Over the Top! 2017
Thank you for considering an artwork donation to MAWA's Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party!
We could not hold this important fundraiser without support from artists like you.
I AM INTERESTED IN DONATING BUT HAVE SOME QUESTIONS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Please email Alison Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-949-9490. The MAWA office is open Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
DO I NEED TO LET MAWA KNOW IN ADVANCE THAT I AM PLANNING TO DONATE AN ARTWORK?
We’d love to know if you are planning to donate a work because it helps us plan the event. Please email email@example.com or call 204-949-9490 to let us know. However, if you don’t get a chance to tell us in advance it is okay to just come by during our drop off times.
WHERE AND WHEN CAN I DROP OFF MY WORK?
We accept donations at MAWA, 611 Main St. from 10 am – 6pm on the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 20
- Thursday, February 21
- Friday, February 22
- Wednesday, February 27
- Thursday, February 28
- Friday, March 1
We will also be accepting donations:
- 10am – 8:30pm, Wednesday, March 6
- 10am - 5:30pm, Thursday, March 7 - extended drop off
- 10am - 5pm, Friday, March 8 - extended drop off
If we do not receive your artwork by March 8 at 5pm, we may not be able to include your work in the auction. If none of these times work for you, contact MAWA’s office at 204-949-9490.
WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU ACCEPT?
Artists are asked to donate one piece of art in any media.
CAN I DONATE MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK?
No, although MAWA very much appreciates your generosity we are only able to accept one artwork per artist.
DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT ANYTHING WITH MY WORK?
Please fill out a MAWA artist contract and submit it with your artwork. This allows us to keep track of your work, hang or install according to your instructions, and title accordingly. You can fill out a contract at MAWA when you drop off your submission, or you can download a contract here.
DO DONORS RECEIVE A TICKET TO THE EVENT?
Yes, as a token of MAWA’s gratitude you will be given a complimentary ticket when you drop off your work. The ticket has no cash value.
IS THERE A MINIMUM BID?
Yes! Each artist will be able to set a minimum bid on their work, at a level they are comfortable with, from $50 up. We want to ensure that artwork is auctioned for an appropriate value. Wondering how to set your opening bid? Ask yourself at what point you would rather have your work back than see it go for less than a certain price.
CAN I CHOOSE TO RETAIN A PERCENTAGE OF THE SALE PRICE?
Yes! New this year, artists may choose to donate 100% of the sale to MAWA, donate 75% to MAWA and retain 25%, or donate 50% to MAWA and retain 50%. Artists must choose what percentage to donate when dropping off the work and indicate the choice on the artist contract. The percentage cannot be changed once the work has been dropped off. Should the work sell, artists who choose to retain a percentage will be issued a cheque from MAWA that will be mailed to them along with the charitable tax receipt for the donated percentage by the end of April.
I’M NOT A MEMBER OF MAWA. CAN I STILL DONATE ARTWORK?
Yes, MAWA gratefully welcomes donations from members and non-members alike. We soooooo appreciate donations of artwork from artists. We couldn’t do this fundraiser without our valued artist donors.
CAN ONLY WOMEN PARTICIPATE?
No! We welcome all artists to participate in Over the Top! We regret we cannot accept children’s work, but kids are more than welcome to munch on the cupcakes on the day of the auction.
WILL I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT?
Yes! Those artists whose works are sold will receive a charitable tax receipt. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for the amount donated to MAWA from the sale of the artwork.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY WORK DOES NOT SELL?
If your work remains UNSOLD at the end of Over the Top, MAWA staff will attempt to contact you by phone or email the Wednesday – Friday the week following the auction to let you know and ask you to make arrangements to pick up your work. If we do not contact you that means your work sold.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY CHARITABLE TAX RECEIPT?
Charitable tax receipts will be mailed approximately one month after the auction. You should receive yours by the end of April.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY CHEQUE IF I OPT TO RETAIN A PRECENTAGE OF THE SALE?
Cheques will be mailed with the charitable tax receipts approximately one month after the auction. You should receive yours by the end of April.
CAN I MAIL MY ARTWORK DONATION?
Yes, donations can be mailed at the donor’s expense to MAWA, 611 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1. If the work remains unsold at the end of the auction MAWA will arrange for return shipping of the work at the donor’s expense.