Montana Triennial

July 26, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The Montana Triennial was first organized and presented as a juried exhibition by the Missoula Art Museum in 2009 with subsequent exhibitions in 2012 and 2015. These exhibitions demonstrate the diverse and excellent array of artistic practice in Montana. The Yellowstone Art Museum, at the invitation of the Missoula Art Museum, will organize and present the fourth Triennial at the YAM, involving Nicole Herden, Curator of Art at the Boise Art Museum, as an independent juror. After receiving over 150 applications, 40 artists representing the vast scope of Montana visual arts were selected. The range of visual expression will run the gamut from traditional oil paintings to purely conceptually-based artworks, and will showcase the differing but beautiful perspectives of Montana artists today. For more information contact Amanda Daniel, Assistant Curator,

Featured Artists

Jesse Albrecht, Brooke Atherton, Andrew Avakian, Dana Boussard, Richard Buswell, Pamela Caughey, Sean Chandler, Andy Cline, Catherine Courtenaye, Sandra Dal Poggetto, Josh DeWeese, Mark Earnhart, Steve Engle, Lauren Grabelle, Birdie Hall, Robert Harrison, Michael Haykin, Connie Herberg, Jeneese Hilton, Steven R Holloway, Jerry Iverson, Gesine Janzen, Phoebe Knapp, Katie Knight, Philip Lambert, Jodi Lightner, Tracy Linder, Carol Novotne, Kevin Red Star, Jennifer Reifsneider, Alison Reintjes, Keeara Rhoades, Ann C. Skelton, Richard Swanson, James Todd,  Paul Tunkis, Shalene Valenzuela, Barbara Van Cleve, Willem Volkersz, Jane Waggoner Deschner


Lead Sponsors

John W. and Carol L.H. Green

Supporting Sponsors

Anonymous, Laurence and Ruth Martin, Deborah Anspach and Dr. John Hanson, Charles M. Bair Family Trust

Opening Reception Sponsor

A&E Architects

Community Sponsors

Dr. William and Suzanne Smoot, Cenex Harvest States (CHS


Crossing Media: Art of the Mix with Brooke Atherton

Saturday, September 15  and Sunday September 16
10:00-4:00 pm (each day)
Adult Education Studio

Class Size: 12 spaces

Appropriate for any skill level!

Member Cost: $100.00
Non Member Cost:$125.00
*Note that price is for the two day workshop, students can not pay for each day separately.

Supply fee: $25.00 paid to the instructor on the day of the class.

Students are encouraged to bring additional materials to personalize their art piece.

In this 2 Day workshop, Students will create a book or wall hanging from fabric, paper, and found objects using techniques such as layering, collage, and stitching. On day one, students will begin by making materials (paper and canvas) their own through rusting, ice dyeing, and printing botanticals. Students will use water-based materials including pva glues, acrylic mediums, and various fusibles. On day two, students will have the opportunity to continue practicing from day 1 and can add print and color to background materials using soy wax.

*YAM Members use code 'member25' to receive a $25 discount!*

Price: General Admission $125.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Jodi Lightner Talk

Talk by Triennial artist and MSUB Professor, Jodi Lightner from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the YAM. She will discuss her work in the exhibition and her creative inspirations. This event is free for members or included with regular admission price.

Price: General Admission $0.00

Date: October 11, 2018