Get Involved with GLAAD Art Auction #GLAADArt

Submit Artwork

Submission Deadline: October 18, 2012

Artists will be notified beginning October 26th, if selected.

Are you an artist? Submit a piece of work for consideration. If your piece is accepted, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the event, as well as other benefits. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate a Live Auction Art Piece

If you are an art collector and can donate a substantial piece to be included in the Live Auction, please contact GLAAD’s Events Manager Dan Jolly at or 415.595.7107. Please note all pieces selected for the Live Auction must be accompanied with proper paperwork including a letter of authenticity. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate to Our Gift Bag

Donating to the gift bags for GLAAD Art Auction is a terrific opportunity to promote your company and show your support for one of the country’s leading LGBT organizations. Being included in the gift bag will introduce your company or organization to a large and loyal customer base through our attendees, who represent many of the world’s largest firms.

The finale to our event is the coveted gift bags, filled with products from Fortune 500 companies to local startups. The LGBT community has a buying power of over $750 billion annually with 88% of gay men and 91% of lesbian who say that a brand’s support of LGBT events favorably influences their buying decisions.

Gift bag donors are recognized on the event page, included on signage on the day of the event and in the gift bags distributed at the event. Please note that all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate to the gift bags.

Join Us as a Corporate Partner

Let GLAAD be your marketing vehicle for brand visibility to the LGBT community! The buying power of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender consumers is projected to be over $750 billion.

GLAAD’s corporate packages offer unique and highly visible marketing opportunities. The corporate benefits ensure optimum brand recognition through digital and print advertising, on site activations, and direct attendee engagement. A corporate partnership with GLAAD highlights a company’s corporate responsibility with like-minded corporations, community leaders and affluent brand loyal supporters. The corporate packages in the corporate brochure below can be customized to meet your marketing needs.

Download the corporate brochure. (PDF)

Please contact GLAAD’s Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Melanie Simangan, at or 323.634.2024

Join the Host Committee

If you purchase your own ticket to the event and can assist GLAAD by promoting the event to your network of friends, family, and colleagues – you can join our Host Committee! Sign up to have your name recognized on the event promotions, official event page, and on our day of the event signage.

Host Committee members will receive a companion ticket for every five tickets that they sell to the event by 11/12. GLAAD provides an email invite, Facebook and Twitter instructions to help you reach your goal.

To sign up, purchase your ticket here!

Purchase an Ad in the Evening's Catalog

Take advantage of our special pricing available until 9/30. $750 for a full page ad and $400 for half page ads. The back cover remains $2,000 (one slot). All ads are full color.  BACK COVER AD SOLD!

Starting on 10/1 you can book an ad for $900 (full page), $500 (half page), or reserve the outside back cover (only one slot) for $2,000. By purchasing an ad, you have a tremendous opportunity for outreach, as this year’s event catalog will be distributed to all our guests – more than 700 people. As in the past, we expect extensive media coverage of the event as well as the top names from the art, entertainment, media, fashion and philanthropic communities. Our supporters include Major Donors who support GLAAD financially and donate up to $1 Million annually, along with our highest tier corporate sponsors including Bud Light and Ketel One Vodka among others.

Please note that the deadline for all ads is Friday, October 19th.

Click here to purchase an ad

Support GLAAD's Young Adult Program

GLAAD cordially invites you to support our inaugural Young Adults Program at GLAAD ART Auction, to underwrite blocks of tickets for young adults between the ages of 21-24. GLAAD is proud to launch a new program to bring young adults currently studying in the art field to attend this prestigious event. We will partner with local art shcools on this intiative to have their students join us thorugh this program. 

The Young Adults Program offers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and straight allies in the New York area the opportunity to attend a GLAAD event at no cost and experience an open setting that allows them to see positive images of LGBT leaders and allies that support the LGBT community. Previously offered only at the GLAAD Annual Media Awards, we are excited to offer this program at GLAAD Art Auction for the first time.

Click here to support GLAAD's Young Adult Program

Can't Attend? Place a Proxy Bid

Are you interested in purchasing an art piece but can’t attend the event? Consider using our proxy bid option. Please see the form below or contact Johnny Gonzales at (646) 871-8010 or

Download the proxy bid form (doc)