Advising for Spring Semester begins October 23rd! YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR! YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR! YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR! YOU MUST— Seriously, meet with your advisor to plan your next semester. Please consult the list outside the department’s main offices to see who your advisor is, there have been changes. Click here to see the university’s registration schedule.

Call to Artists:

The Art Department’s 12th Annual Juried Student Art Show will run from Nov. 28th-Dec. 13th. Submissions are due to the Gallery of Visual Arts between 9am-1pm on Nov. 15th. John Calsbeek, Assistant Curator and Preparator at the Missoula Art Museum, will be the juror and there will be CASH AWARDS! For more info, contact the Artists’ Collective at 396.3878 or the GVA at 243.2813.

The University Center Art Exhibits is accepting applications for 2-D and 3-D artwork to display throughout the UC. The deadline is Friday, November 17th. Pick up an application at The Source, the Art Annex, outside the Art Department’s main offices, or call Jess at 243.4991. Please note this is not an application for gallery exhibitions.

The student paper, The Kaimin, is hosting a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! Billed as “a competition for the ages,” pumpkins will be judged on creativity and craftsmanship. There will be a $100 grand prize, and the event will be judged by the Mayor of Missoula, John Engen. Bring your pumpkin to room 107 of the Journalism building between October 25 and 27th. This contest is open to all UM students and staff.

The Art Department’s 6th annual Day of the Dead Printmaking event will be held November 1st at 10.00am in the front of the University Theater. If you would like to volunteer for a workshop call Rachel at 721.8564. The public is invited to watch as art students create giant steamroller prints to be used in the Day of the Dead parade Thursday, November 2nd at 6.00pm starting at the giant Xs on Higgins St. Contact Professor James Bailey to purchase a commemorative T-shirt.

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 respond to books of hate propaganda published by the “World Church of the Creator,” volumes that are currently owned- and put out of circulation- by the Montana Human Rights Network. To view excerpts from the hate books, click here. Click HERE to view the info regarding submissions, deadlines and other rules.


Students from Dr. Rafael Chacón’s class will be re-staging John Vanderlyn’s infamous painting “The Death of Jane McCrea” as part of The Tableaux Vivants in Main Hall 210 Halloween night at 7.15pm.

Ceramic Instructor Orville Chigbrow’s Art 135 class is currently exhibiting their work in the PAR-TV building. Check out their installation titled, “Looted Reliquaries.” Here are some pics:

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Students from Art 233, Printmaking, will be showing new screen prints as part of the Day of the Dead celebration at Earth Folk, 133 N. Higgins and will host an opening reception on Nov 3 from 5-8pm. Earth Folk is located next to the Dark Room.

The UC Gallery is exhibiting the work of Sally Graves Machlis until November 17th. Stop by and check out “Truths and Fables,” and be sure to attend the artist’s lecture on November 3 at 4.oopm and join her at the opening reception from 5-7 that evening.

Work by various local artists, including current art students, will be on display at Ceretana Studios for a first Friday exhibition titled, “Cohorts, Copycats & Offshoots” from 5-9pm on November 3rd.

Former Art Department Graduate Student Karen Slobod, MFA 2006, will be exhibiting recent works at the Catalyst for First Friday Nov. 3rd from 5-7pm.

Art Department Graduate Student Linda McCray will be exhibiting works titled, “Behind + Beyond” until November 16 at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mt.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will be hosting two new and exciting exhibits, “Children of the Permanent Collection” and “Children’s Art from the Community” The exhibits will be on display at the museum’s Meloy and Paxson galleries (PAR-TV building) from Nov 3-Dec 23. The opening reception, featuring child artists and docents, will be Nov 3 from 5-7pm.

Jason Lawfer, Executive Director of the Clay Studio of Missoula, is currently exhibiting “Recent Works” in the Clay Studio’s gallery space until November 9th. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 1.30-5pm.

Former Students:

Somer Hahn, BFA 2005, sent in an announcement of her up coming exhibit titled “The Hunt” in conjunction with Hanna Stevenson in the Annex Art Space at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Perhaps Somer will send in some pics from her show.

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

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 exhibit will run 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 printmaking, 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 of Art History, Dr. Rafael Chacón hosted a table discussion on “Postmodernism” at a benefit fundraising dinner for St. Patrick House on Friday, October 20th.

Art Department Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller is showing works in a national juried virtual exhibition titled, “Beyond the Night: Rites and Awakenings” at the Caladan Gallery in Beverly, MA. The gallery describes Professor Papanek-Miller’s work as “…blend[ing] innocence and irony running parallel to the interplay of form.” Visit the gallery’s website for more info. In addition, Professor Papanek-Miller has two works included in the Third Annual International Juried Exhibition at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts in Long Branch, NJ until Nov 10th.