With over 40 years of combined experience, we at state of the art have learned the "in's" and "out's" of the art auction trade. Every auction done by our firm is custom designed and tailored to the particular needs of the sponsoring organization. We simply fundraising art auctions, do not believe in "standard" auctions. Geographic locations, income levels, interest and desires are carefully considered. With these elements, one of our experienced auction coordinators can design a show that's right for your specific organization.

Some Thoughts on State of the Arts Fund Raising Experience...
We recently held our first State of the Art Auction and I wanted to thank you and tell you what wonderful people you have working for you...On the day of the auction, everything went smoothly, making the event fun and informative for everyone. The auction was a great success and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We made over $2,500 and have now raised the money needed to send the Pioneer Bands to national competitions in New York in April.
Carol Webb, Art Auction Chair, Pioneer High School


I want to take this time to thank you and your staff for all your help in making our first auction a wonderful success. I received many compliments from many of the people who attended and helped with the auction. Everyone was pleased with the selection of art.
Jeanene Moran, Officers Spouses Club

We thank you for your time and were relieved when you advised us we actually approached the dollar sales target for a first time event. We actually came out in the black with a nice profit after expenses. Not bad for a bunch of novices at this end.
Jack Woodall, Chairman

You helped make our art auction a huge success! Everyone that attended the Auction found you to be extremely entertaining. Whether people bought art or not, everyone thought that this was a fun and informative evening. People are still talking about how charming and entertaining you were. Everyone is already marking their calendars for next year's art auction. I'm sure this is going to be an annual event since our first attempt was so successful. Our profits from this Art Auction are over $7,000!
Cathy Ilani, Summit School

We look forward to our next event in conjunction with state-of-the-art. Please convey our best wishes to all those who helped us have a successful launch of what I hope can become an ongoing series of very enjoyable art auctions.
Gene R. O Brien, Institute of Technology

You brought a wonderful variety of art styles and price ranges. Many of us were attending our first auction, and you helped us understand what we were buying in an entertaining manner. I've already heard from people outside the congregation who hope we'll do it again next year.
This was the easiest event I have ever chaired; other than getting the invitations and publicity out and getting someone to coordinate food, your company did all the work. It was a pleasure to meet you Saturday afternoon and have our social hall transformed into an art gallery...
It's always a little scary to plan an event without knowing exactly what to expect from the front end. The evening surpassed all of my expectations; I would certainly recommend doing it on an annual basis as long as it is successful.
Beth L. Orlansky, Beth Israel Congregation

You were very helpful on trying to make our auction a success. We learned a lot from you and the auction workers...Everyone I talked to that purchased a piece of art that weekend seemed very pleased with their purchases. I know I am. Thanks again on all the questions that you answered for me and keeping me straight on how to plan and run the auction.

I have received compliments from many friends who were able to attend. Everyone seemed pleased with the equality, and prices of the art. Many of us walked away with beautiful treasures. Thank you again, for a fun weekend and a fantastic fund raiser.


Contact Info
1021 Old Bates Pike,
Cleveland, TN 37311

TollFree: 800 242 7682
Telephone: +1 423 473 1901
Let us help you We believe we can present your organization with a selection of art that is without comparison!

The State of the Art philosophy

to be worthy of the client's absolute trust
to know the market thoroughly
to care about the client's needs
to be responsive and generate client success

We believe if you put your name on an event, it must be a success - both financially and socially.

The entire project must run professionally from the moment a date is set to the

auctioneer's "good night." When we conduct an art auction for any organization

we feel genuinely obligated to the chairperson and the fundraising committee. The selection of

the art must be perfect and the custom framing on each picture must be tasteful and

flawless. Over the years, art buyers have learned to settle for nothing but the finest.
The auctioneer must be informative, enlightening, and entertaining. The combination of those

features will produce an evening that's financially successful and fun for all who attend.

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