Category Archives: Art

Artist of the Month: Dave Hall

Inspired by the headwaters country of southwest Montana, Dave Hall’s ethereal paintings can be found in several Western galleries. A self-taught artist, he divides his time between Utah and Ennis, MT and his work reflects these vast landscapes.

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Artist Josh Udesen: Fisherman First

Despite the national acclaim his art has received, including being commissioned by Patagonia for a series of six t-shirts, Josh Udesen insists that he will always be a fisherman first; artist second.  And if given the choice between an original … more

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Video: Russell Chatham Interviews

AJ Scaff, Russell Chatham’s “handyman and frame builder,” sat down with the artist and fly fisher to record him talking about his life, his art, and his passion for fly-fishing. Scaff has published the first two segments — Part One and …

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Cristo Arkansas River Project Decision Expected in October

While many conservationists and fly fishers cross their fingers and hope that Cristo’s plan to drape translucent fabric over miles of the Arkansas River in Colorado is quashed by the federal government, the artist himself says he welcomes the debate, … more

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The Anthropologist Photo Gallery: Shawn Davis

The Web site “the ANTHROPOLOGIST” profiles fly tier and chemistry teacher Shawn Davis alongside beautiful photographs of his tying process and a surprisingly artistic result.  “This is not unlike what every fly fisherman aspires to do when he takes to … more

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MidCurrent Featured Artist: Shirley Cleary

Artist Shirley Cleary displays some of her recent paintings in her MidCurrent artist profile. The artist lives, fishes, and paints in Montana and New Zealand and is represented by galleries in both countries. For many years she only painted in … more

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SF Chronicle: Russell Chatham “Falls on Hard Times”

Though first published back in May, Sam Whiting’s San Francisco Chronicle update on Russell Chatham (who is a MidCurrent featured artist) is worth catching up on because of the detailed examination of the life and times of one of America’s finest … more

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New Art: Stacie Krupa

MidCurrent featured artist Stacie Krupa has added new images to her gallery this week.  Stacie’s a contemporary expressionist with a public working studio and galleries in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

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Vaughn Cochran's "House Painting"

As Vaughn Cochran describes his own painting, it’s a different kind of pop-art — Andy Warhol colored with influences of Millard Wells. Mike Connor profiles the artist, musician and fly fishing retailer after a bonefishing trip to Bimini. “He married … more

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NYT: Christo’s Arkansas River Project Engages and Divides


Predictably, says Kirk Johnson in this morning’s New York Times, the arguments about Christo’s controversial plan to cover miles of the Arkansas river in Colorado with fabric can be reduced to whether “Googling Salida” generates more excitement than an evironmental impact … more

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