Category Archives: Announcements

Project: Art drive

Help us keep the arts thriving in the Gallatin Valley! The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, together with local schools and non-profits, will be collecting art supplies this holiday season to distribute among anonymously chosen children and non-profit programs. The schools and non-profits involved include Emily Dickinson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, HAVEN and Family Promise. Help us give children and families the opportunity to explore the arts, no matter their circumstance!

Donation boxes will be placed at the Emerson, the MSU Art Department, Phillips Book and Office Supply Downtown, at the participating schools and at the HAVEN and Family Promise offices.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Jordan Schwartz at jordan@theemerson.org or 587-9797.

“A Natural Affinity” Oil Paintings by Nick Mask in tart

Opening reception in tart on Friday, October 8th, 2010 5-8pm

Bozeman artist Nick Mask explores the relationship between water and rock, animal and habitat in a series of new oil paintings opening in tart. Blurring the line (sometimes literally) between landscape and abstract, Mask creates gestural, evocative paintings of creeks, rivers, and wildlife. The artist and tart will be donating a total of 60% of the proceeds from the sale of one of the paintings to the Gallatin Valley Land Trust to help preserve open space and trails in the Gallatin Valley, where Mask’s paintings are created.

tart is in room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 for more information. The show will be on display through November 11th.


LA Hoffman and Project: ME @ [the art project]

[the art project] is hosting a dual show this month: LA Hoffman will exhibit her recent serigraphs, and Project: ME will be displaying the postcards submitted by local creatives. See both at Art Walk, 5-8 pm, Friday, October 8.

Hoffman is also offering a $10 T-shirt (BYOT) silkscreen workshop on October 13, 6-7:30 pm. Email Cherlyn Wilcox at themerson.org to register for the workshop.

Job opportunities @ The Emerson

Update: The Emerson is also looking for an Administrative Assistant. Applicants should have a background in an office environment, and a general set of business related skills and experience. Desired Education: A 4 year college degree or equivalent office experience. Desired Experience: At least 1-2 years of experience in an office environment. Experience with non profit organizations and membership programs would be helpful. Desired Skills and Abilities: Strong writing skills; strong communication skills; organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite. See web site for details.

The Emerson is looking for an Exhibits Preparator. The exhibits preparator and exhibits assistant is responsible for the installation of Emerson’s art exhibitions. The position includes handling and shipping artwork, condition reporting, installing text panels and vinyl letters, light carpentry and will assist in associated community outreach. The preparator must be able to lift 50 pounds. The preparator needs to have a flexible schedule & reports to the Visual Arts Director. Hourly wage DOE. Approximately 40 hours/month; hours will vary each week. Please email resume to ellen@theemerson.org. See the notice on the Emerson web site for full details.

The Administrative Assistant should have a background in an office environment, and a general set of business related skills and experience. Desired Education: A 4 year college degree or equivalent office experience. Desired Experience: At least 1-2 years of experience in an office environment. Experience with non profit organizations and membership programs would be helpful.
Desired Skills and Abilities: Strong writing skills; strong communication skills; organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite.

Informal group art critique @ [the art project]

The new gallery downstairs at the Emerson, [the art project], is more than just a gallery, but a community room to meet, teach, and celebrate. So lets utilize the space and get together to talk about our artwork! This is a great opportunity to bring in your latest artwork or idea about your next piece and discuss over some tea and wine.

We will meet for an informal critique Thursday June 3rd, from 7pm – 8:30pm. Come meet some fellow artists and get some encouragement on your artwork. The gallery space is across from Tart in the Emerson. Give me a call if you have any questions or shoot me an email.

For more information, contact: Allie Gato Buck at allieinbozeman@gmail.com or 406.599.2818.

20 artists help Aunt Dofe kick off 2010

The Montana Arts Council, a state agency, awarded Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory a 2009 award for innovation in the arts. The award singled out Aunt Dofe’s approach to presenting art as a unique experience that the artist shares with the rest of us.

Aunt Dofe makes some assumptions in presenting work. There are a lot of rooms in the house we call ‘contemporary art’. And we often take a certain pride in “knowing what we like”. But, by dismissing work that falls short, we have sadly excluded one more person, one more experience from our lives. Maybe, with a little effort we could expand our community. That effort becomes much easier if we can think of it as taking a walk through the world with another person, the artist. One artist might be taken by a sunset, by a mountain valley, or by every hair on a bobcat; but others are just as taken by a leaf, the horizon, or by the way gray wax separates from white lines etched into it. Aunt Dofe has always tried to give such artists a place to present those experiences, but even more importantly she has tried to give us a place to experience along with them.

Aunt Dofe is acknowledging the Montana Arts Council award by beginning the new decade with a special show. Rather than emphasizing one artist or a medium; the show presents work by 20 artists. “It’s meant to be more like fireworks than an art show,” says curator Dave Kirk. “Unrelated images are crammed together. Each one has its own glow or report. Some days one will hit you harder than another. The next time through that one will seem quiet, and another will sing out. I hope that experiencing this show will be a lot like experiencing the world the way an artist does.”

The show is up now and will be constantly changing until early March. Call Aunt Dofe’s at 285-6996 to get directions or arrange an appointment.

Panel discussion on Robert DeWeese @ MSU

The School of Art at Montana State University announces a panel discussion led by Terry Karson, curator of the exhibition A Look Ahead:  Robert DeWeese Retrospective.  Included in the discussion will be Elizabeth Guheen, Zak Zakovi, and John Buck.  The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be September 8th at 7pm in the Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall on the MSU campus.

The panelists have all felt the impact of Robert DeWeese in one way or another. They will discuss DeWeese’s legacy in pioneering modernism in the Rocky Mountain West of the mid-twentieth century.

The exhibition, Robert DeWeese Retrospective:  A Look Ahead, will remain on view at the Emerson Cultural Center until September 9.   For more information call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Upheaval: A Revolution of the Arts

It’s happening again! The 5th annual Upheaval: A Revolution of the Arts will take place Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2, in the SUB Ballrooms on the MSU Campus! Show times are:  Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm and Thursday 11 am to 5 pm with a Closing Reception Thursday 5 pm to 7 pm. Food and Beverages will be served. Parking is great after 5pm – Really!

All participating artists are MSU Students. This is a rare opportunity to add to a current art collection, or start a new one! Don’t miss this unique event – come see and purchase new, innovative, truly exceptional original artwork created by generations of great Montana State University artists. Invest in art while you invest in the future.

The Bozeman Chronicle published an article on Upheaval here.