2019 marks the 10th Annual Christmas Stroll Art Show benefiting Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) and the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. It’s at Quidley & Co. on Main Street.

Over 175 artists have participated since its inception.
We welcome new and returning artists.
To indicate interest, please email cmriden@pascon.org

If you have missed the drop-off deadline, we cannot guarantee we can include your work in this year’s show. Please inquire directly.

We are looking for original, quality works.
There are no subject restrictions.
We will not accept photographs or sculpture to include in the silent auction. We may, however, accept some photographs and sculpture to use in other ways like as raffle prizes.

Patrons are generally looking for great deals.
This show began as a “mystery auction” where patrons paid $100 and were able to choose any piece in the show on a first come first serve basis. It began, therefore, as what many viewed as a competition to get the best deal.

DETAILS (Below is from 2018. Please note that specifics may change for the current year’s event)
You may submit one commission piece and up to two donations.
We cannot accept artworks that exceed 36 inches in any dimension. We have limited space for this show and trust that you understand.
You set minimum bids. We strongly encourage you to set bids as low as possible to help ensure a sale.
For donated works, PASCON and the Marla Lamb Fund retain 100% of the proceeds.
For sold commission pieces, you will receive 50% of the minimum bid. PASCON and the Marla Lamb Fund receive the other 50% of the minimum bid PLUS anything over the minimum. You will receive payment within two weeks.

AUCTION FORMAT
Patrons submit sealed bids. No one else will know what others have bid. This format encourages patrons to bid the highest amount they’re willing to pay for a piece.
Highest bidders are announced Saturday at 4. If there’s a tie, bidders are given the chance to raise their bids in a live auction format.

TIMELINE
2018 – Artists for whom we have contact info. and who haven’t opted out received an initial invitation via email on or around October 19th and were asked to please respond by that next Friday (10/ 26) to be listed in our first promotional piece.

2018 – Artists we’d contacted initially who hadn’t yet followed up were sent a follow-up email on or around November 8th.

2019 – All artwork is to be delivered to Quidley & Company at 26 Main Street on Nantucket between Thursday, November 14th and Sunday, November 24th. Quidley is open Mondays and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 11-3. Note that they are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Artists should complete the Art Submission Form (available online in late summer/fall) and email a photo of their work(s) before dropping off.

Bidding opens Thursday, December 5th at noon and closes at 4 pm on Saturday, December 7th when winners are announced. You will be notified that evening if your piece did not sell.

Unsold works must be picked up Sunday, December 8th between 11 and 2 at Quidley. If you are not able to pick up during these hours, please be sure to arrange for someone to pick up in your stead. Quidley closes for the season on Sunday, and there is no storage available.

Details on sales will be emailed to each artist within one week, hopefully sooner. Details will include the buyer’s name and any contact info. collected as well as the sale price.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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