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The Frame of Mind Art Gallery is Missoula's new home for the artwork of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Monte's body of work is inspired by his love of nature and mythology, capturing the hearts of nature enthusiasts and art aficianados world wide. Mary Beth Percival's watercolor paintings are an insight into the land where she was born, and celebrate the quiet comforts of daily living.

The Frame of Mind Art Gallery hosts a variety of artists and shows throughout the year. We welcome artists of all locales to submit work to become a part of our art exhibits. We feature Juried art shows, group artist shows, and also welcome artists to submit their work for a solo show.

Follow us here or on Facebook to learn about upcoming shows and opportunities to participate.

Featured Event

 



 

First Friday Art Exhibition

 

 

You may recognize his name from our Juried Art Expo from this year, if you don't, no worries. Timothy ArrowTop was the winner of our Juror's Choice Award and with this award, comes a solo show here at Frame of Mind.

Join us on Friday, November 1st for our First Friday reception from 5:30-8pm.

 

About the Artist


Tim ArrowTop is a film photographer who currently resides in Missoula. His homeland is the Blackfeet reservation and it is this connection that influences much of his photography. He graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Native American Studies and is self-taught in film and darkroom techniques. Much of his work focuses on the contrast of contemporary reservation life with his current residency in a non-Native city. He currently spends most of his time with his family, and devotes the rest to printing and teaching darkroom classes.

 

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you have any other qustions about this event, please feel free to contact us at info@frameofmindmt.com or 406-549-8589.

 



Original Work Available for Purchase

 
 
Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival Originals Now Available for Purchase

Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival fans and collectors now have a rare opportunity to purchase some of Monte Dolack's iconic original artwork through our gallery. These pieces represent many different aspects of Monte and Mary Beth's careers. These pieces are part of our Originals gallery exhibition, and will be available at our gallery through the summer of 2016.
 

 

Saucers over the Big Stack:

For more than half a century, from the 1890s, the refinery was the area's biggest employer, refining metals such as copper and zinc mined in Butte and smelted in Anaconda. The operation helped win two world wars and electrified the country.
By 1972, the Anaconda Co. closed its zinc refining operation in Black Eagle and shut down the smokestack, putting 600 people out of work.
Atlantic Richfield Co. purchased the Anaconda Co. in 1977. ARCO closed its Black Eagle and Anaconda plants in 1980 and its Butte mines shut down in 1983. 
Cheers erupted among the 40,000 in the crowd watching dynamite try to destroy the iconic smokestack in Black Eagle on Sept. 18, 1982.
The 506-foot smokestack — supposedly weak enough to be a safety hazard — remained standing despite the initial dynamite blast. Later in the day, more dynamite finally toppled the last of the stack.
An era had ended in Great Falls.


 
 
 
 
Saucers over the Big Stack
Monte Dolack: 1990
19" x 28" 
Acrylic on Panel
$9,500.00


 
Montana Gold:
Monte Dolack's graphic art was prominent in the Missoula Rock Scene of the '70's and 80's. His art could be found on music oriented record covers, posters, logos and promotional materials for local Missoula rock bands. 
"I frequently worked with Chris Roberts of Meadowlark Ventures who represented and booked many bands in the west coast and western US music scene." -Monte Dolack.
Montana Gold I was the first part of a two part music anthology. The record included local Missoula bands Big Sky Mudflaps, SAE, Yellowstone, Montana, Live Wire Choir, Prophecy, and much More. The album quickly sold out and became a rare collector's item. The second album, Montana Gold II featured more artists, and also became a sought out collector's piece.  
 



Montana Gold
Monte Dolack: 1984
19" x 19"
Acrylic on Panel
$6,00.00

 

 
Live Wire Choir: 
Live Wire Choir was released on May 26th, 1978 and was recorded over a 4 week period while touring. The band consisted of the following members:
acoustic guitar, banjo, lead and harmony vocals - Richie Reinholdt
banjo, pedal steel guitar, acoustic guitar, penny whistle, lead and harmony vocals - Oakley Cassaboom
fiddle, mandolin, lead and harmony vocals - David Swayne mandolin and electric guitar - Frank Chiaverini
electric bass, lead and harmony vocals - Rick Waldorf
drums and penny whistle - Don Townley
with special guests:
alto sax and clarinet - Dexter Payne
back-up vocals - Beth Lo and Maureen Powell
2nd fiddle - Chojo (Wayne) Jacques

Live Wire Choir had a large following in Missoula, MT. Their bluegrass swing/ alternative country style could be seen at various venues, including the Aber Day Keggar, where they played with well known musicians like Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Bishop, and the Mountain Wood Band.
Live Wire Choir
Monte Dolack: 1978
19" x 19" 
Acrylic on Panel
$6,000.00
 
Hot Montana Afternoon: 
This piece is a variation of the print Hot Montana Afternoon. This piece was turned into a series based on a poem by the same name by Eli Siegel in 1957. 
(Excerpt from Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems (Definition Press)
© 1957 by Eli Siegel
All words, feelings, movements, words, bodies, clothes, girls, trees, stones, things of beauty, books, desires are in it; and all are to be known;
Afternoons have to do with the whole world;
And the beauty of mind, feeling knowingly the world!
The world of girls' beautiful faces, bodies and clothes, quiet afternoons, graceful birds, great words, tearful music, mind-joying poetry, beautiful livings, loved things, known things: a to-be-used and known and pleasure-to-be giving world.  
This series represents Monte's use of air brushing in his artwork. This medium was combined with the clean steady use of acrylic to create a feeling of depth and space.
 
 

Hot Montana Afternoons
Monte Dolack: 1976
14 1/2" x 17 1/4"
Acrylic and Airbrush on Panel
$6,500.00
 
 
 
Leda and the Swan:
 
A beautifully rendered original gouache on paper painting.This piece depicts a woman bathing in the water of a lake near a swan. Her skin shines with the remnants of the sun soaking on her back, partially protected from a previously worn swimming garment.
Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. 
 
The piece represents Monte's diverse use of mediums, as he uses the gouache both in the style of a watercolor and as a thicker medium, with a consistency closer to an acrylic paint.
 
 
 
 
 
Leda and the Swan
Monte Dolack: 1985
24" x 20"
Gouache on Paper
$1,900.00
 
 
Self Portrait:
 
The piece entitled "Self Portrait" portrays Monte on a warm Montana afternoon after a successful day of fishing. Kneeling in front of a small fishing hole, Monte displays his bounty of Rainbow Trout caught that day.

 

This piece represents Monte's diverse use of mediums, as he uses the gouache both in the style of a watercolor and as a thicker medium, with a consistency closer to that of an acrylic paint. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Self Portrait
Monte Dolack: 1984
24" x 20"
Gouache on Paper
$1,900.00
 
 

Bear with Fish:
 
The pen and Ink drawing by Mary Beth Percival shows her elegant way with a simple pen, and the graphic design capabilities.
 
Mary Beth did many pieces for small businesses in Missoula. Her combination of Pen and Ink and Watercolor or Gouache would create a clean even image that could be easily read in many different formats. Not only did she use this style of medium for graphic design, but in her artwork as well.
The piece Bear with Fish illustrates the way simple line work can relay the feeling of movement and action. The use of a minimal medium can still transform an image into fast paced movement. The Bear and Fish seem to move freely onto the paper.
Bear with Fish
Mary Beth Percival: 1978
15" x 11.25"
Pen and Ink with Gouache on Paper
$1,500.00
 
 

Monte Dolack

Frame of Mind is pleased to announce the addition of our gallery space to the store. The gallery space is the new home for Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival's art work, where we can display the full collection of their posters, fine art prints, notecards, post cards, and lithographs available in stock at our location.

Monte Dolack is a staple in the world of Montana artwork. His artwork captures the true magic and beauty that is found all around us in Montana. A native of Great Falls, Monte Dolack grew up surrounded by the same sweeping vistas and big sky that inspired Charlie Russell.  His love of Montana and passion for the West’s diverse landscapes and wildlife are evident in the images he creates and the commissions he undertakes.

Visit us today to see the artist’s collected works and view a rotating gallery of beautifully framed pieces by both Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival.

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If you have questions or comments, feel free to drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you.

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