yellowstone art auction

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

Bidding is now open for all works. View the art and purchase tickets below by clicking on the appropriate link.

Each year, the Yellowstone Art Auction raises crucial support for the exhibitions and educational programs that the Yellowstone Art Museum presents to the community year-round. As much as we would love to again host the social event of the year, things will look a little different as we transition Yellowstone Art Auction 53 online. 

We are thrilled to announce that over 800 works of art were submitted for jury to this year’s exhibition, setting a record, and welcoming new artists from around the country. We are so impressed by the quality and diversity that this exhibition will display. We want to ensure that these works are showcased to our community and the surrounding regions, both in person, and online. Opening night is slated for January 22, with the online bidding platform going live at 5 p.m. This is the first chance to see the work in person and online, and your first chance to bid on work via our Buy-It-Now platform. We will be hosting three intimate Quick-Finish Nights featuring two artists per night. This is your opportunity to watch some of your favorite artists complete work in real-time which will be auctioned off during the Live Auction portion of the event. These events will be in compliance with current Covid-19 guidelines. The exhibition and bidding culminate on March 6 at 10 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Yellowstone Art Auction 53 Ticket Options

January 22 – March 6, 2021


  • This ticket level grants online access to bidding on works from Yellowstone Art Auction 53 and Museum entry to view the exhibition.


  • This ticket level includes everything in the $10 level plus:
  • A copy of the official YAA53 catalog. Your catalog will be mailed to you upon ticket purchase. If you would prefer to pick up your catalog from the museum, please contact the YAM at 406.256.6804.


  • This ticket level includes everything in the $25 level plus:
  • One ticket to a Quick Finish Night.
  • Quick Finish Nights will take place on January 28, February 11, and 25. Each event will feature two special Quick Finish artist creating on-site at the YAM and a cash bar. A museum staff member will contact you to coordinate which evening you would like to attend, or contact the YAM at 406.256.6804. Additional tickets to the Quick Finish Nights are available for $25 and do not include access to online bidding.


  • This ticket level includes everything in the $50 level plus:
  • Acknowledgment in the special VIP page of the Auction Catalog. A YAM representative will contact you after ticket purchase to confirm how you would like to be acknowledged. VIP Level tickets purchased after December 21 will will be listed as VIP online.

For More Information Contact:

General Information
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Volunteer Opportunities
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Event Sponsorship
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YAA Proudly Sponsored by:

Lead Sponsors
Sibanye Stillwater
Intermountain Distributing

Supporting Sponsors
Crowley Fleck PLLP Attorneys

Community Sponsors
Gainan’s Midtown Flowers
Eide Bailly
Payne West Insurance
Red Lodge Clay Center
DiA Events
First Inerstate Bank
Axilon Law Firm

Quick Draw Sponsor
A&E Design