Monte Dolack paints the kind of landscapes you'd prefer to see out of your office window. He paints blue herons flying through a purple-hued evening in downtown Missoula. He depicts a winding river at dusk with the silhouette of a fisherman casting a line. He creates antique tractors on farm fields and elegant cranes standing in water at sunset. Dolack continues to be your favorite artist because he captures the most flattering facets of the West, always with bright colors and a playful tone.
2. Kendahl Jan Jubb
3. Tie: Larry Pirnie & Mary Beth Percival