Category Archives: Call for submissions

Holiday Bazaar Vendors Needed!

The Emerson’s Holiday Bazaar is a celebration of local and regional artists. The show is a fundraiser for the historical Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in downtown Bozeman. Exhibitors display original fine art and distinctive crafts. This year it will be held on Saturday, December 17th 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Emerson Ballroom. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Bazaar, please visit: (emerson event) or call/email Jordan at: 587-9797 or

Outside Bozeman Photo Contest

Outside Bozeman has announced their 3rd Annual 2011 Photo Contest: a great opportunity for local outdoor photographers to showcase their work and get their name out there. Winning photos are displayed in O/B as well as on the stock image site, Not to mention the opportunity to get a share of $500 cash from Wild West Photos, $500 in camera gear from Bozeman Camera & Repair, and piles of outdoor gear and gift cards from local shops and eateries. Whether snapping photos is your profession or just a hobby, three separate divisions – Professional, Amateur, and Junior (17 & under) – allow everyone to take their best shot.

You can check out past years’ winning shots on Deadline for submissions is July 15. Find submission info and further details at

The Clay Show @ The Cottonwood

The Cottonwood presents THE CLAY SHOW! June 17th 8pm.

Ceramic works from Ryan Mitchell, Dean Adams, Ben Babcock, Alex Buck, Gabriel Kulka and friends…special guests Free Art School…Music from Dalton Brink, Hazelwood Motel, and Tingle Hoarders…hell…if you’ve got some ceramics bring a few down too…free admission…all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, social classes, dimensions welcome…

Alley/backdoor entrance will be closed this show…entrance at the front parking lot of 201 S. Wallace…for questions/directions call 901-219-0717…

Ed. note: If you haven’t been to an event at The Cottonwood yet, this would be a good time to check it out and see what you’ve been missing.

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

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.

S.L.A.M. call for artists

S.L.A.M. (Support Local Artists and Musicians) is a new non-profit in Bozeman dedicated to showcasing the artistic, performing, and musical talents of Montana residents. This two day festival will take place August 6th and 7th, 2011 in Bogert Park in Bozeman. There are 50 available booth spaces in the juried art show. We invite you to apply to the first ever S.L.A.M. festival and support local everything! This festival is free and open to the public. The application for S.L.A.M. is due by May 1. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or call (406)581-8905. If you know of any other artists or musicians who may be interested in participating in S.L.A.M., please feel free to pass this along. Also check out the website for updates and more information.

Art @ the Library

Local Artists at Work
Artists Jerolyn Dirks and Terry and Whitney Hall, exhibitors in the Bozeman Library’s Atrium Gallery, will be working on current painting projects in the lobby for the month of April while their show is displayed. Terry and Whitney will be painting live every Friday, beginning April 1 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, and Jerolyn will paint on Tuesdays, beginning April 5 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The public can see original painting in progress, see how a painter operates, and ask questions about that piece or any of their artwork on display. This is a unique chance to see an artist at work!

Call for Local Artists!
The Bozeman Public Library Foundation requests submissions from solo and group artists to exhibit in the Atrium Gallery for 2012. The Atrium Gallery will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, with each exhibit on display for one to three months. The Library is committed to exhibits that will expand the public’s appreciation of art, as well as reflecting the diversity of the community. Selections are chosen by the Library Art Committee, consisting of local artists, community members, and staff from the Library and Library Foundation. To apply for 2012 or to learn more, please see the Exhibit Proposal Guidelines at, or contact Paula Beswick, Library Foundation Director at 582-2426. Submission deadline is April 30!

The Cottonwood hosts Bozeman Bike Kitchen Benefit show

The Cottonwood and Jason Lytle invite you to the Bozeman Bike Kitchen Benefit show April 30! In accordance with classes coming to a close, The Cottonwood has decided to celebrate one of our favorite Montana summer activities – Bicycle Adventuring! We’re throwing a special benefit show featuring the Grand music of hometown hero Jason Lytle. Admission is $5. Proceeds go to further the community love of The Bozeman Bike Kitchen.

ARTISTS bring your work, any and all mediums, ready to hang and ready to sell! We ask that you donate 20% of any work sold to The Bozeman Bike Kitchen. Doors open at 7pm. Libations. Ride your bike down and help us make this an amazing night! Let’s welcome summer with love! Look Ma! No hands!

Find out more at The Cottonwood Club facebook page.

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.