Photos from Hockaday’s Plein Air Paint Out

By Beacon Staff

The Hockaday Museum of Art held its 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out on June 23-25 and they have some excellent photos of the artists in action.

During the Paint Out, 28 renowned Montana artists have three days to create as many pieces of art as possible while stationed on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in the park. Once they are finished, the pieces are sold (that happened on June 26). Following the sale, the paintings will go on display at Going To The Sun Gallery (406-862-2751; 137 Central Ave.) in Whitefish from June 27 – July 12.

So, while the art may be the main draw in this event, photos of the artists at work are pretty entertaining and stunning. Take a look here.

Here’s a little blurb from the Hockaday’s Facebook page about the photos:

The 3rd Annual Hockaday Plein Air Paint Out was an official Glacier National Park Centennial event. 28 artists painted in the park June 23-25, and two members of the Hockaday staff went up to try to find them on June 24. As luck would have it, Logan Pass opened that very day. Artists were painting at Lake McDonald, along Going to the Sun Road, and at St. Mary’s, Swiftcurrent and Two Medicine Lakes. The weather held out most of the day with just a “gentle” reminder of nature’s power around 6pm at St. Mary’s Lake.

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