This year’s auction is expected to be even more exciting than last year. We will not only have some wonderful pieces of art, but some exciting new items to offer for auction. The montage of diverse items will be both breathtaking and spectacular. All of the auction pieces will be truly unique and collectible original works from local, national and international artists. In addition to all of the wonderful art, we will include many other highly valued pieces. In past years, our array of international artists has included Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Al Hirschfeld, Graham Nash, Romero Britto, and Jasper Johns. This year will be no exception. Look for more international and national artists.. This will be the twenty-eighth year for this major fundraiser. Enjoy a full array of hors D'oeuvre, desserts and coffee (wine, beer and mixed drinks will be available at various cash bars). It is sure to be an unforgettable evening enjoyed by all! Become a Sponsor - There's the parties prior to the main event or become a sponsor of the main event. The main event provides a great opportunity to obtain artwork and other great items for the price you specify at the silent auction we’ve hosted since 1994. Art lovers need only obtain a bidding paddle to start the competition on that special piece they cannot live without! Our absolute auction has no minimum bids; the bidder simply enters his or her paddle number and dollar amount on the form assigned to the piece wanted. Remember: you can be over bid by someone who wants that piece even more than you do, so bid high and often to claim your prize! The live auction items will be auctioned off by one of our guest auctioneers and host for the evening. Past guest auctioneers have included Jesse Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lauren Hutton and Sharon Stone. This year’s celebrity will be revealed as the event draws nearer... Participating as a sponsor of this event allows you to help ensure the success of the fundraiser and save lives! Please help us to help others, and in return you will receive increased exposure to potential customers and clients, recognition at all preview art shows, a mention in all press releases, an ad in our program book, tickets to the auction, a link on our websites and much more... Please sign up to be a sponsor. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. needs your support. Help us reach our 2016 goal of raising $500,000 for victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking and the new and temporarily homeless in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties!