2017 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 17 – Friday, May 5, 2017
Reception: Friday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, April 17 to Friday, May 5, 2016. The Friends and Family Reception is Friday, May 5, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will a cash bar.
On view will be the thesis works of 10 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. A number of disciplines will be represented: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.
For BFA graduates, the thesis exhibition represents an important transition period from student to working artist. It marks an end to academically assigned work, and the beginning of their individual research and artistic maturity. The exhibited works synthesize the growth of each artist over their years spent at MSU.
The following students will be in the exhibition: John Joyce, Wil Harning, Chelsea Lipscomb, Owen Adams, Adeline Celenza, Connor Bigford, Melissa Livingston DiGiovine, Isaac Helvey, Kira Mari, and Stahsha Lach.
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).
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, please follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).
Reminiscence | Melissa Dawn
Events: Reminiscence Movement Workshop, Exhibit, and Reception Dates: Movement Workshop: Sunday, April 2, 2017 10am-2pm
Exhibit: April 3-7, 2017
Reception: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5-7pm with movement sharing at 5:30pm Gallery: Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery at the MSU-Bozeman Melvin Graduate Art Studios
2998 West Lincoln Street
Contact: Melissa Dawn, (406) 579-9189
Reminiscence, a solo exhibit of hand-pulled prints, drawings, and photographs by Melissa Dawn will be exhibited at the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery April 3 – 7, 2017.
A movement workshop will be held on Sunday, April 2nd from 10am – 2pm to coincide with the installation of the exhibit. Last year Melissa Dawn’s dance quartet, also titled Reminiscence, premiered at IndepenDANCE at The Ellen Theatre in Bozeman, MT. She will share how text was used during the process of creating the dance, and participants will create movement phrases based on their own writing about personal memories. These phrases will be joined into a sequence that will be shared along with Reminiscence at an informal showing during the reception for the art exhibit. The workshop fee is $15. Registration by Monday, March 27th is preferred, but registration will be open until filled.
A reception will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. At 5:30 there will be an informal movement sharing of the phrase sequences created at the workshop held on April 2nd and the quartet Reminiscence. This event is free and open to the public.
Reminiscence explores text, movement, and memory. Dawn’s creative process in dance and art often begins as a response to writings that resonate with her. The contemplation of the literary works informs her artistic practice by deepening her examination of memory, relationships, anxiety, desire, and the sensuous experience of movement and life. A reminiscence is not just a memory. It is by definition a memory shared, and psychological studies have shown it aids in the consolidation of memory and can even change one’s perception of the recalled experience. After creating the dance Reminiscence she began a series of photographs, prints, and drawings that continue to examine the movement and writings explored in the dance. The exhibit shares these explorations.
For further information about the exhibit and to register for the workshop, visit www.melissadawnartist.com.
The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the Uno Omaha Exhibition: Selections from the Gary Day Collection at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Tuesday, February 7th to Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017. A reception will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will a cash bar.
On view will be a series of Prints from the Gary Day Collection, a body of work that was recently donated to the Helen E. Copeland Gallery archive. The works selected vary from 1977 to 2010 and vary in print processes, concepts and styles. Artists featured include John Buck, Robert Nelson, Trevor Ball, Alice Aycock and Karla L. Hackenmiller, Robert Barry, Matthew Rose and John Himmelfarb.
The donor of this collection, Gary Day, is an alum of the School of Art at MSU and he taught at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He was also the Director of the UNO Print Workshop and printed for a number of major artists whilst he was there. In 2015, Gary Day donated this substantial collection valued at $79,000 to the Director, Vaughan Judge, for the School of Arts collection and archive. The collection of prints that form the donation are also in recognition that most of his family members attended MSU and his father was an Assistant Dean of the College of Business for many years. Gary Day studied mostly with Fran Noel, Bob DeWeese, and Jessie Wilbur. Their “patience” in his words: “is greatly appreciated and it would be nice to give a little back to the school”.
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Applications will be available on submission days, outside of room 217, or .right here. Follow the link to a downloadable word document.
What is Vox Populi?
The title “Vox Populi” means “Voice of the People.” Vox Populi is the annual undergraduate juried exhibition, which takes place at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art Haynes Hall on the Montana State University Bozeman campus. The juried competition is open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled at Montana State University Bozeman, to showcase the diverse range of art methods, techniques and skills of the MSU student body. In addition, the jurying process is meant to encourage and inform students about professional practices.
When is Vox Populi taking place?
The exhibition dates are Monday, January 23rd – Thursday February 2nd, 2017. There will be a public reception on Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Who may submit artwork?
Any current undergraduate student enrolled at Montana State University in Bozeman.
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.
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. Unless otherwise requested, works will be hung with t-pins or magnets.
May I submit an audio or video piece?
Absolutely! Audio and video pieces are always welcome. To submit A/V pieces, please complete and submit an entry form during the submission dates. After submitting your entry form, email your file or link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2017 [Your Name]” and include the title of the artwork in the email so the jurors have it for reference.
What if I want to submit a large-sized installation or sculpture?
Large scale works or installations will be accepted for submission, but keep health and safety in mind. All artists should take into consideration that their work must be safe in a public space. If your sculpture is unstable, toxic, or dangerous to the public, it will not be accepted.
If your artwork includes audio/video or is too large to move, you may submit documentation media (photograph, video, or audio file). To submit digital documentation, complete and submit an entry form during the submission dates. After submitting your entry form – email your media or link to email@example.com. Please label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2017 [Your Name]” and please include the title of the artwork in the email so the jurors have it for reference.
Proposals for installation pieces, social happenings, performance, etc. should come with a description and or plan in the email. The more information the better, but keep it short and concise. Sketch out the installation, give a small video of the performance, etc so the jurors can get a clear idea of your piece. After submitting your entry form – email your media or link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2017 [Your Name]” and please include the title of the artwork in the email so the jurors have it for reference.
Given that online submissions can be problematic, it is requested that you submit a copy of the work on a CD or DVD. It s also suggested that you submit your work earlier in the submission dates, that way if there are issues, we have three days to resove the problem before jurying on Friday, January 20th.
Where and when may I submit my artwork/s?
Turn in submissions in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery on the second floor of Haynes Hall.
There are two days to submit work:
January 18, and 19th, 9 am – 5 pm in the HECG.
May I schedule an alternate time to submit artwork?
No. Submissions will only be accepted on the dates and times listed above.
How many pieces may I submit and how much does it cost?
You may submit as many, or as few, pieces as you like. The submission fee is $8.00 per three pieces. Each additional piece is $3.00.
May I pay with credit card or checks?
No. Only cash will be accepted. Please bring exact change if you can.
Who will be this year’s jurors?
Dean Royce Smith, Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture.
How will I know if my work is accepted into the exhibition?
You will be notified by email if your work is accepted by midnight on Friday, January, 20th, 2017. If you do not receive an email, then your work was not accepted and you must collect your artwork by Monday, January 23rd by 5pm. We will be installing over the weekend, so work should be available for pick up Saturday and Sunday. Times will be specified at a later date. Please note that due to the lack of storage space, artworks must be collected at the above mentioned times. The gallery is not responsible for lost or damaged art.
What is the raffle?
There will be a drawing for raffle prizes for entries; you will receive one raffle ticket per completed entry form. Your work does not need to be accepted into the exhibition to win a raffle prize. The winning tickets will be drawn at the opening reception on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm. Please note that you must be present at the reception to collect your prize.
I was accepted into the exhibition. When can I collect my work after the exhibition?
The exhibition dates are Monday, January 23rd – Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. You may collect your work on Friday, February 3rd from 9am – 5pm. Please note that due to the lack of storage space, work must be collected at the above mentioned times. The gallery is not responsible for lost or damaged art.
I was not accepted into the exhibition. When can I collect my work?
You will be notified by email if your work is accepted by midnight on Friday, January 20th. If you do not receive an email, then your work was not accepted into the exhibition; you must collect your work by 5pm on Monday, January 23rd. Please note that due to the lack of storage space, work must be collected at the above mentioned times. The gallery is not responsible for lost or damaged art.
Where can I find the most current information regarding Vox Populi?
So far we have acquired the following donations from the local community:
FOUR PASSES TO THE MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES
$25 TO ACE HARDWARE
TWO GIFT CERTIFICATES TO DAVE’S SUSHI– $25 EACH
$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO 14 NORTH
GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM CELLO
GIFT CERTIFICATE TO LA PARILLA
A GIFT FROM TART
A GIFT FROM HEYDAY
ALSO, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORK DONATED BY GESINE JANZEN AND GIFTS FROM WESTERN CAFE
Keep posted for updates and prizes for the raffle! We are adding more daily!