The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale (WDC), based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, celebrated 25 years this fall, featuring cutting-edge, handcrafted...

Pairing wine with food is an art of sorts, and one that’s sometimes best left to the experts. With hunting season in full swing and freezers filling...

It was June 11, 1864, and the Confederate cavalry under General Thomas Rosser, a native of Texas and General George Custer’s former West Point class...

Montana is the kind of place that can take a toll. And not a metaphoric “gee it hurts to get out of bed” kind of toll. A literal toll. As of two y...

Helena, Montana, native Maile Meloy’s new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed (Riverhead, $27), has been justly lauded in recent months as a must-read lit...

The partially frozen grizzly bear has been laid across the concrete floor. Dried mud is caked on its pelt and the bullet hole behind its front shoulde...

AS SOON AS SHE’S OFF HER LEASH, Milly Bird the dog darts into the tall grass prairie, a white and black streak against the muted umbers of Monta...

PHOTOGRAPHY, INCREASINGLY, IS AN ACCESSIBLE ART FORM. Anyone with an iPhone can take some kind of photo, and often a pretty good one. At a glance, the...

As avid skiers, Paul and Caroline Goodfellow have spent a lot of time in ski resort towns, but when they set foot in Whitefish, Montana, at the sugges...

I can’t blame the guys for figuring I wouldn’t show up. I mean, for two years I’d told them I might meet them at their elk camp on the west side...

A tireless advocate for the conservation of natural resources, Jim Posewitz is considered by many to be the father of hunting ethics in America. He si...

“His face was lined and careworn, but he was filled with the old spirit of hope. I couldn’t help admiring the courage of his optimism. Another thi...

Whenever I step across the tile-floored threshold of PLONK, I’m struck by the craving for a cocktail. It’s the rattle-slush rhythm of ice in a sha...

Predator eye honed, since turning BB-gun-five, to its feathered edge, I catch the ruffed grouse flashing its neon-red failure to blend into the Novemb...

Matt Flint interprets tangible places on our behalf; using layers, glyphs, scratched surfaces, and repeated patterns, he demonstrates new ways of unde...

There are a number of art books published in any given year, many of them worth remarking upon. But occasionally a title comes along that creates its ...

Looking to hone in your skills as they pertain to the written word? Perhaps you’re interested in telling your story on stage? Check out these writin...

Art Shows & Events Art events are a fall fixture in the Northern Rockies, ranging from design showcases and auctions to annual exhibits and festiv...

Allen Morris Jones knows how to show you what’s in his characters’ heads even while letting them hide secrets small and large. More than that, Jon...

When artist Carol Spielman paints, it’s as if she’s entered another world. Moving excitedly around a piece that’s spread flat on the floor, she ...

Imagine you are an artist standing in a room, surrounded by your life’s work. More than four decades of effort are displayed carefully in ornate fra...

Charles M. Russell was not the only artist who illustrated his letters to friends, but he had a special gift. Writing, as he readily admitted, was wor...

When Mark McKenna was in second grade, his teacher assigned the class to make scarecrows out of construction paper. McKenna remembers the teacher comp...

Dana Boussard’s work balances the personal and political, as evidenced by her subject matter, which broaches topics of women’s issues and the envi...

Western Art Week in Great Falls has become something of an artistic haven for Montanans. Each March, the town of 58,000 is converted into a miniature ...

On any given day, Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based sisters Sara Dykema and Anna Haworth might meet up at a local trailhead for a hike, at the ski area for ...

During the decades that he worked at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, legendary paleontologist Jack Horner consistently sought one sculp...

If Great Falls, Montana, had a ghost, it would be one of the city’s founders, Robert Vaughn. And if he roamed the floors today of the building that ...

Along the trail I think how risky the venture, the signs that say don’t go alone into bear country. I can see miles except in aspen. Walking uphill ...

Summer ArtWalk 2017 Promises a “Hot Time” in downtown Billings It’ll be a “hot time” in downtown on Friday, August 4, 2017 as the city...

SUNDOG FINE ART Bozeman, Montana July 22nd – August 22nd , 2017 I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway Oil Paintings by Michelle Osman More than 15 of M...