Cyndy Andrus to be the 2nd Juror for Vox Pop

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We are pleased to announce our second juror for the 2016 Vox Populi Undergraduate Juried Exhibition will be Cyndy Andrus, the upcoming Mayor of Bozeman!

After working in Yellowstone National Park, Cyndy settled in Bozeman and began a 10-year career as the Convention & Visitor Bureau Director for the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce before starting a Community Development consulting business (Andrus Consulting).

A Bozeman City Commissioner since 2010, Cyndy also serves on the Tourism Advisory Council, the Montana Heritage Commission and chair the Montana Arts Council. Cyndy is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the board of theWestern States Arts Federation.

We are thrilled that despite her busy schedule, Cyndy has agreed to come jury the 2016 Vox Populi Exhibition.  Thanks Cyndy!

VOX POP 2016

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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 18 – Thursday February 4, 2016. There will be a public reception on Thursday, January 21, 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.

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, Wednesday, Jan. 13 or Thursday, January 14, 9 am – 5 pm. After submitting your entry form, email your file or link to hecgallery@gmail.com. Label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2016 [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, Wednesday, Jan. 13 or Thursday, January 14, 9 am – 5 pm. After submitting your entry form – email your media or link to hecgallery@gmail.com. Please label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2016 [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 hecgallery@gmail.com. Please label the subject line of the email with “VoxPop2016 [Your Name]” and please include the title of the artwork in the email so the jurors have it for reference.

Where and when may I submit my artwork/s?
Turn in submissions to the Gallery Director in room 245 Haynes Hall, located on the second floor near the Helen E. Copeland Gallery. A PDF version of the form is located at the bottom of this page.

There are two submission dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 9 am – 5 pm

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?
One of the jurors will be Alyssa Popken, Director of Education at the Emerson Center for Culture and Art. The second juror has yet to be confirmed at this time. This information will be posted as soon as we get confirmations, so come back soon for more details.

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, 15, 2016. If you do not receive an email, then your work was not accepted and you must collect your artwork by Monday, January 18 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, January 21. 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 18 – Thursday, February 4, 2016. You may collect your work on Friday, February 5, 2016 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 15. 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 18. 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?
Here!  On the HECGallery website, or our Facebook page.
Keep posted for updates, including jurors and prizes for the raffle!

Vox Pop Entry form (PDF):
2016 VoxPop Entry Form

BFA Thesis Show

The School of Art at Montana State University will host the 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, from Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 11, 2015.

Opening Reception is December 11, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 11, 2015. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

On view will be the thesis works of 11 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. A number of disciplines will be represented: drawing, painting, ceramics, and metalsmithing.

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: From Metalsmithing: Haitham Hayat and Stephanie McCartney. From Painting: Abbey Freed, Gunnar Perkins, and Rachel Pohl. From Ceramics: Marion Bowler, David Dennis, and Kathryn Murphy. From Sculpture: Benjamin Babcock. From Printmaking: Andrew Guttenberg. From Drawing: Kia Johns

For additional information, please contact MSU Gallery Director, Ella Watson at (406) 994-4501.marionbowler (1 of 1)-4IMG_4383r

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Vox Populi 2014

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Vox Populi: 2014 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition open call for submissions

Attention all Montana State University Undergraduate Students:  the Helen E. Copeland Gallery would like to extend an open call for submissions for this year’s juried exhibition.  The exhibition is open to all undergraduate students at MSU.

Exhibition Dates: February 11 – 26, 2014

For more information, click here.

Behold

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BEHOLD
An exhibition of lens-based artwork by the
MSU School of Film & Photography
Photography Faculty
Monday 3 June – Thursday 12 September 2013
Public Reception on Thursday 12 September 2013, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to an exhibition of photographic and lens-based works from the MSU School of Film & Photography photo faculty. The works will be on exhibit Monday June 3 – Thursday September 12, 2013, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall.

Contributing artists include: Christina Z. Anderson, Robert Arnold, Kyle Bajakian, Steven B. Jackson, Mark A. Lee, Jonathan Long, Alexis Pike, Ian van Coller, and Daniel Wise.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM (closed on weekends and holidays). The gallery is located on the Montana State University Bozeman campus, on the second floor of Haynes Hall.

2013 BFA THESIS EXHIBITION

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2013 BFA THESIS EXHIBITION
Monday April 15 – Friday May 3, 2013
Public Reception on Friday May 3, 7PM – 9PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

The School of Art would like to invite the public to an exhibition of artwork by Montana State University students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Art.

The exhibition dates are Monday April 15 – Friday May 3, 2013, and it is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. There will be a closing reception on Friday May 3 from 7PM-9PM. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor.

“Golden Surplus” by Katie Brown

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GOLDEN SURPLUS
Monday April 1 – Friday April 5, 2013
Defense of Thesis on Monday April 1, 11 AM
Reception on Thursday April 4, 6:30- 8:30 PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to, GOLDEN SURPLUS, a solo exhibition by artist and MFA thesis candidate Katie Brown.

GOLDEN SURPLUS brings together the art of ceramics and the ideology of farming. Slab constructed to prompt viewers to question overproduction in contemporary agri-business and reflects on the overuse of corn in the American food system.

The exhibition dates are Monday April 1 –Friday April 5, 2013, and it is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5PM.