Virtual Auction Bidding Instructions

The auction is officially Live on August 5th at 5:00 PM EDT and will be open for bidding until to August 14th until 12:00 PM EDT.

All the donated items will be on view just prior to August 5th. Have a look! 32auctions.com/GNSI2022virtualauction

From the main GNSI Auction page, as linked above, and select the “View All Items” button. There are some truly wonderful items that could be yours! Please encourage your friends and family to look at the amazing, interesting and artsy items up for bid. It's a chance to win some cool stuff from GNSI members and at the same time help GNSI.


Go to the 32auctions website to create an account: 32auctions.com/users/new

NEXT: Bid on the items of your choice!

-To place a bid, simply type in the amount in the Bidding box next to the item.

-Click the Place My Bid button.

-Click the Submit Bid button.

You will know right away if you are in the lead. You will receive an email letting you know if you have been outbid so you can bid again! You can modify your bid before someone outbids you. If you’re outbid, you will get an email with a link to the item so you can quickly take back the lead. For the savvy bidder, there is a “proxy” bid you can put in place that will identify the maximum you want to pay for an item, but will only show the minimum bid to all viewers. If another person bids on that item, your bid will automatically increase up to the max you identified.

Instructions for Bidders:

Anyone with a link to the auction can view it without having an account. An account is only needed in order to bid. The process is quick and very little information is required as you can see on the 32 Auctions GNSI site. Requiring an account for bidding makes it easy for auction administrators to identify and communicate with bidders during and after the auction.

The site is mobile-friendly for all auctions without the headache of installing an app. Simply view an auction on your device (phone, tablet, etc) using any browser and you'll automatically experience the mobile-friendly version.

Participating in an auction is easy, even while on the go! With the mobile-friendly design, timely email notifications, and Watchlist feature, it's easy to enter bids and stay on top of the action, no matter where you are.

Bidding will end on the last day of the virtual conference, August 14th, 6 PM EDT. Successful bidders will be notified immediately that they have the winning bid.

Payment is made with your credit card (32Auctions uses the Stripe payment platform). After payment is received, the winning bidder will be in contact with the seller by email. The winning bidder is responsible for shipping costs and will make arrangements with the seller to do so. If you are outside the USA, you probably should not participate in the auction as shipping costs will be prohibitively expensive.

If you have any other questions please email Nora Sherwood, 2022 GNSI Virtual Conference Auction Coordinator.

Remember, the funds raised from these donated items will:

  • Support GNSI's mission.
  • Benefit the Education Fund that supports GNSI Chapters and individual artists through grants.
  • Benefit the General Fund for members to enjoy the perks membership brings, such as the Journal of Natural Science Illustration that comes out 3 - 4 times a year, access to the GNSI website membership directory, discount on attending conferences, and opportunities to network with other Scientific Illustrators, etc. THANKS in advance for your support and GOOD LUCK bidding!