Advising for Spring Semester has begun! 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.


Student’s from Dr. Valerie Hedquist’s Art 150 class have works on display in the lobby of the second floor of the Fine Arts building. Take a look:

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Students from Dr. Rafael Chacón’s class staged John Vanderlyn’s infamous painting “The Death of Jane McCrea” as part of The Tableaux Vivants in Main Hall Halloween night. Here’s a peek at what you may have missed:

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Above: Art students Matthew Schmidt, Ceridwen Smith and Jon Stanish. Special thanks to guest Art Historian Penelope Kreaziasaloon of the Wadsworth Antheneum.

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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The UC Gallery is exhibiting the work of Sally Graves Machlis until November 17th.

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.

Student Art Awards:

Art student Brett Svetlik was announced as the WINNER of the Kaimin’s first annual pumpkin carving contest. Click here to see a triumphant Svetlik and read the full article.

Day of the Dead

The 6th annual Day of the Dead was a huge success! Art students were joined by area high schools and produced steamroller prints to be used in the night time parade. Click here to read the Kaimin’s article. Here are pics of Professor Bailey’s Printmaking class and their steamroller prints as well as Dr. Chacón’s African Art class at the Festival of the Dead parade:


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 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 of Ceramics, Beth Lo, will have works on represented by Santa Fe Clay at Sculptural Objects and Functional Art in Chicago at Navy Pier from Nov. 10-12. Professor Lo is currently displaying works in Asian Influences in Contemporary Ceramics at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania until Dec. 6th and at the grand opening of 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. On October 30th, Beth gave a slide lecture and book signing for Mahjong All Day Long, a book she illustrated. Professor Lo also has ceramic cups in a national cup show at KOBO in Seattle, WA.

Art Department Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has won FIRST PRIZE for her two works in the 2006 National Drawing exhibition at the Impact Artists’ Gallery in Buffalo, NY and 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.