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AUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART BY LIVING ARTISTS

Submissions Now Open For March/April Auction

Submission Deadline is 21st March at midnight   

Dear Artists,

Welcome to the Chinwe Russell "Contemporary Living Artists Auctions" submisssion page.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS IN FULL.

We are pleased to announce that our March/April auction 2024 will open on 28th March with the grand Final countdown on 14th April  as a "timed Sale" 

The auction will take place on https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/8863/chinwe-russell-auctions/

This MARCH/APRIL auction is targeted to the American art collectors who primarily use the above auction platform. 

For this upcoming auction, we are actively seeking high-quality original artworks encompassing a diverse range of styles and subjects. We are particularly interested in artists whose works exude a distinct and unique quality.

Artists from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their original , encompassing all visual arts media, excluding digital art and photography.

If you're keen on having your original artworks considered for this forthcoming auctions, please proceed to submit your work(s) below. (CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUSLY SOLD WORKS )

Reserve Price

Artists set their own reserve prices. However, we encourage you to be realistic. If your reserve price is too high, no one will bid on your work.  We encourage you to submit work of various sizes and various prices to maximize your selling opportunity. 

Submission Guidelines:

Submission is free. However, selected artworks will incur a participation fee of £8 per piece. If you are selected, you need to pay this before the auction takes place. You can submit a maximum of 10 original artworks for consideration. Ensure that all fields in the application form are meticulously completed, ideally from a desktop for a seamless experience.

Withdrawal of Work:

Before the auction goes live, we will send confirmation emails to all artists to verify the continued availability of their artworks for sale. Once the auction catalogue is published, withdrawal of your work is not permissible. Any withdrawal post-catalogue publication will result in blacklisting due to the time and costs associated with catalogue preparation.

Should you foresee any reason necessitating the withdrawal of your work, please inform us well in advance, preferably before the auction catalogue is published.

Auction Formats:

The  auction is a "Timed Sale" as this will give a lot of collectors the opportunity to see the catalogue and ask us any questions.  The January auction will take place on https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/8863/chinwe-russell-auctions/

The auction will run over 3 weekends.

.Artists whose works are selected will be duly notified once their work has been accepted.

Importantly, there is no requirement to physically send your artworks to us; high-quality images will suffice.

Artwork Criteria:

Only original artworks will be considered. All submitted works must be available for sale on the day of the auction. Artists have the autonomy to set their reserve prices; however, we encourage a realistic approach, considering buyers seeking affordable yet exceptional art.

Image Requirements:

High-quality JPEG images are imperative for successful representation. Please submit three images per artwork: the full work, the back of the work, and an image depicting the work in your studio or hanging on a wall for scale.

Auction Dynamics:

This auction is competitive so there is a need to price your work competitively. In the case of Timed Sales, all works will be on a countdown until the end of the auction.

Shipping and Payment:

Upon a successful sale, we  will collect payment, including the shipping cost, from the buyer. The buyer's address will be released to you for shipping arrangements. Prompt shipping is expected, utilizing adequate protective packaging and a tracked shipping service. 

Shipping Cost: You can run a shipping quote online with the dimensions of your parcel. I use www.parcel2go.com

Payment to You:

Payments for all works will be processed as soon as the buyer cofirms receipt of the work in good condition.This will include the proceeds from sale and the shipping cost.  We will transfer the proceeds to your bank account or PayPal, deducting a 30% commission and any transfer fees for artists outside the UK.

Our Commission is 30% on the final sale value. 

Auction Results:

A comprehensive report detailing the final auction results will be communicated a day or two after the event.

Submission: You can submit up to 10 artworks.

Marketing:

Liveauctioneers.com is a huge market place with millions registered users. In addition to that, we run a series of newsletters, continues social media posts, regular blog articles, social media paid advertising and more to promote the auction. Artists are also encouraged to share their participation with their network. be 

By submitting your work, you confirm that you have thoroughly read and agree with the auction terms outlined above by Chinwe Russell Auctions. Please complete a separate form for each artwork. Your submission implies consent for us to use your image to promote your participation in the auction and to advertise the event before, during, and after it.

For any queries, please contact cr@chinwerussell.com or call +447572668922.

We look forward to receiving submissions for up to 10 works.

 

Best of luck at the auction.

Chinwe Russell Curator

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