Struggling artist Payne Showers finally gets his big break. He dies which greatly inflates the value of his work. His estranged wife, Maggie, and her gallery manager Richard, must sell it all to avoid bankruptcy. Before the auction they host a private showing, inviting influential newspaper maven Judith Fontaine and rich real estate mogul Mick Fitzgerald. A gorgeous actor, a sassy cocktail waitress, and a humorless art critic also attend. Mick is poised to buy and Judith's coverage of the story will put the gallery on the map! Will a totally unexpected visitor, a snowstorm, and a jilted lover spoil the showing?