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About Our Auction
The purpose of the auction is to raise money to support Conroe Art League's Student Show on Saturday, May 9, 2020 where selected Montgomery County ,TX, high school seniors will receive financial awards based on artworks selected by a judge or judges. In 2019, over $6,000 was awarded to selected student recipients.
The auction is a three-step process:
1. The Online auction begins January 13, 2020 and closes on February 26, 2020. The artwork in the auction are original works created by Conroe Art League member artists. The opening bid on any artwork is $30.00, and the bid increment is $5.00. All artworks, except the Select 12, have a "buy now" feature of $200. (Online bidding is allowed on the Select 12, and bidding will culminate at a live auction [see item 3 for details]);
2. Once the online bidding closes, a silent auction will continue at the ART12 event on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM, at the Conroe Art League gallery at 127 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX. All artworks for which the "buy now" feature was not exercised and the Select 12 will participate in the silent bidding. A bid sheet will be placed with each 12X12 artwork in the gallery, and guests may bid on an artwork by entering a bid on the bid sheet.
3. The ART12 auction will culminate with a "live" auction of the Select 12. From all the 12X12 artworks created by Conroe Art League artists for the auction, an independent judge will have selected 12 of the most outstanding artworks as the Select 12. Auctioneer Lyn Howard will conduct the live auction.
The last bid, whether online, silent, or live auction, on a 12X12 artwork is considered final, and payment is required at the reception. Payment may be made by credit card, check, or cash, and cash payment is only in the exact amount of the winning bid: no change will be made and no coins excepted.
Whether you are the high bidder or not for any artwork, or even if you choose not to bid, the online bidding process allows for a "Donation", and you may show your appreciation for the artworks, the Conroe Art League, and provide financial support for the Student Show on May 29, 2020, by making an online donation.
The fundraising goal for the auction is $10,000.
About Conroe Art League
Conroe Art League is a nonprofit organization of vibrant artists and art lovers. The art league began in 1963 with seven local artists and has grown to over 300 members. Art education is a top priority for CAL and classes are offered in a variety of mediums. We offer monthly shows featuring the work of our members. In addition to the shows, the League holds competitions throughout the year. CAL is active in the community, participating in numerous outreach programs.
For more great information about Conroe Art League and the City of Conroe, click the link below to view a brand new video.
Conroe Art League is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, and the league is funded in part of grants from the Texas Commission on Arts, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and National Endowment of the Arts. arts.gov
Live Event Information
The Conroe Art League's ART12 Auction will move from an online auction to a live auction on February 29, 2020 from 5 to 8 PM at the Conroe Art League gallery located at 127 Simonton St., Conroe, TX, 77301. (Telephone number: 936.756.9572) There will be silent bidding at the gallery until 7:30 PM when an auctioneer kicks off a live auction on the Select 12, those works of art determined by an independent judge to be the most outstanding works of 12X12 art created by participating Conroe Art League artists. Don't miss the action and drama of the live auction.