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Thanks are in order!

Thanks to Coeur d’Alene Galleries for selling my painting “Finding a Shady Spot” during their recent “Miniatures by the Lake Show. The painting is an oil, 12 x 12. I had fun getting a little wilder than usual with the

Posted in Animals, Coeur D' Alene Galleries "Miniatures by the Lake" Show, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Frame of Reference Fine Art, Furniture pieces, Jack Lyons, Waterscape, Waterscape, Wildlife

“Rex Flour” Cabinet

I’ve had a lot of fun doing collaborations with Jack Lyons, my cabinet maker friend. The painting for this piece was inspired by a grain elevator not far from here. Jack made this great cabinet of alder with a red

Posted in Americana, Collaborations with Jack Lyons, Farm / Ranch, Furniture pieces, Jack Lyons

Please Join Us at the Out West Art Show!

Posted in Furniture pieces, Jack Lyons, Out West Art Show & Sale

Back from Jackson

We just returned from our Altamira Show in Jackson, WY. last night. We had a lot of fun at the show, met some great people and new collectors, and we all had some sales. It was a good trip! And

Posted in Altamira Fine Art, Kelsey Gilleon, Landscape, Wild flowers

Off to Jackson!

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. We had about 6″ of snow on Christmas so had a perfect setting for the day. We’re off to Jackson tomorrow morning for the Reception for out show, Artist 2 Artist at Altamira

Posted in Altamira Fine Art, Kelsey Gilleon, Landscape, The mountains, Wild flowers

Wapiti

For the last three or four years, I’ve participated in a “Whodunnit” Fundraiser for the Art Association of Jackson Hole. This is a lively event as I understand it, orchestrated by a friend of ours who’s the Chairman of the

Posted in Art Association of Jackson Hole, Tipis, Tom Gilleon, Whodunnit Fundraiser

Hair Apparent

I’d like to send congratulations to my husband Tom Gilleon for his AWESOME and incredible auction results at “The Russell” Auction this last week in Great Falls, MT. The auction is in conjunction with, and a fund raiser for the

Posted in Native American, The Russell, Tom Gilleon

Thinking of Sheila

A year ago today a great artist, and our dear friend, Sheila Rieman was killed in a tragic car accident. Tom and I celebrated her today, under the big old cottonwoods SW of our house, a place where Sheila had

Posted in Animals, Figurative, Rodeo, Sheila Rieman

To Sheila

Sheila, last night as I walked to the ponds just before dusk, I saw your work everywhere – the last light of the sun causing the earth to come alive with color in that half hour before dark, the pink

Posted in Animals, Sheila Rieman

A Huge Loss

It is all I can do to make this post, but I need to do so to honor a dear friend and a great artist. Sheila Rieman passed away on Thursday, Nov 17th, 2011. She was traveling (as she was

Posted in Animals, Dancers, Montana Painters Alliance, Rodeo, Sheila Rieman, The mountains, The Ranch

Laurie Stevens

Recent Accolades

2018 – I was chosen as a Finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s “Members Only Competition” (in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category) with my painting, “The Artist’s Wife”.

2018 – I was chosen to grace the “Classic Moments” page of the July / August 2018 Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. This is the last page of the magazine and a full page spread! My painting, “The Artist’s Wife”, 32×24, was my response to a painting of the same title by William Merit Chase, done in 1892. – https://fineartconnoisseur.com/category/magazine/current-issue/

2018 – “An Early Breakfast” was juried into the NOAPS 2018 Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, TN. April 30 – May 26, 2018 – http://www.noaps.org/copy-of-best-of-america-prospectus

2018 – Portrait Society of America – 6×9: Limited Size, Unlimited Talent Mystery Art Sale, April 20 at the Art of the Portrait Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. – http://www.portraitsociety.org/

2017 – C.M. Russell Museum Auction “The Russell” – http://www.cmrauction.com/

2017 – Dinghies and U-Turn were juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show in Parkville, MO. – https://www.noaps.org/holiday-small-works-show

2017 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Finalist in the “Outside the Box” Figurative Competition – for “Mourning Dove” 36×24 – https://www.portraitsociety.org/moc-2017-winners

2017 – Two pieces juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show – https://www.noaps.org/holiday-small-works-show

2016 – Portrait Society of America “Members Only Show” – I placed in the Landscape Division with my painting “Milk and Honey”! See the images on the slider. – http://www.portraitsociety.org/moc-2016-winners

2014 – Spring, 2015 – Juried into the Spring American Women Artists Online Juried Show. http://www.americanwomenartists.org/news/html/t_oli_2014_fall.html

2014 – Juried into the Fall NOAPS International Online Showcase. http://www.noaps.org/html/t_oli_2014_fall.html

2014 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Orleans, MA.www.americanwomenartists.org

2014 – Chosen to be an “Art in Action” Artist for the Russell Auction event at Meadowlark Country Club, Great Falls, MT., Mar. 21www.cmrussell.org/the-russell

2013 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TXwww.americanwomenartists.org

2012 – A piece of mine, “Motel Galata” was selected to be part of the permanent Modern West Collection at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA! www.boothmuseum.org/

2012 – Top 100 Paint the Parks National Competition (2 pieces) www.paintamerica.org

2011 People’s Choice Award at the Clymer Museum of Art Exhibit & Auction www.clymermuseum.com

2008 C.M. Russell Museum CEO Award – given to one Russell Auction participant www.cmrussell.org

2008 – 2010 Paint America Top 100 www.paintamerica.org

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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