Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts
Philanthropy Projects
Past Events
Gallery Representation / Links
Online Store
Contact Us

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".


click on to view:

Upcoming Presentations, Shows & Exhibits
  • Cherokee Art Market
Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa OK
October 10 - 11
  • American Indian Arts Marketplace
Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA
November 7-8
Newest Works, click on image

Recent Articles
      Western Art Collector
        May 2015

"Art of the Horse", pg 90-91
Native Peoples July-August 2014 - July-August 2014
August 2014

January 2014
January 2014

April 2012April 2012

SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe NM, August 21-22
"Making Bear Medicine" with its new owner
from NYC


New works in gallery on Canyon Rd.
BPH with owners Gary and Sande

Santa Fe Indian Market was exciting!  THANK YOU to our collectors who continue to invest &
to first time collectors. We appreciate your support.
Until next year...

Featured Cover, IMAGO MUNDI Exhibit, Venice Italy, Fall
September 1- November 1, 2015
on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Curator: Jennifer Karch Verzè
A Collection of 210 Indigenous Artists across the North American Continent.

In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global art project, comes to Venice to propose art without borders that breaks the silence, goes beyond differences and pushes civilization forward.



Exhibition Catalogue
“In Heaven and On Earth, Star Boy Rides"
4" x 4.75"
original ledger, cir. 1872
w/ colored pencil
mounted to canvas

"It is an honor to be included in an amazing World Wide Collaborative Project full of incredible works by Incredible People.  Thank you to all who entrusted me with your awesome works to safely ship to Italy.”
- Curator, Jennifer Karch Verze

Jackson WY and Grand Teton National Park, Residencies & Shows

"I want to say again it was a pleasure meeting you at the Craig Thomas Discovery Center.  Your words to our children were wonderful, valuable and hit home.  Insightful to me, I learned from your words, but more important, they had meaning & wisdom for our children."  -Visitor

Above: New collector, July Jackson Art Festival
Right: "As a retired high school teacher and now grandmother your lecture inspired me. I am the storyteller of my family. I am the only one who knew well both sets of grandparents and cherished my time with them. Now I am... passing on the stories and the life lessons. I want you to know that you will be in my daily rosary for strength to continue your most important calling."  -Tour, Jackson Lake Lodge

"Cowboys and Indians" Exhibit, ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora, Summer

"I'm Right Behind You Brother"

"I'm Right Behind You Brother" is available.  Please make inquiries with Black Pinto Horse

ND Cowboy Hall of Fame

Icons of the West, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT, Summer 2015

And We Rode Into Enemy Camp and Re-Captured Our Ponies

Making Bear Medicine
"We are starting to hang the show and just put your pieces up in the gallery- they look great! Your work was an instant "yes" in the jury, and has quickly become among the favorites with the staff here."
-Brea, Icons of the West Team, Dana Gallery, website
Featuring over 160 of the best western artists, Icons of the West is a diverse and engaging portrayal of western icons and the role they play in contemporary American culture.

"Montana Triennial" Exhibit, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT, Summer
"Congratulations!  You were selected as one of 38 artists to be featured in the Montana Triennial: 2015 at the Missoula Art MuseumThis year’s juror, Peter Held, reviewed 199 artist’s submissions." - John C
"Before the Dog Days "
*Award Winning:1st Place,
Drawing, Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art and American Indians, Indianapolis IN, 2013

"Watch the Birdie"
*Award Winning: 3rd Place, Drawing, Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art and American Indians, Indianapolis IN, 2013
*Award Winning: 1st Place, Drawing, Gene Autry Museum,
Los Angeles CA, 2012
"I Will Lead the Charge for Future Generations "
* Award Winning: 2nd Place,
Painting and Drawing, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, March 2015
"One More Prairie Flower"
BPH delivering his four accepted works to John Calsbeek, Assistant Curator at the MAM

Spring Gala Auction, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND, May 2, 2015

April 24, Live Auction, Plains Art Museum: Monarchs of Dakota Territory, Colored Pencil on original Letter head of the Executive Office of the 9th Governor of Dakota Territory, signed by Governor Lewis K. Church, Bismarck ND, cir. 1887

In addition to Black Pinto Horse having works in the Museum's Annual Spring Gala, he has been invited to share his passion of art and education during their Native Voices program.

We invite you to attend BPH's inspirational presentation on
April 16th from 6:30 to 7:30

Plains Art Museum Invitation

Monarchs of the Dakota Territory, A tribute to the First Nation People & the Buffalo Nation

2nd Place, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, March 2015

2nd Place, Drawing and Painting Division

CONGRATULATIONS Black Pinto Horse on your 2nd place victory over hundreds of talented First Nation artists.

Permanent Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO

"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. 

"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

To view archived past events, click here


© 2010 Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts, all rights reserved
No image may be partially or totally reproduced for any purpose without the consent of the artist.
Site designed and maintaned by NDTC