Montana Triennial


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 the nation’s fourth largest state. 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

Noting the growth of artists’ and visitors’ interest in and responses to past Triennials, the YAM’s presentation will occur in its largest gallery and adjacent corridors, providing an optimal experience for a broad spectrum of Montana’s rich cultural activity to be viewed. The range of visual expression will run the gamut from traditional oil paintings to purely conceptually-based artworks, in keeping with the YAM’s commitment to exhibiting quality regional art of any sort.

Artist submission deadline: 29 September 2017

Juror’s selections mailed to artists: 15 December 2017

Return of Artist Loan Agreements to Museum: 29 December 2017 

Art delivery deadline: 29 June 2018

Exhibition opening and artists’ reception: 26 July 2018

Exhibition closes at the end of the day: 14 October 2018

Deadline for returning work to artists: 24 October 2018


For more information contact Amanda Daniel, Assistant Curator,