Spring Art Walk – Participating Businesses & Featured Artists

Featured Artists:

Each participating business will be featuring one or more local artists.  Check back regularly as new artists will be added daily.

Logan Street

Free Ceramics/Studio Art Center
Artist(s): Carolyn Caldwell, Jay Crider, Kathleen Ely, Judy Kline, and Emily Free Wilson
About: Studio Art Center Artists will be hosting their annual Spring Pottery & Art Sale. Pottery, paintings, quilts, cards, and jewelry will be on display. Also get information about activities at the art center with Girls Thrive and Free Ceramics kids classes year round! Live piano by Theresa Cardiello 5-7pm.
*Refreshments will be served!
***Live Music!

Great Northern Town Center

Fresh Life Church
Artist: Conrad Flynn
About: Outdoor and landscape photographer showcasing Helena and Glacier National Park.
*Refreshments will be served!

Great Northern Carousel
Artist(s): Art Center of Helena
About: The Art Center of Helena presents:
Allen Baker – WC, Acrylic
Lynn Casey – WC
Jean McLean – WC, Oil, Mixed Media
Kathy Shuck – WC, Pencil
Peggy Stringer – WC
Gordon Zuelke – WC, Acrylic, Mixed Media
*Refreshments & food will be served!
**Register to win a Great Northern Town Center giveaway!

Gulch Distillers
Artist: Alayna Rasile
About: Alayna is a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. She is building an off-the-grid studio outside of Helena, MT that will be the future home of Hi-Altitude Center for Textiles. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing.
*Refreshments will be served!
**Specialty cocktails curated by our master mixologists.  Discount prices on our tasting room favorites!

Exploration Works
Aaron Bartosik: Portraiture, Landscapes.
Dutch Bieber: Abstract, Conceptual
Mike Moller: Wildlife
Nancy Kiser: Portraiture, Landscape, Wildlife
Nancy Treib: Eclectic
*Refreshments will be served!

Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel
Artist: Marcy Bergmann
About: Contemporary Artwork; Watercolors and Oil based
*Refreshments will be served!

300 Block of LCG

Montana Book & Toy Co.
Artist(s): Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
Bray Foundation Resident Artists
About: Visit with Bray residents from around the world who are exploring the rich world of ceramic art; some small works will be displayed.

Cobblestone Clothing Co.
Artist: Nicole Stroman
About: Photography Celebrating strong women by peeling back their layers and revealing a side rarely seen by others.
*Refreshments will be served!

Bert & Ernie’s
Artist: Tom Morgan
About: Tom Morgan’s landscapes have a soft, dream-like quality to them that celebrates the grandeur of the West.
His style, which captures the intrinsic beauty of open country, is evident in “Cedar and Sage” a 9-inch-by-12-inch summer view of central Montana.
Artist: Jodi Monahan
About: Jodi Monahan is a self-taught artist from Missoula, Montana. Jodi’s passion for painting was unearthed while she was designing a Touch of Tuscany room in her home and wanted a fresco painted. That project began a journey into painting, emphasizing on the exploration of anything Italian, with special attention paid to Tuscany and the colors the region brings to life.
**Stop in for a beer special!

Artist: Nikki Simon
About: Humble Twig is a design & print studio located in Helena, Montana by Designer and Illustrator Nikki Simon. Nikki is a resolute maker in all facets of her life whether she’s illustrating posters, engaged in the community, or making a mean waffle on a Saturday morning. Her Montana upbringing has encouraged her social sensibility, and is often the source of inspiration for the narratives and subjects found in her personal work. See more of Humble Twig’s makings at www.humbletwig.com, or contact her at humbletwig@gmail.com. fourOsix, Live Life Clothing Co. & Big Skylines will be showcasing their new Spring lines of unique clothing & accessories! We will have art, music, drinks & lots of good people celebrating our great community on the Gulch!

sole sisters
Artist: Terry Hill and Ben
About: Terry was born in Billing, Mt in 1955.  He attended and graduated from Billings West High School and attended the University of Montana and received a Wildlife Biology Degree in 1978.  As a senior at U of M he obtained a part time job as a game warden trainee.   He was offered a full time job as a Montana State Game warden in 1979. He was stationed in Missoula, Glendive, Laurel, Helena and Great Falls.  As the game warden Captain for Region 4 he became a founding member of the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex.   He has always loved working with wood.  He retired after a 30 year career.   He and his woodworking partner, Ben, built a new home for his daughter and son in law in Choteau that year.  Seven years ago e purchased a wood lathe in order to build a swinging baby cradle for his new grandson.  At about the same time he attended a class on segmented wood turning.  He loved the technique and began building segmented wooden art.   He and Ben have designed and created hundreds of segmented art over the past seven years.

Terry has always felt that everyone should give back to the people of Great Falls and the sportsmen and women who still pay for his retirement.  He has donated dozens of items to charities and sportsmen’s groups.   Terry and Ben currently work full time in their shop in Great Falls.

400 Block of LCG

Aunt Bonnie’s Books & Gifts
Artist: Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer
About: American Indian artist will show old, free-hand plasma cut metal works – like drawing with pencil on paper.  Other media will be displayed.
Artist: Jodi Marcum
About: American Indian artist; Helena native; Main medium – pencil; Main subject – portraits.

Mountain Sage Gallery
Artist: 12 local artists; various media
About: Mountain Sage displays paintings in a media plus fine jewelry, photography, bronzes, fused and sculptural glass, stone mosaics and woodcraft.  Come in and meet some of the finest local artists Helena has to offer.
*Refreshments & Food will be served!

Artist: Jennifer Kinville
About: Jennifer Kinville grew up in New Hampshire, attended college in Boston, MA and Plymouth, NH, and then decided to head out west shortly after completing her degree.  She lived in Vail, CO for a year before moving to Bozeman, MT, where she lived for roughly six years.  Following that, she spent two year in Los Angeles, and it was there that she rediscovered her love of painting.  Recently, Jennifer returned to the great state of Montana to further pursue her art career and be closer to family.
Artist: Taylor & Amanda Pirre
About: Miss Perdoit (Taylor) & Feather White (Amanda) are Helena raised artists. Taylor’s art rejuvenate complex subjects -human, natural and fantasy- on paper using vibrant color and intricate detail creating imaginary landacapes and expressive characters through labor intensive laying of multiple shades of Copic Markers. Amanda creates art with a whimsical emphasis showcasing cartoon-like styles & humor using mostly Prisma Color Markers & Pen.
Artist: Danielle Ford
About: Most recently published in ENVIE Fashion Magazine 2017 & 2016, TINSEL Tokyo Fashion Magazine 2016, & MAJOR MODELS NYC 2016.  Danielle is influenced by past and present styles & inspired by elements of film noir, influential style, romanticism & untouched beauty.
*Refreshments & Food will be served!
**Each artist will be present to discuss their art and have originals and/or prints available for purchase.

The Herb and Garden
Artist: Emma Ehret
About: Mixed Media Paintings and Drawings inspired by nature.
*Refreshments will be served!

Gold Bar of Helena
Artist: Ryan Spring
About: My work reflects the unbalanced coexistence of Humanity and Nature.  I want it to move people to action or seek information about hidden truths.
*Refreshments & Food will be served!
**Drink specials during art walk!

Aizada Imports
Artist: Barbara Morrison
Much of my work is informed by myth, folklore, and dreams- I get ideas from folk and ethnic art, from folk tales, from animals, from people around the world.  I like to paint in gouache, an opaque watercolor medium, and recently have been adding an encaustic finish to some paintings. I like the flat bright colors found in folk and tribal art, as well as the attention to detail. My small sculptures are a mix of styles and techniques inspired by different cultures, literature, and nature.  Many of my pieces are done using traditional fiber techniques from many countries, and using cast-off or recycled materials is important to me. While living in China and staying in Hungary and Vietnam, I had some opportunities to study the local traditional crafts, and I find them an interesting source for ideas.
Artist(s): At-risk Youth, Helena Middle School
About: Students started with old, worn wooden chairs.  They each chose a theme and crested a piece of usable art with that theme.  There is a monster chair and a galaxy chair to name 2 of them.
*Refreshments will be served!

The General Mercantile
Artist: Jake Brodsky
About: Utilitarian ceramics inspired by the landscape of our beautiful state, which can be seen and used when you order tea drinks at the Merc!
*Refreshments & Food will be served!

Jmacs Pottery
Artist: Josh Reeder
About: Functional and entertaining pottery.
*Refreshments will be served!

Mosaic Architecture
Artist: Clay Arts Guild
About: Clay Arts Guild promotes the ceramic arts within Helena and the surrounding community by providing support and education through individual and community workspace, classes, seminars and shared resources.
Artist: UMH Interior Design Student HBIA Members
About: Interior Design Student members of the HBIA student chapter, will be showcasing original paintings and sculptures. They will host a raffle with some fabulous items to benefit extended education of our local design students!
*Refreshments will be served!

 6th Avenue

Reach Higher Montana
Artist(s): High School Students
About: Featuring art from several local high schools.
*Refreshments will be served!

LaPa Grill
Artist(s): Ray Cruz
About: Contemporary/abstract artist, out of Austin, TX. Instagram @Karma_not.
*Refreshments will be served!

**Happy Hour at 8PM!

Walking Mall

Bassu Salon
Artist: Brandon Hudyma
About: Modern Hand made Ceramics form a young new artist.
*Refreshments will be served!
**Book appointment during event and receive a 20% discount when you come in for your appointment!

Big Dipper Ice Cream
Artist: Emilee Bandoli
About: Native Montana artist featuring fine art, sculpture and photography. With emphasis on historical, western and abstract art. Acrylics and mixed media.
**Prints and some pieces are available for purchase from the artist.

Bobbi’s Salon
Artist: Lou Archambault
About: Lou will be displaying sketches from life, both nudes and clothed models.
*Refreshments will be served!

Birds & Beasleys
Artist: Beth Cummings
About: New selection of Beth Cummings’s wooden quilts (fundraiser for Helena Food Share’s Backpack Program).
Artist: Jill Spady
About: Jill Spady’s will be demonstrating the art of Needle Felting. Come see her collection of wonderful Needle Felted Creations!
Artist: MT Wild Live Raptors
About: Live Raptors from MT Wild’s educational bird program!
*Refreshments will be served!
**Live Raptors on display. Come see an Owl or Hawk up close and learn about their habits!

Dancing Lotus Center
Artist: Mark LaRowe Photography
About: Western landscapes, rodeo and ranch lifestyle
I am a Bozeman-based photographer whose passion is western landscapes, western lifestyle, including portraiture, rodeo, skijoring, ranch sorting, and other equine/western events.
Artist(s): Doug Holly & Jane Horton
About: Doug Holly and Jane Horton, perhaps with some drop in musician friends, will provide conversational backdrop for your Spring 2017 Art Walk with their Irish Traditional music. The Irish flute and rhythm guitar with maybe a song or two amongst the tunes will resonate thru the Dancing Lotus studio! Both Jane and Doug have had musical instruments in their hands all their lives, playing many genres of music thru the years.

*Refreshments & Food will be served!
** Live Music!
***Dancing Lotus Center New Student $30 for 30 days Summer Special – Sign up between May 5th (Art Walk) and May 12th to take as many ongoing classes as you wish for 30 days; Sign up for our $30 for 30 special on the night of Spring Art Walk to be entered to win a Dancing Lotus Center t-shirt!  Details: New Students Only; Membership begins on day of sign up and runs for 30 consecutive days

Frayed Sew
Artist: Offering over 85 Different Artists
About: We have over 85 artists and makers and can’t pick just one! We will feature several of our local Helena artists.
*Refreshments will be served!

Ghost Art Gallery
Artist: Helena Rietz
About: Helen Rietz paints vivid, realistic watercolors of “A Disappearing
West” – barns and ranch life, homes and homesteads, ghost towns and old towns, and Western icons.
*Refreshments will be served!

Lewis & Clark Library
Artist: John McClellan
About: John McClellan has lived in Helena for the last 30 years. John uses film to capture our town in an intriguing and abstract way.
*Refreshments will be served!

Live Life Clothing Company
Artist: Jason O’Neil
About: Jason is an outstanding local photographer that we have collaborated with on many occasions. His work within the downtown area portrays the micro-brew / bike community at its finest.
**We will be showcasing our newest designs and materials along with some of Jason O’Neil’s fine photography.

The Pan Handler
Artist: Tammy Bridges
About: She has turned one person’s junk into another person’s treasure! Western décor accents in original hand crafted style, which you will be proud to display. Her sculptures have been feature in the Upper Missouri River Artist Gallery in Helena, Articles in the Country Woman Magazine and 2007 Artist of the Northwest Coffee Table Book. Some sculptures are on display at Marysville Museum & Gallery and Sletton Cancer Institute in Great Falls.

Artist: Marty Scanlon
About: An Art Teacher at Helena High School with a degree in Graphic Design, Marty will be showcasing some past and present work consisting of paintings, illustrations, photography and graphic design.

Ten Mile Creek Brewery
Artist: David Goodson
*Refreshments will be served!

The Sapphire Bar
Artist: Vicki Thompson
About: A variety of acrylic on canvas paintings of many different subjects including western, scenery, wildlife, and people..
*Refreshments & Food will be served!


The Base Camp
Artist: Kevin League
About: Kevin League is a Helena based nature, wildlife and conservation photographer capturing Montana and the Western United States’ most beautiful, fleeting and fascinating moments. He will be presenting photographs of Helena and the central Montana region.


Myrna Loy Center
Artist: Lindsey Meyers Carroll
About: Opening reception for exhibit of large-scale charcoal drawings by artist Lindsey Meyers Carroll entitled “A Collaboration Between People and Place: Seasons.” By expanding on the art traditions of portraiture and landscape, Carroll intertwines contemporary Montanans with elements of the season which best reflect and celebrate the individual shown. Growing out of an original inquiry of what qualities make a Montanan distinctly Montanan, this exhibition ultimately is a prelude to a broader examination of the collaboration that occurs between a place and the people that occupy it.
*Refreshments & Food will be served!

Lawrence St.

Holter Museum of Art
Artist: Helena 4-H Students, Powwows & Rodeos, Youth Electrum
About: The young artists from Helena’s 4-H group will be present to feature their works of photography, ceramics, and mixed media art.  The 4-H’ers will also be serving food.  Swing dance lessons will be offered in the High Gallery, along with Gala & Auction tickets for sale!  Follow the Museum’s event page here.
*Refreshments & Food will be served!
**In honor of the Holter Museum’s 30th Anniversary and Mother’s Day, everything in the museum store will be 10-30% off!  The sale will run from Friday May 5th through Saturday May 13th.  Over 50 Montana and local artists to choose from!  Free admission.

Online Exhibition!
Helena Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Artist: Dax Schieffer, Jr.
About: Due to construction, the Helena Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is unable to accept visitors during the Spring Art Walk. Instead, we invite you to view artwork by our featured artist, Dax Schieffer, Jr., online at his virtual gallery. He is a silly, rambunctious, charming four-year old boy who resides in Bozeman with his two incredible parents, Chantel & Dax Schieffer. Prints of Dax’s artwork are available for purchase through his virtual gallery. He has recently been diagnosed with Dyskeratosis Congenita, a very rare congenital disorder, causing bone marrow failure.