Past Events 2018

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2018 Governor's Arts Awards Ceremony and Reception

Kevin Red Star and five other Montana artists will receive the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards.  The Ceremony and Reception is at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, Montana 3:00pm – 6:00pm Friday, December 7, 2018.

Honoring Rick Bass, Monte Dolack, Jackie Parsons, Kevin Red Star, Annick Smith and Jaune Quick-to-see Smith.

2018 Angel Horses by Kevin Red Star and Carol Hagan

Future War Horse by Kevin Red Star

The 2018 Angel Horses painted colts by Kevin Red Star and Carol Hagan debuted at Art Walk Friday August 3rd at Gallery Interiors in Billings Montana. Kevin Red Star and Carol Hagan each donated their time and talent to paint a colt which will be auctioned at the annual Angel Horses Barn Dance Fundraiser on Saturday September 15, 2018 at White Aspen Ranch in Billings Montana. The barn dance begins at 6pm. Kevin Red Star’s colt is sponsored by Critters to Heaven.

Angel Horses is a unique human service organization located in Billings, Montana. Their mission is to provide positive physical and emotional stimulus to the Senior community – especially those afflicted with Alzheimer’s – through the use of rescued animals such as horses, donkeys, dogs and cats in a therapeutic environment. Angel Horses services also extend to at-risk youth, special needs children and individuals and families affected by cancer. 


37th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale - Rendezvous Royale

Opening Reception for the Live & Silent Auction
August 23: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Exhibition
August 23 – September 15: 8 a.m.-6 p.m
September 16 – September 21: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This event is free to the public during regular business hours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

37th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale at Buffalo Bill Center of the West
September 21: 6:00 pm11:00 pm

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414

The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is a fine art sale with a Western theme, offering works relating to the land, people and wildlife of the American West. Artists offer a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West, in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, ceramic and mixed media. All works are original art. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale benefits the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The Scouts Celebration of Small Works: The Scout Miniature Show & Sale
June 14 – September 14
Featuring smaller pieces by 70 of the shows artists, including Kevin Red Star


Kevin Red Star has three works available at the 2018 Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale

Big Sky Art Auction 2018

Full Moon Lodge #7 by Kevin Red Star – Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 72″

The annual Big Sky Art Auction features 75 artists, including Kevin Red Star, with nearly twice as many pieces of artwork as last year’s event, adding up to a total value of more than $500,000. 

Big Sky Art Auction
Thursday, July 26
Artist Reception & Preview: Noon – 3:00 pm
Auction: 3:00-6:00 pm
In the Big Tent at the PBR arena in Big Sky Town Center

45th Annual Art in the Beartooths - July 14, 2018

Saturday July 14th, 2018
9:00 am – 9 pm
Lion’s Club Park
11 West 8th Street
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Kevin Red Star will be painting live 9am – 2pm!

Kevin Red Star: Native American Women at Old Main Gallery

Please join Kevin Red Star for “Native American Women” at Old Main Gallery as part of the Bozeman Downtown Artwalk. Revealing new women works never before seen!

Solo Exhibition & Artist’s Reception
June 8: 6-8pm
Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Quick Finish
June 8: 12-2pm

Old Main Gallery
129 E. Main St.
Bozeman, Montana 59715
406 587 8860

Stapleton Gallery Presents "The Darkest Light"

Kevin Red Star is featured in the “The Darkest Light” at
Stapleton Gallery
104 North Broadway, Suite 204
Billings, Montana 59101
406 384 0996

The Arts Council of Big Sky - Sixth Annual Auction for the Arts

March 22, 2018
6 – 9 pm
Moonlight Basin Lodge
Big Sky MT 59716
The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to be hosting its sixth annual fund-raising art auction event on Thursday, March 22, at Moonlight Basin Lodge, from 6-10 p.m.

There will be a quick-finish session followed by a live auction with some of the most recognized artists in the West. In addition, a silent auction will feature local and regional artists. Delicious food and live music will complete the event, which is the only dedicated fundraising effort of the year for the Arts Council.

Confirmed artists so far include: Carol Hagan, Kevin Red Star, Carol Speilman, Michael Blessing, Meagan Blessing, John Potter, Tom English, Shirle Wempner, Greg Woodard, Susan Blackwood, Howard Friedland, Michael Ome Untiedt, Gary Lynn Roberts, Harry Koyama, Todd Connor, Joe Kronenberg, Pam Caughey, Barbara Schwarz Karst, Mike Barlow, Tom English,  Laurie Stevens and R. Tom Gilleon.

More info…

Out West Art Show and Sale

The Autry Museum Masters of the American West

Masters of the American West Show & Sale at The Autry Museum
February 10 – March 25, 2018
4700 Western Heritage Way – Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000

Featuring paintings and sculptures by 69 nationally recognized artists including Kevin Red Star, “Masters of the American West” includes landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, historical themes, and other subject matter inspired by the American West. Sale: February 10, 2018.

Opening Day: Saturday, February 10 – See Photos from Opening Day
The opening-day program included presentations by artists Jeremy Lipking and Daniel W. Pinkham, and a luncheon with an awards presentation. The lively event continued into the evening with a cocktail reception and fine art sale, where patrons and artists alike joined in the festivities and over 200 fixed-price works were sold through a drawing.
Sale Info…

Night Lodge

Fighting Thunder Hawk

Strikes the Enemy

Returning to the Camp

Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction 50

Little Crane #2 by Kevin Red Star at the 50th Annual Art Auction at Yellowstone Art Museum

50th Annual Art Auction at Yellowstone Art Museum
Opening and artist reception: Thursday, January 25 2018
50th Annual Art Auction Event: March 3, 2018 at 5 pm
Exhibition: January 25 – March 3, 2018
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6804
See Billings Gazette article on this event…

The exhibition culminates in the annual Art Auction which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw.” The evening features cocktails, a heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, all within the beautiful background created by the museum’s spacious galleries. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include a raffle drawing.


Many Blessings at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery

Many Blessings: Kevin Red Star with his Daughter Sunny Sky Red Star
January 11 – February 8, 2018
This is a retrospective of both of their works, many from the artists’ permanent collection.

Opening Reception was Thursday January 11, 4pm – 6pm
Ryniker-Morrison Gallery
The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery is located in Technology Hall on the campus of Rocky Mountain College. 
1511 Poly Dr, Billings MT 59102

Some  photos from the Opening Reception…

Southwest Seminars Presents Kevin Red Star: Visual Historian of Crow Culture

January 22, 2018 6pm
Ancient Sites and Ancient Stories: 2018
Kevin Red Star: Visual Historian of Crow Culture
Kevin Red Star (Crow) with Kitty Leaken and Daniel Gibson
$15 per person at the door

Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe NM 87501

Kevin: former Artist in Residence, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow; Honorary Doctorates, Rocky Mountain College and Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA); Painter and Artist of the Year, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Kitty: Photographer, Native Artists; The New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook.

Daniel: Author, Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor’s Guide Kitty and Daniel: Kevin Red Star: Crow Indian Artist

Kevin Red Star: Apsaalooke Lodges at Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe

Apsaalooke Lodges – One Man Show with Kevin Red Star
“Known and honored throughout Native America for the authenticity of his art, Kevin Red Star presents a new body of work. Drawing from his Crow Indian culture, he seamlessly blends historical details and contemporary composition.”

Opening Reception
July 6: 5-7:30pm
First Friday Art Walk with Kevin Red Star

July 6 – July 31, 2018

Sorrel Sky Gallery
125 W. Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505 501 6555

See the show catalogue online:

Montana Triennial 2018

Montana Triennial 2018 at Yellowstone Art Museum
Exhibition Opening and Artists’ Reception: July 26, 2018
Exhibition runs July 26 – October 14, 2018
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6804
The Montana Triennial was first organized and presented as a juried exhibition by the Missoula Art Museum in 2009 with subsequent exhibitions in 2012 and 2015. These exhibitions demonstrate the diverse and excellent array of artistic practice in the nation’s fourth largest state. The Yellowstone Art Museum, at the invitation of the Missoula Art Museum, will organize and present the fourth Triennial.

Action Abstraction Redefined

Action Abstraction Redefined features paintings and works on paper from the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) permanent collection created in the 1960s and 1970s. The artists in this exhibition challenged stereotypical expectations of Indian art by experimenting with American modern art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Color Field and Hard-edge Painting combined with art influences from their own cultural heritage. More info…
Drawing by Kevin Red Star (1965)
Reception: August 17, 5-7pm.
The exhibit will be up through 2018.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-8900

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