Category Archives: Announcements

Roots and Anchors: Painted stories of freedom, flight and grounding by Christine Sutton

New paintings by Bozeman artist Christine Sutton will be unveiled during the September artwalk. In her latest series, Roots & Anchors, Sutton explores a landscape of nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and hope. These otherworldly paintings play with images of weight and lift to create abstract portraits of mood, time, and place to examining her own real-word experiences. Christine’s images are rough, yet deliberate, exposing the hidden tensions and meanings underlying daily existence. From a small cast of common elements including the prairie horizon-line, the “sage brush ocean”, and open sky, Christine conjures up an emotional and contemplative space that is continually evolving.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Pintler Pets, a no-kill animal shelter in Anaconda, MT.

Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Visit, call 406-582-0416 or email The show will be on display through October 6th, 2011.


One Book – One Bozeman: call for photographs

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation invites you to submit photographs to be part of the 2011 One Book – One Bozeman (OBOB) community art exhibit. The intention of this exhibit is to gather a collection of community photographs inspired by the 2011 OBOB book selection, Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston.

“Living Your Passion” is the theme of 2011 OBOB community art exhibit. Artists are encouraged to ponder this theme and submit photos that embody the essence of their passion, whether that is nature, music, or athletics. During the month of September, the Atrium Gallery will showcase photographs from local professional, amateur, and student artists. The Library Foundation will host an opening breakfast reception on September 8th. Author Aron Ralston will join the community to celebrate the opening week of the exhibit and will be signing books for the public.

The Library Foundation is committed to creating an exhibit that will expand the public’s appreciation of art as well as reflect the diversity of the community. The Selection Committee, consisting of local artists, community members, Library Foundation staff, and photography educators, will review and choose the images for the exhibit. This committee will also award best of show and honorable mention for the following categories: professional, amateur, and student. All work must be for sale, with a portion of the sales benefitting the Bozeman Public Library.

Submittal  The exhibit will feature photographic prints, no larger than 4’x4’. All images selected for the exhibit must be ready to hang (mounted and/or framed). For further details of the entry requirements, download the full 2011 OBOB Call for Artists (PDF). Submittals should be e-mailed to by 5:00 p.m. on July 25, 2011. The selection committee reserves the right to request additional information if necessary. All questions regarding the exhibit or a submittal are to be directed to Paula Beswick, Foundation Director at 582-2426 or

“Summer Providence” Embroidered Truths by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

tart is delighted to announce the exhibit of a series of new works by Red Lodge artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. The opening reception for the exhibit, titled “Summer Providence” will take place on Friday, June 10th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.

Hiltner is a nationally exhibiting textile artist renowned for breathing new life into the craft of embroidery. Meticulously detailed and sneakily subversive, her work is filled with iconic, nostaligic images of the fifties and sixties, but set slightly askew. She creates images that at first appear whimsical or vibrantly happy but on closer inspection are not quite so. This creates an experience that is at once familiar, funny and strikingly original.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to BridgerCare, providing excellent, affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare and education in a safe, supportive, and empowering atmosphere.

Opening reception will be held 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 July 6th, 2011.

Gallatin Art Crossing Call for Entries

The City of Bozeman and the Gallatin Art Crossing are pleased to announce Call for Entries for the 2011-12 show and installation. This years show will be accepting up to 10 applications. Creation or contribution for the Gallatin Art Crossing is an opportunity to have your work marketed and on display in downtown Bozeman for one year. Application deadline is the 12th of June, with the installation and reception on July 16th. Pieces need to be ready to install and sustainable outdoors without maintenance for one year.
The Art Crossing exhibit hosts a variety of artwork introducing viewers to many artistic approaches.

The goal of the program is to add at least one piece to the permanent collection each year. Fundraising incorporates a variety of techniques and entities such as community challenges and the solicitation of individuals and businesses for contribution.

This year, the Art Crossing will be able to facilitate hotel rooms and meals for traveling artists. Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Please visit to get more information and application materials, also place your vote for this years Peoples Choice Award.

“Headdress for Success” Paintings by Laura Poinsette

tart unveils a new collection of shadow boxes and paintings by Livingston artist Laura Poinsette, featuring portraits of disguise and camouflage. Inspired by the restlessness that often accompanies this season of late winter doldrums, this series illustrates the ability to transport ourselves away from our own reality using our most available vehicle, physical transformation.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter and Stafford Animal Shelter, caring for stray animals in Gallatin and Park Counties.

Opening reception on Friday, April 8th 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 May 11th, 2011.

Life Drawing open to the public: Mondays 6-9 pm

Life drawing sessions, hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, are happening every Monday throughout the semester from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in room 233 of Haynes Hall on the MSU campus. The room is located in the southwest corner of Haynes Hall on the second floor. There is a $5 admission to draw for each session and we need at least eight people to attend each session! Whether you are a novice or experienced artist the opportunity is a fun and fulfilling chance to improve your technique and learn from others!

The MSU Painting and Drawing Guild is also looking for nude models to hire for the life drawing sessions. Models are paid $40 for three hours. Modeling is not open to MSU art students.

For more information about the Drawing and Painting Guild, life drawing sessions, or if you are interested in working as a model please call 406.994.1828 or email