Call to Artists: The Bozeman Public Library Art Committee has made the selections for the 2014 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery showcases both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, with each exhibit on display for one to three months. The Library is committed to exhibits that will expand the public’s appreciation of art as well as reflecting the diversity of the community. Selections are chosen by the Library Art Committee, consisting of local artists, community members, and staff from the Library and Library Foundation. Submissions for 2015 will be accepted starting January 2014, due on APRIL 30. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. To learn more, please see the exhibit proposal guidelines, or contact Paula Beswick, Library Foundation Director at 582-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit Proposal Guidelines
Artist Mary Keefer, will have a solo exhibition of her series, “Painting Poetry,” based on the William Stafford poem titled Godiva County, Montana in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library March 1 through April 30. The Bozeman Public Library Foundation will host an artist’s reception Friday, March 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. William Stafford was the U.S. Poet Laureate in 1970-71, and this exhibit is in honor of his 100th birthday.
Keefer, a watermedia painter from Bozeman, contemplates each phrase of Stafford’s poem and translates his words into her own imagery. The exhibition includes 15 imaginative landscape paintings done with acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Two years ago, Keefer became intrigued with Stafford’s poem and the seeds for this project began to sprout. “I thought it would be terrific to have Montana acknowledge this cherished poet by being one of the locations where tribute is paid to him during William Stafford Centennial Celebration in 2014,” Keefer said. “Stafford’s poetic language expresses his love of Montana’s beautiful landscape and he encourages all who see and feel it to enjoy it as he did.” Stafford loved Montana and spent a lot of time in the state including Bozeman, Big Timber and Missoula.
The Bozeman Sculpture Park has a goal to create an outdoor sculpture park that engages Bozeman residents and visitors with the work of leading sculptors in a lovely natural setting, and promotes Bozeman’s cultural profile in the northwestern region of the United States.
The Gallatin Art Crossing is a unique outdoor sculpture exhibit located in downtown Bozeman, The exhibit hosts a variety of artwork, introducing viewers to many artisic approaches.
Exploring the Arts is an educational-based series sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation that combines artistic performance/demonstration with an educational component and/or audience interaction. The Foundation is currently accepting proposals for Spring 2011. Contact the Library Foundation for more information.
Exploring the Arts Guidelines