"The Many Charms of Nature; Chust fer fancy" exhibit
Paris Gibson Square Museum, Great Falls MT, Sept.- Dec. 28
If you enjoy treasure hunts, this interactive exhibit of 19 paintings from the "Centripetal Satire" Series & 9 paper cut charms is your pot of gold.  As an educator, Emily’s goal is to engage & educate while sharing a snapshot of her heritage.


Exhibit Instructions: Charms dazzle and delight the eye, while holding cherished moments that are more memorable than a magical horse flying through the sky.  Look for the charms that appear in your path- nine by the end- double check your math.   Begin with each question awaiting your attention.  Then observe, ponder and study.  But please do not touch, or the white paper charms can become somewhat muddy.  Match the charm with the painting, and there you will find…
the answer is waiting. 

As her untrained ancestors of the past, weaving watercolor and paper-cutting, this contemporary folk artist finds pleasure and joy as she incorporates her heritage while painting the many charms of nature, KFBB ABC/Fox news interview.  

"Chust fer fancy" is a PA Dutch phrase that translates to “Just for Fancy”.  Historically, the Pennsylvania German Lutherans & Quakers loved to decorate in detail everything from furniture to gravestones and plates to butter molds.  They are referred to as the "Fancy Dutch” while the Amish & Mennonites are referred to as the "Plain Dutch". 

"As I research my ancestors designs, it’s amazing, the comparisons I find in our artwork.  I revel at our love of flowers and birds.  Imagination, patience and embellishments are three things they impart and lastly I bring my heart."
Great Falls Tribune newspaper article.

What a lovely surprise!
Thanks for the flowers Mom and Dad!

View All Works of the Exhibit

"The Wild Life" Group Exhibit, Danforth Gallery, Livingston MT, August- September
The first red dot of the evening, "I Wandered Through Winter" sold to a couple who purchased the piece for their granddaughter.  Three works from the Centripetal Satire series received great exposure and compliments, website

Nelson County Art Show- Pekin ND, June 27-30

First Place
Mixed Media
"Collector of All Things Shiny"

"Saw your cut out pieces in Pekin. Just want to say it was refreshing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing!"    

- Jennifer Parker, Tolna ND

The Art Center, Jamestown ND, May 1-31

Two Person Show

10 of Emily's works from the
"Centripetal Satire" series will be exhibited with Black Pinto Horse's traveling exhibit,
"The Poor Boy and the Mud Pony".

Eats the Ashes and the Partnership

MT Museum Auctions- Winter

Midnight Matinee; I want to ride my bicycle 
I want to ride it now- 
Emily Yellow Bird 

My Little Red Wagon- Black Pinto Horse