Monthly Archives: June 2010

Artists’ Gallery in July

The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson features over 25 local Montana artists. New pieces of artwork will be on display during the month of July.  We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, July 9th from 5-8 p.m., during Downtown Bozeman’s July Art Walk.

Necklace, Ann Wilbert

Mosaic, Kathy Burk

Naptime, Sarah Angst

Emerson show opportunities

Artists, creatives, emerging, established…we want you! We are looking for a range of artists to exhibit their work at the following Emerson galleries/spaces.

Jessie Wilber Gallery, Emerson Lobby, Weaver Room
Thank you for your interest in exhibiting with The Emerson!

We invite you to submit an exhibition proposal. Our current venues include: the Emerson Lobby, Weaver Room, and the Jessie Wilber Gallery.

We are committed to exhibitions that will expand the community’s appreciation of contemporary art and address the interests of a diverse audience. We exhibit artwork from both recognized and emerging regional artists. The Visual Arts Director and an Exhibition Review Panel evaluate the proposals submitted. In order to best represent your work, please be very careful to include all requested materials in your packet. You can view or download the submission form here (PDF).

Juried Fiber Exhibit in Emerson’s Lobby
Fiber artists are encouraged to apply to a group show juried by the Emerson’s Exhibits and Education Committee: Community Threads & Yarns.

Applications will be accepted from July 1-August 3. The deadline is Tuesday, August, 3, 5pm. Artists will be notified by phone or e-mail with the status of their application by August 6.

For more information consult our website or contact our Visual Arts Director, Ellen Ornitz at 587-9797 or send email to An online entry form is here (PDF).

[the art project] at the Emerson
The mission of this space is to provide a venue for primarily emerging artists in the region while providing affordable art to the community. We are currently accepting applications to exhibit in this space for those who meet this mission.

Apply now! Retrieve art exhibit proposal here (PDF).

Triad: recent work by Jane Waggoner Deschner, Jerry Iverson and Jon Lodge

Jane Waggoner Deschner, Jerry Iverson and Jon Lodge will present an exhibition of their recent works entitled Triad at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory in Willow Creek. Featured are Waggoner Deschner’s embroidered vintage snapshots, Iverson’s paintings and Lodge’s mixed media sculptures. The three friends combine their unique voices in harmony with the space and in relation to one another. Triad opens Friday, June 18, 2010, with a public reception from 4–8pm, and artists’ Q&A at 6:00pm.

Iverson says, “the work in this show uses real words with real thoughts and meanings attached. I look at them as being very short poems painted on canvas. Each painting has a small story attached. … For me, these works are experiments, a side project to explore a new thing.”

Jane Waggoner Deschner has long used found photographic imagery in her work, first making collages or photomontages with magazine clippings, and more recently utilizing orphan snapshots of anonymous amateur photographers. Inspired by Iverson’s work for this show, she appropriated one of his phrases, “why work.” Expanded to many “why somethings,” the two words interact with each snapshot into which they are embroidered.

Jon Lodge states, “For this exhibition, I have manufactured sculptures or modules that interface with ambient light creating a re-contextualized experience of light.”

Both Iverson and Dave Kirk, owner and director of Aunt Dofe’s, were recipients of Artist’s Innovation Awards from the Montana Arts Council in 2009. Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory is open by appointment. Contact Dave Kirk, 406-285-6996 or

Ana Hernandez collages @ The Beatnik

Collage artist Anna Hernandez shows her Wing series this month at The Beatnik, 131 West Main Street. She will be at the store during Art Walks on second Fridays through September.

Hernandez’ work is inspired by Bozeman’s surroundings. Reclaimed materials were used to create detailed, anatomically accurate artwork. Future months will feature work from the Horse and Jewel series. For more, see the artist’s blog at

Vanity Portraits: Identity Series by Jennifer Pulchinski

Opening Reception during Artwalk. Friday, June 11th 5-8pm
Bozeman artist Jennifer Pulchinski displays large format pastels that meld portraits of models taken from the pages of fashion magazines with broken baby doll bodies. Titled with phrases taken from advertisements, Pulchinski creates a biting commentary on the fashion and beauty industries. These haunting pieces both amuse and disturb, in classic Pulchinksi form. The show will be on display from June 11th through July 8th, 2010 in tart, in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S. Grand Ave. #107C. Call for more information 406-582-0416.
vanity portraits

Summer Art Walks in Willow Creek

Beginning on Friday, June 18th, Willow Creek will begin their summer art walks. These art walks will be held every third Friday through September, from 5pm to 9pm.

The town boasts of three private galleries, with the remainder of the regional artists displaying their original art works and crafts for the home in the Fire Hall. Unusual contemporary artwork from some of Montana’s best artists can be seen at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory. Walls of Grace Studio and Willow Creek Gallery feature Montana themes in modern paintings and drawings from the resident artists.

Food and beverages will be available at the Fire Hall for a low price; if you wish to dine at the Willow Creek Cafe, please make reservations ahead of time. For more information, please contact Leslie Drawbaugh at 406-600-8049.