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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

Sun Lovers

Another little piece that isn’t about the wild west! I really enjoy getting sidetracked sometimes. It’s good for my sanity! And now I have thoughts about all sorts of little paintings I might do of the regional wild flowers. This

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Trailside Galleries “Masters in Miniature Show”

I should have posted this earlier. The Trailside Galleries Masters in Miniature Show began on July 4th and will run through July 24th in Jackson, WY.  I heard that they sold 87 pieces the first night, which is fantastic! My

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Big Sky Art Fair

I am getting ready to pack up for the Big Sky Art Festival, which happens this Saturday, August 1st in Big Sky, MT. I’ve enjoyed doing this mosaic of smaller paintings, a good exercise for me mentally. The painting I’m

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First Bloom

Our “real Montana winter” continues, and therefore this little painting is wishful thinking at this point in time! The flowers depicted are Crocus, or Prairie Smoke, and are the first native flowers to peek through the mountain snow in the

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Laurie Stevens

Recent Accolades

6-2020 “The Artist’s Wife” was one of 150 paintings juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2020 Spring International Online Competition.

2-2020 I was accepted into the Booth Western Art Museum show Making Their Mark: American Women Artists. May 27 – Aug. 23, 2020.

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. –

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 –

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. –

2017 – C.M. Russell Museum Auction “The Russell” –

2017 – Dinghies and U-Turn were juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show in Parkville, MO. –

2017 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Finalist in the “Outside the Box” Figurative Competition – for “Mourning Dove” 36×24 –

2017 – Two pieces juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 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. –

2014 – Spring, 2015 – Juried into the Spring American Women Artists Online Juried Show.

2014 – Juried into the Fall NOAPS International Online Showcase.

2014 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Orleans,

2014 – Chosen to be an “Art in Action” Artist for the Russell Auction event at Meadowlark Country Club, Great Falls, MT., Mar.

2013 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Fredericksburg,

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!

2012 – Top 100 Paint the Parks National Competition (2 pieces)

2011 People’s Choice Award at the Clymer Museum of Art Exhibit & Auction

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

2008 – 2010 Paint America Top 100

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.