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2017 Members' Salon
An Annual Exhibition of Artist Member Works

Select works in this exhibition are offered for sale at fixed prices with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Hockaday’s community learning programs and Museum exhibitions.  After the exhibition opens, please contact the Museum at (406) 755-5268 for purchase assistance.

On Exhibit
November 9, 2017
January 6, 2018

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM

2016 People's Choice Award Winners

Linda L. Olsen
Kalispell, Montana
First Place
Watercolor is a relatively new medium for Linda. Throughout her life, she has loved expressing herself in many ways, including painting with acrylics. Painting with watercolors now presents a challenge, but she finds that its versatility enables a person to paint everything from quick sketches to serious pieces. Linda says “I especially enjoy painting scenes like the one in ‘Wired’, which represent a place I have visited.”
Linda L Olsen Wired
Watercolor, 15.5" x 21.5"

Ron Ukrainetz
Great Falls, Montana
Second Place
Ron was always told to "paint what you know,” and he has found that wildlife and history topics figure prominently in his work. Ukrainetz points out that “One cannot paint without knowledge. So it stands to reason, the more on knows about the subject, the more one is able to express with more passion in art. Artists must be perpetual students. Each painting or sketch celebrates those lessons.”
Ron Ukrainetz Gold in the Fall
Gold in the Fall
Polychromatic Engraving, 12" x 18"

Rob Akey
Whitefish, Montana
Third Place Tie
Rob grew up on the Montana prairies and in the Montana mountains. He’s spent youthful summers working steel gangs, trail crews and harvesting wheat; he’s hiked much of Glacier National Park. Akey states “I paint my native Montana to elevate and preserve her magnificence.”
Rob Akey Montana Homestead
Montana Homestead
Oil, 20" x 28"

Vernon Anderson
Columbia Falls, Montana
Third Place Tie
Montana is Vernon’s inspiration to paint with oils. He can’t imagine a more beautiful and spacious area than Montana for a landscape painter. Montana, and specifically the Flathead Valley, is a most prolific source of scenic opportunities and inspirational scenery for plein air painting. Vernon finds that “painting is my passion and spend much of my day on the never ending quest to learn and improve my artwork.”
Vernon Anderson Lake Five
Lake Five
Oil, 20" x 26"

About the Exhibit
The 2017 Members’ Salon marks the 16th year of this very popular exhibition. The diverse exhibit is a testament to the extraordinary talent of its membership. Artists of all skill levels present one piece of their recent work, and the display hosts a broad variety of media. Many of the pieces are offered for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Museum. The 2017 Salon will feature the works of many Hockaday artist members.

Learn how to participate.

Voting in the Peoples’ Choice Awards begins Nov. 9, and everyone is invited to come in and vote for their favorite work. Each year, the Hockaday awards $250 to the First Place winner, $100 for Second, and $50 for Third Place honors. Voting closes on Friday, Dec. 15. Winners will be announced the following week.

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