Call for artists!

  Registration is now open for “Seasons of Montana.”  This is a curated show and open to entries of all mediums.  We are looking for artwork that expresses, if not pushes the boundaries of the concept of “seasons.”  The only requirement is that subjects be of Montana. Applications and electronic copies of submissions are accepted until February 24, 2017.  Notifications will be by February 27, 2017. Art work should be fully rendered and delivered to the Carle Gallery no later than March 6, 2017. Opening reception will be March 9, 2017. For applications, please download from The Carle Gallery page here....

HOLLY GO-BOLDLY: Paintings of Global Travels and More

For the month of June, the Carle Gallery will host the work of Butte artist Holly Morgan-Fitterer in her exhibit “HOLLY GO-BOLDLY.” A reception will be held Tuesday, June 2nd from 5-8pm. At 6pm, Holly will share some of the stories behind her paintings, and then show us all how to draw her iconic koi fish at 6:30. A prize will be awarded to the best koi! These large-scale oil on canvas paintings are meant to express a nonlinear sense of place with bold lines and vibrant colors. Holly’s interests reside in surreal compositions of foreign and domestic destinations. Each painting is a multitude of experiences combined into one piece. She uses various photographs from her global travels and her personal family archive as references.  Every piece is a unique collage of a place. The color gold is used liberally throughout her work to enhance memory and beauty in a whimsical manner. Holly is a graduate of St. Olaf College where she obtained degrees in Studio Art and Art History, along with a concentration in Asian Studies.  She recently completed the Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP).  This event is free and open to the public. “Holly Go-boldly” will run from June 1st – 20th.  For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 x6305 or...

May Art Exhibit: Signature Show (MT Artrepreneur Program)

For the month of May, the Carle Gallery has invited distinguished students of the Montana Artrepreneur Program (from the Pintler and Three Forks cohorts) to submit signature works to be juried and selected for an exhibit we are calling “Signature Show.” An opening reception will be held Tuesday, May 5th from 5-8pm. A presentation about the program will begin at 6pm. The Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) is an art-centered business development program of the Montana Arts Council, taught by working artists and open to all visual artists.  MAP provides over 40 hours of college-level instruction, demystifying the world of business and affirming the title of “Artist” as a credible profession.  The Montana Artrepreneur Program has earned national acclaim and has documented impact for more than 300 artists across Montana. Artists interested in participating in the 2016 session of the program may learn more the reception presentation, May 5th at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. “Signature Show” will run May 1-23.   For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 x6305 or ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info....

Painting Workshop

Great Falls artist Monica Bauer will offer a painting workshop Saturday, April 11th, from 3- 4:30pm in the Big Butte Room on the third floor of the BSB Public Library. Students will learn how to utilize oil pastels to create their own paintings. Must be thirteen years or older to participate. Limited space available, call 406.723.3361 x6305 to register. No experience necessary, a donation of $5 is suggested. Bauer’s exhibit, “Working Holiday,” will run from April 1st – 24th, in the Carle Gallery (located on the third floor of the BSB Public Library.) Monica Bauer’s paintings have been exhibited in Hamburg, Bremen, Sydney, Toronto, and New York.  After earning an MFA degree at the University of Montana, she continued studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. Bauer has taught at Vermont College, Parsons, and Pratt Institute in New York. Her work has been published in Punkt, Chicago Reader, and New American Paintings. For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 x6305 or ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info...

April in the Carle Gallery…

Spring. It’s Spring! To kick off the season, the Carle Gallery will feature the work of Monica Bauer. Based in Great Falls, Bauer creates oil paintings of Montana”s extractive industries. Gallus frames and slag will make an appearance in this aptly named exhibit, entitled “Working Holiday.” An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 11th, from 2-5pm. Monica will offer a Painting Workshop during the reception from 3-4:30pm in the Big Butte Room (located on the third floor of the Main Branch). Students will learn how to utilize oil pastels to create their own paintings. Must be thirteen years or older to participate. Limited space is available, call 406.723.3361 x6305 to register. No experience necessary, a donation of $5 is suggested. Bauer’s exhibit, “Working Holiday,” will run from April 1st – 24th, in the Carle Gallery (located on the third floor of the BSB Public Library.) Monica Bauer’s paintings have been exhibited in Hamburg, Bremen, Sydney, Toronto, and New York. After earning an MFA degree at the University of Montana, she continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. Bauer has taught at Vermont College, Parsons, and Pratt Institute in New York. Her work has been published in Punkt, Chicago Reader, and New American Paintings.   For more information, contact Nerissa at 723-3361 x6305 or...