On 29 January, 2009 I was honored to be inducted into The Montana Circle of American Masters. 
What is it?
"Montana's Circle of American Masters in Visual Folk and Traditional Arts" celebrates the contributions of Montana's master artists
in visual traditional and folk arts. Throughout their lifetime, a member of Montana's Circle of American Masters has created a notable body of work.
Of significant cultural and artistic stature, their work represents the historic, traditional, and innovative arts and handcrafts distinctive to the State.

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The ceremony was held inside the State Capitol, located in Helena, MT.
following are some images from the ceremony.
The Invocation/Prayer Song
Lt. Governor Bollinger, Master of Ceremonies opening remarks
Receiving my Induction/Award from Lt. Governor Bollinger
Ed holding his Montana Circle of American Masters Induction award, next
to his Storyboard.
A proud moment shared with my lovely wife Cindy after the ceremony

Although I have never been much for "tooting" my own horn, I am very honored to have been chosen
as one of only 11 individuals to be honored with this Induction/Award.
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