BIG city life in Montana (mixing business with pleasure)

Twenty of the BEST bull riders in the world... From fancy dining and art world (work?) to the Chase Hawks rough stock rodeo- I gotta love "big" city weekend in Montana.

Unseasonably warm temps and dry roads made the Friday afternoon drive to Billings a snap. I schlepped two sculptures to the Yellowstone Art Museum for an upcoming exhibit and fundraiser. The weekend was a spin of art world meetings and art shows along with a top-notch rodeo – a perfect mix of whiskey and wine.

Chase Hawks showcased the world’s best bullriders, saddle bronc riders and bareback riders. The annual event celebrated its 20th year, a fundraiser in honor of six-year-old boy Chase Hawks who lost his life in a farm accident.

Love'n the lobby in the Northern Hotel graced with Audrey Hall's photos

Money raised from the events helps Montana families of children challenged with farm/ranch related accidents.

The T.L. Solien exhibit at the YAM was a shot of good juice to my soul - made my fingers itch to be in the studio with nothing but TONS of time to create (and create and create).