If you are an undergrad occupying a studio, you must remove all of your belongings before 5.00pm on May 15th! Any items left behind will be sold on e-bay discarded. Grad students who are graduating have until June 15th to remove their possessions or risk the same fate.

If you are a student employee of the Art Department and have keys to any departmental areas, you must return those keys to UM Security or risk having your transcripts frozen, fees assessed and bad Karma like you would not believe.

Students exhibiting work in the Resource Center may pick them up anytime the Resource Center is open during finals week. The last day to pick up work will be May 12.


The departments of Art, Drama/Dance, Media Arts and Music will hold their commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13th. Students should meet in the lobby of the PAR-TV building at 11.00am wearing proper commencement attire.


Dr. Rafael Chacon curated the works of grad student Linda McCray's exhibit of paintings at the University Congregational Church in Missoula, continuing through the end of June.  

Ceramics Professor Beth Lo will have works on display in the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft as part of a group exhibition titled, "Life INsight: The Human Experience" curated by Gail M. Brown from July 7-November 4. Beth will also exhibit at the studio of Barry Hood in Helena, MT in conjunction with the Archie Bray Foundation International June 19-26. Beth has works currently on display at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN as part of "Does Size Matter?" The exhibit runs until July 2.

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.” Mary Ann will also lead a workshop called "Lost Weekend" at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV May 12-14. The workshop is for "people wanting to be creatively challenged by the conceptually rich environment surrounding Beatty and Rhyolite."

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 Papanek-Miller also has art work accepted in 4 different national jurried exhibitions as follows: 1. "8th Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition" Attleboro Arts Museum, MA with Jurors: K. French Director of the Danforth Museum of Art Farmingham MA and N. Whipple Curator Newport Art Museum, MA, May 7-16 2006. 2. "15th Annual National Juried Show", Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ Juror: H. Huldisch Assistant Curator the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC, April 29-May 28 2006. 3. "Gateway to Imagination" Farmington Museum, NM Juror: J. Chancey Curator Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, MS May 6- July 7, 2006. 4. "Dimensions 2006" AAWS Winston-Salem NC, Juror B. Anderson Director and Curator The Contemporary Center of the American Folks Art Museum, NYC May 5-June 2, 2006. In addition to all that, Papanek-Miller has has 2 works included in "Expressions of the West," a regional juried exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Oregon May 26-July 14th.


First Friday was a great success, much thanks to all the artists and art lovers who turned out to see some great works! I was able to take some pics of Marcy James' Photo III student installation "Back Alley Culture":

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Mike Cardiello's Vampire Series was very cool, and not just because I was in it. Good work Mike, have fun in New Zealand!

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Joe Knopfler's alley photo added a great effect to the exhibit.


In my continuing effort to bring you pics of Dr. Valerie Hedquist:


Valerie was awarded a certificate from Faculty Senate for her Dedicated Service. Nice work, Val!


Let's take another look at this year's MFA Grad Students' works:

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Steve Krutek, Orville Chigbrow, Sarah Conway, Alex Kraft and Karen Slobod all gave excellent exhibits of their MFA Thesis works this year.


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This year's BFA students put on two great exhibitions! Congratulations to all of you!


This blog will be updated from time to time over the summer, but with less regularity than in the academic year. Thanks for all the fine art this year. Have a safe summer!