Annual Events

2nd Annual Bismarck Live Art Auction

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Preview & Hors d'oeuvres followed by live auction at 8 pm. Tickets: $30 at the door, or by calling 701-777-4195
or $25 online



Sixteen03 Main Events
1603 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501


The North Dakota Museum of Art is sponsoring a live Art Auction in Bismarck on Thursday, April 28, at Sixteen 03 Main Events. The public is invited to bid on contemporary art by artists from across North Dakota and neighboring borders. Selected by NDMOA Director, Laurel Reuter, the range will include paintings, prints, sculpture, works on paper, and craft media.

Proceeds from the Auction will be split 50/50 between the Museum and the artists. The Museum money will go toward the Rural Arts Program to tour exhibitions throughout North Dakota.




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Autumn Art Auction

Friday, October 2, 2015


The Museum inaugurated the Auction in order to develop a buyer's market for artists living in North Dakota and the surrounding region. Importantly, although a benefit for the Museum, the artists benefit first. They set their minimum prices, which must be reached before the Museum receives anything. Since the beginning in 1999, a diverse audience of people who want to live with original art has come into being. Established collectors as well as young buyers just beginning to collect have expanded the market. A gala party, the Autumn Art Auction is an annual live auction celebrating artists from the region and those from elsewhere with ties to the Museum. All works to be auctioned are displayed for several days prior to the event.


View the 2015 Autumn Art Auction Artworks


Autumn Art Auction Catalog Archive


Patrons – $5000



Lot #38
Kim Fink
Grand Forks, North Dakota
AC/DC, 2009
Woodcut diptych
34 x 36 inches
Range: $450 – 700



25th Annual Benefit Dinner
and Silent Art Auction


Save the Date
Saturday, January 30, 2016


The North Dakota Museum of Art Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction is both the prominent social event and successful fundraiser for the Museum, held in the elegant galleries of the Museum. A silent art auction celebrating artists from the region highlights the evening. Tables await you and your guests in the Mezzanine or amongst the artwork chosen for the evening’s Silent Auction in the Jean Dean Holland and Sanny Ryan Galleries. Tables for eight available. Valet parking provided. 

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