What is The Art Sale?
Artists, photographers and creative enthusiasts will be asked to donate one piece of art in whatever medium they wish. The artwork that is donated on paper we ask for it to be no bigger than A3 so we are able to post out.
We ask for each of the artist, photographer or enthusiast to sign their piece of work and provide us with any contact detail and business details that they would like us to use for the sale of their work.
How do I take part?
If you are an artist or photographer and would like to donate your amazing work, please post or drop off your art to Esther Biggs, Weston Hospicecare, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 4YQ. We would please ask for all donations to be given in by Friday 10 September 2021.
A small blurb about yourself attached and any business cards that you would like passed on to your buyer. We will need one for each donation that you send in. We would love to use this event to help local artists share all their work whether an amateur or a pro!
Please also provide contact information so the Weston Hospicecare Team can keep in contact with you!
We would love for you to name your artwork for displaying too! Please could you also provide and price guide for your work.
What will you get out of it?
- Social media acknowledgement
- Website listing
- Logo at the hospice’s hospice care week exhibition
Can I donate more than two piece of artwork?
Yes! We have asked for two pieces but if you would like to donate more we would be thrilled!
Where will the Art Sale take Place?
Once all the donations have been collected, they will be photographed and displayed on our website. Buyers are then given the freedom to look and purchase something that they love at a suggested price from the artist. This year we are also giving the artist change to display their work live through a new exhibition that will be held in the sovereign centre for one week only. Guest will have change to view the painting there and on our website.
Is there a registration fee?
No there will be no fee to enter for the donations of the art. There will be a one off price for anyone buying the artwork.
Is there an age limit for?
We ask for over 16’s to take part in this event.
Will I receive my artwork back?
If you would like us to send any unsold artwork back please provided us with a prepaid envelope and we will make sure this gets back to you after the art sale has finished.
How will I know if my artwork has sold?
A member of the Weston Hospicecare team will be in contact with you and let you know the good news!
How do purchase my favourite artwork?
Once the artwork has been displayed on our website, supporters will be invited to purchase their favourite art directly from the website. When the art sale has finished these will be send out to the lucky new owners.
How long do I have to purchase an item?
The artwork will be on displayed throughout the month of October so payments will be taken straight from purchasing, so get in there quick so not to be disappointed!
How will I receive my artwork that I have purchased?
Once the ‘art sale’ has come to a close, purchased artwork will be posted or collected by the new owner with a blurb and description from the artist.
How does the Weston Hospicecare spend the money raised from this event?
We provide our services free of charge, but only 20% of our £4.2million-a-year running costs are funded by the NHS – leaving us to raise the other £3.3million we need each year.
By taking part in this event your fundraising will make a huge difference to people in Weston and northern Somerset with life-limiting conditions.
I can’t find an answer to my question here, who do I contact?
You can email our Community Fundraiser, Esther Biggs, by clicking here. Or call 01934 423965.