Raise Your Hand

Raise Your Hand Auction Is Discontinued

A personal message from WNCAP Executive Director Antonio Del Toro… Dear friends, The beginning of autumn is one of our favorite times of the year. Evenings grow cooler, and the sharp, earthy smell of burning firewood fills the air. The nightly chorus of cicadas fades and gives way to the sound of wind moving through the…

SOLD OUT!

We are pleased to announce that Raise Your Hand 2017 is SOLD OUT! Thank you so much to all our friends and supporters for helping to make this year’s event the best ever. *Please note, we occasionally get cancellations to the Gala, so call the WNCAP office at 828-252-7489 if you’d like to check on…

Annual Auction & Gala Will Support WNC Aids Project

As our annual Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala approaches next month—now in its 29th year of raising funding for our HIV/AIDS prevention, advocacy, and client services—this is a great time to get the story on this year’s honorees. Check out this in-depth article by the Biltmore Beacon, highlighting the advocacy of this year’s Honorary…

Congratulations to our 2017 Signature Piece Winner!

The excitement was high last week as the 2017 Signature Piece winner was chosen in the juried competition.  Pam Siekman, the auction chairperson has announced that the winner of this prestigious recognition is Linda Gritta. Her winning entry is 36” x 36” abstract, mixed media on canvas titled “Red is Feeling Brave.”  Gritta, known for her masterful use…

WNCAP Seeks Signature Piece Artists for 29th Annual Auction

“It’s an exciting time of year.” The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is now seeking its 2017 Signature Piece of Art, to be featured and auctioned off at its 29th annual Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala. The event is Sept. 23 at the Asheville Event Centre. The gala is a well-established fundraiser, attracting more than 250 patrons…

WNCAP Announces Honorary Chair

It is an extreme honor to announce the 2016 Honorary Chair, Harry Brown. Every now and then in life, someone comes along with the ability to share every unique gift that you could possibly need in that specific moment in time.  Harry Brown is that person.  He is that person for his friends, he is…

Citizen-Times recognizes WNCAP Signature Piece Winners

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected Cindy Walton, a River Arts District painter, as its 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece artist. “In Flight,” the winning composition, is a 36-inch by 36-inch oil and cold wax abstract painting in vivid oranges and blues. WNCAP will auction the painting, along with other award winners…

WNCAP Announces 2015 Signature Piece Winner

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project Announces 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece Winner Cindy Walton, River Arts District Artist The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is gearing up for their annual Raise Your Hand fundraising auction & gala on Saturday, September 26th. The prestigious Signature Piece competition for this year’s annual event was…