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Show celebrates work of artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

| March 2, 2023 12:00 AM

A retrospective show celebrating the work of artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey opens this week at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell.

Cawdrey has been recognized as one of the top Western artists in the country. She has mastered an ancient art form of painting with dye on silk earning her admirers both nationally and internationally. Her signature style uses vibrant colors, textures and patterns.

She draws inspiration from the land and animals in some of her favorite places in Montana and beyond.

The show Peaks, Plains, and Beyond celebrates Cawdrey’s extraordinary career by highlighting a select number of works from her Forever Glacier series as well as paintings loaned by many of her collectors.

The show launches with a preview party on March 2 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members. The exhibition officially opens to the public March 3 and runs through June 17.

Some of the pieces are available as reproductions including prints and giclees. Museum browsers can contact the Cawdrey Gallery located in Whitefish for availability and pricing.

Cawdrey is a signature member of the Montana Watercolor Society, an associate member of the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, and Northwest Watercolor Society. She is a regular at invitational shows such as the C.M. Russell Museum, the Settlers West Miniature Show, the Buffalo Bill Art Show, and the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, Wyoming.

Cawedrey is also a member of the C.M. Russell Skull Society, one of only three female members.

For additional information, contact Meggen Arthur Wilson, gallery manager, at or 406-730-8680.

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