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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)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finding Our Voices to Hold Silent Auction

Finding Our Voices is excited to have donations from the community for the silent auction. Along with wonderful art, donors have offered spa services, therapy hours, and coffee shop gift certificates. The items will be auctioned on March 18 at the Business of Art center, 513 Manitou, during the exhibit opening ceremony. Thank you to Wendy Carter for organizing the silent auction!

What is a silent auction?

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. 

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