UBIQUITOUS: John Kennedy & Shane De Leon, art exhibition opening

Come out to this free event to literally immerse yourself in UBIQUITOUS: John Kennedy & Shane De Leon (June 7 – July 20, 2024)UBIQUITOUS juxtaposes new work from two of Billings’ most improvisational and ubiquitous artists, John Kennedy and Shane De Leon, featuring works that have veered off from the artists’ representational roots to embrace immediacy and abstraction.

  • Posted on: June 3, 2024

46th Annual SummerFair Arts & Craft Festival

SummerFair, now in its 46th year, is the longest running arts and crafts festival in the region, featuring family activities, performers, and creative vendors from near and far.

An exciting variety of makers, community groups, and food vendors participate every year. Artist booths at SummerFair include painting, pottery, natural products, glass, wood, metal, fiber art, photography, artisan foods and more. SummerFair is a great place to find that unique gift for yourself or someone special while supporting the creative community.

While SummerFair is a fundraiser for the Museum, it truly meets our mission by enriching the community through interactive experiences and creative exchange in collaboration with our cultural partners.

  • Posted on: May 30, 2024

Yellowstone Art Museum’s 46th Annual SummerFair Arts & Craft Festival

SummerFair, now in its 46th year, is the longest running arts and crafts festival in the region, featuring family activities, performers, and creative vendors from near and far.

An exciting variety of makers, community groups, and food vendors participate every year. Artist booths at SummerFair include painting, pottery, natural products, glass, wood, metal, fiber art, photography, artisan foods and more. SummerFair is a great place to find that unique gift for yourself or someone special while supporting the creative community.

While SummerFair is a fundraiser for the Museum, it truly meets our mission by enriching the community through interactive experiences and creative exchange in collaboration with our cultural partners.

  • Posted on: May 30, 2024

SpringFest

On Saturday, June 1st, the Moss Mansion welcomes you to the 35th annual SpringFest – a spectacular art and craft festival, all beautifully presented on the museum’s lawn. SpringFest delivers a day of shopping, live music, delicious food and fun activities for kids of all ages. Featuring over 50 juried artists and thousands of unique treasures, it’s the perfect place to shop, relax and connect with friends while enjoying one of Montana’s best historic places.

 

The day begins with a delicious pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Then from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. shoppers will delight as they explore works of art and fine crafts presented by the artists. This year’s festival features a wide variety of handmade art in mediums such as jewelry, photography, clothing/textiles, leather, wood, pottery/clay, paintings and prints, and more.

 

A selection of foods including tacos and burgers, plus beverages including mimosas, Bloody Marys, wine and locally brewed beer are on hand to fuel your day of shopping.  And, for anyone with a sweet tooth, there’s kettle corn, homemade baked goods and ice cream!

 

Watch artists demonstrate their work or take in the sights and sounds of performers at three stages.

 

Little ones will also find fun things to do in the children’s area complete with games, face painting, sno-cones and cotton candy.

 

Admission to SpringFest is free!  The Moss Mansion and Gift Shop, located at 914 Division St., Billings, MT, will be open for self-guided tours from 10am – 4pm at regular tour prices.

 

All proceeds from artist booth fees, donation jars and food and drink sales benefit Moss Mansion’s operations and ongoing preservation projects.

 

 

  • Posted on: May 30, 2024

Sandstone Gallery Art Walk

For June ArtWalk, Sandstone Gallery will be featuring artists Lana Bittner and Madelein Bladow with special guest artist Janice Polzen. We also welcome artistic photographer Dixie Wilson as our newest member. Our Billings Arts Association’s artists for June and July are Sara-Beth Guilford and Jan Fujita.

Artists reception with light refreshments from 5-9 PM.

Click on the links above to see more about each of our featured artists, and samples of their work.

Many or all of our 14 artists will also be on hand to show their work and talk to you about their art. Please join us for a fun evening downtown!

  • Posted on: May 20, 2024

Urban Sketching & Sketch Booking Symposium

Are you ready to elevate your sketching into a more memorable visual experience? Sharpen your pencils and join artists from The Billings Arts Association and Billing’s own Urban Sketchers for a day of FREE pop-up workshops and on-site demos at the Museum. Learn the basic framework of urban sketching and keeping a sketchbook, and discover the tools used to create on the fly. Jump into the world of rendering perspective, then study color and layout with the artists to help tell your story in a fresh new way. Join the Urban Sketchers group and gain access to weekly year-round meetups in and around Billings to build your portfolio or simply hone your visual literacy skills. Urban Sketching not your thing? Join us for our other workshops including Nature Journaling, Travel Journaling, and Art Journaling. The skills you learn are useful for any creative journaling practice.

  • Posted on: May 6, 2024

Artist Talk at the YAM: Photographer Will Wilson

Join the Yellowstone Art Museum, in partnership with Art Bridges, for a FREE Artist Talk with Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson on May 9. A casual reception with a cash bar will begin at 5:00 PM; the Artist Talk begins at 5:30 PM.

Wilson will discuss his exploration of the relationship of science, identity, agency, and representation in photography and his ongoing project Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX), which directly addresses cultural misconceptions through use of historical photographic techniques and an emphasis on a reciprocal relationship with the sitters.

In Conversation: Will Wilson opened in the Bair/Northwest Gallery at the Yellowstone Art Museum on February 16, 2024, and will remain open to visitors until June 2. The exhibition features a selection of works from Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson’s ongoing Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) project in conversation with photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) and features 5 Talking Tintypes – an interactive visitor experience.

 

The exhibition originally premiered at Crystal Bridges of American Art in 2018 and has been touring as an Art Bridges exhibition since Winter 2021. Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges. Art Bridges Foundation is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Founded in 2017, Art Bridges creates and supports programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of more than 230 museums to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Permanent Collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Permanent Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. For more information, visit artbridgesfoundation.org.

  • Posted on: May 6, 2024

Poetry Write-Along at the YAM

Drop in for the weekly Write Along in the Museum with Anne Holub, our writer-in-residence. This free, casual freewriting opportunity takes place at the Museum, but the gallery location changes each week! Spend an hour discovering new ways to observe, write, and get creating in response to art on display. Writing materials are provided, or bring your own. No pre-registration required.

  • Posted on: May 6, 2024

“Pink and Red Hollyhocks” Watercolor Painting Class

In this fun, low-pressure, one-time course you will learn how to paint a beautiful bunch of pink and red hollyhocks as well as some watercolor techniques. 

Invite a friend and make a memory.😊

This course is for adults only. I offer children’s classes at other times, but this is not a children’s class. You must be 21 years old or older to attend.

It will take two two-hour classes to complete this artwork.  

  • Cost: $67.00
  • Date: August 6 & 8, 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Rock 31, 201 N. Broadway (at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Broadway, under the SkyPoint)

Click here to sign up for the class.

I provide all the supplies, so all you have to do is sign up for the class and join us Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 6:00pm. You don’t need to bring anything.

The class will be held at Rock31 in the Builder Room. Rock31 is located at the corner of 2nd and Broadway right under the SkyPoint in downtown Billings. The address is 201 N. Broadway (click here for directions). They have great security and the doors are locked on the weekend, so I will be meeting people at the door and letting them in until 1:00pm. Then I’ll shut the door and we’ll get started painting! 

Because of this, you MUST sign up for the class ahead of time! Street parking is free on the weekends, and there is also a parking garage directly behind the Rock31 building on 2nd Avenue (not free, but affordable).

If you have questions about the class you can email Ceilon at artmaker@ceilon.com or call her at 406-578-8822.

Hope to see you in the class August 6, 2024 at 6:00pm. It will be fun! 😍

  • Posted on: April 29, 2024

“Pink Magnolia” – Watercolor Painting Class

In this fun, low-pressure, one-time course you will learn how to use watercolor techniques to paint a beautiful pink magnolia. 

Invite a friend and make a memory.😊

This course is for adults only. I offer children’s classes at other times, but this is not a children’s class. You must be 21 years old or older to attend.

It will take one three-hour class to complete this artwork.  

  • Cost: $37.00
  • Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Rock 31, 201 N. Broadway (at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Broadway, under the SkyPoint)

Click here to sign up for the class.

I provide all the supplies, so all you have to do is sign up for the class and join us Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 6:00pm. You don’t need to bring anything.

The class will be held at Rock31 in the Builder Room. Rock31 is located at the corner of 2nd and Broadway right under the SkyPoint in downtown Billings. The address is 201 N. Broadway (click here for directions). They have great security and the doors are locked on the weekend, so I will be meeting people at the door and letting them in until 1:00pm. Then I’ll shut the door and we’ll get started painting! 

Because of this, you MUST sign up for the class ahead of time! Street parking is free on the weekends, and there is also a parking garage directly behind the Rock31 building on 2nd Avenue (not free, but affordable).

If you have questions about the class you can email Ceilon at artmaker@ceilon.com or call her at 406-578-8822.

Hope to see you in the class on August 13th. It will be fun! 😍

 

  • Posted on: April 29, 2024