Monthly Archives: February 2011

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition schedule

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery would like to invite you to the 2011 MFA Thesis exhibitions.  Sukha Worob, April Marie Hale, LA Hoffman and Emily Browne are the 2011 candidates presenting for a Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.  Each candidate will be exhibiting their work at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery.  All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

The public is also invited to attend candidate’s oral defense in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery; dates and times for each candidate are listed below.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall.  Attached is a PDF of the MSU Campus Map – Haynes Hall is highlighted in yellow, the nearest adjacent parking lots are highlighted in blue and the University Campus Police, where you may purchase daily parking passes, is highlighted in red.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).  Parking in these lots is free after 6PM. Gallery Hours are: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.


Sukha Worob
Exhibition dates: Monday March 7 – Friday March 11, 2011
Defense: Monday March 7, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 10, 7 – 9PM

April Marie Hale
Nature of the Human Animal
Exhibition dates: Monday March 21 – Friday March 25, 2011
Defense: Monday March 21, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 24, 7 – 9PM

LA Hoffman
Appropriate Disruptions
Exhibition dates: Monday March 28 – Friday April 1, 2011
Defense: Monday March 28, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 31, 7 – 9PM

Emily Browne
Here we are.
Exhibition dates: Monday April 4 – Friday April 8, 2011
Defense: Monday April 4, 11AM
Reception: Thursday April 7, 7 – 9PM

“Local Color” @ Library’s Atrium Gallery

Artists Jerolyn Dirks, Terry Hall and Whitney Hall will debut a collaborative exhibit of their work at the Bozeman Public Library’s Atrium Gallery. An opening reception hosted by the Bozeman Library Foundation will be held on Friday, March 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Local Color will be on display from March through April. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Bozeman Public Library Foundation.

Jennifer Pulchinski drawings @ Zoot Art Gallery

Jennifer Pulchinski is the artist of intriguing barbed wire sculpture and unforgettable portrait drawings.  Her drawings, rendered in soft pastel, are reminiscent of what makes us human, emotionally.  Her sculptures display an inviting, soft movement made of an intense material.  Pulchinski is always recognized for her individual style.

An exhibit of Jennifer’s drawings from 2007 to current work will be on display at the Zoot Art Gallery March 4, 2011-June, 2011.  This collection will include drawings from her “Artists in Studio” theme, self-portrait work, drawings from her Identity Series 08-09 and individual portraiture work. A public opening reception will be held March 16, 5 – 8 PM. The gallery is located at the Zoot Headquarters building, 555 Zoot Enterprises Lane, near Four Corners. See map.

“Again and Again”: Sukha Worob’s MFA show

MSU graduate student Sukha Worob will be holding his master’s thesis exhibition, Again and Again, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Hayes Hall on the MSU campus. The opening reception is Thursday, March 10th, 7:00-9:00 pm. The exhibition is part traditional etchings and part performative printmaking installation; attendees are encouraged to use Worob’s print rockers to make impressions on gallery walls during the week of the show.

See the Printana blog and for further information.

Contemporary Connections: Paintings by Sheryl Katzenberger at the Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Contemporary Connections a collection of paintings by Sheryl Katzenberger, a Montana native and MSU student. The exhibition will be showing in the Exit Gallery February 28th – March 11th. There will be a free public reception Wednesday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Sheryl’s paintings may reference landscapes, but the paint takes on a life of its own as “the colors grind and squirm against their foe, the dryness that will bind them down.”  Through the thinness and thickness of the paint, Sheryl’s work creates a dialogue that invites viewers to explore shadows and confront mysteries.  In the artist’s words, “the colors plot, argue, sing and tell scary stories – sometimes all in the same painting”.

Sheryl’s tenacity for learning and creativity has led to an incredibly beautiful, thoughtful and intriguing body of work. After a career for many years as an elementary teacher and businesswoman, Sheryl is now an undergraduate in the MSU School of Art.

Facebook’s Ben Barry Lectures: “Move Fast and Break Things”

You are invited to a lecture by Ben Barry of social network giant Facebook this Tuesday February 22 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman. Barry is a communication designer, illustrator, printer, programmer, and thinker for Facebook, where his focus is developing their online presence, voice and brand. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to focus on developing such a young brand that millions of people all over the world already interact with on a daily basis,” says Barry. “I am immensely interested in the massive potential that we have to influence social change by encouraging an atmosphere of openness and sharing.”

Barry, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen-printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin before joining Facebook. There he honed his skills with a range of clients, doing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen-printed posters. He’s also an alumni of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explored the role graphic designers can play in encouraging social change.

This special presentation by Ben Barry is sponsored in part with funding from NSF EPSCoR and by the Graphic Design Program at Montana State University as part of their ongoing lecture series. It is free and open to the public.

60th anniversary symposium @ Archie Bray Foundation

Bozeman has had close connections with Helena’s Archie Bray Foundation from the beginning. This June the Bray will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with a three-day international symposium. Below is an excerpt from the press release; for more, visit the event web site.

Montana’s Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts will celebrate 60 years of leadership in the international ceramics community in June 2011.  A distinctive fusion of visiting artists will culminate in a three-day international symposium, 2011: From the Center to the Edge—60 Years of Creativity and Innovation at the Archie Bray Foundation, on June 23–25. The event is designed to highlight the state of the field of ceramic art today through discussion, demonstration, and artistic interaction.

The Bray will bring together a group of 12 leading ceramic artists, the Artists to the Edge, to work for the entire month of June 2011 in a collaborative and communal studio setting. The Artists to the Edge will join 17 ceramic leaders, Artist from the Center, to participate in the three-day anniversary gathering presenting their thoughts and perspectives through demonstrations, artist talks, and panel discussions. The group of 17 includes Robert Brady, John Buck and Deborah Butterfield,  Beth Cavener Stichter, Josh DeWeese, Julia Galloway, Sarah Jaeger, Jun Kaneko, Richard Notkin, Don Reitz, Sandy Simon, Chris Staley, Akio Takamori, Tip Toland, Jason Walker, Patti Warashina, and Kurt Weiser.

Along with the 60th anniversary celebration, the Bray will host three exhibitions opening June 23rd: The Resident Artists and 2011 Artists to the Edg showcasing current resident artists, and invited innovative artists; the “2011 Artists from the Center; and Early Innovators, a selection from the Bray’s permanent collection.

June 23–25, 2011

Call for artists | Project: RECYCLE postcard exhibit @ [the art project]

Project: RECYCLE is an art on postcard exhibit that will be displayed at the Emerson’s NEW interactive community space, [the art project] at the Emerson. This is the 3rd postcard project and as usual all are invited to participate(artists and non-artists). Participants decide what “RECYCLE” means to them and relay this visually (words, images, etc) on a postcard that is provided upon request. The due date is March 11 by 5pm in time for the Emerson Artwalk. The project will be on exhibit until July 1, 2011.

The Postcard Project’s mission is to exhibit art work in a casual format based on a theme, in this case RECYCLE. This project is about being creative and inspiring yourself and others, and participating in a group project. The art will 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.

If you already have a postcard, please feel free to use that for this project.

Contact Cherlyn Wilcox at the Emerson for more information or to obtain a postcard. or 587-9797.

Call for cover artists for Bozeman Magazine

All local Bozeman artists are encouraged to submit artwork for consideration for the cover of Bozeman Magazine. Send samples or a web link to, or use the website Contact page. A bio or artist feature will be required for all chosen.

Artists are also featured on the magazine web site. The current artist is Cherlyn Wilcox.

Oil painter looking for studio

Anybody out there with space to rent? Or helpful suggestions? Contact Thomas Hunter at He says he’s getting desperate.

There would seem to be a need for a place for artists to post requests like Thomas’s. I know there are bulletin boards around town, but I’m not checking them, nor do I visit the Bozeman craigslist > community > artists page. Yet I’d be happy to rent my tripod if someone needed it for a day…

For now I’ll try adding an RSS feed in the sidebar that will pick up any listing in that craigslist category containing the work “art.” If anyone knows how to get all the category listings, or has other suggestions, please let me know. Meanwhile, it appears that either Thomas has competition, or he’s already on craigslist and it hasn’t helped so far.