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Liz Chappie Zoller | Pearl Snap Studio, LLC

Liz Chappie Zoller
Chappie Zoller process
Chappie Zoller art

Liz Chappie-Zoller is a contemporary equine artist who creates art that is a combination of working horses and freight car graffiti, directly inspired by her Montana landscape. Their purpose is to explore the overlapping edges and values of diverse cultures, and to look more deeply for connections that are not always easily visible or readily apparent.

In the agriculture-based American West and the historically urban-based graffiti culture, Chappie-Zoller's paintings honor the skill, loyalty, and courage found in the best working horses and graf writers. All horse images are sourced from actual working horses; their PEARL ‘tag’ references the studio tagline ‘More Grit, More Pearl’ (a ‘No Grit, No Pearl’ riff), inviting the viewer to turn adversity (GRIT) into advantage (PEARL).

Her current series of racehorses is inspired by the modern-day warrior culture of the Pacific Northwest sport of Indian Relay Racing.

(406) 599-0673 |

Rickie van Berkum | Raven Ridge Fiber Arts

Rickie van Berkum
Rickie van Berkum process
Rickie van Berkum art

Evidentia Series - Working in a traditional folk art, Rickie van Berkum explores the importance of using scientific research and analysis to address today’s pressing social and environmental questions. This work brings together her science background and a lifetime of fiber art.  Her pieces are designed to promote conversations about the scientific process, the role of science in making decisions, and the impact of technology on our lives.

(406) 626-4587 | |

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