Saturday Evening Schedule of Events (October 7, 2017)
The Museum will close to the public at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping in The Museum Store while we ready the galleries for the Cowboy Crossings Sale. At 5:00 p.m. the Museum and Sale Registration open. The Minimum-Bid boxes will be removed at 6:00 p.m. and results tabulated. The Fixed-Price Draw for Art begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Celebration Dinner and Awards at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy music at The End of the Trail immediately following the Celebration Dinner & Awards. Galleries remain open for additional viewing and purchasing.
Can’t Attend? Bid by Proxy
Rules of Sale
Each person purchasing a ticket for the sale will receive a bid book containing one ballot for each art piece in the CAA & TCAA exhibitions. The purchaser has from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. to drop a signed and numbered ballot into the boxes by the art he/she wishes to purchase. At 6:30 p.m. an air horn will sound at which time each seller will draw two names and post them on a large card near each work. The printed art number must match the number of the art piece number.
The person whose name is posted first will have 20 minutes to reach the salesperson and pick up the bill of sale to purchase the art. Once the sale is confirmed, the seller will write “SOLD” on the card. If the first individual has not claimed the work after the initial 20 minutes expire, the second name becomes eligible to purchase the art for the next 20 minutes. For bronze sculptures, the first name drawn will receive the work on display. Multiple names are drawn for the additional castings available. At 7:10 p.m., unsold art is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Paying for Your Purchase
All art purchases require payment in full the night of the sale. Only the person whose name is posted can pay for the art. Paying for someone else’s art is not allowed.
Forms of Payment
Checks are to be made to National Cowboy Museum. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are also accepted. However, buyers choosing to pay by credit card will incur a fee on their total invoice of 3%. State and local sales tax will be added to the purchase price, when applicable. Any tax exemption will be verified.
After Opening Weekend
The CAA exhibition will be available for viewing through November 26, 2017, and the TCAA exhibition will be available for viewing through January 7, 2018.Unsold art will remain available for purchase through The Museum Store at (405) 478-2250 ext. 228.
Purchased Artwork Pick Up
Arrangements to pick up artwork or have it shipped can be made by contacting Associate Registrar Sherri Duncan, (405) 478-2250 ext. 249, in advance. The CAA and TCAA online catalogs are updated daily and do not represent the show in its entirety. Check the title label in the gallery for any changes.
Information is subject to change without notice.
A complete set of procedures and rules is available in each bid book.