Info For Students:

If you are planning on graduating this spring, you MUST file an application ASAP. Applications are available in the Art Department and Griz Central. Consult with your advisor if you have any questions.

Call to Artists:

The University’s Multi-Cultural Alliance in conjuction with UC Art Exhibits is looking for work to exhibit during UM’s Day of Dialogue. Works should relate to diversity and/or social issues. For more info, please contact Jess Abell UC Art Exhibits 243.4991.

Forward Montana is calling for art submissions of political prints for First Friday.  Contact Molly at 327.0962 for more info.

Creative Quartely is calling artists in Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration and Fine Arts to submit works for their journal. Click here to learn more.

The Missoula Boys & Club is looking for artists to contribute to thier Fairytale Storybook project. Give them a call at 542.3116 or email

The Holter Museum of Art invites proposals of forceful, critical works of art in response literature for the Museum’s 2008 exhibition “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate Artists are invited to transform, incorporate or otherwise resopnd to books of hate propoganda published by the “World Church of the Creator,” volumes that are currently owened- and put out of circulation- by the Montana Human Rights Network. To view excerpts from the hate books, click here.


Several members of the Art Department Faculty have their works on display at the newly remodeled Missoula Art Museum, be sure to check out the new space and the great work of your professors. Here are some pics:

mallory.png facatmam92006.jpg

Art Department Graduate Student Kendall Mingey is currently displaying works in the UC Gallery as part of a two person exhibit titled, “Growing and the Flight” with Elizabeth Rose. There will be an artists’ lecture on Friday, October 6 from 4-5pm in UC 331 with the exhibit’s opening reception to follow in the gallery until 7.00pm. Here are some pics of Kendall’s works:

flight-i.JPG mount-i.JPG flight-ii.JPG wolf.JPG

Students from Orville Chigbrow’s Art 135 class have works on display in the lobby of the PAR-TV bldg. Here are some pics:

i.JPG ii.JPG iii.JPG

Art Department Graduate Student Linda McCray is displaying her works at the University Congregational Church until October 1st. You can visit Linda’s website by clicking here. Dr. Rafael Chacón is the curator. Linda will speak at the church on Sunday, September 24 at 12pm.

Visiting Artists:

The Art Department is proud to announce Peet Cocke will participating in the exhibition “Changing Current: Altered Landscapes” that will open in the GVA on Thursday, September 28. Mr. Cocke will lecture from 4-5pm in Social Science 356 and attend the opening reception in the GVA from 5-7pm. For more info on Peet Cocke, click here.

marking_time.JPG salt.jpgtempest.jpg

The University of Montana and the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Program & SSCS are proud to present Eddie Dominguez on Monday, October 2. At 4.00pm Mr. Dominguez will present a slide show in the ceramics studio, Art Annex. This even tis free and open to the public.


Golden Artist Colors and The Bookstore at the University are presenting a FREE ACRYLIC WORKSHOP! Learn about color, mixing, mediums, uses and techniques. On Monday, October 2 there will be three classes. 9.30-11.30, 2.00-4.30, and 7.00 to 9.30pm.

Artists’ Collective:

The Art Department’s student group, The Artists’ Collective, is looking for members to help organize fun and exciting art related events throughout the year. The group meets every Monday from 12.15-1.00pm in the office of the Department Chair, Mary Ann Papanek-Miller.

Art Department Faculty as Artists and Scholars:

Professor of Ceramics, Beth Lo, is currently displaying works at the Emerson Center for the Arts in Bozeman as part of an exhibition titled, “Figure. Place. Space.”  “Mahjong All Day Long,” a book Beth illustrated, has won two awards, The Montana Book Award Honor Book and the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for best children’s book of the year from first time authors and illustrators.  Beth will recieve the Montana Book award on Saturday, September 30 and will serve on a panel discussion regarding her book at the Helena Festival of the Book on October 14.

Professor of sculpture, Brad Allen, will be displaying his work in an exhibition entitled , “American Diaspora” at the Victory Hall Cultural Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. The openeing reception will be held on Friday, October 20th, with the exhibit running through November 19th. Keungsuk K. Sexton is the curator.

Professor Allen is currently part of the Art Institute & Gallery National Juried Show in Salisbury, Maryland where he won an honorable mention for his piece titled “Haystone.” Gerald Ross from the Maryland Institute of Art was the curator and judge. Congratulations, Brad.

Professor of primtmaking, James Bailey, has work currently on display with Emeritus Professor of Art, James Todd at Prints Arts Northwest in Portland, OR. The exhibit runs until September 30th.

Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has two works included in the “National Drawing Exhibition 2006″ at Impact Artists’ Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The exhibit opens Septemeber 20th and runs until October 27th. M. Parker was the juror.

Art professor Bobby Tilton has work included in a two person exhibition with Mardis Nenno at the Lorinda Knight Gallery in Spokane, WA. The exhibit runs until September 30th. Art Department professor Beth Lo played live music at the August 11 opening reception.