Friday, May 30, 2014

Online Auction Guidelines

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Online Auction Guidelines

Thank you for taking part in our online auction.  Your contributions are going to support Art for Refugees in Transition(A.R.T.), a 501c(3) Organization, supported through International Business Students Global (IBSG) and the Anderson School of Management Foundation, also a 501c(3) organization.  Furthermore, you are bidding on custom made, one-of-a-kind art pieces that are part of a growing and popular artistic medium.  Here are some basic instructions, information and guidelines to consider as you engage in the bidding process.

How to bid:
  1. The auction site contains photos, descriptions, and information about the artist and art piece.  These photos are all verified by our organization and authorized for publication by the artist. Feel free to browse through the website, either by artist, title, or by scrolling through each piece’s page. 
  2. The starting bid price will be located at the bottom of the page in the “comments” section.
  3. If you wish to bid, send an email to with the following information:
A. The title of the piece and/or the item number in the subject heading of the message.
B.  In the body of the email, provide us with the following information
Full name:
Mailing Address:
Phone number:
Maximum bid:
Method of Payment (Credit Card -- VISA/Mastercard/AmEx; or Check):

      4. We will verify your bid and post it on the website.  At no time will your personal information be
           published on our site.  DO NOT post your own information on the website.  We will post the    
           information based on the time index of your email submission.

Important information and guidelines:
  1.  Bidding begins May 30th, 2014 6:00pm MST and will officially end June 6th, 2014 6:00pm.
  2. Please be sure to check the website and your specific item for updated information.  If a new bid has been made, you will receive an email with this updated information. Our website is
  3. By sending an email to and by providing bidding information, you have agreed to purchase the product you have bid on should your bid be the maximum bid.  If you are the highest bidder, you are obligated to purchase this product.
  4. Your contribution is considered a 501c(3) tax-exempt contribution.
What to expect if you win a bid:
  1. If you are the winner of the item in question, you will receive an email confirming your winning bid.  At that time, we will arrange for payment.
  2. Your art piece will be sent to you via insured mail (or personal delivery if you are in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and wish for personal delivery).
  3.  Your contribution will also be listed in a forthcoming book that will chronicle the evolution of this project.

Thank you for supporting this project.  Happy bidding!

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