Artist Deborah Berniklau to be Featured at the Hockaday

Her work will remain on display through Sept. 10

By Beacon Staff

The work of New Mexico’s storyteller and Western art sensation Deborah Berniklau will be at the Hockaday Museum’s “A Timeless Legacy” premiere art event and sale in Kalispell on Aug. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Her work will remain on display with the “Women of Glacier National Park” exhibit through Sept. 10.

Originally from New Mexico, Berniklau graduated with a BFA in illustration from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She studied with world-famous Burne Hogarth, a friend and colleague of Norman Rockwell. After college she illustrated for companies such as Disney, Warner Bros. and NASA.

“Montana treasures the history and authenticity that I depict in emotional portrayals of Western family life and the American Frontier,” Berniklau said.

Her work captures the essence of the Old West, embracing the precision of the anatomy of her subjects. For more information, visit

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