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A Little About Us

The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. Grossing over $3 million in 2018, the Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta, one of the largest charity wine auctions in the U.S., and the number one charity wine auction benefiting the arts. The Wine Auction has generated more than $30 million over the last 26 years!

Proceeds from the Auction are a vital part of the Museum’s exhibition and education plan, helping to make possible special exhibitions such as With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommy Smith; Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors; and European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection

Paddle Raise

Raising your paddles has reached a new HIGH!  Join us in celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise

$1,579,000+: The amount the Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise has contributed to Art Access programs at the High since 2006

$14: All it takes to give a student…

  • Free admission to the High Museum
  • Free transportation
  • Free teacher resources and materials for the classroom
  • Welcome Back coupon for each student, inviting them to bring their parents to the High

118,213: The number of students we’ve helped with the Paddle Raise since 2006

A museum experience can inspire a lifelong love of the arts. Help us ignite that spark!


Allison Hill

The High Museum has been a wonderful way for Allison and her husband, Ben, to see incredible art, meet people, and get engaged in Atlanta since moving here in 2010.  And the Wine Auction has been central to that involvement.  When they’re not at the High, Allison and Ben are being constantly inquisitioned by their two year old son about what, how, and why, and they’re expecting the same from a second son who will be joining the family in October.  When not just trying to survive their busy schedules, the Hills are also involved in organizations that focus on support of education, at-risk youth, mental health, and homelessness, in addition to the arts.

Dawn Tresh

Dawn and her husband Eric have been a part of the High Museum of Art and the Wine Auction since moving to Atlanta from New York in 1996.  As their passion for collecting wine and art has grown, so has their connection to the Wine Auction, having served as Benefactor co-chairs and hosting several Winemaker Dinners.  When traveling with their teenage daughter and son to adventurous and diverse places,  they enjoy learning about the local flavors through culinary classes, art and culture.  Dawn has been supporting Atlanta’s thriving and growing non-profit community for many years, serving on several boards and chairing events for Cool Girls, PADV, JFCS’ The Tasting, Art Papers, Meals on Wheels, AJC and Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner.  Dawn looks forward to experiencing Perfection in Wine, Food & Art at the 2019 High Museum of Art Wine Auction in March.