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J.P. Kelley: Cowboy Artist (MOVED TO Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center)

09 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022


  • Exhibit run: September, 9 2022 – October 29, 2022*
  • Reception: Thursday September 8, 2022  5-7 pm at Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center 525 Electric Avenue Bigfork, MT 59911
  • This exhibition, co-organized by Connie Ganz,  explores the life and art of J.P. Kelley, (1927 – 2005). Ganz, published the book J. P. Kelley: Cowboy Artist in 2020. Kelley lived in the Flathead Valley in the 1970s and cast sculpture at the Ace Powell foundry and in June 1974, he was named one of 5 “Artists of the Month” by what was then the Hockaday Center for the Arts. Kelley produced cartoons, paintings, and  bronze sculpture. This exhibit will show a range of his work from his personal and family collection and other lenders.
  • For more information about J.P. Kelley and his work, please visit this site:
*Please note this exhibition is now at Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center!
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  • Date: 09 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
  • Location:Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center
  • Curators:Connie Ganz

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