We hope Symposium attendees will participate in this year’s Silent Auction, which takes place during the closing reception at Manchester School of Art. All Symposium participants, including participants from all passes, instructors and volunteers, are invited to donate a sketch to be auctioned. All proceeds go towards Symposium expenses and 2017 Symposium scholarships.
Silent Auctions are fun! All you have to do is browse the sketches being offered and write down your bid for any sketches that interest you. Bidding usually starts at around $20 USD, and go up in increments of $5. At the end of the auction, whoever has the highest bid for a sketch wins that item. We will be able to accept cash (GBP and USD) and credit cards.
For those interested in donating a sketch, be sure to create it on loose paper, and turn it in at the Closing Reception by 19:00 on Saturday, July 30, which is when the reception starts at the Manchester School of Art. Volunteers will set up the silent auction, which will begin at 20:00 and last for one hour! When time is up, we will collect payments and those with the highest bids will collect their sketches.
The Silent Auction gives you a chance to take home an original sketch (or sketches!) by a fellow sketcher. You’ll have a memento of your trip and an opportunity to help Urban Sketchers.