Exhibiting Artist Info, The Oldfield Art Show

Exhibiting Artist Information

The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center is honored to be sponsoring the 2023 Oldfield Art Show.

We are doing everything possible to give you all maximum exposure throughout the month of October.

We will again be having our online gallery throughout the entire month of October, and this year we will be having a Live and Online Major Auction. The Silent And Benefit Auctions will be Online only.

The Artists in Action space will be limited so please Register early. 10×10 Booth Space = $200. No commission will be charged on your booth sales.

We invite all artists to join us for our opening reception on October 21st to view all the auction items. This event will be held in the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center and adjoining building in Puyallup, WA.

You are cordially invited to submit your application for juried participation in this show.

Show highlights include: 

  • Live / Online Auction!
  • Silent Online Auction!
  • Online Gallery Show Oct 1-31st
  • Limited Artist in Action Booths
  • Reception & Live Auction
  • People’s Choice Award will be posted Online on Oct 31st.
  • Artists in Action Fee: $200 (no hidden costs)

Gallery Submission

We have changed the submission forms for the Gallery to make uploading easier.

1) First fill out and pay using the “Online Gallery Artist Payment” button below.

2) Submit your artwork by clicking on the button below.

Auction Submission

This year’s Gallery Show will run October 1 – 31.

Our Oldfield Show website will showcase each of you and your work just as if you had a booth in our show.

  • You will have a photo of you & your work on the home page.
  • The patrons will click on your photo and a minimum of 5 pieces (max 15 pieces) that are for sale will pop up along with your bio, video, links, etc.
  • The links will be to your web page and all your personal social media sites.
  • The deadline for entry into the online gallery is August 15th! We are sorry but there will be no exceptions to the deadline, as our webmaster needs time to enter the information.

There will be only one charge for the online Gallery show of $150 per artist and no commission from any online sales ~ just as if you were at a show and paying for a booth. You will also be handling your own sales. There will be a form for the patrons to fill out as they want to purchase a piece and a copy will come directly to you. There will be no hidden additional costs of maintaining the web site throughout the show. That includes setting up all your photos and links and promoting the show. This will be handled by our Advertising Agency and Webmaster.

Patrons will be able to choose their favorite Gallery piece for Peoples’ Choice. This award will be posted Online on October 31st.

To be included in our online gallery, please fill out the form by clicking on the button below.

  • Please note that your personal information is secure. We require a bio of up to 500 Words, a photo of you, 5-15 pieces of artwork for sale (with Price, title, size and medium noted), and a payment of $150 to be able to submit this form.
  • Optionally you can include links to your web page, social media accounts, and a short video (no longer than 3 min please).
  • Please be sure that all artwork for sale has a title, size, medium and price listed.
  • The deadline is August 15th! 

Online Auctions

  • Oct 15th-22nd –The Miniature Auction – maximum image size (not including frame) and they must be framed 11×14 or 9″ or smaller for sculptures
  • Oct 15th-22nd –The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center Benefit Auction – artwork can include prints. They do not have to be miniatures.
  • Oct 21 – The Major Auction – Live & Online – large and major new works.
  • To participate in any of our auctions please fill out the separate auction form and attach photos of your work (Click here). Please include Title, Size, Medium, and Minimum Opening Bid. Optionally you may include a story about your piece. We may share the story while live broadcasting on Saturday night.

    Major & Miniature Auction Requirements

    • Major & Miniature Auction Pieces will be screened and displayed online by color photos.
    • 30% Commission.
    • Two (2) pieces per artist may be submitted for each auction. You will be notified of which pieces have been accepted.
    • Absolutely NO lithographs and/or prints will be accepted into the Major & Mini auction.
    • The maximum size for the miniature pieces is 11 x 14 or smaller for paintings, 9” or smaller for sculptures.
    • You may set a minimum bid on any auction item. However, we reserve the right to reject any item that has, what we feel is, an unreasonable minimum. All Major pieces will have an automatic minimum bid of $100. All Miniature pieces will have an automatic minimum bid of $50 unless you specify a higher amount.

    The deadline is October 14th. 

    Benefit Auction Requirements

    These pieces may consist of originals and prints.  The artwork will be auctioned along with the mini Auction with the designation of the artists donation. All proceeds will benefit the children’s “Experience Art” program at the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center.
    100% Donation on Prints ~ 50% Donation on originals!

    • You may specify a Minimum Opening Bid on your originals.
    • Please let us know if you’d like to donate more than 50% on your originals.

    The Kids Thank You for your Generosity!

    The deadline is October 15th.

    Display Booth Information

    • The displays will be 10’ x 10’.
    • They will be filled on a first come first served basis.
    • The display fee is $200 for the weekend.
    • Set up will take place on Friday Oct 20th from 10am-4pm. Arrangements can be made if you need to stay later.

    Please fill out the form using the button below to register and pay.  If the form does not show, booths have been filled. We may open for more, so if you are interested in being on a back-up list, you can inquire to: oldfieldheritageartcenter@gmail.com

    Registration for the Display Booths will also begin on May 25th– First Come – First Served!

    Other Auction Details

    • All the Auction Sales will be handled through the Heritage Center and we will charge a commission and mail you a check after the close of the show. There will not be a set-up fee. We will need your Auction Photos by August 15th!!! 
    • This year you will have the option to keep your major pieces at home and you handle the shipping arrangements. We will charge a shipping fee for you.  
    • If you can deliver or ship your pieces, so the patrons can view them in person, then your Auction items must be received by us by Oct 14th.
    • Best of Show will be awarded for artwork in the Major Auction, voted on by your peers. Awards are for Oil, Water Media, Pastel, Sculpture, and other media. Awards will be presented on Saturday, October 21st, during the Live broadcast. We encourage all Artists to attend and meet the Patrons. 
    1. For Auction items mail to: Joella Oldfield, 525 Broadway #301, Tacoma WA 98402 
    2. Hand deliver to Fred Oldfield Heritage & Art Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA on Oct 14th from 10am-2pm. The Center is just inside the Red Gate.
    Best of Show will be awarded for artwork in the Major Auction, voted on by your peers. Awards are for Oil, Water Media, Pastel, Sculpture, and other media. Awards will be presented on Saturday, October 21st, during the Live broadcast. We encourage all Artists to attend and meet the Patrons.