Art Auction & Party
Preview Gallery
Absentee/Proxy Bids
Rules for Bidding
Host Committee
Map + Directions


+ How to Bid
+ Section Closing Protocol
+ Live Auction
+ Artwork Removal
+ Absentee/Proxy Bidding
+ Methods of Payment
+ Artwork Pickup & Delivery
+ The Fine Print
Rules for Bidding


The Silent Auction runs from 7 to 10 pm on Saturday, February 21.
First section closes at 8:30 pm. Section closing times:
8:30pm, 9:15pm, and 10:00pm


How to Bid:
Simply write your FULL NAME and PHONE # with your BID AMOUNT on the bid sheet located next to each artwork. The value of each artwork will be listed on the bid sheet along with the opening bid amount and bid increment. These vary from work to work so please pay attention.


You must bid in appropriate bid increments, which will be EQUAL TO or GREATER THAN the bid increment listed on the bid sheet. Incorrect bid increments will be considered invalid. Should you bid with an invalid increment, a Bid Monitor will cross out the incorrect bid and the active bid will be the last correct bid increment on the bid sheet.


A bid will also be considered invalid if it is unclear who has placed the bid, so please be sure to bid with your FULL NAME and PHONE #. Bid monitors will be available to answer any questions.

Section Closing Protocol:
When the emcee closes the section, all bidding must stop.


Bid monitors will circle the winning bid and remove the white (top) copy of the bid sheet and take it to the Check Out Table.


If the last bid is an incorrect bid increment, that bidder will be given the option to increase their bid to meet the minimum bid increment required. Should that person not wish to raise their bid, the Win will go to the last bidder with a valid bid increment.


The winning bidder should remove the yellow copy of the bid sheet after the section closes and take it to the Check Out Table. If you win more than one piece, take all of the yellow bid sheets with you to Check Out.


Do NOT take your artwork with you to check out. The pink copy of the bid sheet must remain on the wall.


There is always a long line at Check Out at the end of the evening. Should you win a bid early in the evening and do not plan to bid on any other works, it will expedite your exit, to pay for your work before the 10pm final close out.

Live Auction:
Bid Monitors are closely watching the bidding, should it become apparent that 2 bidders are in a bidding war over a particular piece, the Bid Monitor will ask the bidders if they wish to continue bidding at the close of the section. The bid monitor will facilitate a LIVE AUCTION between the interested bidders with each bidder having a turn until a winner is determined.


Live Auction bid offs are done in the spirit of philanthropy. The results benefit both ART PAPERS and the artist in the bid off. Should you lose the live auction, ART PAPERS is happy to put you in contact with the artist or gallery.

Artworks that Do Not Reach a Minimum Bid at Section Close:
In the event that an artwork does not meet its minimum bid when its section closes, the work will remain open for bidding until 10 pm.

Artwork Removal:
Artwork should REMAIN ON THE WALL until paid for and you are ready to exit the building.


You will be asked to show a receipt for your artwork before you exit the building.

Absentee/Proxy Bidding:
Should you need to leave the Auction before the end and still wish to participate, you can fill out an Absentee Bid Form at the Absentee Bid Table. We also provide Proxy Bidding should you wish an agent of ART PAPERS to bid on your behalf during the Auction.


You will be asked to provide credit card information. If you are the winner, your card will be charged automatically. You will be notified that you are the winner on Sunday, February 22 and can pick up your work that day between noon and 5pm.


Should you be unable to attend the auction you may place an Absentee Bid by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 20. Please visit our Online Preview Gallery to place your bid.

Methods of Payment:
Accepted forms of payment for artwork purchases include: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. 8% sales tax will be added to all artwork sales.

Artwork Pickup and Delivery:
Once paid for, you may hand-carry your artwork from the event facility. Our sponsor, Navis Pack & Ship can assist you with wrapping your work for carryout.


You may also return on Sunday, February 22 between noon and 5pm to pay for and pick up your artwork.


Navis Pack & Ship will be available to assist with packing your work and you can work with them directly to arrange for delivery of your work (delivery fees may apply and will be negotiated directly by Navis Pack & Ship).

The Fine Print:
All sales are final and non-negotiable.


All works are sold "as is" and no warranty is given or implied.


Only the amount paid in excess of the fair market value of the work noted on the bid sheet can be considered a charitable donation.


Any disputes will be settled by either the Executive Director or Board President of ART PAPERS.

ART PAPERS 16th Annual Art Auction
Collector's Preview: Friday, Feb 20, 7-9 pm
Auction & Party: Saturday, Feb 21, 7-10 pm

at Bobo Intriguing Objects
1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW Atlanta