The * above last name signifies a MTWS signature member.
Special Guest Artists
Joe Bohler Artist Statement
Joseph Bohler has been painting fine art for over 40 years. In addition to being a Signature Member of the MTWS he has affiliations with AWS, TWSA, Allied Artist of America, Rocky Mtn. Water-Media Society, Northwest Rendezvous Group (NWR), and more. In 2018 at the NWR show at Briton Museum, WY, he received the 2018 Northwest Rendezvous President's Award. He's exhibited multiple times at the Gilcrease, National Cowboy & Western Heritage, CM Russell Museum and Auction. His other accomplishments are outstanding. He was born in Great Falls, MT.
Karen Leigh Artist Statement
I am a fourth generation Montanan (and Great Falls native) with a degree in Graphic Design from MSU. However, my work for many years has been done in transparent watercolor. I am always seduced by the mystery of it, the delicate balance of freedom and control, the luminous washes and layers of color. The subjects and materials I choose are usually traditional in nature and application. These days I am primarily interested in urban landscapes and the figure, but finding beauty in unexpected places (a junkyard, for instance) offers many exciting possibilities as well. As always, I hope the viewer will take away a new appreciation of the world around them after viewing the work.
For many years I have been on the art faculty at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell and I also teach private classes and occasional painting workshops here and abroad. My work can be found in the collections of Beringer Wineries, ConAgra Industries, Smithsonian Institution and The White House to name a few.
Ron Paulick Having no formal training in art it thus has multiple degrees of challenges for the nonprofessional. I accept and love those challenges because each endeavor when completed successfully instills a great deal of satisfaction and desire to move on.
Late 1970’s-Late 1990’s = Black and White Photography Late 1990 = Transparent Watercolor Mid 2000 – Today = Pen & Ink, Transparent & Gouache Watercolor 2016 – Today = Pen & Ink, Transparent & Gouache Watercolor, Oil
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