Mark your calendars for the 2010 Rendezvous –
Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22

We have four fun-filled days of the Western Rendezvous of Art event in store for you this year!

We will bring back popular events like Thursday’s BBQ at the Montana Historical Society and the Quick Draw and Brunch at the Sieben Ranch.

The Red Lion Colonial Hotel will again be our Rendezvous headquarters— hosting the Art Show; the Artists’ Reception and Autograph Party; and Friday night’s Award Banquet.  Hours for the Rendezvous Art Show, Thursday through Saturday, are set to allow maximum time to enjoy the extensive collection of first-class paintings and sculpture gathered together for you at Rendezvous. New Rendezvous features include: a special Friday afternoon with NWR artist Harley Brown at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in downtown Helena, and a first — join us for milk and cookies following the Thursday BBQ for a special visual treat — more information to come.

Our aim is to not only bring you the best in today’s contemporary art, but also to make sure you have an enjoyable and welcoming experience at Rendezvous!  Please let us know if you have any questions or how we can help.  We hope you will join us in Helena for the Western Rendezvous of Art in 2010!

Daily Events Calendar for the 2010 Rendezvous                                           Print Version
The Red Lion Colonial Hotel is located at 2301 Colonial Drive on Helena’s east side.
Montana Historical Society is located at 225 North Roberts across from the State Capitol.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.     Art Show open – Red Lion Colonial Hotel
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.     Registration – Red Lion Colonial Hotel (Tickets & name tags held at Registration desk)
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Western barbecue – Montana Historical Society

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

New “Milk and Cookies” Program with Dr. Rafael Chacón, University of Montana “Painting as Propaganda: Art in Glacier National Park in the Early 20th Century” Red Lion Hotel (free and open to public)

Friday, August 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.     Art Show open – Red Lion Colonial Hotel
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Red Lion Colonial Hotel

10:00 a.m.

Curator’s tour “Land of Many Stories: The People and Histories of Glacier National Park” with Jennifer Bottomly-O’looney, Montana Historical Society

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A Special Afternoon with Harley Brown NWR artist from Tucson, AZ – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – 512 Logan (free and open to public)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Artist’s Autograph Party and Social Hour (No host bar) – Red Lion Colonial Hotel, Natatorium
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Gala Awards Banquet with keynote by Abe Hays “Sixty Years in the Art Game” prominent Arizona art collector from Paradise Valley, AZ Emcee: Stan Lynde, Helena, MT

Saturday, August 21, 2010

9:00 a.m.     Van Departs from Red Lion Colonial Hotel for Quick Draw

10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Registration – Red Lion Colonial Hotel

10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Art Show open – Red Lion Colonial Hotel

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Quick Draw & Auction – Sieben Ranch
Complimentary Brunch 10-11:30 a.m.
Quick Draw Auction – noon

5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Buffet Dinner & Art Sale – Red Lion Colonial Hotel (No host bar)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.     Farewell Continental Breakfast, Last Chance Art Sale and Art Pick-up.
Red Lion Colonial Hotel