Category Archives: For artists

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

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.

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.

Looking for artists: Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery

The Bozeman Public Library will choose the solo and group art exhibits for 2012 in the Atrium Gallery. Each exhibit will be on display for one to three months.

The Atrium Gallery will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, as 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, Library Foundation, and Library staff.

To apply for 2012 or to learn more, please see the Call to Artists on the library web site, or contact Paula Beswick, Library Foundation Director at 582-2426. Proposals will be accepted through April 30, 2011.

Call for cover artists for Bozeman Magazine

All local Bozeman artists are encouraged to submit artwork for consideration for the cover of Bozeman Magazine. Send samples or a web link to, or use the website Contact page. A bio or artist feature will be required for all chosen.

Artists are also featured on the magazine web site. The current artist is Cherlyn Wilcox.

Reclaiming Art: Open Call for Submissions to MSU Students

Re-use. Redefine. Reclaim!

Reclaiming Art is a juried project that invites individuals and groups to create artworks from recycled and reclaimed materials. Reclaiming Art encourages MSU Students to reconsider their consumption habits, and to redefine how otherwise discarded or leftover items might be transformed.

Submissions are due March 25th by 5pm to the Exit Gallery, SUB 212 and you must be an MSU student to apply. Applications are available in the Exit Gallery. Works selected for “Reclaiming Art” will be shown in the Exit Gallery April 4-15, with a reception on Wednesday, April 6 at 5pm. Sponsored by ASMSU Arts and Exhibits and the ASMSU Sustainability Center.

The Cottonwood presents a BYOA (bring your own art) Show

It’s happening March 12, 7pm, 210 S. Wallace.

Bozeman’s only DIY venue for the arts has moved to a new location and is starting things off right with a BYOA!  Please bring your original works to display and/or sell.  Admission is free.  Free beer with minimum $5 donation.  All art mediums welcome.  Music to please the ears from The New Entropy and Connie.  With special guest Free Art School to please the heart.  Walking and biking HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!  Come one!  Come all!  Hey man, get with the countdown.  Say goodbye to Squaresville and blast off to Kicksville!

Call to Montana Women Artists

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, Montana invites emerging Montana women artists to enter wall-hung works of art in a juried exhibit for display in the Emerson Lobby. The Emerson Lobby exhibit is held in conjunction with a survey of outstanding women artists (1860-2011) which will be on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery. All media are eligible. The artist must be a current resident of Montana.  The artwork should be contemporary and reflect a visual relationship to Montana. The criteria also includes originality of idea, creative use of materials and professional craftsmanship. The show is juried by Bozeman artist/curator Mimi Babe Harris. The exhibit dates are September 9 – November 11, 2011 and application deadline is March 15, 5 pm. All work must be appropriate to the Lobby’s multiple-use public space venue. The work should be professional and not be completed under supervision.

For more information or to receive a prospectus contact Ellen Ornitz, or consult our website: to download an application.

Life Drawing Sessions at MSU – Everyone welcome!

Life drawing sessions, hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, will begin during the spring semester on January 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in room 233 of Haynes Hall on the MSU campus and continue every Monday evening throughout the semester. 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. Whether you are a novice or experienced artists the experience is a fun and fulfilling chance to improve your technique and learn from others.

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

The first MSU Painting and Drawing Guild meeting (not drawing session) of the semester will be Wednesday, January 26th at 6 pm in the painting room, 227 Haynes Hall. For more information about the Guild, Life Drawing, or modeling please call 605.728.2908.

Life drawing sessions open

Love to draw? The Painting & Drawing Guild is hosting life drawing sessions on every Monday from 6-9pm in the Haynes 233 on campus. Nude models are provided. Sessions are $5 and open to everyone.

The Painting & Drawing Guild is looking for members! Meetings are every other Wednesday at 7:00 in the painting room of Haynes Hall (upstairs). There will be a meeting this Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm in the painting room. Please attend for more information on participating in the group mural project. For more information please call 406.994.1828.