Advising for Spring Semester begins October 23rd! 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:

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 student paper, The Kaimin, is hosting a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! Billed as “a competition for the ages,” pumpkins will be judged on creativity and craftmanship. 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.

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 management of local botique Miss Zula’s is looking for artists to display their work in their store for First Friday exhibitions. Call Tiffany at 541.7376 for more information.

The 22nd Annual Members’ Only Show is calling for artists to submit entries of recent photographs. Click here to visit their website.

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.


The UC Gallery is exhibiting the work of Sally Graves Machlis until Novemeber 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 te 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.

Former Students:

Somer Hahn, BFA 2005, sent in an announcement of her up coming exhibit titled “The Hunt” in conjuction 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.

Visiting Artists:

Renowned artist Peter von Tiesenhausen will be visitng the Art Department on Thursday, October 26th and will give a lecture at 4.30pm in Fine Arts 401. Check it out!

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 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 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 runs until October 27th. M. Parker was the juror. Professor Papanek-Miller is also 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 Papnek-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.