Spring 2018 Online Auction

NEW: Timed online fine art auction bidding through iCollector

Nate Closson, "McDonald Creek" Oil on canvas

SOLD: Nate Closson, “McDonald Creek” Oil on canvas

Heart of the West’s 3rd online fine art auction will be held Monday March 5th, 2018 – Saturday March 10th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., with 61 lots of original paintings, sculptures and photography of the American West.

Our goal with this new art sales format is to help artists like ourselves build their online profiles and reach thousands of new collectors, while making purchasing high-quality art an easy and transparent process for buyers. We see these auctions as a supplement to the physical exhibitions, that will keep us running year-round promoting our artists and building excitement for the physical shows.

Our fabulous lineup of original contemporary and Western fine art will be listed on iCollector (below), where potential bidders can register, leave absentee bids in advance and also bid live starting at 10:00 a.m. (MST) Monday, March 5th.  Auction catalog will be assembled and posted here and on iCollector on March 5, 2018.  Have fun and happy bidding!












CALL TO ARTISTS AND CONSIGNORS: Next Round of Submissions due May 4th.

Artists and consignors can submit to the auction by CLICKING HERE. 



  • Rapid growth in online art sales, especially in younger generations and through social media
  • Very little representation of art of the American West in online-only galleries and auctions
  • Heart of the West’s track record of assembling catalogs of high-quality fine art with >80% sale rates.  Past three auction catalogs have been roundly praised as excellent collections of artwork by art collectors


  • Auction will be hosted online through our website and iCollector
  • 10% buyer’s premium
  • 50-100 lots of paintings, sculptures and carving, with short videos from artists about the inspiration and process behind the work
  • Also will host catalog on iCollector, with access to 50,000 American and Canadian collectors
  • Consignors will keep the accepted work in their possession until payment has cleared and shipping information is provided


  • Artists/consignors can submit up to five (5) items (original paintings, carvings and bronzes)
  • Art must be ready to ship and hang by March 1st
  • High-resolution JPGs of unframed image, as well as framed if applicable
  • Works on paper must be protected by glass or plexiglass

Heart of the West Advantage:

Friendly and responsive customer service

Competitive commission and buyer’s premium rates

Expert, diverse jury

Convenient bidding through Auction Mobility

Short video clips (30-90 seconds) of artist speaking about each lot