Living Artists Contemporary Art Auction for USA Auction Market

Deadline: 21/04/2024

Chinwe Russell Auctions

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Sell your work to American art collectors in our 'Living Artists contemporary Art Auction.

We invite artists to submit their artworks for our upcoming April auction, specifically curated for American art collectors.

Here are the key details:

Auction Format: 

The auction will be conducted as a "Timed Sale," providing an exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work.

Auction Schedule:

Commences on April 28th with the Catalogue launch, and ends with a grand final live bidding event on May 17th.

Auction Platform: 

The auction will take place on LiveAuctioneers, the largest online auction platform in America.

Sale/Exposure Opportunities:

Our auctions on LiveAuctioneers attract over 20,000 visits per auction, ensuring significant exposure for your artwork.

You need to submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 works for each market to be considered for the auction. Please fill in one submission form per artwork. 



Artists are invited to submit their work for any of our two auctions as above. 

For these upcoming auctions, we are actively seeking high-quality original artworks encompassing a diverse range of styles and subjects.

We are particularly interested in artists whose works exude a distinct and unique quality.

Artists from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their original, encompassing all visual arts media, excluding digital art and photography.

Reserve Price:

Artists set their own reserve prices. However, we encourage you to be realistic. If your reserve price is too high, no one will bid on your work. 

We encourage you to submit work of various sizes and various prices to maximize your selling opportunity. 

Submission Guidelines:

Submission is free. However, selected artworks will incur a participation fee of £8 per piece. If you are selected, you need to pay this before the auction takes place.

You can submit a maximum of 10 original artworks for consideration. Ensure that all fields in the application form are meticulously completed in ENGLISH, ideally from a desktop for a seamless experience.

Withdrawal of Work:

Before the auction goes live, we will send you an invoice with the number of works selected. Once the auction catalogue is published, withdrawal of your work is not permissible.

Any withdrawal post-catalogue publication will result in blacklisting due to the time and costs associated with catalogue preparation.

Should you foresee any reason necessitating the withdrawal of your work, please inform us well in advance, preferably before the auction catalogue is published.

Listing fees for selected works are non-refundable.

Auction Formats:

The auction is a "Timed Sale" as this will give a lot of collectors the opportunity to see the catalogue and ask us any questions.  

The auctions take place on the respective auction platforms as indicated at the top. The auctions will run over 3 weekends.

Artists whose works are selected will be duly notified once their work has been accepted.

Importantly, there is no requirement to physically send your artworks to us; high-quality images will suffice.

Artwork Criteria:

Only original artworks will be considered. All submitted works must be available for sale on the day of the auction.

Artists have the autonomy to set their reserve prices; however, we encourage a realistic approach, considering buyers seeking affordable yet exceptional art.

Image Requirements:

High-quality JPEG images are imperative for successful representation. Please submit three images per artwork: the full work, the back of the work, and an image depicting the work in your studio or hanging on a wall for scale.

Auction Dynamics:

This auction is competitive so there is a need to price your work competitively. In the case of Timed Sales, all works will be on a countdown until the end of the auction.

Shipping and Payment:

Upon a successful sale, we will collect payment, including the shipping cost, from the buyer. The buyer's address will be released to you for shipping arrangements. Prompt shipping is expected, utilizing adequate protective packaging and a tracked shipping service. 

Shipping Cost: 

You can run a shipping quote online with the dimensions of your parcel. I use

Payment to You:

Payments for all works will be processed as soon as the buyer confirms receipt of the work in good condition. This will include the proceeds from the sale and the shipping cost.  

We will transfer the proceeds to your bank account or PayPal, deducting a 20% commission and any transfer fees for artists outside the UK.

Our Commission is 20% of the final sale value. 


You can submit up to 10 artworks to each auction market. Ensure that you submit different artworks to different markets to avoid us selling the same artwork twice!

Marketing: is a huge market place with millions of visits each month. In addition to that, we run a series of newsletters, continuous social media posts, regular blog articles, social media paid advertising etc to promote the auction.

Artists are also encouraged to share their participation with their network.

By submitting your work, you confirm that you have thoroughly read and agreed with the auction terms outlined above by Chinwe Russell Auctions.

Please complete a separate form for each artwork. Your submission implies consent for us to use your image to promote your participation in the auction and to advertise the auction before, during, and after it.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Best of luck at the auction.

Chinwe Russell Curator

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All visual artists, (excluding digital art and photography)
How many works can I submit?
Minimum of 3 and maximum of 10. Please complete a separate form for each artwork.
What are the selection criteria?
Artworks finished to a high standard ready for the international auction market.

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