29” x 41”

Donated by Karen Lynette Johnson

Close your eyes, relax and let Billings artist Karen Lynette Johnson take you away to the rolling water on the banks of the Boulder River. You can hear the water, smell the pines and feel the sunshine on your face. This beautiful original oil on wood captures the beauty of Montana and why it is truly the “last best place”!

  1. Aloha Paradise!

  • Accommodations for two at the Four Seasons Resort – Lanai for three nights, four days, daily complimentary breakfast buffet for two
  • Dates: Package must be used by May 16, 2022, based on availability, blackout dates apply (major holiday period), some restrictions apply
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Travel Café, Four Seasons Resort

Imagine… mist-shrouded mountains and forests of Cook Island pines where deer roam…clear Pacific coastline dominated by white-sand beaches and red lava cliffs…Aloha Paradise!

On the southeastern coast of the pristine island of Lanai, this five-diamond resort sits just a moment away from many of the most scenic spots, best reached by foot or 4 x 4, and where the Hawaii found on vintage postcards comes vibrantly to life. Enjoy three nights and four days at the Four Seasons Resort – Lanai, a secluded ocean-front retreat on Hawaii’s last unspoiled island. Spend your days lounging by the lagoon-style pools, enjoying the cuisine at the five resort restaurants, golfing the links at the Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, strolling the botanical gardens, reconnecting body and spirit in the Hawanawana Spa, and enjoying wonderful Hawaiian hospitality. From the rugged uplands to the aquatic sanctuary of Hulopoe Bay, the opportunities for adventure – and relaxation – are endless.

  1. Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2017, 1 x 3 liter

Sponsored by Jim and Lin Roscoe

Beaucastel is one of the few producers that use all 13 allowed grape varieties in its Chateauneuf-du -Pape resulting in a beautiful, sunny, Provencal wine. The 2017 is highly regarded: it was rated 95 by Decanter, Dunnuck, and Wine Spectator. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated it 94 and said it should age well for two decades.

  1. Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges Premier Cru Rouge, 2015, 12 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Only 400 cases were imported. 2015 was a banner vintage for red burgundy and the critics agree. Wine Spectator rates it 95 and says it will drink best from 2023 through 2040. Burghound and Wine Advocate both rate 93 and the Wine Advocate says,“…very promising: the only missing ingredient is time.”

  1. Calling All Beach Lovers!

  • Accommodations for two adults at the Secrets Vallarta Bay All-Inclusive Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for three nights, four days
  • Package is valid until August 31, 2022, based on availability, some restrictions apply. Blackout dates include, but are not limited to, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, New Year’s, and Presidents Day.
  • Transportation not included

Donated by Travel Café and AMResorts

You and your special someone will enjoy three nights at Secrets Vallarta Bay, located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the golden beaches of the Pacific coast within walking distance of the famous El Malecón boardwalk, this vibrant oceanfront AAA Four Diamond resort offers 24/7 access to buzzing nightlife, non-stop entertainment, and Unlimited Luxury®.

You choose…lounge by the outdoor pools and whirlpools, snorkeling, tennis, yoga, movies on the beach, entertainment at the open-air theatre, golf at the nearby golf courses or one of the many other activities available at this incredible resort – the choices are endless and all guaranteed to make this get-away one to remember!

  1. Col Solare, Malbec Component Collection, 1 bottle each of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 6 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Board Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

Col Solare is the partnership between two influential wine producers: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The Component Collection is produced in limited quantities in select vintages showcasing single varieties that display interesting character and exceptional quality. The Malbec Collection has been well received by the critics: the 2012 Solare Malbec and 2013 were both rated 94 by the Wine Advocate.

  1. Mixed Case of Premium Red Wine, 12 x 750 ml

Donated by MSU Billings Alumni Paul ’85 and Teresa ’83 Casey

A mixed case of aged Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blend red wine from premium and boutique producers. Many of these wines are rated as high as 97 or 98 and some are available only at the winery. The wines are: Waters Winery 21 Grams, 2008; Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007; Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection, 2001; Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003; Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004; Dunn Vineyards Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997; Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000; Williams Salyaem Haystack Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008;  Quillceda Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012; Figgins Estate Red Wine, 2015; Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 (2 bottles)

53. Winemasters Delight!

  • Two bottles of each varietal totaling twelve bottles from each winemaster, 24 x 750 ml

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

Hand-selected wines from our two winemasters! Here is your opportunity to enjoy premium wines from Markam Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyards – 24 bottles total, including a mixed case from each winemaster.

Wines include:

  • 2017 B.V. Carneros Chardonnay
  • 2016 B.V George da Latour Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2017 B.V. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2016 B.V. Napa Merlot
  • 2016 B.V. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2016 B.V. Tapestry
  • 2015 Markham Vineyards 1879 Red Blend
  • 2017 Markham Vineyards Altruist Red Bordeaux Blend
  • 2018 Markham Vineyards Chardonnay
  • 2017 Markham Vineyards Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Markham Vineyards Merlot
  • 2018 Markham Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Silent Auction Items
  1. Dancing Together

Donated by Laurel Hanson

  • Original oil on canvas by Billings artist Laurel Hanson
  • Finished piece measure 11” x 13”
  1. Splish, Splash

Donated by Billings Family YMCA, Scheel’s, Blue’s BBQ

  • Gift certificate for six private swimming lessons at the Billings Family YMCA (new members only)
  • $100 gift card to Scheel’s
  • $50 gift card to Blue’s BBQ
  1. Sparkle & Shine

Donated by Montana Medical Aesthetics, Terra Herman, Edgar Bar

  • Gift certificate for a Signature Facial by Camille and a customized three-piece Image Skincare Take Home Kit
  • Beautiful, handcrafted turquoise jewelry by Terra Herman
  • $100 gift card to the Edgar Bar
  1. Run, Jump, Party

Donated by Billings Gymnastics School, Pita Pit, Jayne’s Signature Sweets, Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream

  • Gift certificate for one children’s birthday party (up to 22 kids, ages 3-8) at Billings Gymnastics School
  • Seven $5 gift certificates to Pita Pit
  • $25 gift certificate to Jayne’s Signature Sweets
  • $20 gift certificate to Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream
  1. Feeling Fine

Donated by Tallman Medical Spa, Le Fournil Artisan Bread, Ebon Coffee Collective

  • Gift basket with Eminence Mangosteen Replenishing Hand Cream, Eminence Artic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream, Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm, Elta MD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum Cream, $100 gift card from Tallman Medical Spa
  • $25 gift card from Le Fournil Artisan Bread
  • Two coupons for a free drink at Ebon Coffee Collective
  1. Sterling Silver Sensation

Donated by Jodi Lafko-Gilbert, Opulenza Designs

  • Beautiful, hammered cuff with-rope-edge bracelet of .925 sterling silver by Opulenza Designs, polishing cloth
  1. Say Cheese!

Donated by Jana Graham Photography

  • Gift certificate worth $500 toward any Package or Collection following a full session with Jana Graham Photography (not available to be used toward weddings or mini sessions)
  1. Perfect Timing

Donated by Bob and Joan Carr, Montana’s Rib & Chop House, Jayne’s Signature Sweets

  • Montana Silversmiths Authentic Western Art Collectors Series Watch “Daddy’s Hands”
  • Gift basket with a bottle of wine, two wine glasses, t-shirt, $50 gift card from Montana’s Rib & Chop House
  • $25 gift certificate to Jayne’s Signature Sweets
  1. Jazz Fest

Donated by MSU Billings Music Faculty Jazz Trio, Velvet Cravings, Papa Murphy’s Pizza

  • Enjoy up to three hours of live music by MSUB Professors Scott Jeppesen (saxophone/piano), John Roberts (piano/trombone) and Mark Fenderson (bass/trumpet). Date to be mutually agreed upon between the lucky bidder and Jazz Trio.
  • $150 gift certificate to Velvet Cravings
  • Five gift certificates each for a family size one-topping pizza at Papa Murphy’s
  1. Capture the Memory

Donated by Terra Herman

  • Charcoal drawing of your favorite person or furry friend by local artist Terra Herman
  1. Fun for Everyone

Donated by Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, The Grand Escape Room, Get Air, Mitchell Golf, Jersey Mike’s Subs

  • Two guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Gift card for two participants to The Grand Escape Room
  • Two passes each for two hours of jumping at Get Air (Monday-Thursday)
  • Gift certificate for two hours of golf-simulator play at Mitchell Golf
  • Five gift cards each for a regular sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs
  1. Pure Delight

Donated by Pure Barre, Tres Chic Salon

  • Gift certificate for 10 classes at Pure Barre, one pair of Pure Barre socks
  • Gift basket with Bain de Terre Shampoo, Bain de Terre Conditioner, HEMPZ Body Moisturizer, bead necklace, earrings, black leggings, gift certificate for a haircut with Carole from Tres Chic Salon
  1. A Night on the Town

Donated by Sagebrush Trading Post, Al’s Bootery, Red Robin, MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Myra Bag purse, Myra Bag wine caddie, scarf from Sagebrush Trading Post
  • $100 gift card to Al’s Bootery
  • $50 gift card to Red Robin
  • Bottle of wine
  1. West End Food Fantasy

Donated by Five on Black, Fuddrucker’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pie Guys Pizzeria, Pita Pit

  • $20 gift card to Five on Black
  • $25 gift card to Fuddrucker’s
  • Five gift certificates each for a free regular sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • $25 gift card to Pie Guys Pizzeria
  • Two $5 gift cards to Pita Pit
  1. Shiloh Crossing Fun

Donated by Bumps ‘n Bundle, Scheel’s, Divide Bar & Grill, Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Soup & Such

  • Gift bag with a mama sweater, bib set, swaddle, plush toy, footed overall, mug, buttons, $10 gift card from Bumps ‘n Bundle
  • $100 gift card to Scheel’s
  • $25 gift card to Divide Bar & Grill
  • $25 gift card to Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza
  • Five gift cards each for a regular sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • $10 gift card to Soup & Such
  1. Beautiful Reflection

Donated by Davidson Home Furnishings & Design LTD

  • Beautiful, metal-framed mirror
  • Mirror measures 21 ¾” x 41”
  1. Enjoy the Downtown Scene

Donated by Yellowstone Art Museum, Moss Mansion, Wise Wonder’s Children’s Museum, Ebon Coffee Collective

  • Gift certificate for a one-year Benefactor Membership at Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Four passes each for one admission for a self-guided tour at the Moss Mansion
  • Four guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Four coupons for a free drink at Ebon Coffee Collective
  1. Pub Crawl

Donated by Angry Hank’s Microbrewery, Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill, Montana Brewing Company, Red Lodge Ales, Thirsty Street Brewing Company

  • T-shirt, hat, two glasses, growler, gift card for one growler fill at Angry Hank’s Microbrewery
  • Two glasses, growler, gift certificate for one growler fill at Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill
  • $40 gift card to Montana Brewing Company
  • Red Lodge Ales sign, growler, two glasses, $20 gift card to Red Lodge Ales
  • Growler, $10 gift card to Thirsty Street Brewing Co.
  1. Market Bouquet by Greg Hogan

Donated by Greg Hogan, Hogan Designs

  • Framed original watercolor on paper by Billings artist Greg Hogan
  • Finished piece measures 14” x 14”
  1. Bring On the Fun!

Donated by Sunset Bowl, ZooMontana, Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, Fuddrucker’s

  • Gift certificate for four
    games of open bowling at Sunset Bowl
  • Guest passes for two adults and two kids to ZooMontana
  • Four guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • $25 gift certificate to Fuddrucker’s
  1. Picture Perfect

Donated by Dovetail Design, 406 Kitchen & Tap Room

  • Set of three handcrafted old-barn-wood picture frames
  • Gift basket with two bottles of wine, insulated wine go cup, wine glass markers, $25 gift card to 406 Kitchen & Tap Room
  1. Weekend Getaway

Donated by Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, Montana Fly Company

Sponsored by Century Gaming, MSU Billings Foundation

  • Gift certificate for a one-night stay (available November 1 through April 30)
  • $75 gift certificate for the dining room at the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton (available November 1 through April 30)
  • Fly tying supplies from Montana Fly Company
  • $50 gift card to Holiday Station Stores
  • Two MSU Billings hydro flask travel coffee cups
  1. Shine On

Donated by Mint Smartwash

  • Cooler filled with car-care products, gift certificate for a one-year membership for unlimited car washes from Mint Smartwash
  1. Staycation

Donated by Hilton Garden Inn Billings, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Jake’s Downtown

  • One night stay in a standard king or double queen room at the Hilton Garden Inn Billings
  • Gift certificate for two adult admissions for the 2021-2022 season at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
  • $50 gift card to Jake’s Downtown
  1. Shovlin’ Man

Donated by Carolyn Thayer

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Framed original acrylic by Billings artist Carolyn Thayer
  • Finished piece measures 12 ½” x 15 ½”
  1. Wine, Anyone?

Donated by Time Square Furniture, Dr. John Dorr, MSU Billings Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Don and Carol Roberts, MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

  • Warm brown wine cabinet – beautiful signature design by Ashley Abbonto
  • Handmade oak and walnut optical-illusion cutting board
  • Iron grape-design wine bottle holder
  • Select collection of wines
  1. You Don’t Need a Camel if You Have a Llama!

Donated by Luzia Willis

  • Print on metal by Billings artist Luzia Willis
  • Finished piece measures 10” x 20”
  1. Kids Rule!

Donated by Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, Get Air, Five on Black, The Vig Alehouse & Casino

  • Two guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Two passes each for two hours of jumping at Get Air (Monday-Thursday)
  • $20 gift card to Five on Black
  • $25 gift card to The Vig Alehouse & Casino
  1. Bowled Over

Donated by Steve Degenhart and 5 Mile Pottery

  • Beautiful, handcrafted original bowl created by Billings artist Steve Degenhart
  1. Furry Friends Fun

Donated by Groomingdale’s Salon & Paw-tique, Wild Birds Unlimited

  • Dog blanket, toys, treats and accessories from Groomingdale’s Salon & Paw-tique
  • Birdseed, hidden dry-erase message board from Wild Birds Unlimited
  1. Between Sun & Sod

Donated by an anonymous donor, Frame Hut & Gallery

  • Signed and numbered giclée on canvas by artist Bruce Greene (#10/95)
  • Beautifully framed by Frame Hut & Gallery
  • Finished piece measures 47” x 36 ½”
  1. Girlfriend Fun

Donated by Candi’s Artsy Fartsy Studio, Crumbl Cookies

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Gift certificate for a painting class for up to five people at Candi’s Artsy Fartsy Studio
  • Original handcrafted painted wooden Montana sign (finished piece measures 30” x 14 ½”)
  • Gift card for a party box of cookies from Crumbl Cookies
  • $20 gift card to Starbucks
  1. Movie Date Night

Donated by Art House Cinema & Pub/Babcock Theater, Montana Brewing Company, Ebon Coffee

  • Two gift cards each for one admission, one concession, and one beverage at Art House Cinema & Pub or Babcock Theater
  • $40 gift card to Montana Brewing Company
  • Two coupons for a free drink at Ebon Coffee Collective
  1. Teton Sunset

Donated by Karen Lynette Johnson

  • Framed original oil by Billings artist Karen Lynette Johnson
  • Finished piece measures 8” x 10”
  1. Pocketful by Greg Hogan

Donated by Greg Hogan, Hogan Designs

  • Framed, original watercolor on paper by Billings artist Greg Hogan
  • Finished piece measures 22” x 18”
  1. Galloping Good Time

Donated by White Aspen Ranch, Pita Pit, Dancing Oven Bakery

  • Gift certificate for a two-hour birthday party with pony/horse rides at White Aspen Ranch
  • Five $5 gift certificates to Pita Pit
  • Two gift certificates for ½ dozen cupcakes from Dancing Oven Bakery
  1. Cheer on the Saints

Donated by PayneWest Insurance, Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel

Sponsored by Century Gaming

  • Two tickets to the November 6, 2021, home football game featuring Carroll College Saints vs. Southern Oregon Raiders
  • Gift certificate for one night stay for two in a standard double queen room at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel – includes a deluxe breakfast bar
  • $50 gift card to Holiday Station Stores
  1. Double Date Nights!

Donated by Billings Studio Theatre, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Red Robin, Burger Dive

  • Gift certificate for two admissions to a Mainstage show at Billings Studio Theatre production (2021-2022 season)
  • Gift certificate for two adult admissions for the 2021-2022 season at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
  • $50 gift card to Red Robin
  • $50 gift card to Burger Dive
  1. Pamper Your Pet

Donated by Paws & Reflect, Blue Creek Canine, Big Sky Animal Nanny

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Gift certificate for one grooming at Paws & Reflect
  • Gift certificate for an in-home consultation from Blue Creek Canine
  • $75 gift certificate for pet-sitting visits from Big Sky Animal Nanny
  • Dog bed and toys
  1. Billings Heights Lunch Bunch

Donated by Blue’s BBQ, MacKenzie River Pizza, Play Inn, The Vig Alehouse & Casino

  • $50 gift certificate to Blue’s BBQ
  • $30 gift card to MacKenzie River Pizza
  • $25 gift card to Play Inn
  • $25 gift card to The Vig Alehouse & Casino
  1. Morning Delight

Donated by The Sourdough Bagel, Carol Hardy, Ebon Coffee Collective

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Gift certificate for one dozen bagels plus one spread from The Sourdough Bagel
  • Breville Nespresso Vertuo Next espresso maker
  • Two coupons each for a free drink at Ebon Coffee Collective
  • Set of four coffee cups with holder
  1. Kid’s Delight

Donated by Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, Get Air, Pita Pit

  • Four guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Four passes each for two hours of jumping at Get Air (Monday-Thursday)
  • Four $5 gift certificates to Pita Pit
  1. Rimrocks by Harry Koyama

Donated by Harry Koyama ’73, Harry Koyama Fine Art

  • Framed, signed print (#56/100) by MSU Billings alumnus Harry Koyama
  • Finished piece measures 23 ¾” x 19 ¾”
  1. DIY Happy Hour

Donated by Billings Home Brewers Supply, Papa Murphy’s Pizza

  • Complete kit to make your own Grand Cru Vin Blanc Riesling wine at home
  • Two gift certificates each for a family size one-topping pizza at Papa Murphy’s
  1. Green Horn by Carol Hagan

Donated by Carol Hagan, Carol Hagan Studios, Rimrock Art & Frame

  • Limited edition print (#13/35) by Billings artist Carol Hagan
  • Beautifully framed by Rimrock Art & Frame
  • Finished piece measures 19” x 19”
  1. Family Fun

Donated by Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, Sunset Bowl, Papa Murphy’s Pizza

  • Four guest passes to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Two gift certificates each for four games of open bowling at Sunset Bowl
  • Two gift certificates each for a family size one-topping pizza at Papa Murphy’s
  1. Catch the Buzz

Donated by MSU Billings Athletics, Pro Image Sports, The Red Door

  • Gift certificate for a 2021-2022 25-ticket pack, t-shirt, hat, travel coffee mug from MSU Billings Athletics
  • $50 gift card to Pro Image Sports
  • $25 gift certificate to The Red Door
  1. Ghost Cave by John Armstrong

Donated by John Armstrong ’88, Q’s Art & Framing

  • Framed, limited edition (#2/25) oil print on canvas by MSU Billings alumnus John Armstrong, Q’s Art & Framing
  • Finished piece measures 13” x 11”
  1. You Shine!

Donated by Black Orchid Yoga + Spin, The Social Salon, Shirley Shirley

  • 10-pack gift certificate to Black Orchid Yoga + Spin
  • Gift certificate for a 60-minute facial with Hilary at The Social Salon
  • Gift certificate for a haircut with Elke at The Social Salon
  • Handmade copper-and-bead necklace from Billings artisan Shirley Shirley
  1. Mangia, Mangia

Donated by Spiked Olive, Le Fournil Artisan Bread, Dr. John Dorr

  • Colander “basket” with cedar grilling planks, one bottle of garlic-infused olive oil, one bottle of tangerine balsamic vinegar, pasta, bottle spout and cork from Spiked Olive
  • $25 gift card to Le Fournil Artisan Bread
  • Handmade oak-and-walnut optical-illusion cutting board
  1. Beautiful You

Donated by Black Orchid Yoga + Spin, Five on Black

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • 10-pack gift certificate to Black Orchid Yoga + Spin
  • $20 gift card to Five on Black
  • $20 gift card to Starbuck’s
  1. Flaming Aspens

Donated by Karen Lynette Johnson

  • Framed print by Billings artist Karen Lynette Johnson
  • Finished piece measures 24” x 36”
  1. Blue Aspens

Donated by Michiko Conklin ’79

  • Framed original watercolor by MSU Billings Alumna Michiko Conklin
  • Finished piece measures 18” x 22”
  1. Cody Country Fun

Donated by Chamberlin Inn, Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Cody, Wyoming, MasterLube

  • Gift certificate for one night stay in a queen suite with flowers and chocolate at the Chamberlin Inn (available October 15, 2021-April 25, 2022)
  • Gift certificate for a one-year family membership to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum
  • $50 gift card to MasterLube
  1. Something Salty

Donated by Onyx Wellness

  • Natural crystal salt lamp
  • Gift certificate for a private salt-room session for up to six people at Onyx Wellness
  1. Challenge Yourself

Donated by Steep World, Billings Escape Room, Sunset Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings

  • A complimentary day pass valid for either an ANYTIME one free single visit or free day pass for you and a friend (Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.), one coupon for free shoe rental and chalk rental at Steep World
  • Gift certificate for four games of open bowling at Sunset Bowl
  • Two gift certificates for one game each at Billings Escape Room
  • Three $10 gift certificates and a Buffalo Sauce three-pack from Buffalo Wild Wings
  1. Expand Your Horizons

Donated by Black Orchid Yoga + Spin, Crooked Line Studio, Bitterroot Sip & Paint, Yarn Bar

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • 10-pack gift certificate to Black Orchid Yoga + Spin
  • Basket of art supplies, including a $35 gift card from Crooked Line Studio
  • $35 gift certificate to Bitterroot Sip & Paint
  • Variety pack of nine skeins of yarn from Yarn Bar
  • Cowgirl Creamery Cooks cookbook
  1. West End Food Fun

Donated by Divide Bar & Grill, Five on Black, MacKenzie River Pizza, Your Pie, Caramel Cookie Waffles, Pita Pit

  • $25 gift card to Divide Bar & Grill
  • $20 gift card to Five on Black
  • $30 gift card to MacKenzie River Pizza
  • $25 gift card to Your Pie
  • Gift certificate for lunch for two at Caramel Cookie Waffles
  • Two $5 gift cards to Pita Pit
  1. For the Love of Camping

Donated by Joe Heins

  • Framed limited-edition signed print of an original oil painting by Billings artist Joe Heins is a salute to camping and the great outdoors
  • Commissioned by fortheloveofcamping.com to raise awareness and funds for Care Camps, a network of outdoor camps for kids with cancer
  • Finished piece measures 22” X 28”
  1. Go Cats!

In memory of Silent Auction committee member and super Bobcat fan Connie Cranston Aaberg

Donated by MSU Alumni Foundation

Sponsored by Century Gaming, MSU Billings Foundation

  • Two tickets on the 50-yard line at October 2, 2021, MSU Bobcats vs. Northern Colorado game at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman
  • $50 gift card to Holiday Station Stores
  • $50 gift card to Bridger Brewing in Bozeman
  • Team spirit items
  1. Bottles and Books

Donated by Laurel Hanson

  • Original oil on canvas by Billings artist Laurel Hanson
  • Finished piece measures 20 ½” x 16 ½”
  1. Shine & Dine

Donated by Jodi Lafko-Gilbert, Opulenza Designs, Edgar Bar, MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell & Todd Hubbell

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation

  • Beautiful sterling-silver open teardrop necklace with long, narrow teardrop sterling-silver earrings by Opulenza Designs, polishing cloth
  • $100 gift card to the Edgar Bar
  • Wine purse & bottle of wine
  1. Soup & Spa

Donated by The Rustic Salon & Spa, Soup & Such

  • Gift basket containing $100 gift card to The Rustic Salon & Spa, For Teas Sake sour apple martini green tea, Boone & Birch Hot Buttered Rum milk soak, Boone & Birch Lemon Lavender cuticle oil, Boone & Birch Cashmere pocket mist, Campfire Marshmallow body oil, Farmhouse Cider whipped scrub
  • $10 gift card to Soup & Such
  1. Celebration!

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

  • Two 750 ml bottles of Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Wine Spectator rated 91 points!
  1. Smile!

Donated by Robin’s Nest Photography Studio, Five on Black

  • Gift certificate for a complimentary custom photography session by Robin Morgan of Robin’s Nest Photography Studio
  • $20 gift card to Five on Black
  1. Up With Montana, Griz!

Donated by Patty and Bruce Wilson, MasterLube

Sponsored by Yellowstone County Tavern Association

  • Two tickets to the University of Montana Grizzlies home football game vs. Sacramento State on October 16, 2021, at Washington Grizzly Stadium in Missoula
  • Two nights’ accommodations at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula
  • $50 gift certificate to MasterLube
  1. Wrangler’s Fire by Ted Feeley

Donated by Anonymous Donor

  • Framed, signed, and numbered (#20/100) limited-edition giclée on paper
  • Finished piece measures 34 ½” x 41”
  1. Sing a Song in Red Lodge

Donated by Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festivals Inc

Sponsored by Montana Nugget

  • Two All-Access Passes (to all shows including Hit Songwriters) to the 2022 Red Lodge Songwriters Festival, June 23-25, 2022
  • Festival merchandise
  • $50 gift card to Sam’s Tap Room
  • $50 gift card to Holiday Station Stores
  1. Cheers!

Donated by MSU Billings Foundation Trustee Jodi Delahunt Hubbell and Todd Hubbell

  • Three 750 ml bottles of Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2008
  • Wine Spectator rated 94 points!