This year's auction is March 12 at the Portland Art Museum.

Auction Kick-Off

Tiffany Rosenfeld &
Laurine Apolloni, co-chairs

Tuesday, November 3 
8-9:30 a.m.
The Barn

Auction co-chairs Tiffany Rosenfeld and Laurine Apolloni invite you to breakfast to hear all about the exciting developments for this year's auction and how you can get involved.

The auction is a great way for the entire Catlin Gabel community to come together to support our students. There are a lot of ways to help, from creating class art projects and procuring items to helping out around the office.

8–8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
8:30–9:15 a.m. Remarks from Tim Bazemore, Co-chairs, and Caroll  
9:15–9:30 a.m. Wrap up and sign ups 

To RSVP or if you have questions please email Caroll Casbeer, special events manager. 


Check out photos from last year!


Class Art Projects

Examples of class art projects. 

Class Art Project Guidelines, 2015-2016

Class art projects are a large part of the auction revenue and would not be possible without the art faculty, parents, staff, and students. These projects embody the spirit of Catlin Gabel’s collaborative learning method.  

We protect the students’ instructional time, so we ask class art leaders to use the following guidelines.

  • Please consult with art teachers well in advance about the project so that they can help plan and collaborate with you and the students. 
  • Projects should be something that can be hung, or displayed easily, and ideally each student’s work should be identifiable.
  • The art projects should have a tie with the grade level’s curriculum so that it can be part of the learning process, with meaning and relevance to their learning.
  • Up to two art classes can be used to create the art projects if they are not already part of the instruction. When projects are done during class time, volunteers should be there to help the entire time.
  • If additional time is needed, please consult with the teachers. We aim to eliminate or minimize additional time needed for the projects.
  • Plan in advance who will lead the art projects for each grade, set the timeline, and buy materials (if necessary).
    • o    All materials (unless small and insignificant) will be reimbursed by auction funds. Keep all receipts and submit to the auction office for reimbursement. The budget for materials is $200 per project. If you think you will go over budget you must notify and discuss options with Caroll by February 15.
    • For framing, please contact Beard’s Framing on Miller Road
    • Volunteers are responsible for taking photos and sending two to three emails to their fellow parents explaining the process and the children’s experience.
    • NEW FOR 2016: All classes will have a mug and a set of stationary to be sold in the online auction. If your class wishes to make additional items please talk to Caroll by February 12.
    • All projects are due February 22 to the auction office in Toad Hall. Teachers are not responsible for finishing or transporting projects. Please also include any tools or hardware needed to hang the item.
    • To see examples of past art projects, look through the Class Art Projects binder in the Toad Hall or visit:

Important Dates

December 1: Mandatory Lower School Art Project meeting at 3:15 in the Art Barn

December 3: Mandatory Beginning School Art Project meeting at 8:15 in the Beehive

January 4–15: In-class time for art project for Lower School

January 11-22: In-class time for art projects for Beginning School

*Take pictures and send email to classmates

February 22: Projects due

March 3: Gallery open house, 3–4 p.m.

*Take pictures and send email to classmates

March 1–March 11: Artwork on display in Cabell Center

March 12: Catlin Gabel Auction at the Portland Art Museum


Megan Galaher, class art project co-chair, or
Brigitte Kolloch-Russell, class art project co-chair,
Caroll Casbeer, special events and stewardship manager, 503-297-1894 ext. 242,



Donate Items

Wish list of live, silent, and online auction items.

Donate online here or download a fillable pdf.

Contact Info

Caroll Casbeer
Special events and stewardship manager
503-297-1894 ext. 242
Toad Hall
An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

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