Barbara Van Cleve: Pure Quill
Aug 2 - Sept 15, 2019
The photographs in Pure Quill provide a glimps e at the depth of Van Cleve’s subject matter including rodeos, night scenes, Montana cattle drives, and the Spanish Mission Trail in Baja, California. Van Cleve grew up on the Lazy K Bar Ranch near the Crazy Mountains . She held her first camera at the age of 11 and since then developed a commitment to photography. Van Cleve’s photos have been in numerous shows and are part of private and public collections around the world. In 1995, Van Cleve was inducted into the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Van Cleve lives in Big Timber where she has a studio and is near the family ranch.
This exhibition is sponsore
d by the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association and supported in
part by grants from the Montana Arts Council, the Coal Tax Trust Fund for Cultural and
Aesthetic Projects, and the National Endowment for the Arts.