Minimum-Bid Sale

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


Any Cowboy Crossings attendee with a registered bid book may participate in the Minimum-Bid Sale. Minimum-bid ballots are provided in an envelope included in the buyer’s packet. Sale patrons may bid on one or more works of art by submitting a ballot into a special red ballot box posted near the art prior to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7. (Proxy service is available)

Qualified bids are required to exceed the reserve price posted on the artwork and include the buyer’s name, phone number, buyer’s bid number, and signature. Bids may be as high as the patron feels comfortable making and must be in whole dollar increments. At 6:00 p.m., the Minimum-Bid boxes will be removed and results tabulated. The buyer’s name and winning bid are posted at the artwork no later than 6:30 p.m.

The winning bidder is required to purchase the work of art at the price bid. The Minimum-Bid artwork will remain on display through the remainder of the exhibition.

If a work of art in the Minimum-Bid does not sell it will be available for purchase during the Fixed Price Sale. A white box will be placed under the Minimum-Bid box. Buyers not participating in the bid process may submit a ballot from the bid book at any time prior to 6:30 p.m. Buyer’s names will only be drawn and posted from the white ballot box if the piece does not sell during the Minimum-Bid Sale.

Ballots for the CAA

Buyers’ Choice Award ballots should be placed in the Ballot Box located near the Kerr Gallery entrance before 6:30 p.m., Saturday, October 7.

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 purchase 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.