Monthly Archives: May 2010

Informal group art critique @ [the art project]

The new gallery downstairs at the Emerson, [the art project], is more than just a gallery, but a community room to meet, teach, and celebrate. So lets utilize the space and get together to talk about our artwork! This is a great opportunity to bring in your latest artwork or idea about your next piece and discuss over some tea and wine.

We will meet for an informal critique Thursday June 3rd, from 7pm – 8:30pm. Come meet some fellow artists and get some encouragement on your artwork. The gallery space is across from Tart in the Emerson. Give me a call if you have any questions or shoot me an email.

For more information, contact: Allie Gato Buck at or 406.599.2818.

Swimming in the Ocean of Becoming: Jolene Monheim @ The Emerson

An exhibition of photographs by Jolene Monheim, Swimming in the Ocean of Becoming, will run June 1 – August 13, 2010 in the Emerson Lobby. A reception will be held during Art Walk on Friday, June 11, and a gallery talk takes place at 5:30 pm.

Monheim combines images of water, figures and the skyscape to create dreamlike montages. “The shapes our bodies take in the watery environment of complete support fascinate me. The body softens and become primally itself – a Living Temple,” reflects the photographer Jolene Monheim. Several of her large scale digital images are printed on translucent vinyl lit from behind. Other images are printed and framed in a traditional manner. Meet her and hear about her processes and ideas on ArtWalk night.

Kate Jo & Vaughan Judge @ The Emerson

A Move for Change, a collaborative photographic/text project of Kate Jo and Vaughan Judge, will open at the Jessie Wilber gallery on Friday, June 11, with a gallery talk at 6 pm.

The work is a series of colour portraits of women who have moved to the UK in the interest of a better life. Whether that means they moved for love, money, education, family, freedom, etc. To complement each portrait the artists have documented a brief story detailing each individual’s immigration or journey to the UK – the “stories” of where the woman had been and why she chose the UK (or why the UK chose her). This is an attempt to investigate the often untold stories of women who embrace the courage to change their lives. Although the individual reasons vary, these women have found a common strength in starting life anew.

Marsha Karle @ Library’s Atrium Gallery

Husband & wife team Marsha Karle and Paul Schullery will debut a collection of seventy original paintings and drawings of Glacier Park at the Library’s Atrium Gallery. All of the artwork is featured in Schullery’s new book, This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park. A free, public reception will be held on Friday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7:30. Books will be available for sale. For more information, call the Foundation office at 582-2425.

Domaszewski paintings in GVLT benefit @ Sola Cafe

Oil paintings by Loretta Domaszewski will be featured at Sola Café at S. 3rd and Kagy in Bozeman during the months of June and July, with an artist reception on Friday, June 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturated color and movement in Domaszewski’s artwork portray the beauty of local trails, conservation land, and natural wetlands and waterways.

As a benefit for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust 20-year anniversary, purchase a small landscape painting depicting hikers and bicyclers and become a GVLT member. Current members may also sponsor new members. A percentage of the proceeds for larger paintings will go to the GVLT. This event is free and open to the public.

For further information contact Tiffany Lach at 922-7652.

Call to Creatives: Project: Home

Project: Home is an art on paper exhibit that will be displayed at [the art project] at the Emerson. Decide what “Home” means to you and relay this to us visually on the project postcard. All the art pieces will then be displayed on our project wall. This paper can be provided to you upon request. Please contact us in order to obtain a project postcard.

Our mission is to exhibit art work in a casual format based on a theme, in this case “Home”. The art should provide various interpretations of the theme and provide a unique viewing experience to the public.

Each person interprets the same word differently. Some factors include native language, geographic location, age, and general view of the world. You don’t have to be a professional artist to participate in the exhibition. This project is about being creative and inspiring yourself and others, and participating in a group project.


  • Open to all participants. Please limit one art piece per person.
  • All artwork will be owned by the Emerson and not returned to the artist. We appreciate this donation to the Emerson. The proceeds from this exhibit will help sustain future art projects.
  • Please mail in your completed project or deliver to [the art project] at the Emerson. If delivery is after hours, feel free to slide the postcard under the door. The artwork must arrive by August 9.
  • Please include your signature and a brief description of your work and/or your inspiration on the back of the postcard. Your contact info, including your phone, address, email and website (if applicable) is also appreciated. This information is useful for networking purposes.
  • The show opening will coincide with the Bozeman downtown art walk on August 13, 5-8pm and refreshments will be served. The show will be on exhibit until October 4.
  • Any medium is acceptable as long as the 4” x 6” project paper provided is incorporated and can be hung by a magnet on our steel project wall.
  • We reserve the right not to exhibit your work.
  • Due to space constraints, a juried process may be required.

Thank you for your participation! We look forward to viewing the art you create. Please call Cherlyn Wilcox at the Emerson office at 406.587.9797 or for more information or to request a postcard.

Fellows-Tripp and Whitehouse paintings @ Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson is thrilled present new artwork by oil painters, Kara Fellows-Tripp and Kitty Whitehouse, our featured artists for the month of June. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, June 11th from 5-8 p.m., during Downtown Bozeman’s first Art Walk of the season.

Kara Fellows-Tripp is a native of Montana, born and raised in Bozeman. In 2002 she graduated from MSU with a degree in Chemical Engineering, but instead of pursuing a career in that field she chose to focus her attention on art. Although initially a jewelry designer, she enjoyed experimenting with other mediums, which led her to painting. She now paints exclusively in oils and her work is representational. Most of her pieces depict farm and ranch landscapes or themes. She would love to explore portraiture next. Kara’s work can be seen in the Artists’ Gallery located in the Emerson Cultural center in Bozeman and at The Two Rivers Gallery in Big Timber, MT.

After making the Gallatin Valley her permanent home a few years ago, Kitty Whitehouse has furthered her artistic talents by painting the wildlife and scenes of the West. Most of her painting is done in oils, though she occasionally works in watercolor or colored pencil, as each piece is done according to how she envisions the final artwork. Her favorite place is Yellowstone Park, with its geothermal wonders, varied scenery, and of course, the wildlife. Some of her Yellowstone paintings and other local Montana scenes will be on display at The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson during the month of June.

Julia Kirchhoff paintings @ The Emerson

A reception for Bozeman artist Julia Kirchhoff will be held in Susan Dabney’s art studio on the second floor of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 21. Kirchhoff’s recent oil paintings will be on display through the end of May.

The Pearl at the Bottom consists of 15 oil paintings, including portraits, still life scenes, landscapes, abstract works and scenes of Bozeman. Done in a personal style, they reveal her self-taught technique, and various themes, including dependence between opposing forces, life beyond the ego, and the dignity of the human soul and its mysterious journeys.

Kirchhoff graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. In Portland she interned with L.A./Portland artist Anna Fidler, and since her return to Bozeman she assisted Steve Jackson, art gallery curator of the Museum of the Rockies, to prepare the Francisco Goya exhibit.