What is The West Select?
The West Select is a Western invitational art sale and exhibition held at Phoenix Art Museum. The Sale is a major fundraising event with proceeds benefitting Phoenix Art Museum. Making its debut in October 2011, The West Select presents an expansive view of the American West. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs the works in exhibition reveal iconic landscapes, still-lifes and wildlife; historical genre scenes of cowboys, settlers and American Indians; and depictions of the modern, or “New West.”
What is the Date of The 2013 West Select Sale?
The 2013 West Select Sale will be held on Friday, November 8 starting at 5:30pm. Please check the Schedule for additional weekend events.
The Exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, November 10 and runs through Tuesday, December 31. If you are unable to attend the sale and would like more information on the exhibition, please click here.
What are the Ticket Prices?
The cost for The 2013 West Select is $125 per person for the Sale only and $35 for a seat at the Awards Lunch. Absentee bidding is available and the cost is $100.
How Does the Sale Work?
The West Select Sale is a fixed-price, luck-of-the-draw sale. Each work of art in the Sale has a pre-set price. All prices are listed on both the wall next to the work of art as well as on the Price Sheet which is handed out on the evening of the Sale. Upon registration, you will receive an “intent to purchase” book containing one “intent to purchase” slip
for each work of art. See something you like, simply put the slip into the box next to the work of art. If your slip is drawn, you have the opportunity to purchase that work of art.
The “Intent to Purchase” period will begin at 5:30pm and will last for 1 hour (until 7pm) and will conclude with a loud horn. At 7pm, two names will be drawn from each box and will be posted as the #1 and #2 buyers for the works of art. Buyer #1 has 20 minutes to purchase the artwork. At 7:20pm, another horn will blow, if Buyer #1 has not purchased the work of art yet, Buyer #2 will now have the opportunity to purchase.