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Two Person Show, Great Falls Public Library, November 1-30
"If You're Going to Shine, Shine Brightly" presentation by Black Pinto Horse

Where can one see the Yellow Bird's work represented as a two-person show?  Come to the Great Falls Public Library and view their contemporary mix of Native American and Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.  Emily's Scherenschnitte adds a unique & lovely lace quality to her watercolors while Black Pinto Horse's vivid colors and first nation icons speak to all about the essence of life.

Harvest Moon Ball, Glacier Park Lodge, September 24
Live Auction, events begin @ 5:00
Black Pinto Horse represented himself well with two recent award winners;
Buffalo Stars and Stripes and The Courting Song of Red Lodge.

View the Rockies in their majestic splendor

If you missed the Harvest Moon Ball this year, we welcome you to join us in September 2012 for an evening of fine art, delicious food and an M.C that can roll with the best- our very own Black Pinto Horse.  Artwork by talented American Indian artists are featured and sold during a live auction; 50 percent of the proceeds go to the Blackfeet Community Foundation.  C ontact the Foundation @ 406.338.2992.  Visit their website here

Native Peoples Magazine, September / October 2011 Issue, Article
Native Peoples September-October 2011 - September-October 2011 Ledger Art: Looking Between the Lines

pg. 30-35
Ledger Art: Looking Between the Lines, 
A brief history of this engaging art medium, profiles of five prominent artists and brief notes on another 16 in the field, Black Pinto Horse included.    

"Monte Yellow Bird Sr, also known as Black Pinto Horse- As well as ledger artist, he is a passionate educator, providing workshops, especially for children and young people." 

Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM, August 20-21

Couple from Southern France purchased "Two Souls that Pass Through the Night" from the Museum of Contemporary Native Art and stopped by to meet the artist.

Award Winning piece, "My Collection of Painted Ponies" went to a great home.  We look forward to seeing them again @ the Autry Museum's Market in November.

She purchased one of BPH's favorites, "My Son's Footsteps".

Pastor from CA becomes a collector of his first piece of ledger art.  Congratulations!

Roseta Santiago, an artist whose works are represented by the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe did a photo shoot...her subject for a new painting.  To visit her website, click here

Institute of American Indian Arts, Alumni Reunion 
To watch an interview by BPH about IAIA, click here
Left: BPH with Bob Harcourt, whom we were guests of for the IAIA Benefit Auction.  He was a placement officer during BPH's time @ IAIA in the 70's & helped him get roles in movies such as Hatter Fox, Convoy and Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion .....
& today a treasured friend.
Right: Darren Vigil-Gray, a modernist artist and an IAIA friend, accompanied by wife, Jill Scott Momaday.  They shared memories of the "Old Campus" and basketball.  
To hear some words from Darren, click here
                    To see his works, click here

Big West Arts Festival, Sheridan WY, August 6-7

Each year we look forward to visiting with a valued collector and catching her up on the latest events.  She comments, "I don't pick the pieces, they choose me".  She added 6 works by BPH and 1 of Emily's to her collection. 

A very nice couple from Austria whom took "Baby Needs Shoes" across the Atlantic.

A new collector from Busby MT

BPH stands with WY artist, Sonya Caywood, as "Rites of Passage" meets "Crow Fair Pony" for the first time of the Trail of Painted Ponies.

Eiteljorg Museum's Indian Market, Indianapolis IN, June 25-26
Congratulations BPH on your 1st and 2nd Place Coups

Congratulations!  1st Place, Painting,
"Buffalo Stars & Stripes"

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Congratulations!  2nd Place, Drawing, 
"My Collection of Painted Ponies"

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Expressions Montana Exhibit, Missoula Art Museum, June - August 
To read the Missoula Independent newspaper article, click here

Earth Lodge Outpost 

June 10: August 28, Shott Family Gallery
July 7, 5-8 PM: Artists' Reception
July 7, 5 PM: Artists' Gallery Talk
Black Pinto Horse was interviewed in October 2010 and chosen to be a part of the exhibit by Hal & Taki.

Let the People Stop Crying,
I will Make a Path Through This Water
An exhibit as well as an hour long 
Montana Public Radio special, an event that focuses on social, political and environmental commentary.  The exhibit was researched and assembled by guest curators Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis and is sponsored by Western Folk life.
Make inquiries with the MAM, 406.728.0447

Click on each image to see details

Young Hawk Ponies

The Courting Song of Red Lodge

Native Peoples Magazine, May / June 2011 Issue, On the Wind, pg. 16
Above- Read About Black Pinto Horse, Monte Yellow Bird's Artist in Residence @ the Eiteljorg Museum in their most recent issue- Native Peoples has over 61,000 readers nationwide.
Holter Museum Live Benefit Auction, Helena MT, June 10

War Cry, Hidatsa Warrior, Yellow Coat

Spring Charm
*To enlarge and read interpretations click on the image.

Excitement was in the air during the 18th Holter Live Auction Gala; many bidders kept the energy alive.  It's always rewarding to meet the new collectors of you work and visit with the lovely curator, Yvonne Seng- it's obvious she has a passion for art and the artists.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Art Market
IAIA Alumni Art Market, Santa Fe NM, May 28- 29

Click on image to see ledger piece
Above: Black Pinto Horse has new representation with the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe NM.  He stands with Laura(R), Shop Manager and Latoyja(L), Assistant Shop Manager. 
A center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), MoCNA is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
Left:  A commission for a sweet couple, Bob and Kathy Graham equals many smiles.  They traveled from OK to attend the Memorial Day festivities.

40th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show, Tahlequah OK, April 9- May 8
CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd place coup, graphics division!

The Courting Song of Red Lodge

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"The Cherokee National Historical Society Inc. is committed to being the best and most visited tribally specific educational museum in the world.  That means we are also committed to making the Trail of Tears Art Show the best in the country".
-Mickel Yantz, Museum Curator

Jay Contway Art Show , Great Falls MT, March 17-22
2 new collectors and a First Nation Artist, Valentina LaPiere, whom BPH shared a booth.

Heard Indian Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ,
March 5 & 6

What a beautiful time we had; wonderful weather, great attendance and such pleasant individuals to visit and form friendships with.  Just some of the weekends new collectors below.
Nelson County Winter Art Auction, Pekin ND, March 13
The Tiny Town with Terrific Talent!

Help contribute to an excellent cause-  100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp. 
Visit their website
Black Pinto Horse's Donation:
Red Star, Arikara Scout
13" x 8", colored pencil on
General Store Wareheim MA ledge cir.1805
*to enlarge, click on image

Aboriginal Public Art Selection,Vancouver Community College,
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, March 3

BPH was chosen as a recipient of the Aboriginal Public Art Acquisition Plan, an International Call to Artists to recognize the contributions of the First Nation artists to B.C.'s shared culture and heritage; and reflect culture to Aboriginal learners that creates a welcoming environment and improves access to education at VCC.

The awards were based upon a competitive bid process considering many factors.  Purchased pieces will embellish public spaces within the VCC Broadway Campus.

Water Blessing  Sweet Buffalo Medicine  

2011 Winter Benefit Auctions
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings MT

The Courting Song of Red Lodge
10" x 13", colored pencil on "La Serenade", Three De La Serenade op 8 transcribed for Piano, Paris France cir.1872

January 28, 2011: Opening Reception

March 5, 2011: Benefit Art Auction

For more information or to place your bid contact the museum @ 406.256.6804
Share the Gifts III, 28” x 14”, Watercolor, 2010,
Emily Yellow Bird, to see more of her works,
click here

Paris Gibson Square Museum,
Great Falls MT
January 13 , 2011: Auction Exhibit Opens

January 13, 2011: Opening Reception

February 5, 2011: 14th Benefit Art Auction and Dinner @ Meadowlark Country Club

For more information or to place your bid contact the museum @ 406.727.8255

The Birth of Red Hawk

12" x 8",colored pencil on Formula ledger, Fargo ND, cir.1928
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT

December 31, 2010: Auction Exhibit Opens

January 7, 2011: Opening Reception

February 5, 2011: 39th Benefit Art Auction and Dinner

For more information or to place your bid contact the museum @ 406.728.0447

Father Hear My Voice
17" x 13", colored pencil on Great Falls MT ledger, 1928 cir.


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