Tracy Lynn Pristas

Pristas Receives Montana Arts Council Direct Purchase Award

Jan. 9, 2015
MSU - Gaines Hall
Montana State University Bozeman, MT 59717

For over 20 years, self-taught artist Tracy Lynn Pristas has made her mark exhibiting and selling her abstract landscape paintings throughout the United States. As a recent transplant to the Denver Area from Chicago, she is proud to have cemented her presence “out west” with an award by the Montana State Arts Council. Out of the 146 artists that responded to a national call for visual artists, Pristas was one of two artists selected by the committee for a “direct purchase award”. Pristas’ application was ranked high enough by the selection committee that, rather than continue with the extended proposal process, they will purchase a 48 x 48 original abstract landscape oil painting directly out of her existing inventory. The selected painting will be displayed prominently in the newly renovated Gaines Hall at Montana State University. Three semi-finalists were chosen to provide further proposals for entry-foyer sculptural artwork. Read more in the Your Hub Denver Post Feature