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 – 3 pm on Sunday, Oct 22nd.

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 live Auction Piece after the auction closes on October 21st or from 10 -4 pm on October 22nd. You may pick up your silent Auction piece after the Auction Closes at 3 pm on October 22nd. We will be there until 5 pm. I these times don’t work, please call us to make special arrangements.
General Show Questions
Will there be a Live Auction?
We will be live at the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center at the Washington State Fairgrounds (red gate) in Puyallup, WA. 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! We will a variety of artists in person throughout the show. Come on down and visit with them and see their work!
Where is the show being held this year?
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 Reception?
The Reception begins at 5:00 Saturday night! We will have wine, hors d’oevres and entertainment. You can view all the auction pieces – both live and silent. Then around 6:30 we will have an Awards Ceremony and announcements before the Live Auction begins at 7:00 pm with Steve Mitzer, auctioneer extraordinaire!
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