The Citadel The Cove LeBarge Rock

BrendaBrenda Yirsa is a self-taught soft pastel artist and oil painter whose work depicts landscapes and portraiture.

EXHIBITS: (selected)
Custer County Art Exhibit, Miles City, MT; 2005
Liberty Village Art Center Featured Artist, Chester, MT; July 2005
Gallery 16 Featured Artist, Great Falls, MT; July 2005
Great Falls Public Library Featured Artist; March 2005
MT Federal Credit Union,Featured Artist, Great Falls, MT; 2004
Governor's Mansion Invitational Art Show; Helena , MT; April 2003-August 2003
American Academy of Women Artists Associates Juried Show; Farmington, NM; 2002
Pastel Society of New Mexico; Albequerque, NM; 1996
Montana State Fair Juried Show; Great Falls, MT; 1990-2002
Cheyenne Artist Guild Regional Juried Show; Cheyenne WY; 1990,1993,2001

AWARDS: (selected)
Juror's Choice, Montana State Fair, August 2006
Gold Award; Blackfoot Valley Auction; Lincoln, MT; 2003
Doc Smith Achievement Award; Blackfoot Valley Auction; Lincoln, MT; 2002
Juror's Choice; Montana State Fair; Great Falls, MT; 1995, 1997, 1998
Best of Show; Chouteau County Fair; Fort Benton, MT; 1994-1996

AUCTIONS: (selected)
Lili Claire Foundation Benefit Silent Auction; Santa Monica, CA; October 2003
Big Party, Small Art Benefit Silent Auction; CM Russell Museum; Great Falls, MT; 2003
Blackfoot Valley Benefit Auction; Lincoln, MT; 2002, 2003
Evening of Art Benefit Auction; Big Sandy, MT; 2002,2003
C.M. Russell Art Auction; Great Falls, MT; 1992, 2000, 2002
New Horizons Annual Art Auction; Las Vegas, NV; 1998
Prairie Skies Art Auction; Bismarck, ND; 1993-1997

The Broken Wheel; Great Falls, MT
Montana Frameworks; Kalispell, MT
Gallery 16; Great Falls, MT
Tumbleweed Gallery; Big Sandy, MT
Q's Café and Gallery; Big Sandy, MT

BrendaCOLLECTIONS (selected)
Dianne and Warren Hardie; Grays Lake, IL
John and Patricia Keavney; Pasadena, MD
Ralph and Susanne Simpson; Whitefish, MT
Dr. Gerry Wempner; Atlanta, GA
Mary Thogerson; Tucson, AZ
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Miller; Havre, MT
Dr. Del Rae Martin; Bismarck, ND
Mr. And Mrs. Daniel O'Neil; Chicago, IL
Jackie Fry; Edmonton, Alberta , Canada
Kelly and Sherry Coffin; Bozeman, MT
Numerous collections throughout the U.S. and Canada

Illustrator-book "I Am Baptised"
Poster Artist: Quilts on the Prairie quilt show; Carter, MT
Juror: Montana State Fair: 1995; Chouteau County Fair: 2001
Jay Contway and Friends Art Show and Sale; Great Falls, MT; 1996-2001
Associate Member of American Academy of Women Artists