Baths Art Auction- Call For Submissions

Posted: 26th Jan. 2011 By Govanhill Baths

The Baths Auction a Govanhill Baths charity event Thursday, March 17th - Saturday 19th, 2011

The Baths Auction is a three day charity even taking place inside the Govanhill Baths to raise funds and awareness in support of the campaign to restore the building. The auction will take place in two parts beginning with a silent auction of work gathered from an open call, and culminating in a live auction of the most desired of these works alongside art from invited well established artists.

Call for Artists deadline for applications: February 5th, 2011

The Baths Auction is seeking a number of works for a three day charity
event taking place inside the historic Govanhill Baths from March 17th
- 19th, 2011. Proceeds of the auction will support the Govanhill Baths
Community Trust and its campaign to restore the building to public
use. Artists will have the option of a full (100% of proceeds to
charity) or partial (50% to charity 50% back to artist) donation of
their works.

Auction Format

The auction will take place in two parts: first, a three day
exhibition and silent auction, and secondly, a live auction on the
evening of the 19th. All accepted works will be for sale in the silent
auction with a starting bid of £20. All following bids must be made in
£10 increments or more. Fully donated works (100% to charity) will be
marked as such at the exhibition. A selection of the most sought after
works from the silent auction will move on to the live auction to be
sold alongside works from invited well-established artists.


In accordance with the Govanhill Baths Community Trust's primary aims
of benefiting the local area, one third of exhibited work at the
Bath's auction will be selected from applicants within the Govanhill
community. The remaining two thirds are open to all artists working in
any auctionable media. All accepted work must be delivered to the
Govanhill Baths Community Trust office by March 1st and be ready to
display upon delivery.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via e-mail to
and must include the following: - your name and contact information. Please also include a note as to
whether you are a member of the Govanhill community or not. If so,
please briefly tell us in what way. - images (.jpgs under 1MB each) of up to 5 works. - title of work(s), media, dimensions, year, file name of
corresponding image, and whether you wish to fully donate the piece or
make a partial donation. - (optional) maximum 250 word c.v. or bio.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications
in February. An online catalog of accepted works will be created
shortly after notification.

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