Spotlight Auction

$39,160 Raised in total!

*** The 2022 Spotlight Auction is now over - $39,160 was raised for SAQA exhibitions and programs. Thank you to our bidders and artists for the most successful Spotlight Auction ever!


The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the 2022 SAQA Virtual Conference (April 29- May 7, 2022). You do NOT have to attend the conference or even be a SAQA member to participate - bidding is open to everyone. All proceeds will help support SAQA programs.

A record-setting 328 pieces of artwork are available for bidding. Each piece is mounted on an 8" x 10" mat with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and placed in a clear cellophane sleeve. PLEASE read the Spotlight Auction FAQs first!

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How the Auction Bidding Works

The opening bid for each piece is $20 with $5 bidding increments. Pieces will be divided up into five different tables, each with a different ending time between 4pm and 6pm on Saturday May 7 (all times EDT).

Spotlight auction pieces start low and the highest bidder at the end of the auction wins! Shipping costs for buyers will be calculated at the end of the auction. Please note that additional taxes and duties may apply to non-US addresses.

    Shipping to US addresses - $15 USD for up to 5 pieces 
    Shipping outside US - $30 USD for up to 5 pieces

If you still have questions, refer to the Spotlight Auction FAQs or contact us at

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