MFA, BFA Thesis and Holiday Sale


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is currently exhibiting “Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection” in the Paxson and  Meloy Galleries.  Do not miss this opportunity to view masterworks from some of the biggest names in the world of art! This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity for Montana citizens and visitors to experience firsthand selected works by some of the most notable artists from the late 18th to the early 20th Century. Largely centered on portraiture, the exhibition includes works by Alexander Archipendo, Rosa Bonheur, William Bouguereau, Max Ernst, Paul Gauguin, René Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, George Romney, Théophile van Rysselberghe and John William Waterhouse.  The exhibit runs until March 12th.  Contact the MMAC at 243.2019 for more information.

Pamela Caughey MFA Thesis Exhibition:

Dates: Nov 30, 2010 – Dec 16, 2010

Disquietude, a thesis exhibition by University of Montana School of Art MFA candidate Pamela Caughey,  explores the wide range of psychological, social, and global ramifications of living in the age of terrorism.  The exhibit, a combination of large-scale photography, installation and printmaking, challenges the viewer to consider and reflect upon the many emotions and repercussions of terrorism as it exists today.  Join us in the Gallery of Visual Arts to view Pam’s latest works and enjoy an opening reception with the artist!

BFA Thesis Exhibition:

Missoula Artists, Katie Jividen & Kelsey Duncan, exhibit their BFA Thesis work this First Friday at Ceretana Gallery (801 Sherwood) The exhibition will include large-scale ceramic sculpture, pottery, & relief prints. There will be live music performed by Wartime Blues Cellist, Bethany Joyce, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy great art, appetizers, beverages, and music!


For the month of December, FrontierSpace will be hosting Israel Davis with Minutes, Daydreams, and Recollections. Israel’s work consists of mixed media ceramic art and installation addressing personal biography and human relationships.  The opening reception will be on Friday, December 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. FrontierSpace is located nest door to New West in the alley between Spruce and Pine, one block West of Higgins.

Advanced Painting Classes Exhibition:

Art students from two different courses will exhibit contemporary work in a temporary gallery downtown during the first two weekends in December.  Named “Fresh Paint”, the gallery will feature work from advanced painting classes at affordable prices.  Located at the corner of Higgins and Broadway, the gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays on December 3rd, 4th 10th and 11th. Opening reception is on Friday December 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  Address is 248A N Higgins.  For more information call Kevin Bell at 243-5453.

Wearable Art Ball and Auction:

Be sure to join art students and friends at The Union Club (208 E. Main St. ) for a fun evening this First Friday!

The silent auction begins at six o’clock during which the figure drawing class will also be having an opening (Great Drawings in a Bad Space) from 6-10. The auction closes at 10, and we will be packing the work up at this time. In the midst of all this (beginning at 9, ending at midnight), there will be dancing, bidding, singing, on the spot critiques, a fashion walk down the runway for awesome best costume prizes…and more!

We look forward to seeing you Friday in costume!

Holiday Show & Sale: 

Dates: Dec 9, 2010 – Dec 12, 2010

Start your holiday shopping at the UM Holiday Show & Sale with works by the School of Art ceramics and sculpture students and faculty.  The fun begins Thursday, December 9th at 4:00 p.m.  Browse through the show in the Off Center Gallery (UM Art Annex) and enjoy the awards ceremony at 5:00 p.m.  Find your gift items in the ceramics area, and fill your holiday shopping lists!  Sales continue through Sunday,  December 12th.

This event is sponsored by the UM Emerging Ceramic Artists. The funds raised through this sale support student trips to national conferences and travel for other regional learning opportunities.