Avenue West Gallery, 907 W Boone, across Monroe from REI in the Kaufer's Building.
Regular hours - 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Open continuously from 11am to 8 pm on First Fridays.
Ladd Bjorneby was born and raised in Kalispell,. He cannot remember when he was not drawing, painting, or taking photos. He obtained a biology degree from Pacific Lutheran University while continuing to study art. He started grad school at the University of Washington in forestry before entering seminary to become a Lutheran minister. Both art and the love of outdoors continued to be strong influences. Ladd's design was chosen in competition to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. He designed subsequent logos for the fiftieth anniversary of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and for Glacier's seventy-fifth anniversary. His work has been shown in several galleries in Montana, the Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition in Yakima, the Spokane Watercolor Society juried show, Art on the Green juried show and the Jundt Nuseum’s landscape exhibit. He’s worked in oils, acrylic and watercolors..
In Great Falls, Montana, Tom Quinn grew up surrounded by art but mostly that of the Old West by such as Charles M. Russell and Frederick Remington. He says he “found there was more to art by the time he attended Gonzaga University and spent his junior year in Florence, the home of Michelangelo and Botticelli. There he became enamored of the serene beauty of Renaissance painting”