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Wendy Marquis and Sali Jo Hand @ Artists’ Gallery

Artists Wendy Marquis and Sali Jo Hand will be displaying new work during the month of June at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson.

Wendy Marquis attempts to straddle the place between past and present in her paintings.  She tells the story of the 1954 tractor parked in a field of wildflowers, and the ’38 GMC resting next to a rancher’s fence.  She hopes the viewer can sense the intensity of color here and the magnitude of Montana’s vistas as they appear under the big sky. Wendy has won the 2011 Cover Competition for American Artist Watercolor Magazine, her painting Bridger GMC will appear on the cover of June’s issue.

Sali Jo Hand combines her passion for art and horses in a series of black and white paintings depicting these spirited animals. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, June 10th from 5-8 p.m., during the first Downtown Art Walk of the season.

Wendy Marquis and Sarah Angst @ Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson is excited to announce Wendy Marquis and Sarah Angst as the featured artists for the month of December. Marquis will present her captivating Montana paintings, and Angst will display her fun, new original linocuts. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, December 10th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Wendy Marquis is constantly panning her surroundings for scenes to paint. She often combines different elements she comes across to create her own landscapes and to satisfy her aesthetic. She finds old rusty trucks, barns and buildings fascinating, and they exude character, history, and help her to tell a story. Sometimes she includes animals to give her scenes life and a sense of humor.

“To me, these are all treasures; symbols of simpler times that so many of us want to hold on to. When you look at my paintings, I invite you to feel Montana…feel the sun on your back and the intensity of color that exists here. I want you to be able to sit in front of my work, and savor this distinct time; feel a sense of place…a place that you want to linger in again and again.”

Sarah Angst will be unveiling her new, fun, and funky miniatures. With there striking colors, and playful subject matter Angst’s new work is a must see. Her charming cards, unique jewelry and captivating prints will be available for sale and all make excellent gifts this holiday season.

Photography and Painting @ Sola Café

Sandee Mills, photographer and Wendy Marquis, painter, are exhibiting their original works at Sola Café in Bozeman during the months of October and November. Mills’ photography, primarily of horses, captures their essence and importance in the area, and Marquis features a series of paintings of vintage trucks in western settings.

A reception will be held for the artists’ on Friday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., including refreshments. All profits from these exhibits are going towards non-profit organizations Girls for a Change and Eagle Mount.

December @ Artists’ Gallery

You are invited to a gallery reception for December featured artists at The Artists’ Gallery, on Friday evening, December 12th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, in the Emerson, 111 S. Grand Ave.  Featured artists for December are Anne Danahy, oil paintings of Montana landscapes and animals, Ann Wilbert, hand  blown glass bead jewelry, and Wendy Marquis, paintings of old Montana trucks, landscapes and hand painted screens.

Anne Danahy, "Yellowstone Pine Lamar Valley"

Anne Danahy, Yellowstone Pine Lamar Valley

Anne Danahy
Anne Danahy’s oil paintings capture Montana landscapes and animals in a variety of seasons and light.  See the secrets hiding in our mountains, in a fox stretching in the morning sun, in a Western tanager watching fly fishermen cast their lines, and in “The Nursery,” where a swan tends her signet brood.

Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass beads

Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass beads

Ann Wilbert
Ann Wilbert is a handmade glass bead artist and is new to The Artists’ Gallery. After taking an introductory class on glass bead making at Lake Glass in 1996, Ann was hooked. She has been making beads ever since, using a propane/oxygen mix torch to form the molten glass, and annealing the finished beads in a kiln for longevity. Ann is mostly self taught and is always learning something new about working with glass. She will be showing jewelry creations made with her beads.

Wendy Marquis, Haystack Butte Pickup

Wendy Marquis, Haystack Butte Pickup

Wendy Marquis
Wendy Marquis will be showing her paintings of old Montana trucks, local landscapes, and her hand-painted screens. Wendy attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and graduated with a BFA from the University of Arizona, with a major in graphic design and a minor in studio art. Over the last ten years, Wendy has travelled extensively to take classes in the art of faux finishing walls and furniture. She intertwines all these disciplines when she creates her paintings.

Marquis’ eyes are constantly panning her world for a scene to paint. As of late, she searches for ancient trucks in her Bozeman surroundings, as if she was a treasure hunter panning for gold; when she finds one that speaks to her, Marquis stops to see if she feels a story within its old metal bones. If she does feel so inspired, she proceeds to paint.  As she interprets this feeling and these stories of Montana…it flows intuitively through her brush and onto the canvas.  Whether she is painting an old truck, a landscape, or she is faux finishing a wall, Marquis’ spirit sings when she is working with color and paint.