Fanny Y. Cory was born on October 17th, 1877. In October, 2017 Sunnyshore Studio will celebrate the 140th anniversary of this nationally recognized illustrator and cartoonist and the matriarch of our family of artists in the following ways:

  • On Saturday, October 14th, from 10:00am – 9:00pm Sunnyshore Studio we will host a show of her art and illustrations.
  • On Saturday, October 14th, we will release her biography Queen of Montana Beach: The story of Fanny Y. Cory written by Toni McCarty. Toni will be present at Sunnyshore Studio to sign copies of the readable and exciting book.
  • On Saturday, October 14th, we will also release a film documenting her life and artistic legacy. This documentary will be shown every two hours at Sunnyshore Studio.
  • The Day Brothers bluegrass band, featuring three great-grandsons of Fanny Y. Cory will be playing a mini concert throughout the day on Saturday, October 14th at Sunnyshore Studio.
  • Then on Sunday, October 15th, at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood, we will be sharing some of Fanny’s art and illustrations, the documentary, and biography as well as a brief brief presentation by her grandchildren and author Toni McCarty.


The Story of my Grandmother’s house: Video by Robert Dodgson

Enjoy this story and video by Robert Dodgson, grandson of Fanny Y. Cory.

The Story of “My Grandmother’s House” Video by Robert Dodgson

Fanny: the artist who made America smile

The Sunnyshore Studio team is working hard to create a documentary on the life and legacy of Fanny Y. Cory. Read more about the upcoming documentary on Fanny Y. Cory titled, Fanny: the artist who made America smile here:

Following Fanny (1): Julian and my Road Trip to Montana

Following Fanny (2): Her story’s worth telling

Following Fanny (3): The Vault at Montana’s Museum of History and some concluding reflections

Queen of Montana: the story of artist Fanny Y. Cory

Read more about author Toni McCarty and her biography of Fanny Y. Cory, Queen of Montana Beach: the story of artist Fanny Y. Cory here:

Introducing Toni McCarty and her book Queen of Montana Beach

 Toni McCarty