October 3, 2008


The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106 Hawthorne Unit A

Trying to Blend In
Works by Shalene Valenzuela. Join us for an opening reception, Friday October 3rd 5.30- 9pm. Show runs from Oct. 3 to Oct. 28.

Gallery Saintonge
216 N. Higgins

Gone West: Work from the American West
Gallery Saintonge is honored to announce this upcoming exhibit with photographs spanning over 30 years by renowned photographer and writer William Albert Allard, October 3 – November 4, 2008.

A legend in his own right, Allard has contributed as a staff and contract photographer for National Geographic for over 44 years. Additionally, he has published five books and is currently working on a sixth. Having photographed around the world (over 30 countries) since his first assignment with the magazine in 1964, publishing 42 articles in the magazine, Allard’s work is honed to a class of its own. When looking over five decades of photographs subject matter ranges from: the deep south blues music scene to the ins and outs of daily life on a Hutterite colony, coast to coast along the Mexican border to straight-up portraits of America, and bullfighting escapades to the most exotic women of the world. Each story and each photograph complete and inexhaustible on its own, the breadth of Allard’s work is stunning. Any sampling of Allard’s photographs reflects the essence of life in all its beauty and complexity, of the simple and the sublime, in a way that is heart-wrenchingly authentic. Given the work is of a journalistic/documentary style, it is just that – no bells or whistles to accessorize the rich, genuine, full-bodied photographs.
Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m. in the gallery

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 W. Front St.

Birds and Art
The Monte Dolack Gallery in conjunction with the annual Raptor Research Foundation Conference will host “Birds And Art” an exhibition honoring avian art. A select number of artists have been invited to participate with an exceptional showing of birds depicted in art. A variety of sculpture, painting, and mixed media will be on display at the Monte Dolack Gallery. Exhibition opens: Wednesday, Sept. 24th. Artist Reception: Friday, Sept. 26th 5 - 7 pm. First Friday Gallery Night: Friday, Oct. 3rd 5 - 8 pm. Last day of Exhibition: Saturday, Oct. 11th.
Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5.

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

The Whooping Crones Gallery October show "Panic, Prints and Paintings" is really new work by Ray Campeau and Cheri Govertson Greer. Ray and Cheri are showing monoprints and Cheri has a series of oils titled John's People. First Friday reception October 3rd 5~8 pm. Show runs through November 1st.

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins Suite 300

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art will be featuring new work by Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolor artist. Also work by oil painter and pastel artist Marshall Noice and ceramic sculpture by James Hewes. Hours are 9-6 M-F and 9-4 on Saturday. 728-7050

The Indigo Gallery
116 W. Front Street

Experience our Montana wildlife
Indigo Gallery invites you to enjoy our October nature exhibit: Experience our Montana wildlife display of sculptures by award-winning artist Jerry Simchuk and paintings by native Montanan Stephanie Funke. Opening reception First Friday, October 3, 5-8pm. Wed., Fri. 1:30pm-5:30pm, Tues., Thur., Sat. 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Brunswick Gallery
223 W. Railroad St.

Northern Bears, Northern Lights
Join us for a four day art exhibition, Oct. 2 -6, entitled "Northern Bears, Northern Lights." There will be many new oilstick paintings of Polar bears and their environs by Nancy N. Erickson. Erickson's work has been exhibited in almost all 50 states and her fabric quilts have appeared in many foreign countries, most recently in New Zealand; presently her work is appearing at the American Art Co. in Tacoma, the Rocky Mountain Museum of Quilts in Colorado, and the Schweinfurth Art Museum in New York.
The gallery is open as follows:
Thurs., Oct. 2 5--8 PM opening night
First Friday, Oct. 3, 1 - 8 PM
Sat.,Oct. 4 11AM - 5 PM
Mon. Oct. 6 close, 11AM - 5 PM, 5-6 PM pickup

Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins Ave.

The Truck and Tractor Show
Featuring: Troy Collins, Hadley Ferguson, Caleb Meyer, Robert Moore, Robert Schlegel, Karl Stein, Frances Switzer, Scott Switzer, Michelle Usibelli, R.David Wilson.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 2008 5-8 pm. Painting Demonstrations / Artists Talk: Saturday, October 4, 2008 10 am- 1 pm
As we continue to celebrate our 12th anniversary, the gallery presents a second in a series of
“Paint Ins”: painting demonstrations and artists talk with painters Troy Collins, Hadley Ferguson, Karl Stein, and R.David Wilson, on Saturday, 10 am- 1pm.

Studio 12 Art Gallery
Corner of Pattee & Broadway

Studio 12 Art Gallery Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary. As always, NEW WORK by Carol Hoffnagle and Peter Keefer, plus more of Noelle Naiden’s Doggie drawings. Located under the Big Red Neon Finger, below street level at the corner of N Pattee and Broadway. Open Thu-Sat, 11-5 and 11-8 on First Friday, October 3. 549-1108.

The Artists' Shop
304 N. Higgins

Opening reception for a number of artists from the area showing teapots from several different mediums, 5-8 p.m.

The Ceretana Gallery
801 Sherwood Ave.

Opening reception, 5-8 p.m., for working artist group show, new works by artists of the Ceretana.

Art Attic

123 South Ave. W

First Friday reception, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. for an exhibit of art textiles called "A New View" by Odette A. Grassi. The exhibit will feature original design work and intimate landscapes by local artist and teacher. Traditional techniques are used to create original fine art pieces.

Other Venues

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran
Image: Ahmad Nateghi, Cologn, 1998, 24.5 x 17”

MAM is pleased to present Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran, an exhibition of more than 60 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran’s most celebrated photographers. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns. Through November 22, 2008
Curator’s Gallery Talk by Gary Hallman: October 3, 7 pm
Persian Visions Tour and Discussion with Gary Hallman and UM’s Director of International Programs Mehrdad Kia: October 4, 1 pm

International Wildlife Film Festival & Media Center
Historic Roxy Theater
718 S. Higgins Ave.


First Friday at the Roxy will celebrate the upcoming Montana CINE International Film Festival at the Roxy October 6-12. Open House with refreshments, Sneak Peek films October 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West
Just over the North side pedestrian bridge,
then walk toward Mt. Jumbo.


0-100 Photo Exhibition
A photo exhibition representing imaginative photography by the age groups from 0-10 all the way to 90-100. First Friday opening, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Catalyst Cafe and Espresso
111 N. Higgins Ave.

The Catalyst is proud to present recent fiber creations by Trisha Opstad , mixed media pieces by Patricia Thornton and works in plexiglas by Adelaide Every.

New West
415 N. Higgins Ave.

The Tainted Saints are back with more weirdness to satisfy your twisted little soul. Maxon Zorro McCarter (right) and Wesley Worthen Saint John (left) were exhumed from the grave, prodded with sticks and force fed black paint and beer until they made some more art. Friday Oct 3rd, 5pm till 9ish.

The Big Sky Film Institute
Wilma Theater Screening

Brave New West
7:00 p.m., Free and open to the public.
Big Sky Films Series finishes the 2008 season with the Montana Premiere of the High Plains film, BRAVE NEW WEST, directed by Drury Gunn Carr & Doug Hawes-Davis 87 minutes, 2008.

Jim Stiles moved to socially-conservative Moab, Utah in the mid-1970s from Kentucky. In 1989 he began publishing the politically-progressive “Canyon Country Zephyr” entirely by himself. Widely recognized as one of the best indie papers in the American West, The Zephyr combines humor, history, honesty and artistry in its coverage of environmental issues. With a motto of "Hopelessly clinging to the past since 1989," the Canyon Country Zephyr is all about "Old West" meets "New West." BRAVE NEW WEST is a profile of Stiles, his paper, and the land and people that are his passion.

The Big Sky Film Series is a periodic monthly screening series highlighting traditional and innovative nonfiction film and video. It is held the first Friday of the month as part of downtown Missoula, Montana's "Art Walk." For more information, call (406) 541-FILM or email director@bigskyfilmfest.org for sponsorship information.

Fredrick Framing
411 E. Alder St.

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. for Shadow Mountain Art Studio Members and Student Fall Projects.

Abode Natural Building Supply

215 E. Main St.

Celebrating their grand opening and the "Art of natural building," 5-8 p.m. Beer, wine and cake.

Computer Central
136 E. Broadway, suite 1

First Friday reception, 5:30 - 7:30, featuring the work of local nature photographer Greg Lindstrom, a sophomore at the University of Montana.

500 N. Higgins Ave., suite 105

Movie showcase from Chirstian Ackerman's Old School Movie Vault of "Zombie Spoof." 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. $2, general public. Free for MCAT producers. Call 542-6228 x202.

Fact & Fiction
220 N. Higgins Ave.

Tom Kumpf signs "Two Sides: Haiku and Other Words," 5-7 p.m.

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins Ave.

First Friday, 4-8 p.m., featuring Primrose Montessori School students' interpretations of Agnes Martin's simple, gridlike abstract paintings.