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17th Annual Bray Benefit Auction and Brickyard Bash

Brickyard BashHow the Auction and Bidding Works... 


The Live, Silent, and Cup Auctions are on display in the Warehouse Gallery at the Archie Bray Foundation from June 13–July 27, 2013. The Warehouse Gallery will be open Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm and Sundays 1–5pm.

Bidding begins on the Silent and Cup Auctions on Thursday, June 13 at 6pm. The Live Auction will take place on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30pm. Final bidding on the Silent and Cup Auctions will also take place on July 27. The Cup Auction will close at 7pm with the Silent Auction following at 7:15pm.

Admission to the closing reception, Live Auction and Brickyard Bash on July 27 will be $10 in advance or $10 for members and $15 for non-members at the door.

To purchase tickets in advance call the Bray North Gallery at 406/443-3502 ext. 18 or go to Allegra Marketing, Print & Web, Benny's Bistro or Trimac Group Real Estate Professionals.


For the Live, Silent and Cup Auctions any bidder must have a registered "bidder number" which will be used to identify your bids. During business hours, you may register for a bidder number by contacting the Bray North Gallery at 406/443-3502 ext. 18 and on weekends, you must register in person in the North Gallery. Those unable to attend are welcome to take part in the auctions by proxy bidding.
Click here for more information on proxy bidding.


Biding on Silent and Cup Auction artworks will begin at the opening reception, Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm. View Silent Auction Artwork & View Cup Auction Artwork

To Make a Silent Auction bid:
1. On the bid sheet next to the piece, print your registered bidder number in the space next to the amount you wish to bid.

2. Bidding must increase in established increments printed on each bid sheet. You may skip ahead to a higher amount if you would prefer to. The highest value filled in on the bid sheet will be the recorded as the current bid. Please draw a line through the skipped bid increments.

3. ASSURED BUY OPTION- if you wish to ensure purchase of a piece of artwork, you may write your bidder number in the Assured Bid Box. At that point, no one can outbid you. Assured bids for the Silent Auction are 200% of the retail value and 300% of retail value for the Cup Auction.

4. In the event there are multiple bidders vying for the same artwork at the end of the Silent Auction bidding, an impromptu live auction will take place to determine the winning bidder.


1. Viewing of the Live Auction begins on Thursday, June 13, at 6pm and remains open through July 27. View Live Auction Artwork

2. Bidding on the Live Auction artworks will begin at 7:30pm on Saturday, July 27. All those wishing to bid on the Live Auction artwork must be registered for a bidder number before 7:30pm.


Phone and E-mail Bids
Those unable to attend are welcome to take part in the auctions by proxy. During business hours, you may register for a bidder number by contacting the Bray North Gallery, 406/443-3502 ext. 18.

Once you have registered as a bidder and have a bid number, you may bid by e-mail (, or by phone (406/443-3502 ext. 18).

All bids received by e-mail and through voice mail will be confirmed by the end of the next business day. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail or call, we may not have received your bid. Please call the Bray North Gallery if in doubt.

Phone and e-mail bids will be accepted until 5 pm MST on Friday, July 26.

After July 26, your designated bidding proxy will take care of your bids. Proxy bidders will only use as much of your maximum bid as is necessary to maintain your position as high bidder, and the final price may be less than your maximum.

All proxy bids will be held in strict confidence.


Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Make checks payable to the Archie Bray Foundation.

A cashier and pick up stations will be open until 10pm after the closing on July 27. Arrangements for shipping (at the buyer's expense) can also be made at this time. Additional hours for pick up will be during gallery business hours, 10am–5pm, Monday–Saturday, and 1–5pm on Sundays. The Gallery will closed on Monday, July 29.


The use of your number to make a bid means you have agreed to the auction rules and have made a legally binding contract to purchase isf your bid is the winning bid.

Every effort has been made to describe all auction items accurately.  Each artist has determined the retail values and details of the pieces donated. 

Winning bidders will be given a receipt at time of payment. Documentation on the artwork, retail price, amount of winning bid, and information on the Archie Bray's tax exempt status and Federal I.D. tax number will also be available.  Please consult your tax preparer for advice on possible charitable donation tax deductions. 

The Archie Bray Foundation reserves the right to add items to or withdraw items from the auction without notice.

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Thank you for your interest in the 17th annual Bray Benefit Auction. Your support is greatly appreciated.