Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Art Bozeman Gallery Interview

Most artists need places to show their work. The range of options is wide, from a one-time home or apartment showing to established representation at a major art gallery. In an effort to acquaint artists with some of the possibilities, I’ll be posting interviews with people responsible for exhibit spaces in and around Bozeman. Here’s my list of questions:

  1. Please introduce yourself and your exhibit space.
  2. Do you have a defined mission or niche?
  3. What local/regional/national mix of artists have you had?
  4. How do artists usually connect with you?
  5. How should an artist looking for a show or advice best approach you?
  6. Anything else you’d like to tell artists and art aficionados?

It will take a while to make the rounds with this. In the meantime, I’m more than happy to post any submissions as they come in. If you work with artists to show their work–whether for sale or not–please consider this an invitation to respond.

MSU Exit Gallery: Call for submissions

This is your chance to have your work shown:

Exit Gallery Call for Entries


Apply for a solo exhibit or group exhibit for the
Spring 2008 semester at The Exit Gallery

Who is Eligible: Anyone and everyone with a cohesive body of work

How presenting artists are selected: All submissions will be given to a jury who will make their selection based on the quality of work. In the event of equal quality priority will be given to the student entry.

Perks to having a show in the Exit gallery: Two full weeks of a solo show. Posters, advertisement, and reception paid for. Chance to sell artwork and to get your name out.

What is needed for submission:

* Digital CD or Slides of original work
* 200 word Artist Statement – Must be typed
* Artist info:
o Name, e-mail, phone and address
o Resume
* $15 application fee
* Self addressed stamped envelope

Send/drop off submissions to:

SUB 282B (aka: Student Activities)
Attn: The EXIT Gallery
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Deadline is November 16th 2007
Contact: Brooke Tummel at 406.994.1828 or

Chris Terfloth: Abstract paintings at the Zoot Gallery

A showing of colorful abstract “flow” paintings by local artist Chris Terfloth opens at the Zoot Enterprises Gallery of Art with an artist’s reception Friday, November 16 from 5pm to 8pm. The reception will include music by cellist Kyle Brenner, wine and hors d’oeuvres.


Chris Terfloth has always been fascinated by “nature as art”. Terfloth translates natural patterns into colorful, abstract paint flows and geometric shapes. He also incorporates elements such as fused glass, sand, garnet and mica to create texture. “I like my paintings to have a tactile quality that encourages the observer to want to touch,” says Terfloth. Judy Hartz, owner of the Whooping Crones Gallery in Missoula where Terfloth’s paintings are currently exhibited, states: “I like the combination of organic nature and geometric abstract in Terfloth’s work. His paintings incorporate a multilayered style that encourages the viewer to find different facets and meaning.”


An illustrator for many years, Terfloth was drawn to the freedom and challenge of abstract expressionism. “Every work is a leap of faith. I start with a concept but as my idea evolves, I let the painting tell me which direction to go.”


Chris Terfloth’s work will be on display at the Zoot Enterprises Gallery of Art on the 2nd floor atrium from November 1, 2007 thru January 31, 2008. Zoot Enterprises is located at 555 Zoot Enterprises Lane Bozeman, MT 59718