ADVISING FOR FALL HAS BEGUN! You MUST meet with your advisor before you can register for classes. If you don't know who your advisor is, please check the list outside the Art Department's main offices. A sign up sheet for appointments can be found on each advisor's office door.

If you are currently occupying a locker in the Drawing Studio of the Fine Arts Building, it must be cleaned out before May 12. Any items or locks left after May 12 will be discarded as a new locker system will be installed.

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.


There are still seats available in the Art Department's Summer courses, register soon, don't miss out! Check Cyber Bear for a full listing by department.

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.


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 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.


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.)

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


The second BFA exhibition is open for viewing in both the UC Gallery and the GVA. Be sure to check it out! Here are a few of the pieces on display:


"USS Hancock" by Christine Cleveland


"The Milk Man" by Joshua Shelstad

"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 is currently on display in the UC north study lounge on the 2nd floor.

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture is hosting an exhibit called, "The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj and Salle, Prints of the 1970s from the Permanent Collection" in the Paxon and Malloy galleries. This exhibit has been curated by Dr. Valerie Hedquist and her advanced criticism students. Danielle Arnold and Loren Norby will discuss the prints of David Salle at noon on April 13.


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 returning from England today! Brad traveled with students to an iron pouring conference and demo to which they were invited to exhibit and demonstrate. Professor Allen spoke at the conference as part of a panel discussing "In the Making: Tools of the Trade." I hope to post details and pics from the trip as soon as possible.

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.

Professor Jim Bailey has returned from Wisconsin where he attended the Southern Graphics Council's national meeting of over 1,200 printmakers. Jim had a print included as part of the portfolio titled, "Heads or Heads" on display as part of the Genetic Imprints theme and attended several workshops and panel discussions.

Dr. Valerie Hedquist has won an award! Val was recognized for her "Generous support of students" by the Division of Student Affairs. Thanks, Val, keep working!

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The Art Department would like to wish Dr. Hedquist the best of luck in her TRIATHLON this Saturday! If you would like to see Val bike, swim and run in her Speedo attire, join us on Saturday, April 15th at the Grizzly Swimming Pool at 8.00am. I will do my best to post pics, but she may prove too fast for me….

Thanks for all the art, have a great week.