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Welcome to the Montana Painter's Alliance web site. The MPA was formed to assist and cooperate in fostering, stimulating, and encouraging the growing interest in plein air painting, landscape painting, and studio painting by Montana's wealth of professional artists. The MPA organizes paint-outs, lectures, workshops, and gallery shows for its members. Plus it offers in-state and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to observe Montana's finest artists at work. 

The MPA also works with other art organizations interested in all facets of the arts to extend cultural horizons..

Founding Members
From seated center around left: Laurie Stevens-Gilleon, Tom Gilleon, Tom English (w/hat), Carmine and Dave Hodges (standing), H. Steven Oiestad (seated), Jeff Walker (standing),  Janet Sullivan (standing), Howard Friedland and Susan Blackwood (seated), and
Ron Ukrainetz.
•Not pictured: Steve Seltzer, Lou Archambeault, Diana Brady, Mike Patterson, Greg Scheibel, Jerry Inman, Todd Conner, Bob Phinney,  Mark Ogle, Phil Korell, Charles Fulcher, Deb Schmit,  Mimi Grant, Rob Akey, Frank Hagel, and Shirle Wempner.
Members Emeritus; Sheila Reiman, Josh Elliott, Nicholas Oberling (seated)

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On our Members page, you will find all of our current members and samples of the work they do, both on location and in their studios.

 Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization, upcoming shows, workshops, or lectures.

Founding Members - MPA

Membership in the MPA is by invitation and jury only. Currently our membership is limited to 25-30 professional artists of good standing regionally, nationally, and internationally.