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How to Participate in the MassArt Auction

    Artwork Pick-Up/Delivery

    Live Auction art by Clint BaclawskiCongratulations to all those who won and purchased artwork! Our team continues to work closely with our artwork transportation partner, Clark Fine Art Services, to provide an excellent experience for our buyers. We plan to offer all buyers the options of local Boston area pick up, free delivery in the Metro Boston, MA area* or shipment of artwork at the expense of the purchaser during the weeks after the Auction. Once their artwork invoice is paid, we will be in touch with buyers directly with more information— thank you in advance for your patience as we work to get all of the artwork to its new home! 

    MassArt Auction Buyer Artwork Pick-Up: Monday, April 25, 2022 - Friday, April 29, 2022

    MassArt Auction Artwork Delivery (Metro Boston area ONLY*): Thursday, May 2, 2022 - Friday, May 11, 2022

    MassArt Auction Artwork Shipping: Monday, May 16, 2022 - Friday, May 27, 2022

    *Metro Boston, MA area includes the following: Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Medford, Melrose, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Stoneham, Sudbury, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Winchester, Woburn

    Please contact Fundraising Events Coordinator Olga Batyuk at or 617.879.7014 with any questions you may have. 

    Purchasing Your Artwork

    Sales Tax

    All artwork purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption certificates from other states will be accepted if presented with a business card or on letterhead. Please contact the Fundraising Events team at with questions.

    Raise Your PaddlePayment

    All artwork purchases must be paid for with a credit card via a link in the invoice that buyers will be emailed at the close of the Auction.

    Buyer's Premium

    A buyer’s premium equal to 12% of the winning bid will be applied to each lot sold and will be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. This premium helps to offset the administrative costs of running the MassArt Auction in order to ensure the funds raised through artwork sales go directly to student scholarships and academic programming. A buyer’s premium will not be applied to any pledge(s) made during the Live Auction’s Raise Your Paddle fundraising opportunity. Gifts made through Raise Your Paddle are outright donations and are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    Raise Your Paddle

    Raise Your Paddle is our annual appeal for outright contributions to our student scholarship fund where gifts of any amount will help MassArt remain affordable and accessible. We encourage our guests to consider participating in Raise Your Paddle by making your gift online and learn more about the impact of your gift for motivated MassArt students. We are thrilled to report that this year's Raise Your Paddle portion of the MassArt Auction raised over $115,000 in critical support to help our students CROSS THE FINISH LINE! 

    Raise Your Paddle

    Again, thank you so much for your support of MassArt students and our greater community of artists!