Frequently Asked Questions
Purchasing Artwork Questions
Where is the gallery on the artist page? I click on the Purchase Artwork button, but it doesn't do anything?
The gallery for each artist will be available to view and purchase from October 1 – 31st.
How do I buy a piece of art from the Gallery?
Once you find a piece of art you like, just fill out the form below the artist to contact the artist directly to arrange for purchase.
Can I contact the Artists directly if I have a question?
Yes, just fill out the form on the artists’ gallery page and ask your question in the message area. The artist will get back to you. Or use the telephone symbol under the artist profile picture to call them directly.
Bidding on Artwork Questions
How do I bid on an Auction Item?
You must fill out the “Register Now” form to be able to bid in the auction. Once you’ve done that you can bid away!
Will I be notified if I am outbid by another buyer?
Yes, if you answer yes to the question “Send me text notices” When you fill out your auction registration form.
Can I bid on several items at once?
Yes, you can bid on as many silent auction items as you want. They will all close at the same time – 4 pm on Sunday, Oct 10th.
Are all the Auction items Original Works of Art?
Yes, everything in the Major and Miniature Auctions are originals. The Benefit Auction will have a few prints available.
Do I have to pay for shipping or can I pick up my Auction piece at the Heritage Center?
You may pick up your Auction piece at the Heritage Center on October 9th after the auction ends, or on October 10th from 10 – 5 pm, or on October 31st from 10 -2 pm. If these times don’t work, please call us to make special arrangements.
If we need to ship the artwork to you, we are happy to do that, but you will be charged for the full amount of shipping via USPS.
General Show Questions
Will there be a Live Auction?
Yes! Steve Mitzner will be with us this year on October 9th. The Auction will also be live online if you can’t join us in person. You will be able to bid right along with the Live Auction while comfortable at home.
Will there be Artist booths?
Yes! This year our show is at the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center. We only have a limited amount of space for our artists, but we are hoping to have around 15 artists in Action for you to enjoy. They will be in attendance on Saturday, Oct 2 & 9 from 10am – 8 pm and Sunday, Oct 3 & 10 from 10 am – 4 pm
Where is the show being held this year?
Do to Covid, we will be holding our 2021 show inside the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center. We are still on the Washington State Fairgrounds, inside the Red Gate, just down 9th Ave SW from the Gold Gate and the Expo Hall where we have been in the past.
What is the Preview Party & Wine Reception?
The Preview Party & Wine Reception is a time when patrons can come down and see the Auction pieces in person. It will be held Saturday from 10:00 to 8:30pm October 2nd. We will hang all the Auction pieces (Silent & Live) at the Fred Oldfield Center in Puyallup, WA (located on 9th Avenue SW in the Washington State Fair & Convention center grounds inside the Red Gate). In continuing our theme of Down Home Hospitality, We will have appetizers, drinks and entertainment all day long. You wiill also be able to visit with our 15 or so artists in action!
What does the Benefit Auction benefit?
The Oldfield Show is proudly sponsored by the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center. Our mission is advancing Western art and all art through the example set by Fred Oldfield. Our vision is to provide a creative outlet where the history, passion, and art of Fred Oldfield’s life will live on in all generations. We offer Art Classes to school age children and people of all ages. We also have dioramas set up depicting life as Fred experienced it in the early 1900’s with many artifacts and northwest history lessons. The Benefit Auction supplies the Center with much needed income to keep our art classes and western history alive. Find out more about the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center at Fredoldfieldcenter.org