CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Wastewater Treatment Plant to create public art to bring forward and support the important functions of the facility and highlight the city’s natural environment and relationship with its precious resources. 
The Coeur d’Alene area is one of the fastest growing regions in the Northwest.  The new Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to handle the current and projected growth while protecting the natural environment and public health of the region.  The Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant public art should be integrated and made to feel seamless within the overall project, visually enhance areas of the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are within public view/access, create unique, thoughtful and context sensitive public art, educate visitors through interpretive opportunities, and provide cost efficiency through durability and low maintenance.
Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity.  It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city.  It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it’s accessible to everyone.
Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at  Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., August 31, 2011.   Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at
To view the Call to Artists, please click on the following link:
CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Behind the Scenes – A Tour of Artists’ Studios

August 27-28, 2011, 10AM-5PM

Livingston and surrounding area.

•Preview Exhibition: August 23–28

•Opening Reception: August 26 (Art Walk!)

•All at the Danforth Gallery: 106 N. Main

The Park County Friends of the Arts and the 2011 Studio Tour Committee are proud to bring you the annual Park County Studio Tour. This year the Studio Tour spotlights the personal work space of 40 artists. From painters to potters and boat builders, this is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the creative process and purchase original works of art in the private setting of artists’ studios.

The popular self-guided studio tour is held each year over two consecutive days highlighting accomplished regional artists. The tour provides a stimulating context for the public to discover the rich variety of work being produced in the Livingston area. We invite you to come meet some of the talented and renowned artists who make Montana such a creative place to live.

From barn studios in Paradise Valley to lofts in downtown Livingston and workshops outside Wilsall, see first hand how the studio setting inspires the art produced. We hope to meet you on the tour!

Learn more about the tour, tickets, prizes, and the artists:

Behind the Scenes – A Tour of Artists’ Studios

Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Workshop with Whitney Polich
August 4, 9a.m.-1p.m. & August 5, 5p.m.-8p.m.
Attend both or one!

Learn how to create outdoor installations by building your own “ringing rock!”

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art: Ringing Rocks is an outdoor sculpture installation workshop directed by Whitney Polich, spring resident artist at The Square. Free to the public, this workshop welcomes participants of all ability levels from teen to adult ages. Students will learn about contemporary trends in outdoor sculpture and some history as well as learning how to make their own sculpture and the installation process. Register by calling 727-8255 or email

Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011, Red Lodge Clay Center in cooperation with the Red Lodge Carnegie Mellon Library will open the August Exhibition with a FREE Screening of Scott Petersen’s documentary “The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz” on Thursday, Aug 4, showtime 7PM.

Featured Artist Marko Fields invites Mata Ortiz Potters Diego Valles, Manuel Rodriguez and Hector Gallegos to Red Lodge Clay Center.

“The potters of Mata Ortiz create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres designs shared by the Southwest, Native American cultures. With an olla as their canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz have imprinted in them not only re-creations of ancestral symbols, but they have searched within their own spirit and creativity and have been able to conceive a unique artistic language, creative and original. They have gone through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics, and have moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.” For more information on Mata Ortiz visit:

In conjunction with the closing reception on August 26, 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center will be proud to present a FREE Demonstration Workshop at our Fox Studios with a lecture by Diego Valles.

Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 26th, 5-7 pm
Demo Workshop: Saturday, August 27th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop will include a firing demonstration

Jill Foote-Hutton
RLCC Gallery Coordinator

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"

Arts in Healthcare and Healing

CCC Workshop Participant with her mask Dec. 2010

Cancer, Courage & Creativity:
an eight-week workshop in Missoula

  • When: March 3,10, 17,24, 31 and
    April 7, 21, 28, 2011
    Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Cost: No Charge,
    Donations appreciated.
  • Who: For people who have
    or have had cancer.
  • Where: Living Art Studio
    The Warehouse Mall
    725 W. Alder, Ste. #17

Using the arts and nature to support healing since 1993

Call to Register by March 2 , 2011

Youpa Stein, Director of Living Art of Montana

“The Living Art workshop made me
realize I have more choices about how
to face illness and heal and live with
hope. I am not alone on this journey.”

Arts in Healthcare and Healing

Montana’s Talented Youth

A friend called today to say she’d been to see the Student Art Exhibit in the State Capitol Rotunda, which we’d helped Lt. Governor Bohlinger arrange for National Arts and Humanities Month.

She mentioned one poem in particular that had struck her, and how she’ll remember it for a long time to come. I thought I should share it.

Bringing Summer to an End

The moon’s gate swings wide.
A woman steps between the open doors,
leaves falling, orange and red, at her bare feet.
Hair white as rabbit’s fur wraps her.
She reaches toward the Earth,
fingertips swirling the clouds below.
here breath chills the ground as the sky
fills with icy flakes, each a crafted star,
a gift from the moon.
Her lips, blue and frozen,
kiss the lakes and ponds.
Frost crawls across the waters.
Snow covers the mountains.

James Keller
Big Sky High School, Missoula, Grade 12

I realize I can’t share all of the poetry and the artwork
from: Signatures From the Big Sky 2010,

or the amazing array of work from local Helena schools, but I hope this small representative collection of the talent of Montana’s youth will inspire each of you to visit the rotunda before the end of October.

I offer a big thanks to all the students, teachers, parents, and schools that participated in arts and literature projects over the past year. I’d also like to thank Pearl Pallister for her artistic hand in the exhibit, Brian and Stefanie Flynn for the design and construction of the portable display units, and General Services Administration for the loan of easels and some heavy-lifting.
Montana’s Talented Youth