The 10th Annual Viola Awards are just around the corner and we are eagerly anticipating the gala event at The High Country Conference Center on Saturday, March 3rd!  We are excited to announce the 2018 silent auction is now LIVE via electronic bidding, all bids are placed through your own cell phone!  Not able to attend the gala? You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own electronic device!  You even get a notification updating you if you are outbid.

  • Don’t wait until the gala to register, save yourself time at the event and get a jump start on your favorite items, start your bidding now! CLICK HERE to view the items; register your phone, and bid! To register please click on the “Register for Auction” tab and simply input your information!
  • After you register you will get a welcome text message and then there are two ways to bid:
    • By Smartphone – Click the link in your registration text.  It will take you to a personal bidding page.  Click on an item and place a bid, it’s that simple.
    • By Text – Text the 3-digit item number and amount to the welcome message you receive, (e.g., 101 500) no dollar signs or decimals are needed.Please note charges from the event will appear on your credit card statement as ‘GiveSmart US Inc.’


2018 Silent Auction



Featured items from the 2018 Auction:

Painting in the Wild Experience

One night stay in Sedona, afternoon of painting on site for two. Paint in the great outdoors in one of the most spectacular places on earth with Flagstaff artist Frederica Hall. Your choice; hike to the perfect spot, or paint from the comfort of the patio with views of Elephant Rock. No experience necessary.
Value: $1,000, Starting $400


Emma Gardner Workshop

Local artist, Emma Gardner, famous for her Day of the Dead skeletal figures and lively, colorful dancers, donates a private painting workshop for 4 to the lucky winning bidder.
Value: $320, Starting $140



Two Nights Stay at Hart Prairie

Two cabins for two days, one night at the Hart Prairie Preserve.  Surrounded by thousands of acres of cool forest and meadows, the 245-acre preserve is home to uncommon wildflowers, old-growth ponderosa pine, a rare grove of Bebb willows, herds of elk and deer, porcupine, prairie dogs, and more than 40 species of birds.
                                             Value: $300, Starting $120

Sedona Trail Zen

Breath life into your tour with Trail Zen. Explore your inner and outer landscape with Sedona Trail Zen Vortex/Yoga Tour for 2 hours, up to 6 people.  Sedona vortexes are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration. These are places where the earth seems especially alive with energy. Many people feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex.
Value: $775, Starting: $300



Wine Tour and Tasting

Private Wine Tour & Tasting for two at Page Springs Cellars. Family owned, Page Springs Cellars is tucked into a volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek just 15 minutes south of Sedona.
Value: $70, starting $30



Private Dinner and Wine

Sosoba Noodle Shop and the State Bar team up to present the lucky winner (group of 4) a private three course meal with wine pairings. State Bar owner, Brian Webb, will provide the group of diners with information on the wine pairings, creating not only a delicious but educational experience!
Value: $300, Starting: $120

Mandolin, donated by AZ Music Pro

This mandolin produces an authentic tone and distinctive looks. Whether you enjoy bringing classic tunes back to life or reviving the musical styles of the inspirators and creating your own songs, you know only authentic instruments like the G9350 will give you the sound and feel you’re after.
Value: $950, Starting $350
Auction Items Photographed by Evan Thibodeau