Submit to the InLiquid Benefit

The InLiquid 2021 Benefit Silent Art Auction

Submit to the InLiquid Benefit

You are personally invited to be a part of our annual Silent Auction & Benefit, April 7-10, 2021. The auction will feature 200 works of art for public viewing during socially distanced appointments at the Crane Arts Building in Kensington, and simultaneously feature everything online, for those who cannot attend in person.

As a part of the “Everyone is a Collector Campaign,” to support artists and make collecting accessible to all, InLiquid will be increasing its online and virtual marketing efforts this year. These efforts will be executed through creating digital catalogs of the auction works, highlighting guest collector picks, and targeted social media posts. While this year’s Benefit Auction will not be the lively party of the past, we will still be engaging with the area’s collectors, curators, designers, press, influencers, and entrepreneurs.

Most importantly, proceeds from The Benefit sustain artists and InLiquid’s vital programming operations. Since 1999 InLiquid has been working to connect artists and audiences in Philadelphia because everyone needs art in their lives. We increasingly find ourselves creating opportunities to use art as a catalyst for civic engagement and expressions of calls for social change.

Funds raised from the benefit will support InLiquid in providing free arts programming to over 25,000 people in person and over 100,000 unique web visitors annually. Last year alone, InLiquid worked with 644 artists to advance their careers and present their work to new audiences with free art exhibitions, hands-on workshops, and creative events in person and online.

You will receive 50% of the final bid on your piece, unless you wish to donate more of the % to InLiquid to help support our exhibitions, programming, and services. InLiquid will be screening submissions.

Submissions can be done by PDF or by using the form below.

We hope you will join us in supporting you and  serving the region’s artists!

If you have any questions at all about the 2021 Benefit or donation procedures, please contact Sara Zimmerman, saraz@inliquid.org or 215-235-3405.

Benefit Submission Details:

 
We want your work to sell. There has been an increase of traffic to InLiquid from collectors nationwide, and this year we’d love to use that reach to engage more bids on your pieces both virtually and in person.

While people will be able to visit the Benefit in person, a majority of the bidding will be done online and remotely. With bidders viewing works more online, it is helpful to submit additional photos of your work and list additional details about the work. 

      • How is the piece finished?
        • For works on paper is the piece framed, unframed, matted? 
        • Is it on stretched canvas, or panel?
        • Are the edges finished?
      • Is the work signed, if so where?
      • For pieces of jewelry what is the necklace length, ring size, closing mechanism or pin back style etc?
      • For 3D works is it freestanding or does it need a pedestal?
      • Are there specifics for installation?
      • For functional pieces e.g. ceramics, fashion is it machine safe (dishwasher, dry clean only)?

Guidelines:

      • Only one (1) submission per artist. 
      • All works will be screened, not all submissions will be accepted.
      • Works of all media accepted, 2D, 3D, Design, and Craft
      • Due to wall limitations – 2D work should not exceed 1,200 square inches framed h˝ × w˝  (e.g. 40˝ × 30˝ = 1,200˝). This limitation is to works hung on the wall.
      • Images must be submitted online at inliquid.org/submit, or by email to Saraz@inliquid.org.
      • Final deadline for submitting donations is Friday March 26 (we strongly advise earlier submissions for marketing inclusion).
      • Works must be received at the Crane building before March 30th – artists will be notified of acceptance of work with details for drop off. 

Unsold works from the Benefit will be held for 30 days after the auction, InLiquid will continue to market and promote those works for sale in the InLiquid Gallery.  

For all sold works from the benefit  participating artists will be given the mailing address of the buyer who purchases your artwork to add to your contact list and records.

All participating artists will be promoted  for the Benefit, on our site, newsletters, and social media campaign.

(Quick link for a Pdf download of suggested submission guidelines)

Committee List 
Virginia Baltzell
Patrick Carrow 
Leila Cartier 
Anaïs Cooper-Hackman
Carlie Eden   
Barbara Harberger
Meredith Hilferty
Bryan Hoffman
Hannah Kauffman
Nadia Kunz
Diane Marimow 
Erica Minutella
Corie Moskow
Maria Pantalone
Elizabeth Roan
Liz Scarlett
Gerri Spilka

InLiquid Board
John Boyko

Ralph Citino 
Anthony L Gallia
Samantha Levy Green
Jeffrey E Holder
Nicole Paloux

Matthew Shaw
Aidan Vega
Timothy Walsh
Rachel Zimmerman

InLiquid Staff
R
achel Zimmerman
Juliette Cook
Clare Finin
Lily Horner
Brenna Schiman
Sara Zimmerman 

Consultants
Gloss PR

Red Balloon Communications