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Billings cultural organizations launch North x Northwest to pair with travel writer convention | billingsgazette.com

NORTH X NORTHWEST BILLINGS, MONTANA

Featured: Susan Stone, A Congress of Crows 2019
Below: Justin W John, Two Can Play At This 2019

Sixty works of art, selected from more than 500 entries, are exhibited through October during the Yellowstone Art Museum’s first North x Northwest art exhibition.

Works of art from 18 states, including painting, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, and photography, were selected by juror Julia Andrews, director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Andrews narrowed her selections to “museum-quality work, demonstrated by a high level of skill in technique, composition and presentation that would pique the interest and curiosity of the viewer,” she described in a press release.

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Two Can Play At This

According to Bryan W. Knicely, executive director of the Yellowstone Art Museum, the inaugural event offers a “sampling of the outstanding cultural programs and events that the BCP organizations have to offer each year,” ranging from art to film and music to theatre.

The largest conference and networking event for travel writers will be held in Billings. Bloggers, journalists, social media content creators, travel brand representatives, and travel industry professionals will descend on the city to explore all that Montana’s trailhead has to offer.

TBEX North America 2019 takes place Sept. 11 – 13 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. It’s one of two conferences held yearly by the Travel Blog Exchange across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To capitalize on all this publicity, members of Billings Cultural Partners have organized a 10-day introduction to the city’s arts, entertainment, and cultural scene. Events centered on film, music, art, history, and the outdoors are all on the docket for Sept. 12 – 22.

Bryan W. Knicely, executive director of Yellowstone Art Museum, in a press release, described TBEX as a catalyst for local cultural organizations to present Billings to conference attendees and rethink how they market arts in the region.

“Billings is the cultural center for the state of Montana, and we are letting everyone know that,” Knicely said.

Participating cultural partners include Alberta Bair Theater, Art House Cinema and Babcock Theatre, Billings ArtWalk, Billings Symphony, MINT Film Festival, Montana Audubon Center, Moss Mansion, Pub Station, SCRaP in Billings, Western Heritage Center, Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, and the Yellowstone Art Museum.

— Read on billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/live/

Art Source Gallery

17th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 1 — 27th

ART SOURCE GALLERY
1015 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83702

Opening reception on Thursday, July 11th, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This annual summer event is open to artists nationally who are not regular members of the Gallery. This gives the Treasure Valley a wonderful opportunity to see new and different fine art.

Jurors this year are Debbie Hughbanks, an accomplished artist from northeastern Washington who is a Master Signature member of Women Artists of the West, and Allen Malaise, a talented sculptor of wild life in bronze, juror for the 3-D artworks.

From the 46 nationwide applicants, the jurors selected pieces for both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional works representing a diverse range of media, style and expression sure to impress any art aficionado.

Awards total $1150 and will be announced in the Gallery at 6:30 pm.

Music by JB Duo.

 

North by Northwest

Billings, Montana

North by Northwest

JURIED ART SHOW

JULY 18 — OCT 10, 2019

The Yellowstone Art Museum is proud to present North by Northwest, The YAM’s first annual juried art exhibition, on view from July 18 – October 10, 2019. The show was conceived by the Yellowstone Art Museum as a way to feature up and coming contemporary artists from across the country, and giving some the opportunity to be accessioned in to the YAM’s permanent collection. The show features 55 artists from 18 states, selected from a pool of nearly 300 entries from 43 states. The works selected run the gamut from traditional oil on canvas paintings to avant-garde interactive sculptural work.

The public is invited to vote on their favorite piece in the exhibition until September 11th. The winning piece will be awarded the People’s Choice Award at the reception on September 12, 2019 along with the Juror’s Choice and Purchase Awards.

Two Can Play At This (in situ)

artists

Norma Alonzo, Phyllis Anderson, Brooke Atherton, Jesse Blumenthal, Kelsey Bowen, Paige Bowman, Richard Buswell, Boyd Carson, Michael Chaney, Brittney Denham, Sandy Dingman, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Candace Forrette, Fay Golson, Gail Gurman, Michael Haykin, Bruce Helander, Harper Henry, Eva Isaksen, Esther Jacks, Penny Jenkins, Justin John, Claire B Jones, Michael Jorgensen, Hooshang Khorasani, Marian Kirst, Mary Koenig, Ken Konchel, Hannah Kraus, Nyd Kraushaar, Mai La Thai, RoseMarie London, Kitrina Marcroft, Robert Mars, Karyn Mehus, David Mensing, Ann Maureen Meyer, Susan Moldenhauer, Rosella Mosteller, Ryan Parker, Regina Quinn, Jeremy Rabus, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Nora Schreiber, Fred Scruton, Mark Stafford, Michael Stanish, Susan Stone, Dave Thomas, Harriette Tsosie, Marissa Voytenko, Gregory Wilhelmi, Jenny Wong-Stanley, and Peggy Wyman.

The jurying was conducted by Julia Andrews, Director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, who had this to say about the selection process, “Without hesitation I can say that considering the entries for the North by Northwest was a true honor and privilege for me….It should be noted that with over 500 entries there were no entries without merit. Each and every work was thoroughly examined and appreciated for the ingenuity and creative process that delivered the beautiful artistic outcome. It was evident that all submissions had individual strengths and could have received some form of recognition. I resolved… to select work that is of museum quality demonstrated by a high level of skill in technique, composition and presentation. I was deliberate in choosing works that I felt would pique the interest and curiosity of the viewer. In the end, I am proud of the exhibition and believe this show represents the finest artworks submitted. The excellence of these works made the final award process arduous at best, but I feel certain the choices are well deserved.”

Two Can Play At This

Two Can Play At This

2019

Acrylic, gouache, charcoal and ink on stretched canvas;
archival matte varnish.
36 x 36 x 1.5 inches

I’m truly honored to have my work chosen as one of the 55 artists showing for this exhibition. Moments like this make all the time and effort I put into my work feel a bit more justified. The moments of questioning whether I’m making the right choices, the self-doubt, feelings of insecurity, they all start to feel a bit easier to swallow and keep pushing myself forward.

contact information

General Information
Amanda Daniel
curatorial@artmuseum.org
(406) 256-6804 x228

Exhibition Sponsorship
Ryan Cremer
development@artmuseum.org
(406) 256-6804 x226

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The Billings Cultural Partners (BCP) are creating an entire 10 day event kicking off with the reception for the North by Northwest Exhibition at YAM. Events will be taking place all around Billings, for more information, check out the following link.

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I’m also looking forward to visiting Billings when it doesn’t look like this.
Just saying. 

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