Laura Blue Palmer

Laura Blue Palmer

Missoula, MT, United States

About Laura Blue Palmer

I was born in VA. I moved to Montana in 1994, and studied fine art at the University of Montana in Missoula for two years. I completed my formal art education at the San Francisco Art Institute, earning a BFA in 1999. City life was exciting, but my affection towards Montana was too strong, and I returned to the Big Sky state in 2000.

Today, I make my home in Missoula where I paint in my studio. I have a true passion for the wild spaces of the west, as I document my experiences of nature in evocative abstract landscapes. I love to work with color and light in representing the moods and places I have seen in the wilderness. I have backpacked extensively in Montana, Canada, Wyoming, and Alaska, and draw on these locations to create my oils. My work is as much about memory as it is about place. I look upon my paintings as a map of my life, which I am constantly creating.










Education

San Francisco Art Institute BFA - 1999

Events

Exhibitions

2020
Underwater Past and Present, mother and son collaboration of marine life through Zootown Arts, Missoula, MT
2020

August, Paris Gibson Square Museum, Great Falls "Starlight" 20x16" oil on canvas

June, Holter Museum Art Auction "Chickadee" oil on canvas 8x8"

January, Mis

2019

Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls - annual art auction - 2 pieces, 1) Great Horned Owl 2) Tree Swallow, September 2019

The Loft, Missoula, MT solo show, June 7, 2019

Lunar Dreams, group show through Fine Arts Department, Coconino Community College Flagstaff, AZ

Night Visions VII, group show through the Flagstaff, AZ Art Council - 2 pieces

January 2019, Bernice’s Bakery, Missoula, MT “Stars and Skies” Solo exhibition

January 2019, the Missoula Art Museum, art auction “Escape” oil on canvas Link to Article: https://missoulian.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/missoula-art-museum-s-auction-sets-new-high-with/article_df6cd7ac-173c-5776-b050-0084ca4914c9.html

2018

December 2018, The Emerson Cultural Exhibition, Celebration of the Arts, “ Star Gazing” oil on canvas auction painting

December 2018, Fisher Court Reporting, Solo Exhibition, a collection of landscapes

December 2018, Zootown Arts, Dreaming in Light, oil on wood for Friends and Family art show

November 2018

August 2018, Berkshire Hathaway, Solo Show, Missoula, MT

July 2018, Engel and Volkers Real Estate, Solo Show, Missoula, MT

May 2018, The Public House, Solo Show, Missoula MT

Jauary 2018, The Emerson Cultural Center Celebration of the Arts Group Show, Bozeman, MT

January 2018, The Artist’s Shop, Solo Show Missoula, MT



2017

December 2017, Friends and Family, Zootown Art Group Show, Missoula, MT

December 2017, Radius Gallery Holiday Group Show, Missoula, MT

December 2017, Solo Show, The Artist’s Shop, Missoula, MT “Nature”

November 2017, Solo Show, Zo
April 2016, Paris Gibson Square annual artist auction, Great Falls, MT
March 2016, Zootown Arts miniature group show
July 3-6, 2015, Field Museum Chicago Artist Showcase for Fare Thee Well/ Grateful Dead Artist Envelope Contest, selected envelope art featured
July 2015, Dana Gallery Group Summer Show
March 2015, Out West Art Show and Auction - Dana Gallery presents

November 2014, Community Youth Program Group Show, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA
September 2014, Dana Art Gallery, Missoula, MT

August 2014, Summer Group Show, Dana Art Gallery, Missoula, MT
February 2014, Group Show, Story Mansion, Bozeman, MT "An Elegant Evening of Art" - benefit for The Portal School
January 2014, Solo Show, Chasen Galleries, event held in DeCOR Design Studio, Richmond, VA

November 2013, Group Show, Saint John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA
November 2013, Group Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
July 2013, Solo Show, Shenandoah Club, Roanoke, VA

November, 2012, Group Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
April & May 2012, Solo Show, Sola Cafe, Bozeman, MT
April 2012, Auction Donation for the Accelerate into the Future Event, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Event

November 2011, Solo Show, Fisher Business Center, Billings MT
July 2011 Group Show, Flying Squirrel Gallery, Livingston, MT

August 2010 One-Woman Show, Jest Gallery/Whitefish, MT
June 2010 One-Woman Show, Old Main Gallery/Bozeman, MT
April 2010 Online Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

September 2009 Featured Artist, Depot Gallery/ Ennis, MT
August 2009 Featured Artist, Signature 9 Gallery/Roanoke, VA
June 2009 ArtWalk Artist, Chaparral Fine Art at ERA Landmark/Bozeman, MT
March 2009 Classics for Kids Invitational Exhibition, Tierney Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

September 2008 Autumn Invitational Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
June 2008 Lecture and Demonstration, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

November 2007 Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
September 2007 Large Works Invitation Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
August 2007 One-Woman Show, Wyoming Gallery/WY

November 2006 Nocturnes One-Woman Show, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
January 2006 One-Woman Show, Miss Zula’s/Bozeman, MT


Exhibitions

2020
"As Seen in House & Garden Magazine" December issue, 2020


2019
Saatchi Fine Art Magazine, featured painting "Elements" for their holiday edition 2019

Art donation for Leland Reed for MOR kids organization fundraiser and auction Diamonds and Denim Event "Blue Sky" oil

Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT Holiday Group Show "Aqueous" oil on canvas

Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT Holiday Group Show "Overlook" oil on canvas

Toucan Art Gallery, Billings, Holiday Group Show, 20x20" Exhibition "Aqua Light" and "Journey" oil on canvases

Ronald McDonald House art donation for their annual fundraiser and auction

Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls - annual art auction - 2 pieces, 1) Great Horned Owl 2) Tree Swallow, September 2019

The Loft, Missoula, MT solo show, June 7, 2019

Lunar Dreams, group show through Fine Arts Department, Coconino Community College Flagstaff, AZ
Night Visions

September 2017, Solo show, Missoula Natural History Museum
May 2017 - Solo Show Catalyst Cafe Missoula, MT
April 2017, Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls Annual Art Auction "Yellow Finch" accepted ! February 2017, Bonner School annual art fair!
February 2017, Solo Exhibition International Glacier Sotheby's Real Estate "Visions" ! January 2017, Yellowstone Art Museum annual auction and show "Yellow Warbler" and "Kestrel"

April 2016, Paris Gibson Square annual artist auction, Great Falls, MT
March 2016, Zootown Arts miniature group show

July 3-6, 2015, Field Museum Chicago Artist Showcase for Fare Thee Well/ Grateful Dead Artist Envelope Contest, selected envelope art featured
July 2015, Dana Gallery Group Summer Show
March 2015, Out West Art Show and Auction - Dana Gallery presents

November 2014, Community Youth Program Group Show, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA
September 2014, Dana Art Gallery, Missoula, MT

August 2014, Summer Group Show, Dana Art Gallery, Missoula, MT
February 2014, Group Show, Story Mansion, Bozeman, MT "An Elegant Evening of Art" - benefit for The Portal School
January 2014, Solo Show, Chasen Galleries, event held in DeCOR Design Studio, Richmond, VA

November 2013, Group Show, Saint John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA
November 2013, Group Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
July 2013, Solo Show, Shenandoah Club, Roanoke, VA

November, 2012, Group Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
April & May 2012, Solo Show, Sola Cafe, Bozeman, MT
April 2012, Auction Donation for the Accelerate into the Future Event, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Event

November 2011, Solo Show, Fisher Business Center, Billings MT
July 2011 Group Show, Flying Squirrel Gallery, Livingston, MT

August 2010 One-Woman Show, Jest Gallery/Whitefish, MT
June 2010 One-Woman Show, Old Main Gallery/Bozeman, MT
April 2010 Online Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

September 2009 Featured Artist, Depot Gallery/ Ennis, MT
August 2009 Featured Artist, Signature 9 Gallery/Roanoke, VA
June 2009 ArtWalk Artist, Chaparral Fine Art at ERA Landmark/Bozeman, MT
March 2009 Classics for Kids Invitational Exhibition, Tierney Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

September 2008 Autumn Invitational Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
June 2008 Lecture and Demonstration, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT

November 2007 Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
September 2007 Large Works Invitation Exhibition, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
August 2007 One-Woman Show, Wyoming Gallery/WY

November 2006 Nocturnes One-Woman Show, Chaparral Fine Art/Bozeman, MT
January 2006 One-Woman Show, Miss Zula’s/Bozeman, MT

Sprig 2003, Group Show Woods End Designer Show House, Roanoke, VA

Fall 2000, "4 Paintings" Sean Kelly's Restaurant, Missoula, MT

Spring 1997, 1999, San Francisco Art Institute Spring Group Show

Spring 1997, Group Show, UC Center at The University of Montana


Publications

Outside Bozeman Magazine, 2011, 2013
Bozeman Magpie, " A Lineage in Paint" 2011
Bozeman Chronicle, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Bozeman Monthly Newsletter Interview, 2012
Jackson Hole Magazine, 2007, 2009
Bozeman Opera Association Magazine, 2007
The Big Sky Sun, 2008