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  • JVF Wants Your Art & Photos for Frontier Days Show!

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Jul 3, 2024

    Jefferson Valley Fine Art (JVFA) group is looking for exhibitors in fine art and photography for our annual show during Frontier Days in Whitehall, MT on July 26th and 27th! JVFA still has available space so contact us to showcase your talent during this well-attended event. Art check-in is Thursday, July 25, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Borden's conference room. Exhibit fee is $15 per artist and no commission is charged on sales. Artists receive 100% of the proceeds! Join the fun and be a part of...

  • Milligan Art Featured at Town Hall

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Nov 8, 2023

    Jefferson Valley Arts is happy to present another showing of local talent. The artwork of the late Pat Mulligan (1927-2006) displays her affinity for nature. Her lifetime of watching birds, woodland creatures, and horses is displayed in this sampling of her vast collection of magnificent wildlife and landscape watercolors, oils, and pastel paintings and sculptures. Please stop by the Town Hall at your convenience during business hours to experience Pat’s talent firsthand. We hope you will enjoy....

  • JVFA Announces Christmas Show Cancellation

    MICHELE FRANICH|Nov 1, 2023

    Jefferson Valley Fine Arts (JVFA) will not be conducting a Christmas Festival exhibit this year, as in the past. Although we had great artist participation last Festival, there was very little foot traffic. The logistics of providing a one-day show in the middle of winter is difficult for everyone involved and so regrettably the decision was made to cancel this show. We are looking for additional opportunities to provide exhibits throughout the year and more will be forthcoming on that in the future. Please note, however, the Frontier Days...

  • Nugget is Ready to Ride Again!

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Jul 26, 2023

    Nugget recently spent some time at the Hitching Post Studio south of Whitehall for a makeover! She is a beautiful palomino with gold running through her. She is looking for a new home with a little cowpoke who would keep her exercised. Come to the JVFA Art Exhibit during Frontier Days to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to take her home in time for Christmas! Drawing will be held at the Whitehall Christmas Festival in December. Oh, and while you are buying your raffle tickets be sure to take...

  • JVFA Looking for Art Exhibitors for Frontier Days

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Jul 12, 2023

    Jefferson Valley Fine Art group is once again inviting artists and fine photographers to exhibit during their Frontier Days Exhibit at the Borden Hotel Conference room on July 28 and 29th, 2023. We are expecting to bring a wonderful show filled with amazing art this year. Paintings in the Large will be featured, and presented by the local art group, Painters in the Potting Shed (PIPS). The group was challenged in January to complete a large painting to be exhibited and they met that challenge. Be sure to come in and see the amazing results....

  • Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Thanks You!

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Dec 14, 2022

    Many thanks are extended to the area artist community for their participation in the Christmas Festival Art Exhibit. We had amazing art, wonderful live music, provided by Rex Davis and Ed Merritt, and a very enjoyable day! Special thanks to those dedicated volunteers who always step up and make it all happen. Your commitment is so appreciated! The winning ticket for our rocking horse raffle was Janet Seabass, drawn by Ron Roginske. Merry Christmas to everyone from the Jefferson Valley Fine Art...

  • Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Adopts Mission, Vision

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Nov 23, 2022

    Jefferson Valley Fine Arts in Whitehall has recently adopted a formal mission and vision. The MISSION, simply being to provide the opportunity to area artists to exhibit their talents in a local event. Artist participation is key for JVFA to continue with this endeavor. Our last event hosted during Frontier Days showed a significant increase in artist participation over the 2021 season. However, we still are working to reach our pre-covid artist exhibition level. We will continue to host events if our exhibition costs are met. Our VISION is to...

  • JVFA Thanks You For The Support!

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Dec 15, 2021

    Jefferson Valley Fine Arts would like to give heartfelt thanks to those artists who exhibited their wonderful talents, making our art show another successful event for the Whitehall Christmas Stroll. None of it would be possible without your participation. To the amazing group of volunteers, I can't believe how hard you work continually year after year to make this all come together. Thank you for being the civic-minded team players you are! The art exhibit would be a distant memory without...

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