HUSH HUSH FAQS
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WILL I BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ARTWORK BEFORE THE EVENING?
The Artwork will be available to view online through www.joelprincestarlightfund.com, prior to the evening (tba) and will be displayed on the night of the event. All postcards will be A6 size (measure 148mm x 105mm) and will be signed on the back by the artist. A list of the contributors’ names will be circulated before the sale and the works will remain anonymous until the auction has ended so that all the artwork stays on a level playing field.
HOW WILL THE AUCTION WORK ON THE NIGHT?
All of the artworks are sold by silent (but public) bids during the evening. Each Bidding sheet is displayed alongside its artwork so that everyone can see how much more they need to bid in order to win their chosen artwork – starting bids will start at £20 and must be in minimum £2 increments. There is no limit on how many bids each artwork can receive or how many each bidder can make, so if someone is outbid, they can feel free to increase their bid to outbid their opponent. Bidding on the art will commence at the beginning of the evening (6pm) and will close at 10pm. The auction winners will be announced at 11pm. Payments will be taken either by cash or via card payment. The Auction Winners can collect their artworks as they leave.
WHAT CONTRIBUTION GOES TO THE CHARITY?
85% of the proceeds raised by the sale of each of the art will go to Joel Prince Starlight Fund with the other 15% being offered back to the artist as an acknowledgement of their contribution/ time and effort.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND AND WANT A REFUND?
We regret that we cannot exchange art work or give refunds for purchased art. Once the artist has been revealed, the art is yours to keep!
HOW WILL I KNOW IF
MY POSTCARD IS AUTHENTIC?
A Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) will also be provided with the postcard which will be completed and signed by the Artist.
CAN I MAKE MY DONATIONS BY CARD AND CASH?
Card, cash and cheque payments will be accepted at the event. Your generosity is what will make this event a great success! Cheques should be made payable to Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group referencing Joel Prince Starlight Fund on the back of the cheque.
CAN I PURCHASE ARTWORK WITHOUT BEING AT THE EVENT?
WILL OTHERS KNOW WHAT I PAID FOR MY ARTWORK?
WHAT HAPPENS TO SOLD AND UNSOLD ARTWORK?
The artist will be contacted by email if their art is sold and will be told the amount it raised.
Unsold Art work becomes the property of Joel Prince Starlight Fund and we hope to continue to sell the work online for at least six months after the end of the exhibition. We reserve the right to return unsold works after this period.
The artwork will be available to view on the Hush Hush Gallery page on Joel Prince Starlight Fund website from 8th February. However, only those attending the event will be able to purchase an artwork. Any unsold artwork will remain ‘hush hush’ and continue to be displayed on the website where there will be another chance to purchase an artwork at a later date.
Only those on the night will know if they have bidded as well. We will not publicise the winning bid amounts for each artwork on the website, but the week after the auction all artworks will be viewable on the website gallery and will include the artists' names, so everyone can see all the artists that contributed alongside their art.