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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Exhibition up May-June 2017.
Winner of the 2016 Oro Fino Chapbook Competition from Educe Press.
Available now Amazon
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.
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
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 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.
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 »