I'm not going to write it. But I will say I think the "new direction" for art in Montana is towards art & economic development. We really want to get those tourists in here, get their money & then get them out before they drive up the price of land any more.
If I had money & wall space.......
Jay Laber is still my favorite but I also really like Gretchen Hibbard, Larry Pirnie, Richard Buswell, Tim Holmes, Josh DeWeese (and, really, any member of the DeWeese family) & Rosie Wynkoop. Oh, and Al Swanson.
And Ted Waddell is high on my list but he is living in Idaho so he can't be on the "Montana Favorites" list any more.
Oh and Chip Clawson & Robert Harrison.
And don't even get me started about Montana writers & musicians...... such talent.