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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 Market
Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
Booth- A
March 3-4
  • Artist-In-Residence
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM
March 24-April 26
  • Elemental Impressions: landscapes inspired by the four elements, Group Show
Manitou Galleries, Canyon Rd., Santa Fe NM
April 2018

Newest Works, click on image

November 2016
Collecting Sporting Art, pg 54

November 2016
Collecting Sporting Art, pg 54

                Western Art Collector
November 2016
Collecting Sporting Art, pg 54

May 2015
Art of the Horse, pg 97

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Montana Museum Benefit Auctions
Yellowstone Museum, Billings MT
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT

Mayfild Senior School Presentation

Autry Museum Indian Market, November

Artist-In-Residence, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 2017
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shares, “It should be a time of rich exploration as we introduce you to the history, culture, the traditional as well as the futuristic city.  It is our expectation that this will be reflected in the artworks created during your residency.”

I want to thank the ABU DHABI ART HUB in the United Arab Emirates for their interest in my artwork and storytelling as an Artist-in-Residence. I have officially accepted their personal invitation and am preparing for a 17-hour flight in April. During my month-long residency, I will be representing MHA Nation, the Arikara and Hidatsa, through multiple cultural opportunities; studio visits, a storytelling event and final exhibit.

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Santa Fean Magazine, Summer 2017

pg. 58-59
In May 2017 BPH sat down with Amanda Jackson of the Santa Fean Magazine for an interview.  The backdrop to their conversation was his ledger pieces at Manitou Gallery on Canyon Road. BPH shared his love of culture, history, tradition & art.  To read the full article
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COVER: Native Arts Section
Your Guide to Indian Market

YOU ARE INVITED: Manitou Gallery

If you’re Going to Shine, Shine Brightly
Monte Yellow Bird, AKA Black Pinto Horse


Manitou Gallery
225 Canyon Road
Santa Fe NM

August 16, 10-4 pm
Presentation @ 2 pm

August 18, 5-7 pm
Presentation @ 6 pm

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

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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