School of Art….Get Busy!

Big Changes!

As you may know, there have been a few changes made to the structure of things around here lately.  The School of Fine Arts will henceforth be known as The College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Department of Art is now the School of Art!  This change of terms brings the University of Montana’s areas in line with national professional standards in the field and will help to ensure quality education in the arts for many years.  Be on the lookout for new website designs, logos and other promotions of this historic and exciting transition.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking a new Dean as well.  All students are encouraged to attend the presentations and Q&A sessions held to introduce the two remaining candidates for this position.  Dr. Rollin Potter of the University of Central Arkansas will answer questions on Thursday, April 9th from 4.30 to 5.30 in Music Building room 204.  On Monday, April 13th, Dr. Stephen Kalm, former Chair of The University of Montana’s Department of Music will answer student questions from 4pm to 5pm in Music Building room 204.  Pizza will be served at both events.  Click HERE for a full schedule of the candidates’ visits.


School of Art Graduate Student Pamela Caugheys encaustic piece, “Sarin”, was recently accepted into the
2009 national juried art exhibition, to be held at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM from June 5th through July 31st.

Travis Smith, BFA 2008, has works currently on display on an online gallery.  You can views his works by clicking HERE.


School of Art Professor Beth Lo also has works in the NEVICA Project.  Click HERE to see Beth’s works.

Speaking of Beth Lo, she and Professor Bobby Tilton will be presenting a joint lecture on thier recent visit to China.  Join Beth and Bobby for “No Before, No Again” on Wednesday, April 15th at 4.30pm in Don Anderson Hall room 316.


Academic advisng has begun!  You MUST meet with your advisor prior to registering for Fall semester.  If you do not know who your advisor is, or have any questions, stop by the School of Art office suite in Fine Arts Building room 305.