Art Auction

aa48 logo Fiery 48th Annual Art Auction- March 5th, 2016

An opening reception for the Art Auction exhibition will be held on January 21, 2016. The public is invited to the opening, which will be the first chance to view this year’s Art Auction artwork selections. The exhibition will remain open for viewing and silent auction bidding until the event on March 5th.

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We have 177 pieces in this year’s Art Auction.  The theme this year is fire (an unlikely choice since fire is not allowed in the museum).  New this year: flamenco jazz by Johnny Walker and flamenco dancing by Cecilia Scott.

Art Auction 48 will be on view:
January 21, 2016 – March 5, 2016

The exhibition culminates in our annual Art Auction which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” and cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, all within the beautiful background created by the museum’s spacious galleries. The auction begins Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. and features a dinner and dessert buffet catered by Thomas Nelson Catering. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include a raffle drawing for exquisite jewelry donated by Montague’s Jewelers and incredible Persian rug from Kismet Fine Rugs.

Advance tickets to the Art Auction event are $95 per person and $105 at the door. Raffle tickets may be purchased separately and the ticket holder need not be present to win.

Noon tours of Art Auction 48 will take place on Wednesdays February 10 and 24, 2016 from 12 to 1 p.m.  These tours are free to museum members or included with museum admission. No registration required.


See a piece you just have to own? Don’t wait and get out bid. Bidders are allowed to reserve pieces from the silent auction for the retail price of the piece + 20%. Contact the Special Event Coordinator (406.256.6804 x236) for more details.

Schedule of events. March 5, 2016

  • 5:00 Doors open & Quick Draw begins. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres by Tom Nelson Catering, and Live Music.
  • 7:00 Silent Auction walls begin to close.
  • 7:30 Live Auction begins.

Buy your tickets in advance!  Please call us at 256-6804 if you are interested in purchasing a table.  General admission tickets are also available for purchase at the door.


Tables have sold out, but tickets are still available.  Buy your tickets now!


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Interested in our raffle? Click here for more info.

Special thanks to our Art Auction 48 sponsors:

Title Sponsor
The Oakland Companies

Lead  Sponsor
Intermountain Distributing Company

Supporting Sponsors
Corning Companies
Wipfli LLP
Party Solutions
Yellowstone Surgery Center

Community Sponsors
Stillwater Mining Company
Montague’s Jewelers
Sanctuary Spa and Salon
Kismet Fine Rugs

Contributing Sponsors
Hardy Construction
DiA Events

Interested in Sponsoring Art Auction 48? Contact the Yellowstone Art Museum: 406-256-6804 x226