Monthly Archives: March 2010

Life with Wings: Mixed Media Paintings by Mika Holtzinger

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Life with Wings, a collection of paintings by Mika Holtzinger. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery April 5 – April 16. There will be a free public artist reception on Thursday, April 15, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The images Mika creates celebrate the beauty of nature, as well as the decay of it, observing the interconnectedness of living things and the laws that govern them. Mika strives to make artwork which inspires people to more intricately bond with their environment, in hopes of forming a deeper appreciation for their surroundings.

Mika Holtzinger studied at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy before earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wichita State University in Kansas. While completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Oregon, Mika became enchanted by the natural beauty of the West and her painting became more intensely focused on wildlife and the natural world. During this time Mika gained an appreciation for the value of making art in the community while performance painting with musicians, poets and actors. She has been on stage with  KRS-ONE, Anthony B and Steve Kimock, just to name a few. Mika recently moved to Montana, the ideal place to build a long lasting home and further her focus of nature-inspired painting. Please visit to learn more about Mika and her work.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


Exit Gallery Call for Entries!

The Exit Gallery is now accepting applications for exhibits during the Fall 2010 semester. If accepted, you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo exhibition with paid advertising and reception. This is a unique and highly visible opportunity to exhibit your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. Applications are available in the Exit Gallery and ASMSU office or by e-mailing Applications are due Monday, July 12th, 2010.

Photography @ BHS DeWeese Gallery: Redux

Former Bozeman High School art students are participating in Redux, a collaborative fine art photography show on display in the DeWeese Gallery at the school. Showing work are Robyn Schmidt, Carly Coppenhagen, Cale Hofferber, CJ Carter, and Maggie Mateskon. An opening reception will be held 7-9 pm, Thursday, April 1.

30 Year Design Retrospective: Class of 1979

Montana State University School of Art presents a panel discussion by the Interior Design Alumni, Class of 1979, on Tuesday 30 March 2010, 5:30PM – 6:30PM. Admission is free. The panel discussion will be followed by an exhibition reception in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, 7PM – 9PM. Exhibitors include: Dana Aaberg, Bill Clem, Lindy Coon, Martha Hodder, Amy Hofacker, Julie Koch, Mark Koch, Connie Kolokotrones, Jeff Lovely, Arunas Oslapas, Carol Schmidt, Brad Schwend, Greg Stackhouse, Gary Talcott, and Jayne VanAlstyne.

Library Seeking Proposals for Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series

The Bozeman Public Library is seeking submissions for its 2011 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms as well as the work of both established and emerging artists of our region. The Library’s primary objective is to feature exhibitions that will expand public appreciation of art as well as reflect the diversity of the community. Each exhibit will run for one to three months. Selections will be made by The Library Art Committee which is made up of local artists, community members, Library Foundation and Library staff.

The Bozeman Public Library is committed to promoting the visual and aesthetic enhancement of the Bozeman community through this ongoing presentation of rotating exhibits of public art in the Library. Proposals must be received by April 30, 2010. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. For complete description of the program and guidelines, visit the Library website at For additional information, please contact Alice Meister at 406/582-2401 or

Flowers @* Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery members display new work inspired by flora.

The Artists’ Gallery invites you to come see their wall of new pieces inspired by the blooms of spring. Featuring everything from jewelry to paintings, these local artists have created a wide selection of artwork perfect for those who love flowers. Each individual piece is for sale and affordably priced. You’ll feel like spring is here when you come see all the flower art in bloom at the Artists’ Gallery.

This show will be on display March 29 through April 24, 2010. Join us for a reception during Art Walk, Friday, April 9th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson. 111 S. Grand Ave.

* The @ symbol itself is art, or at least has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s nice to know I’ve been using it appropriately all this time.

Noah Massey paintings @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Empyrean, a collection of paintings by Noah Massey. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery March 22nd – April 1. There will be a free public artist reception on Thursday, March 25th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Utilizing contemporary graffiti styles and items of modern fashion, the paintings draw a comparison between modern existence and that of the beatified who lived from the 2nd to 11th centuries . The paintings create a psychological space that is abundant with pain but free of panic, the place where decisions of fate and faith are made. It is Noah’s desire to create paintings that seduce the viewer into believing that impossible challenges and trials can be overcome, even by the weakest of us.

Noah is a Montana-born painter who recently established a studio practice east of Bozeman. In 2009 Noah received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her fascination with religious art and art history deepened and became incorporated with her studio work. As a teacher Noah emphasizes the need for familiarity with the chemistry of a non-toxic painting process and rigorous study of classical painting techniques. She is actively involved with mentoring young artists in both Montana and Wisconsin, as well as exhibiting her own work on a national level.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!