ArtWalk Downtown Billings
22nd Season (2016-2017)

Alphabetical Season Member List,
One Time Participants List and Exhibit Notes

Autumn ArtWalk
Friday, October 7, 2016 5 – 9 p.m.

• Season Members, open for all five ArtWalks, are listed first.
• One-Time Participants, listed after Season Members, are open for specific events.
• This list is for Autumn ArtWalk on Friday, October 7, 2016, 5 – 9 p.m.
• Both lists are alphabetical.

Season Members

Artists Anonymous, 111 North 30th, Suite 224, welcomes Carlin Bear Don't Walk (Crow/Northern Cheyenne) for his ArtWalk debut. His emotionally driven work reveals pride in contemporary Indian culture and his ancestral past. He joins owner/artists Jill Jussila and Emily Kennedy-Guerra.

Billings Food Bank, 2112 - 4th Avenue North, hosts invited artists to exhibit their work in its open, spacious meeting area. New exhibits are up for each ArtWalk. Easy parking.

Clark Marten Photography, 2606 Montana Avenue, showcases the landscape and portrait work of master photographer Clark Marten.

Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), 2815 - 2nd Avenue North, welcomes retired School District 2 art teachers and long-time friends, Karen Tanner and Carolyn Thayer. Their joint show promises to be festive, colorful and fun – just like the two of them.

First Congregational Church UCC, 310 North 27th Street, hosts Ruth Blott and Cheryl Hudson. Blott works in acrylics and watercolors. Hudson is a wildlife photographer. Both will attend. Refreshments served. Music by Quintessential.

Gallery Interiors, 2814 2nd Avenue North, presents "Small Treasures," an exhibit of miniatures and plein air paintings by invited and regular gallery artists. Small works of art make thoughtful gift for the coming holidays.

Gallery Nine @ connie dillon fine art, 2501 Montana Avenue #9, unveils a new painting series celebrating local businesses that Connie Dillon has grown to love during her 25 years as a Billings resident.

Global Village, 2720 3rd Avenue North, hosts the versatile Tana Patterson showing her artistic and functional pottery. She is joined by friends who are also working potters.

Good Earth Market, 3024 2nd Avenue North, shows Hollie Paris Sulser's ironic acrylic additions to cliche thrift store prints, Jeff Sandridge's conjured hellish distortions of reality and David Dean Young's painted peculiarities in oils and acrylics. Music by Jason and Ramona McConnell.

Harry Koyama Fine Art, 2509 Montana Avenue, displays vivid, colorful impressionist paintings in a space that doubles as a Harry Koyama's working studio. Koyama's paintings are highly sought by local, regional and international collectors.

Jason Jam Gallery, 2501 Montana Avenue #7, is the working studio and gallery of the prolific, satirical and comedic artist, Jason Jam. Of special note are his child-friendly storybook pictures and handmade dolls created by Wendy Jam.

Kennedy's Stained Glass, 2923 - 2nd Avenue North, showcases an outdoor art glass bench inspired by the Beaverhead River. Created by Susan Kennedy and titled “Restful River," the bench is scheduled to be installed at Kiwanis Park in Dillon, Montana.

Limber Tree Yoga Studio, 212 North 29th, welcomes Rebecca Douglas and her fine art and environmental portraits. For over 25 years, Douglas has used her love of natural light and the soul found in eyes of the living to create a style that's uniquely her own.

Montana Gallery and Studio, 2710 - 2nd Avenue North, exhibits work by its mezzanine studio artist Tyler Murphy and invited regional artists, some established and others early in their careers, who work in a variety of mediums.

McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue, a popular local eatery in an historic space, hosts a new art exhibit for every ArtWalk event.

Mann Mortgage, 2511 Montana Avenue, invites new artists to exhibit in its historic brick reception area during every ArtWalk. A percentage of sales goes to area non-profit agencies.

Prodigal Gallery, 2517 Montana Avenue, in the reception area of the office of Penelope Strong, Attorney at Law, features work by invited artists.

Pug Mahons, 3011 - 1st Avenue North, is the unoffical host of Art Alley. Proprietor Bill “Mac” MacIntyre was instrumental in creating the popular graffiti venue. Artwork changes frequently.

Sandstone Gallery, 2913 - 2nd Avenue North, hosts member artists Sue Hammersmark (watercolors) and Nick Nicoll (wood working) and guest artist, Jessie Sparkman. Always lively, Sandstone Gallery celebrates its 16th birthday as a co-op gallery with an ArtWalk reception.

SCRaP in Billings, 21 South 29th Street, is the epicenter for donating and buying recycled art materials and discovering new ways to use them. Clever and creative artists show their wares under the gentle, encouraging tutelage of founder, Tammy Zemlinska.

Stephen Haraden Studio, 2911 - 2nd Avenue North #235 presents several 8” X 10” collages created from previous paintings. Stephen loves to discuss his creative process and give tours of his working studio.

Terakedis Fine Art, 112 N. Broadway, Suite B introduces Rolinda Stotts and her exhibit, “Torn Edges – The Discovery of Bella Rotta.” Stotts will be in the gallery during ArtWalk weekend to paint, teach and greet the ArtWalk public. Details at:

Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Avenue, birthplace of ArtWalk Downtown Billings, features Montana artist Sarah Morris. Her boldly colored paintings express a passionate, sympathetic vision of the Montana landscape and the animals and birds who inhabit it.

Tompkins Fine Art, 2501 Montana Avenue #4, exhibits works by award-winning artist, Robert Tompkins, known for his impressionist florals and landscapes. Also showing are works by local artists in a variety of mediums.

Underground Culture Krew, 19 North 29th Street, welcomes SHYLO aka Buddy Ulrich and his "legal graffiti." SHYLO refuses to randomly deface property with his art. His stencil art, wood pallet and canvas pieces appeal to all ages.

Western Art Forum, 2702 – 2nd Avenue North, has created energy and excitement with its new contemporary western art gallery. Cowboys, sheep, rodeos and other iconic western images make an appearance in a whole new way.

Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 North 27th Street, opens at 4 p.m. with Masquerade Ball tickets available and a costume show, cash bar, and free admission. Artist Mary Lee Darby exhibits in the Art Collector's Corner. High Plains Book Award authors read in the Montana Gallery at 7 p.m.

One-Time Participants

Barjon's, 233 North 29th Street, hosts “East Meets West,” a watercolor exhibit by James Seward and Mana Lesman. Seward's work is inspired by centuries old Japanese woodblock prints. Lesman's plein aire pieces focus on landscapes of the American West.

CTA Architects, 23 North 23rd , welcomes photographer Renata Haidle and her fine art photographs. Haidle captures the stories, dreams, history and emotions held in the cobblestone streets, magnificent architecture and daily life of Paris, France. Refreshments served.

Beyond the Box, 724 - 1st Avenue North, hosts artists Lori Blaylock, Meagan Boschert, Melissa Burns, Calvin Treiber and others in their unique converted warehouse space. Live music, a food truck and a cash bar make for a festive evening!

Billings Architectural Association, 2710 - 1st Avenue North, “pops up” with its annual design competition focused on the EBURD (East Billings Urban Renewal District). Submissions from local designers and MSU Bozeman School of Architecture students are on display.

For the Funk of It, 14 South 27th Street, is a cacophany of fun, colorful, up-cycled and recycled merchandise, original art, including license plate sculptures by Dell Despain, and locally made personal products. You just never know what you will find.

High Plains Architects, P.C. and Sherri Cornett, 2720/2720 Minnesota Avenue make their ArtWalk debut. High Plains prides itself on sustainable designs that rejuvenate the urban core. Cornett, an activist and artist, has created and curated large scale international exhibits.

MoAv Coffee, 2501 Montana Avenue, joins Autumn ArtWalk with an exhibit by Billings artist Greg Hogan and his wildlife abstracts in watercolor. Hogan is inspired by nature's details and Montana plains and mountains.

Stapleton Gallery, 104 North Broadway, Suite 204, opens for a special viewing of “Crow Now: A Visual Survey 1904- 2016” featuring the work of past and contemporary American Indian artists including Kevin Red Star, Ben Pease, Richard Throssel and others.

Terpsichord Dance Company
, 2404 Montana Avenue at Better to Gather, is Billings' first contemporary dance troupe under the direction of founder, Ricki Feeley. This ArtWalk debut presentation highlights works from their upcoming seventh season at NOVA.

2905, 2905 Montana Avenue, welcomes artists working at Billings Open Studio. Curated by the vivacious Michelle Dyk, the exhibit includes paintings, photography and other creative works.

Virginia A. Bryan, President
Artwalk Downtown Billings
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
406.696.7121 or 690.1662 (message or text)
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Autumn ArtWalk on October 7, 2016  
5 – 9 p.m.

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ArtWalk maps are available at each participating site and on our website.
ArtWalk Downtown Billings is a self-guided event.

Contact:  Virginia Bryan, President

ArtWalk Downtown Billings
Downtown Billings Alliance
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101

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