Sales & Purchasing

The 2016 Small Works, Great Wonders Art Sale will open Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Each person purchasing a ticket for the sale will receive a ballot book containing one ballot for each work of art.

The purchaser has from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to drop his/her signed ballot in the box by the works he/she wishes to purchase. At 7:00 p.m. a salesperson will draw two names and post them on a large card near each work of art. The first name posted will have 20 minutes to reach the salesperson and pick up their bill-of-sale to confirm their purchase.


Once the sale is confirmed, the seller will write “SOLD” on the card. If the first individual does not claim the item within the initial 20 minutes, or if the sale is declared invalid, the second name will be eligible to purchase the item for the next 20 minutes. At 7:40 p.m. unsold works will be available to purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Payment Policy for Small Works, Great Wonders

Payment in full must be completed on the night of the sale. Checks are to be made to the 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 of three percent (3%) of their total invoice. To avoid this fee be sure to BRING YOUR CHECK BOOK. State and local sales tax will be added to the purchase price, when applicable. Any tax exemption will be verified.

Purchasers are encouraged to take their artwork with them at the close of the event on November 11th. However, shipping arrangements can be made at the time of payment.

Can’t Attend?

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers proxy bidding for those unable to attend the Small Works, Great Wonders Art Sale Friday, November 11, 2016, but would like to make a purchase. Click here to find out more.