Current Exhibit

With only one week away, the WaterWorks Art Museum is pleased to announce the 42nd Juried Exhibition — Unbridled Happiness. We would like to invite everyone to the opening reception to honor 27 artists and announce the six award winners. Anyone coming to the opening reception is welcome to vote on their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award! Thank you to Stockman Bank, and William & Lorene Nefsy Foundation for sponsoring this event! We are once again so grateful for your continued support.


Thank you to the talented Karan Charles for being our 42nd Juried Exhibition Juror. Mrs. Charles was born and raised in Miles City, Montana, and has been painting for most of her adult life.  She combines studio and plein air sessions to create images that explore the effects of light and color in scenes depicting landscapes, old buildings, wildlife, flowers, and dramatic sunrises, sunsets, and cloud formations.

12.30.2020 Unbridled Happiness

To name a few of the mediums in this show, you can be sure to see oils, acrylics, watercolors, and digital paintings as well as ink drawings, encaustics, and a few photograms. The artists worked on portraying what brings them great joy in this world. There are over 50 works of art from artists all over the region displaying an exceptional diversity of style, characteristics, and perspectives that we hope brings a night of enjoyment for all.


Around 5:30pm or so, Karan will give a short discussion about her experience with this exhibition on how the work impacted her, and what techniques and concepts caught her attention.  We warmly invite you to come on out, treat yourself to an evening of enlightenment, maybe bring a friend or two, and help yourself to some delightful refreshments. We look forward to sharing this fascinating exhibition of contemporary art by artists we hope to see more of in the future. 


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions 406.234.0635

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