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Plein Air Glacier 2023

Come paint in beautiful Northwest Montana and Glacier National Park!  Renowned artists from across the country travel to participate in the Hockaday’s annual Plein Air Glacier: Paint Out  to paint en plein air (outdoors) in Glacier National Park, the Swan and Flathead Valleys.  Following the paint out,  participating artists’ paintings are included in a museum exhibition and online sale as a fundraiser for the artists and the Hockaday.


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Applications Open:   Feb. 3, 2023

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023

Jury Selection and Notification: May 19, 2023 (updated 4/28/23)

Schedule of Programs

Paint Out and Canvas Stamping: 

August 26-31, 2023

Preview Party and Sale:

Saturday, September 2, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Exhibition and Online Sale:

September 2-30, 2023

*Online Sale opens Monday, September 4, 5:00 pm

Plein Air Paint Out
Plein Air Glacier 2023 featured artists:

Online Fundraiser Sale Details: 

Free to register and preview! These all-new paintings, created during the August 26th-31st paint out, will be added to the online auction as they arrive to the museum at the beginning of September.  Works will be available for sale in person FIRST at the Preview Event Saturday, September 2nd. Remaining works will be for sale online at fixed prices
Monday, September 4th at 12:01 am through Saturday, September 30th at 11:59 pm. Works sold will be available for pick up at the museum or can be shipped after September 30th. Additional shipping costs may apply for works unable to be picked up.
Exhibition: September 2 – 30, 2023
In-Person Preview and Sale: Saturday, September 2, 5:00-8:00 PM
Online Sale: September 2 – 30, 2023
The Plein Air Glacier exhibition will be on view to the public in the galleries through September 30th.
For more info: call 406-755-5268 or email

Event Details

Saturday, September 2nd, 5:00-8:00 pm
Members: $10, Non-members: $20
Art, food, drinks, live music, and a good time!
5:00 pm: Works on view and available for presale for in-person attendees. 
Online Auction begins Monday, September 4th and continues through the 30th.
Meet the Plein Air Glacier artists, enjoy drinks and refreshments, preview all the new works created for the Plein Air Glacier exhibition and auction, and purchase your favorite works at the event or online! All works are available for sale as a fundraiser for the museum and artists. Purchase during the reception. Works will also be available at “buy it now” or bidding options beginning Monday, September 4th through September 30th.*
*All of the artwork in the online auction sale and exhibition will be created August 26th-31st during the paint out; works will be listed and added to the auction and are available for purchase beginning September 4.


Plein Air Glacier

Classes and Workshops

For information on Plein Air Glacier 2023 classes and workshops, contact

TEEN WORKSHOP(S): To Be Determined

ADULT WORKSHOP(S): To Be Determined

Hockaday + Glacier National Park Conservancy Plein Air Glacier Hikes! FREE!

Come hike with Glacier National Park Conservancy to see Plein Air Artists painting live and on- site in Glacier National Park! (Details for 2023 Hikes TBD)

Plein Air Glacier

Schedule of Programs

Paint Out and Canvas Stamping

August 26-31, 2023

Paint out locations to view artists: TBA

Sale Exhibition and  In-Person Party Fundraiser

Saturday, September 2, 2023 • 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Members: $5; Non-members: $10

Exhibition and Online Sale

Exhibition on View: September 2 – 30, 2023

Online Sale Available: Sept 4 – 30, 2023

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