Handbid & Art Pickup FAQs

Do I have to download an app?

Downloading the Handbid app on your smart phone is free and convenient for many users. But you can also bid on your desktop computer. Visit events.handbid.com/auctions/12x12-virtual-fundraiser to register and start bidding.


Do I have to make an account?

Yes, you need to create a Handbid account to participate. Otherwise, we won't know who to contact for the winning pieces! However, you do not need to enter credit card or payment information before you start bidding. You will be prompted to pay if you have won any artwork or auction packages at the end of the night.


How can I watch the livestream?

We plan to start the livestream video around 6:15pm. You can watch it for free on YouTube, Facebook, or in your Handbid app! That's right, Handbid will keep the video going on the top half of your screen while you bid the night away on the bottom half. Did you miss it? Don't worry. We'll keep the video posted on YouTube and Facebook after the event is over.


What is the Buy-It-Now price?

You have the option to pay 150% of the retail sales value of an artwork or an auction package, in order to secure the piece as yours. By paying the Buy-It-Now price, no one else can win that piece at the end of the night.


What is a Max Bid?

If you do not want to monitor your pieces all night, you can set a max bid on the artworks you love. Handbid will automatically increase your bid for you until you reach the upper limit that you are comfortable spending on any given piece. After this point, other participants can outbid you and steal your piece away. If you don't want to take that risk, consider Buy-It-Now!


Do I need to pay for my pieces right at 10 PM when the auction closes?

No, you can head to bed before 10 PM if you'd like! We just ask that you complete your payment before picking up your artwork or auction packages at OVAC. You can login to Handbid to pay your invoice. If you need to set up a payment plan, pay with multiple cards, or you prefer to pay by check, please call Audrey Kominski at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 2.


Where can I see the artwork that is still available for purchase?

Click here to see images from artists who have opted into the 12x12 Post-Sale. Each piece is available for $125 plus sales tax. Please call Audrey Kominski at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 2 to purchase.


When and where can I pick up the artwork and/or auction packages I have won?

If you are located in or around Oklahoma City, we will have curbside buyer pickup from October 12-16, from 9 AM - 5 PM at the OVAC office (1720 N. Shartel Ave., Ste B, Oklahoma City, OK 73103). Click here to sign up for a timeslot.

If you are located in or around Tulsa, we will have curbside buyer pickup on Wednesday, October 7, from 1-5 PM at Living Arts (307 E Mathew Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74120). Click here to sign up for a timeslot.

If you are farther away from either of these locations, we ask that you wait for the OVAC staff to get in touch with you by October 2. Please be aware that out of state buyers will be asked to pay a separate transaction to cover the cost of shipping.


I am an artist. When and where can I drop off my artwork?

If you are located in or around Oklahoma City, we will have curbside artist drop-off from September 28-October 2, from 9 AM - 5 PM at the OVAC office (1720 N. Shartel Ave., Ste B, Oklahoma City, OK 73103). Click here to sign up for a timeslot.

If you are located in or around Tulsa, we will have curbisde artist dropoff on Wednesday, October 7, from 8 AM - 12 PM at Living Arts (307 E Mathew Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74120). Click here to sign up for a timeslot.

If you are farther away from either of these locations, we ask that you wait for the OVAC staff to get in touch with you by October 2.

All artists are welcome to ship their work to the OVAC office if they prefer. Your piece MUST arrive by October 5.


I still have questions. Who can I speak to?

Please call Audrey Kominski, Programs and Events Coordinator, at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 2 or email audrey@ovac-ok.org.