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Wildflower Art Presentation with the Montana Native Plant Society

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Date: November 8
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Montana Natural History Center

Cost: Free and open to the Public!

MNHC and the Montana Native Plant Society are partnering to bring you an evening of wildflower artist presentations!

Artists Stephanie Frostad, Kristi Hager, Kendahl Jan Jubb, Rosella Mosteller and Nancy Seiler will show us their wildflower art and tell us stories about how they all came to be.

About the Artists

Stephanie Frostad
As a narrative painter Stephanie’s objective is to present the essential elements of a story: a character or two, a sense of place and time, a moment of connection, tension or reflection. Stephanie seeks figures, symbols and scenarios that are both personally compelling and socially relevant. With careful measures of clarity and ambiguity, she hopes to create imaginative space for viewers to bring their own perspectives and experiences into the tale. One of her supreme joys is hearing stories that arise in response to the paintings.

Thematically Stephanie is concerned with traditions, stereotypes and myths that shape identity as well as relationships to home and family, to work, community and place. She explores these with equal interest in the actual and the metaphorical, striving always to combine convincing naturalism with provocative symbolism.

Kristi Hager
Kristi Hager is an artist living in Missoula, Montana. She earned her BA in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania; MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2003, Hager received a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant based on twenty years’ artistic achievement.  In 2010, she received the Montana Arts Council Artist’s Innovation Award.

Hager documents structures for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) using a large format 4X5 view camera.  Over five hundred of Hager’s photographs are archived at the Library of Congress.

She wrote the text for “Evelyn Cameron: Montana’s Frontier Photographer”, a 2007 Montana Book Award honor winner, published by Far Country Press.

Hager’s digital photography includes fine art and documentary forms.

Kendahl Jan Jubb
Kendahl celebrates color and forms as intricate as cloisonné treasures for the East. Her pigments are rich and frequently opaque, setting off delicately hued still lifes with dramatic black, anchoring color fields. Painting for the last twenty years, while the art scene chaotically fragmented into more and more obtuse schools of attempting to objectify observation, she has quietly mastered her medium of watercolor – concerned only with beauty, fantasy and the spirit of the natural world. No angst, personal agendas, or flailing against the heavens, Jubb is content to focus her prodigious gifts on creating lush, romantic, fanciful still-lifes of tigers, orchids, bears, housecats, summer and tropical bouquets, iguanas, jungle birds in ways that few watercolorists can even imitate.

Kendahl’s work has appeared in over thirty galleries from Mexico to the Virgin Islands, and commissions have come from such corporations as the Bonneville Power Administration, The Peabody Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore and the Holland America Line.

Rosella Mosteller photography

Rosella Mosteller
Rosella Mosteller’s black and white photography brings the essence and feeling of nature to your touch and sight. Her desaturated images capture the emotive value of being in the present space and time when her photos were taken.

Mosteller has a strong education in the visual fine arts and creative writing beginning with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and ending with the Academy of Art University, San Francisco where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Currently, Mosteller volunteers as a docent at the Missoula Art Museum and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Her work is recognized by the Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Wyoming, the Codex Foundation, and the State of Montana through their permanent collections.

Nancy Seiler
Nancy Seiler received her Visual Communications degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1981. As a Golden Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors she presents lectures, demonstrations and workshops in acrylics, watercolors, and oils in Southern California and Montana. She has taught classical botanical illustration and nature journaling since 2003. Her work is represented by Frame of Reference Fine Art in Whitefish, Montana.

“I am inspired by nature. Whether it be a long view or under a magnifying glass, there’s always the possibility of creativity.”