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Grüße zu unseren Freunden Von Schwarze Pinto Pferd Schöne Künste

los saludos a nuestros amigos De Bellas artes negras de Caballo de Judía Pinta

es salutations à nos amis De Les beaux-arts noirs de Cheval de Pinto

Autry Museum, Los Angeles

Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
"Monte Yellow Bird Sr., better known in the art world as Black Pinto Horse, is devoted to a positive expression of the harmonic balance between humanity and nature.  Through his art & teaching, he offers us a multitude of gifts, & his optimism shines in his motto:

"We are on this earth for such a short time,
if you're going to shine, shine brightly".

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Upcoming Presentations, Shows & Exhibits
  • Indian Art Market
Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
March 4 & 5 2017
  • Artist-in-Residence, Art Hub
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 2-May 4

Newest Works, click on image

Recent Articles
November 2016
Collecting Sporting Art, pg 54

Western Art Collector

        May 2015
Art of the Horse, pg 97

Native Peoples July-August 2014 - July-August 2014
August 2014

January 2014

January 2014

Bronze Update

BPH has been busy in the studio with visions beyond paintings & ledgers. Click images to view his bronze sculpture projects, past & present.

Permanent Collection & Exhibit, Great Plains Art Museum, Fall 2016, University of Nebraska

"The Museum Committee has approved the purchase of "Say...My Friend and I Burrowed Some of Your Ponies" from the Contemporary Indigeneity 2016 exhibit to be added to the Museum's permanent collection.  Congratulations!  I am very excited that the work will be added to our collection." 
- Curator, Melynda Seaton Ph.D.

"The Chief Stars Lodge"

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, NYC, December 2-4
Above: Emily and BPH share stories with guests.
Left: BPH with multiple award winning, contemporary ledger quilt artist, Susan Hudson.
Walking up these steps filled with history, I knew we were in good hands.  The Museum hosted the nations top 40 Native artists with much hospitality.  A successful show with future plans in the works...

The Gene Autry Museum Indian Marketplace, Los Angeles CA, November 12 & 13
Smog allergies weren't going to stop us from sharing our love of art and culture with guests.  Returning and new collectors spent time visiting and listening to stories.  A surprise visit from a childhood friend was the icing on the cake, whose mother used to bake sweeties for BPH.  Thank you for your support now and then.

Festival of the Arts, Sedona AZ, October 8-9 2016

The beautiful red rocks of Sedona were the perfect backdrop for the art show. 

A few knew what ledger art was but many never heard of the historical art form- much education made for a full day of fun under the bright sun.

New Works at Sage Creek Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM

New Works Include
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Make inquiries with Sandy or Gary at 505-988-3444, 
421 Canyon Road, map

Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM, August 20 & 21, 2016

Sunshine entered our booth- a powerful piece, Four Moons Warrior, for a beautiful person

Blue Bird Love Song could have sold 10 times over. The most popular piece of the market continues to sing, receiving two additional commissions

When Face Book friends meet...

All beings have the breath of life, including these buffalo- sometimes, as humans, we forget the importance of each animal's life.

BPH with Colorado Senator, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who will be providing an essay for the book & upcoming ledger art exhibit of 30 First Nation artists, curated by BPH and funded by the Lewis and Clark Foundation.

Recently graduated, her passion for this style of art is contagious. Congrats on all the NEW's in your life!

It's a family affair...

Permanent Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO

Title: "The Hunt; a Rites of Passage when we were warriors"

"The ledger piece is amazing!  Thank you for taking the time to create this piece for the Nelson-Atkins Education Collection.  I can see so many learning opportunities and connections for students." 

- Braden Conrad-Hiebner, Education Officer

This piece is designed on the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Register of Bill & Revenue Receipts, cir. late 1800's.  

The traditional rendering of the 1800's ledger art styled warriors in the background symbolically connects to ancestral traditions.
The middle ground of young men on the hunt illustrates a more contemporary version of Ledger Art.  Finally a young man on the hunt at the Carlisle Industrial School in Carlisle PA. 

Museum website

"Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay"
Traveling Exhibit

"The Journey to Remove Color From the People"
11.75" x 8", colored pencil and ink on United States Indian Industrial School, Carlisle PA, 189_, R.H. Pratt Capt., 10th Calvary Superintendent

click here for web article

BPH was invited to participate in this closed call for 72 artists- an ambitious curatorial project organized by Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock.

This unique exhibit will trace relocation and imprisonment of 72 Plains Indians captured at Salt Fork OK and brought by wagon, train and boat to Fort Marion in St. Augustine FL. 

This 3 year war exile(1875-1878) at the fort served as a model for the military methods of assimilation and lead to the founding of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania 1 year later. 

Exhibition Schedule:
* January 16- February 28, 2015
Crisp-Ellert Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine
* April 22- June 10
A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembrooke

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