The Montana Triennial 2018

Catherine Courtenaye is one of 40 artists selected for the Montana Triennial: 2018.

Specimens (with Ibis), 2015, oil on panel, 44 x 68 inches
July 26–October 14, 2018

Reception: 5–8 pm, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Yellowstone Art Museum

Recipient of Artists Innovation Award 2017

Artists Innovation Award

The Montana Arts Council is pleased to announce eight Montana artists as recipients of the 2017 Artist’s Innovation Award. The honorees are: visual artists Bently Spang of Billings, Catherine Courtenaye of Bozeman, Stephanie Frostad and Alison Reintjes of Missoula; performing artists Sam Krahn of Great Falls and Joy French of Missoula and literary artists Jennifer Groneberg of Bozeman and Aaron Parrett of Helena.


Echo: Unspoken Dialects, Yellowstone Art Museum

Echo: Unspoken Dialects
July 14, 2016–October 2, 2016
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Echo: Unspoken Dialects reveals the intersections between emotion and reason, and between ideas and concrete form. Language as the trail of memory is the focus of this exhibition. Echo features four leading Montana artists who use actual words, the traces of words, or the suggestion of language in their rich and varied works.

Recent works by Catherine Courtenaye, Kate Hunt, Michael Haykin, and Jerry Iverson comprise Echo: Unspoken Dialects. These four distinctive voices in the sea of contemporary Montana art practice employ the complexities of written language in combination with traditional and non-traditional painterly and sculptural forms. These words and non-words “echo” the voices of both past and present. They suggest the human compulsion to communicate, and each artist finds a unique path to discover meaning, joy, and wonder.

Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum has acquired Cavalcade (2009) for its permanent collection.


non-representational oil painting

Cavalcade, 2008, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches

Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California has acquired Wilhilmena (2006) for its permanent collection.


non-representational oil painting

Wilhilmena, 2006, oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

Boise Art Museum

Boise Art Museum has acquired Circumference (2007) for its permanent collection.


non-representational oil painting

Circumference, 2007, oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches