Fourth Annual Auction for the Arts

Auction for the Arts, Big Sky, Montana

On Thursday, March 24th enjoy an evening of live music and refreshments while bidding on outstanding local art at the fourth annual Auction for the Arts in Big Sky, Montana. Presented by Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty, with support from Lone Mountain Ranch, Creighton Block Gallery, and Gallatin River Gallery, this much-anticipated evening raises money and enthusiasm for the arts through the Arts Council of Big Sky.

Tickets to the event are $50 and include 2 drink tickets, heavy appetizers, live music performed by the Adam Greenberg Jazz Trio, and a silent and live art auctions. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on outstanding art by Big Sky locals: Jackie Rainford Corcoran, Ari O., Jill Zeidler, Ryan Turner, Greg Darden, Shelly Bermont, Kira Fercho, Julio Freitas, Lori Elliot, Lorri Lagerbloom, Heather Rapp, as well as custom dining creations from Lone Mountain Ranch, and the Moonlight Tavern.

Tallie Lancey, a broker with Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty, and former president of the Arts Council of Big Sky, has been aiding in the planning of the event since its inception four years ago. “There is such a complementary relationship between real estate and art work,” especially through the well-respected Sotheby’s brand, whose mission is fulfilled by “artfully uniting extraordinary lives with extraordinary properties.” In addition to the natural relationship, Lancey says the Arts Council adds so much value to the Big Sky community through the artistic events it provides for local residents and visitors.

Lancey describes the Auction for the Arts as a “dynamic, multisensory artistic experience,” giving guests and local artists opportunities to interact, especially during the ‘quick-finish’ session during the live auction. A ‘quick-finish’ means the artist will literally be painting the final brush strokes or drawing the last lines minutes before the auction begins. This year’s live auction will also include a sculptor as well as floral artist, completing their work right before your eyes.

The Arts Council of Big Sky wishes for the community to “remain a beautiful place where the expression, enjoyment, and education of the Arts will inspire and sustain a healthy and vibrant community.” Programming provided by the Arts Council include the well-loved summer outdoor concert series, a local film festival, public art projects, and a new program to bring Big Sky high school students to Seattle to expose them to careers in the arts.

This year’s Auction for the Arts is sure to impress sophisticated art collectors, local artists, and anyone looking to be inspired by an interactive evening of art – all while supporting the extraordinary local community of Big Sky, Montana.

Call the Arts Council of Big Sky for tickets at (406) 995-2742. Tickets are only available in advance, and are expected to sell out.

Big Sky Sotheby’s International Reality New Office in Bozeman Montana

New Bozeman Office Opening April 2016Bringing Bozeman Real Estate “The Essence of Extraordinary”

In April 2016 Bozeman will welcome Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty to the Gallatin Valley. Owners, Cathy Gorman and her husband Tim Cyr will open an office in the heart of Bozeman with ten full-time professional, dedicated agents. The new location will specialize in listing the finest ranches and luxury homes in southwest Montana. “We have requests from buyers and sellers all over the state,” says Gorman, the broker and owner of Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gorman and Cyr established the Big Sky franchise in 2002 after having lived in the area for twenty years, and are excited to open another office in Bozeman. “We have seen both communities grow so much over the years,” says Gorman, “and we feel we can better serve the Bozeman and Southwest Montana residents with local professional agents who specialize in the Bozeman area.” Through 25+ years of experience as an agent and broker, as well as 30+ as a resident, Gorman recognizes the need for agents who specialize in ranches and luxury homes outside of Big Sky. The Bozeman office staff will have, at their disposal, all of the tools Sotheby’s International Realty provides to take their listings to the most affluent buyers in the world. In ranching communities such as Paradise Valley, the Madison Valley, Big Timber and Red Lodge, Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to offer the most specialized support to clients.

Cathy and Tim are thrilled to have Broker, Michael Morgner, manage the Bozeman office. He is a local resident of Bozeman and brings with him years of successful experience as a broker and agent with Sotheby’s International Realty. He is looking forward to opening the Bozeman branch.

Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty has listed some of the most prestigious homes in the region – from ranches to luxury homes – but everyone deserves the finest care when buying and selling home, says Gorman. “Everyone who approaches us will be given the utmost care and attention to detail for which Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty is known, no matter what their property is worth.”

Stop by the office in April (location announced shortly!) or reach out to Cathy or Michael with questions. Let Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty represent you and your home and discover the place “Where the essence of extraordinary is defined.”

Cathy Gorman: (406) 580-2318 cathy@bigskysir.com

Michael Morgner: (406) 551-0713 michael@bigskysir.com

An Exclusive Partnership Between Apple and Sotheby’s International Realty

Apple-Partnership

 

Sotheby’s International Realty has announced an exclusive partnership with Apple News. The international real estate company is One of 20 exclusive advertising partners on the Apple News app and will be the only real estate company to advertise with Apple News now through the end of December.

Apple News is a brand new application baked into every Apple device running iOS 9 or newer, allowing Sotheby’s International Realty to potentially reach over 800 million iPhones and iPads.

Sotheby’s International Realty is the only Real Estate company that has been selected, and the company has a 5% Share-of-Voice on the For You section of the app + a 25% SOV in the app’s Business Channel.

The Sotheby’s International Realty channel can also be added within Apple News, which has content automatically fed via the Sotheby’s International Realty’s Extraordinary Living blog. It can be found by searching for Sotheby’s International Realty within the News app, or clicking here on your iOS device.

Sotheby’s International Realty is also supplementing this placement with an investment in iAd In-App Advertising, giving the brand an international reach while targeting real estate intenders across thousands of mobile apps.

Proven Results: Since going live on 10/16, Apple has been the #3 overall traffic driving source to SIR.com behind Search and Facebook. 98% of those users are new to sir.com.