Holiday Showcase, Holter Museum, Helena MT, November- December

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat, please wipe your feet on the welcome mat....of the Holter Museum when you stop by to do a bit of holiday shopping. Hang up your coat and enjoy some refreshments November 7th at the opening. 

Emily was invited to participate in this years show and has works represented in the Sherman Gallery. Make inquiries with the museum @ (406) 442.6400, 

"Cherry Blossom Time"

Newspaper Article, Livingston Enterprise, September 18, 2014

Enterprise photos by Hunter D’Antuono
Emily Nell shares a light moment while talking about her artwork at Livingston’s Frame Garden last week. Her work is based on a German folk craft called “scherenschnitte,” or paper cutting. Below: A closeup photo shows details of her craft. Nell paints an image on paper, and then carefully cuts out the image with an Exacto knife. Click here to read full article.

Corporate Collector, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown ND

"Crooning for Crocus and Everything Spring" caught the eye of the hospital panel as they voted to add it to their permanent collection in their new wing.

Emily shares, "I am honored to be represented by the hospital and hope the meadowlarks bring many a smile and warm feeling to the patients and visitors. Perhaps they will sing a tune." 

Havre Art Association Festival, Havre MT, November 1-2, 2014


As the Jackrabbits fur turned white a drive to Havre MT was just right. Emily participated in their Art Show for the first time. She shares, "I have worked in the Havre Public Schools numerous times as Artist-in-Residence. This provided an opportunity to connect with the public in a new way."

"SHINE" symbolizes a life well lived and was collected by an art teacher who's mantra is such. Stacy has a beautiful spirit- her selflessness and love of art is making a difference in the lives of students. Thank you Stacy for sharing your gifts.

SCBWI Regional Conference, Holiday Inn Bozeman, September 20-21 2014

Emily's entry piece: Illustrators will have the opportunity to display their original framed works.

"It's critique time and I am ever so excited to have an agent and editor provide their expertise. The Shadow and The Paper Prince will be read through with a fine tooth comb. I look forward to reading their constructive criticism and making the final adjustments before proposing to publishing companies. My brain thirsts for more knowledge."

kt literary agent Kate Schafer Testerman will hold a workshop called, "About My Query." Chronicle Books editor Taylor Norma will be presenting a workshop and author Michelle Parker-Rock, will be talking about writing non-fiction for young readers. 


Featured Artist, Frame Garden, Livingston MT, August -September 2014

Emily provided 2 back to back demonstrations where she shared her unique story as an artist.

She is showing works from her very popular series, "Centripetal Satires". Designs are forever swirling and twirling in her mind. They are meant to bring delight and awaken your imagination of the natural world. Make inquiries with the Frame Garden, 406.222.5122

Big Fork Arts Festival, Big Fork MT, August 2 & 3 2014
Wonderful conversation and connections were the inspiration of the weekend. There was much interest as people commented, "How unique" and "Such whimsical works". These two gals made a special connection with the work. Janine shared, " Your pieces are so unique and filled with the excitement and beauty of nature.  A wonderful reminder of our time in Montana." Their support will drive Emily's creativity as she prepares for her upcoming exhibit.

1st Place, North American Butterfly Association Art Contest, 2013

"Dear Emily:

Congratulations on having your artwork "The Prolific Paintbrush" selected for 1st Place in the NABA 2013 Artist's Contest. Thanks to all the wonderful artist who participated in this year's contest for sharing their creativity and energy with us. Choosing the winners was difficult!"

Fall/ Winter 2013
Full page spread, pg 90
Volume 21 Numbers 3/4

NABA website

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Annual Conference, NYC, February 21-23
Tomie dePoala, 
Jane Yolen & 
Jack Gantos, 
Can't wait to experience their Key Notes! 

SCBWI website

Financial Support provided by the 
Strategic Investment Grant of the 
MT Arts Council logo
Creating Picture Book Art with Lily Malcom, Art Director of Penguin- my palms are sweating...Writing Picture Books with Jeannette Larson, Senior Executive Editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- my heart is beating faster...The Writers Roundtable where "The Shadow", my children's book manuscript will be critiqued by editors- I'm shaking in my armor....The "Portfolio Showcase" where my illustration portfolio will be judged- nervous & excited at the same time.
CAUTION: I'm a sponge, don't squeeze me.

MONTANA Museums' Winter Benefit Auctions

Collector of All Things Shiny II; 
the winged metal detector

Missoula Art Museum

Saturday, February 1, 2014 

Live Auction

University Center Ballroom/ UM
Doors open at 5 PM

$100/ non- member// $900 table 
Tickets On Sale Now
For more information call 406.728.0447

MAM's website

In the Mountains in the Pines, 
the Flakes from the Heavens Sure Do Shine

Yellowstone Art Museum

Saturday March 1, 2014 
Live Auction  

Yellowstone Art Museum 
Contact Adam Restad for more information at, or 406-256-6804 x236.

YAM's website

Up, Up and Away II

Paris Gibson Square Art Museum

Saturday, February 1, 2014 
Live Auction 

Great Falls College- MSU
Cocktails begin at 5:30
Live Auction: 8:00-10:00 
For more information call Laura at 406.727.8255