Monthly Archives: February 2009

Call for contemporary visual artists

The Emerson is now accepting applications for contemporary visual art exhibits for our Lobby, Weaver Room, and Jessie Wilber galleries for 2009 – 2011.

The Jessie Wilber Gallery exhibits the artwork of professional contemporary artists showing painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, mixed media, film, new genre, and installations.

The Emerson Lobby Gallery exhibits the drawings, paintings, prints, photography, and mixed media work of regional contemporary artists. The show often relates specifically to the current exhibit in the Jessie Wilber Gallery.

The Weaver Room Gallery displays two-dimensional and wall hung sculpture highlighting topics of regional significance including community concerns, travel, and artwork by students and faculty of Montana State University and our local schools.

Click here for more information and to download an application form.

proportional explorations: Tad Bradley @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits presents “Proportional Explorations,” a collection of drawings and sculptures by Heath (Tad) Bradley, a professor at the MSU School of Architecture. The exhibit will show in the gallery February 17-27. There will be a public artist reception Wednesday, February 18th from 5-7pm. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Admission is free!

Playing with Prints: Sarah Angst @ Co-op

Sarah Angst transforms her original prints into jewelry and collage. Show Runs Feb. 1- Feb. 28, 2009. Please join us for a reception Thursday, February 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm upstairs at the Co-Op’s Flying C Gallery. Come enjoy a sweet treat and maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for your Valentine.

Sarah’s work can also be viewed on her web site,

Steve Hamner photographs @ Sola Cafe

Sola Cafe will host an exhibition of photographs featuring food and culture from around the world by Steve Hamner during the months of February and March. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, February 6th from 5:30 – 7 pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Montana Outdoor Science School.

Hammer’s interest in photography began as a teenager when he was introduced to the photographic legacy of Edward Curtis. Inspired by his love of Curtis’ photographs of vanishing Native American culture and the landscapes that framed Indian life, he purchased his first 35mm camera while en route to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975. Since then, he has always had a camera with him during travels overseas. He has selected some favorite photos from time spent in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer and in Japan as a novice student of Buddhism living in a temple in Kyoto in the 1970’s. Also on display are more recent photos taken in India, where he worked over the last five years as a microbiologist studying the relationships between poverty and public health, and water and infectious disease. His photographic eye is most often drawn to people going about their everyday activities. “As a visitor and guest in a foreign country, I am intrigued by the diversity and richness of other peoples’ lives, as they perform their work, procure food and water, or relax over a cup of tea with friends and strangers.”

Sola Cafe is located at the corner of S. 3rd & Kagy across from the Museum of the Rockies. For more information, call 922-SOLA.

Upcoming exhibits @ Exit Gallery

What Lies Dormant
A Collection by John Warren
Showing: February 2-13
Reception: Wednesday, February 4 from 5-7pm

Proportional Explorations
A Collection of drawings and sculptures by Heath (Tad) Bradley
Showing: February 17-27
Reception: Wednesday, February 18 from 5-7pm

Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold
A Collection of Ceramics by Jared Gabriel and Mark Kronfuss
Showing: March 2-13
Reception: Friday March 6 from 5-7pm

Life Drawing
A Collection by the MSU Life Drawing Guild
Showing: March 23-April 3
Reception: Tuesday, March 31 from 5-7pm

Upheaval: A Revolution of the Arts
A collection of artwork by MSU students
Showing: March 31-April 2 in the Strand Union Building Ballrooms at MSU
Reception: Thursday, April 2 from 5-7pm

Reclaiming Our Voices

A Juried exhibition of artwork expressing responses to and interpretations
of sexual and domestic violence
Showing: April 6-17
Reception: Wednesday, April 8 from 5-7pm

Astronomical Imaging: The Point When Art Breaks Through Science
A Collection of Photos by Ryan Hannahoe
Showing: April 20-May 1
Reception: Wednesday, April 22 from 5-7pm


Reclaiming Our Voices is a juried art show, open to all artists, focusing
on the artistic representation of the effects of sexual and domestic
violence on victims and the community at large. This 51st annual show,
which will hang in the Exit Gallery on the MSU campus April 6-17, 2009,
will coincide with other events that are part of the nationally recognized
Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Reclaiming Our Voices will provide a venue
for artists to express their responses to and interpretations of sexual
and domestic violence in their lives and communities. Juror is Ellen
of the Emerson Cultural Center.

All two and three dimensional mediums accepted. Entry fee is $5 per entry;
artist may submit up to three entries. Send a CD with images, by March 20,
, to: ASMSU Arts and Exhibits, SUB 221, Montana State University,
Bozeman, MT, 59717, ATTN: Stacey Ray. Include SASE, with sufficient
packaging and postage to return the work, and your name, address, email
address, and phone number. Checks should be made out to: ASMSU Arts and
Exhibits Artist statement is optional. Notification is in late March. For
more information, contact Stacey Ray, 406/994-1828 or This show is sponsored by ASMSU Arts and Exhibits,
Students Against Sexual Assault at MSU-Bozeman and the MSU VOICE Center.

WHAT LIES DORMANT: John Warren @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits presents “What Lies Dormant,” a collection of artwork by John Warren, a previous student of MSU. The exhibit will show in the gallery February 2-13th. There will be a public artist reception Wednesday, February 4th from 5-7pm. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.