Monday, February 11, 2008

February's First Friday: Leith DeWeese

The First Friday Open House in February was for Leith DeWeese. Her artwork will be up until March 2nd.

1st Annual Fort Peck Community College Spring Art Exhibit & Sale

Deadline to apply has been extended until March 21, 2008
application available at

1st Annual FPCC Spring Art Exhibit and Sale
The Fort Peck Community College invites you to participate in our 1st Annual FPCC Art Exhibit and Sale on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Greet the Dawn Auditorium in Poplar, Montana. The college is located at 605 Indian Avenue, Poplar, Montana, just north of Hwy. 2.

Show Times
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with booth set-up from 8 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. The Artist whose work has been accepted must be present for the duration of the show!

Eligible Media
Cultural Arts Basketry, bows (arrow), robes and clothing, (traditional), quill work, beadwork, ancient tools, leather, par-fleche, and woodcarving. Fine Arts Painting – Oil, pastel, acrylic, water, pen, pencil and charcoal. Sculpture – Bronze, stone, metal, and wood. All work submitted and exhibited must be the “original work” of the Artist and produced only by the exhibiting Artist. Signed, limited edition reproductions shall be allowed, but no photocopies. Reproductions must occupy less than one third of the total display area. No items will be accepted which are deemed “inappropriate” by the show committee.

Best of Show $500 & Ribbon
Best of Category $200 & Ribbon
2nd of Category $200 & Ribbon

Please go to for more information and an application. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2008.

For questions please contact Tracie Zoanni at the FPCC at 406-768-6308.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Leith DeWeese Open House

ArtSpot Gallery, located in the mezzanine of Soma-Dis Deli in Glasgow, is having an open house on Friday, February 8 from 4-7 pm. This event will showcase the definitive works of Leith DeWeese. DeWeese's methods vary widely. She incorporates and uses many different mediums as well as many contrasting subjects from fantasy to realism.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome and treats will be provided.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Meeting with Arni

On Saturday, February 2nd a group of like-minded artists and art lovers met with Arni Fishbaugh of the Montana Arts Council (MAC) at the ArtSpot Gallery. Arni gave an overview of the MAC, spoke about the Lively Times and State of the Arts publications, grant opportunities, and how other small towns in Montana are getting the word out about local contemporary artists, musicians, folklorists, etc.

One of the many things that came out of Arni's visit was the need for artists to have a way to communicate with other artists within as well as outside the county. ArtSpot Gallery decided to start this blogsite in the hopes that it will help foster communication, the sharing of ideas, etc.

Thank you Arni for taking the time to talk with us! Your visit inspired and energized us!

ArtSpot Gallery

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Montana Arts Council Comes to Glasgow

Arlynn (Arni) Fishbaugh, Executive Director of the Montana Arts Council (MAC) will be at the ArtSpot Gallery in the Soma-Dis Deli on Saturday, February 2nd from 10 am until noon. The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.

Artists in all mediums, writers, dancers, actors, musicians, story tellers, poets - anyone participating in or interested in the arts - is encouraged to meet Arni and learn how the MAC can help, whether it be through possible grants, subscribing to the State of the Arts or Lively Times newspapers, learning about ways to network with others and additional service organizations specializing in the arts across Montana.

Arni is eager to meet everyone involved in the arts in Valley County and wants to learn about their needs and what services the MAC has that might be of help.

Light refreshments will be served and this event is free and open to everyone. Please contact either Toni or Laura at artspotgallery at gmail dot com.