Sally McIntosh, director, Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, 406.259.6563,
RMC Media Team, 406.657.1105,  

Photo caption: "Small Horsepower" (right) by Ross Magnuson and "Snow Dust" (left) by Willow Brown

Small HorsepowerPhotographic Institute Exhibit Held at RMC

BILLINGS, August 15, 2014 – The 12th annual and Final Exposition of the Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone (PIY) hangs October 2 to 31 in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery at Rocky Mountain College, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with an opening reception Thursday, October 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The free show shares the breadth and depth of artistic vision among regional professional and amateur photographers.

The 2014 exposition is the first to show for an entire month rather than just a weekend and the first to require framed prints for entry. In 2013, 120 photographers submitted work for the professional jury. Photographers, there’s still time to enter before the deadline of August 29!

“We’ve had the exhibition at Rocky three or four years,” PIY President Jens Selvig said. 

Snow Dust

“Rocky is a great location for us. The gallery is quite nice and is open to the public,” he said. The exhibition offers a brown bag luncheon lecture at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8.

The PIY started as the Billings Institute of Photography back in 1976, and the name change honored participants from northern Wyoming and all across Montana. PIY held exhibitions for years at the Yellowstone Art Museum, Western Heritage Center, and local galleries. 

Selvig explains that the PIY promotes regional photography as art. He said, “Over the years we have provided meaningful opportunities for photographers of all experience levels a chance to show their work and compare it to others. My belief is that this month-long exhibit will put a nice exclamation point on our long-term efforts.” 

For entry information, visit or call Selvig at 406.652.8247.