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Honored to receive the kudos from Bozeman Magazine, Favorite Visual Artist (tied with the fabulous, Kara Tripp)
My art, "Big Browns" was featured in the Canadian Art and Architecture magazine, Arabella, 2019. So awesome to be included with such awesome and talented international artists.
Honored to be Bozeman Magazine's front cover artist for the May 2016 issue.
"Westslope Cutthroat Couple" by Mimi Matsuda©. Trout Unlimited, Madison Gallatin Chapter, commissioned artist, 2013.
"Blue Moon Bears" by Mimi Matsuda©. Cross Country Skier Magazine's featured cover artist, Winter 2015.
Choose Montana - chose me for a neat Instagram post, wow! (This photo was taken at the Montana Folk Festival.) From their posting, "Montana has talented professionals from tech industry specialists to exceptional, world-renowned artists. Our workforce continues to grow and thrive as Montanans embrace their passions."
Honored to be the commissioned artist for the inaugural International Trout Congress, October 2016. This is a limited edition print available though the Trout Congress website (see link below). Trout family members I painted from the top: Gogi char, Mexican Golden trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat trout, Softmouth trout, Rainbow trout, Taimen, Brown trout.
"Native Trout Mandala" art I did for the Yellowstone Association's coloring book, "Color It Wild", published in 2016.
"Family" by Mimi Matsuda. As seen in the National Park Service Publication, "American Indians and the Civil War."
FIRST PLACE: Mimi Matsuda "Bears (or a T-Rex) on bikes, birds in fishing boats and a yak in a kayak are part of Mimi Matsuda’s Secret Lives of Animals series showcasing her amusing take on regional wildlife. We love Matsuda, a former park ranger naturalist, for her dedication to the world around her and ability to bring animals to life, in whimsical and realistic forms." - Bozeman Magazine, January 2017
Live on the air! I was honored to be the artist to create a special painting celebrating 30 years of MontanaPBS programming. My artwork raised funds for PBS.
Juried artist into the 2016 River City Roots Festival, Missoula, Montana. My art, "Bike Rack"© was chosen as an image on the official poster.
Trout Unlimited, Madison Gallatin Chapter, Featured Artist, Trout Fest 2013, Mimi Matsuda
The Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone is a nature guide to Yellowstone’s wildlife told through the words and artwork of fifty of the region’s most distinguished storytellers. Simultaneously an exhibit of beautiful, diverse artwork and a thoughtful anthology of original prose and poetry, the book showcases profound reflections on nature, community, and place, as considered against the wild backdrop of Greater Yellowstone. I created, "She Can Do It" specially for this book.
July 2015, Art Show: DeYoung, Matsuda, FisheyeGuy. It was AWESOME to team up with huge talents, Derek DeYoung and Pat Clayton AKA Fisheye Guy, for an art show hosted at 406 Brewery (Bozeman, MT). 15% of proceeds to Madison Gallatin Trout Unlimited.
Article, "Painting Wild" Mimi Matsuda brings a naturalist's eye to her angling art. By Michele Corriel, pages 52-58.
Article in Big Sky Journal's Fly Fishing Issue, 2011, by Michele Corriel.
"Wildlife's Voice" Mimi Matsuda's unique art, article in Fall 2013 issue of Outside Bozeman. Written by Meghan O'Neal, pages 74-75.
Special art work done to honor the native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout and Montana Grayling, in colored pencil, by Mimi Matsuda. This art work was embroidered on to hats to raise funds for native fish via the Yellowstone Park Foundation, 2010.
NATURALIST WOMAN Bozeman artist sees her work as bringing humans, wildlife closer Article by Brett French Feb 28, 2013, Billings Gazette.
My Great Blue Heron soft pastel is featured in the Jack Dennis Wyoming Gallery ad, Images West Fine Art of Jackson Hole, Summer 2006.
Art show with partial proceeds to Warriors and Quiet Waters
"Bison By Skis" is the featured art for the Equinox Ski Race in West Yellowstone, Montana.
My soft pastel, "Worth The Wait", was juried into the "Exploring Yellowstone Through Art" exhibit, 2015, at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Livingston, MT.
"Bike Rack" by Mimi Matsuda, is juried into "Icons of the West" art show, Dana Gallery, 2014, Missoula, Montana.
So thrilled to share the news about Steve Horan's photographic project, "People of Yellowstone". I was photographed with three of my trout paintings. Steve is a brilliant photographer-artist. Getting a chance to work with him was the coolest thing. Watch for the published book coming soon, Spring 2017. http://www.peopleofyellowstone.com/
Bozeman Daily Chronicle art show opening, Freeman Gallery, Livingston, MT
One of two large, 5 ft long salmon I painted to raise funds for the removal of dams on the Sandy River, near Portland, Oregon. This project was headed by the Western Rivers Conservancy.
"Family", a 5 ft long fiberglass original painting of mine was auctioned off to raise funds in the "Salmon for the Sandy" project. This project combined art and a wild river corridor along Portland's backyard river, the Sandy. For more info, see attached link below.
Yellowstone Discovery, Spring 2006, illustration, "Yellowstone Cutthroat Trio" for article, "The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout: a Population in Peril" by Todd Henry.
"Gold at the end of the Rainbow" is included in the article, "Whimsical Animal Art" in Distinctly Montana's Fall issue, 2012.
Montana Fly Fishing Magazine article on Mimi Matsuda Art, Winter 2013 issue, Pages 42-55. This is an online magazine, please see link to read the article.
"Television Worth Watching" is the special art work created to celebrate 30 years of MontanaPBS!
Limited Edition sticker for Fat-Bike.com using my art, "Aurora Bearealis"
Limited Edition sticker for Fat-Bike.com using my art, "Raven Rider"
Screen shot of the now online exhibition of "A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing." In 2011 the American Museum of Fly Fishing opened its ground-breaking exhibition, A Graceful Rise, to highlight the careers and contributions of fifty-two women, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first century. Though the exhibition closed in 2013, the Museum digitally prepared the materials for an eventual online program. This online version of the exhibition recreates the gallery experience.
Standing next to my exhibit in the "Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing" exhibition at the American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, Vermont (WOW! ;D!!)
Honored to be featured in the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s exhibit, “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Manchester, Vermont. 52 Women are included in the exhibition. Here are images from the 105 page book that accompany the exhibition.