2022 Mystery Masterpiece Auction – acclaimed artist or talented amateur?

Broadway Arts Festival is giving the public the chance to snap up original artwork by internationally renowned and emerging artists for as little as £25!

The festival is showcasing British painters, illustrators, printmakers and photographers, while helping to raise funds for the Broadway Arts Festival in 2023, school outreach programmes and local student arts bursaries.

Maybe you’ll spot a future rising star and get hold of a great investment?                                              

Which will see the greatest interest and get the highest bids? Professional or amateur?

Artists! Is this your opportunity to be discovered?!

The online auction is taking place on our website – over 100 small artworks donated anonymously by talented professional and amateur artists.

The opening bid for all these pieces is just £25 when the bidding opens on February 5th. This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a piece of original art, a mini ‘mystery masterpiece’ with all works being approximately A4 in size, or smaller.
Once bidding closes at 8pm on the 26th February 2022, all will be revealed when the artists’ names are published alongside their work on the website.

Those bidders who have won individual auction items will receive an email from Broadway Arts Festival letting them know and asking them to arrange prompt payment (within 1 week) to help us distribute items efficiently. We can post your masterpiece to you for a flat fee of £5 within the UK or you can opt to collect it from Broadway.

Would you like to donate a masterpiece for the auction?

Simply download and complete the donation form and post it to us along with your masterpiece before December 12th 2021 to:

Broadway Arts Festival (MMA), Farnham House, 1 Church Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AE.

Please note: masterpieces need to be no larger than A4, on paper or board, unsigned (to keep it a mystery!) and unframed. Any unsold masterpieces will be able to be reclaimed by artists after the auction (by collection) or retained for future fundraising activities.

A huge thank you to the artists who have so generously donated so many wonderful pieces of art!

When the Auction ends – if you are the winner you’ll get an email from Broadway Arts Festival letting you know with payment details. You’ll need to give us your postal address, email and phone number. Here you can let us know (in the Notes) that you would like to collect your piece in person from Broadway rather than have it posted to you.

So that we can distribute auction items efficiently after the auction closes at 8pm on 26th February 2022, we’d ask all winners to pay promptly within 1 week. Postage and packaging within the UK is charged at a flat rate of £5.

If payment is not received within 1 week, Broadway Arts Festival reserve the right to either re-auction the item or to take the appropriate bid that would have won the auction, had the person who didn’t pay, not enter the auction process.

Generally speaking it is not possible to retract a bid. However, if you accidentally bid the wrong amount it may be possible to correct this. For example, you meant to bid £40, not £400. In this case, you should contact us as soon as you become aware of the error at info@broadwayartsfestival.com. Broadway Arts Festival will make a decision depending on the current state of play in the auction and the timing of your request.  We will always aim to assist where a genuine mistake has been made.

TIP- when bidding always double check that you’ve entered the correct amount especially when making a last minute bid!

Should we receive many more than the 100 donations hoped for, the committee have some discretion as to which artwork makes it into the auction. Any unsold work can be reclaimed by the artist after the auction.

You can view the Terms and Conditions for the online auction here

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The Mystery Masterpiece Auction is kindly sponsored by Kinghams Auctioneers