Session Category Archives: Art

Artist-In-Residence Meet and Greet Workshop

Please join Glacier National Park’s Artist-in-Residence Chad Farnes at the Montana House in Apgar Village. Farnes will share his artistic background, process and plans for his time here in Glacier.

The second half of this presentation will be a hands-on, tape-by-numbers activity where participants can create their own art made up of a mosaic of colorful tape pieces.

Please RSVP with the Volunteer Office at or 406-888-7034

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Live Painting Demonstration with Nicholas Oberling

Nicholas Oberling is a charismatic speaker who will demonstrate his technique by painting a Glacier landscape in oil from start to finish while simultaneously answering audience questions! Oberling will give the viewer a highly original and entertaining experience of one artists creative process. His presentation is geared to both the artist and non artist alike. Oberling’s You Tube videotaped painting demonstration at the Hockaday Museum has had over thirty five thousand views to date.

Plein air painting has a long history in Glacier National Park and has been championed by such luminaries as Charlie Russell, John Fery and Ralph Earl DeCamp.

Twenty years ago, inspired by a painting trip to Glacier National Park, he moved to the Flathead Valley and has painted Glacier National Park ever since. Nicholas Oberling’s work is represented in the permanent collection at the Hockaday Museum and has been shown throughout the U.S. Currently Glacier Fine Art Gallery in Hungry Horse is home for his paintings, a studio for classes.  His current project is a massive 9 by 14 foot mural commissioned by Freedom Bank in Columbia Falls.

Nicholas Oberling studied art formally at the Art Students League in New York City. His work has been shown and he was on the Hockaday Museum of Art board of directors in Kalispell for 11 years.

A reception will be before Oberling’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Call 406 888-5393 or email to reserve a seat.

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