On June 24 filmmakers creating a documentary of Indian artist Earl Biss stopped by Kevin Red Star Studio to film an interview with Kevin. Learn more about Earl Biss at his website. Earl Biss’ bio says:
Earl Biss (1947 – 1998) was a profound contributor to the explosion of Southwestern Art in the last half of the 20th century, and particularly to the rise of contemporary Native American Art. His compelling portraits of Plains Indian horsemen, his phenomenal grasp of the medium of oil painting, and above all the sheer exuberance of his palette and brushwork earned him a place in the history books of modern art. He was, according to one Southwest critic and collector, “The greatest colorist of the 20th century.”
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.
Many Montana artists painted in this years Arts Council of Big Sky Quick Finish on March 22nd. Kevin Red Star, Carol Hagan, John Potter, and other artists first enjoyed a Big Sky lunch and raffle before Quick Finish started. The winner of raffle was Cathy Gorman.
Here are some of the great photos from last month’s Out West Art Show and Sale in Great Falls, Montana. Kevin and Sunny Sky Red Star enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones as well. Kevin painted some small originals at the show. Thanks to Christine McKay for some of these photos.
Kevin Red Star to Receive the 2018 Governor's Arts Award
We are excited to announce that Kevin Red Star has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards presented by the Montana Arts Council.
In addition to Kevin Red Star, the other recipients are Rick Bass, Monte Dolack, Jackie Parsons, Annick Smith and Jaune Quick-to-see Smith. The Ceremony and Reception will be at the Montana State Capitol on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 3-6 p.m.
Kevin Red Star Mask Painting Workshop for LIFTT Members
Ian Elliot – on the right in the first photo – asked Kevin to hold a mask painting workshop for LIFTT members. LIFTT is the Billings Montana brain injury support group – Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow. We thank him for the beautiful invite.
Kevin Red Star Featured on 2018 Arts Council Shopping Bags
The Arts Council of Big Sky has announced that Kevin Red Star’s work will be featured on 2018 arts council shopping bags. Available this summer, the shopping bags will feature “Spotted Tail” and “Small Crow Indian War Party” – both 20″ x 20″ acrylic paintings.
IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction - August 16th, 2017
Kevin Red Star will be participating in this years IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction. This event raises critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals.
August 16, 2017 – 5pm – 9pm
La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe NM 87501
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sorrel Sky Gallery Workshop “Learning the Acrylic Layering Technique From a Master with Kevin Red Star” in Santa Fe April 21 – 23! This 3-day workshop focused on layering with acrylics using tipis as the inspirational subject matter. Here are some photos…
Kevin Red Star on His Color Palette at Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Native artist, Kevin Red Star, speaks about his choice of colors for the painting, Crow Indian Parade Rider, 1982, in the Whitney Western Art Museum’s permanent collection. For more information about the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, located in Cody, Wyoming, Published on Oct 8, 2014
Art in Embassies, US Department of State promotes cross-cultural dialogue through the visual arts by curating permanent art collections for new embassy buildings, sending temporary exhibitions to ambassadors’ residences, and conducting a variety of cultural exchange programs.
Indigenous Fine Art Market Red Star Rising Star Live Paint Event 2014
Legendary artist Kevin Red Star and emerging artist George Alexander, designers of the 2014 IFAM merchandise collection, paint side by side. DJ Brian Frejo played music to accompany the live paint. Film by Jilann Spitzmiller and Charlotte Martinez.
Kevin Red Star has been accepted into the Russell Skull Society for the Charlie Russell Auction March 2014, an exhibition and sale to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum.
400 13th Street North, Great Falls MT 59401
Tel: 406 727 8787
The Russell events include an educational component for the public through supporting activities and materials. This exhibition and sale offers the opportunity for thousands of individuals (including students) to view quality art created by a large and varied group of nationally known artists. It enables the Russell Museum to become a more financially stable institution better able to carry out its mission. More info…
Kevin Red Star's "Horse Shield" Official Logo of 28th Montana Cowboy Poetry - August 2013
Kevin Red Star will be a special guest at the Thursday evening kick-off BBQ and Open Mic. Show at The Eagles on August 15th. “Horse Shield” by world famous Montana artist, Kevin Red Star, has been selected by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous as the official logo for this August’s 28th Gathering, produced in Lewistown, August 15-18.
“Horse Shield,” was selected as the 28th Gathering’s official logo in honor of Kevin Red Star and “the horse,” and the vital role the horse played in the early history of the Montana Territory and the west. “Horse Shield” will be featured on the 28th Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s 3-day pin pass, posters, advertisements and official program book. The art of Kevin Red Star will be available at the Gathering’s Poetry & Music store, open to the public throughout the event at The Eagles, the gathering’s day head-quarters.
UMFA Artist Talk: Kevin Red Star Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West - April 2013
“Tea Party” by Kevin Red Star 1986 – oil on canvas – collection of Diane and Sam Stewart
Kevin Red Star, an American Indian painter featured in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ acclaimed exhibition Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West, will give an artist talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium in the UMFA’s Marcia and John Price Museum Building at the University of Utah.
For his UMFA talk, Red Star will discuss his development as an artist and the themes in his work. Tea Party, one of two of Red Star’s works included in the exhibition, captures the tensions surrounding acculturation. “Tea Party sheds timeworn clichés to depict a Crow man and woman seated at a dinner table having tea,” said Donna Poulton, PhD, UMFA’s curator of art of Utah and the West. “Prominently displayed on the wall behind them is a painting of two teepees, revealing the juxtaposition of two cultures, but also, perhaps, honoring Red Star’s Crow ancestors, who instead of living in government-issued cabins on the reservation, chose to occupy traditional teepees.”
"Masters of the American West" Exhibition and Sale - February to March 2013
February 2 – March 17, 2013
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California 90027
WebsiteMap and DirectionsAbout The Exhibition
The Autry National Center’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s most important Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.
Featured work by Kevin Red Star: “Mountain Crow Indian Horse Shield”
This shield represents a faction of the Crow Indians who reside in mountain foothills. They are thus referred to as the Mountain Crow – distinct from the River Crow, who live alongside river areas. Personalized, significant emblems include seven horses and stars. The traditional dream catcher is nestled among the feathers at center top. A common belief held that the web design of the dream catcher allows nightmares to pass through, while good dreams are caught in the web, sent floating down the feathers, and on to the sleeping person.
Local renowned artist Kevin Red Star received the prestigious President’s Choice Williams Award for his painting, “Snapping Turtle”. Earlier this month Red Star was among 70 artists featured at the “Collectors’ Reserve: American art Exhibition and Sale” held at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art – Gilcrease Museum opened in Tulsa on May 3, 1949. Collector and oilman Thomas Gilcrease (1890-1962) created this private museum. His vast collection was subsequently deeded to the City of Tulsa in 1955. The museum’s more than 400,000-piece collection relates to the discovery, expansion, and settlement of North America, with special emphasis on the Western Frontier and Native American artifacts, culture and tradition.