FASA Benefit Auction
The annual Folk Art Society benefit auction will be held in honor of folk artist Vollis Simpson. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Project in Wilson, N.C. Also, a portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Herbert W. Hemphill Jr. Memorial Art Fund, which purchases or restores an art work each year for donation to a museum or university. This is the Folk Art Society’s only fund-raising event each year; its success depends on your generous contributions and participation.
The 5th annual online auction will be held for four weeks prior to the live auction event, which will take place during the conference at the Marriott City Center Hotel. The online auction will commence at midnight EDT on August 28, 2013, closing at midnight EDT on September 28, 2013. High bids from the online auction become opening bids for the live event. The online auction can be accessed starting on August 15th and we will provide the link then. A Bidding-For-Good User ID and password are required before you can donate items to the auction or bid on those items that have been donated.
Donating items to the auction could not be easier. Once you are logged into the FASA online auction site, click the Donate Items link and follow the step-by-step instructions for registering your item donation. You will need digital photos as well as the pertinent information (artist, title, dimensions, medium and estimated value) for each item prior to starting the process. Once registered, your donation will appear in the online auction site. You then either ship the items as noted below or bring the items with you to the conference and turn them in at registration.
The Folk Art Society will not accept donated objects with a reserve or minimum bid, and all donated objects will be sold regardless of price achieved. The Folk Art Society does not guarantee that the auction sale price will meet donor expectations or suggested price range. The list of donors will appear in a subsequent issue of the Folk Art Messenger. Each donor will receive a receipt for the auction selling prices.
Auction Item Shipping to Richmond
If you are planning to mail your items, regardless of size, please send them by UPS, FedEx or US Postal Service to the attention of Ann Oppenhimer, 4108 Cambridge Road, Richmond, VA 23221, between August 10-28. Please call Ann Oppenhimer, at 804-355-6709, if you have any questions about the shipping or email: email@example.com.
Package Handling - After the Auction
A packer and shipper will be available at the hotel to handle your purchases immediately following the auction. All auction items must be picked up at the conclusion of the auction, and the Folk Art Society assumes no responsibility for them. Online successful bidders’ items will be shipped by UPS two weeks after the auction is complete.
For those attending only the auction/dinner and no other conference event, the registration fee will be waived.
Cards and brochures for FASA member-dealers may be displayed at the registration tables by request. Such information received before September 15 will be placed in the conference packets. Brochures from other non-profit organizations and museums also are welcomed. Please send at least 150 copies to Co-Chairmen William and Ann Oppenhimer, 4108 Cambridge Road. Richmond, VA 23221.