Auction

PNAP’s Winter Auction will feature items donated by community members and supporters. By participating in the auction, you ensure we can continue to offer classes at Stateville prison and engage in a variety of Chicago-area programming with communities impacted by the carceral state. The auction will feature a performance during the intermission. 

Below is a list of items available at our virtual auction, which will take place on December 11th at 4:00 PM CST. Unless pickup at our new office in Uptown is requested, all items will be shipped to the winning bidders. Items will ship 1-2 weeks from the date of the auction; however, we cannot guarantee items will arrive in time for the holidays. Payment must be made via Paypal or personal check. (Checks should be made out to “Northeastern Illinois University Foundation” with “PNAP Winter Auction” in the “For” line.) If you would like to donate directly to PNAP, you can do so here. Register for the auction here.

Available items:

  • Dinner for 4 at the Ayers/Dorhn Residence
  • Private Pilates Workshop for 1-2 People Led by Anna Martine Whitehead
  • A Trip to a Chicago-based Museum of Your Choice With Claire Pentecost
  • A Visit To Your Studio From Claire Pentecost
  • 2-Year, All-Events Pass for 2 People at the Albany Park Theater Project
  • Private Tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. for up to 6 People by Luke Fidler
  • 2 Tickets to the Bulls vs 76ers Game on February 6th; Section 318, Row 5, Seats 1+ 2
  • Quilt by Carol Novak
  • Limited Edition Copies of “Antifa for Kids!” Coloring Book by Fred Sasaki
  • “Mini Dini”: Miniature Food Dinner for 4 Cooked By Tess Landon
  • “Carving Out Rights” Portfolio + Book, Signed by All Editors
  • Living the Long Term Portfolio
  • Handmade Pottery Tray by Clinton Nichols
  • 9 Prints + A Print Set from Just Seeds: “Attica“, “Prisons Break Families Apart“, “National Prisoners Reform Association“, “The Diggers“, “Now“, “Together“, “We Are All In This Together“, “Octavia E. Butler“, “No Pipelines In The Great Lakes”, and Decarceration Poster Set
  • All of Eve Ewing’s Books, Signed by Eve Ewing: “Electric Arches”, “Ghosts in the Schoolyard”, “1919”, “Maya and the Robot”, and “Ironheart”
  • 5 Books Signed by Bill Ayers: “Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World”, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”, “School: Questions About Becoming a Teacher”, “Fugitive Days: Memoirs of An Antiwar Activist”, and “Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto”
  • Books Signed by Barbara Ransby
  • 3 Books Signed by Rachel Dewoskin: “Banshee”, “Someday We Will Fly”, and “Two Menus”
  • 3 Books Signed by Zayd Dohrn: “The Profane”, “Sick”, “Reborning”, and “Outside People”
    2 Books Signed by Erica Meiners:”The Feminist and The Sex Offender” + “The New Lessons in Liberation Toolkit” Signed by Erica Meiners
  • 3 Books Signed by Rebecca Zorach: “The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago”, “The Time is Now: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side 1960 – 1980” by Rebecca Zorach + “Art for People’s Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965 – 1975”
  • “Over the Levee, Under the Plow” Publication Set Organized and Designed by Ryan Griffis and Sarah Kanouse
  • “Stealing the Show” Signed by Miriam Petty
  • “High Rise Stories” Signed by Audrey Petty

Additional details
Private Pilates Workshop for 1-2 People Led by Anna Martine Whitehead
Pilates has been used for over 80 years to support movers at all stages and with a range of goals. It is frequently coupled with physical therapy as a more holistic healing modality. It feels like a blend of body weight-based strength training and yoga. This is an especially good workout regimen for folks with joint pain — including back pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Available for up to 6 months after the auction. Not available during the month of May 2022, or after June 2022.
Private Tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. for up to 6 People by Luke Fidler
A private tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, with Luke Fidler. Luke is an art historian at the University of Chicago, but is currently a fellow at the NGA. The tour could be a ‘greatest hits’ of the collection, from Leonardo da Vinci to Winslow Homer, or a journey to uncover how radical histories of art and struggle appear in works by artists like Margaret Burroughs, Carrie Mae Weems, Aaron Douglas, and Walker Evans. Maximum of 6 participants. Masks will be required in the NGA gallery spaces. If the tour goes into any of the private sections of the NGA, vaccine attestation will be required. The tour can also take place on FaceTime or through some other digital means. Must be before June 2022.
Quilt by Carol Novak
This black and yellow quilt was inspired by the black and yellow of Black Lives Matter signs. The quilt is 53 1/2 by 68 inches.  It was pieced by Carol Novak and machine quilted by Dorothy Vorpahl. The material is all cotton and the batting is an 80/20 blend of cotton and polyester. The quilt can be washed and machine dried. 
“Mini Dini”: Miniature Food Dinner for 4 Cooked By Tess Landon
Mini Dini is an every-so-often miniature food catering business and creative endeavor run by Tess Landon. The winner of this item will receive a complete Mini Dini for four adults including a variety of miniature sweet and savory foods (all edible), alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and place-settings. The Mini Dini will be available for Chicago pick-up or drop-off and will include instructions for reheating and assembling, as needed. Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated but this is not recommended for those with serious food allergies. Contactless pick-up / drop-off can be accommodated if requested. Available between January – April, 2022. Most dates can be accommodated with notice.