Presidential Art and Rock Music Memorabilia Up for Bid During Carter Center Benefit Auction

ATLANTA — An original painting by President Jimmy Carter, guitars autographed by Bonnie Raitt and Jeff Beck, and memorabilia commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama are among more than 150 items to be auctioned on June 24 to benefit The Carter Center.

Proceeds will support the Center's work to advance peace and health in the U.S. and across the globe. Last year's auction raised $4.4 million for the Center’s global mission.

The auction will be part of Carter Center Weekend, a retreat for Center supporters June 21-25 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Live and silent auction catalogs, as well as instructions for bidding by fax or proxy, can be found here.

Bidders will have the chance to win an Atlanta Braves experience for four where they'll attend a 2023 regular-season Braves home game and receive a valet parking pass, unlimited food and beverages, a $1,000 gift card, a stay at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, and a framed photograph of then-Governor Jimmy Carter and Braves legend Hank Aaron.

Auction-goers can also bid on guitars autographed by Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, the Zac Brown Band, the Moody Blues, and the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck.

Additional noteworthy items include:

  • A striking bronze bust of President Carter.
  • His-and-hers bathrobes with “James Carter” and “Rosalynn Carter” embroidered on them. The lot also includes two hand towels, one with “R.C.” embroidered on it.
  • A President Carter inaugural collage, which includes a photograph of President and Mrs. Carter walking in the inaugural parade, an inaugural invitation signed by both, and a copy of the president’s oath of office that he has signed.
  • Fly-fishing memorabilia that includes two fly-fishing rods with “Jimmy Carter” printed on the handle.
  • An incredible hand-turned wooden bowl by Mike Snegg made from Norfolk Island pine from Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Vacations to Hawaii, France, San Francisco, and Martha’s Vineyard.
  • A pencil sketch of President Carter by Ken Garot.

Photos available upon request. 

Carter Center Weekend auctions support activities of The Carter Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 

Related Resources 

2023 Carter Weekend Live Auction Catalog »

2023 Carter Weekend Silent Auction Catalog »

2023 Online Store »

Contact: Dianne Bryant,

The Carter Center
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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.