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Did You Know. . . Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden - and so is the Bemis Center's Silent Auction

Did you know. . .

. . .the bid is silent but the benefits are loud and clear? When you purchase a piece of art from our Silent Auction, you are practically shouting that you support exceptional talent. And that's not just because the art in the Silent Auction is exceptional - it's because all proceeds go to the Bemis Center's Sustaining Fund, which directly supports our Artists-in-Residence.

Did you know. . .

. . .that with close to 200 works in the Silent Auction you can find just about any kind of art you love? Paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and so much more in every size - there's bound to be something for everyone.

Did you know. . .

. . .that the best way to get ready for the Silent Auction is to plan your bid strategy? Visit the Preview Exhibition to scout for your favorites and make a wish list. When the Auction opens on November 17, you are ready to bid successfully!

Did you know. . .

. . .there are a few good tricks to insure a successful silent bid? Make sure to write your bid number clearly. Write each new bid directly underneath the previous bid. Increase your bid according to the set bid increments. otherwise your bid will be invalid. Check on your bids periodically. And don't forget to be in the Gallery during that last exciting countdown!

Did you know. . .

. . .there is an informal "Silent Bid Etiquette?" Please don't hover near the art you're bidding on. That might discourage other interested bidders. Remember, this is for charity-the more bids, the more funding goes toward our Artists-in-Residence. Plus, the prices are so great, even if you bid high, you're still getting a deal. Also remember that if you are the highest bidder on more than one item, you are expected to honor all your bids. But that just means more extraordinary art work to take home!

Did You Know... Stats at the 9th Annual Art Auction

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791
E-mail: info@bemiscenter.org