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How to Mix Oil & Water: Annie Bailey @ Atrium Gallery

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation invites the community to the Artist Opening Reception on Friday, October 29, 5:30-7pm for Annie Bailey’s exhibit How to Mix Oil & Water in the Atrium Gallery. Refreshments will be served. This unique show will be on display through the end of December.

Bailey works on canvas with oil and water soluble pencils to create a contrast of the rich, deep pigmentation of the oils and the soft, translucence of the water soluble pencils to evoke a sense of aging.  Once a painting is complete, it is sprayed with a protective varnish. The colors are chosen for their emotional quality, conveying the emotion felt by the artist about the subject upon the first encounter with it.

“My paintings are a way for me to create stillness in a moving world,” said Bailey. “I create an envelope of quietness around the subjects I choose, making them the center of attention in the painting, while in the real world they are lost and unnoticed. The abandoned trains, decaying grain elevators, and quirky café’s found throughout Montana are the real treasures I love to paint.”

Bailey grew up in Montana on her family’s ranch in the Smith River Valley. Her love of Montana constantly stimulates her to create new work and make connections to the state’s past. She uses both humor and tension in her work, as she finds that life is always a balance between the two.

All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bozeman Library Foundation to benefit the Library. Contact Paula Beswick at director@bozemanlibraryfoundation.org or 582-2426 for more information about this show or the gallery.


Annie Bailey drawings @ tart

Artist Annie Bailey explores her love of font and text in an exhibit of new work. Sketches of vintage typewriters (some with customizable messages) share space with drawings of old grain elevators, signs and other Montana classic images, all rendered in Bailey’s clean, modern style. A Montana native, Bailey grew up on a ranch and draws inspiration from the things that surrounded her in childhood. Grain elevators, signs from small town businesses long gone, old billboards, and the typewriter she inherited from her grandmother all draw her eye with words rendered into art. Currently studying architecture at Montana State University, Bailey’s drawings also reference her love of line, form and structure.

Opening reception on Friday, December 11th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave.,  call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display until January 10th.

opening reception nov. 14 for Annie Bailey’s “how to mix oil and water”

Cow Parsley by Annie Bailey

TART presents new work by Annie Bailey that combines water soluble pencil drawings with oil paint. Evocative of folk art but also delicate and modern, Bailey’s work depicts familiar, comforting subjects informed by her childhood on a ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs. Birds, flowers and old industrial buildings are captured in Bailey’s unique gestural style.
Opening reception during the Emerson’s Galleria artwalk on Friday, November 14th 5-8p.m.

at tart

111 S. Grand Ave. #110

Bozeman, MT 59715