How to Bid
Do I need to sign up for an account on biddingowl.com to bid? Yes, you need to sign up for a bidder login. It's a fast process. We promise! You will not need to enter your credit card to bid.
Can I bid anonymously? Yes, you are given the opportunity to choose your username. You can make it anonymous; for example, flashgordon, patchesthegoat, or magicthemoose would be fine choices.
How do I pay for a piece of art if I win? Once you win (congrats!), you will be notified that you need to pay. You can do so using Paypal or a credit card on BiddingOwl OR you can contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-837-4670 to arrange to pay by check or cash.
How long will the auction last? The auction will last from Friday, August 28 at 7 PM to Friday, September 4 at 7 PM.
How much of the proceeds will be given to Growing to Give? Half of the proceeds will be given to the artist and half will be donated to Growing to Give to support our work in healing the climate and providing fresh, organic vegetables to our neighbors in need.
Can I bid in the Auction if I don’t attend the launch event? Absolutely! The auction link will be live on the website August 29 through September 4.
If I win a piece of art, how will I get it? We are hoping you’ll come visit us at Growing to Give and come pick it up. We’d love to meet you. If you are not local, we will make arrangements to safely send the art to you.
Welcome to Paint the Farm Art Auction
The artists in our community have stepped forward to capture the vitality and bounty of the work at the farm, and tell our story in a new way. Throughout the summer, twenty local artists visited the farm, chose a scene or captured a moment that inspired them, and created an artistic rendering for our auction.
These 40+ pieces help create a collage of our work, our relationships, and our commitment to those suffering from food insecurity. They also capture the beauty of this Brunswick farm landscape and our dedication to organic, environmentally-responsible farming practices.
Why this event is so important
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our communities. Those who are food insecure often face health issues caused by a limited diet. Our local, organically-grown vegetables that are harvested and delivered to food pantries and distribution sites in our community are more critical now than ever.
We need your support
The pandemic has affected everyone. We had to cancel three on-site fundraisers we planned for the summer, which means we are far below our fundraising goals for the year. Our commitment to this work is unshakeable but we need your support now more than ever.
Thank you for your support!