Art Department News:

Students: be aware that Advising has begun for Spring Semester. You must meet with your advisor in order to recieve your advising PIN for registration. A list of students and their advisors is posted outside the Art Department’s offices.

Please check the schedule of classes for Winter Session on the University’s homepage, the Art Department is offering two exciting classes….

Marilyn Bruya is going to China! Don’t worry, she’ll probably come back:


Contact Marilyn Bruya for details….243-4671

Check the following website for details: and read about the “Life Experience of China? 13 day tour.
The tour is advertised at $1899. and with taxes, visas and fees plus airfare Missoula to SF. the total will be about $2500.
16 people are currently signing up for the tour. We would like to have a group of 20 participants. Students, friends, parents, and neighbors are welcome.

There are folders of information available in Professor Bruya’s office..303B A Missoula resident returned from a Yale Alumni tour of China this month. Her tour was very similar for a much higher cost. She sent her reading list which is available outside Prof. Bruya’s office door. Join the adventure!

Call to Artists:

The Life Drawing Session is being held every Tuesday from 7-10pm in FA 401. Contact Jenna at 240-8227 for more details


“Underwater Images & Life Figure Drawings,? an exhibit by Brian Elling will be opening on Nov 4th in the Ceretana Gallery and Studios. Live music and food will be on hand from 5-9pm.

Sandra Trujillo will be giving a slide lecture in UC 326 on Friday, Nov. 4th from 4-5pm, then she will be in the UC Gallery to exhibit her works, “Quarry? for First Friday from 5-7pm.

Dirk Lee will exhibit, “The Beauty in Her,? in the Meloy Gallery from Oct. 26th to Dec 21st. The First Friday reception will be from 5-7 on Nov. 4th.

Thursday, November 10, at 7pm, The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents a lecture with guest art historian, Professor James Leith titled The Louvre: From Palace to Museum. James Leith is Professor Emeritus of History and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He teaches at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His lecture will examine the full history of the Louvre, from its origins as a fortress and royal palace, to its history under Charles V, to its current status as one of the world’s largest and most well-known museums. The lecture takes place at 7pm in the Meloy Gallery of the PARTV Building, and is free and open to the public. Contact: Barbara Koostra at The Montana Museum of Art & Culture 406.243.2019

Brandon Wasser, an art major, is displaying his photographic works on his website and invites you to take a look. Click this link to see what Brandon has been up to… Brandon is seeking a space to host an exhibition of his work; if you can be of assistance to this student, contact the Art Department at 243-4181.


Bayern Brewery is looking for creative artwork to put on a label for a new beer called Boom Crew Ale. The grand prize is $200. Submit a drawing of a scene that combines “a grizzly bear and a cannon? for review in the art office before Nov 21st.

The Artists’ Collective, a student run organization, seeks to help art students promote their work and become more professional artists. Their goals are to strengthen the Missoula Art Scene, become a forceful organization on campus, and to open a student run gallery. Get involved and join the Artists’ Collective this Fall! The group will meet Thursdays at 6:30pm in FA 304.

Sonoma State Univerity’s literary magazine, Zaum is inviting students to submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art for publication. Zaum “strives to push contemporary boundries and challenge conventionality.? Visit their website for more info:

FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS (current and recent activites of our faculty)

Bradley Allen, Assistant Professor of Art, was a demonstrator and furnace operator at a workshop entitled “Historic Iron Pour? at San Diego State University from November 4th-6th.

James Bailey, Professor of Art has three, count ‘em, three, exhibitions currently on display. A solo exhibition titled, “The Pixel Bound? at the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC until Nov. 17th, a second solo show titled, “Avatars and Axioms? at Suny Geneseo NY, and is in a group exhibition at the Holter Art Museum in Helena titled, “Practicing the Bookish Art.? Jim also served as a visiting artist in conjunction with both the solo shows and gave a lecture on his work at the Print and Book Art Center in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Rafael Chacon, Professor of Art, is continuing his lectures on local architect A.J. Gibson for the Life Long Learning Program in the UC Theater on Froday, Nov. 11th at 10:00am.

Steve Glueckert, Adjunct Assistant Instructor of Art Education, has an exhibition titled, “Forty MIles of Bad Road? at the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center in Casper, WY until Jan. 8th.

Beth Lo, Professor of Art, will be giving a lecture and book signing with her sister Ginne to promote their book, “Mahjong All Day Long? at City College of San Francisco as part of Children’s Book Week. The event will be Tuesday, Nov 15th from 3-5pm at the Rosenberg Library. Their book is available in The UM bookstore.

Cathryn Mallory, Associate Professor of Art, has a two-person exhibition titled, “Conceal/Reveal? at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA until Dec. 7th.

Mary Ann-Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair, has a solo exhibition titled, “…and the dish ran away with the spoon? at the Art View Gallery at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND until Jan 15th 2006.

Photo Time!

The 11th Annual Juried Student Show was a huge success! Thanks to all the artists, the Gallery of Visual Arts staff and to President Dennison, Dean Howell and all the local buisnesses that contributed prizes!

34 Cathryn Mallory And Sarah Conway presenting awards


Eric Ashcraft and Cathryn Mallory


Loney White III


A blury Joshua Shelstad