Curious About the Sale? Sale 101

Curious About the Sale?

Sale 101 – presented by the HGB Sale Technology Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 – 3:00pm
Zoom Reservations–


Open to HGB members and those potential members who wish to better understand the ins and outs of participating in the annual Sale.

Presentations cover areas of ADE, Standards, WhenToWork, and preparation for Check-In.


The HGB Sale Technology Committee is hosting a series of sessions this summer concerning participation in Annual Show & Sale. The sessions are open to prospective HGB members as well as current members. Four different topics will be covered over the course of this summer and early fall:

  • Sale 101: An Overview
  • Complying with the Standards
  • Using the Different Computer Programs
  • What to Expect at Check-In and Check-Out

Sale 101: An Overview
Wednesday, July 22,2020 3:00 p.m.

Using the Different Computer Programs
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Complying with the Standards
Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Because of the current social distancing requirements, all three sessions will be held via Zoom.

We are very happy to work individually ahead of time with anyone who hasn’t yet had experience with using Zoom.

If you’d like to attend any or all of these sessions, email for Zoom meeting details, and do please let us know in that email if you’d like some help setting up Zoom. We hope to see many people at the meetings. And don’t forget to “bring” examples of your prospective inventory to the Standards session!

Here are the descriptions of the programs:

Sale 101: An Overview
An introduction to the Sale, with information about how to join the Guild, what Standards is about, working shifts and why to do so even if you’re not selling anything, the overall time frame and deadlines, and the Showcase. There’ll be photos of previous sales at the beginning, and plenty of time for Q & A throughout and at the end.

Complying with the Standards
Learn about our Standards procedures, and how the Guild ensures that every item offered for sale is appropriate for the Sale, is well executed, and is ready to be sold. We strongly encourage everyone attending to bring to the meeting examples of items they’re considering selling to see if they’re appropriate. A significant part of the session will be for participants to interact with the Standards Coordinator.

Using the Different Computer Programs
There are a number of computer programs our Sale artists need to use: the Artist Data Entry (ADE) program for entering your Sale inventory and creating bar code labels, the WhenToWork program for signing up to work shifts, the ConsignorAccess program for tracking your sales during the Sale. The Sale Technology Committee folk will lead you through each of these programs, show you where to find them and how to use them, and how to get extra help if you want it. In this program, you’ll also learn about the different shifts that are available for you to work in support of the Sale.