Pure West Art & Artifact Auction

Sunday Jun 09


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The Bidding Process

We are excited that you are participating in the sixth annual edition of the Pure West Art & Artifact Auction. We are pleased to present both online and live bidding options at this year’s sale, conducted by Foothills Auctioneers Inc.

Please read the following process carefully. Should you have any questions please email wayoutwestfestyyc@gmail.com or call (403) 660-2156. Note: we will not be answering emails after 4:30PM on Saturday, June 8 until Monday, June 10.

  1. All bidders wishing to engage in online or livestream bidding, must register though the CLIX bidding platform. Please register by pressing the login/register button in the top right-hand corner of this page.
  2. Online bidding will commence at 4:30PM on Friday, May 17; and end at Noon on Sunday, June 9.
  3. Live bidding will commence at 2:00PM on June 9 at the Deane House. The live auction will be broadcast online by Foothillls Auctioneer Inc. on the CLIX bidding platform.
  4. On each lot, the final online bid entered at Noon, Sunday, June 9, will be the starting bid at the live portion of the auction at 2:00PM that day, when the lot comes up for sale.
  5. Should the final online bid at Noon, Sunday, June 9 be the final bid on the item (meaning there are no live bids on it), that bid shall be determined to be the successful bid, and the piece shall be sold and collected upon at the end of the live auction.
  6. Should you wish to bid on the livestream version of the auction, you may do so the day of the auction, on June 9, beginning at 2:00PM.

We are happy to extend the option of (live) phone or (advance) proxy bids. Should you wish to place a bid in this format, please email wayoutwestfestyyc@gmail.com or call (403) 660-2156 anytime up to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.


Want to Attend the live event?

If there could be a more quintessential way to celebrate Western culture than an art show set on the banks of the Bow River, steps away from Fort Calgary and the traditional territorial grounds of the Treaty 7 Nations, we can’t imagine what it would be.

Join us at the Deane House for an exceptional afternoon involving art, music, food and drink, and of course, western culture.

Guests will arrive to enjoy the stunning grounds of Deane House, with its extensive riverside patio and garden, amazing views and the most spectacular outdoor dining space in Calgary. The grounds encompass an entire city block of lawns and beautifully tended gardens.

Rain or shine, we’ll have you covered with tenting, market umbrellas and indoor spaces. You’ll be greeted with a welcome West-centric cocktail and served a selection of West-inspired canapés during the viewing period. 

Auction viewing begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by an intimate performance and talk by George Canyon. Auction action begins at 2:00 p.m. and wraps up by 6:00 p.m.

Stay for a delicious family style dinner! The Deane House hosts it's accompanying Dinner in the Big Smoke with seating beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets can be purchased separately.

Dress Code: Western Style.

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Terms and Conditions of Sale

  1. All bidders must register.
  2. By registering, prospective buyers certify they understand the terms and conditions of the sale and they will be responsible for paying the goods charged to their bid number.
  3. All goods are sold on an “as is”, “where is” basis and any description of goods is set out or offered as a guide only; Pure West Art & Artifact Auction, Foothills Auctioneers Inc., Canadian Live Internet Exchange Inc. or any of their employees accept no responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the lots before the sale and satisfy themselves to condition, age and authenticity.
  4. The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and shall control the bidding at all times and in all cases of dispute the Auctioneer’s decision shall be final.
  5. Pure West Art & Artifact Auction reserves the right to withdraw any art piece prior to the live auction.
  6. All goods must be settled for in full by cash, certifiable cheque, major credit card or interac on sale day and before being removed from the auction site, but nevertheless become the responsibility of the purchaser immediately upon the fall of the hammer or sale of an item by customary manner.
  7. Upon acknowledgement of the winning bidder by the auctioneer, title to the art piece shall pass to the bidder. The sale is complete when the auctioneer announces the sale by the fall of the hammer or other customary manner.
  8. The purchase price shall be the hammer price, plus a buyer’s premium of 17%.
  9. Successful bidders shall pay for their purchases during or immediately following the auction.
  10. If buyers choose to pay by cheque, registering for the bid paddle further certifies there is now on deposit to their credit at the Bank on which the cheque is drawn, sufficient cleared funds to meet payment and said funds will remain available for payment of said cheque upon presentation.
  11. If a purchaser’s cheque is not honored for any reason, the purchaser understands they will face civil and/or criminal charges that will not be withdrawn.
  12. Terms for all purchases will be cash, wire transfer, cheque or credit card (VISA/MasterCard/American Express) with settlement and payment due in full the day of the sale, unless otherwise arranged. All monies shall be made payable to Foothills Auctioneers Inc. An additional 3% will be charged on all credit card payments.
  13. GST of 5% will be added to the successful bid price when applicable.
  14. A Buyer’s Premium of 17% will be charged by Pure West Art & Artifact Auction to the successful bid price.
  15. No item of Property may removed during or after the sale until fully paid for. After the sale has been completed and after the purchase price has been paid in full, Property must be removed from the gallery at the Deane House. If the purchaser is not present to pick up said Property it must be shipped or picked up at the Purchaser’s expense not later than three business days following the sale. Pure West Art & Artifact Auction will, as a service to Purchasers, arrange to have Property packed, insured and shipped, all charges at the expense and entire risk of Purchaser.
  16. Some items of Property may be offered subject to a “reserve” or confidential minimum price below which the item will not be sold. In such instances, Pure West Auction may implement the reserve by bidding through the Auctioneer on behalf of the Consignor. In no event shall the reserve exceed the low estimate in the catalogue.
  17. Neither Pure West Art Auction, nor Foothills Auctioneers Inc., nor Canadian Live Internet Exchange Inc., nor the Consignor make any representations whatsoever that the Purchaser of a work of art will acquire any reproduction rights thereto.
  18. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, by phone, by Internet, by absentee bid, or through a representative.