Friday, December 4th, 2009

This is our guide that you can print from home, and carry with you on First Friday. It is now updated for December!

Click here to download a half-page version, recommended for your pocket.

Click here to download a full-page option, recommended for a poster.

(If you click the image you see here, you will get the image from last month, so please use the links above to print your guide)

To submit an event to this guide and this blog, just email us a few sentences and an image. Your event will be listed on the blog and on the guide.


Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

Scott Fife: Big Trouble - The Idaho Project
Artist Scott Fife has long been obsessed with the historic characters that helped shape the time we live in; characters that have often fallen into the dark recesses of history.

Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind
Roger Shimomura's paintings and prints, including this series, Minidoka on My Mind, address social and political issues of Asian America.

The Ceretana Gallery

801 Sherwood

Ceretana Gallery
Holiday Bazaar
4:00pm to 9:30pm

Handmade Gifts
$1 Art Raffle
Cheap Art Salon

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins, Suite 300

Exhibiting new work by nationally renowned watercolor artist, Kendahl Jan Jubb. Paul Harth's acrylic on linen show, "Mission Gardens, on display through Dec. 15th. Kendahl's 2010 calendar will also be available.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Join us for a reception at the Monte Dolack Gallery in historic downtown Missoula on Friday, December 4th from 5 – 8pm during First Friday Gallery Night. Monte’s award-winning original paintings, lithographs, limited edition prints and fine art posters, as well as paintings, prints and posters by Mary Beth Percival will be on exhibition Also at the gallery Monte’s newest series of paintings, Views from Mount Jumbo and Monte’s newest fine art poster, Missoula Valley, available signed and numbered or unsigned. We have holiday specials going on as well. Visit us at the gallery or online.

The Brunswick Artists' Studio
223 Railroad Street

Brunswick Artists’ Holiday Open House 2009
The Brunswick Artists’ Studio is having its annual Holiday Open House December 3rd, 4th and 5th. Artists are exhibiting a wide variety of media - photography, oil on canvas, encaustics, ceramics and charcoal. Participating artists include Andy Brown, Mamie Colburn, Jennifer Leutzinger, Leslie V. S. Millar, Dale Sherrard, Scott Sutton and Janet Whaley. The Brunswick is celebrating it’s 30th year providing affordable working spaces for Missoula artists, writers and composers.

Opening night is Thursday the 3rd from 5 – 8 PM. Continuing December 4th, 5 – 8 PM and Saturday December 5th 11 AM – 4 PM. The Brunswick is located at 223 W. Railroad Street in Missoula.

Dale Sherrard will be showing short films Friday the 4th at 8 PM.
For more information call Leslie at 721-0591

Dana Gallery
246 N Higgins Ave.
December Exhibition “Dana Gallery Holiday Show”
Featuring a host of celebrated artists

Dudley Dana and the Dana Gallery would like to extend an invitation to the opening reception of December’s holiday exhibition featuring new works from a host of celebrated artists on Friday, December 4, 5 pm to 8 pm.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street (off 6th Street)
Missoula, Montana


It's treasured, improves with age—and makes a great XMAS GIFT. Come to Montana Art & Framing, Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m., for WONDERFUL ART PRICED FOR GIVING. Nancy Erickson, Stephanie Frostad, Don Mundt and Teresa Garland Warner paintings; Elloie Jeter miniature pastels; Peter Keefer, Lewis Kelley, John Salisbury, and Chris Autio photos; Paul
Cebulla pottery; Lela and Lisa Autio creations.

The Clay Studio
1106 Hawthorne

Computer Central
136 East Broadway

“Landscapes of the Mind in Reverse”
Come enjoy Reverse Glass Paintings, Created by Nancy Rishoff. “This process involves painting on glass, (using acrylic paint) foreground to background and then flipping it over to see the finished process. This is new for me as I have been painting on canvas and paper for the last thirteen years. I ran across this process purely by accident, and found it to be fascinating. I have been painting this way for the last 6 months and have fallen in love with the effect, with happy accidents along the way. I am an Art student at The University of Montana and not afraid to try new art practices in my adventures in
Art. I hope you in enjoy my show.” Please join us Dec. 4, 2009 from
5:30-7:30 PM for light refreshments at Computer Central for the
opening night!

Other Venues

Worden's Market
451 N Higgins

Wordens is featuring Hadley Ferguson offering signed prints of "N. Higgins Continuum 1883-2010" 11:30 pm- 12:30 pm and 5-7pm. Enjoy cake and coffee and December First Friday at this Higgins Ave landmark.

The Catalyst
111 S. Higgins
Missoula MT

“Wood Cuts” is a collection of photographic collages by Elizabeth Stone. Elizabeth cuts up her original photographs and test prints, many of the natural world, to create new layered landscapes for this exhibit. Elizabeth's collages often incorporate tree silhouettes, utilizing the deep-rooted symbolism of trees as common metaphors for longevity, creativity and growth. Elizabeth is a fine art photographer and also teaches for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula. She makes her home in the country in Greenough, MT.

Sorella's Day Spa 207 E Main St Missoula, MT 59802-4423 (406) 721-3639

Visit Sorella's Day Spa Friday, December 4 from 5-8 to view photographs by Antonia Wolf. "Transition: Expanding Our Vision" is the theme of the photographic journey you will take through Sorella's newly remodeled space. See the changes that enhance our vision of a sanctuary that honors mind, body and spirit.

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West
"Employee art takes over the brick wall gallery at Bernice's Bakery for the month of December! An eclectic variety of art and craft to view while picking up those holiday treats."

Betty's Divine
521 S Higgins

"Snowflakes That Are Alike: A Celebration of Togetherness in the Holiday Season."
Abe Coley presents his freshest paintings. Refreshments provided, including hard apple cider brewed by the artist himself.

Noteworthy* Paper & Press

Join Noteworthy* Paper & Press this First Friday of December as we welcome local artist Martha Elizabeth and her exhibit "Masks and Marbling." This show contains both two- and three-dimensional faces: framed marbled prints and hand-built sculpture. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Noteworthy* Paper & Press, 101 S. Higgins Ave., in downtown Missoula, near the Wilma. See you there!

Other Events and Activities

The Celtic Connection
114 East Main

The Celtic Connection presents live traditional Irish music from 6-9 p.m.