Despite concern over the turnout with last weekend’s record-breaking cold, the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Auction 46 drew a strong group of buyers who purchased $225,000 worth of art.
Cindy Butler and Craig Huisenga stand next to Neil Jussila’s 1979 abstract painting, “With Twilight Ghost.” It will be auctioned off at the upcoming OperaFest.
The bitter cold didn’t cool the bidding Saturday night at the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Auction 46.
The diversity of the 198 works in the Yellowstone Art Museum's Auction 46 impressed a crowd of several hundred visitors Thursday at the opening reception.
An abstract impressionist painting by Billings artist Jussila is part of his new exhibit, “Joseph in Montana — The Nez Perce Epic,” at the Arts Guild in Red Lodge. Jussila will speak about the exhibit during a free gallery talk Jan. 26.
RED LODGE — Billings artist and professor emeritus of art Neil Jussila will present a free gallery talk on his work on Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Arts Guild in Red Lodge.
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Neil Jussila holds his grandson Rory in a photo taken recently in the Pryor Mountains.
Neil Jussila’s fish sculptures are part of his solo exhibit in the Northcutt-Steele Gallery. The artist is retiring from MSU Billings after 43 years of teaching art.
Neil Jussila began teaching art at MSU Billings in 1969, after fellow professor Ben Steele recommended him for the job.
Neil Jussila is a noted abstract expressionist who uses glazes to create his luminous paintings. This work is titled “March Red Wing.”
“The Natural Sensuality of Women Who Love” is a featured colored drawing in Neil Jussila’s solo exhibit up this month.
Neil Jussila is a rare abstract expressionist in the land of animal art.
Neil Jussila, art professor at MSU Billings, stands amid his artworks at the university’s Northcutt-Steele Gallery. The exhibit serves as a swan song of sorts for Jussila — he’s retiring after more than 40 years of teaching art on the Billings campus.
A selection of paintings and drawings by Montana State University Billings art professor Neil Jussila will be presented in the Northcutt Steele Gallery starting Wednesday and running through Feb. 10.
Neil Jussila's work is on display at MSU Billings in the Northcutt Steele Gallery. The show marks Jussila’s upcoming retirement from the university, where he has been a professor of art for more than 40 years.
Neil Jussila, a longtime art professor at MSUB, stands in his 2012 show at Northcut-Steele Gallery. Jussila often read an essay written by art collector George Poindexter as an introduction for his students to abstract expressionism.
“The Crackerville Cable” by Neil Jussila, painted in 1970, will be on loan to the new federal courthouse from the Yellowstone Art Museum.
The works of Montana artists Ted Waddell and Neil Jussila will be exhibited in the new federal courthouse in downtown Billings when it opens sometime late next year.
Located in the Babcock Building at 118 N. Broadway, Billings Gallery of Fine Art celebrates its grand opening during the ArtWalk on May 6.