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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
  • Yellow Bird & Thunderhawk, 2-man show

The Capital Gallery, Bismarck ND

Reception: September 5 & 6
September- October
  • "Lifeways" School Programs
Knife River Indian Villages, Scranton ND
September 12-  14 & 19- 21
  • Cherokee Indian Art Market
Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa OK
October 13 & 14

Newest Works, click on image

Featured Cover, Santa Fean NOW Magazine, August 2018



Black Pinto Horse is the featured cover artist for the Santa Fean.  The oil painting, titled Thunder Buttes Pony, is represented by Manitou Galleries in
Santa Fe.


Recent Articles

Summer 2017
Destination Art, pg 58- 59

Summer 2017

Destination Art, pg 58- 59

                Western Art Collector
November 2016
Collecting Sporting Art, pg 54

May 2015
Art of the Horse, pg 97

BPH has been busy in the studio with visions beyond paintings & ledgers. Click to view his bronze sculpture projects, past & present.


Sacrifice is a Tradition
Bronze with cross made of
mesquitte wood
limited edition of 10

Sacrifice is a Tradition is a visual representation of the artist's journey to find "the best part of me."  Each of us carries a burden, but can we describe what it looks like?

SWAIA Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM, August 18 & 19

Institute of American Indian Arts Benefit Auction

SANTA FE EVENTS, August 15-19


Where can you catch Black Pinto Horse during Indian Market?


Wednesday: Institute of American Indian Arts Benefit Auction website


Thursday & Friday: Manitou Gallery, Indian Market Group Show Reception, Palace Avenue, website

Friday: SWAIA Market Reception, Convention Center

Saturday- Sunday: SWAIA Market, Lincoln Street, Booth # 777

BPH with Cindy, Art Manager of Manitou Galleries

Heard Market Indian Art Market, Phoenix AZ, March 3 & 4

Some added one to their collection and some added more.  One customer bought a ledger
for each of her grandchildren. 

Commission, Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Cancer Institute, Pierre SD 

TAKE YOUR PLACE AMONG US- There are many sacred seasons of our lives, marking important periods of growth and change. One of the most joyous is the journey from childhood to adulthood. This piece displays the Rites of Passage Ceremony led by a Traditional First Nation elder, as he teaches the sacred story of girls becoming knowledgeable young women and boys evolving into responsible young men.    

Montana Museum Benefit Auctions
Yellowstone Museum, Billings MT
Auction: March 3, 2018
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT
Auction: February 5, 2018

Smithsonian Museum Holiday Show, New York City, December 1-3, 2017

Autry Museum Indian Market, Los Angeles CA, November 11-12, 2017

ISHI, 2nd Place, Sculpture

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.

BPH's Paintings FOR SALE with the Art Hub

Permanent Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO

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

"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



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