Art Auction 50

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

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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 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 Auction begins Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m.  The new Executive Director, Bryan Knicely, will be introduced during the Live Auction. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude with a raffle drawing for exquisite jewelry donated by Montague’s Jewelers. Need not be present to win.

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.).

We are SOLD OUT of Art Auction 50 tickets. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact the museum front desk at 406-256-6804.

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.

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.