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Welcome and Info

WELCOME TO OUR POSTCARD AUCTION! 

We have almost 400 brilliant and original artworks to suit every taste and budget, with contributions from genuine art legends alongside enthusiastic amateurs. Every pound pledged here goes directly towards the campaign to build a new village hall on Iona - so sit back, find your deepest pockets and enjoy the browse! The "Artists Participating" page lists all the artists taking part alphabetically, and will click through to further information about the artists where applicable.

NB. On a desktop we advise using Chrome as your browser for optimum viewing. Images should reveal Artist - “Title” - Medium as the cursor moves across, and expand to true format when clicked.

Unless otherwise indicated all artworks are A6/150x100mm/6"x4" - postcard sized!

HOW THE BIDDING WORKS

This is a blind auction, being hosted by Iona Craft Shop on behalf of the Iona Village Hall Community Trust (IVHCT), who will handle payment directly.

Once you’ve found something/s you like you can enter a bid by completing the Bidding Form. You will have no way of knowing how others are bidding so be sure to bid generously to avoid disappointment. Highest bidder wins! Each form allows bidding on up to three lots (although you can bid on as many items as you like), but please be aware that each individual bid is a commitment to purchase if you are successful.

There is also a Pot Luck option if you don’t have time to browse the galleries, and we advise bidders to choose an option here so that you can still support our campaign even if your main bid/s are unsuccessful.

A £30 minimum applies throughout the auction. We’ve tried to offer some guidance by dividing the works into broad categories reflecting how the works might be priced in a traditional gallery environment, however don't let that put you off placing an opportunistic bid! You are welcome to bid lower (or higher) than the suggested guidance. Works in the higher price brackets have been donated by artists of particular renown, and/or may be in a larger format.  

The Auction ends at midnight on the 21st of November, and the winning bidders will be notified thereafter with instructions to make payment directly to IVHCT. Artworks will be despatched once payment has cleared. Postage to a UK address is free, international shipping may incur a small surcharge, usually less than £10 but please enquire for a quote.

We would like to thank all the artists who have given their work freely in support of this campaign. Artists are asked to do this sort of thing a lot, and there is a general misconception that they can conjure art without effort, which we know isn’t the case. We’ve been astonished by their collective generosity and we sincerely hope this will be echoed in the bidding.

Good luck!

Mike & Isla.