Staff Report

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature hosted its 2021 Virtual Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 7. Participants were invited to raise a glass to virtually toast the Wildling, enjoyed live and silent auctions, and celebrated the premiere of a new short documentary film highlighting local valley oak tree habitats, produced by Goodeye Films.

Attendees enjoyed the event from home to help the Wildling Museum raise funds that will be doubled by Wildling Museum board member Kate Godfrey, up to $10,000.

The silent auction featured one-of-a-kind art, unique jewelry, local wines, and dining and lodging packages.

The live auction featured a three-night stay at a private guesthouse in the Santa Ynez Valley; a mid-week staycation at Chumash Casino Resort, complete with dinner and spa treatments for two; and a private art workshop and studio tour with artist Holli Harmon.

Guests also had the opportunities to win a new HD Amazon Fire tablet; and a stay in Cambria at the Sea Otter Inn, including dinner at Linn’s Restaurant and wine tasting at nearby Harmony Cellars.

The Wildling thanks lead sponsors Pete and Becky Adams, Kate Godfrey, Robert and Ellen Lilley, Northern Trust, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, and the Schulte Family Foundation.

To discuss available sponsorship opportunities with the museum, contact Stacey Otte-Demangate at or call 805-686-8216.

For more about the Wildling Museum and to volunteer or join as a member, visit Additional digital resources are at, including online galleries from current exhibits, links to art activities and videos to help online visitors experience the museum from home.