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Apply to participate in Plein Air Glacier 2024!

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.


Plein Air Glacier 2023





Jury Selection and Notification: TBA

Questions about applying? Contact museumassistant@hockadaymuseum.com or call (406)-755-5268 ext. 222

Schedule of Programs

Paint Out and Canvas Stamping: 

August 26-29, 2024

Artists Turning in Artwork: 

August 29-30, 2024

Hikes with Glacier Conservancy: 

Details TBA

Preview Party and Sale:

Saturday, August 31, 2023 from  4:00 to 7:00 PM

Exhibition and Online Sale*:

August 31- October 5, 2024

*Online Sale opens Monday, September 2, 5:00 pm

Plein Air Paint Out
 Online Fundraiser Sale Details:
Free to register and preview! These all-new paintings, created during the August 26th-30th 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, August 31st. Remaining works will be for sale online at fixed prices
Monday, September 2nd at 5:00 pm through Saturday, October 5th at 11:59 pm. Works sold will be available for pick up at the museum or can be shipped after October 5th. Additional shipping costs may apply for works unable to be picked up.
Exhibition: September 1-October 5, 2024
In-Person Preview and Sale: Saturday, August 31, 4:00-7:00 PM
Online Sale: September 4 -October 5, 2024

Event Details

Saturday, August 31, 4:00-7:00 pm
Members: $5, Non-members: $10
Art, food, drinks, live music (artist TBD)!
4:00 pm: Works on view and available for presale for in-person attendees. 
Online Sale begins Monday, September 2nd and continues through October 5th.
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. 
*All of the artwork in the online auction sale and exhibition will be created August 26th-30th during the paint out; works will be listed and added to the online sale and are available for purchase beginning Monday, September 2nd.

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

Check back soon for 2024 Painting Hike Information!

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