Art Inspired Gallery

Teresa Kelly-Tagaas

Original Fine Art and Limited Editions

Artist Bio

Artist Teresa Kelly-Tagas working on a drawing

Teresa Kelly-Tagas has a passion for creating art in whatever media best suites her inspirations. She works with watercolor, pencil, pastels, acrylic, oil, mixed media and sculpture. She has studied art through workshops and books, spending many hours refining her skills. She has come to realize the importance of being true to one's personality and the style it best creates. Teresa has studied also with the following artists: Susan Blackwood; Ray Campeau; Graham Flatt; Karen Garr; Ned Mueller, Gregory Packard and Aaron Schuerr.

Teresa was Chairman of the Montana Institute of Arts - Bozeman Artists 2002-2004. She was Chairman for MIA-BA 1st Annual Art Show - 2002, and 3rd Annual Art Show - 2004

Teresa demonstrated the use of acrylics to the MIA-Bozeman Artists - 2008, has tutored gifted elementary students in drawing - 2008, was a Guest Artist for the Belgrade Middle School After School Art program- 2002 and an Artist-In-Residence at Hawthorne Elementary School in 1999.

Teresa has been recognized for her artistic talent as evidenced by the following achievements:

Juried Art Exhibitions:

Sweet Pea Art Show- Bozeman, MT 2004

Montana Institute of the Arts- Bozeman Artists, "A Favorite Spot", 2004

Senior Citizens Coalition Specialized License Plate-Placed top 2, Bozeman , MT , 2004

Montana Institute of the Arts-Bozeman Artists, "Faces of Montana ", Bozeman , MT , 2003

Sweet Pea Art Show - People's Choice Award, Bozeman , MT , 2002;

ANA 31 - Holter Museum of Art , Helena , MT , 2002;

Montana Institute of the Arts - Bozeman Artists, "Time of Day", Bozeman , MT , 2002;

Minitures Art Exhibition - 2002

Gallatin County Open Lands Board Specialized License Plate-Placed in top 10, Bozeman , MT 2001;

"Body and Soul, the Unadorned Human Figure", Livingston , MT , 2001;

Sweet Pea Poster contest - Grand Prize, 1998, Bozeman , MT Non-Juried Art Exhibitons:


Private and Corporate Collections:

Belgrade Dental Group, Montana

Hays Dental Group, Montana

The Foundation for Advancements in Breast Care, California

Marketing Services, USA

Commissioned Works:

Graphite Drawing - Private Collection, Whitefish, Montana

Cover image - Headwaters Academy Fundraiser, invitaion, Thank You notes - 2002

Logo - "Mama Kats and the Orange County Kittens" a California team - Avon Breast Cancer 3 Day - San Diego , CA - 2002



"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest." (Confucius)