The Trophy Show

The Stapleton Gallery encourages it’s carefully curated stable of artists to venture out of their “norm” by spinning themes and creating shows that are experiences (out of the “norm”). I delved into the creation of five new works for the Trophy Show. Raymond and I are looking forward to the evening/event/surprises that await for us at The Trophy Show.

 Montana has long been a mecca for hunters—not only of animals but also art. With more working artists per capita than any state, we offer an experience of discovery and delight in our nationally recognized gallery space—transforming it once again in surprising ways.  It’s hunting season and we invite you to join us on the evening of November 8th for our latest, one-night experiential show in conjunction with our friends from Mountain Living Magazine. Over a dozen Gallery artists and distinguished guest artists will share their perspective on the notion of the “trophy”—digging deep into their respective craft and artistry. Is it the art of the hunt or the hunt for art?  We are all hunters, but what do we seek? Travel here and ponder your definition of a trophy. Are they earned, won, found, and at what expense? The transformation of our space makes this possible—and the challenge for our artists to create has yielded amazing results. This is a contemplative space as well as a physical one—an offering of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, found objects, indigenous artifacts, and installations. As a contemporary Western gallery, we present the work of diverse, regional artists in exciting ways. Happy hunting!

Montana has long been a mecca for hunters—not only of animals but also art. With more working artists per capita than any state, we offer an experience of discovery and delight in our nationally recognized gallery space—transforming it once again in surprising ways. 
It’s hunting season and we invite you to join us on the evening of November 8th for our latest, one-night experiential show in conjunction with our friends from Mountain Living Magazine. Over a dozen Gallery artists and distinguished guest artists will share their perspective on the notion of the “trophy”—digging deep into their respective craft and artistry. Is it the art of the hunt or the hunt for art? 
We are all hunters, but what do we seek? Travel here and ponder your definition of a trophy. Are they earned, won, found, and at what expense? The transformation of our space makes this possible—and the challenge for our artists to create has yielded amazing results. This is a contemplative space as well as a physical one—an offering of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, found objects, indigenous artifacts, and installations. As a contemporary Western gallery, we present the work of diverse, regional artists in exciting ways. Happy hunting!