2023 AUCTION EVENTS

TWO GREAT  WESTERN ART EXPERIENCES

March 17 – 18, 2023

August 17 – 19, 2023

Energize your western spirit at two prestigious western art experiences in 2023. Inspired by the one-and-only artist and storyteller Charlie Russell, these events will include happenings for all ages and any who love art and the western lifestyle. Join us in Great Falls, Montana, for the premiere fundraising events of the C.M. Russell Museum. Glimpse into the past, experience today’s artistic expressions of the West, and join in the future of Charlie’s western art legacy.

EVENTS

CHARLIE’S MARCH ROUNDUP

Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 2023

Kick-off western art week with your friends at the C.M. Russell Museum! Get up close and personal with the artwork at our exclusive art preview party and two nights of sales – featuring contemporary, historical works, and other western collectibles. Don’t forget to wrap up your weekend with our can’t-miss educational symposiums!

 

FREE ADMISSION

Explore the galleries of the C.M. Russell Museum including the original Russell house and studio.

Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19, 2023

Visit with some of the most admired and accomplished western artists of our time at the Artist Suites at The Russell. Free and open to all, witness the West through canvas, bronze, woodworking, metal, and more at over 100 miniature galleries set up by artists. Enjoy this opportunity to take home your first piece of original fine art, add to your collection, or just relish in world-class artworks alongside the artists who created them.

Free and open to the public.

 THE RUSSELL 2023 ART PREVIEW PARTY

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Gather with friends old and new at the Art Preview Party, where you can view the artwork to be sold at First Strike and The Russell one final time. Mingle with many of the artists and join in the building excitement of the coming events as you take in the finest artworks. 

 

THE RUSSELL 2023 ART IN ACTION

Friday, August 18, 2023

Glimpse into the mind and talent of revered artists at Art in Action. Guests watch as artists finish their works in this exciting variation of a traditional “quick draw”, have the opportunity to visit and interact, as well as enjoy brunch and live music at this action packed event. The event culminates in a live auction with 100% of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists.

ART IN ACTION

Glimpse into the mind and talent of revered artists at Art in Action. Guests watch as artists finish their works in this exciting variation of a traditional “quick draw”, have the opportunity to visit and interact, as well as enjoy brunch and live music at this action packed event. The event culminates in a live auction with 100% of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists.

THE RUSSELL 2023 FIRST STRIKE FRIDAY NIGHT AUCTION

Friday, August 18, 2023

First Strike Friday Night Auction focuses solely on the works of contemporary artists. Experienced collectors and burgeoning bidders alike will have the opportunity to compete in a casual, entertaining atmosphere full of music, food, and fun. 

THE RUSSELL 2023 EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, August 19, 2023

The Russell Education Symposium is an opportunity to expand your knowledge on the American West. Check back for more information on the 2023 symposium topic. 

Free and open to the public.

THE RUSSELL 2023 LIVE AUCTION

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Don’t miss the crowning event, The Russell Live Auction, an elegant evening for the experienced collector of Western art. Featuring significant historical works, as well as distinguished contemporary art, the evening includes a gourmet dinner and beverage service in a lively competitive bidding atmosphere. This is a must-attend event for collectors from across the country.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

MORE INFORMATION

Charlie’s March Roundup is March 17-18, 2023.

The Russell Sale is August 18-20, 2023.

Both sale events will feature in-person events as well as online auction platforms with telephone and absentee bidding options available.

The submission deadline for the 2023 sale will be February 1, 2023.

Artist/Consignor Submission forms are linked at the top of this page.