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Finding Our Voices is a non-profit organization in Colorado Springs that sponsors an art exhibit each April. The event showcases artistic expressions of survivors of sexual abuse and their allies. Artists are invited to exhibit in the annual April FOV Art Show for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Finding Our Voices to hold Second Silent Auction

Finding Our Voices had such a successful silent auction at the opening ceremony that we decided to hold another during the Poetry and Performance Art activities. On March 26, at the Business of Art Center, FOV will auction the wonderful items that have been donated. We have fabric art, visual art, and services such as massage and chiropractic.

The picture is of the military statues donated by famed sculpture artist Rod Mench. These items have been popular at the FOV silent auction. There are more for you to bid on!

The auction is "silent" in that there is no auctioneer. The donor of the item to be auctioned determines a starting price. Those interested in the item write their bids on a sheet of paper, often left on a table near the item. At the predetermined end of the auction the highest listed bidder wins the item.This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously with a common finish time. 

1 comment:

  1. Saturday March 26 was a banner day for FOV. The poetry, dance and song performers were amazing. Every year I am awed by the profound messages that come through our participating artists. It is an honor for me to meet these courageous and talented artists. If you haven't viewed the visual exhibit at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Avenue, try visit the gallery before April 16. The BAC is opening 11-6 Tues thru Sat.