The Benefit Auction of Early Provincetown Art

Held annually in September, PAAM’s Benefit Auction of Early Provincetown Art is one of our most significant yearly fundraisers, supporting our year-round educational offerings, exhibitions, and other cultural programming.

The auction features historic Provincetown artists and highlights some of the most significant names, scenes, and themes throughout the history of the Provincetown Art Colony. As well as showcasing the incredible breadth of early Provincetown art, PAAM’s annual Benefit Auction is an important fundraiser for the museum. We extend our greatest thanks to all those who continue to support and participate in our annual Benefit Auction by consigning and purchasing artwork.


Please email with photographs of the front and back of the piece, the artwork information (including artist, medium, title, and date, if known), and the general condition.

Consignments open: April 1, 2024
Consignment deadline: August 30, 2024

Only works by historic (deceased) artists are eligible for the auction.

All artwork submitted for auction consignment must be received by August 30, 2024, and will be reviewed by the PAAM Auction Committee.

Consignors receive 80% of the hammer price the piece achieves at auction. Consignors may also choose to donate the proceeds of their sale back to PAAM, which helps benefit our vital programming, and is a tax-deductible donation.


This is a live auction conducted online via Visit for auction information and to view past auctions. There will be an auction preview exhibition of all available lots for three weeks prior to the live auction.


All bidding will take place via Absentee bidding will open several weeks before the live auction.


All invoices and payments will be generated and processed via Live Auctioneers (this includes all applicable taxes based on your billing address). Invoices will be automatically sent to winning bidders to complete payment. If you have a tax resale ID, you will submit it to Live Auctioneers when you create an account.


Winners may pick up their lots during museum hours starting the day after the auction. Buyers are strongly encouraged to pick up or arrange shipping for their winning piece(s) as soon as possible, as PAAM has limited storage space. Shipping will be at the expense of the winning bidder.


2023 Auction Results and Catalog

2022 Auction Results and Catalog

2021 Auction Results and Catalog

2020 Auction Results and Catalog

2019 Auction Results and Catalog

2018  Auction Results

2017 Auction Results

2016 Auction Results