The Art of Us

Welcome to The Art of Us!

The creative idea behind this special exhibition is to highlight the diversity of artistic styles and mediums while using the human form, aka mannequins. 42 artists have donated their time and talent to transform mannequin bodies or parts, using a variety of mediums, into unique works of art. These works will be displayed around the Flathead Valley at 28 locations, June 22 thru mid-August. The exhibition culminates in a lovely event at The Nest on Swan River on August 15, along with a chance to bid on your favorite piece! 

 

The Art of Us will benefit the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center as well as ImagineIf Library in Bigfork, and the Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana.

Join Us at the Gala Reception!

Join us at The Nest on Swan River for our end-of-exhibit gala!

 

Save the Date:  8/15/19,  5-7pm
The Nest on Swan River
Tickets: $75pp or $125 per couple. Tickets available at BACC and at Frame of Reference in Whitefish.

Play Along with the Selfie Contest

We’ve partnered with venues throughout the Flathead Valley to host these works of art. Visit each one, take a photo or selfie, and upload it to our Facebook Event or tag @theartofusflathead on Instagram! Each uploaded or tagged image wins you an entry into our closing raffle. The Grand prize is a 2-night stay at Laughing Horse Lodge in September or October w/ 4 course meal & bottle of wine.

Some of the incredible creations from our artists. See our complete list of venues and artists below.

The Hitchhiker, by Meissenburg Design. See me on display at Laughing Horse Lodge after the 4th of July!
“Renewal”, by Thomas Titus. See me on display at Saketome!
“Sabi”, by Tabby Ivy. See me on display at Frame of Reference!
“Bird in the Hand”, by Jill Gotschalk / Andrea Goff. See me on display at Eva Gates!
“Garden Goddess”, by Stephanie Pointer/Clementine’s. See me on display at BACC!
“Port Des Bras”, by Mike Grauer. See me on display at Conrad Floral!
“Elpis” The Spirit of Hope, by Kathleen Moon. See me on display at Amore Salon!
“Mother Nature”, by Danielle Taylor. See me on display at Cawdrey Studio in Whitefish!
“Chloe”, by Nancy O’Kelly / Karen Ellis . See me on display at New Image Concepts!
“Goodbye Oldtime Dewey Decimal” by Jill Gotschalk. See me on display at ImagineIf Bigfork!
‘Silent Symphony’ by Shana Smith. See me at the MAC after July 4th!
“Aphrodite” by Victoria Robinson. See me at Southside Consignment!
“Goes on the Hunt” by Shadowhawke Garnett. See me on display at BACC!
“Wild Game Trophy” by Maggie Logan. See me on display at MT Liquor!
“Danu”, by Dee Dee Cooper. See me on display at BACC!
“Flower Child” by Deb Hunter. See me on display at Swan River Gardens!
“Hoodoo Woman” by Margrit Suter. See me on display at Swan River Inn!
“In My Garden, A Bird in the Hand” by Karin Henion. See me on display at BACC!
“Walks Along Woman” by Shadowhawke Garnett with Dee Dee Cooper. See me on display at Buffalo Dance Gallery!

|We are adding more photos of our artists and their work each day! Others who are contributing to this amazing exhibit include: Toni Whitney “The Chameleon” |  Jacklyn Billmayer “Woman in White” | Aspen Degenhardt “Simplicity” | Ryan Britt “Weekend Skin” | Shawna Gibson “Winter Guardian” | Larry Pearson Design Group “The Awakening” | Naïve Cowboy Designs & Robin Bissell “The Art of Us” | Haakon Ensign “Tetelesti” | Michelle Wiggins “We are all Made of Stars” | Abe Serrato  “Nature’s Guardian” | Tara Allen w/ Jill Gotschalk “Sparrow’s Nest” | Beverly Garcelon  “Terra” | Gabrielle & Madelaine Thorsen “Feather Fantasy” | Billy Knoll | Mary Knoll | Carolyn Dietrich | Ben Nance

 

 

 

Where To Find Our Installations

We’ve partnered with venues throughout the Flathead Valley to host these works of art. Visit each one, take a photo or selfie, and upload it to our Facebook Event or tag @theartofusflathead on Instagram! Each uploaded or tagged image wins you an entry into our closing raffle, with a getaway to the Laughing Horse Lodge!

In Bigfork:

  • Bigfork Art & Cultural Center
  • J. Scott Couture Bridal
  • Buffalo Dance Gallery
  • Mountain Lake Lodge
  • Swan River Gardens
  • Saketome
  • Grille 459
  • Tall Pine Lounge
  • Swan River Inn
  • Thorsen’s Gallery
  • ImagineIf Library
  • Eva Gates
  • Flathead Lake Brewing Co.
  • Laughing Horse Lodge, Swan Lake
  • Nancy O’s Interiors
  • Montana Athletic Club
  • New Image Concepts

In Kalispell:

  • Southside Consignment
  • Amore’ Salon and Spa
  • Hockaday Museum
  • Montana Liquor & Wine

In Whitefish

  • Frame of Reference
  • Nancy Cawdrey Gallery
  • The Wave
  • Purple Pomegranate

In Lakeside

  • Beargrass Bistro
  • Somers Bay Cafe

In Columbia Falls:

  • O’Brien’s Liquor & Wine