Registration for Spring Semester begins October 30th! YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR! YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISIOR! 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:

This year’s Day of the Dead Printmaking event will be held November 1st at 10.00am in the Fine Arts Building’s parking lot. 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.

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.


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:

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Art Department Graduate Student Linda McCray iwill be exhibiting works titled, “Behind + Beyond” from October 5 to November 16 at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mt. The opening reception will be October 5th at 5.30 with an artist lecture at 6.30pm.

Art Department Graduate Jonathan Marquis, BFA 2005, will be performing “Fresh and Focused,” a “one time Multi-Sensory experience” at the Gold Dust Gallery on Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm

The works of Valerie Hedquist’s Art 150 students are on display in the second floor lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Here is a sample of the Islamic art her students produced:


Art Event:

The UM Art Collaborative will be hosting its first ever OPEN HOUSE for the Visual Arts. All three campus art venues will be open to the public. Join the collaborative at the Gallery of Visual Arts in Social Science, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in the PAR-TV building, and the UC Gallery on Thursday, October 12 from 4-6pm. Refreshments and snaks will be served, admission is free.
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 painting, Marilyn Bruya, has works included in the National Small Oil Painting Exhibition at the Wichita Center For The Arts in Wichita, KS. The exhibition runs until October 22nd, Craig McPherson was the juror.

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 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.