Art Auction 50

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

50th Annual Art Auction Event
March 3rd, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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. Take part as we celebrate this milestone on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event will be held at the Yellowstone Art Museum located at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana. 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 culminates in our Annual Art Auction, which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” cocktails, and gourmet heavy hors d’oeuvres, all within the beautiful spacious galleries. The Auction begins Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m. and features a dinner and dessert buffet catered by Thomas Nelson Catering. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:00 p.m. and will include a raffle drawing for exquisite jewelry donated by Montague’s Jewelers.

In honor of the 50th Art Auction,  the YAM is 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.  Do not miss this once in a lifetime occasion to view and bid on work by Pablo Picasso in Billings, Montana.

Download the auction catalog and view the artwork selections from 131 artists from across the nation, including 110 Montana artists. The exhibition will remain open for viewing and silent auction Buy-It-Now and bidding is currently available. (Buy-It-Now ends on Friday, March 2nd, at 8 p.m.).

Purchase your advance ticket using the form below to pay with PayPal or call the museum front desk to order and pay by credit card over the phone.

General admission tickets are $95 per person and $105 at the door. Reserved seating is $115 and limited. Raffle tickets may be purchased separately and the ticket holder need not be present to win.

Unable to attend? You can still bid absentee. Registration for absentee bids closes on February 27, 2018. Download the printable Absentee Bid Form (PDF 40KB). Contact Jason Jam at 406-256-6804 or email for more information.


  • Fill out the form below and when submitted the site will redirect you to Paypal checkout. Your payment must be successfully submitted through PayPal in order for your ticket order to be completed. One the payment is received your ticket(s) will be available at Will Call on Saturday, March 3rd.
  • After clicking submit below you will be redirect to the YAM Paypal payment site. Alternatively, you can call 406-256-6804 x236 to order and pay for your tickets over the phone.



The 50th Annual Art Auction is 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 Jason Jam, Special Events Coordinator, with any questions: 406-256-6804 x236 or email

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