ok, here's my suggestion, to clarify this:
the gallery is booked with exhibitions solid untill end of february, so there is no possibility to show there, unless we decide to move one of the exhibitions and then do a full month slot. We coud do this but we would need to talk it over with the artists whom we have already promised the gallery and who are preparing to show.
This 11th december auction then should be small works only - we do not have any chance to store large amounts of artwork of various sizes anyway.
So lets make it A5 or A4 only, 2d?
We are really pressed for time for this, so we need to keep it fun and fast?? and simple - in the hall, with a lot of music, one day, thinking of owning art/giving art as a present/helping good cause... like a preview for a bigger exhibition/ silent auction later, with lots of bigger works - and we can start soliciting for this month or two before the exhibition/auction. I think for the bigger stuff its important to show in the gallery, and then pull on all our press contacts etc to get people to view the works over the quiet hours of one month so they can really imagine owning that art! We will drop an invite to chamber of commerce, local companies, business owners who want to own art, law firms - to come by and take a look and bid. I think it will take most of our time to get folks actually to view the work, getting it sourced and hanging it I think is pretty straightforward. If we have this all sorted out, it would be a good way to get the word out on the later bigger sale through the dec 11th art auction.
Also, i think e should use the gallery space because of the high visibility. Lets make a banner! and let it hand there for a month together with all the installed artwork... With all the positive publicity right now, i'm sure we can get the word out for the gallery auction. People usually like the stuff they see in the gallery, it looks good in that space, it's intimate, light is right, you can really see what you would be buying. Lets face it, the hall is quite a different place for hanging the work, hard to make it look as good... but for postcard size stuff, we can erect walls?
this just my gut feeling