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Bennington ad!

Just one more time will I mention the American Women Artists Show at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, VT. And with that mention, I am proud to post the ad for the show, done by The Bennington,

Posted in American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Farm / Ranch, Landscape

American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition

American Women Artists congratulates the following artists for being selected as our finalists in the 2016 National Juried Exhibition. Their work will be shown alongside works by our Master & Signature members at the Bennington Center for the Arts, September

Posted in American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Farm / Ranch

Dusk

I’m finally getting a breath after Art Week and then an immediate marathon for a Quick Finish in Big Sky for the Big Sky Auction for Arts. “Dusk” is a little painting I did recently. It’s an oil, 8″ x

Posted in Farm / Ranch, Landscape

Tiny paintings – Silent Auction

In my room 176 at the Out West Art Show next week I’m going to put up for Silent Auction some small sketches, 12 – 14 of them. Most of them are landscapes of the ranch, 5″x7″. You can easily

Posted in Farm / Ranch, Landscape, Out West Art Show & Sale

Golden Time

This painting is about transition. I am drawn to this time of day, when the colors are saturated and the shadows long and deep. This golden time happens only twice in a twenty four hour period. How special is that?

Posted in Farm / Ranch, Landscape, Out West Art Show & Sale

June on the Ranch

Things don’t stay green here for long, so spring and early summer are a time when I love to be outdoors. This painting was inspired by one of those June evenings. “June on the Ranch” is an oil, 11 x

Posted in Bella Muse Gallery, Farm / Ranch, Landscape

Ol’ Reliable

I thought I’d post another rusty vehicle painting. I’ve been told by a friend that this is a 1946 Chevy COE. The lines of these old rounded trucks and cars is compelling, and the rust only adds character! Ol’ Reliable

Posted in Farm / Ranch, Going to the Sun Gallery, Vehicles

Safe Haven

I have painted this old car before. It’s a subject I can hardly resist! The first painting was from a different angle and was of a different color palette, so it was interesting to do a different take on it

Posted in Farm / Ranch, Vehicles

American Women Artists Show

I’ve been remiss in blogging, knowing that my whole site needs to be updated and changed to accommodate mobile technology so that ipads, iphones etc. are able to see websites. SIGH. All the other things that need to be kept

Posted in American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Farm / Ranch, Landscape, RS Hannah Gallery

The Roots Run Deep

I’ve been meaning to post this painting. It’s a portrait – (finally done and long overdue!) of a friend of mine. PJ is the quintessential cowgirl, the Real Deal. I have ridden with her when I got the chance,  and

Posted in Animals, Farm / Ranch, Figurative, Western

Laurie Stevens

Current or Recent Events & Shows

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition” at the Kirkland Gallery, Nashville, TN., April 30 – May26, 2018

Out West Art Show & Sale, March 14-17, 2018 at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Mt. I’m in Room 176!

Portrait Society of America 6×9:Limited Size, Unlimited Talent Mystery Art Sale, April 20, 2018 at the Art of the Portrait Conference in Washington, DC.

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show, Nov. 13 – Dec. 30, 2017

Under a Vast Sky, the 2017 AWA Annual Master and Signature Members Show & National Juried Exhibition, at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, Oct 13 – Dec. 3, 2017

“Dissent” Show at Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA. July 1 – August, 2017

“Gallery Night” at Frame of Reference Fine Art in Whitefish, MT.,July 6, 2017

Iron Horse Summer Art Social, Whitefish, MT. June 25, 2017

“First Strike Auction” March 17, 2017 C.M. Russell Museum https://cmrussell.org/the-russell-event/

2016 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Winner – Landscape Division https://portraitsociety.org/

“Back to Basics” Painting Workshop in Big Sky, MT. – October 28-30, 2016

“2016 Annual AWA Member Show & National Juried Exhibition” – Sept. 23 to Nov. 14, 2016 https://americanwomenartists.org/news//

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 25, 2016 www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/summer-art-social/

“Montana Painters Alliance Show” at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, MT. June 30, 2016 – August 31, 2016. http://www.hockadaymuseum.org/

I’m teaching a workshop called “Back to Basics: Considerations for Every Painter” at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT., April 29 – May 1, 2016 https://www.cmrussell.org/content/back-basics-considerations-every-painter-laurie-stevens/

“Auction for the Arts” at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT. March 24, 2016 http://www.bigskyarts.org/

“Out West Art Show & Sale” at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT. March 16-19, 2016 http://outwestartshow.com/

Guest Artist at Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ., 2015 http://www.altamiraart.com

“Traveling the West Art Show & Sale” at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. – October 23-24, 2015 http://www.travelingthewestshow.com

“Boots Required!” at Bella Muse Gallery, Ogden, UT. – July 3 – August 31, 2015 http://www.bellamusegallery.com

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 30, 2015 www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/summer-art-social/

The Dana Gallery “Icons of the West” Show, May 15 – June 30,, 2015 http://www.danagallery.com

The Russell Live Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, MT., Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 http://www.cmrussell.org/the-russell

Booth Western Art Museum “For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction” – February 21, 2015 www.boothmuseum.org

Altamira Fine Art “Art 2 Art Show”, Jackson, WY. – mid December, 2014 – January 1, 2015 www.altamiraart.com

Tom Gilleon & Laurie Stevens – 2 person show hosted by Altamira Gallery of Jackson, WY. and Creighton Block Gallery of Big Sky, MT., July1 – 18, 2014 http://www.creightonblockgallery.com

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum “Small Works, Great Wonders” Show, Oklahoma City, OK. – Nov. 15 – Dec. 1, 2013 http://nationalcowboymuseum.org/events/swgw/default.aspx

About Me

Stevens’ work reflects the small daily wonders of the land she calls home: the first crocus of spring, the resilient beauty of the plains, or that special sense of hope and possibility that is only found in the West. Stevens is also interested in regional history, particularly the interactions of Native Americans and white settlers during the Reservation Period. Many of her paintings are an exploration of this dynamic and a meditation on the “taming of the West.” From Billings, MT, Laurie began her career as an artist in Los Angeles where she spent 12 years working for the entertainment industry as a scenic artist and muralist for television, theme park, theater and movie productions. She spent time as a member of the Walt Disney Imagineering team, lending her talents to many Disney theme park projects worldwide. She also did some set design, illustration, and matte paintings for several animated childrens’ movies. In the 1980’s Stevens returned to her native Montana, first to the mountains near the Scapegoat Wilderness and then to the ranch near Great Falls where she currently lives and works.

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