Auction at the Symposium

Live Auction

The Suri Network Live Auction is a fun highlight of the Symposium. And, it provides valuable support for Suri Network activities throughout the year. 

Each year the auction includes herdsire breedings to some of the best studs in the country, plus items like wonderful art, trips and get-aways, and jewelry. You just never know what kind of fun and funky things will show up on the auction!

Herdsires for the breeding auction include:

MMALP Beau's Devaro, donated by Joe Miller of Nebraska Alpaca Company

DKN Dakini Fiery Cross by Wyuna, donated by Michelle Alexander, Dakini Alpacas and Randy and Barbara Coleman, Wings and a Prayer Alpacas

BBFAI Devil's Cut, donated by Britt and Patty Hasselbring, Hasselbring's Harmony Ranch

KBTA Kahuna's Josef, donated by Kevin and Sue King, Big Timber alpacas

Young Josef, donated by Experienced Suri Partners: Hillary Devin (Shambalah Alpaca Ranch), Jennifer Hack (Triple H Ranch) and Greg and Joyce White (Tinker's Creek Alpacas LLC)

Suri Peak's Coal Man, donated by Micheal and Sherry Alpert, Awesome Acres Pacas and Pyrs

MMALP Stone's OSO, donated by Bobby and Diane Dickerson, Rock'n D Enterprises, LLC

More info and photos of the herdsires here!

One of a Kind - Image Transfer Art Tile

Whether you choose a favorite photo of a cria, a herdsire, or one of your children or grandchildren, Jennifer Hack will make a unique travertine tile using image transfer. Your 18x18 travertine tile will add a beautiful accent to any room. 

You choose a high resolution photo to be transferred onto the tile, creating an artistic, hand painted look.  A very unique and personal piece of art!  Handmade and donated by Suri Network member Jennifer Hack of Triple H Ranch.

Blue Stoneware Polo Fields Suri Jar

Blue stoneware jar with stained stoneware Suri lid. Jar is part of the Potted Suri Line from Polo Field Studio Arts. Jar is wheel thrown with a Hand sculpted Suri on the lid. Size 8 1/2 " tall by 4 1/2" wide.

Value: $125

Show Your Whimsy! Original Painting

Original painting - adorable whimsical image of a Suri alpaca, full of personality, in gorgeous colors. Size approximately 4 ft x 2 ft.

Painted and donated by R Kay Piar of "Whimsical Colorful You": 

Fabulous Polo Fields Suri Mirror

Large blue Ceramic mirror with a stoneware Suri at it's base. Mirror is part of the Potted Suri line from Polo Field Studio Arts. Suitable for hanging.  Mirror is 16" x 18" in size. Mirror is wheel thrown with a hand sculpted Suri alpaca. 

Value: $300

Gorgeous Lapis and Pearl Necklace and Bracelent Set

This chunky necklace and bracelet set features a beautiful, hand-carved lapis stone pendant.  The pendant showcases two alpacas and measures approximately 2-1/4" wide by 2" tall.  The 18" long necklace consists of strands of lapis, dyed stone and freshwater pearls accented with silver beads. The matching bracelet is lapis, stone, and pearl.

Value: $200

Donated by Jill McElderry-Maxwell, of Bag End Suri Alpacas of Maine, LLC

Stay at the Wilkins' Wyoming Ranch

Mike and Janet Wilkins are offering a five-night and six-day stay at their home in Star Valley, Wyoming. This stay is for up to four people and can be used during June through September, 2017.

From the Wilkins: "Breakfast and lunch are furnished as well as some evening meals. (Janet is not a gourmet cook!) You will love this area with a country atmosphere and beautiful views. Our home is located in the mountains up against the Bridger National Forest. You may want to just sit on the deck and enjoy the lovely climate and read a book.

Our home is located beside Aspen Hills, a nine hole golf course. There is also another 18 hole course right next door. There is swimming, tennis, pickle ball, and of course, great trout fishing on the nearby Salt, Greys and Snake Rivers. We can also take you on back road trails on our ATVs and fishing off of our rafts. We have three sit-on-top kayaks as well.  Mike and Janet will be your hosts throughout your stay. We have alpacas that summer there on leased pasture just four miles from our home if you want to look at alpacas. Of course we are always happy to talk about alpacas.

We are 50 miles from the famous Jackson Hole for some outstanding shopping and art galleries. Teton Village is right around the corner and there is plenty of hiking and biking in the area. You can go North from there to Jenny Lake and the Tetons and on to Jackson Lake as well. Yellowstone is next and it is worth staying in the area a few more days to take it all in!"

Value: Priceless

Donated by Mike and Janet Wilkins

Hand Spinning by Donna Rudd

Donna Rudd will donate 10 hours of spinning to the lucky winner of this lot.

Donna is a graduate and instructor of the Olds College Master Spinner Certificate program. (Alberta, Canada) She has acted as Spin Off and Fiber Arts judge for several Suri Network & AOBA Spin Off shows in USA and Canada over the years. She is a Certified Sorter/Grader (Olds College Program), as well as a trained and certified Wool and mohair judge.

Value: $200 ++

Donna is the owner of Suri Textiles.

Silent Auction

The Suri Network Product Development Committee holds a Silent Auction during the Suri Symposium. Proceeds help support the projects of the Product Development Committee, such as the Pasture to Product DVD set, surveys of mills, classes, and other projects that promote the use of Suri fiber. 

This year, the items on the Silent Auction will also be available for bid on the Product Development Facebook Page. So check out the wonderful items that have been donated!


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Phone: (970) 586-5876
Fax: (970) 591-0007

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