The School of Art’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition opens on March 10th!  The opening reception and award ceremony will be from 5-7.  Be sure to stop by and see the works of art students at all levels, from freshman to graduate students!


The School of Art is excited to bring Rick Hirsch to campus for a public lecture.  Join us for an artist talk at 6.00pm on Tuesday, March 15th in Social Science room 356. Mr. Hirsch is a permanent member of the International Ceramics Academy, a world-wide organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  He is a recipient of a William J. Fulbright Research Scholar Award (2002), and has received several individual Artists Grants.  Mr. Hirsch co-authored the book Raku in 1975, published by Watson-Guptill.   Mr. Hirsch currently teaches at the College of Imaging Arts and Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.  Please join us for the artist’s lecture on March 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the UM Social Sciences building, Room 356.  This visit is made possible by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Fund.


School of Art Professor Cathryn Mallory will speak at the Missoula Art Museum for Artini on March 17th at 6pm.  Click HERE to see the complete page from the museum’s website. 

You can click HERE to see Cathryn’s artist website.



The City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Missoula County to apply for a public art project to create art on traffic signal boxes (TSB) located throughout Missoula. The goal of the project is to use local traffic signalboxes as “canvases.” The Traffic Signal Box Art Project – Phase IV is designed to enhance our city by adding works of art to streetscape on surfaces that are often targeted by graffiti vandals. Artwork on TSBs functions as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a safe, inclusive and interesting environment. Successful proposals will foster community pride and convey the sense of community. When designing your artwork, think of the relevance of the image to the project site and its users (pedestrians, commuters, and neighborhood citizens). Consider what makes Missoula unique: the arts, history, music, community events, recreational opportunities, and special attractions. For an application and further information, please visit The deadline is April 1, 2011.