Bid by Proxy

2017 Prix de West

Fixed-Price Draw for Art Proxy Sale

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers proxy bidding for those unable to attend the Prix de West Sale Saturday, June 10, 2017 but would like to make a purchase. Each year we assist several individuals with this service. 

Each person placing a bid must purchase a ballot book costing $85. The ballot book contains one ballot for each artwork. Only persons who purchase a ballot book can bid on the art.

If you wish to bid on one piece, list that artwork and the pertinent information on the proxy form. If you decide to bid on two pieces of art, list both items on the proxy form. In this case, you must indicate whether you want both, or if you get #1 that you do not want #2, and so forth.

If you want to rank the items, for instance:

1. Morning Chores  Josh Elliott $Price
2. Up Taylor Canyon  Walt Gonske $Price

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT IF MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK IS LISTED AND YOU ARE DRAWN ON ALL, YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE ALL ARTWORKS UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED IN WRITING.

You may fax your proxy form to Trent Riley at (405) 478-4714.  A ballot book will be charged to you in order to place the bids on or before Saturday, June 10.

For your information, at 6:30 p.m. three names are selected and posted. The first person (or proxy) has 30 minutes to confirm the sale. A horn will blow to mark the end of 30 minutes. If the first person chosen has not claimed the work of art, then the second person becomes eligible to purchase the work, etc.

Prix de West proxy purchasers can expect a three percent credit card fee of their total invoice. Bidders paying by check must ensure their check arrives by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

PLEASE PROVIDE PHONE NUMBERS WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED ON THE DAY OF THE SALE TO INFORM YOU IF YOUR BID WAS SELECTED.

Please note: IF AN ARTWORK IS SELECTED AS THE PRIX DE WEST PURCHASE AWARD WINNER, IT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR OUTSIDE PURCHASE. It becomes part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The award is announced at a luncheon on Saturday, June 10, 2017. 

You will be notified immediately after the sale if you are successful in your bid.  Please contact Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251 or by email at Triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org if you have questions. Click here for a printable Proxy form. Thank you for your interest.