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35th ANNUAL VAE GALA
PRESENTED BY PNC BANK

DATES: February 15 + 16, 2019
LOCATION: 4300 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh NC 27603
HONORARY CHAIRS: Steve Schuster + Mary Anne Howard
CO-CHAIRS: Erica Porter + Debbie Robbins
FEATURED ARTIST: Kulsum Tasnif

THEME: We all have a story, and they all intersect at VAE.


Registration: No paper tickets will be issued, however everyone’s name and or company will be at registration. It is important to check in at the registration desk to receive your bid cards, complimentary drink tickets, valet vouchers and program at registration.

Attire: The attire is black tie optional. Creative attire is appreciated! 

Drink Tickets: Wine, beer and spirits will be available throughout the evening. Two complimentary drink tickets will be give to each attendee and additional drink tickets and tickets for mixed drinks may be purchased at the event.

GREATER GIVING
For your convenience, VAE is using Greater Giving’s mobile bidding software to allow you to purchase artwork, wine wall, drink tickets, and raffle tickets. If you have any questions about how to use the software look for an attendant in the silent auction, registration, or at the bars or wine wall. Greater Giving ensures a secure, accurate, and speedy check-out for all of your purchases throughout the evening.

CHECK-IN / REGISTRATION: During check-in, you will be asked if you received a text message to take part in Online Mobile Bidding.
> If so, you will just need to click the link!
> If not, you will be asked for your mobile phone number and will momentarily receive a text message.

BIDDING - USING YOUR SMARTPHONE: 
Search auction items:
> By Number or Keyword when using the magnifying glass
> By Category listed under the menu (Blue, Orange, and Purple sections)
> By “No Bid” under the menu
> “My List” to see artwork you have / are bidding on and items on your watch list
>Click the house to go back to your home screen

Place a bid:
> Quick Bid - Increase the bid amount by $10
> Bid- Want to increase the bid price by more than $10? Use the Bid button to select the desired bid amount.
> Buy Now - If this option is enabled, you can purchase the artwork for the price listed.
> Watch- Not ready to bid yet? Watch an item so you can quickly find it under My List once you are ready.

If you are outbid, you will be notified via text message. You’ll also see a notification on your home screen. If you are outbid because it was purchased with Buy It Now, you will not be notified.

BIDDING - USING A BID ASSISTANT
> Locate a Bid Assistant in the silent auction area.
> Give the Bid Assistant your bidder number or name.
> Provide the number or name of the artwork you wish to bid on, and the amount you wish to bid.
> Check back in with a Bid Assistant to see if you are still the highest bidder.

MAKING A DONATION DURING CALL TO ACTION
> To Make a donation, select the Donation Button on your home screen,
> Choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button.

SEEING IF YOU WON ART IN THE SILENT AUCTION
Go to My List to view your items or ask a Bid Assistant.

Take a sneak peek at the art that will be on display!

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