Absentee Bidding

If you wish to purchase art at The West Select Sale on Friday evening, November 8, 2013 but will be unable to attend, you may purchase an Absentee Buyer Number.  The cost per buyer number is $100. The Men’s Arts Council retains the bid books to which each absentee buyer’s number corresponds.

Absentee Buyers for The 2013 West Select Sale will receive a buyer’s number, Price List, and an Absentee Buyer Form. Please note: there is no formal, printed catalogue for The 2013 West Select Sale and Exhibition. Images of all the art included in the Exhibition can be found in The Art section of by clicking here.

Absentee Buyer Form Information

Click here to purchase and register. Once you have registered, the Men’s Arts Council will send you an Absentee Buyer Form. You will need to complete this form and be sure it is return not later than 3pm on Friday, November 8, 2013. On this form you will need to:

  1. Indicate on which work(s) of art you would like to bid;
  2. Indicate whether works of art will be shipped or if they will be picked up from the Museum;
  3. Supply credit card information for the purchase; and
  4. Sign and date the form.  By doing so, you authorize the Men’s Arts Council staff to bid on your behalf by placing intent to purchase slips from your intent book in the boxes corresponding to the art you’ve listed. By completing and signing the form you also guarantee that you will purchase all works for which your bid slips have been drawn (see detailed Terms and Conditions of Sale for more information).
PLEASE NOTE: a 3% fee will be charged for each credit card transaction
Museum Purchase

Phoenix Art Museum and the Museum’s Western Art Associates reserve the right to acquire one work of art in the Exhibition in advance of the Sale.  Absentee buyers submitting bids for a work of art purchased by the Museum and/or Western Art Associates will not receive refunds for absentee buyer registration fees.



All works of art will remain on exhibit through the close of The West Select on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Buyers may pick up their purchase(s) at Phoenix Art Museum or have it (them) shipped at their expense. (Shipping fees will be charged to the credit card you provided. Payment for shipping must occur prior to shipment.)

Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. Buyer should contact Amy Drew in the Office of the Registrar at the Museum at (602) 307-2057 by December 31, 2013 to arrange the pick up/shipment of their Works of Art. Works of Art must be picked up between January 6 and 10, 2014 (unless previous arrangements have been made). If the works of art are to be shipped, shipment to the buyer will be made as soon as possible after January 6, 2014.

In the case of sculptures with multiple castings available for purchase, all castings except the casting on exhibit will be shipped directly to buyers by the artists or their foundries.

For questions on the Absentee Bidder process, please contact Kelly Whitton at (602) 307-2007 or by email at Kelly.Whitton@phxart.org.