Sale and Bidding Guidelines


29th Annual Western Visions®

The 29th Annual Western Visions®, presented by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, is one of the signature events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will be congregating at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September 16 and 17. The museum has carefully curated a field of living artists working with animal forms in a variety of media.  The money raised from this fundraiser supports the Museum. The week’s events, offered at the Museum’s award-winning facility across from the National Elk Refuge, draw an international crowd to this critically acclaimed gathering. During Fall Arts Festival (and year-round), the Museum is a hub for art lovers, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, and more.

This year’s Western Visions® is comprised of three distinct events:

  • Western Visions® Artist Party
  • Western Visions® Show & Sale
  • Jewelery & Artisan Luncheon

The Museum and the Rising Sage Café are in full swing during the daytime. Make sure you reserve a few hours to enjoy the impressive gathering of paintings, sculpture, sketches, jewelry, textiles and more.

Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding at Western Visions®

If you are the highest bidder you are required to pay the pledged amount.  All sales are final and there are no exchanges, refunds, or substitutions.

Mobile bidding is compatible with all devices including Apple products, androids, and tablets. You will receive a text message with a link to commence bidding on September 9th and/or after being checked in for the Artist Party, Sept 15 and the final Show & Sale, Sept 16.


Tax Deductibility

According to IRS Rules and Regulations, the only tax deduction which may be made related to the purchase of an auction item from a non-profit organization is the amount paid in excess of fair market value.  We suggest that you consult your tax professional to determine the tax deduction(s) (if any) for your specific purchase(s).


An e-mail will be sent the night of the event to the highest bidders. Museum staff will contact you between September 17 -23, 2016 for payment.  Please consider payment for your purchases by check to save the Museum the fees for use of credit cards.  Sales tax does not apply if the piece is being shipped out of state; however, by law, you are required to pay sales tax to the state where the item is shipped.

Event tickets are fully refundable up to 14 calendar days before the ticket’s event date. No refunds will be made after this time, however, the National Museum of Wildlife Art can list the price of the ticket as a tax-deductible donation.


The Western Visions© Show & Sale will remain on exhibit through Sunday, October 9, 2016. No artwork will be released prior to October 10, 2016. After that date, artwork will be available for pick-up. If you have requested your artwork to be shipped, please allow three to four weeks for delivery.

Virtual Magazine

The entire 2016 Western Visions Price list is available on WesternVisions.org through ISSUU.



The entire Western Visions© Magazine from 2015  is available on WesternVisions.org through ISSUU. ISSUU is the premier digital publishing provider, creating documents online which read beautifully and are user-friendly.

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