Outside Bozeman has announced their 3rd Annual 2011 Photo Contest: a great opportunity for local outdoor photographers to showcase their work and get their name out there. Winning photos are displayed in O/B as well as on the stock image site, WildWestPhotos.com. Not to mention the opportunity to get a share of $500 cash from Wild West Photos, $500 in camera gear from Bozeman Camera & Repair, and piles of outdoor gear and gift cards from local shops and eateries. Whether snapping photos is your profession or just a hobby, three separate divisions – Professional, Amateur, and Junior (17 & under) – allow everyone to take their best shot.
You can check out past years’ winning shots on facebook.com/OutsideBozeman. Deadline for submissions is July 15. Find submission info and further details at outsidebozeman.com/photoContest.php.
Senior Photography students of the Montana State University’s School of Film & Photography will be presenting their photography projects created during the spring semester of 2010. There will be food, drinks, and of course, great art!
Monday, May 3, 6-10pm!
Tom Murphy and Cindy Goeddel participate in a joint exhibit of seasonal Yellowstone fine art photography at the Zoot Art Gallery. The exhibit, “Yellowstone, An Exaltation of Wonders,” is a collection of photographs that illustrate the seasons, rhythm and power of the land and its inhabitants of the world’s first National Park.
An artist’s reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Zoot Art Gallery. Join both photographers at the opening night reception as they share their experiences photographing Yellowstone’s backcountry and capturing the beauty of the park’s majestic wonders. The event will include live music by Ben Bullington from Big Timber. The reception and exhibition are free of charge and open to the public.
For more information or directions to the gallery visit the Zoot Art Gallery or call Cindy Goeddel at 858-848-4150. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery address is 555 Zoot Enterprises Lane, Bozeman.
The Emerson is pleased to present Jim Henry’s stunning digital photographs “Downtown Chicago: Selections from the Urban Landscape.” The Weaver Room show will be on display from May 30 – August 31, with an opening on Bozeman’s Art Walk night, Friday June 12th, 5 – 8 pm.
According to Jim Henry, “The images of this exhibit are primarily abstract, showing geometry, patterns, and color. People, where they do appear, are part of the urban landscape; where they do not appear, they are nonetheless implicit in this landscape of structures, shapes, and reflections. These photographs are my attempt to isolate, record, and present selected aspects of this beauty.”
Jim Henry is Assistant Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, Illinois. He has been photographing urban, rural, and wilderness landscapes for over 40 years. He spends some time each summer enjoying the Gallatin Valley’s less urban landscape. For further information about our exhibit programs, consult our website: www.theemerson.org or call Ellen Ornitz, 587.9797, Ext. 104.
tart recently moved to a larger space across the hall in the Galleria. At the upcoming Art Walk on Friday, May 8th 5-8p, in addition to the Head Start photography show, they are excited(!) to announce a special benefit show:
Help send former tartist and talented photographer Brittany Nelson to the prestigious Cranbrook Academy Art! Donated artwork from MSU students, faculty, and local artists will be priced to sell! This is a great opportunity to pick up photography prints and artwork at extremely affordable prices. The sale will also feature a silent auction of several photographs from the renowned artists and professors of the MSU Photography program!
Nelson now has a web site featuring several portfolios of her delightful and imaginative work.
TART presents a series of photographs by 3-5 year old children from Livingston’s Head Start program. Given digital cameras and minimal direction by their teachers, two groups of children from low income and at risk families explored their world through the lenses of their cameras. The results are at times abstract, at times documentary, and at times startlingly canny snapshots of the world around them. The title of the show is Looking at things all on my own.
Opening reception on Friday, May 8th 5-8p.m, in TART, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information.
Edward Curtis, praised as a photographer but often criticized for his romanticized images of American Indians, will be the topic of discussion by curators Michael Fox and Steve Jackson on Thursday, April 2, 6:00-7:00 PM at the Museum of the Rockies. A collection of Curtis photographs is on display at the Museum through May 10.
The Holter Museum of Art in Helena will be exhibiting Interior Relations, a thought-provoking collection of sixteen photographic portraits by Bozeman photographer Ian van Coller, beginning on February 27 and showing through April 19. The richly-colorful yet sometimes somber photographs depict South African domestic workers in their employers’ homes, at often unmanageable distances from the workers’ own homes and families. Taken together, the portraiture explores the complexities of identity that all South Africans face post-Apartheid. A reception with the artist is scheduled from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on February 27.
For the project, van Coller asked the subjects to wear their favorite clothing and accessories, rather than the plain housecoats and jumpsuits that typify their jobs as housecleaners and childcare workers and gardeners. He encouraged each to become active participants in making their portraits, to facilitate expression of their own aesthetics and identities within the contradictory context. Viewers of the portrait series might initially mistake the subjects as property owners, but upon further attention to the accompanying wall texts will confront the clash of realities permeating that country today—in a fashion parallel to the artist’s own experience.
On Saturday, March 7, van Coller will give an Artist Talk at 10:30 a.m. Then at 11:15 a.m., he will participate in the panel discussion, Creating Ourselves: On Race and Culture, with Holter Cultural Crossroads Artist in Residence Michael Dixon and others, moderated by IR reporter Martin Kidston. Visit holtermuseum.org for directions and other information. Van Coller’s work can also be seen at www.ianvancoller.com.
Bozeman photographer Bhu Sullivan has an upcoming exhibit at BSI (Big Sky Institute) with an opening on Thursday, February 5th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The show is called Chasing Deceleration and you can read more on her web site. Chris Anderson (Assistant Professor of Photography at MSU) will also be giving a talk during the reception (at 7:00 p.m.), entitled From Inspiration to Fruition: The Creative Process in Photography.
The Big Sky office of the Big Sky Institute is located at 3091 Pine Dr., Suite 2 in Meadow Village (next to the Chamber of Commerce).
The ASMSU Arts and Exhibits Exit Gallery presents “Ghosts and Empties,” a haunting collection of photos by Larry Blackwood who is a former graduate student of MSU and a now a full-time photographer. “Ghosts and Empties” will show in the Exit Gallery January 20-30. There will be an artist reception open to the public on Friday, January 23 from 5-7 pm, so stop by for great art, conversation, and snacks! See you there!
The Exit Gallery is located in SUB rm 212, Montana State University, and is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more information, please contact Stacey Ray at 406.994.1828 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional photographs can be viewed at Larry Blackwood’s web site.