Rachael Mayer is a fiber artist based out of Boise, Idaho. As a sculptor and installation artist, she is concerned about how the body moves around space and interacts with artwork. With a BA in Anthropology & Ethnic Studies and an MFA in Studio Art, Rachael bridges her two areas of study by making work about communities, social networks, and systems. She uses multiples to convey the many individuals that make up the whole and contextualizes these ideas within landscape and topography. Her work ties these ideas together while also recognizing the fluidity of these concepts.
She can be found on instagram @rachaelmayerart and rachaelmayerart.com
Lola is a photographer based out of Paris, France. Her photography ranges from subtle, fleeting moments of incongruity and humor to staged performance art, both meeting at the intersection of light and color contrast in startling ways.
An artist whose outré vision and refreshingly eccentric personality is woven into the scenes she creates and the moments she captures.
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Jason is a prolific oil painter who has an impressive suite of work encompassing a wide breadth of subject matter. From plein air natural and city-scape studies, to psychological portraits and otherworldly ambient environments, his interests veer wildly, though his compositions of color and mood are his signature on every piece.
Based out of California, but with a footprint across the US and internationally, you will find Jason investigating the natural world, the human identity, and his own inner psychology as he travels.
You can find him on Instagram @jasonskyleconn
Mark Bueno uses an array of visual references, mediums and techniques to materialize his interruptions of the human experience. Bueno’s work focuses on subjects like the perceptions of beauty within the mundane, identity or lack of, subcultures within pop culture, mythology, spirituality, the paranormal and comic relief. By using bold color and complex compositions, the work communicates exuberance for life and reflects his ability to connect with others fusing art with social events, live performances and public spaces.
Bueno received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He has exhibited nationally in museums and gallery settings and is in many private and corporate collections. He currently lives in Colorado where he continues to paint, sculpt, curate, body paint, and mural.
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Rachel Teannalach is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from northern New Mexico, she has also painted extensively in northern California. Her traveling pack has taken her from Marin County to Iceland and many places between.
Teannalach's focus over the last several years has been collaborations with conservation organizations, supporting their efforts to preserve the lands she loves to paint. She is known especially for her "tinyExpanse" daily paintings along with her large-scale landscapes which utilize raw, bold brushstrokes and a simplification of form to bring focus to the essential beauty of a place.
Her work is guided by the belief that the observation of nature revives our recognition of beauty and restores our sense of belonging in the natural world. For Teannalach, painting provides a way to step out of the frenzy that life so easily becomes, to appreciate both stillness and the beauty of passing time. Her work inspires viewers to leave, in W.B. Yeats’ words, “a little space for the rose-breath to fill.”
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts (Mill Valley/San Francisco)
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery - Lafayette, CA
Boise - Capitol Contemporary Gallery
Previous partnerships - Pottery Barn, Serena and Lily, and One King’s Lane
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Gabriel Kulka explores the relationships we create with objects and the spaces that encompass our lives. Each piece he creates is a microcosm of our human need to create sanctuaries; they examine how we hold our memories within treasured objects and ultimately resolve our internal environments through our surroundings.
The furniture, books, clothes and objects we carry with us, combined with the architecture and natural environments we spend our lives in, are not arbitrary. Instead, they are all part of a whole ideation of the human experience and contribute to our understanding of self.
These sculptures, large and small, function as an exploration of this uniquely human experience. Through careful composition and deceivingly simplified presentations, unexpected combinations of proportion, materials and joinery reveal themselves as invitations to wander through our own pasts and to examine how they exist simultaneously in our present.
Gabriel Kulka grew up in NY, studied sculpture in CA and has returned to Montana after having lived and shown work in all three places over the last 15 years.
After taking some time off to focus on setting up a permanent work space, Gabriel is pleased to present some of the first work to come out of the new studio. You can explore more of Gabriel’s work here:
Catalin is an artist and graphic designer who works in a variety of craft and media. His focus is illustration and design for branding, advertisements, and fine art commissions. He believes that the best design is a balance of great communication and creative appeal.
He grew up in the deep woods of NorCal drawing heavy influence from his Art teacher Aunt. It wasn't until he was in his late teens that he started having more interest in exploring art. Later in college he attended MSU and earned a degree in Graphic Design giving him the knowledge and education to explore different mediums in art and design. His journey through art grew a love for mixed mediums, working with his hands to create 3-dimensional art and sculpture bridging the two to create conceptual visual art.
Outside of design and art he spends his time hiking with his dog Maggie, snowboarding, playing drums, listening to and making music, watching movies, and riding bicycles - in beautiful Bozeman, MT.
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Michelle Osman is best known for her oil paintings of storm clouds that eddy and churn over narrow slices of land and screen printed grids of architectural plans. Using thin layers of oil paint (in the tradition of Renaissance artists), Osman’s clouds verge on the hyperreal.
Painted from photo references, each cloud formation is a specific memory experience. For Osman, the subject must refer to something over and beyond its manifest self; the sky is both an arena for distraction, meditation and reprieve from the day to day.
Currently, Osman has work in the Second Annual Juried Exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin and is preparing for a solo show at E.L. Wiegand Gallery at the Churchill Arts Council of Fallon, Nevada.
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Molly Stratton is an artist and designer from Bozeman, Montana. She is inspired by the patterns and colors of nature, and the tension between organization and chaos. Through meditative repetition in the process, she tests the limits of technique and material to create natural disorder in beautiful ways.
Molly spent five months in Kenya studying art while earning her degree in printmaking from Colby College. After graduating, she returned to Montana to serve as Executive Director of the Danforth Gallery in Livingston. Molly studied furniture design and construction at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and created a line of handcrafted bags called “Poppy” before reconnecting with her fine art roots. Now, from her sunny studio in the Emerson, Molly focuses full-time on her artwork and graphic design business.
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Cyrus Walker is known for splicing western romanticism with modern concepts. He has a fascination with vintage advertisements and photographs that depict common western visuals. Times change, but the images of the past are still here; for the most part, however, they have lost their meaning. Cyrus is adding to the pool of western art, but his work reflects the modern west and the new social ideas that are shaping the world that we live in now.
Vestiges of the old west remain even today, you can find Cyrus creating vintage-inspired advertisements and paintings here:
Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis is a textile artist whose work takes the shape of durational performances, buoyant sculptures, costumes and clothing. She often uses foraged fibers and plant dyes that allow her designs and materials to be in direct conversation with place. Most recently, her work has been shown at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, NC; the Anchorage Museum, AK; the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; and a forthcoming show at NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY.
Originally from Helena, MT, Alayna spent a decade hopping around the country; she has a BA from University of Oregon, attended a year long residency at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, and now has returned to Montana as an MFA candidate at MSU. Alayna has a small clothing line of one-off pieces called Absorka, she is the co-founder of May West, a milkweed based apparel startup, and is currently building a studio and retreat space in the mountains outside Helena called the Hi-Altitude Center for Textiles.
Kyle explores the connection of our human experience as it juxtaposes with our inner psychology. What is seen is an interpretation of how it is perceived, and Kyle aims to engage the viewer with this concept.
His paintings are playful interpretations of color and symmetry. Through public art installations with the concept of “art for all (who stumble upon it)” and carefully conceived site specific installations, Kyle’s breadth of interest in creating is best summed up in his own words:
“I’m Curious, do your eyes do the seeing, or does the mind?
What’s more real? Our dreams or our waking lives?
What power lies within our raw and unbridled imagination?
Can we move beyond the limitations of the visible spectrum into something yet to be seen?
Beauty abounds, if only we’ve the minds to believe it.
Join me in pushing the limits, won’t you?”
Kyle has been creating art since he was a child in Columbus, Ohio. He currently resides in Bozeman, MT.
Jacqueline Rieder Hud began her formal art education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and culminated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting and Drawing at California State University, Long Beach in 1981.
Her resume includes numerous invitational shows presented nationally and in Europe, with gallery solo shows throughout the West, and in New York and Los Angeles. The film "Painting the Wild", Streetlight Cinema L.A., was featured at Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula in 2007. It documents Jacqueline's creative process as painterly images walk out from dreams and fuse with animal energies which surround her on The Blue Mountain Ranch outside of Bozeman where she has lived with her husband John Hud for twenty years.
Jacqueline's study of the work of depth psychologist Carl Gustav Jung over her adult lifetime has led to the publication of her Art & Dream Book, "Laundry for Strangers: Creativity, Sexuality and Fury" in 2015. In the words of her publisher, "It is only when we have a direct relationship with our creative instinct that we can birth the opus of our own making: Individuation. This artist gives us a firsthand account of her direct experience of the encounter with the Self." Etan Boritzer, Veronica Lane Books.
Elmar Biebl, German Journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press reviews "Laundry for Strangers": "My first response was Anselm Kiefer. The same deep-rooted spirituality displayed in uncompromising recklessness. This level of freedom of expression, unhampered by external critique, is a rarity in our culture. The maturity she has reached as an Expressionist painter is a triumph. Hers is a lonely pursuit, requiring courage, but this multi-layered way of being is a cathartic, healing process."
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Sahra is an oil painter and printmaker who dabbles in illustration and collaborative projects with other artists. Her work can be a thoughtful, layered multi-media piece or a rough-hewn and fast oil painting. They all explore the emotive qualities of color and scale, as well as the playful, uneasy translation of lived experience to visual experience.
She graduated with a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from The University of Virginia in 2004 and has since been teaching, painting, and recreating in the mountain west.
John is an artist that works in sculpture, printmaking and drawing; finding an intersection between the medias in delicate burnt-in images of Montana’s vulnerable cultural and historical icons.
His art is a metaphor for order: sometimes re-expressing order found in the landscape, a mechanical process, the rhythm of form, personal relationships, and the life around him. Each work is often a collaboration of many independent parts that are crafted to come together and express a larger whole.
He is a professor of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College and has installed and exhibited his work nationally and internationally, receiving regional and national grants. He earned his BA at Hope College and MFA in sculpture at Colorado State University. John maintains studios in both Minnesota and Montana.
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Kayla is an image-maker with an emphasis in historic photographic processes, primarily gum bichromate. She has her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and her Bachelor of Arts in Photography. For the last three years, she was on the faculty at Montana State University, teaching a variety of photographic subjects, including the analog black and white darkroom and advanced lighting.
Kayla’s work has been shown in a variety of galleries across the United States and appears in various publications, including: Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes, Gum Printing: A Step by Step Manual Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice, and Handcrafted, the Art and Practice of the Handmade Print. (Chinese language only).
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Greta is a lover of art, in all forms. It dictates her every movement.
A painter who uses not only paint, but multiple mediums to disassemble elements into a series of fluid movements and chaotic bursts of shape and color. Using memory, intuition and emotive inclinations her pieces unfurl into a creative reflection on landscape and time and become a language all its own.
She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.F.A. and has since moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she now calls home. She has worked with numerous galleries and museums and loves the process of working with artists to further their growth and disseminate beauty.
Shaw Thompson is an oil painter primarily, who calls his home Bozeman, Montana. He has been trying to abstract the landscape of the Western States lately. While he paints a fair amount, he also spends his life building furniture, light fixtures and creating artwork, that a lot of the time, is comprised of old found pieces that have weathered the outdoor elements. Lately, these pieces have found their way into imaginative masks.
You can reach him @ miscomill.com
Whether through sculpture, painting, or mixed media, Chris’ work is generally defined by creating illusions. He challenges the viewer’s sense of reality by creating objects or images, naturalistically rendered, but behaving counter to the nature of the material or the images portrayed.
By using wood to replicate objects made of other materials, like a soft cotton sock, the stark contrast between perceived reality and actuality provides an illusory experience for the viewer. It is especially effective when the wood appears to take on non-wood-like qualities described by words like: soft, pliable, limp, flimsy, draping, melting, folding or fuzzy.
The image choices usually reflect Chris’ interests, like reptiles, surfing, wildlife, cars and tools; but can also be origin-less mainstays in his visual vocabulary like meat, dolls and bananas. Whichever reference point he decides to use, the illusion can be fanciful or nostalgic, a nod to the every day, or trip into another reality.
After receiving his BFA, Chris enjoyed a 25 year career as an illustrator and graphic designer in the energy industry. He currently works out of his cramped studio in his Houston Heights garage.
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Loretta Domaszewski is a Contemporary Impressionist oil painter and workshop instructor who creates visual poetry. Spirit of place is the inspiration for majestic landscape paintings with a deeper interpretation of the “journey”, the personal quest. Expressive oil paintings draw you in, as to explore the personal intimacy of the illuminated pathway.
Originally influenced by the light, colors and techniques of Master Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists, Loretta first learned about color with soft pastels through plein air painting. For over 25 years she has painted with oils where her techniques have developed, influenced by the sensual brushstrokes of Renoir and Monet, expressive color notes of Gauguin, bold brushstrokes of Van Gogh, and the dramatic abstracted atmospheric skies of Turner, including several American Abstract Expressionist Painters.
The desire to explore and expand new ideas, Domaszewski concentrates on the act of painting; meditating, visualizing, creating expressive fluid gestures with bold saturated color, and rich texture. Influenced by changing elements in nature she paints en plein air, alla prima, conceptualizing larger works in the studio. As a naturalist, the preservation of wetlands and the importance of conservation have been a passion of the artist since her youth.
Loretta Domaszewski was born in the outskirts of NYC, raised on the shoreline in Greenwich, Connecticut. She spent her childhood exploring the diverse beach terrain, trails, boatyards, and Long Island Sound fishing in small wood crafted boats. Loretta aspires to show annually in exhibitions that benefit non-profit organizations. This endeavor has been a life long pursuit, a way to educate and support community.
Domaszewski has a BFA from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, including a K-12 Teaching Certification from Brandeis University.
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An artist with a flair for drama and old school romance, whose mediums range from flowers to film to fashion, Becky Roberts is a tour de force.
Her process is emotive, whereby the tangible design is felt out, rather than derivative, considering the event’s idea or concept and then meticulously bringing that to life. Becky utilizes color and texture to create a response in the viewer, her work is not the pretty background to an event, but rather so intimately entwined with the purpose of the event- It is almost as if it were the reason to be.
Becky uses flowers and natural items because they are a multi-sensory tool to engage the viewer in the piece. In her own words, “Flowers draw people in, scents can trigger memories, an emotional reaction is at the surface… Flowers can make someone’s happiest day more magical, or the worst day a little better.”
Becky was born in Chico, CA and raised in Northern California. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2009 with a BA in Film Studies. After moving to LA, she found more opportunity in floral design than film, and quickly found a market for her talents. She started her own company, The Poppy Studio, with a partner, and became a well-known and desired designer for celebrity clientele and prominent design companies. It was directly because of this hustle and bustle and commercial onslaught that she decided to move to Bozeman with her family.
Zach investigates our human fear and fascination of the advancement of technology and henceforth, the future we are creating. In the darkroom, a virtual image is transformed from code into chemical formula. Through a process that utilizes LCD screens and photographic paper, Zach creates a virtual negative. Divergent images appear out of the darkness, framed by our only window into the digital world, the screen. The images no longer glow but reflect inner feelings and fears. The virtual negative process is a symbol of his obsession to understand the place of identity and consciousness in an increasingly digital world.
Zach Hoffman is a visual based artist and photographic print maker. He graduated in 2012 from Montana State University in Bozeman with a Bachelors of Arts in Film and Photography and in 2014 from Lesley University in Boston with a Masters of Fine Art. Now he runs a community darkroom and alternative process studio in Bozeman called Image Lab Photography.
The Image Lab is a creative workspace and community rental darkroom that hosts events, workshops, and classes. Here you can process black and white film in the darkroom, create hand-made photographs from sunlight, and learn everything in between.
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Lisa Lord has an effervescent spirit that is reflective in her bright, dancing, boisterous mosaics. Her art centers around her thankfulness for community, the deeper messages of sacred geometry, and all things flowered.
Most recently, she has completed a public art project called, “Infinite Potentials”, overlooking the Clark Fork River at the University of Montana in Missoula; a Percentage for the Arts awarded grant by the Montana Arts Council. This exterior 25’ mural, installed over a four month period, honors the water with its rhythmic movements, graceful curves, and bold and powerful arrangement.
After completion of this project, Lisa was additionally commissioned to install a triptych installation with community involvement in interior alcoves of the same college building. “Sun, Moon, Storm”, depict the varied landscapes of Montana; the sunny warmth of the high desert, the lush town of Missoula, and the lively Glacier National Park mountains are benevolently stitched together by the Clarks Fork River.
Lisa apprenticed in tile manufacturing for eight years with Katia McGuirk in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and studied with Issah Zagar in Center City, Pennsylvania. She was invited to Cuenca, Ecuador in 2013 to teach the community the basics of mosaics, assisting them in creating the largest community mural in the history of the city.
Lisa also takes private commissions, consider having a custom mural in your home or business. You can reach her at:
lisalordmosaicart on Instagram and Facebook
Ole creates contemporary welded steel structures derived from unique personal stories, but allowing for endless interpretations within their abstract form. His paintings mimic this fluid form that feel more open-ended then resolved.
Ole has experience with telling stories, his art is a format for these stories to breathe into existence as a whisper of its origins.
“While focused on a subject or an object I’m fascinated with, I capture some of the representational elements as well as reveal an energetic side. This embodiment of energy and gesture gives my pieces a life of their own beyond a flat image. While my work is definitely3D, it can appear to flip back and forth between seemingly flat and static when viewed from one angle and full of motion and filling a large space when viewed from another. When viewed from just the right angle its like the sculpture has disappeared and is just a singular rectangular shape with various shadow lines. My pieces generate a push and pull effect with dimensionality while not denying they can appear to be totally flat. This contradictory nature of my work offers up new interpretations from every new angle it’s viewed from.”
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