Monthly Archives: February 2011

Reclaiming Art: Open Call for Submissions to MSU Students

Re-use. Redefine. Reclaim!

Reclaiming Art is a juried project that invites individuals and groups to create artworks from recycled and reclaimed materials. Reclaiming Art encourages MSU Students to reconsider their consumption habits, and to redefine how otherwise discarded or leftover items might be transformed.

Submissions are due March 25th by 5pm to the Exit Gallery, SUB 212 and you must be an MSU student to apply. Applications are available in the Exit Gallery. Works selected for “Reclaiming Art” will be shown in the Exit Gallery April 4-15, with a reception on Wednesday, April 6 at 5pm. Sponsored by ASMSU Arts and Exhibits and the ASMSU Sustainability Center.

The Cottonwood presents a BYOA (bring your own art) Show

It’s happening March 12, 7pm, 210 S. Wallace.

Bozeman’s only DIY venue for the arts has moved to a new location and is starting things off right with a BYOA!  Please bring your original works to display and/or sell.  Admission is free.  Free beer with minimum $5 donation.  All art mediums welcome.  Music to please the ears from The New Entropy and Connie.  With special guest Free Art School to please the heart.  Walking and biking HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!  Come one!  Come all!  Hey man, get with the countdown.  Say goodbye to Squaresville and blast off to Kicksville!

Silently Spoken: Installation by Molly McDonald @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: “Silently Spoken” a painting installation by Molly McDonald an undergraduate student of MSU. The exhibition will be showing in the Exit Gallery February 14–25. There will be a free public reception Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

There are no outlandish colors or striking abstractions within Molly’s paintings. Planes of white and subtle color intersect delicately to induce new perceptual sensations of spaces. Instead of implementing anything specific to the viewer, an element of patience is required as she forces one to look deeper into the subtle manipulation of the painting. The work is outstanding as such strong expression is captivated by such powerful subtly.

Molly Jean McDonald began her exploration of varieties of art forms at home in northern Minnesota.  Molly’s devotion to education has earned her an Associate of Arts Degree at Fergus Falls Community College for Theatrical Stage Design, while graduating High School in 2003.  She then studied Interior Design at North Dakota State University and quickly escaped to find herself a career in Bozeman, MT as a high-end residential Interior Designer at Carole Sisson Designs until 2008.  Most recently, Molly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Fine Art Studios from Montana State University Bozeman.
She has participated in group exhibitions primarily within the School of Art and the local Gallatin Valley community including the Livingston Art Center.

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

Spatial Reasonings: Encaustics by Stacey Herries

Opening Reception Friday, February 11th 2011 5-8pm

Bozeman artist Stacey Herries presents a series of landscape and nature inspired abstracts in her show “Spatial Reasonings”. Encaustic paintings are created by a process of mixing melted beeswax, pigments, and resin, then fixing each layer with heat. They are known for their luminosity, as layers under layers glimmer and catch the eye. Herries adds photographs, drawings and found objects to the wax to create richly layered and textured landscapes. 20% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Bozeman Mental Health Center’s Open Arms Drop In Center. The show will be on display until March 10th, 2011.

The opening reception will coincide with tart’s 4th birthday and will feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography, a tart tasting, tarttoo booth, giveaways, and more. Tarty party apparel is highly encouraged.

Kirsten Kainz painting show @ Beaucoup Gallery

Paintings from artist Kirsten Kainz will be featured in the Emerson’s Beaucoup Gallery in February and March. An artist known primarily for her re-salvaged metal sculptures, this collection of work showcases her ability to fluidly capture the expansive and dramatic Montana landscape in oils. An artist reception for Kirsten will be held during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 11th from 5pm-8pm. The show will hang through March 31st.

More work can be seen at the artist’s painting web site,

Call to Potters: “Soup N’ Bowl” @ The Emerson

The Emerson’s 2nd Annual Soup N’ Bowl event, homemade soups and homemade bowls, is in the works. The date is set for April 22nd, 2011. Last year the event supported art education at the Emerson and sold out in 20 minutes. This year we want to double our numbers so more participants can attend and more money can be raised for the Emerson’s pottery program.

The entrance fee includes a wonderful handmade bowl and delicious soup donated by local restaurants. All are welcome to this family friendly event. Adult beverages and the band, SkAVOCADO will also be featured. We need bowl donations to help us reach our goal. If you are interested in donating, please contact Nisa at or 587-9797 for information. Your donation is tax deductible and will be recognized at our April 22 event.

Call to Montana Women Artists

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, Montana invites emerging Montana women artists to enter wall-hung works of art in a juried exhibit for display in the Emerson Lobby. The Emerson Lobby exhibit is held in conjunction with a survey of outstanding women artists (1860-2011) which will be on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery. All media are eligible. The artist must be a current resident of Montana.  The artwork should be contemporary and reflect a visual relationship to Montana. The criteria also includes originality of idea, creative use of materials and professional craftsmanship. The show is juried by Bozeman artist/curator Mimi Babe Harris. The exhibit dates are September 9 – November 11, 2011 and application deadline is March 15, 5 pm. All work must be appropriate to the Lobby’s multiple-use public space venue. The work should be professional and not be completed under supervision.

For more information or to receive a prospectus contact Ellen Ornitz, or consult our website: to download an application.