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….

The Juried Student Exhibition ends Friday, Nov. 18th. All artwortks must be removed from the gallery by Monday, Nov 21st. Pick up your work between 12 and 4pm.

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!

The UC is excited to invite the public to the first Art Tour of Fall 2005!  The tour will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10th at 5pm.  Join the group on the first floor of the UC near the bank.  The tour will include all conference rooms and public spaces in the building.  Come and learn about all the art in the UC and support our local artists!  Please sign up in advance at The Source or contact Jess Abell at 243-4991.

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


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents a gallery talk Thursday, December 1, noon, in the Paxson Gallery of the UM PARTV Building, in conjunction with the exhibition, Creatures from the Permanent Collection.
UM Wildlife Biology Professor, Dr. Kerry Foresman, and Barbra Brady of the Humane Society of Western Montana, will discuss the animals featured in the exhibition in a talk titled Framing Creatures: The Wild and the Domestic.
Dr. Foresman, who has lectured and published extensively on native mammals of the Rocky Mountains, will shed light on the wild creatures portrayed in the exhibition. Barbra Brady, whose work at the Humane Society has benefited hundreds of homeless pets, will share her understanding of issues facing our beloved domestic animals. Contact: Manuela Well-Off-Man, Curator, Gallery Hours: Tues.– Thurs. 11am – 3pm, Fri. – Sat. 4 – 8:30pm 406.243.2019

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture invites the public to join us for a First Friday reception for the exhibition, Creatures from the Permanent Collection, December 2, 5-7pm, in the Paxson Gallery of the UM PARTV Building.

Creatures from the Permanent Collection presents a diverse selection of works from MMAC’s Permanent Collection, all depicting wild and domesticated animals. Included are works by internationally known artists such as Andy Warhol, regionally important artists such as Walter Hook and Edgar Paxson, and works from the Permanent Collection that have never before been exhibited, such as a painting of a lion by 19th century French academic painter Jean Léon Gérôme. With its wide variety of styles and imagery, the exhibition is sure to appeal to viewers of all ages! The exhibition will be on view November 22 – December 21.

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:

A local writer is lookin gfor an artist to illustrate her childern’s book. Call Jennifer at 728-1638 for more info.

Art Department Meetings:

The Mid-Term Grad Student Selection Committee will meet on Monday, Nov 21st at 12.00pm in the Chair’s office.

There will be a meeting for current grad students in the office of the Department Chair on Tuesday, Dec 6th at 4.30pm.

The final two Faculty Meetings of the year will take place on Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th at 12.00pm.

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. Take a look at some of Jim’s work here:



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!

Here is a picture of a recent temporary art installation on the Fine Arts Building’s third floor balcony: