The Cat Guardians New Hope Art Auction is fast approaching. Talented local artists, including a number of works from members of the Naperville Art League, have donated items for this year’s auction. All proceeds will go toward helping kitties at Cat Guardians No Kill Cat Shelter. Thank you for your continued support!
We are very excited this year to have our bidding online using a platform called 32Auctions. We think this will streamline the bidding process and make it easier for bidders to track the bidding and for winning bidders to choose their method of payment. More information on that below!
This is the first time since 2020 that we will be able to gather in person again. Please join us at the Naperville Fine Arts Center gallery on Saturday January 7th for our Open House and hospitality from 11AM – 3:00PM. Bidding ends at @ 2:00PM. Please plan on joining us as artwork is best appreciated in person, as is the company of our many talented and generous supporters. We look forward to seeing you in January!
- We are uploading artwork to the auction site now. You can preview items at Art Auction Preview
- All bidding will be on-line at 32 Auctions. On-line bidding opens Jan 3rd at 5 pm and closes on Jan 7th at 2 pm.
- You can also view artwork in person at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery, 508 North Center Street, Naperville IL from [insert dates and times.]
- Be sure to bring your smartphone to the Open House! We will post a QR code with each piece of art. You can use your phone to bid on art until the bidding closes at 2 pm.
- We will announce the winners at the Gallery immediately after the bidding closes. Winners who are not present will be contacted by e-mail.
Information about bidding, payment and picking up your artwork (if you are the winning bidder):
- You will need to create an account at 32auctions.com to access the Cat Guardians auction site.
- Bidders do not need to submit credit card/paypal info to bid, and they are not automatically charged if they win the bid. Instead, once the auction is complete, “invoices” will be created for the winning bidders.
- Winning bidders can pay in cash on January 7th in the gallery, or we will email the invoice to them with a link for them to pay online through the Cat Guardians’ PayPal account (you can use a credit card on PayPal even if you do not have your own PayPal account).
- Art can be collected at the gallery on January 7th. If you live in the Chicago area, we can arrange to deliver your artwork. If you live outside the Chicago area, then you will need to arrange shipping with us and pay any shipping costs.
Here’s a sample of some of the art available at this year’s auction. Check out our auction site for the complete auction catalog!