SCHOLARSHIPS:

There are scholarships available through the Art Department. Stop by and pick up an application.

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

WORD (Women’s Opportunity & Resource Development, inc.) Invites all women photographers to submit photos for their annual fundraiser and auction, “The Many Faces of Women,? scheduled for March 11. Contact Suzin Kratina at 543.3550, ext 57 for more info, or visit their website at www.wordinc.org

The Missoula Art Museum is offering a six week expressive drawing workshop with Patricia Thornton on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, Feb 14th through March 21. Call 728.0447 for more info.

Tobacco Free Hamilton is looking for artists or art students to work with middle and high school kids on a project that involves graffiti art. Contract Ari at 375-9588 to get involved.

The Missoula AIDS Council, in conjuction with the Missoula Youth Queer Action Coalition, is hosting a Juried Art Show and Auction on Feb 28. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces, in any medium, with an artist statement, to the Governor’s Room at the Florence Hotel by Feb 18th at 3:00pm. There is no cost to enter. Contact Josh Godfrey at 207.9439 for more info.

Kimber McKay, an Anthropology Professor, is looking for an illustrator to assist in her children’s book project. She is offering independent study credits in excange for participation.

The Montana Natural History Center is announcing a juried poster contest for the 8th annual Riverfest. Photography wil not be accepted. Submission must reflect the theme of rivers, wildlife and Missoula and must include a Great Blue Heron, the symbol of Riverfest. The deadline is June 1. E-mail questions to gsivitz@montananaturalist.org

FOR SALE:

Local darkroom set-up being sold-MAKE AN OFFER. Complete set-up for color and b/w, excellent enlarger in great shape, developing and processing equipment: trays, timers, etc. DOZENS OF BOOKS. Contact Terry Russell at 543-7584.

VOULNTEER NEEDED:

The UC Gallery is looking for a voulnteer to work as a gallery attendant from 10-11am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Christine Cleveland at 243-4991 for more info.

Exhibitions:

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present a lecture with Brandon Reitjes, titled ” A Quiet, Insistent Beauty: The Life and Work of Frances Senska” on Thursday, February 23 in the Meloy Gallery, PAR-TV bldg.

The Art Department’s Ceramic Grad Students are displaying their exhibition, “Associations” in the UC Gallery until Feb. 17th.

If you missed the First Friday opening of Art Professor Brad Allen’s exhibit you can still see it until the end of this month at the Gold Dust Gallery. Click the image to enlarge and see a “Bridge with no Ends.”

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ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

BRAD ALLEN has been invited to take part in a discussion panel and slide presentation at “Iron in the West,” an art conference at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM March 3 and 4 and will have his work in their month long show. Click the Highland link to see some off Brad’s work and his brief artist statement. Brad was also featured in both the Kaimin and the Independent due to the success of his show at the Gold Dust Gallery. You can read the Independent article by clicking on the link.

Dr. Rafael Chacon gave a gallery talk in conjunction with the Missoula Art Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction on January 26th and was interviewed on KUFM‘s program Front Row Center discussing “The Life of Architect A.J. Gibson” on January 29th.

Elizabeth Dove has an exhibition titled, “Contemporary Intaglio” on display at the University of Indianapolis as part of an invitational exhibit and “Being in Body” at Weber State University in UT.

Beth Lo will attend the NCECA conference and show for ceramists in Portland, OR with grad and undergrad art majors working in ceramics. She and students will be featured in an exhibition March 8-11 at the Hecklewood Gallery. Beth is also participating in the Figurative Ceramics Invitational until Feb 25 at the Cervini Haas Gallery/ Gallery Materia Scottsdale, AZ.

Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has been selected to participate in a national juried exhibition titled, “Watermarks 2005” at Southeastern Community College in NC until March 3 and will attend the College Arts Association conference in Boston, MA Feb 22-25.
This semester’s BFA review exhibited many fine pieces:

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Matthew Wicks produced a stoneware display titled, “Dead End Study.”

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“Studio 404” by Ramsay Hay

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“Beltane,” a painting on wood and glass by Carey Tracy

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Brett Svetlik’s “Grow Up,” a painting on silk

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Jeff King’s ceramic tea pot “Regurgitation”

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“Self Destruction,” a Lazertran transfer with acrylic, by Joseph Knoepfler

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