Monthly Archives: January 2009

Folk Dogs by Abby McMillen


tart is pleased to present Folk Dog Paintings by Abby McMillen.  This show is a benefit for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Opening reception Thursday, March 5th 5-8pm.

The show will be on display through the end of March in TART, room #110 of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave.,  call 582-0416 for more information.

tartrospective show

globetrotters detail by Annie Baileyaves-25-h

To celebrate its second birthday, TART is delighted to present work by some of its favorite tartists.  Works will include a papier mache trophy head by Adair Peck, a new painting by Annie Bailey, a drawing by Courtney Blazon, jewelry by Ildi Francke and photography by Anne Sherwood, Rachel Cudmore, and Brittany Nelson.  The birthday party will also include prizes, tart tattoos, mysterious guest appearances, and more.  Tarty apparel is both encouraged and rewarded.  Refreshments in the form of tartinis and tarts will be provided.   The show will be on display through the end of February.
Opening reception during artwalk on Friday, February 13th  5-8p.m, in TART, room #110 of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave.,  call 582-0416 for more information.

Work featured in this post:  Globetrotters by Annie Bailey, Aves 25 by Courtney Blazon

Call for filmmakers – Emerson promotional DVD

The Emerson is fundraising for continued renovation of our 1918 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of this campaign is a two to five-minute film short that effectively and innovatively communicates the tremendous and wide-ranging value the Emerson adds to southwest Montana. The short will be used to explain our mission visually to out-of-state donors and foundations who cannot tour the building in person.

This project will be funded through private grants, $1,500 – $2,500 contingent on funding. Filming will begin Spring 2009.

To be considered for this project, please submit a cover letter, resume and sample of your work to the Emerson by March 1, 2009. Please mail or drop off application materials to:


DVD Project

111 S. Grand Ave.

Bozeman, MT 59715

Sarah Angst @ Flying C Gallery

During the month of February, local printmaker Sarah Angst will be displaying her work at the Flying C Gallery upstairs in Bozeman’s Community Food Co-Op. Angst has been hand painting her linoleum block prints for several years now, but recently she has explored other formats on which to display her images. Using ceramic tiles and silver bezels, Angst has developed a jewelry line that is striking and playful. In addition to jewelry, Angst has been creating poster-like reproductions from her originals. For this exhibit Angst has pieced together one-of-a-kind poster-collages, using stitching and paper scraps to give a contemporary feel.

At the Flying C, all of the pieces on display will be for sale. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm upstairs at the Co-Op’s Flying C Gallery. Please join us for a sweet treat and maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for your Valentine. The show runs Feb. 1st – Feb. 28th.

Abstract Landscapes: Mary Keefer @ MSU library

Abstract Landscapes by Mary Keefer is on exhibit from January 16, 2009 through February 27, 2009 in Heathcote Court on the first floor of Renne Library. The exhibit includes 10 of the artist’s paintings. The work entitled Transition (the largest of the three pieces displayed close to the Small Teaching Area) was part of the Butte Copper City Artists nationally juried exhibit “Montana Interpretations” this past summer and was awarded the Irene Muir Award for Creativity.

Mountain Lounge (see above) was in the juried national show sponsored by the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS–the 68th Annual Open Exhibition national show which is for all waterbased media including watercolor but includes watercolor pastel, watercolor crayon, acrylics and mixed media). Married to the Mountains was juried into a national show this fall in Big Fork, Montana.

Chasing Deceleration: Bhu Sullivan @ Big Sky Institute

Bozeman photographer Bhu Sullivan has an upcoming exhibit at BSI (Big Sky Institute) with an opening on Thursday, February 5th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The show is called Chasing Deceleration and you can read more on her web site. Chris Anderson (Assistant Professor of Photography at MSU) will also be giving a talk during the reception (at 7:00 p.m.), entitled From Inspiration to Fruition: The Creative Process in Photography.

The Big Sky office of the Big Sky Institute is located at 3091 Pine Dr., Suite 2 in Meadow Village (next to the Chamber of Commerce).

Love the Little Things @ The Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery members create affordable miniatures just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The gallery invites you to see their new wall of 6×6 original canvases. Featuring everything from painting, jewelry, ceramics, to collage, these artists have had fun creating a unique collaborative mosaic to share. Each individual canvas is for sale and affordably priced  to make an excellent gift. Show you’re sweetie how much you care this Valentine’s Day with an original work of art made right here in Bozeman.

Give your Heart some Art, and join us for a reception during February’s Art Walk, Friday, February 13th 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson. 111 S. Grand Ave.

Secretary of the Arts?

There seems to be a groundswell of support behind a petition to create a Secretary of the Arts position. There was a Washington Post article on the movement, pointing out that a number of arts institutions and political organizations back the idea of consolidating arts-related activities at the federal level. Regardless of the advisability or likelihood of an actual Cabinet position, I consider this a way to convey my personal wish to keep the arts prominent in the national consciousness. The number of signatures is currently well over 100,000. If you want to add your voice to mine (#34929) and others, go sign the petition.

Ghosts and Empties: Larry Blackwood photography @ Exit Gallery

The ASMSU Arts and Exhibits Exit Gallery presents “Ghosts and Empties,” a haunting collection of photos by Larry Blackwood who is a former graduate student of MSU and a now a full-time photographer. “Ghosts and Empties” will show in the Exit Gallery January 20-30. There will be an artist reception open to the public on Friday, January 23 from 5-7 pm, so stop by for great art, conversation, and snacks! See you there!

The Exit Gallery is located in SUB rm 212, Montana State University, and is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more information, please contact Stacey Ray at 406.994.1828 or at Additional photographs can be viewed at Larry Blackwood’s web site.