First Friday August

First Friday:

Art major Lukas Phelan will present his latest works in an exhibition at Taco Del Sol (422 N. Higgins) for the month of August.  Stop by and see Lukas’ art and grab a tasty fish taco while you’re at it.  Lukas says there will not be an opening reception, but you should stop by all the same.

Recent School of Art graduate Nancy Rishoff has her work on display at Computer Central (136 E. Broadway).  Stop by and see Nancy’s landscape paintings in an exhibition titled, “Montana Dreams”.  The reception will be August 3rd from 5-7:30pm.

The Pattee Canyon Ladies’ Salon will host an reception at the Brunswick Gallery (223 W. Railroad).  Stop by to see works by School of Art Professor Beth Lo as well as local artists like Nancy Erickson and Stephanie Frostad.  

School of Art alumnae Courtney Blazon will present her works at Betty’s Devine (521 S. Higgins).  Stop by to see Stephanie’s drawings and while you’re there, take a look at the new t-shirts designed by recent School of Art graduate Kari Workman.

Our friends over at The Clay Studio of Missoula (1106 Hawthorne) are excited to host an opening reception for Seth Green (who is probably not the actor of the same name).  In Not Your Everyday Ritual, Seth will address the issues of everyday objects and special use pottery.  Join us for an opening reception from 5-9:30pm.

Don’t forget to stop by The Missoula Art Museum!  Artists Joel Allen and Toni Matlock will speak about the work that was selected for inclusion in this year’s juried exhibition, “Triennial”.  The reception will run from 5-8pm with the artist talk at 7pm.  


School of Art faculty members are currently displaying their works in a collaborative exhibition at The Seattle Design Center‘s CoCA Gallery.  If any of our fans are in the Seattle area, it is worth checking out. The exhibition, “The New Boondocks” will feature the work of 6 artists working in Montana alongside a group of 8 artists selected from the west side of the Cascades. The Exhibition addresses the proposition that the postmodern environment has spread into the rural landscape to the point where the art of the rural/ suburban/urban landscapes are indistinguishable.  UM faculty members are Brad AllenMatt Hamon, Edgar Smith, Kevin Bell as well as former Adjunct Professor Nicole Pietrantoni.  The CoCA Georgetown Gallery is located in Suite 258 of Seattle Design Center at 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, and is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5 pm.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culturecontinues its exhibition of Edith Freeman: Montana Seasons as well as Cultural Homesteaders: Montana Institute of the Arts from the MMAC Permanent Collection in the Paxson and Meloy galleries.  Be sure to check out these exhibitions before August 25th!

Alumni News:

The School of Art was delighted to learn that Ian Clark, BFA 2007, has been named on of Filmmaker’s Magazine‘s “25 New Faces of Independent Film“!  This is a really big deal and we are all so proud of Ian.

Art Opportunities:

Zootown Arts Community Center is looking for artists to work at their facility. Specifically, they have two Americorps positions (Volunteer Coordination and Young Artists’ Afterschool Program Coordination), three internships (2 printshop interns and 1 marketing & outreach intern), and one volunteer position (Young Artists’ Afterschool Program Educator) open.  Contact Volunteer Coordinator Andrea Gammon at 406.549.7555 for more information.

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