Gala ‘Ox’tion

The Year of the Ox Gala will be held at Grounds for Sculpture on Saturday, January 24. The evening will include two fabulous auctions – a silent auction of art-themed items and a live auction of our Prized Herd of eleven oxen. You can now preview the oxen and bid on silent auction items at any time.

Online Bidding

We are wired!  To facilitate our auction, the Arts Council has contracted with the online auction house Bidding for Good.  All Silent Auction bidding will be done electronically, and checkout for oxen purchases after the live auction can also be done this way.  Bring your smartphone, or we will have iPads available if you need a device.  And just like TSA pre at the airport, if you register in advance you will save time the night of the event. This way you can check in quickly and get the party started!

If you are attending the Gala, we strongly encourage you to register to bid  in advance and set up your notification preferences prior to arriving. Electronic bidding will be the only option available, and you will save time at checkin if you are pre-registered. Click here to register, and be sure to set your notification preferences (text or email), and you’re all set. It’s easy!

Silent Auction

The Silent Action is open to all, and online bidding has already begun! If you are attending the Gala, we invite you to visit our Silent Auction tables to see the items up close and personal. With online bidding there’s no need to return to the table to see if you’ve been outbid – your smartphone will tell you (via text or email – you decide), and you can place your subsequent bid right from your phone. Remote online bidders will have the same opportunity to continue bidding throughout the auction.

The Silent Auction will close to all bidders, both present and in absentia, at 8pm on January 24. Winning bidders will be notified by text message to their registered device or via email.

Visit the Gala’s Silent Auction site to see our exciting art-themed offerings, register to bid, and have fun!

Live Auction

The live auction of our Prized Herd of eleven oxen will take place during the Gala dinner, beginning at approximately 8:30pm.

Absentee bidding is available.  If you are unable to attend the Gala and would like to place a bid on one of these wonderful oxen, please contact Carol Lipson at or 609-818-1512 (between 8 am and 9 pm) to make the necessary arrangements.

You can preview the Prized Herd on the Bidding for Good site, or read about the artwork and artists in detail, and see a variety of photos, in our Live Auction Summary.

Bidding for Good

Bidding for Good is an online auction firm that works with nonprofits to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events to raise money for good causes. Their site is secure and has been used by 8,000 organizations to run fundraisers of all kinds.

If you’ve already registered with Bidding for Good, then you can log on to your account from either our Gala or Silent Auction pages. If you are not registered, you can do so by clicking the ‘Register to Bid’ button at the top center of the page, or by clicking here.

Learn more about how to bid and get notifications on the Bidding for Good Bidder FAQ and the Bid Alerts FAQ.