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 $2.1 million in 2016, the Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta, the tenth largest charity wine auction in the U.S., and the number one charity wine auction benefiting the arts. The Wine Auction has generated more than $25 million over the last 24 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 African Art: Building the Collection; Howard Finster: Paradise Garden; and Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915 -1950

Paddle Raise

Raising your paddles has reached a new HIGH!  Join us in celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise

$1,382,000+: 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

110,856: 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!


Victoria Palefsky

Vicki and her husband Howard have been involved in the Wine Auction since they moved to Atlanta from San Francisco in 2006. They are the parents of three grown, married, employed children (!) and one perfect two year old grandson, Baxter Howard James. Vicki has been involved in leadership roles with a variety of non-profits, including Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta History Center and ArtsATL.com.

Alessandra Potts

A fifth generation Texas rancher, Alessandra appreciates tradition, history and preservation. A supporter of the arts, she believes they are key to the development of the community, especially its youth. She is an equestrian and also enjoys tennis and hunting. Alessandra loves to travel, incorporating wine regions, tennis grand slams, and art museums in her plans. She loves a good glass of wine and enjoys meeting other wine enthusiasts at their wine storage business, Vine Vault. Alessandra and her husband Elton have been avid supporters of the High Museum Wine Auction since 2010.