The Oxbow Auction
Okay, here's a epicurean dilemma for you: would you rather have a dinner with Napa Valley legends Robert and Margrit Mondavi at their home on the summit of Wappo Hill with wines specially selected from the Mondavi personal library, and conversation with San Francisco figurative artist Manuel Neri or would you rather dine with nine friends at the legendary Chez Panisse, the restaurant that started a food revolution? You might just want to bid on both at the June Scholarship Benefit for the Oxbow School, the nation's first semester-only secondary school program for the visual arts. The school is hosting a gathering to honor Christopher Brown in its annual Celebration of an Artful Life Saturday, June 2 at 6 p.m. on the school's Napa River campus in Napa. The event will start with a feast prepared by chef Jennifer Sherman and her Chez Panisse team and the live auction features the lots mentioned above as well as others that include a London Art Tour for two which includes two round trip tickets aboard EOS Airlines and original artwork by Nina Katchadourian, J. John Priola, Kathryn Spence, Randy Twaddle, and dinner at Gretchen and John Berggruen's Napa residence with Christopher Brown. Tickets include the dinner and auction, for $350 or $500, which includes a chance to win the 2007 Artful Life door prize: Day of Art with Oxbow Director Stephen Thomas.