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MEAGAN ABRA BLESSING

Bozeman, MT  59715 (USA)

Tel. : 406.586.3941 studio • 406.548.5953 cell

Email : info@blessingfineart.com

Website : www.blessingfineart.com

 

 

 

AMBASSADRICE POUR L'ETAT DU MONTANA (USA)

STATE OF MONTANA (USA) AMBASSADOR

 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

 

Born abroad into an adventure loving family, Meagan Abra Blessing spent her formative years as a competitive figure skater and equestrienne. Summers were spent packing on horseback, living, and working in various western states from Alaska to Colorado. Attending college with majors in Equestrian Studies and Vocal Performance, she spent nearly twenty years teaching music and horsemanship, training and showing horses, raising a family, and performing on occasion. In 2002, she made the transition from performing arts to visual arts and, in the process, found that her love of the West and her knowledge of the equine form heavily influenced her choice of subject matter.


Ever mindful of the underlying structure and overarching character of her subjects when choosing her compositions, Meagan’s years of hands on experience with horses in various capacities have resulted in paintings that are reflective of individual equine temperaments and personalities. The many horses she has had the pleasure of working with have given her insight into the inherent nobility and vulnerability of these animals that have fascinated people for ages. Meagan’s love of the wild places of the West coupled with her passion for all things equine is evident in her lively, expressive paintings.


Meagan’s renditions of horses are vibrant and dynamic, and her playful utilization of color and light brings a contemporary twist to classic and often quintessentially Western imagery.


Her work has been shown in several national exhibitions, including The Mountain Oyster Club Art Show & Sale, Tucson AZ, Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT, The Heart of the West, Coeur D’Alene ID, and Traveling the West Art Show & Sale, Dallas TX. Meagan has been featured in various publications, including Western Art & Architecture, Big Sky Journal, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art. She was recently awarded Fine Art Connoisseur’s People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Out West Art Show & Sale.

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2017

 

‘Solo Show of Equine Work’, A. Banks Gallery, Bozeman MT, August 2017

 

 

2016

 

‘Untamed West’, Coila Evans Art Gallery, Roundup MT, July 2016

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2017

 

Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show & Sale, Cheyenne WY

 

Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT

 

Quick Finish Artist, Auction For The Arts In Big Sky, Big Sky MT

 

 

2016

 

Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson AZ

 

Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show & Sale, Cheyenne WY

 

Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT

 

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WY

 

Quick Finish Artist, ‘Celebration of the Arts’, Bozeman MT

 

 

2015

 

Mountain Oyster Club 46th Annual Art Show & Sale, Tuscon AZ

 

‘Rebels & Renegades’ Split Solo Show, Betsy Swartz Fine Art, Bozeman MT

 

Traveling The West Art Show & Sale, Dallas TX

 

John Ford Clymer Museum, ‘Rust and Dust’ Invitational Split Solo Exhibition, Ellensburg WA

 

St. George Art Museum, Featured Artist, ‘Ride On In’ Invitational Exhibition, St. George UT

 

Bucking Horse Sale & Quick Draw, Miles City MT

 

Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT

 

C.M. Russell First Strike Friday Night Auction, Great Falls MT

 

C.M. Russell Museum, Art In Action Artist, Great Falls MT

 

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WY

 

 

2014

 

Bucking Horse Sale & Quick Draw, Miles City MT

 

ICONS of the West, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT

 

Hockaday Museum of Art, ‘Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs’, Kalispell MT

 

C.M. Russell First Strike Friday Night Auction, Great Falls MT

 

Western Masters Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT

 

John Ford Clymer Museum, ‘Northwest Experience’ Juried Exhibition, Ellensburg WA

 

 

2013

 

Waterworks Art Museum, Split Solo Invitational Exhibition, Form, Figure & Function, Miles City MT 

 


2012

 

Juried Exhibition, Western Design Conference, Jackson Hole WY  

 

 

 

AWARDS

 


2017

 

Official Poster Artist, Ellensburg Rodeo

 


2016

 

Cover Artist, Ellensburg Rodeo Program

 

People’s Choice, Friday Quick Finish, Out West Art Show & Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

 

 

2015

 

Public Art Installation, Downtown Billings Montana

 

Mondial Art Academy International, Ambassador for Montana

 

Boldbrush FASO Fav15, May 2015

 


2014

 

SIG Grant Award, Montana Arts Council

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 


Western Art & Architecture, ‘The Contemporary West In Harmony’, August 2015

 

Big Sky Journal Arts Issue, ‘Creative Business’, July 2015

 

Western Art Collector, ‘State of the Art: Montana’, August 2014

 

Western Art Collector, ‘Art of the Horse’, May 2014

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 


Triple Creek Ranch, Darby MT

 

Waterworks Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Miles City MT

 

 


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 


A. Banks Gallery, Bozeman MT

 

Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

 

Coila Evans Art Gallery, Roundup MT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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