Hedquist Lecture and Alumni news…


Don’t miss this lecture!  Professor Valerie Hedquist will deliver a lecture called, “A Good Likeness: Portraiture in the 18th – 20th Centuries” in the Montana Theatre (PAR-TV Bldg) at 7pm on Thursday, February 10.  This event is free and open to the public and in conjunction with the current exhibition, Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection hosted by the Montana Museum of Art & Culture.  If you have not had an opportunity to hear Dr. Hedquist speak, this is an event you really should plan on attending.

Artist Needed:


We seek an artist with superb drawing and painting skills interested in working in a rural Mission Valley setting to complete 4 figurative panels. The artist must be sensitive to classical and Christian iconography and to working on a site-specific installation. For more information, please contact Andy at laue@blackfoot.net or Rafael at hrafael.chacon@umontana.edu.

Alumni News:

Recently two former students from the School of Art sent in inormation on their artistic endeavors, take a look:

Ian Clark is a filmmaker and visual artist born in Portland, OR.  He earned a BFA in Photography from The University of Montana in 2007 and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Oregon in Digital Arts.

Clark’s first narrative feature Pool Room premiered at the 2010 Kansas City Film Fest in April. He is finishing post-production on a second narrative feature Country Story, which shot June 2010 in La Grande, OR.

Clark also co-founded and directed the first-annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival, now a nonprofit that held its second-annual event October 2010.

You can watch Ian’s film, Pool Room by clicking HERE.

Eva Champagne received her MFA in Ceramics from the School of Art in 2009.  She was recently selected to attend and participate in Project Network, part of the International Ceramic Research Center at Guldagergaard.  Eva will travel to Denmark for the annual six week symposium for recent graduates. The aim of the project is to give the participants the opportunity to create network and dialogue within the same generation of ceramic artists. The project promotes international exchange and investigation into the future of  the ceramic arts.

Eva was also one of the participating artists in the recent Missoula Art Museum Annual Auction.  She donated 100% of the proceeds from her ceramic sculpture, “Indulged by the Presence” to the museum.

Following her stay in Denmark, Eva will attend  NCECA in Tampa to work for and represent The Clay Studio of Missoula.

The School of Art congratulates both Ian and Eva on their successes as practicing artists and community members.


The School of Art has scholarships available for eligible art majors.  Take a look at our website and download an application today.  The deadline is February 14th. 

BFA Review Applications:

Applications for those students wishing to peruse a BFA are available on our website and outside the School of Art’s administrative office suite.  The deadline is March 1.