This past weekend, the Hockaday Museum of Art hosted over 300 attendees for the splendid event “A Timeless Legacy — Women Artists of Glacier National Park” — which celebrates women painting in the park. The results are worth a look!

August 12 and 13 were dates to watch at the Hockaday Museum of Art as over 300 guests descended upon the institution to celebrate Women Artists of Glacier National Park with a major art exhibition and sale. Featuring an eclectic range of landscape, wildlife, Native American, and National Park subjects, the exhibition included 27 remarkably talented female artists. 

Lisa Danielle is shown here with her winning piece “Blackfeet Beauties.”
(c) Image Courtesy the Hockaday Museum of Art 2016

Roe Hatlen — Timeless Legacy’s co-chair — reports that the event was a major success, with 36 percent of the art selling to eager collectors and revenue topping $100,000. “A portion of every sale directly benefits the museum, building its art acquisition fund and continuing the Hockaday tradition of bringing world-class art and cultural exhibitions to Northwest Montana,” Hatlen noted. “Expanding to 27 artists this year, we had the luxury to ‘hand pick’ the artists we felt would best depict the majestic array of subject matters in Glacier National Park.”

Also worthy of mention were five awards presented to participating artists. Kathryn Stats received the Dr. Van Kirke Nelson Hockaday Purchase Award for her brilliant piece “Runoff.” Heide Presse doubled up on her awards, taking home the Lucile Van Slyck Display Award — an honor sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur — and the Hilda Lee Hatlen Purchase Award for “Indian Summer.”

Heide Presse with her work “Indian Summer” and “Picnic at McDonald Creek”
(c) Image Courtesy the Hockaday Museum of Art 2016

Julie Jeppsen received the Nellie Augusta Knopf Patron’s Choice Award, and Lisa Danielle took home the Elizabeth Davey Lochrie Best Miniature Award.

The exhibition will be on view through September 10 at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, and all remaining works are available for purchase. Organizers anticipate the event will become a major annual fundraising event, so make your 2017 summer plans now!

To learn more, visit the Hockaday Museum of Art.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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