yellowstone art auction

the annual yellowstone art auction is the yam’s signature fundraising event.

Yellowstone Art Auction 55
February 2 – March 5, 2023

The Yellowstone Art Museum is pleased to be seeking submissions for Yellowstone Art Auction 55. The Art Auction raises crucial support for the exhibitions and educational programs that the Yellowstone Art Museum presents to the community year-round. $35.00 fee entitles the entrant to submit up to four entries. This exhibition will be on display beginning Thursday, February 2, 2022 and culminate with festivities the weekend of Sunday, March 5, 2022. AA55 is one of the YAM’s most treasured opportunities to spotlight the artwork of our regional artists, up-and-coming talent, and to inspire patrons who are beginning their collections.

Important Applicant Dates:

  • Final application deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Acceptance notification sent: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Art delivered to YAM by: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Final day of the auction exhibition: Sunday, March 5, 2023


Accepted Auction Artists Receive:

  • Inclusion in the Yellowstone Art Auction 55 silent auction and exhibition, which is presented in the museum’s main gallery from Thursday, February 2, 2023, to Saturday, March 5, 2023, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.
  • A special invitation to the special events surrounding the AA55 exhibition, including opening and closing receptions, artist talks, and more.
  • One copy of the 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.
  • Special acknowledgment for artists making full donations (100%) to live or silent auctions on exhibition signage, catalog, and website.


Submission Requirements:

  • Completed application.
  • Artist statement (50 words maximum, required for printed publication).
  • Digital images uploaded.


Eligibility and Judging:

  • To be considered for the live auction, all artists must submit a 50-word artist statement.
  • Yellowstone Art Auction 55 is open to all original media (2-D and 3-D) except jewelry. Reproductions, including giclées and mechanical prints on canvas, will be disqualified.
  • Up to four works may be submitted. Artists may submit detail images of their work if they choose. Works will be juried based on the digital entries. Submitted work must be created within the last five years.
  • Works submitted to past Art Auctions are not eligible.
  • Over-sized objects will not be considered. Works must not exceed 36″ x 36″ x 36″ dimensions.

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