Annual Auction at the 2011 Seattle Conference
Free and Open to the Public
Sheraton Seattle Hotel: Grand Ballroom A & B on the 2nd floor
2009 Live Auction
|Live and Silent Auction Previews
Sheraton Grand Ballroom A
Friday, June 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Grand Ballroom A
First table closes Saturday, June 4, at 5:15 pm (tables continue to close every 15 minutes)
Sheraton Grand Ballroom B
Saturday, June 4, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Click here to View specially selected pieces for this years auction.
The GAS Auction has become one of the highlights of the annual conference. This is an opportunity for everyone to see and purchase the amazing work of our presenters and members and to take home a piece of the conference. In addition to the works displayed during the exciting Silent Auction, approximately 25 pieces will be selected for the Live Auction from works created by GAS 2011 Seattle Presenters
and GAS Board members
—plus several surprise pieces will be chosen from the items donated for the auction by other members of GAS.
Donate to the GAS Auction!
We hope you consider donating a piece of your artwork—or goods or services. Expected to be one of the largest GAS auctions ever with many donors and buyers, this event will also be a great opportunity for exposure of your work. Your donation subsidizes half-price student fees and helps keep all registration fees affordable. GAS is a non-profit organization and donations are therefore tax-deductible under US law. We are counting on your support and generosity. Thank you!
Donating artists have the option of giving 100% to GAS, or to receive 10%, 25% or 40% of the selling price. Your donated work will be on exhibit throughout the conference and acknowledged in the 2011 Glass Art Society Journal.
How to Donate to the Auction:
- Forms: If you are hand-delivering your donation at the conference, complete the donation form at the drop-off area. If you are shipping your piece, fill out the 2011 Silent Auction Shipping & Donation Form prior to the conference and return it to the GAS office. Please also include a copy with your shipped piece.
- Delivery: Artists are encouraged to hand-deliver auction pieces with appropriate packing material for the purchaser. You may drop them off at the Sheraton Aspen room at the following times. Shipping is also an option—see below.
2011 Live Auction Donation Form - Presenters and Board2011 Silent Auction Donation Form
||12 pm – 5 pm
||9 am – 12 pm
||9 am – 12 pm
The GAS Silent Auction is open to all glass artists and suppliers; you do not need to be a member of GAS. All artwork must be original designs. You do not have to attend the conference to donate. In fact, donating work is a great way to support GAS if you are not able to attend!
The Fine Print:
GAS promises to handle your piece(s) with the utmost respect and care, but we are not responsible or liable for breakage, theft, or loss.
Shipping and Delivery for Donations:
Please deliver your work to the conference packed well enough for carryout.
Shipping Artwork to the Conference:
If you cannot hand-deliver your item, you may ship donations (at your own expense). Please insure your package and indicate that it must be signed for. Consider using your membership benefit of shipping discounts with FedEx Office....
Please include one form per donated item in your shipment. To download the shipped artwork form, click here.
Shipped work must be received in Seattle by May 30, 2011.
Please clearly mark your box with "GAS Auction" and ship to:
Attn: “GAS SILENT AUCTION”
After the Auction:
The Silent Auction occurs on the evening of June 4. Shortly after the conference, you will receive a letter including the sale price of your piece, the name and address of the purchaser, and (if applicable) a check. GAS promises to handle your piece(s) with the utmost respect and care, but we are not responsible or liable for breakage, theft, or loss.
Unsold works of art that are not reclaimed by their seller at the end of the auction event become unrestricted property of GAS. GAS shall be entitled in our absolute discretion to exercise disposal of the work as we deem appropriate after this date.
Professional packers and shippers will be on site after the Auction on Saturday evening. All purchases are final and must be paid for and removed from the premises during the evening. Items that are not removed will be shipped at the purchaser's expense. No exchanges or refunds allowed. GAS assumes no responsibility for the shipping of purchases or for those items not picked up immediately after the Goblet Grab or the Auction. Once you have made arrangements with a shipping vendor, GAS cannot, by shipping regulations, intervene on your behalf with the shipper. You must resolve any concerns regarding artwork damaged or lost during shipping by contacting the shipping vendor directly.
GAS is a non-profit organization funded by its own membership.
We are counting on your support.
The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.