Yes! And...

Come celebrate our 2nd year in Germantown, transforming young lives through art and imagination.

  • Gourmet Food & Drink

  • Mingling with neighbors and friends

  • Great gift items available for auction

  • Gift baskets and raffle prizes throughout the evening

Entertainment provided by the children of Yes! And... Collaborative Arts and other local musicians.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 4PM to 7PM
21 W. Washington Lane, Phila, PA 19144


The Auction & Holiday Party is $15 per person / $40 per family, and will cover food, drinks, and tickets for entry into a raffle for gift baskets (single tickets = 5, family tickets = 15 total raffle entries).

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All proceeds benefit Yes! And...Collaborative Arts programming and productions. Payment may be made in advance by credit card through Paypal, or at the door by cash, check or credit card.

Preview Selected Auction Items

A small sample of the over 60 items at the auction. Click on the images to enlarge

Signed Jonathan Papelbon
Phillies cap
Wake-Up Yoga Gift Card
Handmade earrings
Philadelphia Folksong Society
Folk Fest Tickets
Judge Dredd graphic novels
donated by the author
Panera Bread: Bread for a year


Auction items listing (not complete)



Item description

Joe Murzyn

2 hrs. Handyman Services

2 Hrs of Handyman Services.

Matthew Feldman

Beekeeper Hive Tour

Beekeeper Hive Tour: I will give you a tour of an apiary within Philadelphia. Protective equipment will be provided and for about 2 hours you will learn how to care for several different beehive designs and taste several different types of U.S. and international samples of honey. The tour will not take place until April or May depending on weather

Anna Hoover

2 Hours of Mending

Bring me your worn, your torn, your old coat looking for a button! I can darn socks, replace zippers or elastic, apply patches or repair seams. Perhaps I can even bring your favorite shirt back to wearable condition. Expert mender Anna Hoover will spend 2 hours repairing your torn garments or fabrics.

Charlie McGloughlin

Amtrak Tour

Tour of Amtrack's 30th Street Station

Kevin Hackenberg

One Hour Photo session

One hour photo session

Shemuel Carter

Ceiling Fan Installation

Gift Certificate of one ceiling fan installation in your home.

Michael Brix

Falafel for 8

A middle eastern delight! Michael will create and bring to you enough homemade falafel, hummus, veggies, and fix-in's to feed a family/group of eight. You provide the olives and you're ready to go!

Margaret Williams

Home baked cookies

A variety of at least 6 dozen homemade Christmas cookies. Great for a family get- together, office party, or a stash for munching.

Margaret Williams

homemade cookies

Enjoy a variety of at least 6 dozen home made Christmas cookies; great for family get-togethers, office parties, or just munching during the holidays.

Betsy Morgan

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake - serves 12

Brooke Sexton


5 Quarts of delicious homemade soup!

Meredith Skene

Gift Certificate

$350 Restaurant Gift Certificate

Suzanne Betts

One-Year PHS Family Membership

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is pleased to support
Yes! And...Collaborative Arts Auction with a One-Year PHS Family Membership.
A PHS membership comes with many unique benefits, including 4 tickets (2 adult & 2 child) to the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, GROW magazine, discounts to local garden centers, year-round garden tours and field trips, a special offer from Subaru, plus workshops and lectures by the nation's top horticulture experts.

Shemuel Carter

Large Pound Cake

Large Pound Cake

Panera Bread

Bread for a year

Gift Certificate for one loaf a bread per month for a year.

Steve Urgo

$25 Gift Certificate

$25 Gift Certificate to the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy

Kevin Regan

2 VIP PASSES (4 Admissions)

2 VIP passes for admission for 4 to any ComedySportz Show.

Jania Danils

$25 Gift Certificate

$25 gift certificate to Rose Petals Cafe on Chelten Ave. in Germantown

Robin Shane

$25 Amazon Gift Card

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Robin Shane

$25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

$25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Trish Murzyn

Movie Tavern Gift Certificate

Gift certificate to see a movie and a free popcorn at The Movie Tavern in Collegeville.

Adam Woods

$250 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate to Camden Printworks for $250.

Ruth Sutter

$50 gift certificate to Tashan Restaurant and Lounge

$50 gift certificate to Tashan Restaurant and Lounge in South Philly:
777 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19147

Duane Swierczynski

comic books

Duane will be donating Judge Dredd comics. He's the author of this series for the last 30 issues. The donation will include Vol 1-5.

Linda Hackenberg

Honey Basket

Honey Gift Basket

Meredith Sexton

Flower Stem Arrangements

Stem Arrangements for tables at auction - all will be available for purchase

Sarah Evelyn Swierczynski

handmade crafts

Handmade duct tape wallet and purse combinations

Dee Dee Risher

Handmade Card and Jam Basket

Handmade Holiday Cards and Jam Basket

Russ Mast

Handmade Wooden Bowl

Wooden Bowl from Old Cellar Turnings

Russ Mast

Indonesian Patchwork Batik

Indonesian Patchwork Batik

Caroline Cargo

Hand carved canes

Hand carved canes

Caroline Cargo

Basket of outside trickets

Basket of outside trickets

Caroline Cargo

Cedar carved American Indians

Cedar carved American Indians

Charlie Mcgloughin


Photographic framed print of a Lancaster farm house

Kristin Arnold Pearson

Knitted Items

Knitted Items

Ron Morgan

Fine Bowls and In lay wall piece

Very fine bowls, and one wood inlay wall piece

Michelle Brix

3 Ukrainian decorated Pysanky Eggs

3 decorated eggs- created in the Pysanky Eastern European style using wax and dyes. An etched egg as well as 2 snowflake designs.

Ruth Marino

6 jams

6 homemade jams in beautifully decorated basket:
3 peach; 3 blueberry

Lois Ann Handrich

3 Pairs of homemade earrings

3 unique earring designs, homemade here in Germantown.

Alane Goldberg

5 Class yoga gift certificate

5 free classes of Yoga at either the South Philadelphia or the Fairmount Studio.

D'Vorah Horn

1.5 Hrs. Dreamwork Session

Trained as a Jungian based dream worker. We will look at what can be harvested from the unconscious world of the dream. Can work with teenagers as well as adults.

Michael Sheridan

One Free Weekend (Friday and Saturday night0

Common Ground is located in Kempton, PA just a few minutes from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Appalachian Trail. We are a 215 year old farm that offers comfortable, country accommodations on a beautiful 50 acre property nestled amongst streams, ponds, meadows and woodlands. Come and relax and enjoy your stay.

Christine Herrman

Holiday Centerpiece

A festive arrangement of winter greenery and candles will be the perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal.

Christa Campbell

2 Free Classes at Merge Dance Studio

Gift voucher for to 2 free dance and/or fitness classes at Merge Dance Studio in Manayunk.

Kelly Farrell

Gift Certificate

Five free classes at Studio 180

Jake Miller

Yoga sessions and t-shirt

5 Yoga Sessions at Blue Banyan Yoga and an organic cotton t-shirt

John Nordlof

Home Brewed Beer

Wine Assortment

This Holiday gift bag contains a Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon (1995), a Merlot (2011), and a rose Grenache (2012). Grenache originated in France along the Mediterranean, but the grapes are now most often grown in Spain. Treat yourself, or bring a bottle to a B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bottle) restaurant with friends. 2- 22 oz bottles of home brewed cherry Stout in bomber bottle

Tanya Thomas

One Free Adult Class

Intro to Aerials workshop

Sara Nye

Family Four-Pack of Tickets to The Snow Queen

Family Four-Pack: Two Adult and Two Child tickets to The Snow Queen, at the Arts Bank Theater December 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Kate Forest

2 tickets to Memphis at Walnut Street Theatre AND Gift card for Le Pain Quotidien

2 tickets for Memphis at the Walnut Street Theater Friday May 15 at 8:00pm. Mezzanine center seats P 112, 113. AND $50 gift card for Le Pain Quotidien. Restaurant next door to Walnut Street Theater.

Noah Swistak

2 All Fest Tickets

Two all fest tickets for the 54th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival: August 14-16, 2015

Wes Somerville

4 opening night tickets to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The winner will receive four tickets to see Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Sedgwick Theater in Mt Airy (7137 Germantown Ave). Tickets are for the December 13, 2014 performance (7pm) and includes the post-show opening night reception (also at the theater).

Sandy Upton

One Complimentary 2015-2016 Annual Membership

Includes Fringe Festival and year-round programming

Ruth Marino

Philadelphia Orchestra Tickets

Philadelphia orchestra tickets

Kelly Yurgin

Signed baseball cap

Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap signed by John Papelbon

Tom Peffall

Hockey Puk

Hockey Puk signed by Jake Voracek #93

Lauren Stichter

Hand carved and thrown lantern

Lauren is a potter living and working in Philadelphia. Much of her work over the past several years has been focused around explorations of lanterns. Her work has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine and many other places. Each lantern is hand-thrown and hand-carved.

Susan Friedburg

Snack sized babka sampler

This 4 bag sampler pack of 4 flavors of snack sized babka includes 2 day shipping. Perfect for a hostess or teacher gift.

Dan Helms

Women's 26 inch Avigo Mountain Ridge Triple Pivots Bicycle

Take on mountain trails or a casual road ride with the Avigo 26" Ladies' Mountain Ridge Bicycle, which boasts a steel, triple-pivot, full-suspension frame. The Shimano 18-speed derailleur features Shimano grip-shift technology for ease of use when changing gears. There are no worries about stops with this intense mountain bike, which features front disc brakes as well as a rear V brake.




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Important Auction Information
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Thank you for participating in our ninth annual auction. Your gift to us will enable us to continue providing quality collaborative arts education programming for youth here in the Philadelphia area.

Payments can be accepted by check or credit card. After bidding is completed winners will be contacted.

Please understand that, in general, the auctioneer knows little more about an item than what is listed in its description.