Kelly Packer

Show at Marmot Art Space

We had an amazing time in Spokane at Marmot Art Space for the opening of my show Ground Divine with Time. All work is available on (November 2023)

Marmot Art Space opening

News Alert!

KXLF reporter Meagan Thompson did a story about my quest for magenta oilbars. It's a pretty fun watch.

KXLF news story

Show Announcement!

SAVE THE DATE - I’m thrilled to announce my show Marmot Art Space in Spokane on November 3rd 2023. The show is a culmination of work developed over the last year. The work feels expansive and grounded as I have been investigating the interplay between the atmospheric and architectural weathers of Butte and Anaconda. Marmot Art Space is noted for featuring distinguished artists from across the Northwest and I am grateful for the opportunity to showcase my work here.

Marmot Art Space Show Announcement

An Album of Yellow Days

I’ll be showing a selection of Butte-inspired works from the past 10 years at the CQ Gallery of Hennebery Eddy Architects in Bozeman entitled: An Album of Yellow Days. Art walk in Bozeman is July 14, 2023 from 6 to 8.

This work spans time, but also media: paintings on wood panels, linocut hand-finished prints, and oilbar drawings. They share pinks and roof angles and spaces for wandering. There are patterns when you step back from a decade.

Hennebery Eddy Architects

Shop live!

I created a Squarespace shop for the work for my current exhibition Town among Yellow at the Clark Chateau in Butte. The show will be up through December 18, 2022. See the listings for shipping notes. Thanks for looking!

UPDATE: I took down the shop for now. Thanks for all who looked and those that purchased!

Shop for Town among Yellow

Town among Yellow

I will be having an exhibition at The Clark Chateau in Butte, Montana from November 4th to December 31, 2022.

Preview: Friday, November 4th from 5-7pm

Opening Receiption: Saturday, November 5th from 4-7pm

I'm so excited to show this work from the last two years. The work will be available online after the reception.

View the work

Wyoming St

Jacob's House Residency August 2022

Incredibly excited to spend a week at the Jacob's House in Butte, Montana. The house was built in 1878 and is one of Butte's oldest buildings. It was recently rennovated and transformed into an artist and writer residency. I'm grateful for this time and space to create new work. Thanks to the Root and the Bloom Collective for making this possible.

Jacob's House

Radius Gallery Holiday Show 2021

Excited my work was selected for the Radius Gallery's Holiday Show in Missoula, Montana. It’s a terrific affordable fine art exhibit featuring over 150 artists. The show opens at 11am on Nov 5th and they encourage people to shop early to avoid the peak hours of First Friday, 6 – 8pm. Masks are required. All works will go online Nov 8th.

Radius Gallery Holiday Show 2021

Art Mobile 2020-21

Honored my work is part of the 2020-21 season of the Art Mobile of Montana. Art Mobile is a wonderful program that travels across Montana and shares contemporary Montana art and art education opportunities.

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James Castle House Short Stay Residency

I was selected as a short stay resident at the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho. I will be living and working at the house January 17-27, 2020. There will be an open studio event on Saturday, January 25 from 1-3pm. James Castle is a fascinating figure who created enigmatic work. I can't wait to have this dedicated time to work at the house. Stop by and say hi!

James Castle Logo

Partnership with Oro Fino Coffee

Excited to be part of Oro Fino Coffee's new project to solicite original work to print on apparel and other merchandise. Artists receive half the proceeds, while the other half continues to help fund scholarships for the Oro Fino Student Cup Art Competition. Limited Edition T-shirts are now available at the shop (as of Dec 2019). And more to come!

Oro Fino Knob

Ruminations / Remediations

Exhibition in May 2018 with Kathy Schmidt at the Stoplight Art in Anaconda. Opening reception Saturday, May 5 from 1-4pm.


Bright Bones

My artwork is featured on the forthcoming book Bright Bones from Open Country Press. The cover design is by Nann Parrett. The book is an anthology of contemporary Montana writing. Available this May!

Bright Bones

A Glimpse of Clarity

E3 Gallery in Missoula is pleased to present the recent works of Elisha Harteis and Kelly Packer in "A Glimpse of Clarity".

Join us for an opening reception First Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5-9pm.


Community Supported Art (CSA) Prints

50 3-color linoleum-block prints each with hand-drawn additions. Extra prints available through the IBRC.

These prints are sold out!



Honored to be invited to be a part of this group show at the Visual Art Collective in Garden City, Idaho. Exhibition up through end of July 2017.


100 Years, a Butte Community Exhibition

Exhibition up May-June 2017.


Cover artwork for POSSIBLE DISTANCE by Fred Giacomino

Winner of the 2016 Oro Fino Chapbook Competition from Educe Press.

Available now Amazon


Imagine Butte Resource Center CSA (Community Supported Art) 2017

I'm excited to be included as an artist in the IBRC's first-ever CSA. Prints will be mailed every quarter. Limited memberships are available on the IBRC website. Help support Montana artists and get a lot of great artwork.


Bleed Necklace: The Body Undone From Its Error

drawings by Kelly Packer words by Adrian Kien

Aunt Dofe's Hall of Recent Memory 102 Main St., Willow Creek, Montana

Opening Reception: August 13th 2016 5-10pm poetry reading at 7:30

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Art Mobile of Montana - 2015/16 Season

Art Mobile is a van of artwork that travels the huge state of Montana. Along the way they stop at schools, state parks, senior citizens centers and other organizations. The teacher unpacks the exhibit and gives a presentation about the work. With a state as big as Montana, it's an innovative way to bring art to some of the more isolated pockets of the state.

I feel very fortunate they found me and came to my door to pick up a work that will travel the state. I am honored to be amongst such a diverse and active roster of Montana artists.


Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a small, independent and volunteer-run literary journal and small press founded in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They featured my artwork on the cover of the August issue.


To the Silver Hurt of Home - Clark Chateau

I had a show at the Clark Chateau in Butte, Montana in July and August of 2015. The work I created for the show felt very true to Butte as a place. I really enjoyed the people I met through the exhibition and having a show is such a historic setting. Check out the work »