Come Have a Ball!

Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6:00–9:00 PM at the Museum of Craft and Design's Art for All Mirror Ball Benefit and Auction, supporting MCD and our IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) fellowship program. Enjoy an immersive evening of fun, food, and cocktails as we bid and pay tribute to Gary Hutton, the Dean of West Coast Design. 

Gary Hutton’s subversively beautiful modern work, and 40-year career, live at the intersection of interior design and fine art. Having grown up immersed in the California landscape of the Santa Cruz mountains, Hutton studied fine arts at UC Davis under the tutelage of Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri, and went on to earn a degree in interior design from California College of the Arts. In 1980, Gary Hutton Design was launched, and Gary Hutton Furniture premiered in 1984. Hutton served on the Museum of Craft and Design's Board of Directors and has contributed to numerous museum projects.

Additional event details: Valet Parking will be provided, Creative Cocktail attire, the event will be held in the MCD Galleries at 2569 Third Street in San Francisco. Online auction is now live through 3:00 PM (PST) December 5 (register to bid above).

Sponsors & Partners

We're grateful for our sponsors and partners!


Lisa Bayne Astor and Andy Astor
Robin McRoskey Azevedo
Peggy and Yogen Dalal
Pamela and David Hornik
Rose Roven and Susan Cummins
Barbara Waldman


Cat Foo and Aaron Bastian
Miriam Owen
Jamienne Studley and Gary Smith


Bonnie Bridges and Bill Banyai
Lisa and David Gauger
Sandra Jordan
Alyce and Steven Kaplan
Sally Liu and Bay Chang
Janine and Jon Miller
Christine Motley and Neil O'Donnell
Dorothy Saxe

Auction Rules

Information for Auction Bidders and Buyers. Please read the following conditions of sale carefully.

General Rules

Regarding both the live and silent auctions, the Museum of Craft and Design assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity, quality, or value of the items. Descriptions are made based on information provided by artists/makes/designer and/or donors. Estimates of values and descriptions have been made in good faith based on fair market value. Everything is sold “as is”. The Museum of Craft and Design reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the actual sale.

Advance Online Bidding

MCD is pleased to partner with ClickBid to offer advance bidding on all objects and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Advance bidding is available online November 22 through December 5 at 3:00 PM (PST). Registered online bidders are invited to bid either incrementally or by entering a maximum bid through which Clickbid will bid by proxy on your behalf (but never exceeding) your maximum bid. When advance bidding closes, you will receive notification and an invitation to continue bidding as an absentee bidder, or in person if you are able to attend the event on December 6. All advance bids will be transferred to bid sheets at the December 6 event.

Absentee Bidding

Individuals who are unable to attend the December 6 event may bid remotely in real time at the event on any object or experience in the live and silent auctions. As an absentee bidder, you may either set a maximum bid through which MCD will proxy bid on your behalf, or bid by phone with a MCD staff member. Please email to arrange proxy bidding. 

Bidding At The Event

Upon check-in, prospective bidders must pre-register with a credit card to obtain a bid number that will serve as your bidding paddle. Any bids placed in advance online will be synced with bids at the event. 

Bidder Numbers

Each registered guest has been pre-assigned a bidder number. All sales are recorded and tracked by the bidder number, which will appear on the back of your event program, should you be in attendance on December 6. Use this number when placing a bid at both the silent and live auctions.

Silent Auction

Bid sheets will be prominently displayed near each item at the event on December 6. Minimum bids will be recorded on the bid sheet. You may not bid below the minimum bid. To bid in the silent auction, write your bidder number next to the amount that you wish to bid. Please use the incremental amounts specified on the bidding sheets. Bids that do not use these amounts will not be honored. If you choose the “Buy Now” amount at the bottom of the bid sheet, no other bids will be accepted. Designation of your bid as the winning bid is a legal contract to purchase the item.

Bidding Increments, Live Auction

Bid increments are set by the auctioneer, who may vary the increments at his discretion. The highest bidder for any item shall be the purchaser. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer or resell the article in question. Designation of your bid as the winning bid is a legal contract to purchase the item. The auctioneer will explain bidding rules at the beginning of the live auction.

Payment & Procedures

At the close of the event on December 6, 2022 payment must be processed and received for all purchases. In the event that you are not in attendance and are otherwise unable to take your artwork home on auction night, we will automatically charge the credit card on file and call you within 48 hours to confirm purchase. Purchases may be paid for with cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. All sales are final and accounts must be settled by the close of the auction. Sales tax will be applied to all in-state purchases. 

Successful bidders are purchasers of items of value. As such, the bids are not tax-deductible except in the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the item’s fair market value. This amount, if any, appears on your invoice. Please keep your invoice for your records and consult with your tax advisor for details.


Please  be prepared to present your paid receipt to receive items purchased. Works of art will be packed for transport, if possible. Please note: At the end of the event on December 6, MCD volunteers working at the pick-up area are packing and moving all of the items sold. You may experience a brief delay in receiving your purchase. Please be patient with our hard-working volunteer crew. 

If you do not live locally, the Museum of Craft and Design can ship artwork to you. A nominal delivery service fee and actual shipping costs will be applied for purchased works requiring delivery after the event. 

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