The Not-so-secret World of Donated Art

We’ve all heard the stories: The Goodwill shopper in Massachusetts who found a Flemish painting that ended up selling for $190,000. Or the Virginia Goodwill employee who suspected a donated piece of artwork might be valuable and was correct, having a rare painting by 19th century Italian painter, Giovanni Battista Torriglia, worth $12,000!  Most of these rare finds are purchased in a retail store environment, but there are still treasures to be found on Goodwill’s auction website,

You may not be hunting for the next six figure work of art, but might just be searching for your own personal treasure to display or to give as a gift.  Either way, there are some fantastic paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures that can be found on


35518460–Ivan Marchuk-Framed Acrylic, signed (37299448)




32.5`X36.5` Framed Oil Painting Landscape (37246887)




White Marble ‘Inspirazione’ Head Sclupture (37183432)




 Bob Giese Serigraph Pair Who’s in Charge Here 1&2 (37153653)




36105660–Oil on Canvas by Greg Gavin (37298505)




5865704–Photograph on board under glass -flame (37298513)




Austin Productions Abstract Cast Face Sculpture (37147469)




34365724– Vintage Drawing by Bruce Hargrave – City (37299887)




**Note: Information was collected through the website This site contains live and closed auctions from participating Goodwill agencies from across the United States. The auction items shown above may now be closed and sold. Please visit the website for more information or to browse the thousands of live auctions. And don’t forget: The mission of Goodwill Industries of Akron is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Thanks for your support.