Jonnie would like you to support

Angel Horses Forever Home

by making a donation and helping spread the word. 



Helen raised and rode her beautiful, Arabian mare 'Pie' until old age took that away.  'Pie' was Helen's pride and joy, she loved her horse and the chance to spend time with her.  Her husband contacted Angel Horses with Helen's last wish to ride her horse once again.  We rallied some volunteers, gathered tack and rose to the occasion!  At 80 something and suffering from numerous health issues, Helen looked like a young girl atop her favorite horse!  It was a beautiful summer day , her husband at her side, flanked by our volunteers, Helen was able to ride 'Pie' around the grounds.  She struck a pose of strength and pride!  Helen passed away that following fall.

Angel Horses is a unique, human services organization that uses rescued horses and donkeys in a comfort and therapy environment.  We make memories and specialize in giving people the opportunity to enjoy time with our horses and donkeys in a safe, clean and loving environment where folks can forget their cares and the challenges of everyday life. 

It is heart wrenching to receive a call from a mother who is suffering from cancer, she wants to bring her kids out to spend time with them and our horses, the weather is cold and snowy, because we do not have an indoor areana, we have to turn her away!  It is devastating to receive a call from a grandfather whose grandson witnesses a horrific event, he wants to come out to a safe place that's wholesome and fun so he and his grandson  can escape the atrocities occuring in their life, we have to say, 'Not now, the bad weather does not permit that as we are an outdoor facility, but maybe next week or so.'  You can feel the dissapointment and despair, it brings tears to our eyes.

We serve special needs kids, especially those affected by autism and Asperger's, at risk youth, individuals and families suffering from illnesses, senior citizens and veterans.  Through the use of horses and donkeys, we create an environment that is safe and fun, where people can come and spend time with the animals, brushing and petting them, riding if they are able. 

Angel Horses, Inc. is a 501 (c) organization established in 2009.  We are an outdoor facility, operating May through September, weather permitting, which limits our services to those in need.  We are currently conducting a fundraising campaign to purchase a new property that will allow us to operate year round.

The new property has an indoor arena, where horses could be available for petting, grooming and riding, no matter what the weather, an outdoor picnic area with a gazebo and a chapel where one can find inner peace.  Future plans include the addition of an old fashioned western town, complete with general store, cafe, saloon and livery stable where our visitors can step back in time; they can play checkers and cards, watch old western movies, play horseshoes, watch horses being shod, have a sandwich and a beverage and most of all enjoy the fellowship of sharing time and stories with others!

Angel Horses needs your help to make this become a reality for the thousands of folks seeking our services, which are extremely limited at the present time.  Help put a smile on their faces, it will warm your heart!



April 19, 2017
Billings - Know Your Rights: Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights for Artists

Legal information session
Thursday, April 20

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free museum admission from 6-8 p.m.
An information session designed for all artists, writers, and makers.  Attorneys Bob Griffin, Shalise Zobel, and Isaac Potter from Crowley Fleck PLLP and Billings attorney Jennifer L. Webber of WEBBERpllc will share what you need to know to protect your work.  Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Montana.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights for Artists

April 18, 2017

Billings, Montana - Yellowstone Art Museum’s ArtWalk will once again begin with an early bird starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Admission to the museum is free during ArtWalk from 4–9 p.m. combined with Jam at the YAM featuring live music by Rod Tochihara. View our current exhibitions including three new exhibitions, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors, Archaea: Rosane Volchan O'Conor, and Art in Action: Marking Time.

This ArtWalk will also feature new work in the Art Collectors’ Corner by Jason and Wendy Jam. See the fourth installment of their very popular whimsical series playfully named “Jamigurumi.” Wendy’s crocheted dolls are a specific type of doll creation known as Amigurumi–the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Jason’s beautiful illustrations including the doll make for unique wonderfully playful gifts and are available for purchase in the Art Collectors’ Corner.

The YAM also is exhibiting an original Andy Warhol piece titled Lenin. This stunning work is located within Boundless Visions, but is currently on loan from an anonymous lender until the end of the day on Sunday, June 4th. See other European masterpieces on loan for just a short time.

A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres are provided during ArtWalk. First drink is free for new member sign-ups. The YAM also has free parking.




Exhibitions currently on view:

Boundless Visions: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition is ongoing

Boundless Visions features changing selections from the YAM's permanent collections, including art from the late nineteenth century to the present. This long-term exhibition is the only exhibition in Montana where you can learn the story of art in this region from its beginnings to the present day.

TITLE SPONSORS: U.S. Bank, David Orser and Ossie Abrams

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors

March 23–July 16, 2017

Montana Gallery

This is the first major solo exhibition of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s work in her native state of Montana in over a generation.  In keeping with the YAM’s Montana Masters series goals, Smith is a mature, late-career artist with extraordinary aesthetic, intellectual, and curatorial achievements to her credit.  The evolution of her lifelong investigations is a cornerstone of this exhibition. TITLE SPONSORS:  Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Art in Action: Marking Time

March 23–August 6, 2017

NW Projects Gallery

Make your own mark at the YAM as we continue with the second in a series of participatory exhibitions, Art in Action, designed to activate and demonstrate museum visitors’ curiosity and creativity. Visitors will leave their marks on the walls of the YAM’s Northwest Projects Gallery, signifying their presence in the world of imagination. Participants may choose to visit over and over in order to interact with the marks left behind by others.


Archaea: Rosane Volchan O’Conor

March 23–August 6, 2017

Charles M. Bair Family Gallery

Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s unique installation is inspired by the Yellowstone’s history and micro-biome. Using “archaea”—microscopic organisms that survive in extreme environments—as a focal point, the artist’s immersive installation is suggestive of these forms crawling off the walls, hanging crystalized in space, and mutating into clusters across the floor.  Using a variety of conventional and unconventional materials, O’Conor has transformed the YAM’s gallery into a miniature universe. TITLE SPONSORS: Anonymous, Dr. Donald and Carol Roberts

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Directions: Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and North 27th Street, across from the Gazette building and next to Denny’s.

Image credits:

  • View of the Archaea: Rosane Volchan O'Conor installation at the YAM
  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, The Swamp, 2015, oil on canvas
  • Scratching Posts, Illustration by Jason Jam and crochet by Wendy Jam
  • Andy Warhol, Lenin © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The newest venue for music, drinks, and a great after-work vibe is the Yellowstone Art Museum.  You already enjoy the popular summer event, Alive After 5, and this new event will extend the opportunity into the spring and fall to relax in a great downtown location to enjoy excellent local music of all kinds.

After 5-Unplugged will happen on Thursday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. at the YAM. 

  • April 27 – Ed Kemmick and the Peach Pickers.
  • May 25 – Parker Brown Trio
  • October 12 – Song Dog Serenade
  • November 16 – John Roberts’ Latin Jazz

$3 cover charge and wristband for all adults 21 and over.  Free admission if under 21.  Be on the lookout for promotional cards that you can show to cut the wristband cost down to $1, available while supplies last at sponsors’ locations.  Free parking, full bar, and food truck on site.  All of the museum’s galleries will be open.

After 5-Unplugged is sponsored by U.S. Bank, Computers Unlimited, the Billings Gazette, Downtown Billings, and Billings Cultural Partners.