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2016

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.

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


"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"

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.

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.

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...

Artist in Residence, Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park, July 12- 18


Another great year to educate & share First Nation art & culture with visitors from all over the globe.

Art Fair Jackson Hole, Jackson WY, July 8-10
California, Montana and Wyoming were  a few of the states to collect. Right to left: The couple to purchase "Strikes From Above" shared, "We know ledger art and this is the best we've seen."  The couple that bought the lodge will be sharing its beautiful story with their grandchildren and the attorney that purchased the bank check shared that she only buys authentic art from Indigenous people; the true source.

Award Winning "Watch the Birdie" Flew Home to the City of Brotherly Love


Continued collectors add "Watch the Birdie" to their collection

1st Place: Gene Autry Museum, Drawing, Los Angeles CA, 2012

3rd Place: Eiteljorg Museum, Drawing, Indianapolis IN, 2013

Featured Image: Red Nation Film Festival


“I was impressed w/ the attention to detail, the shading of the eagle feathers as well as the designs of the beaded ornamentation to the outfits led me to vote for this drawing.  There was also a sense of humor as illustrated by the "Birdie" and the faithful "Dog"…It was well executed and deserved a 1st place ribbon."  - Judge, Emil Her Many Horses

"Monte- Imagine when I first reached out to you to make a poster for 9th Red Nation Film Festival and you went on to win this Award - so proud. We asked you to create an image for RNFF due to your vision and integrity of your work. Your work speaks for itself!  It was an honor to have your vision and work associated with RNFF."   - Actress and Founder of Red Nation Film Festival Joanelle Romero


AWARD at Eiteljorg Museum's Indian Art Market, Indianapolis IN, June 25-26
AWARD WINNING: 2nd Place, Drawing


The Eiteljorg Museum tried something new this year.  They featured artists indoors and out.  A sweltering two days of 90 degree tempts doubled by humidity, BPH was as cool as cucumber as he visited with guests and made new collectors in the climate controlled ball room.  Thank you to the Eiteljorg staff and volunteers for making this show so pleasurable.
     
 

Unveiling Ceremony, Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton ND, June 8th

Hans with wife Mercy

Commissioned Bronze sculpture of Hans Walker Sr. to be unveiled

On behalf of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and the Board of Directors of the Hidatsa Heritage Center; you are cordially invited to attend the Naming and Dedication Ceremony in honor of our Benefactors, THE HANS WALKER SR. FAMILY on Wednesday, June 8th @ 2 PM CST, 420 N Ave. Stanton ND. BPH will unveil his sculpture and present the descriptive inspiration for this very special piece.  Refreshments and a traditional meal will follow the ceremony.


An honoring of love by a direct descendant, Han's grandson

A fire finish by Rocky Mountain Bronze

“Every project is special to me because I make it personal, putting my heart into it.  It was a great opportunity for me to honor a very great man that left a legacy for his people, an example for the world.”   -BPH

At the Foundry: BPH with Claryca Mandan, Executive Director of 
Hidatsa Heritage Center

Holter Museum Benefit Auction, Helena MT, April 2016

Carol Anderson had the winning and HIGHEST bid of the evening.  She commented, "We've been wanting to collect a Monte Yellow Bird for years."  This year she will surprise her husband with "Iron Colt, Running With The Herd" for his birthday. 

BPH chose to donate a very detailed, large piece and was very pleased that it was the highest selling of the Live auction.  He shares, "I am honored to use my gifts to assist in the Museum's efforts to raise money to carry out future goals.  It's important to nurture those partnerships."

Left: Carol Anderson standing with Emily Yellow Bird of Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts


Spring Museum Benefit Auctions, 2016
"The Echoes of Sweet Love Notes"

Paris Gibson Square Museum
When: April 9, 2016
Where: Great Falls MT
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"1876"

Plains Art Museum
When: May 7, 2016
Where: Fargo ND

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Indian Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, March 5-6, 2016
From the honoring of a marriage to the honoring of an individual passed into the spirit world, there is hope & healing in art.  BPH's ledger art is enriched by stories with powerful meaning & symbolism.  The lives impacted are ever growing.  He never knows who is going to make a connection, he just knows he has to create when the vision is placed on his soul & share it with the world.

Montana Winter Museum Benefit Auctions, 2016

Missoula Art Museum

When: February 6, 2016
Where: University of Montana Ballroom
Why: raise money for their mission

"Brother, I'm Right Behind You" was chosen for their live auction.  Make inquiries with MAM @ 406.728.0447

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Yellowstone Art Museum

When: March 5, 2016
Where: Yellowstone Museum
Why: raise money for their mission

"Buffalo Hunter III" was chosen for their live auction.
Make inquiries with YAM @ 406.256.6804

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Field Guide to the Greater Yellowstone, Featured Artist

The book celebrates the environment of the Yellowstone Park through expressions of art.

A natural history guide to the Yellowstone region told through the images and words of 50 of the region’s most well-known and distinguished storytellers.

BPH was invited to tell his story about the elk which he has done beautifully with his piece, 
"Bugling the Song of Elk Medicine."

Click on the image for his interpretation.

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