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Sales & Bidding Guidelines

Sales & Bidding Guidelines - Western Visions®

The 30th Annual Western Visions®, presented by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, is one of the signature events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will be congregating at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September 14 and 15. The museum has carefully curated an exhibit of artists whose work is in the permanent collection. The money raised from this fundraiser supports the Museum. The week’s events, offered at the Museum’s award-winning facility across from the National Elk Refuge, draw an international crowd to this critically acclaimed gathering. During Fall Arts Festival (and year-round), the Museum is a hub for art lovers, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, and more.

Silent Auction and Online Bidding at Western Visions®

If you are the highest bidder you are required to pay the pledged amount.  All sales are final and there are no exchanges, refunds, or substitutions.

Online bidding is compatible with all devices including Apple products, androids, and tablets. You will receive a text message with a link to commence bidding on September 8 and/or after being checked in for the Artist Party, Sept 14 and the final Show & Sale, Sept 15.

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).


An e-mail will be sent the night of the event to the highest bidders. Museum staff will contact you between September 18 -22, 2017 for payment.  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 Museum prefers cash and checks for payment. The Museum also accepts credit cards; however, buyers choosing to pay by credit card will incur a fee of three percent of the purchase price and sales tax or shipping.

Event tickets are fully refundable up to 14 calendar days before the ticket’s event date. After that time the National Museum of Wildlife Art will accept the ticket price as a tax-deductible donation.


The Western Visions© Show & Sale will remain on exhibit through Sunday, October 8, 2017. No artwork will be released prior to October 9, 2017. After that date, artwork will be available for pick-up. If you have requested your artwork to be shipped, please allow up to five weeks for delivery.

Virtual Magazine

The entire 2016 Western Visions Price list is available on through ISSUU.

What People Are Saying

This museum was not only beautiful but expansive in its art collections. We visited with our 9 yr.-old granddaughter and she thoroughly enjoyed it as much as we did.

- lindahjensen, Greensboro, NC

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