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SUMMER SESSION:

The Art Department is offering several exciting classes this summer including Fine Arts Meets Digital, taught by Karen Slobod. There are still seats available, register today!

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Dr. Rafael Chacon is also teaching an exciting class this summer. Rafael will travel with students to Chicago for “Art and Architecture in the Windy City” May 22-29. The course will explore the art and architecture in an intensive one week course that includes urban tours, visits to museums, galleries and other art organizations and cultural resources. There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, March 13 from 12.15-1.00pm in the Art History/Criticism Resource Center. Contact Dr. Chacon for more info at 243-2735.

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.

Speaking of life drawing, Nancy Erickson needs a female model for her ladies drawing group. The Pattee Canyon Ladies Salon meets on the first Moday and third Tuesday of each month. Models are paid $40 for each 2.5 hour session. Contact Nancy at 549-4671 for more info.

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

The University Center is accepting applications for the following as part of their Spring Art Call: 2-D art to exhibit in conference rooms and public areas around the UC (except the gallery), 3-D pieces for display cases and large waterproof sculptural pieces for the UC atrium gardens. Please submitt an application (available at The Source or in the Fine Arts bldg) with 5-10 slides of your work, a slide list with info on each piece, an artist statement and a SASE to Jess Abell, UC Art Exhibit Coordinator in UC 232 or call 243.4991 for more info. The deadline is March 17th.

The Graduating Culinary Arts class of 2006 is hosting their annual Capstone Dinner on April 22 and are looking for an artist to paint or draw scenes of Southern Italy. Please contact Thomas Campbell at 243-7831 or Giovanni Ullo at 261-7417 for more info.

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

The University of Montana School of Buisness, in conjuction with local organizations, will host a workshop titled, Marketing for Artists” On Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 t0 4:30pm in Gallagher room 106. There is a $45 registration fee that includes “Arts expertise, buisness fundamentals, financial direction, great resources and lunch.” Contact Alyce for more info (243-5068.)

The Glassell School of Art Museum of Fine Arts is offering an Internship/Fellowship to visual artists that includes a 450sq. ft studio space and a $9000.00 stipend. A BFA or equivalent is required. To apply, send 12 slides of recent work, CV, 3 letter of recommendation and a statement of intent with a SASE to Core Program, Glassell School of art. Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, TX PO Box 6826 77265-6826 or visit thier website.

The Dana Gallery in Missoula is offering a Spring/Summer Internship. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and why you would like to inten at their gallery by April 1.

The University’s Farm to College Program is seekeing an artists to draw charactictures during their Spring Celebration. Contact Taku for more info.
EXHIBITIONS:

This year’s BFA exhibition (part one) is on display in the GVA and the UC Gallery. The opening reception will be Friday, March 17 from 5-7pm, be sure to check out the fine work of this year’s BFA students, here are some pics:

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“To the Point”
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“To Dwell”
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“Ruin” by Luke Heimbigner
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“The Last of the Victorinia”

Be sure to stop by and see all the fine art our students have on display!
The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will host gallery talks in conjunction with their print exhibits “The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj and Salle Prints from the Permanent Collection.” Dr. Valerie Hedquist will lecture on “InAppropriations” on March 23 at 7pm. Art Students Shannon Wagner and Brett Svetlik will discuss Kitaj at noon on March 16th.

ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

Sculpture Professor Brad Allan has returned from New Mexico! Brad and students attended the “Iron in The West” conference at New Mexico Highlands University. The group also visited Spiral Jetty and Site Santa Fe and saw an exhibition by Sculptor Cai Guo Qiang. Here are some pics from their trip:

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Spiral Jetty

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“The Hottest Thing Since White Bread,” an iron sculpture by Shiloh Stott which was exhibited at the conference.

Art Professor Mary Ann Bonjorni has been awarded a Nevada Arts Council Fellowship, and thus her work will be shown in their exhibit at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center until April 30 in a show titled, “Nevada Now II.”

Graduate Student and Photo Instructor Steve Krutek will be a presenter at the 43rd annual SPE National Conference ” A New Pluralism: Photography’s Future” in Chicago March 23-26. Steve was granted a Travel Award from the Graduate School in order to attend and has his work “Fruitless Extraction,” a van Dyke print/silkscreen print/mulberry paper on wood is on the cover of the program review. Congratulations, Steve for being one of fewer than 50, only 5 of which are graduate students to be selected for this national conference!
Thanks for all the art and have a great week!

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