San Isabel Online Auction


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Our online auction is back, and it's better than ever! This year, we're offering fine art and fun experiences to support conservation in southern Colorado.

The auction is open now and continues through 2 p.m. Aug. 22 and features nine outstanding artists, whose talents and hearts capture the essence of our magnificent landscapes and way of life. The fine art includes oil paintings, pencil, photography, woodworking, jewelry, pyrography and bronze sculpture.

Our special experiences include a botanical tour through the valley, music, theater, downhill skiing, a High Country garden tour, a Dark Skies vacation, as well as grass-fed and -finished beef and a ranch operations tour from one of the most innovative, sustainable ranches in our region.

To view the artwork and special experiences and bid on your favorites, visit SanIsabelAuction2021.

San Isabel Land Protection Trust strives to keep this region wild and beautiful, with abundant wildlife, productive agriculture, flowing the auction water and thriving rural communities. Your support makes that possible.

A sampling of artwork available in the auction


How the auction works

  • Go to the San Isabel Online Auction 2021 website. (SanisabelAuction2021)
  • Click the “Bid Now” button for your desired item. 
  • On your first bid, you will be asked to enter your name, phone number and email address.
  • Submit your desired bid amount and credit card information.
  • You will receive a text confirmation of your bid.
  • You will receive instant outbid notifications and will be notified of your winning bid(s) at the end of the auction.
Text Message 
  • Text the event phone number (586.991.3744) with the item’s three-letter code and your bid amount. Example: ABC$300 
  • For the first bid, you will receive a text message asking you to confirm the bid by responding with your first and last name. If you have not provided contact information before that, you will be prompted to send your contact information.
  • You will receive instant outbid notifications and will be automatically notified of your winning bid(s) at the end of the auction and prompted to checkout.

Presenting Artists

Julie Bender Curt Gillespie Felicia
Andy Mast Doug Schneiter Greg Smith
Cheryl St. John Cheryl Swartz Sarah Woods

Learn more about our artists 


Our sponsors 

Darkskies Vacations/Rancho Bendito KLZR Radio
Dianne Whalen Monarch Mountain
H.G. Vickerman Ranch Taste of the Valley
High Mountain Hayfever Bluegrass Festival        Taylor-Oswald Ranch
High Peaks Music Festival Westcliffe Performing Arts Center/Jones Theater  
  • “We are situated along the Gold Belt National Scenic Byway, where several land trust organizations are involved with protection of lands. San Isabel was extremely well informed. We, and our neighbors, are very pleased with the end result, and the annual monitoring process is unobtrusive. I wish more folks would take the time to learn about the benefits San Isabel offers.”

    – Curt Sorenson, PhD, Fremont County