Donating Artist Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for considering a donation of artwork to Pilchuck Glass School's Auction Gala! Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions, contact Kiley Branson at kbranson@pilchuck.com

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Fill out the online “Auction Donation Application” form and follow the instructions, then ship/deliver your artwork to Pilchuck.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?

All application forms should be submitted and artwork must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, July 23, 2019 for inclusion.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DONATING?

By donating, you are supporting Pilchuck Glass School, which fosters and educates a worldwide community that explores the creative use of glass in art and design. Your donation, as part of the annual auction, supports campus operations and programs.

As a donating artist, your work will be professionally displayed at this event, where it will be viewed by artists and collectors alike. Your work will also be professionally photographed for the print and online catalog.

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A PHOTO?

No. However, if wish to submit a professional image to be considered for the catalog, you may submit it with your application (instructions detailed in the application form). Otherwise, Pilchuck will professionally photograph all accepted auction donations for catalog use.

WHY DO I NEED TO SHIP MY ART INSTEAD OF JUST SUBMITTING A PHOTO?

We feel that the in-person review, over photography, gives the jury the best opportunity to critique work to the advantage of the artists.

WHERE DO I SHIP MY ART?

Please ship your artwork donation to Pilchuck's Stanwood Campus:

Pilchuck Glass School
Attn: Kiley Branson, Auction
1201 316th Street
Stanwood, WA 98292              

If you receive a tracking number, please forward it to Kiley Branson at kbranson@pilchuck.com so we know it is on the way!

To be eligible for Juror's Choice prizes, please ensure your artwork is shipped with the postmark date on or before Tuesday, July 23. If you are shipping internationally, please email kbranson@pilchuck.com for help choosing the shipping option to ensure your work arrives before the jury date.

WILL PILCHUCK PAY FOR MY SHIPPING?

The cost of shipment is the sole responsibility of the artist.

I’M LOCAL! WHERE CAN I DROP OFF MY ART?

At least 24 hours before dropping off at either location listed below, please contact Kiley Branson (kbranson@pilchuck.com) to make an appointment or to ensure that a Pilchuck staff member will be there to accept your donation!

Option 1: Deliver your work in person to the Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood campus, by appointment only.
[Address: 1201 316th Street, Stanwood]

Option 2: Deliver your work in person to the Pilchuck Seattle Exhibition space (located downtown in Pioneer Square) during business hours, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.
[Address: 240 2nd Avenue South, Suite 100, Seattle]

HOW IS ARTWORK CHOSEN TO BE INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION GALA?

A jury of art professionals uses the following criteria to select and place artwork (live or silent) for the auction:

  • Aesthetic and technical quality
  • Marketability and audience appeal
  • Ensuring a range of price points to accommodate both entry level and experienced collectors

WHAT IS THE "JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD"?

After reviewing the artwork, the jury will recommend pieces that represent this year’s most innovative and quality auction pieces. These selected works will be highlighted in the auction and be awarded prizes.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY PIECE HAS BEEN SELECTED?

We will notify all applicants by mid-August, 2019.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PIECE IS NOT SELECTED BY THE JURY?

If your piece is not selected, you can elect to donate your work to Pilchuck for future fundraising efforts.

We are also happy to arrange for your piece to be shipped back to you, but the cost of shipping is still the sole responsibility of the artist.

WHEN IS THE AUCTION GALA, AND DO I GET TO ATTEND?

Of course! This year’s Auction Gala will be held on Saturday, October 19 at Fremont Studios in Seattle.

  • If you choose to make a 100% donation and not take a commission from the sale of your work, you will receive one complimentary ticket to the event and the option to buy one additional ticket at cost ($100).
  • If you elect to receive a 15% commission, you still have the opportunity to buy up to two tickets at cost ($100/each).


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Please contact Kiley Branson at kbranson@pilchuck.com.