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As of March 23 all classes will be taught remotely through the remainder of the semester.

While faculty and staff continue to work remotely, only authorized personnel may access campus facilities. Read the full update.

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Participate Virtually

Thank you for your support of the 31st Annual MassArt Auction, benefitting student scholarships and individual auction artists through a completely virtual event. Please see the instructions below to learn more about the purchase and acquisition your 2020 artwork. 

Your Artwork PURCHASE

Raise Your Paddle

All artwork purchases must be paid for with a credit card via a link in the invoice that buyers were emailed at the close of the Auction or post-sale. Please note that shipping or delivery arrangements will not be made until artwork invoices have been paid in full. 

Sales Tax
There has been no change to this - all artwork purchases are subject to Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a sales tax exemption certificate.

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, which reflects a 2% increase from our Buyer’s Premium rate in past years, 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.

Live Auction art by Clint Baclawski

Artwork Delivery & Shipping

With the close of art sales, we are shifting gears to focus on artwork shipping and delivery. Since April 25, the MassArt Auction team has been working diligently with our Artwork Transportation Sponsor and Partner, Clark Fine Arts Services, to sort through the challenging logistics of getting each piece purchased to its new home. 

Due to the timing of world events, all of the artwork featured in the 2020 MassArt Auction is currently in one of three locations - on the MassArt campus, with a framing partner, or with the artist or gallery.  As such, there are a few different ways in which buyers can expect to receive your 2020 artwork purchases: 


For buyers in the Metro Boston area (defined below), the MassArt Auction offers complimentary delivery of the Auction artwork we are able to deliver. Please note: 

  • Complimentary delivery is available in: 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
  • If you are a New England resident outside of the towns listed in this area, delivery may be available at the buyer’s expense. 
  • The Clark team will follow up with buyers directly to relay the delivery shuttle schedule and/or discuss options for delivery.


For Buyers outside of the Metro Boston area or for artwork that is currently with the artists in a different location, you can expect to receive your Auction artwork through shipment. The following shipping situations are possible: 

  • Shipment from Clark Fine Arts Services: If delivery is not an option due to your location, the artwork will be professionally shipped at the buyer’s expense.  The Clark team will be in touch directly to relay your various options and confirm the best mode of shipment for your artworks. 
  • Shipment directly from the artist: There are some instances where the artwork is unavailable for delivery because the artwork is with the artist outside of Boston. If your artwork is shipping directly from the artist, the MassArt Auction team will be in touch to confirm details and any shipping costs.

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.

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

Raise Your Paddle

We encourage our guests to consider making an outright contribution to our student scholarship fund by visiting

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