Two Arts in Healing Opportunities

Cancer, Courage


Living Art of Montana – Missoula Workshops

We provide a comfortable nurturing environment. With respect
for your privacy and to allow for building relationships, it is a
closed group (not a drop-in).

FALL WORKSHOP • Tuesdays September 27 – November 15, 2011
Register by Thursday September 22, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)
SPRING WORKSHOP • Wednesdays February 1- March 21, 2012
Register by Thursday January 26, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 2012)
This workshop is provided free of charge. CCC is made
possible through the generous donations of businesses,
individuals and volunteers. Donations are not expected but
always appreciated. If you are interested in donating to this
program please contact us.

Living Art Studio

Youpa Stein, MA, RDT
Director Living Art of Montana
406.549.5329 or
Visit or
Warehouse Mall • 725 W Alder, Ste 17 • Missoula, MT 59802

Creative Connections
for Cancer Survivors

Living Arts of Montana –Missoula Workshops

3rd Wednesday of Each Month 12—1:30pm

This is a once a month opportunity for cancer
survivors to express themselves through the arts
find connections to self, others and nature.

September 21
Guest Facilitator: Char Houska, RN ~
Breast Care Coordinator, St. Patrick
Title: “Flower Pounding: The Use of
Flowers to Dye Fabric or Paper”
Description: Flower pounding is a
traditional technique for transferring leaf &
flower patterns, colors, and shapes to cloth or
paper. You can produce beautiful designs
quickly & easily, with a hammer, fabric or
paper, a few flowers, leaves and/or grasses.

October 19
Guest Facilitator: Michelle Weaver
Knowles, RNC, BSN ~ Certified Breast
Health Navigator at Montana Breast Health
at Community Medical Center
Title: Shibori Dyed Silk Scarves
Description: Shibori is a Japanese word for
methods of dyeing by binding, stitching,
folding, twisting, compressing or capping.
Patterns are created by the type of fabric and
how you manipulate it. Your silk scarf will
be finished at the completion of the workshop
& you can call yourself a fiber artist!

Call if you can ~ it helps with our supply planning ~ 549-5329 or just drop-in for the workshop
Living Art Studio 725 W. Alder, #17 (Warehouse Mall, Missoula) or

See their website for other workshops and dates.


Missoula Art Museum Call to Artists

2011 Art Auction Prospectus
Important Dates:
October 3, 2010…………………………………………………………Last day to submit
November 1, 2010…………………………………………………….Notifications emailed
December 14, 2010………………………….Last Day to deliver artwork, ready to hang
December 31, 2010…………………………………………2010 Auction Exhibition opens
January 7, 2011………………………….……………………………..Opening Reception
February 5, 2011………………………….……….39th Benefit Art Auction andDinner
Submission Requirements:
You may submit online at There will be a fee of $5 paid to the online service.  This charge is similar to the amount incurred for creating a CD or slides and mailing a package with return postage included.  Submitting online streamlines the process by ensuring that all of the required information is submitted and that all images viewed by the jury are in the exact same format.
Each artist may submit up to two artworks for consideration and one detail of each work if appropriate.  
TERMS: Only one work per artist can be accepted.  Bidding will start at 50% of the declared value. The donation amount you choose (100%, 75%, or 50%) is figured on the final sale price of the work. In establishing your value, please consider the price your work has recently sold for.  In an effort to maintain accurate artwork value, MAM may ask artists for a list of recently sold works.  If your work is accepted, you are responsible for any equipment necessary for the display of your work including framing and hanging system; all works on paper must be framed.  Only the work accepted by the jury will be included; you may not substitute another work. 
Artist Benefits:
Participating artists will receive the following benefits:
·        The option to donate 100%, 75% or 50% of the sale price to MAM
·        Beautiful, full color auction catalog
·        50% off one ticket to the 39th Benefit Art Auction and dinner
·        Online representation and promotion of your work
·        One year Artist membership to MAM giving you discounts on classes, merchandise and beverages at MAM events and more.
And, if your work is selected and you choose to donate 100% of the sale to MAM, you will also receive:
·        One complimentary ticket to the 39th Benefit Art Auction and dinner
·        One-year Friend membership giving you and your partner reciprocal membership to over 300 museums nationwide, invitations to member-only events and discounts on books,  classes and beverages at receptions, a $100 value.
Missoula Art Museum Call to Artists

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

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

I pulled a few of my favorite quotations and passages out from this great Utah news piece and related articles on public art past, present and future. I encourage a closer look at the entire article. KBH

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:29 p.m. MDT
By Carma Wadley, Deseret News

“Without art,” wrote George Bernard Shaw, “the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

“The goal, says Glenn [Utah Arts Council], “is to take art out of galleries and make it a part of our everyday experience. It adds a human touch to our state facilities.”

“With public art, you don’t want something that needs a decoder ring. Yet, it has to be able to sustain more scrutiny over time.”
The best public art, says O’Connell, offers “something to hang emotions of your own on. It also works as a catalyst for interaction between people. It’s there almost as a third member of the conversation to help stimulate talking, stimulate thinking.”

Investment in future

Public art has not been without controversy. Among the most famous examples of art that was not liked when it was first installed are the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the sculpted lions in front of the New York Public Library.
A minimalist sculpture titled “Tilted Arc” was removed from a plaza in New York City in 1989 when nearby officeworkers complained it interfered with their work. A piece called “Traffic Light” installed at a roundabout in East London caused some disruption at first because people thought they were real traffic signals. But by 2005, a survey named it the favorite roundabout in the country.

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

"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"

Artful Exhibits

“A Feast for the Eyes: Iconic works chosen from the museum’s collection include Fay Jones’ triptych Body Fires.”

Tacoma Art Museum ties flowers to fine art
by Seattle area writer Valerie Easton

The Tacoma Art Museum, in Washington State, recently held a special exhibit bringing floral designers together with artists, who have depicted flowers in their artwork. From June 10-12, 2011 [real flowers have a short exhibit-life after all] the Tacoma Garden Club and the Tacoma Art Musueum collobarated on the exhibit. A Pacific Northwest article, a supplement to The Seattle Times, describes the event and reveals that the deYoung Museum in San Francisco has curated a similar melding of the arts for more than a quarter century.

What an a colorful idea.

Valerie Easton is a Seattle freelance writer and author of “The New Low-Maintenance Garden.” Check out her blog at

Artful Exhibits