BFA Fall Thesis December 1st – 16th at the HECG!!

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The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Fall BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland (HECG) located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Friday, December 1st to Friday, December 16th. The Public Reception is Friday, December 16th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, as well as a full cash bar.

On view will be the thesis works of three emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. Damon Stevens, Megan Culbertson, and Rosanna Tallon will be presenting in their chosen disciplines of painting, metalsmithing, printmaking.

For BFA graduates, the thesis show is a pivotal opportunity to present the culmination of their individual research and works of art created during their time at MSU. It marks an end to academically assigned work, and the beginning of their individual research and artistic maturity.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM). Haynes Hall is located on 11th across from the duck pond, with the skichair sculpture out front.

Helen E. Copeland Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, visit http://hecgallery..com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

Proposals for exhibits in the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery (WYG) for Spring 2017

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This application is for proposals for exhibits in the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery (WYG) for the Spring 2017 semester.  The WYG is located in the Melvin Graduate Studios at 2998 West Lincoln Street and is a great space for experimentation.  Each show will have a reception to celebrate the work on view. 

Proposals can be for group exhibitions, class exhibitions or use, or solo exhibitions.  MSU students from all departments and schools are welcome to submit proposals, as are members of the general public.  Submissions are due by December 9th at midnight and winners will be announced by January 31st.  If you do not receive an email in reply, please understand that your work was not accepted.

There is a $10 non-refundable application fee to enter a proposal.

Who may submit artwork?
Everyone is allowed to submit a proposal for an exhibition, including the general public.

What types of artwork do you accept?
Any medium of artwork is acceptable.  The artwork must be finished and ready for installation.  If your artwork requires specialized equipment (i.e. headphones, screen, special installation hardware, etc.) you must provide the equipment along with your submission.  Please do not submit any work that is not ready for install; for example, charcoals drawing that are not fixed, wet paintings, or works that are being exhibited elsewhere.  All paintings must have a proper hanging device (ie, wire, French clip, etc.)  Sticking a work of art on a nail is not acceptable and is unprofessional. Unless you have prior authorization from the Gallery Director, lack of a proper hanging device will disqualify the piece from jurying.  Applicants should submit the following documents: an artist statement (maximum 1000 characters); an image list that corresponds with submitted works, and if needed a proposal including install needs (max 4000 characters) .  Please submit each document separately as a Word document or a PDF.  In addition to the documents, please submit 8-10 images or A/V files.  Images should be a maximum of 1200 x 800 pixels and audio or video clips should not exceed 2 minutes each.  Accepted formats are JPEG, TIFF, PNG, MP3, MP4, WAV, and MOV.

Does my 2D artwork need to be framed?
Although framed artworks are preferred, unframed work will be accepted only at your own risk: unframed work is prone to damage and the gallery will not accept responsibility for any damage to unframed art.

May I submit an audio or video piece?
Absolutely!  Audio and video pieces are always welcome. See requirements above.

For questions, email Rachael Jones at

rachaelmarnejones@gmail.com

SUBMIT AT SUBMITTABLE AT:

https://hecgallery.submittable.com/submit

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE FLOOR PLANS!

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“Live for a Day, Live for an Age” work by MFA Candidate, Soon Kim

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MFA Candidate Exhibition:  Soon Kim presents Live for a Day, Live for an Age”
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, October 31st  Friday, November 2nd, 2016
Thesis Defense: Tuesday, November 1st at 11:00 am
Reception: Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-4501

MFA Candidate, Soon Kim, presents “Live for a Day, Live for an Age at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)  from October 31st  November 2nd.  The HECG is located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, on 11th Avenue, across from the Duck Pond. Kim will defend her thesis work on Tuesday, November 1st at 11:00 am in the gallery.  The public reception will be Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the HECG.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.  All events are free and open to the public.

The MFA Thesis exhibition is the culmination of an MFA candidates work over three years at the School of Art.  Born out of her battle with breast cancer, Kim’s work represents the quality of mortality in that it gives meaning and value to a persons actions and experiences:

In my painting, I combine science and art. My unique emphasis on time and identity coupled with organic cells and DNA sequences was inspired by my personal experience with breast cancer. During that particular time, I realized that one’s emotional state affects one’s perception of time and leads to a heightened awareness that extends even to the body. 

Humanity has a limited amount of time—usually this finite period is thought of as something bad. I would like to pose the idea that life’s brevity is what makes it beautiful. With unlimited time, we lose the beauty of the human experience. The same way an immortal cell becomes cancer, an immortal human loses their humanity. We’re human because we have limited time. Things seem to matter more the less time we have.

          Most of us focus too much on the past or worry too much about the future; we lose time because we fail to exist deeply in the present moment.  Therefore, I hope that my art inspires others to consider the weighty questions of “Who am I?” and “How do my views of time affect the way I live my life?” 

CAA Fall Art Walk: October 27th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Cheever Hall and the HEC Gallery

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CAA Fall Art Walk featuring the work of Doug Russell, Ella Watson, and Scotland Steele.  Also “Cup Aesthetic,”and Winners from the 4th World Championship Belt Buckle Competition.
Lecture by Visiting Artist, Doug Russell: Thurs., October 27th, 6:30 – 7:30 in Cheever Hall 215
Art Walk: Thursday, October 27th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery and Cheever Hall

The MSU College of Arts and Architecture presents  the CAA Fall Art Walk on Thursday, October 27th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  The evening will begin with a lecture by visiting artist, Doug Russell in Cheever 215 from 6:30- 7:30 pm.  The Art Walk will follow from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm in the HEC Gallery and Cheever Hall.  The walk will feature drawings depicting architectural ruins by Doug Russell in the HEC Gallery; paintings and conceptual art by Ella Watson in the Cheever Main Gallery, and photographs by Scotland Steele in the Cheever JLF Conference Room.  Also “Cup Aesthetic,” a juried cup exhibition by MSU ceramic students in the Dean’s Gallery, and images from from the 4th World Championship Belt Buckle Competition online competition, the brainchild of MSU metalsmith teacher, Bryan Petersen.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided, including a cash bar.  All events are free and open to the public.

On view at the HEC Gallery will be “Upon All of Their Tomorrows…” drawings by Doug Russell depicting architectural remains.  Most of the works are made with Prismacolor pencil and gesso on Mylar, giving them a haunting translucency, which only compliments his decaying subject matter.  In his work, Russell explores the inevitable effect of time upon human aspirations. Rooted in his love of of direct observational drawing and architectural form, the imagery and process of his work reflect the perpetual cycle of human construction and natural decay in architecture.  More of Russell’s work, including his blog and Instagram feed, can be seen at https://hecgallery.com/2016/10/10/upon-all-their-tomorrows-work-by-douglas-russell-at-the-hecgallery/.

Ella Watson’s exhibit “What Remains” will be in Cheever Main Gallery until November 3rd.  The exhibit holds six of Ella’s newest pieces in her signature use of oil and wax, as well as more conceptual pieces including What Remains.  In the piece, What Remains, Ella places three $50 bills under the layers of wax in three out of nine small 10 x 10 paintings. The wall text reads the following:

There is a 50-dollar bill underneath the layers of wax in three of these nine paintings to the right.  If you find the money, you get to keep it. DO UNTO THESE PAINTINGS AS YOU DO UNTO THE EARTH.

Essentially, to get the money, the viewers had to destroy something beautiful, like in fracking and drilling.  Come see the results of this conceptual experiment during the Art Walk, or Monday – Friday, between 9 am – 5 pm till the exhibit ends.  For more information on Ella Watson, please visit www.ellawatson.net.

Scotland Steele, MSU photography student, will be exhibiting a pop up show of photographs from his travels in the JFL Conference room and the 2nd floor Commons area of Cheever for one night only.

Also during the Art Walk, images from the 4th World Championship Belt Buckle Competition will be in the 2nd Floor Commons area of Cheever.  The brainchild of MSU Metalsmithing Professor, Bryan Peteren. The jurors (Petersen and visiting artist Nash Quinn)  chose winners in September and this is your chance to see the results.  More information about Petersen, Quinn, and the Championship can be found at http://www.worldchampionbuckle.com/

Last but not least, “Cup Aesthetic”  will be in the Dean’s Gallery in Cheever Hall until November 11th. “Cup Aesthetic” is comprised of ceramic vessels created by MSU Ceramic students and was juried by visiting artist, John Gill.  More information about John Gill can be seen at https://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/masters-john-gill.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus.  Cheever Hall is also across from the duck pond, next to Haynes Hall. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).  For more information about Doug Russell, Ella Watson, or Bryan Petersen contact the School of Art at (406) 994- 4501.  For more information on Scotland Steele or “Cup Aesthetic,” please contact JoDee Palin in the CAA Dean’s office at (406) 994- 6654.

HECG, Dean’s Gallery, and Cheever Main Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends and school holidays.

 

“Upon All of Their Tomorrows…” work by Doug Russell at the HECGallery

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The Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG) presents Upon All of Their Tomorrows…, an exhibition of drawings by Doug Russell on view from October 12th – 27th at the HECG, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, on 11th Avenue, across from the Duck Pond. There will be a lecture by the artist on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in Cheever Hall Room 215, followed by a public reception from 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the HECG.  The lecture and the exhibit will be part of the College of Arts and Architecture Fall Art Walk, also featuring the work of Ella Watson, Scotland Steele, belt buckles from the Belt Buckle Championship organized by Bryan Petersen, and an exhibit of ceramic cups by the students of Josh DeWeese.  The CAA Fall Artwalk will be Thursday, October, 27th from 7:30 – 9:30. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided, including a cash bar.  All events are free and open to the public.

On view at the HECG will be drawings by Doug Russell depicting architectural remains.  Most of the works are made with Prismacolor pencil and gesso on Mylar, giving them a haunting translucency, which only compliments his decaying subject matter.  In his work, Russell explores the inevitable effect of time upon human aspirations. Rooted in his love of of direct observational drawing and architectural form, the imagery and process of his work reflect the perpetual cycle of human construction and natural decay in architecture.  Upon All of Their Tomorrows…  was inspired by his travels to Cambodia, where he explored the ruins of the Angkor Wat and other Khmer sites.  In addition, he found inspiration for the series from when he lived in Turkey 20 years ago and observed Greek and Roman ruins, tombs carved into rock cliffs, and ancient multi-story underground cities.  As Russell asserts in his artist statement,  “I examine these basic truths: we dismantle the past to reconstruct our future; all that is came from something else; all that is will in turn become something new; we live now – for a moment – upon all of their tomorrows.”  More of Russell’s work, including his blog and Instagram feed, can be seen at http://russellfineart.com.

Doug Russell lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming. His work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Missoula Art Museum, the Leedy Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in numerous group exhibitions including The Architecture of an Idea at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Evidence and Residues: An Investigation of Contemporary Drawing at Indiana State University, and three International Drawing Annuals (INDA) published through Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center. He is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming, where is coordinator of the drawing program.

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Right to Decide International Poster Exhibition

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG) and School of Art are pleased to announce the exhibition, Right to Decide: International Poster Exhibition at the HEC Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, September 26th – October 7th.  The Opening Reception and Lecture will be September 26,2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. From 5:30- 6:30 pm in Haynes Hall Room 216 (accessed through the gallery) President Waded, MT Secretary of State, Linda McCulloch, and curator of the exhibition, Eric Boelts will speak about voting and the exhibition. The reception for the show will then follow in the HEC Gallery. Forward Montana will have representatives registering people to vote and talk to gallery attendees about the voting process. H’ordeuvres will be served, along with a cash bar.

Posters Without Borders is an invitational
exhibition is organized by Eric Boelts, Antonio
Castro, and Erin Wright. The mission of
Posters Without Borders is to present work by
artists from all over the world exploring social
and political issues. This particular exhibition features 62 artists from 25 countries, including some of the most respected poster artists in the world. Including Eden Rodriguez, Elmer Sosa.

Eric Boelts, co-curator of the exhibition describes the philosophy behind the poster show:

At the core of our ‘human-ness’ is the capability for rational thought that allows us to make decisions about the exterior forces that impact our lives. Also at the core of our human-ness is the ability to create and appreciate art. Combining these elements resulted in The Right To Decide Exhibition.

This non-partisan, political inquiry examines, on a global scale, how choosing our leaders, laws, and modes of government is an innate human right.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with members of the community bringing awareness to voting rights,” says show organizer Bruce Barnhart, MSU School of Art faculty member. Forward Montana, a voter advocacy group partnering with the show, will have voter registration boxes at the Helena E. Copeland Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Small satellite exhibitions will be staged throughout the Gallatin Valley as a way to engage all members of the community.

“The Right To Decide” exhibition opening event is September 26th at 5:30 P.M. with gallery opening from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. MSU President Waded Cruzado and MT Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will speak. Eric Boelts, one the show’s curators, will be present to talk about political visualizations and the conception of the show. Forward Montana will have representatives present to answer questions on voting registration and the voting process. Further discussions concerning voting rights will be facilitated by members of MSU’s Political Science Department. Light refreshments will be provided at the opening reception.

The exhibition runs September 24th- October 7th at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, on the MSU campus, across from the Duck Pond. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Salty Meat at the Melvin Grad Studios –Reception 9/15/16 from 5-7 pm!

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As we reignite the Waller- Yoblonsky Gallery at the Melvin Graduate Art Studios, the MSU school of Art invites you to our 2016/ 2017 inaugural exhibition Salty Meat featuring the work of the Second Year Graduates, Xander Clinthorne, Sanaz Hagani, Rachael Jones, Ryan Parker, and Kelsie Rudolph.  The reception is from 5-7 pm tomorrow, September 15th and will be closely followed by Exposure: Work by the MSU Photography Faculty at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall.  Exposure opens  from 6:30 – 8:30 tomorrow night.  

The Melvin Graduate Studios are at 2998 West Lincoln Street, Bozeman, MT 59718.  Follow Garfield across 19th away from campus.  About a mile down the road, take a left into the Agricultural/ Equestrian Area.  Follow signs for the Melvin Graduate Studios.  The Studios are past the farrier building, and the equestrian building.  Maps can be seen on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/594119147443321/