Bobbie McKibbin, professor emerita of art, was invited to participate in an inaugural event for Yellowstone Forever. The first Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational took place Sept. 26–30, 2018, and celebrated the current and historical presence of art in Yellowstone. Fourteen of the nation’s best artists painted en plein air (outside on-site) for four days in various locations throughout Yellowstone National Park. Park visitors had the opportunity to attend daily painting demonstrations and a paint-out that gathered all artists to paint in one location Sept. 29. Peter Hassrick, a writer and independent American art scholar who focuses on the West, selected one of McKibbin’s works produced during this event for recognition.