To all Department of Art students: Spring 2007 registration.
This is a final reminder that you are required to meet with your assigned academic advisor in the Department of Art to facilitate your course selection for Spring 2007 and to receive you Pin# for on-line registration. Faculty advisors will not be on campus during the semester break December 18-January 17, 2007, nor will office staff provide any Pin#’s. In addition, faculty advisor office hours and classes are modified during the Exam week December 11-15, 2006. Click here to see the schedule for finals.

The University Center Art Exhibits is accepting applications for 2-D and 3-D artwork to display throughout the UC. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 30th. 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 Art Department’s 12th Annual Juried Student Art Show will run from Nov. 28th-Dec. 13th with an opening and award reception on Thursday, Nov 30 from 5-7pm. The awards will be presented at 6pm. John Calsbeek, Assistant Curator and Preparator at the Missoula Art Museum, was the juror. For more info, contact the Artists’ Collective at 396.3878 or the GVA at 243.2813. Here is a sneak peek at some of the great work on display:

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Please note that these pics do not give deserved justice to the actual pieces, they simply must be seen in person. Stop by on the 30th to see which artists take home the cash prizes!

Graduate Student Kathy Rodriguez will have works titled “Meet the Family” on display in the Off Center Gallery (Art Annex) on Wednesday, November 29th from 5-7pm.  Kathy says “Cookies and Refreshing Cold Drinks may or may not be present, but are available for purchase for 75 cents to $1.00 from our convenient vending machines.”

Students from Professor Rafael Chacón’s 19th Century Art class staged another Tableaux Vivant last week. Seen here are Zheng He and Maureen McCourt acting out Courbet’s Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine.” Here’s a bit of what you may have missed:

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The UC Gallery is currently hosting works by Mary Robinson in an exhibition titled, “Exchange” until December 15. Ms. Robinson will give a lecture on Friday, December 1 from 4-5pm in UC 326 with the opening reception immidiately following until 7.

Students from Steve Krutek‘s Photo III class will have work on display at an opening at The Catylst on Friday, Dec 1 from 5-8pm in an exhibition titled, “Black, Blue.” The works will be up until Jan 4. Click to enlarge their announcement card:


Art student Ian Clark will premier his new film, “Primary Colors” on December 9 at 8pm in the Urey Lecture Hall on campus. The film “portray(s) montana snowboarding and it’s [sic] associated individuals…the film combines tasteful aesthetics and design that refrence the significance of nature and also indicate a need for change.” This is the fourth release from Ian’s production company, INC. and not to be mistaken for the film “Primary Colors” starring John Travolta. Click to enlarge the poster:


Former Art Student Jonathan Marquis, BFA 2005, requests your presence at ARTPARTY, a combonation of live art performances, Live Visual Art, and Live Music. The show will be at the Stensrud Building (next to the Gold Dust) on December 1. Click to enlarge the poster:


The Brunswick Artists’ Gallery ( 223 W. Railroad St.) will host an opening reception on Thursday, November 30 from 5-8pm and again on December 1 from 5-8 as well. Join the artists and see works in Photo, Mixed Media, Painting, Textuaral Weavings, Jewlery and Hats.

UM student Lonney White III is displaying works at the Gold Dust Gallery from December 1 to January 27. The opening reception will be December 1st from 5-7pm. The Gold Dust Gallery is located at 330 North 1st St.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is 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) until Dec 23.

Art Deaprtment graduate students Kathy Rodriguez and Eva Champagne will be presenting works in an invitational exhibition titled, “10 x 10,” an annual small format show (10″x 10″) at the Amelia Tapper Center for the Arts Gallery of the Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida.

Art Department Events:

The Semi-Annual firing of the Art Department’s Anagama Kiln took place last week with well over 100 ceramic peices fired for several days in the wood burning kiln. Special thanks to Professor Beth Lo, Former Graduate Student Ryan Mitchell (MFA, Ceramics, 2005) and Undergrad Branden Ozbun for letting me experience this very cool artistic process.


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:

ProfessorBeth Lo is currently displaying works in the Jessie Wilber Gallery in the Emerson Center of the Arts in Bozeman, that show is titled “Figure.Place.Space” and runs through Dec. 30th.

M.A. Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair has two works included in the 2006 National Small Works Painting Exhibition at The Main Street Gallery in Groton, NY from November 30-December 31, 2006. The jurors were A. Inselmann, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and R. Smith Director, The Main Street Gallery, NY.