Yellowstone Art Museum’s 50th Annual Art Auction

The Yellowstone Art Museum hosts the longest-running 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 they celebrate this milestone at both the exhibition opening on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and the main event on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Annual Art Auction is the YAM’s most significant fundraising event, generating proceeds in support of exhibitions and educational programming for the entire year. 

Everyone is invited to an opening reception for the Art Auction 50 exhibition, which will be held on January 25, 2018. The opening event will be the first chance to view this year’s Art Auction artwork selections from 131 artists from across the nation, including 110 Montana artists. There will be live music and hors d’oeuvres; admission is free for members. Silent auction bidding and Buy-It-Now begins at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will remain open for viewing up to the main event. Buy-It-Now for Silent Auction artwork ends Friday, March 2nd at 8 p.m.

The exhibition culminates in their 50th 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, all within the beautiful spacious galleries of the YAM. The Auction begins Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m.

In honor of the 50th Art Auction,  the YAM is proud to offer a golden opportunity to display and auction an extremely 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.

Advance tickets to the Art Auction event go on sale January 25th online and at the museum. General admission tickets are $95 per person and $105 at the door. 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. Raffle tickets may be purchased separately and the ticket holder need not be present to win.

The event will be held at the Yellowstone Art Museum located at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana.

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