Miracle of Fragility, encaustic, 30x40,

Ready, Set, Let's Bid! 

10th Annual Art of the Piedmont Online Bidding Process

Online Bidding Begins on May 14th at 5:00pm

Step One:

Live Auction Website 

Scan the QR Code or click the link below to be directed to our online bidding website, all bidding will take place on this website. 

Step Two:

Selecting Artwork to Bid On

Please select the artwork you would like to bid on. You can click on the image that you would like to bid on, and proceed forward to placing your bid. 

Step Three:

Placing a Bid

Enter the amount you would like to bid, it will let you know in the box what the minimum bid is. Once you enter the amount you can click the bid button. You will then be directed to enter your information for your bid. 

Step Four:

Finalzing Bid

Once you have entered your bid information, Betterworld will solicit a donation. Please feel free to make a donation if you wish. If you do not wish to make a donation at this time please be sure to click the question mark button to follow the appropriate steps to opt-out. 

Step Five:

Setting Max Bid

Placing a Max Bid will allow the system to do the bidding for you. Enter in the max amount you wish to pay for an item. The system will automatically out bid any competing bids by $25 increments until your max bid is reached. If your max bid is outbid you will receive an email notification. 

Step Six:

Placing More Bids 

Once you have entered your information for your first bid your information will be saved, and you can continue to bid for the rest of the evening, just click the "Return to Auction" button. 

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Walk Through of the Bidding Process: 

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How to place a Regular Bid on an iPhone: 

How to place a Max Bid on an Andriod : 

Frequently asked questions

How do I sign in?


The first time you place a bid, you will see the option to create an account on the checkout page. After that, the system will remember your information, so you will not need to sign in again.Alternatively, you can click 'log in' in the header at the top of the page, where you will be prompted to either log inor create an account. The reason why we ask people to log in is so that we can streamline the bidding process --from outbid notifications to receipts to being connected with your item at the end.




What is the difference between a Max Bid or Regular Bid?


When you are placing a bid, you have the option to set a Regular bid, or place a Max bid. A max bid is the most you are willing to bid on a particular item. After placing a max bid, your bid will increase incrementally $25 from the current bid whenever another bidder makes a Regular bid that is less than your max bid. For Example: Your Max Bid is set to $200. The current bid is set to $100. If someone places a Regular bid for $125, your Max bid will beat it out at $150 automatically. If no other bids are placed for this item at closing, you win your piece at $150. If two individuals try place the same Max bid, the person who is placing the secondary bid will be made aware and will be prompted to place a higher max bid for $25 more than the current Max Bid. If you wish to enjoy the evening and have the platform do the work for you simply enter in the highest amount you are willing to bid. Bidders MAX bids are only visible to Better Worlds and are not made public to any other bidder. At this point you will be notified and can then decide to go back in and make other attempts to win your item manually or readjust your Max Bid amount. If you place a regular bid, you will be required to follow up with subsequent bids and will be notified when your bid is surpassed. You will automatically receive an e-mail and a link to increase your bid. Or at this time you can also decide to switch to Max Bid for hands off bidding.




How do I confirm my bid options?


For the bidding platform to remain free, Better Worlds gives bidders the option to cover transaction costs, and to contribute to their cause. Please make sure you read carefully upon check out your bidding options. You can choose to not contribute at all, or you can contribute to the school or Better Worlds.




Can I "Buy Now"?


Only VIP’s are allowed to Buy Now. If you are not VIP status you can upgrade your ticket and become VIP to get early access and Buy Now options.




How do I collect the items I won?


Once bidding is closed you will receive an e-mail informing you of the items you have won. All items won will be wrapped and ready for pick up in our holding area on Friday May 21st, 2021. All Gala dinner attendees will be called to check-out by their table numbers. All winning bidders may come to the Pick-Up station to collect your winning artwork. You can simply show us your winning bid e-mail for verification. Bidders bidding from home can come to Slater Run Vineyards, Saturday May 22nd, 2021 11:00 AM-5:00PM to pick up thier artwork. If there are any questions regarding pick-up or alternate pick-up times are needed please reach out to info@artofthepiedmont.org




How do I start bidding?


When you are ready to place your bid simply head to the auction site via the link you have been given or QR code. Once you are on the site you can click on the artist for which to wish to bid or scroll through all the artwork manually to see all the wonderful options. When you select “Bid” on an art piece you will be prompted to create an account and add all your information the system requires. You will need to enter your name, e-mail, payment information and create your own password. Once this step is done once, the system will remember you and you will not have to re-enter that information for future bids.