Medium: Acrylic on Fiberglass
Year Completed: 2004
Description: 30 bears were painted by 30 artists as a fundraiser for the University of Montana Athletic Department, Missoula, MT. This was the second-highest auctioned bear at $10,500.00. The bear illustrates the history of the first buildings built for the University of Montana.
Boone Karlberg approached me with the challenge of designing artwork for their entry foyer, reception area and conference room. They are located in the heart of downtown Missoula, MT and wanted work that represented their geographic location, as well as their love of the surrounding Missoula landscape. I proposed a large painting for each area as follows: