Payette Land Trust is pleased to announce the inaugural PLT Shindig

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the Glass House, McCall

Exhibition & Sale of Original Art by Premiere Idaho Artists Who Celebrate and Honor Nature Through Their Work! Supporting Land Conservation in West Central Idaho, 50% of proceeds will be donated to PLT. 

Introducing the one literary artist and five visual artists who are collaborating with PLT to make this Shindig happen:

CMarie FuhrmanCMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems and co-editor of Cascadia:
Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft, and Conversations. She
has published or forthcoming poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals and anthologies.
CMarie is an award winning columnist for the Inlander and Director of the Elk River Writers
Workshop. She is Associate Director and Director of Poetry at Western Colorado University,
where she teaches nature writing. CMarie is the host of Terra Firma. She resides in the Salmon River
Mountains of Idaho. See CMarie’s work.


MaryArnoldMary Arnold

Mary Arnold is a expressionistic/Fauvist painter, born and raised in Idaho. She uses bright colors, not tied to representational colors in nature, to convey the energy of the subject. Mary is passionate about the west, conservation, balanced land stewardship and animals, both domestic and wildlife. She is the 2023-24 Artist in Residence for the Payette Land Trust. See Mary’s work.



Jane Cropp

I have been painting throughout my life and now work part time as an artist, showing my art at Gallery 55 in McCall. My work is inspired by my outdoor adventures enjoyed all over the west. Color has taken over the images I capture in Acrylic medium. I worked over 40 years for the Forest Service in Recreation and Wilderness Management in Colorado, New Mexico and Idaho.  See Jane’s Work.


Heidi Messner Art

Heidi Messner

Heidi Messner is a self taught acrylic artist located in Salmon, ID. Heidi grew up recreating in the mountains and playing/working on the rivers of Idaho and continues to do so with her own two young boys. Heidi loves painting vivid riverscapes, mountain scenes, trout and other wildlife for others to enjoy. She strives to promote land conservation and preservation for future generations to enjoy. Heidi is Payette Land Trust’s 2023 Companion Heart Artist. See Heidi’s work.


Claire Remsberg

Working on site and from life whenever possible, Claire celebrates natural or man-made forms and patterns, found in land and waters, architecture, still life, and the animal kingdom. Though her artwork varies, a central theme is bringing the preciousness of our natural world to the viewing audience. Claire is Payette Land Trust’s 2023 BIG HEART Artist. See Claire’s work.


Valeria Yost

An acclaimed professional artist for many years, Valeria’s artwork has been on display throughout North America. Valeria takes photographs and does field studies that provide information for her strongly contrasted and brightly colored paintings. Working predominately in acrylic, she takes a great deal of care to depict her subjects and their habitats accurately. See Valeria’s work.



For more information about the Shindig, please Contact Sonya Mapp, PLT’s Community Outreach & Project Manager.