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Smithsonian Craft Optimism - Carol Lee Shanks

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Auction Description

Smithsonian Craft Optimism - Carol Lee Shanks by Carol Lee Shanks
Carol works with regionally produced materials to help connect the dots between ranchers and artisans, raw products and fashion. These garments are made of Climate Beneficial Wool from sheep raised on the Northern California Bare Ranch and woven by the California based Huston Textile Co. Carol embellishes her clothing with intricate hand stitching using yarns from Fibershed producers. Read more
Carol Lee Shanks
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States



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Shipping Info

Within seven (7) days of Artist’s receipt of payment from the purchaser, the Artist will ship the object(s) purchased. Sold objects will be shipped directly from the Artist to the purchaser. Shipping arrangements and charges will be determined by Artist and the purchaser and will not be the responsibility of the Smithsonian (including the Committee). The Smithsonian (including the Committee) shall not be responsible to Artist or the purchaser for any loss or damage to the Object incurred in transit or otherwise. Read more

Terms & Conditions

2021 RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (for Artist and buyer)

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2021 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer.

A link on Artist’s Storefront Sale allows a Buyer to return directly to the Craft Optimism page on Bidsquare. []

Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale.

1. Sales
Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final.

2. Billing and Payment
Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, a 3% service charge, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars.

3. Collection of Property
After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason.

4. Representations or Warranties
Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale.

5. Information
Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at

6. Time and Duration
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), April 24, 2021. The sale ends on May 1, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Artist at the information listed above.