Rules of Sale
The 2015 Prix de West Sale will open Saturday, June 13, at 5:30 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 art piece in the exhibition. Each ballot book will have a serial number, which is registered only to the purchaser of that specific ballot book.
The purchaser has until 6:30 p.m. to drop his signed and numbered ballot into the boxes by the art he wishes to purchase. At 6:30 p.m., each salesperson will draw three names and post them on a large card near each work. The printed art number must match the number of the art piece, and the name on the ballot must match the name registered to that ballot book number.
The person whose name is posted first will have thirty (30) minutes to reach the salesperson and pick up the bill of sale to purchase the art.
Once the sale is confirmed, the seller will write SOLD on the large card. If the first individual has not claimed the work of art after the initial thirty (30) minutes expires, the second name is now also eligible to purchase the art for the next twenty (20) minutes. Finally when that 20 minutes expires, the third name is now also eligible to purchase the art for the next ten (10) minutes. For bronze sculptures, multiple names will be drawn for the additional castings available.
After 7:30 p.m., unsold works of art through the draw process are made available on a first-come first-served basis to any buyer.
Paying for Your Artwork
ONLY THE PERSON WHOSE BALLOT BOOK NUMBER MATCHES THE NAME POSTED CAN PAY FOR THE ART
ALL ART PURCHASES REQUIRE PAYMENT IN FULL THE NIGHT OF THE SALE
Checks are to be made payable to the National Cowboy Museum. Purchases made by cash or check generate more support for the nonprofit Museum. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards also are accepted. However, buyers choosing to pay by credit card will incur a fee of three percent of their total invoice. State and local sales tax will be added to the purchase price, when applicable. Any tax exemption will be verified.
A Few More Details
All art will remain on display until the close of the exhibition August 2, 2015, by which time each purchaser must have completed shipping arrangements with the associate registrar. Items will be shipped to the buyer according to the agreed upon arrangements.
The exhibition awards will be announced at the Prix de West Awards Banquet immediately following the sale. The winner of the Prix de West Purchase Award will be announced at noon, Saturday, June 13, during the Prix de West luncheon.
Ballots for the Jackie L. Coles Buyers’ Choice Award should be placed in the Ballot Box located near the entrance to the Kerr Gallery before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
The Prix de West online catalog is updated daily and does not represent the show in its entirety. Please check the title label in the gallery for any changes.
A complete set of procedures and rules is available in each ballot book.