Join us for The Russell Exhibition and Sale, March 16-18, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana!


The Russell delivers a wide-range of acquisition opportunity for the western art collector, with each event offering an authentic experience.


Member Exhibition Opening and Chamber After Hours, C.M. Russell Museum, 5–7 p.m. Invitation only.

FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 16, 2017

The Russell Exhibition, C.M. Russell Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
All pieces to be sold at the
First Strike Auction and The Russell Live Auction will be on display at the museum as a temporary exhibit to give collectors and art lovers an up-close look. Free for museum members.


C.M. Russell Heritage Award Dinner, Mansfield Convention Center, 5:30 pm. Invitation only.

2016 Heritage Award Dinner Photo Gallery

MARCH 16-18, 2017

Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites. Mansfield Convention Center, Thursday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

2016 Russell Skull Society Suites Photo Gallery

Make the Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites your headquarters for Western Art Week in Great Falls. In addition to artworks for sale by this distinguished group of Western artists, enjoy live music, delectable food, and premium beverages. 


Art Preview Party, C.M. Russell Museum, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Ticketed activities commence Thursday evening with this opportunity to see the auction art one final time, meet many of the artists, and join in the building excitement of the coming events. Gather with friends old and new at this kick-off for Western Art Week. Check back for tickets and prices.

2016 Art Preview Party Photo Gallery

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

Art in Action™, Meadow Lark Country Club, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
An exciting variation of a traditional “quick draw,” this event gives nationally known artists several hours to finish a piece of art while interacting with guests. The event culminates in a live auction of the completed works of art, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists.  Check back for tickets and prices.

2016 Art in Action Photo Gallery

First Strike Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, 6 p.m.
First Strike Friday Night focuses solely on works by contemporary artists. Experienced collectors and burgeoning bidders alike will have the opportunity to compete in a casual, lively atmosphere full of music, food, and fun. Check back for tickets and prices.

2016 First Strike Photo Gallery


Educational Symposium, Free and open to the public.

2016 Animals, Art, and the Environment Symposium Photo Gallery

The Russell Live Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, 4:30 p.m.
For the experienced collector of Western art,
The Russell Live Auction features contemporary art plus significant historical works in a competitive bidding atmosphere. This elegant evening includes a gourmet dinner and beverage service and is a must-attend event for collectors from across the country. Check back for tickets and prices.

2016 Saturday Live Auction Photo Gallery


The Russell is much more than a western art exhibition and sale; it is a three-day western art experience.

A very special thank you to our 2016 Presenting Sponsor: