Monthly Archives: November 2008

Floccinaucinihilipilification: paintings by Jade Raue @ Exit Gallery

The ASMSU Arts and Exhibits Exit Gallery is proud to present to you “Floccinaucinihilipilification,” a collection of paintings by Jade Raue, a fourth year student at MSU. Come to the reception for great art, conversation, and free food!

Showing: December 1-12
Reception: Friday, December 5 from 5-7pm

The Exit Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and is located in SUB (Student Union Building) room 212, Montana State University-Bozeman.

DG House open studio

Contemporary native artist DG House celebrates the holiday season with the Grand Opening of her new Big Medicine Art Studio at Four Corners near Bozeman. House’s studio is open to the public during this special event, Friday, December 5, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the studio to see works in progress, limited edition prints and visit with the artist.

House then presents her 14th annual Holiday Print Sale on two Saturdays, December 13 and December 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Big Medicine Art Studio. The prints are 8”x10” and 11”x14”, matted and bagged and are limited editions, signed and numbered. All prints are $15 and $30 and feature the wildlife and native peoples of the Rocky Mountain West.

DG House is artist in residence in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian, the Indian Arts Museum in Grand Teton National Park and in private collections worldwide. House is represented by the Depot Gallery in Red Lodge, MT, A Horse of a Different Color Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY and in Bozeman at Indian Uprising Gallery.

To visit the Big Medicine Art Studio from Bozeman, drive west on Huffine through the Four Corners intersection, turn left on the first street after the Exxon Station, then right onto Shepherd Trail. The Studio is located at the first warehouses on the right at 97 Shepherd Trail, #10. Click here for map. For more information call the studio at 406.595.0113 or email dg_house@hotmail.com.

Bozeman Artists’ Alliance on Facebook

Facebook is one of a large number of social networking sites on the Internet. Doubtless some of you readers already have Facebook profiles. If you’re an artist or gallery that maintains a mailing list of some sort, you should strongly consider using Facebook as a convenient means of not only maintaining those connections, but extending them through friends of friends. I’m not on Facebook yet myself—I’m over-web-extended as it is—but I probably won’t hold out much longer. If you’re thinking that Facebook sounds a little fringe, consider that the Bozeman Public Library is offering a class on it (at 9 am today, Saturday, so you probably missed it…) That’s getting pretty mainstream.

What brings this all up is that I recently learned of a Facebook group called the Bozeman Artists’ Alliance. Here’s what they say about themselves:

The Bozeman Artists’ Alliance is a group of artists, writers, musicians, actors, directors and other artistically minded people connected to the Bozeman community. We are united in one single purpose of inspiring each other to use our creativity to make a difference in the world.

It would be great to hear more about that group from anyone in it. For that matter, any other thoughts on Internet or non-Internet activities that connect artists are always welcome. That’s what Art Bozeman is all about.

December @ Artists’ Gallery

You are invited to a gallery reception for December featured artists at The Artists’ Gallery, on Friday evening, December 12th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, in the Emerson, 111 S. Grand Ave.  Featured artists for December are Anne Danahy, oil paintings of Montana landscapes and animals, Ann Wilbert, hand  blown glass bead jewelry, and Wendy Marquis, paintings of old Montana trucks, landscapes and hand painted screens.

Anne Danahy, "Yellowstone Pine Lamar Valley"

Anne Danahy, Yellowstone Pine Lamar Valley

Anne Danahy
Anne Danahy’s oil paintings capture Montana landscapes and animals in a variety of seasons and light.  See the secrets hiding in our mountains, in a fox stretching in the morning sun, in a Western tanager watching fly fishermen cast their lines, and in “The Nursery,” where a swan tends her signet brood.

Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass beads

Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass beads

Ann Wilbert
Ann Wilbert is a handmade glass bead artist and is new to The Artists’ Gallery. After taking an introductory class on glass bead making at Lake Glass in 1996, Ann was hooked. She has been making beads ever since, using a propane/oxygen mix torch to form the molten glass, and annealing the finished beads in a kiln for longevity. Ann is mostly self taught and is always learning something new about working with glass. She will be showing jewelry creations made with her beads.

Wendy Marquis, Haystack Butte Pickup

Wendy Marquis, Haystack Butte Pickup

Wendy Marquis
Wendy Marquis will be showing her paintings of old Montana trucks, local landscapes, and her hand-painted screens. Wendy attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and graduated with a BFA from the University of Arizona, with a major in graphic design and a minor in studio art. Over the last ten years, Wendy has travelled extensively to take classes in the art of faux finishing walls and furniture. She intertwines all these disciplines when she creates her paintings.

Marquis’ eyes are constantly panning her world for a scene to paint. As of late, she searches for ancient trucks in her Bozeman surroundings, as if she was a treasure hunter panning for gold; when she finds one that speaks to her, Marquis stops to see if she feels a story within its old metal bones. If she does feel so inspired, she proceeds to paint.  As she interprets this feeling and these stories of Montana…it flows intuitively through her brush and onto the canvas.  Whether she is painting an old truck, a landscape, or she is faux finishing a wall, Marquis’ spirit sings when she is working with color and paint.

Call for banner art

In case you haven’t checked out The Banner before, know that the space up there at the top of the page is yours for the asking–just send an image to me, steve@stephendurbin.com. Ideally I would post a new banner once a month or so. It’s especially appropriate for extra publicity if you have a show coming up. It is an odd shape, but with great possibilities for intriguing details, which can always be supplemented by a full image and/or a link to your web site. For the sake of variety, I’ve been occasionally updating it with my own photographs, but I’d rather show your work.

The latest banner is from Jennifer Pulchinski, cribbed (with permission) from her web site Jen Pulchinski Portraits. By the way, all previous banners are archived for posterity at Art Bozeman Banners.

The exact shape of the banner is 770 pixels wide by 140 pixels high, but I can crop that from any image it’s convenient for you to send. So let’s see what you can do to beautify Art Bozeman.

Photography exhibit: MSU Students Around the World

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits is proud to present to you “MSU Students Around
the World,” a showcase of photos by MSU study abroad students. The exhibit
will show the winning photos of the 3rd annual study abroad photography
contest held by the Office of International Programs at MSU in celebration
of International Education Week.

Showing: November 17-28
Reception: Wednesday, November 19, 5-7 pm

*Come to the reception for great art, conversation, and free food!


*The Exit Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and is located in SUB
(Student Union Building)room 212, Montana State University-Bozeman.