FASA Benefit Auction
!!! New Auction Format !!!
The Folk Art Society is planning an ONLINE AUCTION for one month prior to the Memphis Auction. Photographs and descriptions of the objects will be uploaded to the online auction Website as received, and bids will be taken until 12 midnight, November 1, 2015. These bids will become the starting bids at the live and silent auctions, and if no higher bid is reached, the online bidder will be successful. Online bidders will also have the ability to submit absentee bids.
This new format will give more bidders a chance at auction items even if they are not present at the live auction. In order for this new format to be successful, we need commitments for donations of art objects earlier than usual. If you would like your donated object to be considered for the online auction, please let us know the details of the object (including a digital photograph) to reach us no later than September 15, 2015.
If you do not wish to mail your donation before the conference, bring one, two or more “suitcase-size” art works to the conference, and these objects will be placed in the silent or live auction on Saturday, November 7 at the Peabody Memphis Hotel. The same requests apply as in the past [see below]. Please send information about your objects, including artist’s name, home town, medium and size.
***Please note: If you are planning to mail your items, please send them by UPS, FedEx or US Postal Service to the attention of Carol Crown, 54 Cherry Lane, Memphis, TN 38117, between August 15 and September 5. Please include the above information (artist’s name, home town, medium, size) for each object. Please call Randall Lott, 678-640-5481, if you have any questions about the auction.***
The list of donors will appear in a subsequent issue of the Folk Art Messenger. These donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and each donor will receive a Gift-in-Kind receipt.
Note: A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Herbert W. Hemphill Jr. Memorial Art Fund, which purchases an art work or restoration of art 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.