INFO FOR STUDENTS:

There will be a general meeting for any students who will graduate with a BFA in the 2006/2007 year. Meet Cathryn Mallory in the Gallery of Visual Arts at 1.00pm on Thursday, April 13th to learn more about the program.

SUMMER SESSION:

There are still seats available in the Art Department's Summer courses, register soon, don't miss out!

Dr. Rafael Chacón will be traveling to Chicago to teach a course called "Art and Architecture in the Windy City" May 22-29. If you would like to join him for this exciting course, give him a call at 243-2735. Consent of Instructor is required.

CALLS FOR ART:

The student run life drawing sessions continue. Join Jenna on Tuesdays in the Fine Arts Building from 7-10 to improve your skills. Giver her a call at 240-8227 for more info.

The Women's Law Caucus in the School of Law is seeking donations of art for their auction on April 8th. The proceeds will benefit the YWCA Pathways Domestic Violence Program, including the Battered Women's Shelter. Contact Sue Stracham at 206-459-6486 if you have questions or would like to donate.

The Griz Athletics Department is seeking art for a poster of the 23d Annual Western Montana Wine Festival. This is a juried contest with the selected work being used on the poster, and the original donated to the auction. The selected artist will be paid "a few hundred dollars" for their work and will be given a booth to display other works at the festival. Contact Greg Sundberg at 243-4509 for further details.

ART OPPORTUNITIES:

The University of Montana School of Buisness, in conjunction with local organizations, will host a workshop titled, "Marketing for Artists" On Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 to 4:30pm in Gallagher room 106. There is a $45 registration fee that includes "Arts expertise, business 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 letters 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 their website.

A University Alumnus and continuing student is seeking an artist to illustrate the cover of his book. Dr. Shad Bailey, Ed.D. has some very specific ideas as to the depiction and is willing to pay for the cover art. Direct any questions or interest to his email address

FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITIONS:

The second BFA exhibition will be open for viewing on April 3 in both the UC Gallery and the GVA, the opening reception will be April 7th from 4-6pm in the UC and 5-7pm in the GVA. Be sure to check it out! Here is a sneak peek:

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"USS Hancock" by Christine Cleveland

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"The Milk Man" by Joshua Shelstad

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"The Reclusive Doyen Abettor" by Justin Delli Bovi

There are also excellent works in the UC Gallery!

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"Coalescence," a group exhibit featuring the work of various UM painting students, will open on April 7 with a reception from 4-6pm in the UC north study lounge on the 2nd floor.

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will host the opening reception for their exhibit "The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj and Salle, Prints of the 1970s from the Permanent Collection" on April 7 from 4-7pm in the Paxon and Malloy galleries. This exhibit has been curated by Dr. Valerie Hedquist and her advanced criticism students.

The Clay Studio of Missoula will host the opening reception of POTSKETCH on April 7 from 6-9pm. The Art Department's own Beth Lo will have a piece on display will other fine artists, including Rudy Autio. Be sure to check it out.

ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

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.”

Professor of sculpture Brad Allen is in England with students for an iron pouring conference and demo to which they were invited to exhibit and demonstrate. Professor Allen will speak at the conference as part of a panel discussing "In the Making: Tools of the Trade." See some of Brad's work on the official website! Brad told me he plans to visit Stonehenge as well.

Art Department Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has a work included in the exhibition titled, "The Elements; of Nature and Art" as part of a national invitational group exhibition curated by D. Velders at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC through July 2.

Professor Beth Lo has work included in a group invitational titled "Figuring the Feminine" at Portland Community College in Portland, OR until April 28th.

Thanks for all the art, have a great week.

PS: The Art Department would like to give a HUGE thank you to Andy at Word Press for his latest additions to this great software! If you are not blogging on Word Press, well, I just don't understand….

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