Willson

Moonlight Sonata

by Jennifer Lowe-Anker

A Unique Painting created specifically

to raise funds for the Willson Auditorium Renovation!

Jennifer Lowe-Anker is a successful visual artist and the founder of the Khumbu Climbing School and Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

Jennifer has created the piece ‘Moonlight Sonata’ for the Willson Renovation campaign. The Bozeman Schools Foundation has raised $2.5M towards the renovation of the Willson Auditorium on Main Street. The campaign goal is to revitalize a facility where students, community partners and global guest artists can enhance Bozeman area arts and arts education for generations to come. The Bozeman Schools Foundation is honored that Jennifer has created this wonderful piece of art to help raise funds for the Auditorium!

There will be several opportunities to see 'Moonlight Sonata' in the next month. Look for it now at the Art Shoppe on S. Willson, in the lobby of the Willson during Hawks Night Live in March during the Bozeman Symphony in April and then downtown in the Visions West Gallery on Main Street through April. This whimsical piece, created with livestock markers, Jennifer's signature medium, measures 50x38 framed in a coffeetone, burl frame. 

Silent bids will be accepted in the Bozeman Schools Foundation office through April 30th at 5:00 pm. The painting has been valued at $10,000. Minimum bids will start at $8,000. For more information or to place a bid, please email maryjo@bozemanschoolsfoundation.org or call 522-6071

* If you email your bid, please provide us with your name, phonenumber, address and emailaddress as well as your bid and any potential maximum bid you'd like to register. 

About Jennifer Lowe Anker:

Jenni was born Jennifer Daly in Missoula, Montana and spent parts of her childhood riding horse-back around the Missoula Valley and across the fields of her great grandparents homestead in Grasshopper Valley. A well-known artist, her paintings are rendered in the vivid color and rich texture of livestock markers, depicting whimsical images of a Western upbringing.  

Jennifer began using the oily paintsticks in 1985 while a student at Montana State University. Since graduating in 1987, Lowe has been featured in 22 shows throughout the West. Her work has been shown alongside such well known Western artists as Thom Ross, Howard Post, Larry Pirnie and Donna Howell Sickels. Lowe's appeal has landed her work in private collections of such luminaries as Peter Fonda, Michael Keaton, Jeff Bridges and Jerry Spence, as well as in the corporate collections of Patagonia and Chronicle Books. She lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband, Conrad Anker and their three children-Max, Sam and Isaac.