Attend the Reception
April 15 - July 19, 2023
Tickets on Sale for the 2023 CFD Western Art Show and Sale
July 19, 2023
6:00 pm - Shotgun Preview *
*By Invitation Only to Museum Patrons and Sponsors
July 20, 2023
Western Art Show & Sale Opening Reception
3:30 PM - Red Carpet Registration, Museum Entrance
4:30 PM - Reception at Wyoming Governor's Residence*
*Guests must provide a name before July 10th and check in at the Museum in order to be admitted to the Governor's Residence
6:00 PM - Art Show & Sale Exhibition Opens
Jump-the-Gun Sales Begin
7:00 PM - Dinner Service Begins
Regular Buy Opens with First Drawing
7:20 PM - Regular Buy Second Drawing
July 21 - August 13, 2023
Art Exhibition open to the public
Rules of Engagement
JUMP THE GUN
Opening Night Attendees and Proxy Buyers may purchase artwork prior to the first draw for a premium price (regular price + 25%) starting at 6:00 pm on July 20, 2023. This is a popular event for those buyers who cannot live without a piece of artwork, keeping them ahead of the lottery system of our regular purchase. Ask the salesperson to fill out a sales slip and take it to the cashier. Jump the Gun buyers receive an additional tax deduction on top of the standard 35% rate.
Please note that all artwork is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Opening Night Attendees and Proxy Buyers may enter their name into the drawing for the artwork of their choice. Ask the salesperson to help you fill out the intent to purchase slip and put it into the drawing box next to the corresponding piece of art.
Winners are drawn at 7:00 pm and the intent to purchase slips will be labeled in the order they are drawn. The slip drawn first has the first right of refusal to purchase artwork up until 7:20 pm when the second slip drawn can then claim the piece. Winners will fill out a sales slip from a salesperson and take that to the cashier. A copy of the sales slip will be given to the winner; buyers must fill out the shipping agreement at checkout.
Buyers who are unable to attend the Opening Reception in person may purchase through either Jump the Gun and/or the Draw via their Proxy. In order to Proxy Buy, you must submit a Proxy Application to the Museum Offices by July 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm. There is a $140 non-refundable Proxy Application Fee. Contact the Art Show Coordinator Amanda HERE in order to fill out a Proxy Application.
Starting at 8:00 am on July 21, 2023, the general public may purchase artwork online or by visiting the Museum during normal operating hours. Each purchase made is 35% tax deductible. Public Buy will end August 13, 2023.