Monthly Archives: July 2008

Anne Menge: Textural Processes @ Miss Zula’s

Anne Menge‘s paintings will be on display throughout August at Miss Zula’s in downtown Bozeman (40 West Main St.). There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 8th from 6-8pm during the Bozeman Artwalk.

My textural process is the layering of a wide spectrum of paint viscosities. Contrary to the classical painting method of thick layers over thin ones, I finish my paintings with a thin layer over the built up textural surface to allow the last layers to form themselves around the thicker mark making.

George Dunbar, Sally Jo Hand, Mary Penberthy @ Artists’ Gallery

Artists George Dunbar, Sally Jo Hand, and Mary Penberthy, will be featured during the month of August at the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson, 111 S. Grand Ave, Bozeman. An artist’s reception will be held during Art Walk on Friday, August 8th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

George Dunbar, a Bozeman potter who has just joined the Artist’s Gallery, will be displaying his hand-thrown vases and pots. Many of his glazes are from naturally occurring materials from the local area.

Sally Jo Hand is a Bozeman artist who works primarily in pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic with themes inspired by nature, the human form, and a broad spectrum of human emotion and experience.

Mary Penberthy will be showing acrylic paintings of aspen trees and painted feathers of animals and Indians.

For further information, call: 406-587-2127.

Noellynn Pepos and Jerry Rankin @ Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory

Noellynn Pepos and Jerry Rankin will present: “…resonance, when vowels fall” at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory, 102 Main Street, Willow Creek from August 15 until September 14, with an artists’ reception from 5 until 9 PM, Friday August 15.

Meanwhile, until August 10, the work of Kathryn Yelsa is on view. A reception with Yelsa will be held July 18. See earlier post for more about Yelsa.

Phone 285 6996 for information or an appointment.

Pet Portraiture Workshop by Kaytee Esser

Ever think about painting your best furry friend?  Well here’s your chance.  Award winning artist Kaytee Esser will show you how to get started.  This class is for adults 18 on up with a willingness to give it a try.  Please come if you are a beginner or intermediate painter.  The workshop will be held at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in the Studio Boone classroom for 3 mornings beginning August 27, – August 29, 2008 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  So drop off the kids and come to class!

Ms. Esser will focus on pets as the subject so please bring the medium you can work with the best, pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil.  You will learn how to use guidelines and shapes to develop portraits of your pets.  Ms. Esser will demonstrate how to begin the process using your medium of choice.  The students are encouraged to bring photos of their pets as subject matter.

Kaytee Esser is an award-winning artist who lives and works on her boat in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Ms. Esser’s commission portraits of animals captures both the personality and essence of the pet.  She is known for her colorful representations of life in the South.  She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Kutztown University, Pennsylvania and has been a professional animal and people portrait artist for the past five years and has taught many workshops in both North and South Carolina.  To see more of her work, please go to

The cost for this workshop is $150 per student and will be limited to 8 students so please register early.  To register make a check out to at the Stephen Boone gallery today!
Please send checks to:  Stephen Boone, P.O. Box 1732, Bozeman, MT 59771.

Materials: Please bring your sketchbook (no smaller than 9X12) painting materials, photos and a great attitude!

Contact information:  Kaytee Esser, P.O. Box 23105, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925; Email:; phone: 843-476-9059.

Adair Peck @ tart

Opening Reception – Artwalk
Friday, July 11th 5-8 p.m.

Award winning local artist Adair Peck has been busy hunting paper tigers,and bear, and moose… Her whimsical and yet noble creatures seem to wink at you as they look down from the wall. Stop by to see her menagerie of big-game paper trophies and a flock of paper sheep. This show will be on display June 28th through July 22nd.

Sculptures by Adair Peck

Sculptures by Adair Peck

Call for entries: Sweet Pea Art Show

The Sweet Pea Juried and Open Art Shows will be displayed in the Bozeman Public Library from July 31st and Friday, August 29th. All artists and the public are invited to the opening reception on Thursday, July 31st at 6 p.m., in the Public Library’s Large Conference Room.

Information and an application form (PDF) about submitting artwork is available at the Sweet Pea Festival web site. The entry fee is $20. Following are selected excerpts:

The Juried & Open Art Shows are open to all artists. Artists may only enter one piece of work. In an effort to allow greater participation in the shows, hanging artwork shall not exceed the size of 4 feet x 4 feet (48 inches x 48 inches). Only original artwork designed and executed within the last two years, and not previously shown in past juried shows, is eligible for the Juried Show participation. The Open Show is a non-juried and non-competitive exhibition. Artwork in any media is acceptable, but acceptance is also conditional upon examination for extreme fragility or size. Please keep in mind that artwork will be located in an area heavily frequented by the public. Artwork also must be finished and ready for professional hanging. If artwork requires special handling, it must be accompanied by the artist’s written instructions. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Delivery & Deadlines
Hand Delivered: Artwork must be hand delivered to the Bozeman Public Library, 626 East Main Street, Bozeman, on Monday, July 28th between 12 and 5 p.m. Application form and entry fee will be collected at that time, as well as the optional artist statment. If the artist is unable to hand deliver on July 28th, the work must be shipped to arrive by July 21, or special arrangements must be made with the Art Show Chair.

See the application form for further details.