Photo: from Christie's.

How to Create a Silence Auction on Facebook, 13 Steps

When you are not Andy Warhol.

Regia Marinho
3 min readMay 10, 2022

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“My goal as an artist is to create art that makes people look at the world in a different way.”

This is something you can try and it all depends on your artwork and your followers.

Let's suppose you go to your vault and suddenly you get the idea of selling that painting. What do you do?

1 — Have a great photo of your painting.

2 — Write down a great text. Include its title. Decide on a minimum price or not. Size of painting in inches and cm. Shipping free or not.

3 — Looking where on those social media sites you have more followers.

4 — Think about how long you are going to need, for example, a weekend, a week, or 10 days.

5 — Have ready the packaging stuff, like box, sharpie, tapes…

6 — When you think about shipping, you're positive about the result of the auction. And it helps.

7 — Be aware of the shipping price and if you're going to make it free for the art lover. Write who will pay for shipping on the auction description.

8 — When is time to decide who is the winning bidder you still don't know where you have to send the painting.

9 — Offer different ways for them to pay you.

10 — If you have to send the painting to another country the price can be very high.

11 — In order to see the real money you'll get from this…better to think about the offers received including the shipping expenses (when you're making shipping free of charge).

12 — Don't make the art lover wait too much to receive the painting. Also, send him or her the tracking number of the shipping.

13 — Make the silent auction an event.

Good luck when choosing the right platform for your auction.

Because luck and confidence are essential for the success of the auction!

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts, such is the duty

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Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer. https://regiaart.com