Rules of Sale

NEW! Buy It Now Opportunity at the Artists’ Dinner

Eliminate the risk of losing your favorite Miniature in the random draw with the Buy It Now option. Only the Miniature paintings in the lobby will be available at the Buy It Now price on a first-come, first-served basis, and only during the Artists’ Dinner on Friday, February 7. Buyer must be present. On Saturday, February 8, the remaining Miniatures will be sold by random draw.


Fixed-Price Intent-to-Purchase Draw

The Masters Art Exhibition and Sale opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Ticket buyers and sponsors will each receive a ballot book that has a unique Buyer # registered to their name. The ballot book consists of one ballot for each piece of art. For each artwork you wish to purchase, write your name on the ballot that matches the number on the ballot box next to the artwork, and insert the slip into that box.

Miniatures ballots are in a separate section of the ballot book. These ballots are blue and the item # begins with M.

At the designated times (see below) ballots will be randomly drawn and the names posted. The purchaser confirms the sale by claiming and signing the Bill of Sale from the Gallery Assistant assigned to that artist. The name on the winning ballot must match the name of the person claiming the Bill of Sale. Once confirmed, the Gallery Assistant will write SOLD next to the purchaser’s name.

NOTE: In the event a buyer doesn’t claim the Bill of Sale on time (e.g., the first name drawn for a Miniature misses the 6:50 p.m. deadline and wants to claim the artwork at 6:55 p.m.) they must wait until the draw process concludes to see if the second or third name drawn claims the piece.


HEADS UP!

The Item # on the ballot and the Item # number on the ballot box must match.
The name on the winning ballot must match the name of the person claiming the Bill of Sale.
Art purchases require payment in full the night of the sale. (The artists will thank you.)


TIMELINE FOR BALLOT DRAWINGS

Miniatures in Lobby

6:30 p.m. Purchasers have until 6:30 p.m. to deposit their ballots into the boxes for the Miniatures they wish to purchase. At that time three names will be randomly drawn and posted next to the artwork. The person whose name was drawn first has 20 minutes to claim and sign the bill of sale.

6:50 p.m. If the person whose name was drawn first has not claimed the artwork, that name will be crossed out and the person whose name was drawn second has 10 minutes to claim it.

7:00 p.m. If the person whose name was drawn second has not claimed the artwork, that name will be crossed out and the person whose name was drawn third has 10 minutes to claim it.

7:10 p.m. The Miniatures drawing process concludes. Miniatures that are unclaimed/unsold as of 7:10 p.m. are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Artwork in the George Montgomery Gallery

7:00 p.m. Purchasers interested in artwork in the gallery have until 7:00 p.m. to deposit their ballots into the boxes for the pieces they wish to purchase. At that time three names will be randomly drawn and posted next to the artwork. The person whose name was drawn first has 30 minutes to claim and sign the bill of sale.

7:30 p.m. If the person whose name was drawn first has not claimed the artwork, that name will be crossed out and the person whose name was drawn second has 15 minutes to claim it.

7:45 p.m. If the person whose name was drawn second has not claimed the artwork, that name will be crossed out and the person whose name was drawn third has 10 minutes to claim it.

7:55 p.m. The gallery drawing process concludes. Artwork that is unclaimed/unsold as of 7:55 p.m. is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For bronze sculptures with multiple castings, the work on display goes to the person whose name is drawn first, unless otherwise noted. Additional names will be drawn for the remaining castings.

All artwork remains on display through March 22, 2020. Unsold artwork is available for purchase on a first-come first-served basis for the duration of the exhibition.


PAYING FOR ARTWORK

ALL ART PURCHASES MUST BE PAID IN FULL THE NIGHT OF THE SALE. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Sales tax will be added, when applicable. Cash and checks, which generate more support for the museum, are also accepted.