Art Auction Artist Application

Submissions for the 2017 Art Auction

In addition to supporting a charitable event, artists who are juried in enjoy the following benefits:

• Inclusion in the 49th Art Auction and corresponding exhibition, which is presented in the museum’s main galleries, and runs from January 19 to March 4, 2017, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.
• A special invitation to the opening reception honoring participating artists, Thursday evening, January 19, 2017.
• One copy of a full-color catalog.  All juried works are included in the online catalog available on the YAM’s website.
• Widespread regional advertising and promotion of the Auction.
• One complimentary ticket to the culminating event on March 4, 2017, and one guest ticket at half price.
• Special acknowledgment for artists making full donations to live or silent auctions on exhibition signage, catalog, and website.

Eligibility and judging

• Submission of artwork to Art Auction 49 is free
• Art Auction 49 is open to all media (2-D and 3-D)
• Only artists residing in the U.S. and at least 18 years old are eligible
• Works will be juried based on the digital entries. Usually, no more than two works from one artist are selected
• The juror’s decision is final
• Works submitted to past Art Auctions are not eligible

rules and requirements

• The YAM will retain the percentage of sales you select below. The minimum is 50%.  We warmly thank those who are submitting 100% or 75% donations!  Your support of the Museum goes far in maintaining the high quality of exhibitions and programs at the Yellowstone Art Museum.
• The reserve you set can impact the chances of your work selling.  We cannot accept reserves higher than 60% of your full stated value, and strongly recommend that you choose a reserve below 60% to increase the chance of sale.  Reserves set above 60% will automatically be lowered if a piece is consigned to Art Auction 49.
• Digital images are required (slides or prints will not be accepted).
• Label each electronic image with artist last name, first name, title of work (example: Smith_John_Winter Tree Landscape.jpg)
• Artists may submit a maximum of two properly labeled images for each entry.
• Submit images by email to events@artmuseum.org with subject: Art Auction 49 “Artist Full Name” Submission Images, mail, or deliver images on a CD to the Yellowstone Art Museum at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101.
• Digital images must smaller than 2MB, but at least 1MB (~1000 x 1000 pixels)
• Images of accepted pieces will be retained by the YAM and may be used for promotional purposes.

Important Art Auction 49 dates to remember:

Friday, October 14, 2016 – Submission deadline
Friday, November 18, 2016Notification of acceptance mailed
Friday, December 16, 2016 – Art delivered to YAM by artist
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Live & silent auction night

 Entry Form

Having trouble with this form? Please be sure you fill out ALL required fields (with red asterisk) before selecting Submit and do NOT use dollar symbols.  See also the PDF version of this form, which can be mailed or emailed with your images to events@artmusem.org.

Questions? Call the Special Events Coordinator, Tanya Ruiz, at 406-256-6804 ext. 236 or email at events@artmuseum.org.  

2017 Art Auction 49 Artist Application

  • The YAM will retain the percentage you select below, based on the sale price, and whether it sells at the reserve or above. The minimum is 50%. We warmly thank those who are submitting 100% or 75% donations! Your support of the Museum goes far in maintaining the high quality of exhibitions and programs at the Yellowstone Art Museum.
  • The reserve price is the lowest value a piece will be sold for as well as where bidding will begin. We cannot accept reserves higher than 60% of your stated retail value, and recommend that you choose a reserve below 60% to increase the chance of sale. Reserves submitted higher than 60% will be automatically lowered if a piece is selected. Please note: the reserve is the lowest public sale price, not the lowest amount you will accept as your commission. A work sold at the reserve price will be subject to the percent of donation you check below.
  • The YAM’s Buy-It-Now option allows buyers to immediately reserve a piece in the silent auction for a percentage (20%) over the stated retail value prior to the night of the Art Auction. Standard splits apply to all pieces sold via Buy-It-Now. Buy-It-Now prices are not availible during the night of the Art Auction.
  • Kenneth L. Schuster is the Director & Chief Curator at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. A native of New Mexico, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Art Education and a Master of Arts degree in American History from Western New Mexico State University in Silver City. He has worked as Assistant Curator and Curator at the Western New Mexico University Museum, Curator of Education at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, before coming to the Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum in 1990.
  • If submitting photographic artwork, please briefly state type of process and medium used in developing and printing.
  • Must be properly labeled with Artist Last Name, First Name, Title of Artwork, and emailed to events@artmuseum.org or mailed or delivered to the Yellowstone Art Museum at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101 on a CD. Please make sure all images are less than 2MB. (~ 1000 x 1000 pixels)
  • Please press submit only once. Successful submissions will be returned with the message "Your form was successfully submitted. Thank you for contacting us." and followed up with an email confirmation.
 

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