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Most museum auctions and arts festivals select artists through a competitive process each year, with participation confirmed one to four months in advance. Other events will be added to the following list as confirmation notices are recieved.

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Frame of Reference Gallery - Whitefish, Montana - 235 the Smaller Works Show

Yellowstone Art Museum - Billings, Montana - Auction Exhibition

Yellowstone Art Museum - Art Auction (on-line)

Missoula Art Museum - Missoula, Montana - Art Auction (on-line)

Arts Council of Big Sky - Big Sky, Montana - Art Auction (on-line)

Art on the Green - Couer d' Alene, Idaho

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art - Great Falls, Montana - Art Auction Exhibition

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art - Great Falls, Montana - Art Auction

Waterworks Art Museum - Miles City, Montana - Art Auction Exhibition

Waterworks Art Museum - Miles City, Montana - Art Auction

Art in the Pearl – Portland, Oregon

Artist Showcase – art auction - Spokane Valley Arts Council - Spokane, Washington

Radius Gallery - Missoula, Montana - Holiday Show

Frame of Reference Gallery - Whitefish, Montana - 235 the Smaller Works Show

Jan. 28 - March 4......

Feb. 26 ......

March 5 ......

June 10 ......

June 10 - July 10......


Yellowstone Art Museum - Billings, Montana - Auction Exhibition

Big Sky Arts Council - Art Auction - Big Sky, Montana

Yellowstone Art Museum - Art Auction

Altitude Gallery - Bozeman, Montana - painting demo and opening

Altitude Gallery - Bozeman, Montana - featured artist


Art in the Pearl - Virtual Arts Festival


Event Dates: September 5 - 7, 2020

Location: On line - virtual event

(406) 295-5185

Arts in the Pearl: 503.512.9071

Sausalito Art Festival - Silent Auction


Event Dates: Sept. 1 - 13, 2020

Location: On line - virtual event

(415) 332-3555

Sausalito Art Festial/a>: 415.332.3555

Big Sky Art Auction


Event Dates: February 29, 2020 - 6 pm

Location: The Wilson Hotel - Big Sky, Montana

Phone P. 406.995.2742

Arts Council of Big Sky: 406.995.2742

La Quinta Arts Festival

Event Dates: March 1 - 4, 2018 10 am - 5 pm

Location: La Quinta Civic Center - Palm Springs, California

78150 Calle Tampico #215, La Quinta, CA 92253

Phone (760) 564-1244

La Quinta Arts Festival Contact
Kathleen Hughes: (760) 564-1244

Contact La Quinta Arts Foundation: (760) 564-1244

Yellowstone Art Museum - Art Auction 50

"Yellowstone Art Museum"

Event Dates: March 3, 2018 5 - 10 pm

Location: 401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101

Phone (406) 256-6804

"Art Auction 50 - 2018 Catalouge"

Contact Jason Jam, Special Events Coordinator (406) 256-6804


"Radius Gallery"

Event Dates: March 2 - 31, 2018 Gallery Hours

Tue - Fri:11am - 6pm

Sat:11am - 3pm

Sun - Mon:closed

Location: Radius Gallery - Missoula, Montana

114 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802

Phone (406) 541-7070

"Radius Gallery - Facebook"

Contact: Radius Gallery: 406-541-7070


11" x 14"

"Montana Miniatures"

Event Dates: March 14 - 17, 2018 6 pm

Location: Out West Art Show - Great Falls, Montana

Best Western Heritage Inn

1700 Fox Farm Rd, Great Falls, MT 59404

Phone 406-363-7693

SILENT AUCTION "Montana Miniatures 2018 Catalouge"

Contact: Zach Cheetham - Bitterroot Frames :406-363-7693


"Spokane Valley Arts Council"

Event Dates: May 12, 2018 5 pm

Location: Centerplace Regional Event Center - Spokane Valley, Washington

"Artist Showcase 2018"

Contact: Spokane Valley Arts Council

"C.M. Russell Museum"

Event Dates: 3/18/2016 6 pm

Location: Mansfield Convention Center - Great Falls, Montana

Phone 406-455-8514

First Strike Friday - Art Auction. "The Russell 2016 Catalouge"

Contact C.M. Russell Museum :406-455-8514

"Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art"

Solo Exhibition - "The West"

Dec. 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016

Location: Great Falls, Montana

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1400 1st Ave N
Great Falls, Mt 59401
Phone (406) 727-8255

Alan McNiel’s family moved west in the 1970’s from Tennessee to a Arizona town near the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Dessert horizons featuring jagged buttes, smooth mesas and the fauna and flora of this dry climate peppered the landscape. An ancient pueblo ruin was perched on a mesa at the edge of town and red chili peppers dried in the sun on the sides of stucco houses.

In high school McNiel worked with an archaeological team excavating an early pueblo which had been abandoned for centuries. The first step was to remove rocks and earth with picks and shovels. Next, they gently removed delicate ceramic and stone artifacts with small trowels. McNiel notes that this experience has influenced every segment of his career as an artist. Although the paintings in this exhibition have more to do with impressionism and contemporary realism than archeology, McNiel’s appreciation for Pueblo ceramics is always somewhere under the surface - like foundation blocks hidden from sight.

With this series McNiel seeks to express a sense of everyday experience in the year 2015 with scenes of Montana businesses, streets, small towns and other familiar scenes. Though the urban landscapes that are the focus of his paintings are not unusual at this time, McNiel’s series documents a 21st century Montana that will someday be a fleeting memory. Perhaps these memories will serve as a catalyst for thought, a record of what has been, and a point of reflection. McNiel envisions that in a few years these common everyday pictures will be about life in the “old west.”

Contact Kristi Scott, Curator of Art : (406) 727-8255

"Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art"

Event Dates: Auction: 4/9/2016 5 pm

Exhibition 3/18-4/8/2016

Location: Great Falls, Montana

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1400 1st Ave N
Great Falls, Mt 59401
Phone (406) 727-8255

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art announces our annual art auction. The auction is a premiere social event in north central Montana connecting art collectors with the region’s finest artists, set against the backdrop of lively music, good food and drink. The 19th Annual Art Auction will take place in Great Falls, Montana, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Proceeds from the event support the museum’s exhibitions and related educational programs.

Contact Kristi Scott, Curator of Art : (406) 727-8255

Pikes Place Market - Seattle

"La Quinta Arts Festival"

Event Dates: 3/3/2014 - 3/6/2016

Location: Palm Springs, California

78150 Calle Tampico
Suite 215
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone (760) 564-1244
(760) 564-6884 FAX

La Quinta Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce that its signature event La Quinta Arts Festival has been ranked the #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation by Art Fair SourceBook, the definitive guide for art and craft fairs in the United States.

The 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the visually stunning setting of La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus (78495 Calle Tampico La Quinta CA) in the greater Palm Springs area – Southern California’s preferred desert resort location.

Produced by La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with its Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta, La Quinta Arts Festival raises funds for the Foundation’s non-profit mission of Promoting & Cultivating the Arts.

On a smartphone or tablet? Visit La Quinta Arts Festival’s new mobile website, here: Festival.LQAF.com

This award-winning event attracts art patrons and tourists from across the nation as one of the Coachella Valley’s premier attractions. Live Entertainment, Delicious Food, Wine and Beer complement your experience.

Contact Kathleen Hughes: (760) 564-1244

Navaho Reservation - Arizona

"Scottdale Arts Festival"

Event Dates: 3/11/2014 - 3/13/2016

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone 480-874-4676
480-874-4699 FAX

Named one of the top arts festivals in the nation by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine and “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has been recognized for its high-quality fine arts since 1971. The Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.

Contact Hillary West : 480-874-4676

Open Space

"Hockaday Museum of Art"

Event Dates: 3/5/2016 - 4/18-2016

Solo Exhibition - "Open Space"

Location: Kalispell, Montana

302 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901


The body of work presented in the exhibit examines McNiel’s connection to the open spaces within a painting – the imprecise aspects and ambiguities that separate our experience of a picture from that of everyday existence. Each of the paintings relates to a story from the artist’s life where his own thoughts and observations become a part of the visual relationship to the piece. He believes the true success of a painting depends on how it relates to the thoughts, imagination and experiences of the viewer.

Contact Barry B. Conger - Hockaday Museum of Art: 406.755.5268

Spokane Valley Arts Council

"Spokane Valley Arts Council"

Event Dates: 5/21/2016

Location: Spokane, Washington

Centerplace - Spokane Valley
PO Box 141676
Spokane Valley , WA 99214
Phone: 509-924-3494 Spokane Valley Chamber - Message

Come and enjoy and evening of food, music, and wonderful art!
The live auction will include over 50 originals in oil, acrylic, pastel, bronze and much more!
The event opens at 5 with quick draw/demonstrations and wine and food. Live jazz music by the Charles Swanson 4Kestra will be from 5-7. Followed by the live auction at 7.

The Spokane Valley Arts Council is a local Non-Profit organization supporting the arts in the Inland Northwest. The council together with local arts organizations, help connect the local community with the wealth of arts available in the Inland Northwest.

For Tickets- Call Jim at 924-5009, Fritz at 290-5495 or Pacific Flyway Gallery 747-0812

Contact Holly Swanson: 509-747-0812

Glacier National Park

"Hockaday Museum of Art"

Event Dates: 6/16/2016 - 6/20-2015

Plein Air Glacier

Location: Kalispell, Montana

302 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901


Details: "Plein Air Glacier"

Contact Barry B. Conger - Hockaday Museum of Art: 406.755.5268

Winter Pasturer

"Western Masters Art Show & Sale "

Event Dates: 3/19/2014 - 3/22/2014

Location: Best Western Heritage Inn

1700 Fox Farm Road
Suite 215
Great Falls, Montana, 59404
Phone (406) 781-0550

The Western Masters Art Show & Sale is a four-day fine art exhibition held March 19-22, 2014 at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls, Montana. Since the opening of the Heritage Inn 40 years ago, artists have annually exhibited their work in hotel rooms that have been emptied of furniture, creating a studio setting. This show continues and expands this legacy, bringing many of the country's premiere Western artists to Great Falls for the Western Art Week. With over 140 juried artists and galleries exhibiting paintings and sculptures in 109 rooms, there is a vast range of media, subject matter and style. The Western Masters Art Show gives Western art lovers a unique opportunity to meet and talk to their favorite artists while enjoying food, drinks, demonstrations and educational presentations. The exhibitors' rooms at the Western Masters Art Show & Sale are open all day from Wednesday evening through Saturday evening. Several special events are scheduled, including a free concert by Montana musicians , as well as the Off the Wall Auction, a Quick Draw, and fun activities for all ages during the "community day" on Friday. We hope you can join us as we continue the tradition! If you wish to learn more, please contact us at info@westernmastersartshow.com

Contact Morgan Cawdry: (406) 781-0550


Seattle, Washington

"Northwest Museum of Art and Culture - Art Auction 2013"

Event Dates: 11/9/2013

Location: Spokane, Washington

Davenport Hotel
( 509.363.5323

Schedule for the Evening
Quick Finish
Silent Auction
Live Auction Preview

Silent Auction - First Section closes

Silent Auction - Second Section closes
Quick Finish Stand-up Auction

Golden Ticket Raffle Drawing
Dinner Served
Live Auction

Tickets $100 • Casual Evening Attire
Complimentary Wine • Guitar music by Steven King

Contact Jerry Smith: 509.363.5323

Montana 2013

Western Art Roundup

Event Dates: 4/28/2013 - 5/19/2013

Reception: 5/19/2013 9:30-11:30

Location: Waterworks Art Museum (aka: Custer County Art and Heritage Center)

Waterplant Road

Miles City MT 59301


The Western Art Roundup & Quick Draw coincides with the world famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale and features "Western and Tribal" genre. This group showing will range from traditional to contemporary art forms. A Quick Draw and Auction will take place in Riverside Park on Saturday beginning at 10:30am, during the Bucking Horse parade. Fifteen to twenty artists each complete an art piece within 30 minutes. Then the art piece is auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Join us for an artist brunch reception on Sunday from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Custer County Art & Heritage Center. The Art Center is in a historic and scenic 1910 municipal water treatment plant at Waterplant Park and overlooks the Yellowstone River.

Exhibits: April 28 - June 16
Quick Draw: May 18
Artist Breakfast: May 19

Contact Bonnie Zahn Griffith: 406-234-0635

Sleeping Chickens


Northwest Museum of Art and Culture

Event Dates: 5/31/2013 - 6/2/2013

Location: Spokane, Washington (Coeur d' Alene Park in historic Brown's Additon)

2316 W First Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201

The 28th year for this remarkable 3-day art festival. In Coeur d'Alene Park in historic Browne's Addition neighborhood. Over 160 artisans, food booths, live music, wine and beer garden, art-making tent for kids of all ages. Friday, May 31 Noon - 8pm Sat, June 1 10am - 8pm Sun, June 2 10am - 5pm (Music & Beer/Wine Tent until 10pm on Sat and Sun)

Contact Linda Queen: (509) 363-5336

Salt Lake City

"Utah Arts Festival"

Event Dates: 6/20/2013 - 6/23/2013

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

2316 W First Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201

The Utah Arts Festival is one of the largest, most culturally rich artistic showcases for artists throughout the western United States. The works celebrated at the festival stretch well beyond the borders of Utah, exposing over 80,000 festival-goers to a diverse collection of contemporary yet traditional, challenging yet accessible, thought provoking yet fun range of works over four frenetic days every June.

Contact Amanda Neff: (801) 322-2428

"Utah Arts Festival on Facebook"

Clodhopper and Sprout

"Yaak School Benefit"

Event Dates: 7/6/2013

Location: Yaak, Montana

TROY, MT 59935

(406) 295-4805

Join us to support the Yaak School on July 7 for a dinner, auction, artist's booths, and live music! 11am - 5 pm

Contact Yaak School: (406) 295-4805

Art in the park

"Hockaday Museum of Art"

Event Dates: 7/19/2013 - 7/21-2013

Location: Kalispell, Montana

302 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901


The Hockaday Museum of Art proudly presents the 45th Annual Arts in the Park festival. Arts in the Park is the Flathead Valley’s premiere arts, crafts, and music festival held in Kalispell’s historic downtown Depot Park. Over 100 local and visiting artists and craftsmen offer their unique and quality works for sale. Food and beverage vendors from around the valley provide delicious treats, and live musical entertainment gives the festival a light mood. A spirited fair for all ages! Arts in the Park is a benefit event for the Hockaday Museum of Art. All admission proceeds support the Museum in its mission and programs.

Daily Admittance $3
Weekend Pass $5
Children 6 & Under Free

Purchase of the $5 Weekend Pass button gives the wearer unlimited admission to the festival all three days, as well as admission to the Hockaday Museum of Art (Friday/Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm) during the festival.

Contact Barry B. Conger - Hockaday Museum of Art: 406.755.5268

Bellevue Arts Fair

"Bellevue Art Museumt"

Event Dates: JULY 26, 27, & 28, 2013

Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 9:30pm, Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm

Location: Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum - Seattle, Washington


67 years and as vibrant as ever! BAM is proud to host this much treasured community celebration, now one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the region, and we're already beaming with excitement in anticipation for this year's BAM ARTSfair! Volunteer and be a part of this community event! Work with artists, performers, kids, and more! Join in the fun and help make fair weekend come alive by being a part of our BAM ARTSfair team! Learn more > If you are a BAM ARTSfair participant, please visit the Exhibitors page under "Participant Information" to download your online registration packet > In the meantime, don't be a stranger and join us for equally exciting exhibitions and programs year-round and opportunities to shop from Fair artists in our Museum Store!

BAM ARTSfair is the original, longest-running fair in downtown Bellevue and held in conjunction with two other fairs, the Bellevue Festival of the Arts and 6th Street Fair.

Contact Bellevue Arts Museum: 425.519.0770

Cowscape - Cash Award - Juried Show 2012

"Art on the Green"

Event Dates: 8/2/2013 - 8/4-2013

Location: Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

North Idaho College

Join in the celebration of art, creativity and friendship at the 45th Annual Art on the Green on August 2nd, 3rd & 4th in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!

A marketplace, performance space and a gathering place for friends and families, this yearly event is the highlight of the summer in Coeur d'Alene.

Art on the Green is held at the old Fort Sherman Grounds on the North Idaho College Campus, just a short walk from Downtown and City Park. Shuttle bus service to the west side of the NIC campus from downtown is also available during the festival.

Citizens' Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 901
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-0901

Contact Cathy: 208-667-9346

Art Fair Jackson Hole

"Art Fair Jackson Hole"

Event Dates: 8/16/2013 - 8/18/2013

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Miller Park, corner of Millward Street and Deloney Avenue.
$3 per day for Art Association members $5 per day for non-members

Established in 1965, Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) brings diverse forms of art to a community that is rich in western history. Our summer Art Fairs are family-oriented events that feature up to 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths and hands-on art activities. AFJH attracts enthusiastic members of the public from our immediate community and from across the nation who are interested in supporting the visual arts.

Art Association of Jackson Hole
Attn: Amy Fradley, Art Fair Director
P.O. Box 1248
Jackson, WY 83001
Fax: 307.733.6694

Contact Amy Fradley: 307.733.8792

Art in the High Desert

"Art in the High Desert"

Event Dates: 8/23/2013 - 8/25/2013

Location: Bend, Oregon

Friday — Saturday: 10 am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the The Old Mill District.

Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Art & Fine Craft Festival, showcasing over 100 artists from around the country and Canada------all on the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River, in the Old Mill District. See you there!

Art in the High Desert
PO Box 5575
Bend, Oregon 97708

Contact Carla Fox: 541-322-6272

Sausalito Art Festival

"Sausalito Art Festival"

Event Dates: 8/23/2013 - 9/2/2013

Location: Sausalito, California

The 61st Annual Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2013. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
a top-name music line-up, tempting gourmet food, fine wines and premium beers, bring more than 30,000 art lovers together in an electrifying atmosphere of creativity, fun, discovery and magic at one of the world’s greatest and most beloved art festivals every Labor Day Weekend. For more than 60 years, the Sausalito Art Festival has brought art, artists and the community together to inspire, and be inspired and to share the life-enhancing power of art and human connection. Join us at the Festival in the beautiful waterfront setting of Sausalito to celebrate art.

Sausalito Art Festival
PO Box 10
Sausalito, CA 94966
Tel: 415-332-3555
Fax: 415-331-1340

Contact Alicia Arroyo: 415-332-3555


"Art in the Park"

Boise Art Museum

Event Dates: 9/6/2013 - 9/8/2013

Location:Julia Davis Park

More than 250 Artists - 40 Food Vendors Children's Art Tent - Live Entertainment

Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho 83702

The Boise Art Museum presents the 59th Annual
ART IN THE PARK Friday, September 6, 2013: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Mary Corrock- Special Events Coordinator, Boise Art Museum: 208-345-8330

Windmills at the Columbia Gorge - Vantage, Washington

"Montana Triennial"

Event Dates: May 4 - August 25, 2012

Location: Missoula Art Museum

335 North Pattee
Missoula, Montana 59802

A Triennial, is intended to serve as a survey exhibition of contemporary work from a particular region. The Triennial is a perfect fit for the Missoula Art Museum’s programming, whose mission states, “… strives to engage artists and audience in the creative exploration of contemporary art relevant to our community, state and region.”

Most often Triennials are selected by a respected juror or panel of jurors from outside of the region. Keith Wells, Curator of Art at Washington State University’s Museum of Art, was tapped to be this year’s juror.

Wells is no stranger to Missoula having curated the Galen Hansen exhibition at MAM in 2008 and presenting a rousing gallery talk. MAM would like to thank Keith Wells for this Herculean effort in the role of Juror for Montana Triennial 2012. Wells selected just 39 artists to be represented this year, or roughly 25% of the artists and works that were submitted.

The Second Montana Triennial is hosted at MAM, May 4 - August 25, 2012.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Carnegie, Aresty, Silvers and Shott Galleries, doubling the space and effort dedicated to this important juried exhibition. To that end, over 100 works were selected for inclusion. The exhibition was open to all artists living and working in the state of Montana, will feature work by both established and emerging artists statewide and include a variety of media. This statewide event invited artists from every corner of the state to submit and will produce a full-color catalog including the selected artists, complete with the juror's essay.

Please join the museum for the extensive programming associated with the exhibition.

Contact Stephen Glueckert, Curator of Exhibitions: 406.728.0447

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