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 www.tartique.com, call 406-582-0416 or email email@example.com. The show will be on display through October 6th, 2011.
tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil and encaustic by Bozeman artist Amanda Wilner during the July artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Places” will take place on Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.
Trained as an architect and a sculptor, Wilner explores iconic images in Bozeman’s agricultural/industrial/historical landscape, rendering the animals, architecture and places of our town in rich deep color. Using ancient techniques of oil painting and encaustic in new ways, Wilner layers oil pigments, wax and metal leaf to create images that glow with a weathered grace. Balancing the hard lines of buildings, fancifully drawn horses and birds softly enliven her work. Vibrant colors and bold composition highlight the familiar lines of buildings we drive by every day, creating a fresh perspective on the place we call home.
10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Emerson Center’s Project Art, providing equal access to the arts for all children in our community by offering scholarships to art classes and take home art supplies.
Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through August 10th, 2011.
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 http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through July 6th, 2011.
Livingston furniture makers and restorers Carla and Chandler Pyle of Living Home Furniture craft and re-craft furniture that treads lightly on the earth without sacrificing style. From a mid-century chrome club chair reupholstered with eco-friendly fabrics and foam, to a new chair constructed with sustainably harvested hardwood and hand dyed silk from Thailand, each piece of furniture from this duo is a green work of art intended to be used and lived on. Come see and sit on this exhibit of new and vintage furniture in tart during the Emerson’s artwalk, and participate in a fantastical wonderland photo booth with photographer Jessie Moore.
Definition of Second Nature: “A habit or mode of behavior so long practiced that it seems innate.” The relationship of this definition to furniture may seem a bit obscure, until one considers the current state of the world, in which our old ingrained habits are shifting to accommodate the true cost of our resource use in every facet of our lives. Finding a second use for our furniture, where its very nature is transformed to fit our changing needs, is a solution we can feel good about.
10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Big Brothers and Sisters of Gallatin and Park Counties.
Opening reception on Friday, May 13th from 5-8p.m in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through June 8th, 2011.
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 http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through May 11th, 2011.
Opening Reception Friday, February 11th 2011 5-8pm
Bozeman artist Stacey Herries presents a series of landscape and nature inspired abstracts in her show “Spatial Reasonings”. Encaustic paintings are created by a process of mixing melted beeswax, pigments, and resin, then fixing each layer with heat. They are known for their luminosity, as layers under layers glimmer and catch the eye. Herries adds photographs, drawings and found objects to the wax to create richly layered and textured landscapes. 20% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Bozeman Mental Health Center’s Open Arms Drop In Center. The show will be on display until March 10th, 2011.
The opening reception will coincide with tart’s 4th birthday and will feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography, a tart tasting, tarttoo booth, giveaways, and more. Tarty party apparel is highly encouraged.
Bozeman artist Vicki Fish is known for her sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical mixed media constructions that tell stories, reflect on the human condition, and relay the ironies of life’s situations. A new series of pieces utilize vintage family portraits irreverently modified by the artist. A percentage of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Friends of the Bozeman Public Library. Exhibit will be on display through February 9th, 2011.
The opening reception during Art Walk, December 10, will also feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography. Capture your family and yourself at their best (or worst)!
tart is delighted to announce the grand opening of its new gallery space, tartoo! We’re tearing down walls to create a bigger and better tart! The new space, affectionately called ‘tartoo’, will be an adjoining gallery dedicated to emerging contemporary Montana artists. Paintings, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media will share wall space, with one wall dedicated to a featured ‘tartist of the month’. In an effort to give back to the community that has been so amazingly supportive, tartoo will also feature one non-profit a month to donate a portion of the proceeds to their efforts in the community.
A Grand Opening reception will be held during Art Walk Friday, November 12th, 2010 5-8pm. The first featured tartist in the new tartoo will be Missoula illustrator Courtney Blazon, with a series of drawings mounted on slate. Titled Bird Brains, the show features black and white pen illustrations of birds, rendered in Blazon’s characteristically off kilter, charmingly odd way. The artist and tart will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the drawings to the Montana Raptor Conservation Center. The MRCC is a non-profit dedicated to caring for sick or injured birds to be re-released into the wild. A representative for the MRCC will be on hand during the opening reception to answer questions about the center.
Event will take place in tartoo, room #107B of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. in Bozeman. Call 582-0416 for more information. The show will be on display through December 8th.
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.
Allie Buck has recruited an all star team of her favorite characters- mermaids, winged women, and pickles – in a collection of line drawings, paintings, and coloring books. Allie’s playful work tickles the imagination and invites the viewer to become part of the artwork through interactive elements and coloring books for children and adults. The evening will also feature a fun house photo booth with photographer Jessie Moore, a mustache giveaway and a pickle tasting extravaganza.
Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 5-8pm. The show will be on display through October 7th.