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 items as you want. They will all close at the same time – 8:00pm on Saturday.
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 from noon to 8:30 pm on Saturday October 10, 17, & 24. We will also be open on Saturday October 31st from 10 – 2pm for pick ups. 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
What is the Live Broadcast about?
Our Director, Joella Oldfield, will broadcast live through the Auction site for the final countdown as each of the 3 auctions close on each of the 3 Saturday nights. She will show each piece and talk about it and the artist. We expect a couple of hours of broadcasting as the clock winds own. She will also be Live on Facebook and Youtube on October 31st closing the show and announcing the People’s Choice Award. In addition to that, there will be a Welcome video posted on October 1st.
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
What and When is the Intimate Preview Party?
The Preview Party is a time when patrons can come down and see the Auction pieces in person. It will be held Saturdays from Noon to 8:00pm October 10th, 17th, & 24th. We will hang all the Auction pieces 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 can also watch the live broadcast as the Auction winds down. We encourage Artists to attend, meet the patrons, and talk about their art during the live broadcast.