Artists from Sacramento and beyond are encouraged to submit their work to the 2023 Art Auction Season to help support the Crocker Art Museum’s exhibitions and community-building programs and classes. We hope you will be one of these artists! Your contribution to this annual fundraiser directly benefits the thousands of children, families, and adults served by the Museum every year.
Artists may choose to submit artwork to the Art Auction for consideration, donate a work to Big Names, Small Art (BNSA), or both! All entries for Art Auction and BNSA must be submitted online through their respective forms. Art submission forms that are emailed or sent through the mail will not be accepted.
Please read through the submission guidelines and requirements below before submitting. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.
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Artists may submit works for both opportunities. Please prepare the following materials prior to filling out the online forms:
For Art Auction Only:
DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:59 PM PST
Artwork submitted for Art Auction will be reviewed by a panel of Museum staff and other art professionals who will select art for the Silent and Live Auctions. Artists will be notified by the end of March if their artworks have been accepted or declined for the Art Auction.
All artworks that meet BNSA submission requirements will be accepted. BNSA artists will receive additional information after submissions close.
BIG NAMES, SMALL ART (BNSA)
If you have questions about submitting artworks to Art Auction or BNSA, or you need assistance with the submission form, please contact Ariana Young, Development Associate at email@example.com or (916) 808-7843.
You may also contact Ariana if you need to edit a submitted form before the February 28 deadline.
About the 2023 Art Auction Season
The 2023 Art Auction Season is a mix of virtual and in-person events highlighting works of art available for purchase. Money raised during this annual fundraiser supports the Crocker Art Museum’s exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, as well as community-building programs and classes.
The Art Auction consists of the virtual Silent Auction and the in-person Live Auction. Works selected for the Silent and Live auctions are featured in an exhibition that will be on view in the Museum from May 18 – June 4, as well as in the 2023 Art Auction catalogue. Works up to 80 x 40 inches in all media are welcome for these two auctions, and artists may donate 100% of the sale proceeds or choose to keep 50% of the proceeds collected on the sale of the artwork up to 125% of the fair market value, and proceeds that go above that will be considered a donation to the Museum.
BNSA is also a virtual auction that draws a large, global audience of new and season art collectors, but all works must be 12 x 12 inches or smaller and bidding starts at $25 regardless of the work’s fair market value.
The virtual auctions are hosted on the online auction platform Bidsquare. All in-person events take place at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA.