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Bridger Alternative Benefit Show @ tart

Opening reception Friday, April 10th 5-8p.m.

This show will feature work by Bridger Alternative High School students and MSU ceramics students. New this year, the students of BAS will also unveil a line of t-shirts and hoodies featuring art by students, and a series of reproductions of original drawings and paintings. Proceeds from the sale of this work will go toward a scholarship fund for economically challenged B.A.S. students to pursue further art education.  Local businesses have generously donated  gift certificates for coffee, tea and meals which will accompany the purchase of each affordably priced bowl, mug or jug.  The show will be on display through the end of April.

Rose Caplette rugs @ tart

A truly native Montanan, Rose Caplette brings an instinctive gift for dynamic color combinations to her rugs, hand-crocheted from recycled fabrics. Maybe somewhere in her DNA, female ancestors from her Crow Indian heritage help her out: Crow beadwork uses vibrant juxtapositions of color for dramatic designs. Maybe being “other-abled”–Rose is an adult with Down’s Syndrome–gives her the ability to be intuitive in her work. Either way her rugs are the inspired, vivid one-of-a-kind creations of  a unique young lady.

An opening reception with an artist’s demonstration and refreshments will be offered during the Emerson’s 2nd Friday artwalk on Friday, January 9th  5-8p.m
, The show will be on display through the end of January.

green holiday bizaar @ Refuge

Late breaking news from tart: We are collaborating with one of our favorite local businesses – Refuge Sustainable Building Center – in a Green Holiday Bizaar this Thursday evening.  It was a good feeling to walk around tart and realize how many of the the tartists are using recycled, environmentally friendly and/or sustainable products.  You’ll get to see those products and much, much more at Refuge this Thursday, December 18, from 5-8p.m. Prefix Dinner Studio will provide delicious vittles and a raffle will raise money for Sonoran Institute and Red Feather.

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


Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland Inspired Photography by Margaret Mateskon @ tart

Local photographer Margaret Mateskon shows her fantastical series of collaged and manipulated self portraits inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much loved novels in tart this month. The show will be on display through the end of August. Opening Reception during Artwalk, Friday, August 8th 5-8 p.m.

Queen's Croquet by Margaret Mateskon

Queen's Croquet by Margaret Mateskon

But wait, there’s more…

Mad Tea Party — Friday, August 15th

6-7 pm Children’s Activities
7-9 pm Adult Play Time

Come join the fun which will include tea with the Mad Hatter, croquet with the Queen of Tarts, a costume photo booth with featured photographer Margaret Mateskon, and more. Costumes will be both encouraged and rewarded: those in costume will receive 10% off purchases the night of the event.

Button Bracelet Class — Thursday, August 21st 7-9 pm

Get grandma’s button collection out of the attic and onto your wrist! Students will learn how to make a bracelet using buttons, beads and beading wire. No prior beading experience required.
$20 covers class and basic materials. Buttons will be available for purchase, or students may bring their own. Pre-registration required. Call 582-0416 or stop by tart to register.

Here’s how you find us:

We’re in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
111 S. Grand Ave. #110
Bozeman, MT 59715

Adair Peck @ tart

Opening Reception – Artwalk
Friday, July 11th 5-8 p.m.

Award winning local artist Adair Peck has been busy hunting paper tigers,and bear, and moose… Her whimsical and yet noble creatures seem to wink at you as they look down from the wall. Stop by to see her menagerie of big-game paper trophies and a flock of paper sheep. This show will be on display June 28th through July 22nd.

Sculptures by Adair Peck

Sculptures by Adair Peck

Tight wires between us, pegs too deep to uproot: Courtney Blazon @ Tart

Pen and Marker drawings by Courtney Blazon
Opening Reception – Artwalk
Friday, June 13th 5-8 p.m.

Inspired by fragments of Sylvia Plath poems, these intricate and surreal pieces will be on display through the month of June. Courtney has been a tartist for months selling her cards, stickers and checkbook covers. I am so excited to show her original work, which must be seen to be appreciated.

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Bowls, Mugs and Jugs: Bridger Alternative School Art Club Benefit Show

tart presents the results of a mentorship between members of MSU’s Ceramic Club and Bridger Alternative School’s Art Club. Instructor Kerry Corcoran and a group of college students work with interested high school students, teaching them how to hand build, use a potter’s wheel and glaze. The resulting show features an eclectic mix of earthy salt and soda fired pieces; dusky, iridescent raku fired pieces and brightly glazed, hand-built pieces made by both groups.

Proceeds from the sale of these pieces benefit a scholarship fund for economically challenged B.A.S. students to pursue further art education. Local businesses including the Leaf n’ Bean, International Coffee Traders, Olivera, Naked Noodle and 18 Miles to the Border have generously donated gift certificates for coffee, tea and meals which will accompany the purchase of each affordably priced bowl, mug or jug.

Opening reception on Friday April 11th 5-8pm during the Emerson Galleria’s Artwalk.

Sunflowers @ tart @ Emerson Art Walk

Vincent Van Gogh said “A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”


This month at tart you’ll have the opportunity to buy good art and do a good deed at the same time. tart’s March show is Sunflowers: a group of vibrant paintings done by Head Start preschoolers that look like something Van Gogh’s mom might have put on the fridge. Proceeds from sales of original art, posters, and note cards benefit both the families of the young artists and the Head Start program which provides free preschool education for low-income families.

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, March 14th from 5-8pm during the Emerson Galleria’s Artwalk (a.k.a. Tartwalk).