The Members’ 12×12 Exhibition and Silent Auction

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Every summer, PAAM members sell their artwork in The Members’ 12×12 Exhibition and Silent Auction, one of our biggest fundraisers that just so happens to be great for artists.

Bidding starts at $125 for all pieces, and climbs by demand in $25 increments until the final seconds of the online silent auction. Sales are split 50/50 between the artist and PAAM and some artists even elect to donate their commission back to us, making them “100% to PAAM Artists.” Bidders know that they’re supporting not only living, working artists, but also the anchor of the Provincetown art colony.

The Members’ 12×12 Exhibition and Silent Auction is PAAM’s largest annual membership drive. To submit work, membership must be valid through the duration of the exhibition.

STEP ONE: SIGN ON

Visit www.2022paam12x12.givesmart.com

STEP TWO: SIGN IN OR REGISTER

In the upper right-hand corner of your screen, click the orange “Sign In or Register” button.

Did you bid on a 12×12 last year? Then you already have an account! Enter your username and password. If you don’t remember it, select “Forgot Username or Password” and go through the steps to retrieve your info.

If this is your first time bidding, you’ll need to register—it’s a quick process.

STEP THREE: FIND A PIECE + PLACE YOUR BID

Select “View Items” to see all 12x12s.

Scroll through the 12x12s and click on your selection. Artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist last name, and all bids begin at $125 and increase in $25 increments. If you’d like to view the 100% to PAAM pieces, use the “Categories” menu at the top of the screen.

Add your credit card if you didn’t at registration (or update your account with a valid card), then place your bid. You’ll receive a text message if you’ve been out-bid.

TIP: Use the “auto bid” function to place a maximum bid—this means you don’t have to keep checking in on the bids, and you only spend as much as you’re willing. You will receive a notification if your high bid has been exceeded. Using this function is the best way to ensure you get the piece you want. Even if you are bidding down to the last second before the bids close, if you’re bidding against someone with an auto bid, they will win (computers are faster than humans, alas).

STEP FOUR: KEEP BIDDING!

Select “View List” in the upper left-hand corner. This brings you back to the main screen with the list of all of the 12x12s. All bids close at the same time: 2pm on Sunday, September 25.