Art Auction Artist Application

Submissions for the 2018 Art Auction

Artists please fill out the online form below (online submissions are preferred) or you may download a PDF version and mail it along with a CD of properly labeled, digital files to the Yellowstone Art Museum. AA50 Artist Application (130KB PDF)

artists who are juried in, along with supporting this charitable event, enjoy the following benefits:

• Inclusion in the 50th Art Auction and corresponding exhibition, which is presented in the museum’s main galleries, and runs from January 25 to March 3, 2018, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.
• A special invitation to the opening reception honoring participating artists, Thursday evening, January 25, 2018.
• 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 3, 2018, 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 50 is free
• Art Auction 50 is open to all media (2-D and 3-D) except jewelry. Reproductions, including giclées and mechanical prints on canvas, will be disqualified.
• Artists residing in the U.S. and at least 18 years old are eligible
• Up to four works may be submitted. Works will be juried based on the digital entries. Usually, no more than two works from one artist are selected.
• Artists may submit a maximum of two properly labeled images for each entry.
• Submitted work must be created within the last three years.
• Works submitted to past Art Auctions are not eligible
• Over-sized objects will be considered, but are discouraged due to spatial considerations from buyers. Two-dimensional objects exceeding 48” high x 72” wide, and three-dimensional objects weighing over 150 pounds are considered over-sized artwork submissions.

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 selected.
• Digital images are required (slides or prints will not be accepted).
• If submitting by CD, label CD with Last Name, First Name, AA50.
• Label each electronic image with Artist Last Name, First Name, Title of Work (example: Smith_John_Winter Tree Landscape.jpg)
• Submit images by email to events@artmuseum.org with subject: Art Auction 50 “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 be smaller than 2MB, but at least 1MB (~1000 x 1000 pixels)
• The quality of your artwork image affects jurying.  Submit a high quality image of artwork only (excluding artwork frame).  Selections may be disqualified if the YAM is unable to obtain a high-quality image before the catalog press deadline.
• Images of accepted pieces will be retained by the YAM and may be used for promotional purposes.

Important Art Auction 50 dates to remember:

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Submission deadline
Friday, November 17, 2017Notification of acceptance mailed
Friday, December 15, 2017 – Art delivered to YAM by artist
Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Live & silent auction night

2018 Art Auction 50 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 available during the night of the Art Auction.
  • Tasha Kubesh is the current associate curator of exhibitions and collections at Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND and previously gallery director at Flanders Contemporary Art in Minneapolis, MN. She has obtained an art degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design.
  • If submitting photographic artwork, please briefly state type of process and medium used in developing and printing.
  • Digital images can be uploaded to this form. Please make sure all images are less than 2MB. (~ 1000 x 1000 pixels). If submitting by email or CD: Images 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. Images should be of the artwork only. Please exclude frames.
  • Over-sized objects will be considered, but are discouraged due to spatial considerations from buyers. Two dimensional objects exceeding 48” high x 72” wide, and three dimensional objects weighing over 150 pounds are considered over-sized artwork submissions.
  • Please press submit only once. Successful submissions will be returned with the message "Your form was successfully submitted."
 

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