Autry Museum of the American West

Opening-Day Event Details




Saturday, February 4, 2012

Open to all guests with pre-purchased tickets, either Daytime-Only Tickets or All-Day Tickets


10:00 a.m. Museum Opens
10:30 a.m. Presentation by Dean L. Mitchell: Inside the World I Paint
Noon Awards Presentation and Chuck Wagon Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Documentary screening of Oreland C. Joe, Master Sculptor, followed by Q&A with Oreland C. Joe
3:00 p.m. Len Chmiel signs copies of his book, Len Chmiel: An Authentic Nature
4:00 p.m. Museum Closes
5:30 p.m. Museum re-opens for ticket holders 
  Cocktail Reception and Fine Art Sale
7:00 p.m. Silent Bidding Closes
7:30 p.m.

First Intent-to-Purchase Drawing 

  Masters Miniatures Closes
7:50 p.m.

Second Intent-to-Purchase Drawing 

8:00 p.m. Masters Miniatures Drawing
9:00 p.m. Reception Concludes

Sunday, February 5, 2012

11:00 a.m. Museum Opens
1:30 p.m. Presentation by Len Chmiel
2:00 p.m. Len Chmiel signs copies of his book, Len Chmiel: An Authentic Nature


*Please note that schedule may change as necessary.

Silent Bidding

We anticipate intense interest in Howard Terpning's Traders Among the Crow. To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to purchase the piece, there will be a sealed silent bid procedure. Patrons who have a ticket to the Cocktail Reception and Fine Art Sale on Saturday, February 4, may bid the price they are comfortable with. Bids will remain sealed until 7:00 p.m. when Grant Thornton LLP will open the bids and we will announce the winner. Silent bid forms are included in the packets distributed at registration on the day of the event. Those who have purchased a ticket, but are unable to attend, may request a silent bid form by calling 323.667.2000, ext. 317.

Rules of Sale

On Saturday, February 4, the Masters exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It re-opens at 5:30 p.m. for the Cocktail Reception and Fine Art Sale. Guests will receive one ballot book consisting of one intent-to-purchase slip for each piece of art. For each artwork you wish to purchase, you must write your name on the matching numbered slip and drop it into the artwork’s accompanying box prior to the drawing.

The drawing of intent-to-purchase slips begins at 7:30 p.m. at the sound of the triangle. Two names will be drawn and posted beside each work of art. The person whose name is drawn first has 20 minutes to confirm the purchase with the salesperson next to the artwork by signing the sales receipt. At 7:50 p.m., the triangle will sound again. If the person whose name was drawn first has not arrived to sign the sales receipt, the next person whose name was drawn is then given the option to purchase and 15 minutes to confirm the sale.

All artwork will be sold in this manner with the exception of the silent bid artwork. In the case of sculptures with multiples in the edition, the work on display goes to the person whose name is drawn first, unless otherwise noted. Names will be drawn until the edition is sold.

The Masters Miniatures has its own section in the ballot book with the intent-to-purchase slips designated by color and number. The Miniatures wall closes at 7:30 p.m. One name for each miniature will be drawn and posted in the lobby at 8:00 p.m. Individuals whose name has been drawn will have 15 minutes to confirm the sale.

PLEASE NOTE: All purchases must be paid by cash or check. Credit cards will NOT be accepted the night of the sale.

Hotel and Shuttle Information 


Glendale Hilton

100 West Glenoaks Blvd.

Glendale, CA  91202


The special Masters rate is $139/night for single and double rooms from Wednesday, February 1, through Monday, February 6, 2012. This rate is available until January 13 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. 


To make a reservation, please call the Glendale Hilton directly at 818.956.5466. Request the Autry 2012 Masters rate. The group code is "Autry." If you have any challenges, please call Glenda Santos in the Sales Department at 818.551.4086.


Other important information with regard to the Hilton Glendale:

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is noon.
  • Complimentary Hilton shuttle service is available to and from the Bob Hope/Burbank Airport 
  • Overnight self-parking is available at the rate of $8/day with in-and-out privileges.


The Autry will provide complimentary shuttle transportation between the Hilton and the Autry on February 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 



4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

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