2024 Annual Benefit Auction

Mark your calendars: Our biggest fundraiser of the year, is on October 26th, 2024



Register To Bid

Join us aboard the Albemarle Queen River Boat and cruise the Scuppernong River to celebrate 30 years of craft & community!

The Annual Benefit Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Many hands go into making this event a success, from the artists who donate their work, to participants that bid on-campus and online, the sponsors who help make it a party to remember. Funds raised at this event goes toward scholarships and the general operations of the school.


Auction Cups

2024 Limited Edition

This year's auction cups will be created by artist Anne-Hee O'Connor. These cups are made specially for the 2024 benefit auction as a limited run of 150 pieces.

Images coming soon!

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Need a place to stay?

Come stay with us!

Reserve your room through the link below or email admin@pocosinarts.org for more information/special accommodations!

Or stay at the nearby Blue Juniper Inn or local Airbnbs!

Make A Donation

Donation Form

Your generous support helps us continue to provide workshops both (on campus and online) by exceptional artists. It also helps support scholarships – approximately half of all participants receive some assistance. Our youth and adult community classes, outreach in schools and neighboring communities, and other programs are made possible by the generous support of our donors.

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Featured Artist

Andréa Keys Connell

We are pleased to announce ceramicist and long time friend of Pocosin Arts, Andréa Keys Connell as this year's featured artist.

Andrea Keys Connell is an acclaimed ceramicist and educator known for her emotionally evocative figurative sculptures. Connell's work delves into themes of vulnerability, resilience, and the human condition. Her meticulous craftsmanship brings a profound sense of realism and psychological depth to her pieces. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with pieces featured in prestigious galleries and museums, and included in various public and private collections.

In addition to her artistic practice, Connell is a dedicated educator who has taught at various institutions, workshops, and lectures. Her contributions to the field of ceramics have earned her many awards and grants. Through her art, Connell explores the complexities of human emotion and encourages viewers to reflect on their own experiences and connections.

Learn more about Andréa and her processes here.

More information coming soon!

Donating Artists

Christina Boy

Thomas Graham

Richard Heiser

Maia Leppo

Wade Brickhouse

Sandi Griffin

Sara Lazure

Marlene True

Blair Clemo

Jan Harrell

Lisa LeMair

+ More to come!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

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