Thank you to all the businesses, artists and attendees that made the 32nd annual Fall Art Walk a smashing success!
More about the event:
Celebrate the 2015 fall season with the 32nd Annual Downtown Helena Fall Art Walk. This anticipated event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!
Participating Businesses & Artists:
South Last Chance Gulch
Birds & Beasleys
Beth – Birds – Balloons: Birds & Beasleys once again is hosting Beth Cummings wooden quilts. Live Raptors from Montana WILD and Balloons from The Balloon Man.100% of proceeds from the wooden quilt sales will help support Helena Food Share’s Backpack Program.
EME Handmade. Beautiful & functional pieces created from unique vintage, salvaged, and sustainable materials. EME Handmade offers growler & wine totes, coffee sleeves, zipper bags & pouches, French press cozies and much more!
Ghost Art Gallery
Shirley Cleary is best known for her local fishing and hunting paintings. She has been featured in dozens of publications and the National Trout Unlimited Artist of the Year. Stop in and see all of Shirley’s latest work.
Lewis & Clark Library
Kallie Audet received her degree in art from MSU Bozeman. Her paintings are rich and striking depictions of Montana composed in acrylics and oils.
The Pan Handler Plus
Paul Smetana: woodworking products, from furniture to picture frames to intarsia (wood piecing). He enjoys the transformation from wood block to bottle stopper or salt/pepper grinder – each piece being so unique.
Prickly Pear Quilts
Maureen Foster: Maureen combines her passion for drawing with quilting to create unique one-of-a-kind quilts. Maureen offers customized long-arm quilting and original digital designs to quilt enthusiasts. Drawing for one FREE Beginner Quilt Class, Refreshments served
GSLW Law Firm
Artist: Christine Eckel. Christine will be displaying canvas prints of her photos of birds, wildlife and Montana landscapes. She will also show her beautiful abstract histology prints made from microscopic images of human tissues such as developing bone, spinal cord and sensory receptors in the skin.
The Base Camp
Chris McGowan is a freelance photographer, and instructor based out of Helena, Montana. Chris’s passion for photography stems from his deep love for nature and the outdoors. Primarily a wildlife and nature photographer Chris travels far and near capturing Montana’s abundant population of wildlife, birds, as well as the states vast and ever changing landscapes.
The Myrna Loy Center
Chadene Atkins: The Face of PTSD: Clay masks by Fort Harrison Veterans. A collection of clay masks created by Veterans from the Fort Harrison “Trauma Recovery Unit” in their search to come to terms with the weight of PTSD.
Clare Clum, jeweler. Clare’s work utilizes uncut Montana sapphires, as well as a variety of other gemstones, to create simple classic pieces. Jewelry that makes you smile!
The Romantic Cowgirl
Megan Genthner – beaded skull work.
Stacy Leigh Carter makes jewelry from unique items, old spoons, and vintage inspired paper weights. She will be making jewelry on site!
Salon Off Broadway
Kelly Anne Dalton is a Montana artist and illustrator who creates small scale, whimsical works on wood panels featuring strange characters and fairy tale landscapes.
North Last Chance Gulch
Jahna Vashti and Erkebu Djumagulova – Magical animal art prints by Jahna Vashti of Portland Oregon and joyful felted toys by Erkebu from Kyrgyzstan, both inspired by folklore and fairytales.
Tom Sheehy, a Luthier will be appearing with some of the instruments that he makes. Most likely he will have mandolins, violins and guitars. He will be playing instruments in the back and customers can try the instruments out. He makes really beautiful string instruments.
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Musical Artist! Stephanie Zarling specializes in acoustic guitar and voice and plays a wide range of music from the Beatles to Norah Jones, and will be offering music for everyone to enjoy.
Dancing Lotus Center
Matt Whitt Born and raised in Wyoming, living in Helena. I enjoy photography because I can share the light God shows me. Without light there is darkness.
Barbara DeBree was born in Helena: For me as a veteran, figuring out how to see beauty after I had been in the violence of war – and become violent myself – was no small task and an integral part of my healing and personal survival story.
Gary Marshall. Works with digital media both in art and photos.
Annie Tavary served in the US Army Reserves as a psychiatric technician and behavioral science specialist. She paints and takes photographs mainly of scenery.
Robert Matt will be explaining and performing healing songs each hour during the art walk.
We are hosting only Veteran artists to share their work and the healing opportunities via Art.
Holiday Inn & Quarry Bar & Grill
Dick Smith. Dick’s favorite places to visit include Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, which offer an abundance of wildlife and many scenic wonders. His photographs include the awesome scenery and many different kinds of animals, with a focus on the bears and their habit of fishing. He will be featuring “The Canadian Rockies” this fall. Dick thanks you for sharing his love or our beautiful country.
Photography by Martin and Liam. Mobiles by Ann Willsnach
Hailey Henrikson’s extraordinary artistic talent continues defining her passion for painting and drawing. She has been winning art contests since the age of five and was featured in her first one-artist show at the age of eleven. Placing nationally twice for the Peace Poster Art Contest, she continues to experiment in all mediums as her enthusiasm know no bounds. Her love of the Montana landscape and her inquisitive appreciation of other cultures is reflected in her creations..
Placer Condo Association
Larry Copenhaver, a Helena resident, who draws inspiration from hunting, fishing and conservation for his wildlife and fish art. Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pastel originals and prints of birds, fish, small and big game mammals
Jess Devin Johnson – Acrylic abstract paintings done only with paint knives painted onto curved cut wood of various sizes and shapes.
Helena Public Art Committee
Come down for information, little bits to eat and learn what this organization does to promote the arts culture in Helena.
Artist: Samantha Hendrickson: Art is my other major passion in life next to snowboarding. I would like to think my art conveys the passion for nature instilled from my childhood, specifically the mountains. I mix various symbols of the modern, war-shattered and industrialized world that has tarnished these pristine gifts nature gives to us. I hope to have a level of darkness; and create a sense of urgency to connect back with the earth that we have ravaged for so long. I hope to provoke a desire within my audience to seek resources that will better compliment the realm in which we all live. And to appreciate the forgiveness the earth and universe gives to us time and time again.
Also, it is the Sapphire Bar’s 1 year anniversary
They will be having a costume contest at 10pm and prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes – $100, $50 and $25 dollar credit to use in the bar for food or drinks. Celebrate along with Boogie Sauce Productions’ DJ music for dancing!
Jim Madden & Kevin Hurlbut: Jim & Kevin play piano & bass guitar featuring popular Jazz Standards. We have a full menu plus wine and beer. Our dinner special for the evening will be a 3 course International Menu featuring the food and wine of Sicily.
Carolyn Caldwell, a third generation Montanan, paints contemporary landscapes with an abstract soul. She is passionate about preserving open lands for future generations.
Gayle Shanahan is an associate member of the Pastel Society of American and both a signature and a board member of the Montana Watercolor Society.
“Louis Archambault is local Montana artist who will be showing his works from his two recent tours in Europe, where he visited Italy and Portugal. www.larchambault.com
Holter Museum of Art
Jeff VanTine, Dwayne Wilcox, Carol Novotne, Karen Thorson, Ginger Agee
The Tibetan Art of Healing exhibit with artist Jeff VanTine as well as ledger drawing by Native American Artist Dwayne Wilcox and large oil landscape paintings by Carol Novotne. Karen Thorson’s paintings and Ginger Agee’s works will be on view along with the works from the permanent collection from local artist Robert Deweese, Rudy Autio, and other major figures of the Montana arts scene. Enjoy free Cotton candy and a photo booth
St. Paul’s Methodists Church
Artist: Wendy Stewart and Angie Bahnmiller, Helena residents who began making recycled jewelry and cards using spoons, old jewelry, beads, and scrabble tiles as a hobby. Vivian Reeves is a native Montanan with a passion for painting; she blends a post impressionistic style with realism and uses oils and watercolors. Liz Harter, Mixed Media Artist utilizes “found” items in her creation of framed collage, handbags, journals and dolls. Andrea A. Atwood paints animal portraits on large leaves and sews dimensional fabric wall hangings for her gallery, “Atwood Arts, ” and teaches art and landscape quilting classes in her studio. Additional artists will be featured at the church with varied types of art.
The United Methodist Women will have refreshments and food for sale with artists showing their work. All proceeds go to supporting missions that support children and women around the world.
Join us to hear from two dynamic speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D. the Clinical Director at Intermountain and Schylar Canfield-Baber will share two talks on the realities of ACEs and how “Adversity is not Destiny.”, Dr. Kohlstaedt will focus on how ACEs affect the brain and development.
Triple Divide Spirits
Artist: Amy Brakeman Livezey
Triple Divide Spirits will feature a number of craft cocktails for the Fall Art Walk. These cocktails will highlight out Montana Made Vodka, Gin, Spiced Rum, and house made syrups and mixers.
Montana Watershed Coordination Council
Sarah Morris, painter. Through painting, Sarah expresses her infatuation with color. Sarah’s style is an expressive and almost electric perspective of Montana sceneries. Her art continues to grow as does her love for this “Last Best Place.”
300 Last Chance Gulch
Bert & Ernie’s
Tom Morgan & Jodi Monahan will be the featured artist. Enjoy live Jazz during the event from 7-10pm
Montana Book & Toy Co.
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
Kae Cheatham photo art. Using an eclectic and diverse use of the digital medium Kae create collage and photo arrangements without the use of a camera.
Louise Ogehmahgeshik Fischer will display her 2D and 3D works in metal and painting mediums.
Lisa Gibson is a multi-media painter from Lincoln who focuses on floral compositions and other elements of nature. She gets great joy out of helping people focus on the Good Things in Life through her work!
Megan Grotzke is a trained photojournalist based out of Helena. Her images come from experimenting with different types of cameras from vintage models to toys.
Free door prize drawing for bumble & bumble curl conscious shampoo, will announce the winner on Facebook. Along with in store special: Buy a regular size curl conscious shampoo and conditioner and get your choice of defining cream, calming cream or holding foam for FREE
David Goodson is a graphic designer based here in Helena. He captures Montana in design by combining the outdoors and Montana scenery with classic Americana. He marries the precision of computers, with the flow of freehand illustration.
Hunter Day is a Missoula based landscape photographer that was raised in Helena. His subjects are as grand as Glacier National Park or as subtle as an abandoned shack on the side of a Montana dirt road. His images aim to inspire you to get out and explore an unfamiliar place or perhaps bring back a memory of a place never forgotten.
Pure Hair Spa
Nicole Keintz, a third generation Montanan who photographs nature, landscapes and the night sky. Her innovative approach to photography often involves experimental techniques, producing images which combine movement and vivid colors, resembling abstract or impressionist paintings.
Artist: Dani Pipinich, nature photographer
Nate Kavanagh, a native of Montana, Kavanagh will be taking viewers to Europe with his vibrant Italian scenes painted in the water color medium.
Jacqui has always been in awe of the simple beauty God has made: the tiniest flower, the majestic mountain reaching into the sky, the love between a mother and her child. There is no need to enhance or complicate the perfect beauty in God’s creation. Simply Jacqui Photography believes Real Life is Art and specializes in Children, Family, Women’s Portraiture and Fine Art.
Over 100 pieces of art on display from artists in the Helena area. Stop by and see an amazing exhibition of talent all in one spot! Also on display are Studio Art Center artists Gayle Agostinelli, Emily Free Wilson, Judy Kline, Erica Siate and Lauren Smith. Come check out your local spot for making art and community events!
400 Last Chance Gulch
Featuring a special art exhibit by young artists ages 9 through 13 – Adia Terry, Phil Martin, Ema Terry, Hannah Martin and Lily Hamper- who participated in the summer art class series, “Kids Creativity Sessions.” All of these artists have also been part of the behind-the-scenes in curating and planning the exhibit. Opening night is Oct. 30th … and the exhibit runs until Nov 17. 20% sale on select ceramics and archival fine art prints.
The Clay Arts Guild. The Guild’s mission is to promote the ceramic arts within Helena and the surrounding community by providing support and education through individual and community workspace, classes, seminars and shared resources.
Hildegarde Krumm. She is skilled in Rosemaling – a Scandinavian form of decorative painting on wood articles.
Jeremy McFarlane. He produced everyday pots that people can integrate into their personal style. From mugs to sponge holders, someone can decorate their home with a item that has a story behind it, something that you can take pride in having in the home or office.
Mountain Sage Gallery
The gallery is a joint venture of 13 artists who take turns working in the gallery. The media on display include fine jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, rock mosaics, wood furniture and dresser items, photography, and paintings in watercolor, oils, acrylic and pastel.
BUZZ Boutique & Sewing.Bee Alterations and Tailoring
Leah Cupino. “I hunt for a rapid affair of building a surface with color to make volume and movement. Color groups activate a memory, place, or event. I translate the peaks, gulches and waterways of Montana to abstraction. My newest, most challenging work presents on a clear acrylic panel – alive on both sides as it changes to adapt to its surroundings.”
Marsha Rhoads is principle designer at Lucky Pig. She is a member of the Modern Quilt Guild of Kansas City and enjoys creating useable art objects such as ottoman poufs, pillows and credit card / cell phone holders out of beautiful textiles.
Freddy Rhoads (Marsha’s son) of Melbourne, Australia. He designed and screen printed a series of tee-shirts with whimsical turtles, whales and octopi. His business partner and cousin, architect Charles Vega, placed images from the built environment on the tee-shirts. Their company is known as Manatee Designs.
The Herb & Garden
Artist: Maureen Cole is a ceramic artist specializing in small pieces, pins, buttons, and ornaments. Check out her charming, handcrafted ceramic garden plant markers!
Federal Reserve Bank-Helena Branch
Featuring Linda McCray’s abstract spiritual original paintings. She translates universal spiritual truths into stirring contemporary art that communicates beyond words to nourish the spirit.
Last Chance Gulch
Fred Cowie painted exclusive works for the Fall Art Walk using BENJAMIN MOORE WALL PAINTS sold at Danzer’s Paints! Also stop in to register for a give away – a $1500.00 Sleeping Giant painting!
Fred Cowie has 12 large oil and acrylic paintings on canvas hanging in Stockman Bank of Montana buildings around the state. Fred has dozens of Nevada-based paintings in the Shed Gallery Collection of Walter Cuchine, a leading collector of contemporary Nevada art, in Eureka, Nevada. Fred also has many, many watercolor paintings in private collections in Helena and around Montana.
Great Northern Town Center
Al Swanson Gallery
Mitchell Paulson custom acoustic guitars hand crafted one at a time in Montana using the finest tonewoods from around the world
Best Western Premier Hotel
Marcy Bergman spent 20 years traveling abroad(mostly Europe) with her husband, who was in the military, and thus, she has had influences from around the world that reflect in her art.
Joan Bousliman: whimsical handcrafted old world santas, angels, fairies and more. Rhonda Addison- Adds a sparkle to her art, all available to a good home.
Exit Realty Helena
Leah Cupino paintings: “I hunt for a rapid affair of building a surface with color to make volume and movement. Color groups activate a memory, place, or event. I translate the peaks, gulches and waterways of Montana to abstraction.”
Exploration Works Science Center
Artist: Briona Shipman: I use acrylic and spray paint. Montana is my home, and I’m fiercely grateful for the constant inspiration I find in its jewel tones, hidden treasures, outdoor cathedrals, rushing rivers, and mountain tops. I paint vibrant abstracts and also capture Montana’s vivid scenery in photographs. Find examples of my art on my Instagram: @rivers_daughter
Artist: Helena Photographic Society
*The Helena Photographic Society is a group of people of all ages and abilities who are passionate about photography. We come together the second Wednesday of each month to share, learn and inspire. We have guest speakers, monthly assignments, field trips and hands-on learning experiences.
Last Chance Creperie
Caryl Boehnert mixed medias in oil, acrylic and watercolors are available framed or unframed and in prints.
Great Northern Carousel
Works by members of The Art Center will be on display. The mission statement of The Art Center is to inspire the creative spirit within each individual. All pieces displayed are original works and range from works by professional artists to those just beginning to explore the art world. The Art Center in Helena is a non-profit group of more than 50 Helena artists who meet regularly to paint, encourage and inspire each other in artistic endeavors. To learn more, visit our website: www.theartcenterhelena.com.
Patricia Gazy – By Fire Media. Patricia predominantly works with acrylic paints to create colorful, illustrative and deeply Spiritual pieces that aim to speak Truth, Hope and Love to the viewer.
Pottery by Bekka Cantrell that will be on sale.