Scenes from Park County Exhibit

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Edd Pine with Purple, 2016, 66″ x 36″

If you missed Downtown Livingston’s June Artwalk or just want a second look, most of the exhibits will be up through the first three weeks of July. You’ll see a large oil painting of Sheep Mountain by Edd Enders in the window of the Frame Garden on Main Street that’s worth a closer look. Inside the Frame Garden, Enders has an exhibit of 19 original oil paintings. This exhibit of primarily new work includes three large, vibrant paintings of local landscapes, several iconic Livingston scenes – the Teslow and the Murray sign on Park and 2nd Street – several medium tree studies, and ten smaller framed paintings, mostly of cottonwood trees. The small paintings are selling fast so hurry in if you’ve been wanting a smaller, affordable Edd Enders original painting of your own. “I’m very pleased with the show, a lot of Edd’s fans have commented on what an excellent collection of paintings it is,” says Frame Garden owner Laura Bray. “Edd and I grew up together in Livingston and I’m so glad to finally have a show of his work. I’ve long loved his art and am enjoying the way the Frame Garden looks and feels with his strong colors and bold expression.”

Save the Teslow, 26″ x 36″

Livingston native Enders says, “I consider myself a contemporary western painter. I’m not interested in portraying the West as it’s commonly idealized with pristine landscapes and romanticized wildlife, cowboys and Indians.” When asked about his process and what inspires his paintings he says, “My work is inspired by everything around me. As I travel around the West, I see things compositionally; how shapes and colors interact. When a scene moves me – emotionally or visually – I gather information with a sketch and notes. Back in my studio, I use the sketch as a starting place for my oil paintings and choose colors, often abstract, to convey the mood or meaning I want to evoke.”

Cottonwood Branch in Wind, Horizontal, 18 x 32″

“My intended statement is often more ominous than my vivid colors suggest,” he says. “While painting, I focus on composition and fit shapes and colors together like puzzle pieces. A crucial part of my painting process is the time I contemplate the puzzle of my next painting while building, stretching, sizing, and priming canvases.”

Murray Corner, 24 x 32”

When asked about what he wants to convey through his art, Enders says, “I am deeply connected to the western environment where I’ve grown up, worked, and lived. I want to portray human’s inevitable activity and impact on this region. In the bigger picture, I hope that in 100 years people will look at my paintings and learn something about this place and time, as I see it.”

Enders’ art will be up through July 24th at the Frame Garden, 101 South Main Street in Downtown Livingston.

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A Railroad Runs Through It

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TrainCrossingTwo24x28Three Edd Enders paintings are featured in the group show “A Railroad Runs Through It” at the Livingston Depot Center through September 24th, 2017 in conjunction with the Depot’s 30th Anniversary.

This show features 18 diverse artists’ multimedia interpretations of the impact and integration of the Railroad in the Livingston, Park County region. Featured artists include Jim Barrett, Marc Beaudin, Storrs Bishop, Eleanor Williams Clark, Edd Enders, Malou Flato, Doris Davis Gallagher, Sheila Hrasky, Bob Newhall, Adrienne Pollard, Parks Reece, Tandy Miles Riddle, Robert Spannring, Colleen Story, Mark Strand, David Swanson, Joe Wayne, and John Zumpano.RailroadCrossingAtNight48x72

A special artist reception will be held June 15, 2017 at 7pm and feature music by the Park High School Jazz Band and poetry by Marc Beaudin.  The evening will include light fare passed by the Sister City Cultural Exchange, and refreshments provided by Neptune’s Brewery.
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Located at 200 West Park, the Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Depot office at (406) 222-2300.

NEW Exhibit of Paintings at Livingston’s Shane Center

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The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
 in Livingston has extended Edd Enders’ exhibit of art in their lobby with a second series of seven paintings.

The nonprofit Shane Center’s mission is to strengthen community through participation in the arts. New Executive Director Sally O’Connor says, “We love displaying the work of local artists in our facility—it fits perfectly with our mission. Edd’s work is bright and uplifting, and really represents the uniqueness of our community.”

Enders has been a prolific full time painter for over two decades. He is a contemporary Western painter who portrays humans’ impact on the landscape with iconic shapes in nonrepresentational bright colors. Working from sketches of rural and urban scenes, Enders is not a plein air painter, but works in the studio with oils on canvas to craft compositions evoking specific moods, seasons and stories of the region. Enders says, “My goal as a painter is that my work continues to evolve and reflect contemporary society.” Widely admired, Enders has collectors ranging from New York to Key West to Chicago to Shanghai and has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Juniper Tree #2 18 x 24

SOLD Juniper #2, 18″ x 24″ at Faye’s Cafe’

In addition to the seven canvases in the Shane’s lobby – ranging in size from over five feet tall to under two feet tall – there are two canvases in Faye’s Café’ for diners to enjoy. “I love the vibe I get from Edd’s work. It’s so full of positive energy, and shows off Livingston’s beauty,” says Sarah Faye Knecht. All paintings are for sale, phone or text 406.222.4848 for more information.

The Shane Center building at 415 East Lewis Street in Livingston is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, learn more at http://www.theshanecenter.org/. Faye’s Café’ in The Shane Center is now open Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm and Monday through Wednesday from 7 am to 2 pm, learn more at http://www.fayescafelivingston.com/.

Enders Painting in 2017 YAM Art Auction

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Featured in the YAM 2017 Auction.

Edd Enders has contributed his original oil paintings to the Yellowstone Art Museum‘s annual auction for many years. This prestigious, juried show is a major art and social event in Billings each year. This year, his piece is “Murder of Crows”.

The Opening Reception is Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm and the exhibition culminates in the Art Auction Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. The Auction consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a catered dinner and dessert buffet. Buy tickets and learn more at http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/

Enders’ Art Featured in Library Celebration

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Featured in the 10th Anniversary Art Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, Bozeman Public Library, November 1-30, 2016, Juniper Tree Deep Creek Bench, 2015, 40″ x 60″

The Bozeman Public Library’s “Celebrating 10 Years of Community Art” show features artists who have exhibited in the past decade, including Edd Enders.

There will be a Celebration on Friday, November 11, 6-9 pm at the Library. Beginning at  6:00 pm with the “Ten Years Celebrating Community Art” opening reception with 30 artists who have exhibited over the years. Delicious food and drinks are compliments of the Library Foundation, plus there will be “quick-paint” silent auction items and a raffle basket of 10-year goodies. 

Stay for a concert at 7:30pm by the incomparable Jeni Fleming, the first Exploring the Arts performer for the Library’s Grand Opening. Jeni, accompanied by talented pianist Stefan Stern, will sing jazz standards in another intimate Library concert not to be missed. Following this short concert, the grand finale will be a toast to the Library with sweets and bubbly drinks.

We hope to see you there. If you are unable to join the celebration event, the artwork will remain up through the end of November!

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16 Edd Enders Trees in 2016

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16 Edd Enders Trees in 2016: 16% off these 16 paintings HAS ENDED

Edd is drawn to the personality, individuality, vibrant color and dynamic form of trees and they’re fan favorites.

Here’s a collection of 16 trees – curated and discounted 16% in 2016 – spanning eras, environments, compositions and sizes. Here is your opportunity to bring an Edd Enders tree home in 2016.

Click on any image to see larger and use the > arrow image to scroll through the collection and see more details about the sizes, years and prices.

Contact 406.222.4848 or email buzzmemedia@gmail.com to make arrangements to see & purchase work. Check, cash, credit card or installment payments accepted but credit card payments will include an extra 3% charge to process, sale prices do not apply to installment payments, and all invoices not paid within 90 days will be assessed a 1% charge per 30 days. 

Montana Road Trips

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One of the things that Edd Enders captures well is the undulating backroads of Montana. To capture these vast vistas, Edd drives out to find landscapes that inspire him. He then sketches the the scene, looking for compositional angles and adding details and color notes. Back in the studio, he lays down oil paint on the canvas – referring to the sketch – using nonrepresentational colors that are complementary and adding visual elements that draw the eye like roads, powerlines, and often birds. These two new paintings inspired by Swingley road just outside of Livingston, Montana, are iconic examples of how Edd captures the freedom and unique beauty of Montana road trips. Contact 406.222.4848 to see these and other Edd paintings.

Edd Ender’s Latest Self Portrait

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IMG_4472[1]When Edd feels stuck on complicated landscape or urbanscape paintings, he regularly taps into his unconscious and paints a self portrait.  This latest painting incorporates a new element; text. The theme is aging and the passage of time. Edd has more than two dozen self portraits and they demonstrate different stages of his painting style and where he is in his life. If you’d like to make an appointment to see his work in person, call or text 406.224.7098.

New Motel Series Completed

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Edd has just completed a series of paintings featuring motel signs, buildings and people inspired by the business district on West Park Street in Livingston near the overpass. He gave himself the challenge of tall, narrow canvases to work with. The night sky, signs and people smoking evoke the darker urban themes common in Enders’ cityscape paintings. This four painting series is available for exhibition or sale. Contact 406/222-4848 to make an appointment to see them in person.

 

Art from the Heart

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This Valentine’s Day, why not delight your sweetheart with the unique gift of original art? An Edd Enders painting is a gift that both of you you can enjoy daily for years to come. Edd has a wide range of paintings in many sizes, styles and color themes available for sale and many are already framed. View a selection in the slide show below. All work is $3 a square inch, checks, cash or payment plans accepted. If you would like to see the work in person or have one mailed to you, phone or text 406/222-4848 or email buzzmemedia@gmail.com. Enjoy this Edd Enders Art from the heart!heart

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