I work as the scholarship auction coordinator at The Penland School of Crafts, a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Each Penland session ends with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are culminating celebrations of the work done in the classes, and they are an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft enthusiasts to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. All proceeds support the Penland scholarship program. Check the Penland website for the dates of these auctions — they are not to be missed!