Spotlight Auction

$30,640 Raised in total!

*** The 2021 Spotlight Auction is now over - $30,640 was raised for SAQA exhibitions and programs. Thank you to our bidders and artists for the most successful Spotlight Auction ever!


This year, the Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the Oceans Apart Connected by Art Virtual Conference (April 15-25, 2021). You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate - bidding is online and open to everyone. All proceeds will help support SAQA programs.

Over 270 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. Note that the digital image may vary slightly from the actual artwork.

The Spotlight Auction will be taking place on the Handbid bidding platform. If you are not familiar with Handbid, please read the FAQs first.

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How the Auction Bidding Works

Unlike the Benefit Auction, Spotlight auction pieces start low and the highest bidder at the end of the auction wins! We will again be using Handbid as the auction platform.

The auction will open for bidding for all pieces on Thursday, April 15 at 2pm EDT. The opening bid for each piece is $20 with $5 bidding increments. Pieces will be divided up in 4 different sections, each with a different ending time on Sunday April 25 - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm (all times EDT).

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Spotlight Auction 

Below are the auction pieces we have received for the Spotlight Auction (view larger view). You can also view them on Handbid.

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