The Holter Museum Store features over 70 Montana and regional artists. From ceramics to silk scarves, each work is a display of the unique talents of artists from right here in Helena to the far reaches of the state. The store also includes work in the Nicholson and Held Hallway galleries, displaying work by featured artists for one- and two-month cycles, as well as Juried Shows.
If you are interested in having your work shown in the Holter Museum Store, please contact the Store Manager, Paige Ferro at email@example.com. All artist submissions are reviewed by a committee to continue to ensure the mission of education and quality upheld by the Holter.
Lisa Gibson and Allison McGree are the Featured Museum Store Artists from January 20, 2017-February 26, 2016. You may find more of their work at their websites online.
Lisa Gibson--A New Focus
"Enjoying the outdoors brings images to mind that are parallels between nature and our experiences. It’s amazing how many human situations are echoed through plants and animals! I record these images and share them as paintings. Acrylic is my favorite tool, but ink, watercolor and colored pencil play supporting roles."
Lisa Gibson studied design by squinting at the values and patterns in many locations throughout her life. Montana has been her classroom for well over half of it. She explored creativity through photography, quilt making and pine needle basketry before learning that painting combines all of the elements she loves – color and design with a tactile, hands-on approach. Besides, she is a lousy seamstress. Her home is shared in Lincoln, MT with her family and spoiled house rabbit. http://www.lisagibsonart.com
Allison McGree--Artist at Altitude
McGree, a born and raised Montanan, is a painter of light and reflections of both the natural and intangible worlds. Her multi-dimensional artwork contains layers of expressionism alongside traditional landscapes. Energized by steep mountains, weather, colorful seasons, vast spaces and water, her work amplifies the ordinary.
Allison McGree is a studio artist based in Bozeman, MT. In addition to creating artwork herself, she is an artist in residence, muralist, and a certified K-12 art educator. She received a Master of Arts from Prescott College in Holistic Art Programming, Practice, and Outreach in 2013 where she concentrated on German Expressionism, a BA in K-12 Education from MSU, and a Studio/Fine Arts degree specializing in oil painting and drawing from Gonzaga University. Allison has been the lead artist in numerous community art projects across the state of Montana and has taught in a variety of formal and non-formal settings for over 15 years. Previously a Fellow and Master Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), Allison has worked to facilitate art programs for a K-gray audience. She is represented by a variety of galleries and shops across Montana. Her interests in the arts are diverse and impassioned. She paints what she loves; and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion with others. Find more about Allison at: http://www.allisonmcgree.com/