Artists Ann Wilbert and Linda Williams will be displaying new work during the month of September at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, September 9th from 5-8 p.m., during Bozeman’s last Downtown Art Walk.
Ann Wilbert has been making lampwork glass beads for 15 years. She continues her fascination with taking something as solid as glass and molding it into a unique piece of art.
Linda Williams continues to develop her skills as an oil painter. After graduating from MSU with a degree in Studio Art and a focus on watercolors, she has since taken numerous classes to hone her talent in oil. She has recently shown her work in the MIA, Sweet Pea, and Danforth juried shows.
Artists Dede Christman and Geri Ward will be displaying new work during the month of August at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson.
Dede Christman has been exploring new shapes in earthenware clay with glazes reminiscent of the Yellowstone geyser colors. She has also created ‘totem like’ sculptures and abstract ‘beings’ in ceramic. To complement her pottery, Christman will be displaying her abstract, mixed media paintings with added papers to enhance their texture and color.
Although usually recognized for her whimsical and imaginative watercolors, Geri Ward is equally adept at rendering realistic scenes, especially of ducks and geese. Ward’s current exhibit is a brief return to nature and wildlife painting.
Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, August 12th from 5-8 p.m., during Bozeman’s Downtown Art Walk.
Artists Wendy Marquis and Sali Jo Hand will be displaying new work during the month of June at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson.
Wendy Marquis attempts to straddle the place between past and present in her paintings. She tells the story of the 1954 tractor parked in a field of wildflowers, and the ’38 GMC resting next to a rancher’s fence. She hopes the viewer can sense the intensity of color here and the magnitude of Montana’s vistas as they appear under the big sky. Wendy has won the 2011 Cover Competition for American Artist Watercolor Magazine, her painting Bridger GMC will appear on the cover of June’s issue.
Sali Jo Hand combines her passion for art and horses in a series of black and white paintings depicting these spirited animals. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, June 10th from 5-8 p.m., during the first Downtown Art Walk of the season.
Michael Blessing and Garrick Faust are new members of the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, and will be the featured artists during the month of May. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, May 13th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.
Michael Blessing will be displaying his bright and whimsical oil paintings depicting everything from delectable desserts to colorful toy robots. Blessing started painting in 2003 and has since been published in International Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Montana Quarterly and other publications. Blessing is printing limited edition fine art prints of select paintings from his growing body of work.
Garrick Faust hand crafts flutes from exotic and reclaimed antique woods. Developing his craft through years of carpentry, Faust happened upon the perfect blend of wood and music when he discovered the tradition of handcrafting flutes. He offers his flutes, and his music, as a healing integration of the indigenous and colonizing American cultures. Incorporating reclaimed wood from the ranchlands of Montana, and from Yellowstone’s historic buildings, Faust gives the wood a native-sounding voice that honors the earth. Faust offers a free half-hour lesson with the purchase one of his flutes.
Many of us have a something special we turn to for luck. Whether it’s finding a lucky penny on the sidewalk, carrying an unusual stone in our pocket, or wishing on a captivating dragonfly that flutters past. The members of the Artists’ Gallery, Bozeman’s only artist cooperative, are displaying some of their “lucky” artwork during the month of March. Most of the pieces measure 8×10 inches or smaller. The artworks on display are made from a variety of media, and are sure to bring some luck your way.
We invite you to come to the gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, March 11th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.
The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson is excited to announce Wendy Marquis and Sarah Angst as the featured artists for the month of December. Marquis will present her captivating Montana paintings, and Angst will display her fun, new original linocuts. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, December 10th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.
Wendy Marquis is constantly panning her surroundings for scenes to paint. She often combines different elements she comes across to create her own landscapes and to satisfy her aesthetic. She finds old rusty trucks, barns and buildings fascinating, and they exude character, history, and help her to tell a story. Sometimes she includes animals to give her scenes life and a sense of humor.
“To me, these are all treasures; symbols of simpler times that so many of us want to hold on to. When you look at my paintings, I invite you to feel Montana…feel the sun on your back and the intensity of color that exists here. I want you to be able to sit in front of my work, and savor this distinct time; feel a sense of place…a place that you want to linger in again and again.”
Sarah Angst will be unveiling her new, fun, and funky miniatures. With there striking colors, and playful subject matter Angst’s new work is a must see. Her charming cards, unique jewelry and captivating prints will be available for sale and all make excellent gifts this holiday season.
The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson will be featuring shimmering watercolors by Geri Ward, fine oil paintings by Linda Williams, and new pottery by George Dunbar during the month of November. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, November 12th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.
Geri Ward will be displaying new watercolor paintings that are soft, luminous and glowing, guaranteed to evoke mystery and whimsy.
Linda Williams, who graduated Phi Kappa Phi from MSU in 2000 with a BFA in studio art, receiving the Strand Award, will be presenting her latest paintings. She recently ventured into oils after being a watercolor painter for many years.
After thirty-seven years of wedging, throwing, trimming, glazing, and firing, George Dunbar has mastered the art of creating beautiful functional pottery. His newest works will be on display and available for sale throughout the month of November.