Four Ways to Bid


The First Annual Heart of the West Art Show and Auction is only 4 days away and we’re thrilled to invite you to this free cultural event.

With so much attention focusing on our inaugural fine art auction, we want to provide you with information on the four ways that you can participate in the Off the Wall Art Auction:

Live Floor Bidding 

  • For those of you who plan to attend, you can preview the auction artwork in the Shore Room at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.  Please pick up your bidding number in person at the registration desk located in the lobby of the resort.  The auction will take place in the Convention Center of the resort, Bays 1-3.

Absentee Bidding

  • If you’re unable to attend and you’d like to bid on a lot, please email Morgan Cawdrey at or call (406) 781-0550.  Absentee bids done via telephone, email, or from the resort must be done no later than 2pm on the day of the auction.

Phone Bidding 

  • If you cannot make it in person, but want to bid on a lot,  you must contact us in advance via email and provide us with your name, phone number, email, credit card information and desired lots.  We will phone you 2 to 3 lots in advance of your chosen lot(s) to facilitate bidding by phone during the auction.  If you’re unable to pick up the phone when you’re called, you will miss the bid so please be sure to stay close to your phone on Saturday, August 22nd.  Thanks to Buddy Lee of the Coeur d’Alene Galleries for volunteering to assist with your phone bid!

Live Internet Bidding 

  • For those who cannot attend, and want to participate in real time, we are using a live, online-bidding platform provided by Invaluable, the world’s premiere online auction.  Please register to participate in the online auction now, by clicking here.   Someone will be representing you live at the event, where they have teamed up with an individual from Invaluable to bid on your lot(s) in real time from a computer.

Please note All Quick Finish Pieces will be sold at the auction.  

Join 13 artists in the Convention Center on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm as they create masterpieces in front of your eyes! Completed works will be displayed in the Shore Room and sold in the Saturday live auction.

Download the Off The Wall Auction Catalog to review all available lots.

Please join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we will be sharing images and information about this event.

There are some pieces in this auction that will have a reserve. If the reserve is not met on the bidding, the piece will be passed. 

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