On November 9, the Flathead Land Trust, with its partners Flathead Lakers and Flathead Audubon Society, hosted the “Flathead River in Paint” auction event at Montana Modern Fine Art on Main Street in Kalispell. The event featured outstanding original “plein air” paintings by 14 local artists of iconic river, farm, and wetland landscapes of the Flathead River from Bad Rock Canyon to the North Shore of Flathead Lake. These originals were painted on lands conserved over the last 20 years as part of the Flathead River to Lake Initiative.

They were on display for the first week after the event but are now being auctioned off through an online silent auction through December 7 to raise funds for the proposed Owen Sowerwine conservation project. The paintings will be on display from November 21 through December 7 at Parkside Credit Union locations throughout the valley.

We encourage you to view and bid on these amazing artworks. Half of the proceeds will provide funding to permanently conserve Owen Sowerwine, a beautiful river bottom parcel of state school trust land near Kalispell, with the other half going to these amazing community-minded artists!

If you prefer, you can donate directly to the Owen Sowerwine Conservation project through Flathead Audubon, Flathead Land Trust, or Flathead River to Lake websites. You will receive a tax deductible letter within a few days. Thank you so much! 

For more project or auction information, contact Flathead Land Trust (406-752-8293) or click here

Mosaic of paintings being auctioned