Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hopa Mountain seeks illustrator for a children’s book

Hopa Mountain is seeking submissions from artists interested in illustrating a children’s book. The book will be between 18 and 30 pages. It is an early-science book that focuses on the concept of “what is alive?” and follows a little boy and his big sister as they spend a day exploring together.

To submit a sample illustration, please scan and send a one-page sample of your work to by April 15.

If you know of someone else who may be interested in submitting a sample ilustration, please feel free to pass this message along. For further information, call Hopa Mountain at (406) 586-2455.

Emily Browne MFA Exhibition: here we are

Emily Browne will be exhibiting her Masters of Fine Arts thesis show, here we are, in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery at the School of Art at Montana State University from April 4-8, 2011.

There will be a public thesis defense at 11:00 am in the gallery on April 4th, and an artist’s reception on Thursday, April 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Browne’s thesis is comprised of large-scale figurative drawings. The work addresses ideas of relationships, memory, familiarity and space.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the artist at

LA Hoffman MFA exhibition: Appropriate Disruptions

This March, the Helen E. Gopeland Gallery on the Montana State University campus will premiere a thesis exhibition by LA Hoffman: Appropriate Disruptions. This show brings together the new work from her cumulative year at MSU.

Appropriate Disruptions will be on display from March 28th – April 1st. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, March 31st, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and is open to the public, all works are for sale. Hours for the Helen E. Copeland Gallery are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hoffman is known for her hyper-prismatic color palette and often graphic work. She sees patterns in the ways people interact and the elements that make up life stories. Her work often falls into the category of pop-art, and can take on a sketchbook/graffiti sensibility. Her work deals with hiding and revealing information and sometimes plays with the sheen/flatness of paints to obscure images.

A fierce feminist, Hoffman strives to both be a student of history, and a leader in the present by asking questions of herself and questioning the assumptions around her. Currently self-identified as a third-wave feminist, she’s wondering at the emergence of a new fourth-wave.

“Our power comes from our stories. Just as my past influences the person I am now so do the accumulated stories of our collective experiences influence us as a culture. Stories can cut across the chatter of a drifting conversation, they disrupt the flow and even when spoken softly, they make people listen. There is no argument against someone’s individual life experience. We relate to each other this way, stories encourage us to find common ground.”


The Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery at Bozeman High School presents:

A showcase of excellent craftsmanship

Drawing on an association of friends and colleagues this show brings together ceramic artists affiliated with the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena and the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman. Ryan Mitchell, Tara Wilson, Kenyon Hansen, Emily Free Wilson, Jana Evans, and Courtney Murphy are concerned with variations in form and surface that range from detailed surface patterns to wood fired vessels and abstract forms.

The show opens Tuesday March 22nd and a reception will be held Wednesday evening March 30th from 7-9 pm. The work will be on display until April 15th. The gallery is open to the public from 9:00am to 3:30pm daily.

The Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery at BHS is located off of N 11th Ave, enter at the new main entrance to the high school.

MSU Painting and Drawing Guild Sale in the SUB

On Monday, March 21st and Tuesday March 22nd from 11am to 2pm, the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild will be selling small paintings to raise money for an encaustic painting workshop as well as other arts events on campus. For every purchase you can submit your name into a raffle for a painting donated by one of the guild members. Whether you’ve started an art collection or are just beginning, stop by to purchase affordable artworks for yourself or as gifts made by MSU art students! For more information please call 406.579.1724 or email

Exit Gallery call for submissions

The ASMSU Exit Gallery is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the fall 2011 semester. If accepted you will be given the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community is open to artists working in any media from anywhere in the world (applicants need not be MSU students or even from Montana).

For an application please stop by the Exit Gallery in SUB 212 or e-mail Applications are due July 15, 2011.

Bozeman Public Library seeks a professional photographer

The Bozeman Public Library is now seeking a professional photographer to provide a variety of attractive and informational images to be used in promoting the Library as well as updating the Library’s web page. The Library would need a large catalog of pictures which will include (but not be limited to):

  • Building and grounds (internal, external, and possibly seasonal)
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Library services and activities (including regular and special programs)
  • Lindley Park and other area shots

For ideas and examples of images we would like to update, please see the Library’s website at and the library’s catalog page (click “Library Catalog.”)

The photographer for this project must have a City of Bozeman business license.

Interested photographers should submit:

  • Digital examples of your work which illustrate versatility and consistent quality
  • A resume with credentials and references
  • An estimated quote including hourly rates and day rates

All applicants need to have access to their own equipment. The final photos will be delivered digitally and may be adjusted by the library in order to suit our needs. Any interested photographer needs to send a submission before March 31. For questions or more information, please email Katy at

Water World: Mixed Media Work by Cherlyn Wilcox

Bozeman artist Cherlyn Wilcox takes a playful approach to a new series of silkscreened, painted and collaged works with a charmingly childlike simplicity. An abstract painter raised in Hawaii and Montana, Wilcox continues to draw her inspiration from nature but takes a more figurative route in this series of ocean inspired images. Blending the nostalgic and domestic with the watery world of the sea, Wilcox’s jellyfish, seashells, coral and other sealife float in an ocean of decorative fabrics and wallpapers.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Haven, supporting survivors of domestic violence.

Opening reception on Friday, March 11th from 5-8p.m in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit for more information. The show will be on display through April 7th, 2011.