Art auction to support Belarusian political prisoners extended: INVITATION to participate remotely
The auction will take place on 13-20 December, 2021.
On 9 December, 2021, the live auction to support Belarusian political prisoners and their families took place in Vilnius. 35 art works for nearly 12.000 Eur have been sold. Most of this amount (with deducted honoraria for authors and taxes) will be used to support Belarusian political prisoners and their families.
In total, 70 works have been dedicated by authors to this initiative: therefore, organizers kindly invite all art lovers, who weren’t able to participate in a live event, to participate in an internet auction remotely.
How does it work?
The internet auction takes place from December 13th until Monday, December 20th, 23:59 (EET).
Participants are invited to submit their bid for selected artwork via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The participant who proposed a lower bid will be informed and provided an opportunity to propose a higher bid.
In the case of multiple bids of the same price, the work will be sold to the first bid.
The organizers are not responsible if a participant of the auction is not reachable via email.
The participant, who offered the highest price, will be invited to make a bank transfer to the account of the Gallery of the Artists’ Union. When payment is received, buyers will be contacted regarding the pick up of the purchase. Please note that delivery and transportation costs are not included in the price.
Important: When sending a bid, it is required to indicate the number of the art work in the subject line of the email.
All information (in Lithuanian) and list of art works available here:
Office of Petras Auštrevičius, MEP (Renew Europe Political Group) and the Lithuanian Artists' Association.
Patrons of the initiative:
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader in the democratic opposition of Belarus
Use of donations
70 percent of each sold work, after deduction of taxes, will be donated to the organization, supporting Belarusian political prisoners and their families. 30 percent will be paid to the author of the artwork.