Bridging the digital and analog, the 2016 Joint Conference will offer familiar and innovative opportunities to bid and purchase donated items in our Super Market: Curated & Crafted. An onsite silent auction in the Exhibit Hall continues a conference tradition with in-person bidding for items from a variety of sponsors. And for the first time, online buying will be possible at a special Etsy.com site featuring the handmade work of ARLIS/NA and VRA makers. This pilot effort is intended to build conference buzz and extend giving and support 24/7 via Etsy, for conference attendees, those not able to attend, and anyone else interested in supporting our organizations.
As in the past, the proceeds from any sales will be returned to ARLIS/NA and VRA to support travel awards, membership, professional development, and other special endeavors.
Individuals and organizations, local or international, are welcome and encouraged to participate. See below for additional information about the Onsite Silent Auction or the Online Etsy Site.
Donations from vendors, local businesses and donors will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall Thursday March 10, 9am-12pm & 1:30-5pm and Friday March 11, 9am-2pm.
Items may be picked up after the conclusion of the auction on Friday from 2-3:30pm. The bidding form will include information for an option to arrange for flat rate shipping following the conference.
Silent auction items may be shipped prior to the conference or can be delivered in person. The items must be received by March 9.
Handmade items and artwork created by members and friends of ARLIS/NA + VRA are now being offered through March 25, on our conference Etsy site. This site is available 24/7 and open to all! Attendance at the conference is not required to donate or to purchase.
Items sold on Etsy will be shipped by the donor to the purchaser or can be brought to the conference for display and/or pickup.
Handmade items unsold by March 8th may be brought to Seattle for a featured display set up in parallel with Silent Auction items. The Etsy site will continue beyond the Silent Auction until March 25, when all Super Market: Curated & Crafted activity ends.
Still interested in donating your work to the Etsy site? You can do so through March 6th.