Category Archives: Call for submissions

Zoot Enterprises Invites Montana Artists to Display Their Work

Zoot Enterprises is inviting Montana artists to submit proposals for displaying their work in the Zoot Art Gallery. The museum quality gallery boasts 108 square feet of wall hanging space and large floor areas for sculpture. One exhibiting artist described it as “. . . arguably the finest gallery space in the area.”

Exhibits rotate approximately every four months, and are selected by the Zoot Committee for the Arts (ZCA). Application materials deadline is November 30, 2010 COB. The ZCA will select three artists for the following exhibit openings, March 2011- June 2011, July 2011 – October 2011, and November 2011 – February 2012.

When Zoot founder and CEO Chris Nelson planned Zoot’s new headquarters building he required an unusual design element: space for a dedicated, first-rate art gallery. “Art spurs creativity in the work place and we wanted to have that environment here. It’s also important to provide local artists with a venue to display their works.” says Nelson.

All work sold through the gallery is commission-free. Underwriting is provided for artists’ opening receptions.

Public hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. For further information and to download the application materials visit the Zoot art gallery website at or contact Darcy Barry, the gallery coordinator, at

Call for artists: Bozeman Help Center Holiday Festival of the Arts

The Holiday Festival of the Arts is held annually on the weekend after Thanksgiving as a fundraiser for the Help Center, a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention center. Although the original deadline for submissions has passed, a few more artists and craftspeople are still needed to fill out the show. An application and more information can be obtained from this page at the Help Center.

Upheaval @ MSU

ASMSU and Student Activities invite you to the 7th annual Upheaval Art Sale & Show in the MSU Ballrooms. The sale runs from 10AM to 7PM Monday November 15th through Wednesday November 17th, with a closing reception on the 17th from 5 – 7PM.

On Monday, November 15th at 5:00 Upheaval is hosting “Art Marketing 101: Pricing and Promotion” led by MSU Professor Dean Adams. The workshop is for MSU students only. Located in Cheever 212. Pizza will be provided.

This annual art show gives the Bozeman population a rare and unique opportunity to see and purchase innovative, truly exceptional original artwork produced by MSU students and alumni. Media includes: ceramics, painting, metals/jewelry making, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Add to an existing art collection or start a new one. Invest in art while you invest in the future!

The MSU Ballrooms are located in the Student Union Building on Grant Street, with great parking across from the SUB! For more information please contact the Student Activities office at (406) 994-3591.

Call to Artists-Poster Art for 2010 Christmas Stroll

The Emerson is looking for art for the 2010 Christmas Stroll Poster. These posters are distributed to all businesses downtown and will be included in the Christmas Stroll tab placed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Please submit images of your art to by November 15 at 5pm. Any 2-D medium and any size are acceptable. The chosen artist must be present at the Christmas Stroll to sign posters on December 04, 2010 from 1-2pm at the Emerson Center. For questions, please email or call 587-9797.

Exit Gallery: call for submissions

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email Applications are due December 15, 2010.

The Exit Gallery is a student run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the spring 2010 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community. For an application please email Applications are due December 15, 2009.

Project: ME call to creatives

Project: ME is a postcard exhibit that will be displayed at the Emerson’s NEW interactive community space, the art project at the Emerson. “ME” is all about you. Decide how you want to relay this to us visually -images or words- on the project postcard (which can be mailed to you). Be creative (this should be fun not work)! These art pieces will then be displayed on our project wall. The art will provide various interpretations of the theme and provide a unique viewing experience to the public. Each person interprets the same word differently. Some factors include native language, geographic location, age, and general view of the world. You don’t have to be a professional artist to participate in the exhibition. This project is about being creative and inspiring yourself and others, and participating in a group project.

More details are available here (PDF). Deadline for submission is October 4, for an opening October 8. Please call Cherlyn Wilcox at the Emerson office at 406.587.9797 or with any questions and/or to obtain a postcard.

Call for artists for Emerson Holiday Bazaar

The Emerson is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual Holiday Bazaar. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 10am to 8pm in the Emerson Ballroom. A limited number of booths will be available and the application deadline is Sept. 1 October 1. All artists are invited to apply and will be a juried selection process.

Get in the holiday spirit and contact Jordan at the Emerson. To receive the application, contact Jordan at or 587-9797.

Imagination and social change: call for participation around Nomkoo

Project Nomkoo invites the community to join Bliss Browne and Bon Gertz on Sunday August 8 from 2-5 pm at Nomkhubulwane (Nomkoo) in front of the Bozeman Public Library. Through story telling, art activities and conversation, guests will have the opportunity to explore the power of imagination and creativity to inspire and effect change. Local amateur and professional artists are invited to bring your sketch pads, easels etc to express your vision of Nomkoo and sustainability. The community can see our local artists at work. This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Bon Gertz, visiting from Hout Bay, South Africa is a deep ecologist and lover of nature and books. Former Assistant Director of the Central Library in South Africa, Bon was responsible for setting up much of the Provincial Library Service there. She is a good friend of Andries Botha, the artist who made Nomkhubulwane. Bon will be on hand to read elephant stories and to answer questions about South Africa. (She turns 80 on August 14 so wish her happy birthday!)

Bliss Browne is founder and President of Imagine Chicago and the mother of the global “Imagine” movement. She is the organizer of Nomkhubulwane’s national tour and a close friend of the elephant’s sculptor. Browne will lead the conversation about imagination and social change, a subject for which she is known all over the world. She has visited Bozeman many times as part of her close working relationship with Hopa Mountain.

Nomkhubulwane (Nomkoo), a South African Ambassador for Sustainability, is a 1.3 ton 9’ tall elephant made of recycled tires and traveling internationally to raise awareness for issues of sustainability, conservation and environment. Project Nomkoo is a 6 month grass roots collaboration revolving around Nomkhubulwane’s August 4 – September 15 visit to Bozeman. Bozeman is one of only five US cities on her 2010 North American Tour. She will be standing in the front plaza of the Bozeman Public Library. Project Nomkoo works with community members, nonprofits, businesses and educators to utilize art, music, culture and community conversations to increase awareness and inspire commitments to live in a more respectful and sustainable manner.

For more information about Project Nomkoo and upcoming events visit

Call for artists: plein air event with Nomkoo

Project Nomkoo is inviting all artists to set up their easel, potters wheel, or work space to do their thing……create! beautiful art!  on the plaza grounds of the Bozeman Public Library on Saturday and Sunday August 7th and 8th from 9-??? Bring an umbrella for shade or find a shady spot……Come and go as you please….just set up and clean up your space!

Hope to see you there…..

This is a great way for local artists that are not part of Sweet Pea to enjoy the day and show the public what they do. Sorry, it is not a place to sell—against city ordinance—just to create!!!!!

See for more information about Project Nomkoo. Questions? Call Martha Joh at 582-1009.

GGWC Holiday Art Competition

Highlight your artistic talents while contributing to the quality of your community and its waters by submitting an image for Greater Gallatin Watershed Council’s (GGWC’s) 2010 holiday card contest!

The competition is open to professional and amateur artists of all ages, for holiday card artwork that includes some type of water element (e.g., snow, icicles, stream, etc.), capable of being produced as a 4”x6” printed card. Style may be classic, contemporary, or whimsical. No text is necessary. A cash prize will be awarded to the top three winning artist(s), and the top 10 entries will be displayed (with artist info) at the Bozeman Angler during the Christmas Stroll and during GGWC’s January annual meeting and auction. Submittals are due July 30th, 2010.

For more details and to download an entry form, please click here (PDF).