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Mary Show, The Main Gallery @ Poudre River Arts Center, December 1- 31 Fort Collins CO

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"The Three Chiefs, For Unto Us A Child Is Born"
12" x 12", mixed media; colored pencil on "For Unto Us a Child is Born", Handel's Messiah, London, cir. 1857, acrylic and oil on canvas and beadwork

Showcasing a variety of artist representations of the Blessed Mary.

Artist in Residence, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, November 2 - December 3, Indianapolis, IN
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Judy, Director of Merchandising is quite a jazzy soul.  Visits with her are fun and interesting.  Works by BPH on wall.

The Director of Purdue University had a very nice compliment, "Monte is the best artist we have ever had come from the Eiteljorg to speak to our students."

Within the month residency BPH provided a cultural, artistic, emotional and spiritual journey for the participants, young and old.  Stories and art were his spring board for further discussion of history, traditions and heritage. 

With James Nottage, Vice President and Curator, during Jingle Rails opening reception.

I like to say, "In order for you to know where you are going, it's important for you to know where you came from."

B.E.S.T of First Nations Juried Show, Blue Horse Gallery, November Bellingham WA
*To see the images enlarged and read their descriptions, click on each piece.
"Good Night Yellow Bird", "The Voice of the Painted Bull" and "My Collection of Painted Ponies" form a striking display and showcase Black Pinto Horse's talent for using brilliant colors while making history and stories come to life.  To view the Blue Horse Gallery's website, click here, or to inquire of these works, call them @ 360.671.2305. A 1.5 hour drive north from Seattle with beautiful views of the waterways.

Interview, The Western Folklife Center, October 12, Salt Lake City, UT
Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis of the Western Folklife Center in Salt Lake City interviewed Black Pinto Horse as part of their project, Under the Big Sky.  Their goal is to interview Montana artists whose work makes a social statement and Taki comments, "It's all too rare that people hear of the state of affairs of out of way places."  It's going to air on public radio in the future(dates to come).

Cherokee Art Market, Hard Rock Casino, October 9-10, Tulsa OK, October
New Oklahoma collectors of a dear little piece- she was torn between two.  Click on the image to see the ledger. 
Black Pinto Horse provided a presentation on Ledger Art.

Harvest Moon Ball, Glacier Park Lodge, September 25, East Glacier MT
Time to celebrate fall and all of the beautiful colors it brings to the artist's palette.  Accompanied by the stunning backdrop of the Rockies, which was speckled in yellows, oranges and deep greens, this evening of food and fine art raised money for the Blackfeet Community Foundation while showcasing area artists.  Black Pinto Horse, Masters of Ceremony, had the following pieces sold during the live auction.

Continued collectors of B.P.H and supporters of this wonderful foundation, they again seemed to be quite pleased with their original ledger piece- a very fine couple indeed.
B.P.H introducing young Blackfeet ladies to say the prayer in their language
Red Thunder Ponies, 20” x 36 3/16”, Oil, click on image to see details and interpretation
Last Look Before the Great Fall, click on image to see details and interpretation

Big West Arts Festival, August 7-8, Sheridan WY

Always a joy to visit with our respected and special collector from WY.  Every year, bright and early, she chooses her favorites.
Ledger art brought the most interest.  Every piece sold, among them, Blue Star Woman and Candy(not pictured).

Viridian Artists 21st International Juried Exhibition, July, NYC

Blue Star Woman, 9" x 12", Colored Pencil on Antique ledger paper, Logen-Robinsen Lbr. Co. 1928 cir.
Juror, Elisabeth Susman, Curator of the Whitney Museum has chosen Blue Star Woman as part of the exhibit at the contemporary gallery,
July 6- July 24

Located in Chelsea, the center of the art world and one of the oldest galleries of its kind

Featured Artist @ the Grizzly Claw, July 17, Seeley Lake MT

Dora from PA was just a treat to visit with and Todd from Kalispel made a true connection with the meaning of "Help Me Lead the Others".

The Grizzly Claw has asked us back for the month of April when we will also be providing Artist in Residence within the schools.

National Folk Festival, July 9-11, Butte MT

Purchasing works from artists such as Kevin Red Star, this couple from Bozeman are first time collectors of Black Pinto Horse's ledger art.

Buffalo Hunter shown belowThis is the last year the National Folk Fest will be hosted by Butte and again has proven to be a successful show. 

Eiteljorg Indian Art Market, June 26-27, Indianapolis IN

Buffalo Hunter, 10" x 16", colored pencil on Levy of Real Estate, St. Louis MO cir.1800's

Completed during the show, Buffalo Hunter was shown and sold during the National Folk Fest a few weeks later.

Black Pinto Horse will be the Eiteljorg's Artist in Residence during the month of November. Come stop by and take part in his daily workshops.

Pekin Day Art Show, June 24- 27, Pekin ND

First Place, Colored Pencil Division

The Pipe of Little Coyote, 9" x 12", Colored Pencil on Antique ledger paper, Logen-Robinsen Lbr. Co. 1928 cir.

Sold, private collector, McVille ND


Red Earth Indian Art Market, June 18-20, Oklahoma City

We were given a private tour of the National Cowboy Museum by Susan, Assistant Director of Development(Right). She was glowing as she shared her love of the museum and graciously introduced us to the Director of Education and Shop Manager.

Third Place, Drawing

Morning Ride I Feel the Sunshine on My Face
17" x 13", colored pencil on Great Falls MT ledger, 1928 cir.

17th Annual Holter Art Auction, June 11, Helena MT
Lilies of the Field, watercolor, 23" x 19",
Emily Yellow Bird
Blue Umbrella, 9" x 12", Colored Pencil on Antique ledger paper, Great Falls Paper Co. 1924 cir.
Emily standing with the new owner's of Lilies of the Field, Shawna and Tim Ballweber of Helena.
Renee Kowalski, owner of Park Avenue Bakery of Helena and continued collector of Blue Umbrella, 2010 and Yellow Horse Chief of last years auction.

Minot State University Gala, April, Minot ND

Black Pinto Horse giving generously his donation of Night Raid to Tawnya Bernsdorf, Director of Alumni Relations at Minot State University in March for their very popular fundraising Gala Event.

Click here to read the latest newspaper article about his contribution for the event.

Heard Indian Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, March 6-7

Since January 2006, Stephen H. Phillips has been the Native Peoples magazine's publisher.  He was a perfect host at their headquarters, during the reception for IAIA alumni.
Marita Hinds, IAIA Alumni Relations Officer- it was nice to visit with her and reconnect with other IAIA alumni Saturday evening. 
New collector from Maryland of this newest oil on canvas.  To visit the Heard Museum's website, click here.

To read about Beverly, click here

To visit Estella's website,
click here

Beverly Moran, Award Winning Beadwork Artist....Plans of future collaboration.
World renown artist Estella Loretto, a gifted and beautiful person.  She creates breathtaking sculptures like this piece, "Re- Awakening".

Nelson County Winter Auction, March 7, Pekin ND

Proceeds to benefit the Fine Arts Youth Camp, Stump Lake Park, Pekin.

The Tree of Life and the Thunderbird
20" x 10",
mixed medium; oil on canvas, beads and bells
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"It's a good piece and I'm donating it for the kids." - Black Pinto Horse

"Thank you for your continued support....we raised $6880 through our online and live auction..."

Sunrise Blanket II, Design by Black Pinto Horse

Featured book cover for “Indigenous Social Work Around the World,” edited by Mel Gray, John Coates and Michael Yellow Bird.

Sunrise Blanket II was designed to represent a rebirth of life for all nations of the world. The sunrise is seen “as a universally important cultural and spiritual phenomenon in most Indigenous cultures throughout the world. It signals new beginnings, new life, new opportunities, and change”.

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2010 Winter Art Auctions, MT

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula

Flowers for Grandma, 17" x 13", colored pencil on antique ledger, 1928 cir.

Private collector, Missoula MT

Paris Gibson Square Museum, G.F

Four Bears, War Medicine,
17" x 13", colored pencil on ledger paper, 1928 cir.
Private collector, Great Falls

Cordial Companions, 10.5"x 9", Watercolor, Emily Yellow Bird
Private collector, Great Falls

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings

Holy Dog II, 48" x 36", Oil and Acrylic on Canvas with horsehair
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