Monthly Archives: November 2010

Italia: Semester in Italy

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is proud to celebrate 10 years of the School of Art’s study abroad program in Europe with an exhibition titled Italia: Semester in Italy that will run from November 8 – 19, 2010. The gallery has been handed over to the 15 MSU students who spent spring 2010 semester studying in Italy so they could install a group exhibition that brings their experience back to Montana. On display will be their drawings and photographs, as well as, well-worn travel journals filled with memories, maps and sketches.

A closing reception will be held on Thursday November 18, 7 – 9PM, in the Copeland Galley, Haynes Hall.

MSU architecture students exhibiting @ The Emerson

Students from the MSU School of Architecture will be exhibiting at the following Emerson locations and dates:

LaN Studio Exhibit
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Monika Wittig & Shane Salisbury
November 12th-December 8th
[the art project] at the Emerson #110
Art Walk: November 12th, 5:00-8:00pm

Foreign Study Europe
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Chris Livingston & Laura Landon
December 9th-February 9th
[the art project] at the Emerson #110
Art Walk: December 10th, 5:00-8:00pm

Taking Stock and Advanced Architectural Graphics
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty: Maire O’Neill & Henry Sorenson
November 1st-February 15th
Emerson Gallery: Weaver Room
Art Walk/Reception: November 12th, 5:00-8:00pm

Chair Design & Construction
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Bill Clinton
November 1st-February 15th
Emerson Foyer & Halls

Courtney Blazon @ tartoo Grand Opening

tart is delighted to announce the grand opening of its new gallery space, tartoo!  We’re tearing down walls to create a bigger and better tart!  The new space, affectionately called ‘tartoo’, will be an adjoining gallery dedicated to emerging contemporary Montana artists.  Paintings, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media will share wall space, with one wall dedicated to a featured ‘tartist of the month’.  In an effort to give back to the community that has been so amazingly supportive, tartoo will also feature one non-profit a month to donate a portion of the proceeds to their efforts in the community.

A Grand Opening reception will be held during Art Walk Friday, November 12th, 2010 5-8pm. The first featured tartist in the new tartoo will be Missoula illustrator Courtney Blazon, with a series of drawings mounted on slate.  Titled Bird Brains, the show features black and white pen illustrations of birds, rendered in Blazon’s characteristically off kilter, charmingly odd way.  The artist and tart will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the drawings to the Montana Raptor Conservation Center.  The MRCC is a non-profit dedicated to caring for sick or injured birds to be re-released into the wild.  A representative for the MRCC will be on hand during the opening reception to answer questions about the center.

Event will take place in tartoo, room #107B of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. in Bozeman.  Call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display through December 8th.

Water, Oil, and Vessels @ The Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson will be featuring shimmering watercolors by Geri Ward, fine oil paintings by Linda Williams, and new pottery by George Dunbar during the month of November. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, November 12th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Geri Ward will be displaying new watercolor paintings that are soft, luminous and glowing, guaranteed to evoke mystery and whimsy.

Linda Williams, who graduated Phi Kappa Phi from MSU in 2000 with a BFA in studio art, receiving the Strand Award, will be presenting her latest paintings. She recently ventured into oils after being a watercolor painter for many years.

After thirty-seven years of wedging, throwing, trimming, glazing, and firing, George Dunbar has mastered the art of creating beautiful functional pottery. His newest works will be on display and available for sale throughout the month of November.

Zoot Enterprises Invites Montana Artists to Display Their Work

Zoot Enterprises is inviting Montana artists to submit proposals for displaying their work in the Zoot Art Gallery. The museum quality gallery boasts 108 square feet of wall hanging space and large floor areas for sculpture. One exhibiting artist described it as “. . . arguably the finest gallery space in the area.”

Exhibits rotate approximately every four months, and are selected by the Zoot Committee for the Arts (ZCA). Application materials deadline is November 30, 2010 COB. The ZCA will select three artists for the following exhibit openings, March 2011- June 2011, July 2011 – October 2011, and November 2011 – February 2012.

When Zoot founder and CEO Chris Nelson planned Zoot’s new headquarters building he required an unusual design element: space for a dedicated, first-rate art gallery. “Art spurs creativity in the work place and we wanted to have that environment here. It’s also important to provide local artists with a venue to display their works.” says Nelson.

All work sold through the gallery is commission-free. Underwriting is provided for artists’ opening receptions.

Public hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. For further information and to download the application materials visit the Zoot art gallery website at or contact Darcy Barry, the gallery coordinator, at

Call for artists: Bozeman Help Center Holiday Festival of the Arts

The Holiday Festival of the Arts is held annually on the weekend after Thanksgiving as a fundraiser for the Help Center, a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention center. Although the original deadline for submissions has passed, a few more artists and craftspeople are still needed to fill out the show. An application and more information can be obtained from this page at the Help Center.