Splash of Red – Online Auction
The Caetani Centre’s popular charity fundraising auction Splash of Red is moving fully online for 2020 due to the realities of Covid-19. The event normally features a full 4 course Italian dinner under the stars complete with wine pairings, live entertainment and an auction of fine artwork by local artists. This format is impossible to replicate online.
In anticipation of the online auction, the Society has launched a brand new satellite website, splashofred.ca, to host the auction event and to feature the 35 unique art pieces up for auction.
All works can be viewed online on the new website, on the Centre’s social media sites, and there will still be a live pre-viewing and exhibition of the artwork beginning July 28 and running until August 13. The preview exhibition will take place in the Caetani Studio Gallery, located onsite at the Caetani Centre during regular office hours and by appointment (social distancing and masks in effect please!). Call the Caetani Centre office to book a time, or register online for a live viewing at splashofred.ca.
All interested bidders must register online to bid on the artwork as well. “There is no fee to register, so we hope that the online version will reach a wider audience this year.” New and unique to the auction is the BUY NOW feature, which will only be available for a limited time: August 7th only! This feature allows people to skip the auction and drama of wondering if they will be the successful bidder. They have the option to just pay the Fair Market Value (the price an artist would normally sell their work for) and then they are automatically the owner of their favourite work. Regular online bidding opens July 31, 10 am and continues to August 13, 8pm.
All funds from the Splash of Red will go directly to support of the operations of the Caetani Centre, and to development of this important heritage site.
For more information please visit our main website https://www.caetani.org or the splashofred.ca website, or contact Susan Brandoli at the Caetani Centre at 250-275-1525.