Happy New Year! We are looking forward to several new events this spring, and we have some exciting plans for our August "Art on the Lawn" event, so be sure to check those out. We've also been shut away from the snow in our studios, painting like crazy, and we've got some sneak peeks of our newest work.

Our website is currently being updated and moved to a new format, so be sure to check it often for new information!


Spring Mini-Workshops with Terry & Whitney Hall:

All Mixed Up: Understanding Color Harmony

  • April 11th & 12th, 9am -- 4pm
  • $150 ($50 deposit to hold your spot)

Do you ever feel mystified by color mixing? Using impressionistic techniques we will explore ways of achieving simple, beautiful color harmony in your paintings.
Oil Painting

Stepping Out: Finding Your Individual Voice

  • April 25, 9am -- 3pm & May 9, 9am -- 12pm*
  • $80 ($25 deposit to hold your spot)

You are enjoying your art, but now what? Start down the path of discovering what you are uniquely gifted to create by focusing on your strengths.
All Media

*Note: This class will have continuing sessions open to attendees of the first two sessions. Additional dates TBD.

For questions or more information, contact us at 406.585.5443 or Art@CobaltMoose.com or check for updated information online at www.CobaltMoose.com.


New Line-Up of Events for Art on the Lawn, August 2013:

Call to Young Artists: 2013 High School Art Scholarship:

Cobalt Moose Art Studios announces the opening of an art scholarship competition for all Gallatin County high school students. Students in grades 9 to 12 are encouraged to enter this event for two-dimensional representational artwork. Five finalists will be chosen to participate in "Art on the Lawn," an annual art social held in August at Cobalt Moose Art Studios in Bozeman. The winner will be selected by a professional artist based on the strength of their body of work, and will be announced at the event. The scholarship will be funded by 50% of the sales from the silent auction of fine art at the event.
Deadline for entry is June 30, 2013.

Wildlife Painting Workshop with Chad Poppleton:
"Painting the Wild -- Harmonizing Wild Subjects and their Natural Environment"

  • August 13th -- 16th
  • $650 ($300 deposit to hold your spot)

Utah-based oil painter Chad Poppleton will be teaching a four-day workshop in Bozeman, Montana on August 13th through 16th, 2013, hosted by Cobalt Moose Art Studios. Throughout the workshop, Chad will provide lectures and painting demonstrations as well as opportunities for individual instruction and group critique sessions.

As part of the workshop, students will have a rare opportunity to attend a six-hour session at "Animals of Montana," a North Bozeman facility specializing in a wide variety of small to large predators specifically trained as animal actors for film and photography. Students will view and photograph a variety of animals in a controlled, natural setting while Chad explains how to interpret each species' structure and form in a painting.

Maximum Attendance: 15 Students (Spaces are filling up quickly!)

Special Event - Saturday Morning Mimosa Brunch & Painting Demonstration with Chad Poppleton:

Join us for a continental breakfast and interactive painting demonstration, from 9am -- Noon, on the studio grounds along the East Gallatin River.

  • Saturday, August 17th, 9am - Noon
  • Cost: $40 ($35 for Workshop Attendees)

Art on the Lawn Art Social:

  • Saturday, August 17th, 4pm -- 8pm
  • Free and Open to the Public

Art Social: A fine art show and sale featuring the work of several local and regional "Artists to Watch" and this year's guest artist, Chad Poppleton. Enjoy the river-side grounds and view fine art ranging from landscape to figurative to wildlife, while meeting and socializing with the featured artists.

Fine Art Silent Auction to Benefit High School Scholarship: All featured Art on the Lawn artists will participate in a silent auction. 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the recipient of the High School Scholarship, and the remaining 50% will go to the artist.

Scholarship Student Finalist Exhibition: All five finalists for our High School Art Scholarship will have the opportunity to attend and display their work, and the winner will be announced at the event.

"The Grand Prize" 24" x 30"
by Chad Poppleton

See more online at:

Image courtesy of Animals of Montana


We have both been busy this winter painting in the studio, and we're looking forward to our first debut of the year at the Western Masters Art Show in March!

Whitney: Lately I have become passionate about exploring different moods and concepts with some of my favorite animal subjects. For the Western Masters I am working on vividly stylized horses and birds, and well as a special series of the African subjects that first inspired my love of animals.

"Fly" 20" x 32" Oil on Panel "Haught" 16" x 10" Oil on Panel "Equilibrium" 8" x 16"

Terry: This year my work will focus on capturing the most iconic figures of the colorful history of the west. Inspired by both my Montana home and my upbringing in the Southwest, the figures will combine the timeless influences from working cowboys to American Indians to the first Spanish settlers of the west.

"Traditions" 34" x 24" Oil on Panel "Carmen's Smile"
(study for 16" x 10" Oil on Panel"
"Scene Change" 30" x 20" Oil on Panel

March 2013: Third Annual Western Masters Art Show & Sale

We are thrilled to return for our second year in Exhibit Room 286 at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls Montana. We look forward to seeing you there! See our "Wet Paint" section for a sneak peek of paintings we'll be debuting at the show.

  • March 13th -- 16th
  • Room 286


Featured in the "Off the Wall" Art Auction:

"Hot Shot," 24" x 24"
by Terry Hall

"Red Sun," 32" x 24"
by Whitney Hall

Other Upcoming Fine Art Events:

Terry Hall is honored to have been invited to participate in the Yellowstone Art Museum's Annual Auction in March and the Phippen Museum's Annual Western Art Show & Sale!

Yellowstone Art Museum's 45th Annual Art Auction:

Phippen Museum 39th Annual Western Art Show and Sale:

Whitney Hall has been invited to participate in the annual Whitefish Community Foundation's Summer Art Social. She will have a piece in the silent auction and will also be painting in the Quick Finish.

This is her second year in the Foundation's event and she is excited to return to Whitefish!

Whitefish Community Foundation's Summer Art Social:

Thank you for letting us share what's going on in our studio with you. We look forward to seeing you in 2013!



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27383 Frontage Rd | Bozeman, MT 59715

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