Artist Comments: From the moment I became cognizant of my cognitive cognition I knew I was hooked. Gliding swan, wobbly legged lambs, spawning red salmon invoked in me a passion to capture reflections of life from my coloring box. But the Circle of Life did give me pause. Predators, hunger, abandoned newborns… was I exempt from the dark side of the Circle of Life? In time, I realized my safeguard is the human freedom to make choices that protect and empower. The problem? I couldn’t find a warranty. I didn’t trust the result of my choices would all be positive. I wanted a guarantee that even my worst decisions would bear the natural consequence of forgiveness and personal growth, regardless of discomfort. I searched and, after time, found an insurance plan that didn’t cost my freedom of choice. It simply entrusts the results to the author of the circle of life, and life beyond the circle.
Donated by the Wagner family and Caymus Vineyards.
Pop! Clink! Fizz! Enjoy special libations and amenities at the head table of the 34th Annual Anchorage Wine & Food Festival in 2019! You and nine guests will travel to and from the event in style with transportation provided by The Magic Bus. Receive a special VIP invitation to a private function before the event, extra bottles of premium wine for your table, upgraded gifts, a personal sommelier, and more!
¡Viva México! Enjoy a one week-stay for 2 people at the beautiful OMNI Cancun Hotel & Villas. Nestled between the dazzling Mexican Caribbean and secluded Nichupte Lagoon on Cancun Island, discover modern amenities and luxurious accommodations while reveling in the spirit and tradition of the Mayan culture. Beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, spectacular views and five-star accommodations combine to create an unparalleled getaway in beautiful Cancun. Can be used in May, June, September, October, first three weeks in November, or first two weeks in December 2018. Donated by the Blumer family. Roundtrip airfare for 2 donated by Alaska Airlines and GCI.
All aboard! This is one trip you won’t want to miss out on. Enjoy a journey to Seward for up to 16 people in the Alaska Railroad’s opulent Denali railcar. You and your friends can experience Alaska’s stunning scenery while being hosted by members of the Anchorage Wine & Food Festival Executive Committee, and savoring top-of-the-line cuisine by the Culinary Chair of the Anchorage Wine & Food Festival, Chef Naomi Everett of UAA Culinary Arts. Voyage donated by the Alaska Railroad Corporation. Catering donated by Chef Naomi Everett.
Visit Music City! Enjoy a one week (6 night) stay for up to 6 people in a 3-bedroom urban home just one mile from the heart of downtown Nashville! This newly constructed 3-story home features a rustic modern interior design including a sleek kitchen stocked for a chef, and breathtaking views of downtown from the third story rooftop deck. Also included are 2 admissions to the Patsy Cline Museum and 2 admissions to the Johnny Cash museum. Donated by Wes Clanton, the Patsy Cline Museum, and the Johnny Cash Museum. Roundtrip airfare for 2 donated by Alaska Airlines and GCI. Blackout dates are Country Music Festival week and New Year’s Eve. Booking subject to availability. Expires April 1, 2019.
Enjoy a 4-night stay for 2 people in a traditional king or queen room at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club in the beautiful Dominican Republic! With breathtaking views of the sparkling Caribbean from your balcony, this resort is ideally located in the Playa Blanca area of the impressive 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort & Club property, with easy access to restaurants, a shopping village, and a full-service marina. Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 is also included from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Blackout dates are December 21, 2018 – April 7, 2019. Donated by Kurt Gibson.
Let’s go Vikings! You and three friends will experience all the excitement of professional sports in U.S. Bank Stadium as you enjoy any Vikings game of the 2018/2019 season (except against the Packers) from four 6th row seats on the 40 yard-line with lounge access and a parking pass to a garage with a skywalk into the stadium. Donated by Dr. Matthew Lindemann. One-night weekend stay in 2 deluxe rooms donated by The Westin Minneapolis. Roundtrip airfare for 2 donated by Alaska Airlines and GCI.