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Sales & Bidding Guidelines

Sales & Bidding Guidelines

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®

Highest bidders are required to pay the pledged amount.  All art 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. Please call (307) 732-5445 with any online bidding questions.

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 high bidders the week of September 18, 2017 for payment. 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 three percent fee on the purchase price, in addition to sales tax or shipping.

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.

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.

Shipping and Pickup

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.

What People Are Saying

We came here in the recommendation of a worker at Yellowstone. The museum itself is beautiful, nestled into the hills outside Jackson. The art is stunning. Some feel almost like photographs. Highly recommended.

- Maureen S, Carlisle, PA

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