Taste of the Spencer
10th Annual spencer theater fundraising party
Saturday, June 17 at 6pm
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The “Taste of the Spencer” continues to be the toast of the town as patrons, friends and supporters from near and far indulge their senses, Spencer style! Elegance, opulence, festive feelings and fun are the night’s operative words! The multi-tiered event includes gourmet food tastings, generous pours of wine, and the auction of fine items from throughout the country and beyond – all gathered in support of the 20-year-old theater, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charitable organization that perseveres in its mission to help expand the cultural horizons of residents & visitors in New Mexico.

Taking place on both levels of the Spencer’s Crystal Lobby, patrons are invited to enjoy savory
samplings at various catering stations and indulge in red and white wines as they bid on a variety of silent auction items. The party is then moved to the stage where table service of desserts, coffee and drinks commences with the rapid-fire live auction of desirable trips and exclusive services. Steered by the celebrated auctioneer Steve Talbot, this is the Taste’s high-energy point, the theatrical stretch of generous pledges, bids and winning purchases.

Hot ticket auction items include package journeys to dreamy locales around the globe; outdoor adventures & sporting events, old world experiences and high tech scenarios. Closer to home, patrons may bid on fine art, wine & spirits, bed & breakfast stays, golf memberships and games, home furnishings, auto care, landscaping, salon and spa treatments, fishing and hunting packages – and so much more!

We promise something for everyone! Details will emerge as theater staff and patrons gather the 200+ auction items. Based on past events, we know that many of the gifts will be spectacular, one-of-a-kind items and experiences.

Auction donations are now being accepted and will be through the month of May. (We will accept, with discretion, anything of recognized value).

Auction donation information is available online or call the Spencer Theater at 575.336.4800.

Taste of the Spencer Fundraiser Auction Items
Handcrafted table by Naturally Inspired made of redwood burl and mesquite wood 
$50 gift card to Tavour's online craft beer store
Blackstone Hotsprings gift certificate
Two rounds of golf with cart at Alto Lakes Golf Course
The Blue Stone gift certificate
Flying J Ranch tickets
"Sunsets 1 & 2" by David Harris
$1,500 in legal services provided by JulieAnne H. Leonard, PC (estate planning, family law, elder law or civil litigation)
One month of advertisement on Walton Stations
El Paso Symphony Orchestra tickets
Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen gift certificate
Income Tax Preparation for the 2017 tax year, up to $200 in services
"KissAss" donkey painting by Christine Citarella
Arthur Court pheasant tray
30 day stay in a condo in Puerto Vallarta
Thomas Fallon Handcrafted Portraits gift certificate for an elegant 12 in. portrait
Thomas Fallon Sea Glass Fine Art Photography gift certificate for a 12 in. limited edition fine art print
Hand made lap quilt by Mimi Nesbitt
Winware 7 piece premium stainless steel cookware set
Kachina doll, turquoise and gray, 2 feet tall
"April's Song" by Frank Howell 1988
"Oliver" by Lynn Bean
"Native Dancer" by Lynn Bean
"Arapaho Moccasins" by Lynn Bean
Tribal bowl with hunters painted and arrow lid
"Sunface Kachina Hopi" Gourd Art by John Gibson 1999
Large "Casa Grande Olla"
Native American inspired water jug
Custom metal art work of two bears fighting by J & J Enterprise
Sculpture by ENMU student
Native American inspired black carved vase & tan painted bowls
Roping Cowboy Horseshoe Art
Porcelain ornaments 
Italian Madonna Plate: Madonna Pensosa
Perillo Plate: Brave and Free
Hamilton Collection Plate: Oh Come Let Us Adore Him
"Blue Bench" by John Soden
Modern acrylic painting by Mickie Bellah
Life time membership to Rainmakers Golf and Lifestyle Community
"December Winds" by William "Bill" E. Rabbit
Watercolor print of a piano man
3 Angels Christmas decoration
One night stay in a deluxe king room at The Historic Taos Inn
14K yellow gold ring with Citrine stone by Ron Simons
Dallas Cowboys football autographed by Bob Lilly
One night stay at any Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Four nights in Sedona AZ
New grey leather CHI purse
Leather jingle vest
Fabulous-Fur black mink coat, size M
Native American red printed jacket
Old Barrel Tea and Spice Company gift basket 
"Bird" Meissen China plate, circa 1900
Stylebuilt vintage gold & glass jewelry box
Round fruit basket
Framed paper seashells
Sterling silver & 24k gold foil earrings
Sterling silver earrings
Manning-Bowman electric 12 cup coffee maker, sugar bowl and creamer, Sheffield serving bowl 9", Reed & Barton 
     tray 26"x21" (silver-plated copper items)
Wine Tasting for 4 people at the Clif Family Winery in Napa Valley
New Mexico mountain landscape painting by Walter Bambrook
Snowy adobe buildings and mountain landscape painting by Walter Bambrook
"Great Horned Owl" by Thomas Mangelsen
"Good Luck" by Gordon Snidow
Italian gift basket
Crochet cardigan made with variegated yarn
Noisy Water Winery gift basket
Crystatine pottery bowl
1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit
Bad 2 the Bones BBQ mesquite smoked brisket
2 nights in the Apple House or Orchard House at Hurd La Rinconada
Massage chair: Cozzia CZ-328 
Original hand painted oriental oil painting
Mata Ortiz oval pot
Mata Ortiz medicine bowl
Rock Salt Spa gift basket
Leather fringed western jacket, size M
Handmade Santa on a sled
2 nights stay in the Western Room at Casa del Cocinero
Wine tasting & tour for 6 guests at William Chris Vineyards in Texas Hill country
Vidanta vacation week in Mexico, 7 destination options
Autographed guitar by Tanya Tucker
Autographed REBA show poster
Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth speaker
"Color of Morning" by Linda Pirri
2017 Cadillac Escalade (Sierra Blanca Motors)
Fusion Medical Spa and Wellness: $1,000 Gift certificate towards smartlipo/cellulaze/precision Tx
Fusion Medical Spa and Wellness: $1,000 Gift certificate towards stem cell/prolotherapy
Fusion Medical Spa and Wellness: $750 Gift certificate towards ALMI fat based stem cell therapy
Handmade sterling silver cactus flower earrings & pendant by Leroy Anderson
Original abstract oil painting by Michael Copeland
Year membership to Rainmakers Golf and Lifestyle Community
Custom metal fire pit
Custom metal wok (fajita cooker)
Synthetic emerald and cubic zirconia necklace, said to be a replica of Elizabeth Taylor's necklace
Amazon Fire Tablet
Handmade crochet red wire and crystal bead necklace 
Original whimsical ceramic clock
Painting by Frederick Sisson
Framed needle art by Virgenia Stuart
Native American women painting by Ed Copley
Adjustable silver ring with a chrome diopside gemstone
"Mariposa Mirage" by Trish Wade
Necklace made of cherry quartz beads, faceted onyx beads, copper spacers and sterling silver clasp
Earrings made of cherry quartz beads, copper spacers on sterling silver ear wires
Autographed guitar by Larry Gatlin
"Backside Sierra Blanca in fall" by Deborah Powell Harris
The Feed Store and All 4 Pets gift basket
Blue & green fused glass and enamel plate
Suacci Carciere Pinot Noir wine, 3 year vertical
Clear slumped glass handmade bowl
Zocca Coffee gift certificate
Handmade framed sea shells picture
One round of golf for four at Big Horn Golf Club
Turquoise and silver pendant with the Spencer Theater logo
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S motorcycle (Champion Motorsports in Roswell)
2016 Honda CRF250L dirt bike (Champion Motorsports in Roswell)
Bliss Studio cream & gold buffet from Miller Waldrop Furniture
Hair We Are gift basket
Albertsons Market gift basket
2017 John Deere 1025R Compact Utility Tractor (Pecos Valley Equipment)
2017 Lincoln Continental: AWD (Ruidoso Ford Lincoln)
1965 GTO- orange (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1934 Ford- blue, 3 window (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1967 Chevy Malibu- orange, 500 Hp (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1940 Ford- purple (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1935 Chevy- purple, 2 door (Ron McWhorter Collection)
1936 Chevy- orange, 2 door (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
2008 BIG DOG Chopper- red (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1932 Coupe with 671 blower- dark purple (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1932 Phaeton Ford- red (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1925 Ford C-cab with large tires- orange (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
2007 Corvette Z06- orange, 505 Hp, 3k miles (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
2016 Corvette- silver, 3k miles(Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1980's Corvette- blue (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
1980's Corvette- maroon (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
Monster Engine Cadillac- redish orange (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
Mercedes- black (Ron MacWhorter Collection)
Tall Pines Beer and Wine Garden gift basket
Golf cart from Brad Azz Toyz
"Evening Walk" by P.A. Jones
Wood working pieces
Table top bronze sculptures by Ken Payne
Design consultation provided by Burnett Interiors
Amethyst crystal and 14k gold ring, size 6
Copper chargers (set of 10)
John Hardy braided sterling silver bracelet with black sapphire
Week stay at The Royal Kuhio in Honolulu Hawaii
Week stay at Wyndham Vacation Resorts at Royal Garden at Waikiki in Honolulu Hawaii
Santa Fe Furniture & Gifts $10,000 room makeover (furniture & décor)
1887 Colt Sheriff's model, single action army revolver, .45 caliber, very rare 3" barrel
Special thanks to Josie's Framery for framing some art donations
Round of golf with cart for 2 people at Cree Meadows Country
Pendleton Robe from Brunell's Inc.
Quality Sleep Solutions microfiber king bed sheets
Quality Sleep Solutions microfiber queen bed sheets
3 piece suitcase set from A Quilting Stitchuation, LLC
Abacus lamp
Jack Nicklaus Augusta 1986 photo
Giclee print "Cowboy Church" by Jill Wyatt from Kenneth Wyatt Galleries
Rosemary's Herb Shop $50 gift certificate
1887 Colt Sheriff's model, single action army revolver, .45 caliber, very rare 3" barrel
Copper horse head by J. Gutierrez
Bone China white sea shell with primrose flower in the middle by Edward Marshall Boehm
Gourmet gift basket from The Cork & Kettle
1 month of yoga at Buddha Yoga
Gift certificate for a private wine tasting for 10 people at Times Ten Cellars
Old saw blade painted with Big Bend Bluebonnets and Desert Marigolds, with stand
Averbach mink shawl
2-3 person hot tub from Stove & Spa Store
6 person hot tub from Stove & Spa Store
3 Party trays from C-Bar-Eight Country Candy
Wild West Adventure at Monster Lake Ranch for 2
Country Music's Biggest Awards Night
Churchill Downs VIP Experience
National Finals Rodeo
Ireland Golf Adventure
Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa
Royal Caribbean Cruises in the Bahamas or Caribbean
Villa for 8 at La Costa Resort Spa in Southern California
Round of golf at The Links at Spanish Bay
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden
Private meet and greet for 2 with Broadway cast members
South African Safari
Pallet of decorative patio stones
Chihuly Bulbs
Puerto Vallarta vacation package
Bali private villa
Outdoor gas heater from Zia Gas
Robert Flaherty photography
Sharp business systems gift certificate
Rainmakers Passport & Lifetime Membership
Flatbed trailer
Lisbon private villa vacation
Cape Town private villa vacation
Angel Fire Vodka gift basket
Decorative Cholla art by Miss Tinkers Creations
Private wine tasting & hors d'oeuvres at the Spencer
Private vodka tasting & hors d'oeuvres at the Spencer
Sneak peak of Broadway tour tech and dinner with cast/crew
Spencer Dessert of month selection
Indoor shooting range membership to Sportsman's Elite
Wine from Tularosa Vineyards
Rebecca Tobey (Santa Fe) art pieces
Bicycles from Riders Block
Polaris ATV (Rocky Mountain Supply)
7 day Caribbean cruise for 2
Private dinner for 8 cooked by a professional chef
Necklace & earrings: sterling silver & dark blue crystals (Patticakes)
Angel Fire Vodka gift basket
Shawl: 100% wool, beaded velvet trim & fringe (Sharon J's)
SHARP: gift certificate for network risk assessment service
Private dinner cooked by chef Randy Narveson for up to 8 people
Jackie Kennedy Jewelry replica: large gold bracelet with pearls
Jackie Kennedy Jewelry replica: set of 4 gold bangles
$50 gift certificate to Village Ace Harware
"Desert Beauty" Book & Wine basket
3 nights stay at any of the 2 Ruidoso Redheads' & handcrafted sterling silver necklace & earrings by Gina Brewer
Set of 3 Hummingbird photos by Robert Flaherty
Set of 3 copper bowls
Handcrafted barro negro plate with dove engraving
Metal plate with display stand
Antique wooden box
Antique Danish metal box: engraving of 1219 flag of Denmark origin legend
Antique carved jade lady Geisha sculpture
Pair of ceramic dragons
Mesoamerican inspired god sculpture
Pair of Mesoamerican inspired boxes
Half day rafting adventure for two (Los Rios River Runners Inc.)
Handcrafted wooden large cross (Randy Goodall)
Handcrafted wooden large cross w/ light stripe (Randy Goodall)
Handcrafted wooden medium cross (Randy Goodall)
Handcrafted wooden set of 3 triangles (Randy Goodall)
Handcrafted wooden art piece (Randy Goodall)
Ruidoso Spirt Bear by Rory Combs
Handmade Elder wood w/ blue epoxy resin inlay wine/bottle stopper (Gecko Designs of New Mexico)
Handmade Red Cedar wood ornamental bowl w/ turquoise inlay (Gecko Designs of New Mexico)
Handmade Tulip & Padauk wood ornamental bowl w/ turquoise inlay (Gecko Designs of New Mexico)
Handmade Purple Heart wood w/ turquoise inlay wine/bottle stopper (Gecko Designs of New Mexico)
Rough block stone pallet: 3x4x4 Ft
Flat rough stone pallet: 1.5x4x4 Ft
Flagstone pallet: 2x4x4 Ft
Painted miniature replica skulls
Ceramic elephant
Autographed "A Tom Lea Picture Gallery; Paintings & Drawings" & 2 Tom Lea books
Evelyn Cheromiah: Old Laguna Pueblo painted bowls
Christmas decorations: angel with horn and deer: metal/gold color
Glazed gourd: Marjorie Rhoda Petree
Marilyn Monroe quotable notebook, gold colored handbag, gold & pink earrings
"Trio of Three Apples": Patsy Blasdell
Verlene Reyes painting
"Evening Seninels": Denise Dorn, original batik
Ruidoso Spirt Bear by Rory Combs: hand cast, pigmented and polished concrete with agate arrowhead, turquoise, 
     jet or coral, and accented with a beaded feather
Autographed "A Tom Lea Picture Gallery; Paintings & Drawings": portfolio of 35 color & monochrom prints, and 2 
     books: "The Wonderful Country" & "The Hands of Cantu'"
Evelyn Cheromiah: Old Laguna Pueblo painted bowls
Christmas decorations: angel with horn and deer: metal/gold color
Glazed gourd by Marjorie Rhoda Petree
Marilyn Monroe quotable notebook, gold colored handbag, gold & pink earrings
Original watercolor painting: "Trio of Three Apples" 20"x27"
Cross painting by Verlene Reyes
2007 VTX Honda Motorcycle: 22k miles
Flatbed trailer: 12x6.5 Ft.
Cowhide chair
Ippolita 18Kt yellow gold rock candy & 8 stone bangle in summer rainbow
Gourmet candy basket: Whitfield Farms; Fine Candies & Pecans
Party tray: C-Bar-Eight Country Candy
ZiaScapes Nursery & Landscape: $100 Gift certificate
2015 TREK Session 9.8 downhill mountain bike: full suspension, hydraulic brakes, 26x2.35" tires, size large 
     (Riders Block Bicycles Shop)
2016 Electra Blue Buffalo Cruiser bicycle: XL (Riders Block Bicycles Shop)
2017 Kona Dew Commuter/Hybrid bicycle: Medium (Riders Block Bicycles Shop)
2017 Polaris ATV: red, model A17SHE57AS (Rocky Mountain Supply)
Churchill Downs VIP Experience
Country Music's Biggest Awards
Fairmont Scottsdale Golf & Spa
Ireland Golf Adventure
La Costa #1 Resort Spa in Southern California
National Final Rodeo
South African Safari
The Links at Spanish Bay
Ultimate Broadway Experience
Westminster Dog Show
Wild West Adventure
10 Kt yellow gold men's cast bracelet: Nugget style finish, 14 Kt hidden clasp 
14 Kt yellow gold men's cast Seiko watch with Nugget style finish
Havana/Cuba Getaway Cruise
Salsa basket
Studio Bangz Salon: $40 Gift certificate
1 Hour Installation: Ruidoso Solar Lighting & Installation
Teeth whitening gift certificate
1999 Rolex watch: womens 18 kt yellow gold and stainless steel, sapphire & diamond bezel in 18 kt yellow gold: 
     pre-owned, 79173 model, box included ($500), 2 yr warranty on movement
"Our Lady": Verlene Reyes
Acrylic abstract painting
Acrylic painting
Nambe' bowl
Set of 3 De Bishop paintings
Green glass bowl (Global Views)


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