Awards/News

In January of 2015 I was commissioned by the Wort Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming to reproduce the original leather paintings installed over the original Silver Dollar Bar.  The new paintings were installed in the new Silver Dollar Showroom. The Grand Opening was held May 22, 2015.  The project spanned over 30 feet and was installed above the bar.  I was able to complete the project in 4 months by focusing entirely on just the paintings!  To see all 10 paintings, visit the Leather Paintings page on this site.

Rendevous in Jackson Hole

Rendevous in Jackson Hole

Cowboys and Indians Magazine Spring 2014:  Check the “On the Horizon” pages for a look at a colorful Southwestern inspired belt made by Montana Leather Designs: “Squash Blossoms and Feathers”. 3/2014

Squash Belt 2

Montana Leather Designs held a private show at the Alpina Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland hosted by Barbara Grimes of Gossamer Wings Santa Fe.  It was thrilling to present my work to Barbara’s clientele in Switzerland.   My work was accompanied by my close friend Maria Cole, who is of Swiss descent and also speaks Swiss/German.   Thank you Barbara Grimes and Maria Cole for making this possible!  1/2/2014

Montana Leather Designs is honored to be the recipient of the 20th Annual Western Design Conference People’s Choice Award!  It has been my desire to exhibit at the Conference for 10 years, and was finally able to fulfill that dream in 2012.  Thank you to all who voted, and Thank You to the WDC organizers and staff! 9/7/12

Sapphire and leather feathers - People's Choice Award

People’s Choice Award – Western Design Conference
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2012
Leather Feathers and Montana Sapphires set in White Gold