Art Auction

Thank you for your generous support of Art Auction 50! See you next year! 

Art Auction 50 exhibition was on view:
January 25, 2018–March 3, 2018

The Yellowstone Art Museum is proud to host the longest-running and most diverse of the region’s art auctions. This event has opened the door between artists and collectors and has made Billings, Montana, an art-rich environment. Art Auction 50 was held at the Yellowstone Art Museum on March 3, 2018. The Annual Art Auction is the YAM’s most significant fundraising event, generating proceeds in support of exhibitions and educational programming throughout the year.

The exhibition culminated in our Annual Art Auction, which consisted of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” cocktails by High Horse Saloon & Eatery, and gourmet heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Thomas Nelson Catering, Live music by Parker Brown, Erik Olson, and Craig Hall, all within the beautiful spacious galleries of the YAM.   The new Executive Director, Bryan Knicely, was introduced during the Live Auction. 

In honor of the 50th Art Auction,  the YAM was proud to offer a golden opportunity to exhibit and auction a rare print by Pablo Picasso, titled Portrait d’Homme à la Fraise, Variation d’après El Greco, 1962.  This opportunity was made possible through the generosity of Galerie Michael.  


The 50th Annual Art Auction was generously sponsored by:

Title Sponsor:
The Oakland Companies

Lead Sponsors:
Eide Bailly LLP
Intermountain Distributing Company
Sibayne Stillwater

Supporting Sponsors:
Wipfli LLP
Crowley Fleck PLLP

Community Sponsors:
Sanctuary Spa and Salon
The Joy of Living
DiA Events
Yellowstone Surgery Center
Hardy Construction
Montague’s Jewelers
PayneWest Insurance
High Horse Saloon & Eatery

Contributing Sponsor
Party Solutions

Please call Shane de Leon, Special Events Coordinator, with any questions: 406-256-6804 x236 or email

Interested in Sponsoring Art Auction next year?
Contact Ryan Cremer at or 406-256-6804 x226.