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Current Art Exhibit :  Carol Barmore

Bozeman artist Carol Barmore will exhibit her oil paintings in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library February 1 through March 31, 2017. The Bozeman Public Library Foundation, sponsors of the exhibit, will host an artist’s reception on Friday, February 3, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public.





To explain why she paints, Barmore likes to quote C.S. Lewis. “When you painted on earth…it was because you caught glimpses of heaven in the earthly landscape,” wrote Lewis.  “Living in Montana has given me a visual paradise,” says the artist. “There is an endless supply of material to paint right from my back yard.”    

Barmore cannot remember a time when art did not intrigue and drive her. Her love for the outdoors and animals is very much a part of her paintings. Living in rural Montana, just outside of Bozeman, has given Carol an unlimited amount of subject matter and inspiration. “When I became serious about painting, I began to see the world and color differently. No longer could I look at a horse or bison without seeing color, movement and light in a whole new way.”

Portraiture has also captured Carol’s attention. She is currently part of Jade Street Portrait Painters, a group of artists in Bozeman who meet weekly to paint from a live model.  Carol finds painting a mix between a solitary endeavor and a community experience when with fellow artists and patrons.  “I find working with groups like this one and the Three Rivers Artist Guild to be helpful in increasing my ability as well as my involvement in our community.  I realize that art comes from deep within us and needs to be communicated with those who find an interest in our work.”

The exhibit is sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation and will be open during regular Library hours. For more information about the exhibit, please call Sarah DeOpsomer at 582-2425 or email


Call For Artists

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation is seeking submissions for its 2018 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery located in the Library lobby will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, as well as the work of both established and emerging artists of our region.

The Library’s primary objective is to feature exhibitions that will expand public appreciation of art and reflect the diversity of the community. Selections will be made by the Library Art Committee, which is made up of local artists, community members, Library Foundation, and Library staff. Each exhibit will run for one to three months, determined by the committee.

The Bozeman Public Library is committed to promoting the visual and aesthetic enhancement of the Bozeman community through this ongoing presentation of rotating exhibits of public art in the Library. Proposals must be received by April 28, 2017.  Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered. For complete description of the program and guidelines, visit Exhibit Proposal Guidelines below. For additional information, please contact Sarah DeOpsomer at 406/582-2425 or

Exhibit Proposal Guidelines

Exploring the Arts Guidelines




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