Call to Artists
Hawaii Craftsmen is excited to try a new way to raise some funds to cover our basic operating expenses. We all agreed that the FORMable Feast fundraiser has been successful for us in the past and we want to continue the tradition – BUT we're bringing it to you! We’re going to try out an online silent auction - inFORMable Feast! You can participate in your jammies!
Our goal is to auction off approximately 100 items netting at least $10,000 or 30% of the 2018 operating costs. We will continue our tradition of giving our members the option of a 50/50 split or a 100% donation of the sale of anything they provide for this event. We suggest you provide items with various price points with at least one in the $300 to $500 value range. This has been the price point sweet spot for past FORMable Feasts.
Please set the minimum bid/upset price at a point that does not devalue the art or the artist. Typically this is the wholesale value of the piece; but know if you opt for the 50% donation you will be making 50% of your wholesale price. We are also offering a Buy Now option where we will add 5% to the retail value (provided by donor) and the customer can buy the piece directly and remove it from the silent auction process immediatly.
Hawaii Craftsmen reserves the right to select what items will be part of this event. If you are receiving this invitation and are not an artist please share it with your artist friends; otherwise stand by for the opening of the bids on April 15.
FOR THIS EVENT WE NEED THREE THINGS FROM THE DONORS OF THE ARTWORK
1. Providing 1 - 3 pieces of artwork valued between $50 and $500 at a 50% or 100% donation to Hawaii Craftsmen. Send us 1 to 3 images of each work you are providing for this event. It does not have to be a professional photograph but it does have to show the work in the best way possible. These images are what the buyers will be seeing. We will consider listing a few items over $500.
2. Taking on the responsibility (but not the cost) of delivering or shipping any sold items to their new owners. The buyers will pay for the cost of shipping & handling when they pay for the item.
3. An online auction is new territory for HC but one thing we do know is the power of the internet and social media to get the word out. We will need every participant and every member of HC to make a serious effort to share an invitation and the link to the auction site. We will need eyes on the pages and if everyone pitches in we can do a much better job. We do have a budding social media team who are learning great ways to get the word out and they will be posting content - but we’ll need you to help spread the word by sharing it.
VIRTUAL EVENT TIMELINE
Auction site opens to public for bidding April 15 at 5 pm, SundayAuction closes April 22 at 6pm, SundayAll artworks shipped or delivered to buyers April 30
We look forward to having your support of this dynamic innovative event !
Please click on this link to fill out the donation form: https://goo.gl/forms/MBMh8Vi8D4ZCBwHM2
How to send you image files:
The file type must be PNG, GIF, or JPEG. This means that the file name needs to end with .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg. We don't need large files but if that's all you have send them along.
Please title each image the following way:
For example if Deanna is submitting 2 artworks with 2 photos for one and 1 photo for the second work her images would be titled this way:
Please email as attachments your properly titled images to email@example.com
Please put inFORMable Feast Images in the subject line.
If you have any questions please contact: