Guthrie Opportunity Center

CALL US NOW (502) 348-3989
Donate Today

Bourbon & Bubbles Gala

Purchase your tickets now for this year’s

Bourbon & Bubbles Gala – April 21, 2018
at the Guthrie Opportunity Center


*Ticket purchases are non-refundable. We will hold your tickets at the door, under the name provided at checkout. If you would like to provide the names of other attendees and/or seating requests, pl
ease enter that info in the “Description” box on the second page of checkout. No physical tickets will be issued.

This year’s Bourbon & Bubbles gala at the Guthrie Opportunity Center will be introducing the online auction software ReadySetAuction. Items will be bid on using a smartphone or tablet, and bidding stations will be accessible at the event. Please follow the instructions listed in the pdf document below, before the event to speed up the check-in process.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

BACKYARD BARBECUE
Throw the Perfect Barbecue with 500 Kroger meat items for the most spectacular barbeque ever!  You will receive: 100 all beef patties, 100 Chicken wings, 100 sausages or brats (your choice), 100 premium beef hotdogs and 100 individual shrimp.  With Derby Day, Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner there is no better way to prepare for all your barbeque party needs. (Gift card – all items must be picked up at the same time at the Bardstown Kroger location.)  Courtesy of Brent and Sandy Holsclaw.

BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY BASKET
Enjoy this basket of goodies which includes the smooth flavor of a bottle of the first bourbon, called “Collaboration”, from the Bardstown Bourbon Company. You’ll be so glad to introduce this mellow experience to your taste buds.

BARDSTOWN MERCHANTS LUXURY BASKET
Enjoy these fabulous surprise treasures from our small business owners in the Bardstown area

BILTMORE EXPERIENCE
Drive away to the Biltmore with these tickets to America’s largest home and historic gardens created by George Vanderbilt, including Antler Hill Village & Winery in Asheville, NC. Explore this 8,000 acre estate and sample food and wine from the property. Basket includes: an admission gift card for 2, a bottle of Biltmore Limited Release Merlot and Chardonnay, and other items to enhance your Biltmore experience. Compliments of Cindy and John Hutchins

“BOURBON ON ICE” DIAMOND RING
Flash this beauty on your finger! This is a lady’s 14k white gold fashion ring called “Make Mine a Double”. It includes twelve 0.005 round diamonds, twelve 0.005 bourbon diamonds, and two 0.06 bourbon diamonds set as center stones.  The total diamond weight is ¼ carat. Courtesy of Clark Jewelers, Inc.

BROOKFIELD: “KEENELAND’S FALL MEET”
Add class to your home by owning this one-of-a kind oil painting of our signature Kentucky treasure: horses. She has captured the energy of Keeneland. Artist Bettye Brookfield is the former Art Department Chair at St. Catharine College and Participant/Winner of numerous competitions, solo exhibitions and public art commissions.

CANTRELL – BASS WATER COLOR
Grace your home with this beautiful watercolor by Jim Cantrell executed on handmade paper. He captures the power and size of the big-mouth bass as it suddenly realizes what it thought would be just a morsel of food but discovers too late the lure to his demise is attached as well!  Lucky the fisherman who caught it, and lucky the person who bids the highest and gets to take the painting home!  It is matted 15 3/8”h x 16”w, and ready to be framed.

CASTLE POST (THE KENTUCKY CASTLE) NIGHT OF LUXURY 
Enjoy $250 toward a one-night stay at the amazing Kentucky Castle Hotel in Lexington, plus another $250 toward dinner at the exquisite Castle Farms Restaurant. This is an amazing opportunity to see this unique feature of Lexington History.

CHRISTENSEN – BARDSTOWN CHURCH YARD WATERCOLOR
Grace your home with this framed watercolor masterpiece of the Bardstown churchyard at John Fitch and 4th Streets. The painting measures 17” x 21”.  Artist Susan Christensen is a member of the Kentucky Society, the Fine Arts Bardstown Society, and the Central KY Artist Guild.

COCCINELLE HANDBAG
Swoon over this designer bag from one of Florence’s premier leather masters, Coccinelle. It includes an extra strap and dust bag. Wouldn’t you look great with this beauty on your shoulder! Courtesy of Lee Evans

CROCUS ACADEMY – GIFT CERTIFICATE TOWARD TUITION
Surround that special little person in your life with a caring learning environment that will prepare him/her socially, spiritually and academically for kindergarten. This item includes a $1000 certificate to be used toward tuition. Crocus Academy is a preschool facility with three locations in Bardstown, Elizabethtown, and Louisville. Expiration date is April of 2020. Purchase is non-refundable. Courtesy of Brenda Hagan

ENJOYMENT AND RELAXATION PACKAGE
Pamper yourself with a luxurious massage by Kim Beam and enjoy the libations and other goodies from this fabulous basket of decadent pleasures.

GADDIE SCULPTURE
Covet this amazing sculpture by local artist Matt Gaddie, thrown from his wheel at The Meadows Pottery. Imagine this piece gracing your buffet or any table in your home. It would also look great hung on your wall. Courtesy of The Meadows Pottery

GARTLAND FRAMED PHOTO
Own this newest addition to Gartlands: framed photography. This black-and-white, eye-catching photo of one of Kentucky’s great distillers can be yours to enjoy as we celebrate the addition of photography to the Gartland inventory of fine work. Courtesy of Jimmy Gartland.

HARRISON-SMITH PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE FOR 8
Remember what it’s like to enjoy fine dining at the Harrison-Smith House once again. This meal will bring back memories of days gone by with superior culinary skills. Imagine how you and your friends (8 total) will enjoy this wonderful evening.

HOLLANDER PEAR STILL LIFE
Allow this beautiful still life of pears by Hollander to grace the walls of your home. It is gallery wrapped and would be a lovely addition to your personal collection. Courtesy of Lee & Rich Evans

IMPELLIZZERI’S DINING/WINE TASTING with a CUTLASS ROYAL LIMOUSINE
Ride in limo style (courtesy of Cutlass Royal Limos & Roger Smith) as you travel to a wine-tasting and dinner for eight people at Impellizzeri’s “high–end” pizza restaurant. You may select any of their four Louisville locations or  their newest restaurant in Elizabethtown.

JAMIE – PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE
Meet cookbook author and owner of Bourbon Barrel Foods, Matt Jamie, as he prepares a private dinner for eight at his newly renovated Kitchen Studio located in Butchertown Market on Story Avenue. Guests will receive a complimentary Bourbon Barrel Cookbook and two bottles of wine. Compliments of Renea & Bart Bartoszek

KENTUCKY BOURBON MARKET PLACE
Weep no more my lady when you enjoy these marvelous Kentucky treasures. The basket includes: 1 bottle of Angel’s Envy in a commemorative box; 2 logo cocktail glasses; 1 Apple Pie in a Jar; 1 Maker’s Mark Cocktail Cherries; 1 Wild Turkey Gourmet Sauce; 1 bag of Jim Beam Whole Bean Coffee; 1 bag of Praline Pecans; and 1 decorative Wire basket. Compliments of Dee Dee and Howard Keene

KENTUCKY OWL RYE WHISKEY
Revel in this bottle of 11-year-old Kentucky Owl Rye Whisky. It has been described as a “heavy-hitting, thought-provoking, sipping whiskey”. You just can’t find it in most stores and it can be yours today!

LUX ROW BASKET
Delight in the wonderful libations and goodies from one of our newest distilleries in Bardstown, Lux Row. The smooth flavors offered will make your senses reel with joy.

MAKER’S MARK BASKET
Enjoy the tried and true flavors of this famous distillery in Loretto. A treat is in store for you from this glorious basket of bourbon goodies including: 3 different liter bottles of bourbon, a book, decanter, and gift certificate.

MAKER’S MARK TOUR AND LUNCH FOR EIGHT
Visit the historic Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto on your own private tour. They’ll show you every step of their unique bourbon-making process. Delight your taste buds by sampling their handmade bourbons, enjoying lunch, and dipping a bottle into their signature red wax. This opportunity is for a group of 8 people, available Monday-Friday (subject to the distillery’s availability). Please contact Valerie at Valerie.Netherton@makersmark.com to schedule your visit (valid: May, 2018-May, 2019).

ON THE GO FOODS GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR $500
Let your tummy be happy with the equivalent of one free lunch each week for one year….or maybe you want to feed 50 people all at once. You make the decision on how to spend this wonderful $500 gift card to enjoy the food prepared by the amazing OTGF staff. Courtesy of Matthew and Suzanne Hite

RAFFERTY’S GIFT BASKET
Delight in this basket including 24 gift cards (each valued at $25), redeemable at any Rafferty’s Restaurants, Montana Grills and Double Dogs Sports Bars. That’s right – do the math! This is an amazing auction item! Compliments of Raffertys, Inc.

SILLIMAN – SCRIPTURE BOWL
Enjoy this beautiful hand-made pottery by artist Evelyn Silliman. She displays her work at the “Gallery on the Square”, where the Fine Arts Bardstown Society (FABS) has been fostering creativity and encouraging local artists.

STILL LIFE – PITCHER & GRAPES
Imagine this fabulous framed original oil painting of a pitcher, grapes and flowers gracing your kitchen or dining room wall. Framed by “At Mary’s”, it would complete any home with its elegance. Courtesy of Lee & Rich Evans

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME AND DINNER
Participate in a brewery tour and tasting for 2 at “Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse” followed by the use of a $50 gift certificate toward dinner. Then move to your field-level two sets of reserved seats (for two each) at a Louisville Bats game. Batter up! Available for specified Monday game dates. Please note restrictions.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MAKERS MARK BOTTLE
Enjoy 1996 National Championship Makers Mark Bottle with numerous signatures including: Jeff Sheppard, Cameron Mills, Jared Pricket, Derek Anderson and Tony Delk who was MVP of Final Four! We have seen this bottle on the internet up to $300 with no signatures. What a treasure this bottle is! Courtesy of Joe Wathan

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY POSTER
Own this “never released” poster/calendar of Joe B. Hall and the 1985 KY team with signatures from Joe B. & some of his players over the years, including Kyle M., Sam Bowie & many others. This is a true collector’s item. Courtesy of Joe Wathan

WILD TURKEY BASKET
Enjoy this signed bottle of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon by Jimmy Russell. The basket also includes rock glasses, flask and other Wild Turkey gems. Compliments of Cindy and John Hutchins

XTREME REMOTE CAR START
Start your car on those cold days so it will be nice and toasty when you get in…or make it cool on those hot summer days! Xtreme Customizing will fix up your car in a jiffy. Courtesy of Jan Lantz & Jim Hedrick

 

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

ALBUQUERQUE GETAWAY TO THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
A 5 day/4 night stay in a gorgeous one bedroom guest suite nestled into the side of the Sandia Mountains, overlooking the entire majestic Albuquerque, New Mexico Basin, and featuring its own private entrance, deck, hot tub, and incredible vista views as far as the eye can see.  A one-hour drive brings you to the world-famous art galleries and restaurants of Santa Fe. If you choose to travel while live racing is in session at The Downs Racetrack and Casino in Albuquerque, you will be hosted to seats in their beautiful, newly remodeled Clubhouse, along with your meals and beverages, all compliments of the track owner. (NOTE:  Blackout dates October 10 – October 14, 2018). Courtesy of Leo LeBarge

BIGHORN GOLF CLUB
Experience golf for up to 4 people at the exclusive Bighorn Golf Club, which now boasts a brand new 80,000 square foot Clubhouse sitting 1000 feet above the valley floor and incorporating surrounding views of mountains, valleys and golf course under an ever-present blue sky. The 18th green nestles at the foot of the Clubhouse alongside a lake with the backdrop of a waterfall, stream and desert rock formation. This is a spectacular opportunity. Valid May 14 – September 30, 2018, Wednesday-Sunday excluding holidays with limited times on weekends on either the Mountains or Canyons course. Does not include host fee or gratuity. Courtesy of R. D. Hubbard

JIM CANTRELL COUNTRY SCENE 
Enjoy this 22”x 28” framed and signed watercolor painted on “Twinrocker” Handmade paper. The painting is reminiscent of Kentucky with the white fence boundary and the barn nestled on the farm grounds.  Fall is in the air, but summer lingers in the background. Jim Cantrell’s paintings are in the collections of 16 art museums around the country including the Speed Museum in Louisville, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

DALLAS, TEXAS GETAWAY
Take this amazing trip to watch the Cowboys play. It includes SW Airline tickets for four people to fly to Dallas and stay at a beautiful private residence for three nights/four days. During your trip, you will enjoy 4 luxury box seats to watch a Dallas Cowboys football game. Witness “America’s Team” from the comfort of one of the famous luxury owner’s boxes at the fabulous new AT&T Jerry Jones Stadium (choice of game to be agreed upon between the lucky winner and the owner of the luxury box). Courtesy of Ginna Guthrie and Pat & Kathie Guthrie

MARY PHILOMENA HAGEN PAINTING
Artist in-residence, Mary Philomena Hagen, has agreed to offer another one of her exceptional paintings this year for us to auction. Her past masterpieces have brought the Guthrie Center thousands of dollars and we are honored that one of our own has stepped forward again this year to offer her talent to raise funds for the very important work at the Guthrie Opportunity Center.

NEW MEXICO SKI GETAWAY
Relax in this 9,000 square foot Spanish-style home on 1 ½ acres situated on the beautiful Ruidoso River. The home’s spacious design has four bedrooms/bathrooms with numerous oversized sofas and fold-out futons that could sleep up to 18 guests.  It is located only a 30 minute drive from Ski Apache ski resort, and would be perfect for a large group “ski getaway.” Features include: 2,000 sq. ft. Great Room with full bar, pool table, 80″ flat screen HDTV; 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor enclosable deck area with 70″ flat screen HDTV and outdoor kitchen; Large kitchen with all new appliances; and 3 separate dining areas.    Availability: Nov. 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019     Courtesy of Pat & Kathie Guthrie

FRED NOE’S “MAN CAVE” with “SOLID & LIQUID REFRESHMENT” FOR TEN
Experience the hospitality of Fred Noe, the great grandson and master distiller of Jim Beam, who loves nothing better than to entertain his family and friends. Fred’s “Man Cave” boasts one of the largest TV’s around and is a big part of the Jim Beam legacy. Enjoy this opportunity to experience Fred’s place and partake of fabulous appetizers from Kurtz Restaurant while enjoying Fred’s hospitality (date to be arranged). Courtesy of Fred & Sandy Noe; and Kurtz Restaurant

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA SEVEN-DAY STAY AT A PRIVATE HOME
Imagine you and your friends at this is 7,000 square foot private Tuscan style home with an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor living space & daily housekeeping service. It boasts four oversized bedrooms (3 king and 1 queen-sized bed) and five bathrooms; an exercise room, steam shower, full dry sauna, and oversized Jacuzzi tub; three indoor and one outdoor fireplaces; Full media room sound system and 110-inch screen; a large private pool & Jacuzzi with oversized pool deck. Other items include full access to a world-class 27-hole golf resort and world renowned tennis/spa facilities; Access to over 120 golf courses in one of the premier golf destinations in the world. Availability: May 1 – October 31, 2018. Courtesy of Pat & Kathie Guthrie

REDINGTON SHORES BEACH CONDO AT ANGLER’S COVE
Relax at this beautifully furnished condo that has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, & full kitchen and is large enough to sleep 10 people (subject to availability).  Located in Redington Shores, FL near St. Petersburg Beach, this sixth floor Gulf Front unit has beautiful views, miles of white beaches and access to great fishing, golf and some of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Dates subject to availability from April 23-December 9, 2018. Must check with owner to schedule. Courtesy of Dick & Alice Heaton