•••••••PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING••••••
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ EACH ARTISTS' AUCTION'S DETAILS FOR:
• SHIPPING PARAMETERS
• LOST ITEM PARAMETERS
• ENTITY TO WHICH DONATION SHOULD BE MADE TO FOR PROOF OF WINNING BID
WEEK 1 & 2: ART AUCTION – from 10/1 through 10/14
Each ARTIST'S AUCTION will post for 14 days until their auction ends at midnight PST (two weeks from when their post went live).
Example: SHIRLEY NG-BENITEZ’s ARTIST AUCTION opens on 10/1/20, and after the full day of 10/14 occurs, the auction will end at midnight 10/14 PST. (right after 11:59pm turns to 12:00 midnight).
How does bidding work?
Each contributing artist has set the starting bid. When their auction goes live, a viewer can bid on the item by stating the amount they are bidding for the piece. (If the starting bid is $20, then the first bidder will bid $20). If a different viewer wishes to outbid the current highest bid, they will need to TAG the Instagram account of the current high bid (to alert that they have been outbid), and input a new higher bid. (Increments of $10 will define the next bid). In this example, the next bidder will bid $30.
THE WINNING BID: Once a winner is determined (upon close of auction), the winner will be contacted by either IG direct message, or directly on the ARTIST AUCTION post, and receive further communication on how to claim their win. Before any action from the artist or Shirley (@AWEtober representative), the winning bidder must provide PROOF OF DONATION to the ENTITIES & ORGANIZATIONS LISTED IN THE ARTIST AUCTION POST by emailing the proof receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shirley will forward the email to the artist, and we will then confirm the winning bid. Once confirmed, the artist will fulfill the shipping process of the artwork. PLEASE submit your donation to the entity within 24 hours of announcement of the winning bid at close of auction on the Instagram post to claim the winning artwork.
IN CASE OF A TIE: I am asking all artists to watch their auctions so that there are no two bidders that have the same bid. PLEASE HELP US IN THIS ENDEAVOR, SO THAT IF YOU ARE THE HIGHEST BIDDER OR SEE AN EQUAL BID, PLEASE CONTACT @AWEtober directly (Direct message on IG), or text Shirley (Shirley Ng-Benitez) at 408.203.2993. If the highest bidder does not provide proof of donation, the next highest bidder will be contacted for their winning bid..and the process is the same.
October 15 – BREAK: An update on $'s raised, winners, and thank you's to all who have participated.