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MassArt is proud to support student scholarships and individual auction artists through our 2021 MassArt Auction virtual events. Please see the instructions below, which reflect the "Auction Guidelines" that are outlined on pages 8-9 of the 2021 Auction catalog, to participate.
Due to the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team continues to work closely with our artwork transportation partners at Clark Fine Art Services to provide an excellent experience for our buyers. All buyers should have received an email detailing the options available to collect your artwork as well as an artwork collection form for you to fill out.
In the weeks following the Auction, we are offering all buyers the following options:
- Local Boston area pick up from Clark Fine Arts Services - April 26-30, 9AM-3PM
- Complimentary delivery in the Metro Boston, MA area* - May 3-14, based on your geographic region
- Shipment of artwork at the expense of the purchaser - May 17-28
Please know that it may take longer than usual this year to get purchased pieces into the hands of buyers due to the extenuating circumstances we are currently facing. Thank you in advance for your patience.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.879.7014 with any questions you may have.
Again, thank you so much for your support of MassArt students and our greater community of artists.
Purchasing Your Artwork
Over 300 works of art in a range of media from emerging to established artists were featured in the 2021 MassArt Auction.
All artwork purchases are subject to Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a sales tax exemption certificate.
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.
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. Your gift of any amount will help MassArt remain affordable and accessible. We encourage our guests to consider participating in Raise Your Paddle at the end of the Live Auction or making their gift online by visiting massartauction.org/give.