Sale and Bidding Guidelines

There are two different ways to purchase artwork. When you view the 2014 artwork, you will see that each piece is labeled by auction category.

Random Draw

In this category, each item has a fixed price and winners are selected by random draw.


  • If you wish to bid on artwork in this category, place your fixed bid on the piece.
  • On the night of the sale, one winner for each piece will be selected by random draw.
  • If your name is selected, you have won the piece and are committed to purchasing the artwork.

Only one bid per person is allowed for each piece of artwork in the Intent to Purchase category.

Sealed Bid

In this category, bids are cast using a sealed bidding process, so that no bidder knows how much the other auction participants have bid.


  •  If you wish to bid on artwork in this category, place your bid on the piece.
  • The highest bidder will be declared the winner of the bidding process on the night of the sale.
  • If you have the winning bid, you are committed to purchase the artwork.

If you are the winner in either category above, you are required to pay the winning amount.  All sales are final and there are no exchanges, refunds, or substitutions.

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).


Museum staff will contact you between September 15 -24, 2014 for payment.  Dealers with resale permits are tax-exempt. 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.


The Western Visions Wild 100 show will remain on exhibit through Sunday, September 21, 2014. No artwork will be released prior to September 24, 2014 at 9:00AM. After that date, artwork will be available for pick-up. If you have requested your artwork to be shipped, please allow two to three weeks for delivery.

Virtual Magazine

The entire Western Visions Magazine 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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Digital Bidding

Western Visions® bidding is done through a digital bidding system.

For more information visit the You Tube Link on how to use the digital bidding devices.